Query: Numismatic Inventory Software Sought
David Gracey writes:
I am looking for a computer program with which I can inventory a collection that includes world coins, tokens, currency, and medals.
Can any readers of The E-Sylum recommend such a program?
Gold Washington Before Boston Medal Presentation Case
Alan V. Weinberg writes:
Dave Perkins and I examined up close under glass the gold Washington Before Boston medal during the Boston ANA several years ago. As I
recall, The E-Sylum published an up-close picture of us smiling with our chins at medal level.
Two things that struck me at the time in Boston. First, the medal was hardly
pristine and shows signs of mishandling in the fields. Its prooflike surfaces were subdued. Second, the case was very mundane and almost
certainly a replacement.
I have hundreds of pre-1900 American gold and silver medals and it is usual for anything of significance to be housed in a plush,
specially made presentation case, usually much larger than the medal itself, leather-covered wood with ornate fabric lining.
Good point. Is there any record of what the original case for Washington's medal looked like? Can we be sure the one accompanying it
now is a replacement? While an ornate case would be appropriate, we could only confirm its existence with an early record, such as a
photograph (ideally), or with a detailed library catalog or acquisition record. -Editor
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