Speaking of mortality,
Pete Smith submitted this
call for updates to his American Numismatic Biographies book.
None of us is getting any younger, and now is a great time to record numismatist biographical details.
American Numismatic Biographies Revised
I suspect many E-Sylum readers have biographies on ANB. I invite readers to look themselves up
and report back to me if their information is correct or should be revised.
In the last six months of 2022, I added hundreds of new names to American Numismatic
Biographies and made four thousand changes. The 2023 revised version may be found on the
Newman Numismatic Portal at
Many of the listings are incomplete
placeholder listings waiting for more information to be
added. I am not looking for promotional hype but rather solid facts.
Individual entries from ANB are extracted and presented in the
People section of the Newman
Numismatic Portal. It will take a while for the 2022 changes to be posted.
I look forward to hearing from readers.
Please, please, do contribute to this important and monumental work.
It's well worth the time to look up your entry, and those of your fellow numismatists. Along the way you'll discover a myriad of interesting facts about collectors, dealers, Mint officials, sculptors, engravers and just about anyone deeply involved in American numismatics from local clubs to the national level.
Meet vignette engravers,
foreign exchange brokers,
millionaires, billionaires, "just plain collectors,"
members of the Assay Commission and the Commission of Fine Arts,
the proprietor of the Numismatic Book Shop, and collectors who were
expelled from the ANA, or were charged with bigamy.
To look for entries, see:
American Numismatic Biographies
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