Skip to content

NNP Library //Library Search

28834 records found.

    Page 1 of 577

    walter

    READER COMMENTS ON WALTER BREEN

    11/15/2015

    Highlight: READER COMMENTS ON WALTER BREEN http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n46a10.html

    READER COMMENTS ON WALTER BREEN

    The CoinWeek article by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker on the legacy of numismatic giant Walter Breen prompted some readers to respond. Here are their thoughts and observations, starting with Jeff Rock. -Editor

    Confonting Breen

    The Breen article was difficult to read, but something that

    The CoinWeek article by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker on the legacy

    Read more

    Harper's Weekly

    /1870

    Highlight: more truthful and tender lovers than Josephine Ascot and Walter Hexton, up to a certain hour when Josephine met with a piece of unexpected good fortune. Josephine was an ex- tremely pretty girl, tall, slender, and fair. Wal- ter was a robust, rather angular and awkward young man, with a big broad brow, and heavy jaws, and gray eyes. They were near neighbors, and they lived in a small town in the north of England. Walter Hexton was the son of a de- cent tradesman, and was studying chemistry, without any higher view, as yet, than that of opening a chemist’s shop, and making a respect- able living. Josephine Ascot was the daughter of a clerk in an attorney’s office. But Josephine's mother had some rich relations, who, although they had never thought her worth doing any thing for while she was

    Read more

    Pesonal Tokens and Medals of American Numismatists

    7/4/2017

    Highlight: HEALTHY / HAPPY NEW YEAR / Mayme & Walter Scott / Elkton, Maryland // (tree) Merry 1984 Christmas V □ Balsa, 100 x 63 mm. At This Christmas Time / Let Us Pray for Peace / Throughout the World / With ‘Emmanuel’ / WALTER & MAYME SCOTT / ELKTON, MD./ ISSUE 1 1 // (sled) Wishing You a / bright happy / Christmas / 1985 V □ Balsa,74 x 51 mm, one wood nickel. Walter00 W. Kilboume Avenue / Milwaukee, Wisconsin V □ Balsa, 75 x 50 mm, 95 wooden nickels. HAVE A PEACH OF A / TIME / ANA 96* Anniversary / Convention / September 2-6, 1987 / WORLD CONGRESS / CENTER / ATLANTA GEORGIA // Walter Scott-Editor / Bunyan Chips / lOWMC /

    Read more

    TAMS Journal, Vol. 42, No. 3

    1/6/2002

    Highlight: “The Walter Reed Medal”, courtesy, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Figure 17, Medal courtesy of Colonel (Retired) John R. Pierce, Medical Corps, US Army. Figure 18, US Army Commander's Coins from a) Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and b) Waltertesy, LTC Ray Dunton, US Army, who received both these coins in recognition of his heroic acts following the US Embassy bombing in Kenya. The two "coins" shown in Figure 18 are current official US Army Commander's coins given by the respective commanders of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Walterian and military personnel for special significant acts. Commanders' "coins" are highly prized Figure 19, Walter Reed Christmas ornament commissioned by

    Read more

    TAMS Journal, Vol. 42, No. 3

    1/6/2002

    Highlight: “The Walter Reed Medal”, courtesy, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Figure 17, Medal courtesy of Colonel (Retired) John R. Pierce, Medical Corps, US Army. Figure 18, US Army Commander's Coins from a) Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and b) Waltertesy, LTC Ray Dunton, US Army, who received both these coins in recognition of his heroic acts following the US Embassy bombing in Kenya. The two "coins" shown in Figure 18 are current official US Army Commander's coins given by the respective commanders of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Walterian and military personnel for special significant acts. Commanders' "coins" are highly prized Figure 19, Walter Reed Christmas ornament commissioned by

    Read more
    DICK JOHNSON ON WALTER BREEN'S LIFE AND EDUCATION

    DICK JOHNSON ON WALTER BREEN'S LIFE AND EDUCATION

    12/20/2009

    Highlight: DICK JOHNSON ON WALTER BREEN'S LIFE AND EDUCATION http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n51a09.html Dick Johnson submitted these remembrances of numismatic researcher and author Walter Breen. -Editor Michael E. Marotta is one hundred percent right in his statement in last week's E-Sylum that transcripts of student's records are not public information. I learned the same was true fifty years ago. I first met Waltereen at the ANA convention in New York City 1952. Since I was in the service stationed in Washington DC I traveled to coin conventions on the East Coast. Our paths crossed many times. Also Walter came to DC often to research at the National Archives. We met frequently. I had a car and would drive him around when I was off duty. We talked often of his education, his mental

    Dick Johnson submitted these remembrances of numismatic researcher and author Walter Breen. -Editor

    Read more

    Pesonal Tokens and Medals of American Numismatists

    7/4/2017

    Highlight: Walter A. & Mayme E. DWMC lOWMC R-1086 / lOWMC A-1 131 Seasons Wishes / of Happiness and / Good Health / Bless you and yours / Throughout / 1976 / Walter & Mayme Scott / 413 Delaware Avenue / Elkton, md 21912 // (sledders) Wishing You a / bright happy /Christmas / The Walter Scotts/ 1975 1975 V □ Balsa, 77 x 100 mm. Seasons Wishes / of Happiness and / Good Health / Bless you and yours / Throughout / 1 977 / Walter & Mayme Scott / Elkton, Maryland 2““* Issue // Christmas / 1976 / the Walter A. Scotts / One Nation Under God V □ Balsa, 77 x 100 mm. WOOLLEY BEAR NICKEL / Season’s Greetings / and sincere good wishes / to you for / Happiness in the / New Year / Mayme E. & Walt A. Scott / 413 Delaware Avenue / Elkton, Maryland 21921 // Nature gives to every time and / Season some beauties of its

    Read more

    Gobrecht Journal #68

    15/3/1997

    Highlight: although Walter hadn't actually seen the coin. Whether or not it was a Proof may well have been a matter of conjecture. However, the reader of a Breen work would have no clue as to the tentative nature of the Proof attribution. Similarly, listings in auction catalogues or notices in publications were often recorded by Walter Breen as fact. Moreover, although Walterading coins in my opinion. Further, he frequently made many errors in his differentiation between Proof and Mint State finishes. However, in a lifetime of numismatic productivity which extended from 1950 to 1994, Walter left a legacy unmatched by anyone else in the history of our

    Read more

    Gobrecht Journal #68

    15/3/1997

    Highlight: although Walter hadn't actually seen the coin. Whether or not it was a Proof may well have been a matter of conjecture. However, the reader of a Breen work would have no clue as to the tentative nature of the Proof attribution. Similarly, listings in auction catalogues or notices in publications were often recorded by Walter Breen as fact. Moreover, although Walterading coins in my opinion. Further, he frequently made many errors in his differentiation between Proof and Mint State finishes. However, in a lifetime of numismatic productivity which extended from 1950 to 1994, Walter left a legacy unmatched by anyone else in the history of our

    Read more

    Pesonal Tokens and Medals of American Numismatists

    7/4/2017

    Highlight: Walter H. ANA AVA #1483 lOWMC R-842 □ SEASON’S GREETINGS / FROM / WALTER AND CONSTANCE / RILEY / VIA / CHRISTMAS NICKEL // MERRY CHRISTMAS / 1975 / AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR [1483z, delisted 2009] ya HAPPY HOLIDAYS / FROM / (Walter and Constance / Riley) / CHRISTMAS / 1977 // SEASONS GREETINGS / (Santa) green/red (stock nickel with imprint) ya MERRY CHRISTMAS / 1978 / (Walter and Constance / Riley) / And HAPPY NEW YEAR // Christmas Cheer / (snowman) / Nickel red/red (stock nickel with imprint) ya INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOODEN MONEY COLLECTORS / WALTER H. RILEY / 15th PRESIDENT / lOWMC / 1978-1979 / AUGUST, 1979 / St. Louis, Mo. // (arch, plane) “SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS” / 15th ANNIVERSARY / lOWMC / 1964-1979 / 5c [2 inch] red/lavender [1483y, delisted 2009] ya INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF

    Read more

    Harper's Weekly

    /1883

    Highlight: but these com muffins are ex- cellent,” replied Walter. Then Pamela buttered delicately one of the praised muffins, and presented it to her lord and master, while he partook of breakfast, with his watch placed on the table beside bis plate, and his car alert for the locomotive whistle at the next station, which should warn him to flee on the path of duty cityward. Waltern the great dry-goods house of Drug- get k Go. He adjusted his habits of life with the same regularity that he balanced his accounts. The indnage of the Gothic cottage was young, even as the furniture was new. Walter and Pa- mela had not been married a year. “No, indeed!” said Pamela, rising from the tabic ; “ we are to keep Thanksgiving-day — our first Thanksgiving — at home. I made up my mind to

    Read more

    WALTER PERSCHKE 1939-2016

    06/12/2016

    Highlight: WALTER PERSCHKE 1939-2016 http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n24a07.html

    The Chicago Sun-Times reported the death of coin dealer Walter Perschke on June 7, 2016. -Editor

    Walter Perschke"><b style=Walter Perschke" /> If there’s a coin equivalent of the Honus Wagner baseball card — the Holy Grail for collectors — it’s the celebrated Brasher doubloon, the first gold coin struck in the United States and one of the rarest in th

    The Chicago Sun-Times reported the death of coin dealer Walter Perschke

    Read more

    WALTER B. GOULD (1848-1932)

    05/14/2017

    Highlight: WALTERcoinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n20a12.html

    John Lupia submitted the following information from the online draft of his  Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatic Biographies for this week's installment of his series. Thanks! As always, this is an excerpt with the full article and bibliography available online. This week's subject is Maine collector and dealer Walter B. Gould. -Editor

    Gould -ANA CONVENTION 1921

    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 6 (207)

    15/11/2001

    Highlight: (3) A picture of the 1793 edge design can be found in Walter Breen’s half cent encyclopedia (p. 68). (4) A picture of the 1794 large edge letters design can be found in Walter Breen’s half cent encyclopedia (p. 88). (5) A picture of the 1794 small edge letters design can be found in Walter Breen’s half cent encyclopedia (p. 88). (6) A picture of the 1795 edge design can be found in Walter Breen’s half cent encyclopedia (p. 127). (7) A picture of the 1797 edge design can be found in Walter Breen’s half cent encyclopedia (p. 186). (8) A picture of the gripped edge design can be found in Walter Breen’s half cent encyclopedia (p. 186). (9) A picture of the reeded edge design can be found in Walter Breen’s half cent encyclopedia (p. 387). ( 1 0) A picture of the wreath, vine, and bars edge

    Read more

    Penny-Wise, Vol. 29, No. 3(168)

    15/5/1995

    Highlight: Robinson and I gave Walter copies and subsequently I spent many hours discussing large cents with Walter. At that time I had no intention of turning out a "master-work" on large cents; that was Walter's job. The picture books are updates with large plates, easy to use attribution information, and a specific, usable condition census. Walter quickly realized that they were no threat to his master work. From ANA '91 until his death no major show went by without Walter and I spending an hour or two going over a few of my latest "finds." Walter me!) and not integrate them directly onto his computer printouts. He did this because the volume of information was large (Walter received over 200

    Read more

    Gobrecht Journal #68

    15/3/1997

    Highlight: Walter Breen's Research Methods This has been written in response to the letter from Stewart W. Jones as published in Issue #67 of the journal concerning an interview he had with Walteron in Seattle. I have the following comments to make about his remarks. Mr. Jones noted that "Breen had previously spent time viewing the coins in the Eliasberg Collection, so I asked him several questions about varieties that had surfaced in his supplement in the Valentine reprint of 1 975." In short, Walter Breen's comments concerning the Eliasberg Collection coins in certain of his published works did not always correlate with specimens of coins that actually existed in the Eliasberg Collection upon careful inspection and the cataloguing of these coins for sale. It might

    Read more

    Penny-Wise, Vol. 32, No. 6(189)

    15/11/1998

    Highlight: Salyards Rick Coleman’s lead article in this issue of Penny-Wise is the latest in a series of studies rebutting a conclusion of the late Walterged from finishing the article. I’d strongly urge them to read it through. It’s a first-rate example of data-based research. As a corollary, that also implies what it isn’t : neither sentimental romancing, nor an ex-cathedra pronouncement. If Dr. Sheldon was the uncontested master of the former style in numismatic writing, Walter Breen by the last years of his life had become the icon of the latter school. There are historical reasons for this. First of all, the

    Read more

    Bunyan's Chips

    /1999

    Highlight: OH 44266-91 1 9 Official Publication Of INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOODEN MONEY COLLECTORS WALTER LOUDON JAN. 30. 1899-JAN. 20. 1999 On Jan. 20, 1 999, Walter Loudon died of pneumonia at the veterans hospital, Ste. Anna de Bellevue, Quebec (situated about 20 miles west of Montreal). Born on Jan. 30, 1899, Walter was 9 days short of his 100th birthday Mr. Loudon was buried in Montreal Memorial Park next to his wife who passed away back in 1961. Walterpent his youth in Calgary and remembered when roads were nothing more than packed dirt, the first rodeo's that were held in Calgary and when he fought in World War 1 . Walter altered his age so that at 1 6 he could join the Canadian Armys Alberta-based 1 Oth infantry battalion. He arrived at the front in 1916, in time to take part in the

    Read more

    The Asylum, Summer 2004

    1/7/2004

    Highlight: "Walter Breen Comments on 'Penny-Wise' No. 11," Penny-Wise 3 (1969), pp. 93-94. Breen comments on a number of topics, particularly on John Wright's article on 1794-1807 reverse types. Title presumably not Breen's. "Walter Breen Comments on the 1795 G-3, CMM #2a Half Cent," Penny-Wise 8 (1974), p. 69. Comments on an article by Milton B. Pfeffer which appeared in the November 1973 issue of Penny-Wise, largely concerning emission sequences of 1795 half cents. Not Breen's title. "Walter Breen Replies," Penny-Wise 7 (1973), p. 260. Breen responds to an open letter to him from Roger Cohen, Jr., which challenges some comments Breen made in his cataloguing of the Goldberg collection for Superior Galleries. Already, the tone of both Cohen's letter (which directly precedes Breen's response in this

    Read more
    BREEN'S MANA JOURNAL EDITORSHIP TENURE

    BREEN'S MANA JOURNAL EDITORSHIP TENURE

    05/30/2004

    Highlight: Fanning's question in last week's E-Sylum: Walter Breen and I put out the first issue of the MANA News. We worked in the basement office in the home of Eldridge Jones, one of MANA?s founders and longtime MANA secretary. Walter was in Washington DC at the time doing his research at the National Archives (I was in the Air Force stationed nearby). It was July 1953. I remember the night we worked that first issue. We had to get the text to Ed Rice in New Jersey who had made arrangements to print it. We rushed the envelope containing the final text to the Main DC Post Office ? at that time they kept a window open until midnight or 2 am (Oh! there was no FedEx then). We kept asking the clerk for a faster way to get it to the New Jersey destination. His harried reply: ?The only faster way to get

    The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 22, May 30, 2004, Article 10BREEN'S MANA JOURNAL EDITORSHIP TENURE Dic

    Read more
    DICK JOHNSON: I NEVER MADE SHELDON'S BOOK, BUT I WAS SOMOTYPED

    DICK JOHNSON: I NEVER MADE SHELDON'S BOOK, BUT I WAS SOMOTYPED

    12/07/2008

    Highlight: It is well known that numismatist Walter Breen knew Dr. Sheldon, both for their mutual interest in early American cents, but also in Sheldon's scientific interest of analysis of human body types. Sheldon attempted to quantify body physiques somewhat like he quantified large cent conditions, but with a little more sophistication. He stated every human body has three characteristics. He called these ectomorph, mesomorph and endormorph. Unlike the Sheldon cent scale of 1 to 70, his numbers for these characteristics only ranged from 1 to 9. He called his analysis a somotype; it consisted of three numbers -- the numerical ranking for each of these characteristics, separated by a hyphen. Sheldon trained Breen to do this analysis, subsequently Breen worked for Sheldon doing the somotyping of

    Responding to our earlier discussion of Penny Whimsy author William Sheldon's non-numismatic books,

    Read more

    The Asylum, Summer 2004

    1/7/2004

    Highlight: "Walter Breen Comments on 'Penny-Wise' No. 11," Penny-Wise 3 (1969), pp. 93-94. Breen comments on a number of topics, particularly on John Wright's article on 1794-1807 reverse types. Title presumably not Breen's. "Walter Breen Comments on the 1795 G-3, CMM #2a Half Cent," Penny-Wise 8 (1974), p. 69. Comments on an article by Milton B. Pfeffer which appeared in the November 1973 issue of Penny-Wise, largely concerning emission sequences of 1795 half cents. Not Breen's title. "Walter Breen Replies," Penny-Wise 7 (1973), p. 260. Breen responds to an open letter to him from Roger Cohen, Jr., which challenges some comments Breen made in his cataloguing of the Goldberg collection for Superior Galleries. Already, the tone of both Cohen's letter (which directly precedes Breen's response in this

    Read more
      Page 1 of 577
      NNP is 100% non-profit and independent // Your feedback is essential and welcome. // Your feedback is essential and welcome.

      Contact Us

      • NNPCurator@wustl.edu

      • c/o Washington University Libraries
        One Brookings Drive
        Campus Box 1061
        St. Louis, MO 63130

      About Us

      The Newman Numismatic Portal is located at Washington University in St. Louis and funded by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. The NNP is dedicated to becoming the primary and most comprehensive resource for numismatic research and reference material, initially concentrating on U.S. Coinage and Currency. Contact us with suggestions and corrections.

      Find out more

      Copyright 2017 © EPNNES & Washington University in St. Louis