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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 33, August 15, 2010, Article 15

QUERY: ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY COURSE IN NUMISMATICS

George Fuld has a question about a 1960s course in numismatics at Roosevelt University. -Editor

Back in 1965, Art Kagin set up a course on numismatics to be given at Roosevelt University in Chicago. My memory is short on what happened. I was a lecturer in absentia in 1966 and Louis Eliasberg, Sr. was an Advisor in 1965-66. These latter two received a special silver medal made at the Franklin Mint by Frank Gasparro (these medals are not in the franklin Mint catalog).

I wonder if any of our readers can go back 45 years and remember any details of this course. Who participated, and why did it cease after one year? The Franklin Mint issued an alumni Roosevelt medal for the course, which had on the reverse "Inaugurated September 29, 1965". These are listed in catalog, with 900 struck in silver clad and 700 in Frankinium--but rarely turn up on eBay.

Were there articles about the course in either Numismatic News or Coin World? Help appreciated.

Interesting question. Can anyone help? Would anyone have images of the medals or course materials to share? -Editor


Wayne Homren, Editor

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