An article published September 3, 2015 in Coin World highlights Bob Korver's web site, Numistorica.com. -Editor
Longtime noted numismatist Robert Korver has announced the launch of his new website, NumiStorica.com, a site devoted to the amazing tales,
interesting connections and fascinating characters that make numismatics such compelling hobby. Using his keen sense of synchronicity, parallels and
correlation, Korver brings to life his diverse subjects with a lively spirit.
“NumiStorica.com was created to provide free entertainment and education for coin clubs and advanced numismatists,” said Bob Korver.
“After 50 years in the hobby and business – and after working at places like the Smithsonian and Colonial Williamsburg – I had a few
stories worth sharing. My friends would also be quick to add that, perhaps, an opinion or two, as well.”
The site was awarded the Numismatic Literary Guild’s Best Non-Commercial Website award at the Summer ANA Convention in Chicago in August
of this year.
The site currently has three slide shows and a half dozen articles posted. Many more will be posted during the coming months.
I haven't had time to review them all, but I did enjoy the following one about Bob's research into the story behind a vignette.
Anyone thinking of taking up the pursuit of numismatic research could benefit from this example, regardless of their area of inquiry. His
tale clearly shows how research questions lead to more questions, and how false starts and blind alleys can ultimately be milked for
publishable connections. Or not. Sometimes a dead end remains just that forever. To mix metaphors, you have to kiss a lot of frogs when
searching for a Prince. In this case, Korver pursued dozens of parallel avenues in his pursuit of an answer to his original question.
Check it out! -Editor
"A NIAGARA BRIDGE? Researching a Common Bridge Separating Two Peoples" is a 25-minute Keynote (Apple) slide show of how
Korver does his research. The topic started simply enough: Was a bridge vignette on an Obsolete banknote generic, or unique? Confusion over
more than 12 bridges yielded an astonishing conclusion (soon to be tested). If you have ever made numismatic assumptions and had them go
bad, you should enjoy watching.
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"A NIAGARA BRIDGE? Researching a Common Bridge Separating Two
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numismatist Robert Korver creates Numistorica.com
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