A reader remarked:
I never heard the word "cambist" in my life.
Me neither, until I did. I learned the word "cambist" (and multiple unpublishable words and phrases) from my friend and poker-playing buddy John
Burns, who in turn I'm sure learned "cambist" from reading the numismatic literature catalog descriptions of George Frederick Kolbe. George
wasn't the first to deal in U.S. numismatic literature, but he was the first to take its cataloging to a new level of scholarship, just as John J. Ford had
done with coin auction cataloging at New Netherlands in the 1950s.
Here's the Merriam-Webster definition. -Editor
1 : one who deals in bills of exchange or who is skilled in the science and practice of exchange
2 : a table or manual giving the exchange values of moneys, weights, and measures of various countries
To read the complete article, see:
Here are the cambists on the Newman Numismatic Portal. There must be more - would anyone have a list of cambists published in the U.S.? -Editor
Coin Chart Manual [F. Granger Adams]
The Coin Chart Manual [J. Thompson]
The Coin Chart Manual [Scott]
Coin Supplement to Gwynne and Day's Bank Note Register and Detector of Counterfeits
Coins of the World [Imlay & Bicknell]
Dye's Gold and Silver Coin Chart Manual
Hodges' Gold and Silver Coin Chart Manual
Johnson's Coins of the World: A supplement to Lord's Detector
Lawrence & Co.'s Book of Coins
Paddock's Gold and Silver Coin Chart Manual
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
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