Lincoln Cent Expert Dr. Sol Taylor passed away earlier this month. Here is some information I pieced together from multiple sources with the
assistance of his daughter Elana Taylor Vorspan and Greg Burns, Editor of The California Numismatist. -Editor
Dr. Taylor presenting to grandson Evan’s second grade class in Encino in 2017
Dr. Taylor passed away after a brief bout of lymphoma. He was born October 14, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY and attended Tilden High School and Brooklyn
College. He served on active duty in the US Coast Guard from 1953-55. Later he taught high school in NY, then moved out to CA to teach and he
completed his doctorate in education from USC in 1971.
He was married and had two children in the 1960s. He divorced soon after and met Pearl Taylor in 1977, married that same year, had son Benjamin in
1978, and daughter Elana in 1979. He was a professor at Chapman College in Orange County from 1972-1982 before moving to the San Fernando Valley and
changing careers to become a realtor.
Taylor founded the Society of Lincoln Cent Collectors and served as President from 1982-2009. He was a 50 year member of the American Numismatic
Association, and was a member of the Numismatic Association of Southern California and Whittier Coin Club.
He leaves behind his wife Pearl, four children and nine grandchildren.
For more information about Dr. Sol Taylor, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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