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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 25, June 20, 2010, Article 10

MORE ON THE MYSTERY NUMISMATIST OF 1885

Last week Jerry Fochtman wrote:

Mystery Numismatist Young Man - 1885 I've attached a picture of a young man who later in life wrote a couple of milestone books on numismatics. This photo shows him as a member of a local softball team that was called the Pioneers and I doubt few have seen this.

Next week I'll send a picture of this person later in life, which will probably surprise a lot of folks..... but chances are he still won't be well recognized, although his name is well known.

James Higby writes:

The mystery numismatist looks like Abe Kosoff to me.

Pete Smith writes:

The photo gives no clue to the identity of the mystery numismatist. So I ask, where do the interests of Jerry Fochtman and Benny Bolin intersect? The answer I come up with is ...

I redacted Pete's correct answer to give everyone another chance. Below is a second photo of our mystery numismatist. -Editor

Jerry Fochtman writes:

Mystery Numismatist circa 1905-1910 This photo of the same numismatist was circa 1905-1910 as near as I've been able to determine. The distant family member who had it didn't know who he was until I identified him for them. I estimated the time frame based upon a picture of other family members that was taken at the same time and portrait studio. He hadn't yet established a reputation in numismatic circles.









Wayne Homren, Editor

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