Regarding last week's review of the new Gobrecht Dollar book,
Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director of the American Numismatic Society writes:
I was pleased to see the announcement of Mark Van Winkle's book on the Gobrecht dollars from Dr. Korein's collection. I wanted to add some clarification about the whereabouts of the over 100 pieces, which are described in the release as "now being permanently impounded in the ANS".
Dr. Korein had decided some time before his death to leave his collection to the American Numismatic Society. Neither Robert Hoge nor I had ever met him before the day when he handed over this amazing collection to us. He clearly attended to leave a numismatic legacy in which his name would be associated with research on Gobrecht Dollars. A significant part of the Korein collection is currently on display at the American Numismatic Society.
It is also fairly certain that the collection in its entirety will not remain "permanently impounded" as Dr. Korein left all his lesser die-duplicates to the Society for future sales. Dr. Korein was a professor of neurology at New York University and best known for his work on brain death, in particular, for his testimony in the Karen Ann Quinlan case.
By the way, Bill Bugert, editor of the E-Gobrecht, the electronic newsletter of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club (LSCC) asked for permission to reprint last week's Gobrecht Dollar book review. Permission granted! Club publications are always welcome to use E-Sylum material with proper attribution.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BOOK REVIEW: GOBRECHT DOLLARS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF JULIUS KOREIN
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