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The E-Sylum: Volume 23, Number 23, June 7, 2020, Article 10

VIDEO: WALTER BREEN INTERVIEWED

These are selections from the David Lisot Video Library that feature news and personalities from the world of coin collecting. David has been attending coin conventions since 1972 and began videotaping in 1985. The Newman Numismatic Portal now lists all David's videos on their website at:
https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/multimediadetail/522852

Here's one with numismatic researcher and author Walter Breen. -Editor

PNG Living History: Walter Breen, 8/15/1988
David Lisot, Interviewer.

Breen, Walter Walter Breen is one of the most enigmatic and controversial characters in all of numismatics. His photographic memory and knowledge of numismatics was legendary. He authored "Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins". He was also a convicted pederast. In this video Walter shares who got him involved in numismatics in 1950. He talks about the state of knowledge in numismatics, modern issues, and what is important in the coin hobby. He shares stories about his mentors Wayte Raymond, John Ford and other others. He philosophize about numismatics. He was interviewed by David Lisot on August 15, 1988 as part of a video series called "Living History" sponsored by the Professional Numismatists Guild.

An excerpt of the video is available for viewing on the Coin Television YouTube Channel at:
https://youtu.be/UMqJDo2WazY

To read earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
CONFRONTING THE LEGACY OF WALTER BREEN (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n45a11.html)
READER COMMENTS ON WALTER BREEN (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n46a10.html)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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