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The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 8, February 18, 2001, Article 3


From a February 8th Press Release from the American Numismatic Association:

"Digital photographs now document the more than 500 items that comprise the Harry W. Bass Jr. Core Collection at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum.

Bass, an enshrinee in the ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame who died in 1998, assembled the most comprehensive collection of America's gold coins, in addition to patterns and large-sized paper money. Many of the finest specimens from that collection are now on long-term loan to the ANA Money Museum from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation.

"Work is progressing nicely on mounting an exhibit of this magnificent collection," says Curator Robert W. Hoge. "The wonderful photography was performed by Douglas Plasencia of Bowers and Merena Galleries. He captured more than 1,000 images with the same state-of-the-art, high-resolution digital equipment he used to shoot the photographs for the firm's 1999 and 2000 Bass auction catalogs." (Photographs of the Bass Core Collection will be available for detailed study on the Bass web site - - and in the ANA Museum's exhibit area.)

Hoge adds that noted author and auctioneer Q. David Bowers currently is working on a sylloge of the Bass Collection and a comprehensive biography of its founder."

Wayne Homren, Editor

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