"I enjoyed an interaction with Pauline over some years back in the late-60s to early 70s . . . primarily through correspondence . . . knowing her as Pauline Ney at the time.
"I often encountered her while attending the late and lamented COIN (Convention of International Numismatics) shows in Los Angeles . . . even had the welcome opportunity to visit her Santa Monica shop while enjoying a driving trip through the Southwest . . . in 1961 . . . maybe it was 1962. I remember it as a nicely appointed business location . . . and recall that it was an active arena on the occasion of my visit.
"While I believe I was a member of SIN for a time, which was closely affiliated with COIN, I don't really have any detailed information that I might share on the organization . . . it being locally based . . . I believe I may have joined the organization while visiting Pauline's show . . . I do recall that I met one or two local members/officers who happened to be in the shop at the time.
"My association with Pauline originated as a consequence of her purchase of examples of the Alaska-Hawaii Statehood medals that I issued in 1959 . . . she was an active collector and dealer in so-called dollar issues at the time . . . alongside the world and U.S. coins which she stocked in the shop.
"One of my recollections of Pauline is that at one of the COIN shows that I attended . . . and perhaps on one or two other occasions . . . she exhibited her brother Linus Pauling's pair of Nobel Prize medals . . . I seem to recall her telling me that he was a candidate for a third . . . in medicine . . . he being a strong advocate of the properties and benefits of Vitamin C.
"Pauline was an interesting lady, to say the least, one with a unique association . . . she had the good fortune to enjoy a long and rewarding life."