Bruce W. Smith submitted these questions about two numismatic personalities. Can anyone help?
1) V. M. Hanks Jr. (1921-1997) -- a photographer by trade, lived in San Francisco, wrote some articles for Numismatic News, World Coin News and Coins Magazine in the 1970's and 1980's (sometimes also with his wife's name, Nadine). Does anyone know his full name?
2) Richard Nelson -- Los Angeles area coin dealer who organized the first Hong Kong coin show in the 1980's, operated under the name Money Company. The first Money Company auction was in June 1978. His first fixed price list under the name Econo Coin was issued in 1976 or early 1977.
What was he doing before that time? The next to last Money Company auction (#26) in November 1993 is labeled his 25th anniversary sale. That would put his start in the coin business in 1968. In 1992 or 1993 he started "The Collectors Mint" to produce .999 silver rounds. Does anyone know what he has been doing the past few years? Last year I heard he was seriously ill
Wayne Homren, Editor
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