Rumors have been flying around today about changes in store for the collection of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Hopefully we'll have more to report next week. Here's what I know at this time.
The following announcement (which apparently circulated at the F.U.N. show this week) was published online in the JR Newsletter (a publication of the John Reich Collector's Society) earlier today:
The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society is selling some of its
items from the extensive collection assembled over 90-plus years. All
sale proceeds will be used to support various not-for-profit
organizations as well as continuing the Eric P. Newman Numismatic
Education Society's mission of funding operations and exhibits at the
Newman Money Museum at Washington University in St. Louis.
Eric P. Newman, now almost 102 years of age, remains an American
numismatist still engaged in scholarly writing and research. He hopes
that others will be able to share his excitement and passion for
numismatics and enjoy the history, artistry, and collecting of these items.
For any inquiries, please contact Stuart Levine at email@example.com
I called Eric at home this evening for confirmation, but it wasn't a good time to talk. However, I did manage to get in touch with Stuart Levine.
Stuart Levine writes:
I can confirm the release by the Foundation. Please share it with your readers.
I would like to clarify the perception of my role: I have been selected by EPNNES to provide advice and guidance regarding selling some of their numismatic holdings. No determinations have been made as of yet regarding the details of the disposition of any of the holdings of the Foundation. We will keep the numismatic community informed as decisions are made by the Foundation. I look forward to working with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society toward the betterment of EPNNES.
Thanks to everyone who passed along information on this. We’ll all be looking forward to learning more as information becomes available.
To read the complete article, see:
JR Newsletter: 13 January 2013 (123)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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