Another nomenclature debate around the hobby surrounds
the proper term for medals, tokens, and other numismatic
items depicting or relating to George Washington. In the
May 15, 2000 issue of The Coin Collector, Q. David Bowers
"The preference of "Washingtonia" (this being the
modern term for Washington collectibles) over the traditional
"Washingtoniana" (used in the 19th century by the likes of
W. Elliot Woodward, Joel Munsell, Franklin B. Hough, et.
al.) seems to be fading, perhaps at least in part due to the
comments made at the "Washingtonia" conference held by
the American Numismatic Society in New York last
Citing comments by David T. Alexander and George Fuld,
Bowers states that
"for the meantime it will be
"Washingtoniana" in our catalogues."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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