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The E-Sylum: Volume 24, Number 14, April 4, 2021, Article 12


Additional numismatic education events have been announced for the next New York International. Here's the latest press release. -Editor

2019 NYINC logo The educational presentations at the January 7-16, 2022 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention, to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42 nd Street have been broadened to include a lecture by New York Numismatic Club member and Past President Jai Chandrasekhar, The Life and Work of French Medal Maker and Sculptor Alexandre Charpentier. In addition to his work as a medallist and sculptor, Charpentier was also a cabinet and furniture maker and worked in tin, marble, wood, leather and terra cotta. He lived from 1856-1909.

Mr. Chandrasekhar graduated from Yale University in 1987 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 1997, where he was the Book Review Editor for the Yale Law Journal. In the course of his legal career he has served as a Staff Attorney with the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to his SEC service he was with the firm of Sullivan and Cromwell LLP. He currently serves as Senior Counsel for Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP. A member of the New York City and New York State Bar Associations, he serves as Secretary of the New York County Lawyers Association.

He is a collector of French and British medals, coins and banknotes and is the author of an article about the French medal engraver Raymond Gayrard that appeared in the ANS Magazine.

Mr. Chandrasekhar's program is scheduled for 4:15pm on Friday, January 14 in the Julliard Room at the Grand Hyatt. Overall NYINC activities get underway on Friday, January 7 with the opening of auction lot viewing. Auction sessions will be held each day from Sunday, January 9-Sunday, January 16. The world and ancient specialty bourse will operate from Thursday, January 13-Sunday, January 16. Full NYINC details, including the schedule of events, hotel reservation information and a listing of booth holders can be found on the convention website,

Here's more from earlier press releases we hadn't discussed in The E-Sylum yet. -Editor

The 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention, ... will include an educational presentation by widely known numismatic researcher, writer and lecturer Dr. Ursula Kampmann. Dr. Kampmann's presentation will be The Evolution of the German Coin Market After 1970. She will speak at 11am on Friday, January 14 in the Julliard room of the Grand Hyatt.

Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the NYINC said, "Dr. Kampmann's participation as a presenter at our 50th annual NYINC will materially enhance the strength of our educational programs. In addition to serving as a past secretary for the International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins, she founded and currently directs the widely acclaimed educational and news website, is a fellow of the American Numismatic Society and since 2002 editor of MuenzenRevue."

Foley continued, "Her recognitions include the 2002 Vreneli Prize of the Society for International Monetary History, the Otto-Paul-Wenger Award from the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists in 2012 and the Burnett Anderson Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing from the American Numismatic Association in 2015. In addition to her considerable research and academic achievements she also has a long record as a commercial participant in the numismatic trade. Her presentation is one that our 2022 attendees will certainly benefit from."

The roster of educational presentations ... [also includes] a program by Dr. Bruce Smart, Collecting World Paper Money: Banknotes of the Belgian Congo.

A graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Smart went on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1970 from the University of California at Berkley. He had a 35 year career as a scientist and in corporate research management for the DuPont Company, retiring in 2005. Dr. Smart is a 53 year member of the American Chemical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Smart's collecting interests started in 1995 and he began a specialization in world notes in 2000. He has served as a consultant, cataloger and show representative for R.M. Smythe and Company as well as Spink USA. He currently consults for Heritage Numismatic Auctions. He is a member of the International Bank Note Society, the Society of Paper Money Collectors and the New York Numismatic Club. Spink & Sons has held two charity auction sales of his banknote collections: "The Bruce Smart Collections of the Middle East & North Africa" in 2016 and "The Bruce Smart Collections of British Commonwealth – Parts One & Two" in 2017.

He continues to collect Kansas City. Missouri national banknotes as well as adding to his major collection of Belgian Congo material. His reading interests focus on Central African exploration in the 19th century.

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