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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 1, January 3, 2010, Article 31

FEATURED WEB PAGE: THE NEW YORK NUMISMATIC CLUB YEAR BOOK

This week's Featured Web page is suggested by John and Nancy Wilson who write:

While researching W. W. C. Wilson we came across this site. It has very valuable information regarding the New York Numismatic Club.

What they found was a digitized version of THE NEW YORK NUMISMATIC CLUB YEAR BOOK 1918-1919-1920-1921. It's a crudely OCR'd copy (in one place the club's name is spelled TMUMISMATIC), but still usable for research. Here are two excerpts.

The New York Numismatic Club was organized as a social organization by a number of collectors and others interested in Numismatics, at Keen's Chop House in 36th Street, New York City, on December 11, 1908. Subsequently on December 3rd, 1909, the Club was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York. Its first officers were elected at the first meeting of the Club, and annual elections provided for new administrative officials every year. The following is a brief summary of the principal executive officers who have guided the activities of the New York Numismatic Club during the fourteen years of its successful and prosperous existence.

By Mr. Proskey: The question having been raised as to the ability of our American die-sinkers to design coins equal to those of other countries, this exhibitor endeavored to show that the United States Mint pattern for coins in past decades indicate that our artists have equalled and excelled those of foreign countries of the same periods, but our officials have not selected competent judges to select the best or most beautiful designs from the many patterns made in the mint, as may be proved by our currency since about 1840, the ugliest having always been selected, with very few exceptions.

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