Last week Pete Smith submitted a compilation of American numismatists who were either born on or passed away on Christmas. Here are some reader additions.
Mark Borckardt writes:
"Robert Miller, Sr. – born on Christmas – colonial collector and dealer
"And this one is a stretch:
James Carl Borckardt (9/28/1956-12/25/1974) – brother of numismatist Mark Borckardt."
Steve Feller writes:
"To the list of numismatists who were born or died on Christmas I add Isaac
Newton, yes the scientist Newton who also served as Master of the Royal
Mint. He was born Christmas day of 1642.
"It is also interesting to note that it was Christmas Day then but it was
under the old calendar. By the modern calendar it was January, 4, 1643. Still, based on the
calendar in use it was Christmas!"
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NUMISMATISTS BORN OR DIED ON CHRISTMAS
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