The David Lisot Video Library on the Newman Numismatic Portal can be found at:
We highlight one of his videos each week in The E-Sylum.
Here's one from 2007 with Eric P. Newman speaking at the Central States Numismatic Society Awards Breakfast.
All the work of putting a coin convention together results in rewards being given for the effort. These awards include exhibits and other responsibilities worthy of acknowledgement. This year's Awards Breakfast include a keynote address by one of the coin hobby's most famous personalities, Eric Newman. See and hear the remarks of 96 year old Mr. Newman as well as see other CSNS members rewarded for their hard work.
Speaker(s): Eric Newman, Special Guest.
It's a treat to see and hear Eric again. He passed away in November 2017 at the age of 106. Born in 1911, he was a link to numismatics in the early part of the last century, building a massive collection that could never be duplicated today. He once owned all five 1913 Liberty Nickels, and wrote over 100 important books and articles including The Early Paper Money of America and The Fantastic 1804 Dollar (co-written with Ken Bressett). For newer collectors not familiar with Eric and his work, I've included links to some earlier articles.
Eric introduced himself as a "Living Fossil" and recounted memories of the founding of CSNS and attending its first conventions. He recognized his numismatic mentor Burdette Johnson, calling him the greatest professional numismatist in the U.S. Eric had visited Henry Chapman at his store in Philadelphia, and knew dealers Wayte Raymond and B. Max Mehl, who once asked him to be a shill in one of his mail bid auctions. Collector Fred Boyd once sent Eric four 1792 silver center cents, telling him to pick one and return the others. It was a test - one coin was real and the other three were electrotypes. Eric passed the test and chose the real one.
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