The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is a set of notes and correspondence for Eric Newman's 1958 Vermont Coinage research paper. Project Coordinator Len
Augsburger provided the following report. -Editor
Eric P. Newman Research Notes for Vermont Coinage Article Digitized
In 1958 Eric P. Newman published “A Recently Discovered Coin Solves a Vermont Numismatic Enigma” in the American Numismatic Society (ANS) centennial anthology. Joel Orosz
summarized this work in the Newman biography:
“Detective Newman is again on the case, describing a heretofore unknown coin that explains why the series 1787 and 1788 Vermont coppers with bust facing right display
the distinctively British insignia of the crosses of St. Andrew and St. George in the shield on the reverse, and not the emblem of Vermont. After a thorough review of the
literature regarding this phenomenon, Newman describes a counterfeit British halfpence excavated in Stepney, Connecticut, which can be punch-linked to the Vermont coppers, and
demonstrates how the punches originally used to counterfeit the halfpence were later diverted to Vermont copper production after the June 7, 1787 Machin’s Mills agreement was
signed. This finding settled a century-old scholarly debate.”
Newman’s research file for this article is now online, most notably including the original paste-ups with photographic plates. Also included here are related correspondence and
research notes in Newman’s hand.
Link to Eric P. Newman research file for A Recently Discovered Coin Solves a Vermont Numismatic Enigma:
Link to Centennial Publication of the American Numismatic Society on Newman Portal:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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