The latest additions to the Newman Numismatic Portal are Eric P. Newman's notes on Virginia Coinage. Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the
following report. -Editor
Eric P. Newman Notes on Virginia Coinage added to Newman Portal
Recently added to Newman Portal are Eric Newman’s research files on Virginia coinage. Newman, as usual, casts a wide net, corresponding with
institutions and individuals including the Royal Mint, the U.S. National Archives, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Historical Society, Morton Stack, and
Correspondence with the American Numismatic Society regarding Newman’s publication on the subject, Coinage for Colonial Virginia (Numismatic Notes and
Monographs, no. 135, 1956) is included here. This reveals an interesting tidbit regarding the dedication of this work to Newman’s wife Evelyn (“Dedicated /
to / my wife Evelyn / who, prophetically, was wearing / a necklace of coins / when we first met”). The ANS was reluctant to publish this but Eric was
insistent, as noted in correspondence to the ANS on November 2, 1956. This file also includes the photographic pasteups used for the ANS article.
Image: Cut from plate 5 of Coinage for Colonial Virginia (1956) depicting nine-string harp reverse, struck from a die in the Royal Mint Museum
Link to Eric P. Newman research files on Virginia coinage:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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