2017 Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo Programs
Left: Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo November 2017 Program
Right: Colonial Coin Collectors Club 2017 Convention Program
In my rush to complete my last diary, I forgot to include these scanned images of souvenir programs from the November 2017 Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo.
November 2017 Nummis Nova Dinner
And better later than never I suppose, is this diary of the November 2017 dinner of my Northern Virginia numismatic social club, Nummis Nova. It occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. Roger Burdette was
our host, and we met at J. Gilbert's Steakhouse in McLean, VA.
I arrived early and took a seat in the bar area. After a few minutes Dave Schenkman and Gene Brandenburg arrived, followed quickly by my guest for the evening, Steve Roach of Coin World.
The four of us then made our way over to our table for the evening. In ones and twos the rest of our group trickled in, including Robert Hoppensteadt, Eric Schena, Julian Leidman, Steve Bishop, Jon
Radel, Wayne Herndon, Chris Neuzil and our host Roger. We had a small semi-private room, and it worked well. Here are a couple photos taken by Gene Brandenburg (thanks!)
Jon Radel, Roger Budette, Chris Neuzil
Clockwise from left: Wayne Homren, Steve Roach, Mike Packard, Eric Schena, Julian Leidman, Dave Schenkman
Conversation topics as usual were all over the map. Steve and I talked about the late artist J.S.G. Boggs and wondered what might happen to the artwork and files in his estate. Steve told us about
his own collecting specialty, large size plaques by coin artists. And there was a lot of talk about cats.
Chris Neuzil writes:
I got acquainted with Robert Hoppensteadt, and found that he collects ancients, so...I took the opportunity to ask about cultural repatriation, exporting and importing ancients, software that
helps establish provenance (through image matching in old sale catalogues), and, one of my my favorite topics, fakes. Roger and I talked about primary source documents, like Bob Julian's material
on NNP, online. And I learned Roger's involved in developing software to read 18th and 19th century handwritten script (!).
Numismatics On Display
For show-and-tell I brought two recent purchases from Kolbe & Fanning: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta by Richard Margolis, and the leaf book published by George Frederick Kolbe with a
page from first book illustrated by images of coins and medals, Illustrium Imagines.
Robert brought this nice coin featuring Roman architecture. He sends this attribution:
Bronze of usurper emperor Aemilian from the city of Parium in the province of Mysia. Reverse Triumphal Arch with biga of elephants on top.
Steve Bishop had a couple nice Morgans and a very large and unusual Finnish medal.
1995 Finnish Art Medal of the Year - Earthquake
1883 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64+DMPL
1900-O Morgan Dollar NGG MS64 Toned
David Schenkman brought two interesting items. He writes:
The Union Mining Company “Pay Check” is far and away the largest mining token I know of. Struck in copper, it is 50mm in diameter, 3.4mm thick, and weighs 1.83 ounces. The company was located at
Mt. Savage, Maryland, and J. P. Biays, whose facsimile signature appears on the token, was only employed by the company for a few years, in the early 1900s.
I also brought the Belleville & Mascoutah Plankroad note I purchased from the most recent Heritage sale of Eric Newman’s collection. I’ve never seen another, although a different denomination was
sold at auction a few years back, as part of the Schingoethe collection as I recall.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
WAYNE'S NUMISMATIC DIARY: NOVEMBER 12, 2017 (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n46a22.html)
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