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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Newman Numismatic Portal
by Andrew Pollock
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Listing of national banks as of 1941, from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Compiled by Andrew Pollock. Note, this document is available in spreadsheet form, select "show all," under "download options" in the right column.
Topics: Numismatics, Currency
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Maryland Token and Medal Society
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Journal of the Maryland Token and Medal Society, Spring 2019 issue.
Topic: Numismatics
Newman Numismatic Portal
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Overview of certified plate proofs of Liberty & Victory Bonds in the National Numismatic Collection, covering 1917-1923, fourth Liberty Loan Bond Proofs.
Topics: Numismatics, Paper Money, Paper Money
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Stuart Levine, Maureen Levine, Robert Rodriguez, Tony Lopez
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Numismatic community responses to the paper published by Stuart Levine, Maureen Levine, Robert Robert Rodriguez, and Tony Lopez, regarding the authenticity of the Morris so-called silver cent.
Topics: Numismatics, Patterns
Newman Numismatic Portal
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Overview of certified plate proofs of Liberty Loan Bonds & Victory Notes in the National Numismatic Collection.
Topic: Numismatics, Paper Money
Newman Numismatic Portal
by David Lisot Video Library
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Chris Bulfinch, Associate Editor, Coin World/Amos Media, David Lisot, Interviewer, CoinTelevision.com. Chris Bulfinch has been hired by Amos Media the company that owns Coin World as a news reporter. Central States is the first major coin convention for Chris. He shares how he got involved with coins and his background in in life including his name Bulfinch.
Topics: Numismatics, Amos Media
Newman Numismatic Portal
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First of a multi-volume series on 19th century National Banks. This volume includes preliminary articles, bibliography, bank tallies, bank resources, and statistics on the largest banks and largest circulations by year.
Topics: Numismatics, Paper Money, Banking
Newman Numismatic Portal
by David Lisot Video Library
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Herbert & Michael Schmidt, David Lisot, Interviewer, CoinTelevision.com. Coin collecting can be a family affair and it certainly is between this father and son. You will enjoy this interview with a 90 year old dad and his 58 year old son both of whom are numismatists. Together they share why coin collecting has brought them so much enjoyment during the last 50 years.
Topic: Numismatics
Newman Numismatic Portal
by David Lisot Video Library
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David C. Harper, Former Editor, Numismatic News, David Lisot, Interviewer, CoinTelevision.com. David Harper has decided to retire after more than 40 years with Krause Publications and Numismatic News. Hear why David is retiring, his memories of the Central States Convention and more.
Topics: Numismatics, Krause Publications
Newman Numismatic Portal
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Presentation slide deck for the Central Ohio Numismatic Association (CONA) January 2019 meeting.
Topics: Numismatics, Ancient
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Maryland TAMS
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2019 Summer issue of the Maryland Token and Medal Society.
Topic: Numismatics
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by Colonial Coin Collectors Club
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C4 Newsletter author index, updated through May 2019.
Topics: Numismatics, C4
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Steve Crain, Clint Cummins
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Inventory of the Steve Crain Liberty Seated half dime die variety reference collection. To access in spreadsheet (.xls) form, use "download options" / "show all" to the right. This spreadsheet was originally compiled by Steve Crain, with modifications by Clint Cummins.
Topics: Numismatics, Half Dimes
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Christopher R. McDowell
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A census of the 24 known examples of the Pitt farthing. The Pitt tokens were likely struck as commemorative medalets related to William Pitt's involvement in the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766. Prepared by Christopher McDowell under sponsorship of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Topics: Numismatics, Pitt farthing
Newman Numismatic Portal
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Lyn Knight, Sponsor, Presenter, Robert Vandevender, Vice President, Society of Paper Money Collectors, David Lisot, Video Producer, CoinTelevision.com. The International Paper Money Show has some of the most competitive exhibits about the history of paper money and bank notes. Collectors compete for cash prizes for the best displays. A dozen different awards were presented with Robert Moon winning Best of Show. This video is a highlight from International Paper Money Show. The IPMS has non-stop...
Topics: Numismatics, Paper Money
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Malcolm H. Mathias
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Overview and census of a counterfeit detection device patented by Harvey Maranville in 1857. Includes extensive illustrations of known examples.
Topics: Numismatics, Counterfeits
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Filacap Cultural Association
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Filacap On Line (no. 193), March 2019.
Topics: Numismatics, Philately
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Filacap Cultural Association
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Filacap On Line (no. 191), January 2019.
Topics: Numismatics, Philately
Newman Numismatic Portal
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Overview of certified plate proofs of Liberty & Victory Bonds in the National Numismatic Collection, covering 1917-1923, First Liberty Loan Bond Proofs examples part 2.
Topic: Numismatics, Paper Money
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by Lianna Spurrier
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Lianna Spurrier examines the evolution of the U.S. cent from 1793 to the present day.
Topics: Numismatics, Cents
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Early American Coppers
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Early American Coppers 2019 convention auction sale catalog, presented by Vinton-McCawley auctions.
Topics: Numismatics, Early American Coppers
Newman Numismatic Portal
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Overview of certified plate proofs of Liberty & Victory Bonds in the National Numismatic Collection, covering 1917-1923, Victory Loan Bond Proofs & War Saving Stamps.
Topic: Numismatics, Paper Money
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by Lianna Spurrier
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Decided to go for the Coin Collecting Badge? You're in the right place! Watch for a summary of what you need to know and do to get your badge.
Topics: Numismatics, BSA
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
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Newman Grant application, applying to the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) for assistance with numismatic research.
Topic: Numismatics
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by Missouri Numismatic Society
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The Missouri Journal of Numismatics, published annually by the Missouri Numismatic Society.
Topics: Numismatics, Missouri
Newman Numismatic Portal
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Overview of certified plate proofs of Liberty & Victory Loan Bonds in the National Numismatic Collection, covering 1917-1923, First Liberty Loan examples part 3.
Topic: Numismatics, Paper Money
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by Museum of American Finance
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Financial History , published by the Museum of American Finance. Issue no. 129, Spring 2019.
Topics: Numismatics, Economics
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by Museum of American Finance
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Financial History , the magazine of the Museum of American Finance. Winter 2019, issue no. 128.
Topics: Numismatics, Economics
Newman Numismatic Portal
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Overview of certified plate proofs of Liberty Loan Bonds & Victory Notes in the National Numismatic Collection.
Topic: Numismatics, Paper Money
Newman Numismatic Portal
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The Medallic Art Company, from 1962 until the mid-1970s, produced portrait medals honoring inductees to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University. The medal engravers included some of the best-known names in the field, and this guide will be an indispensable resource for collectors of this series. The approach taken by the author is similar to his treatment of early 20th century American art medals ( American Art Medals, 1909-1995 , published by the American Numismatic...
Topics: Numismatics, Medals
Newman Numismatic Portal
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Overview of certified plate proofs of Liberty & Victory Bonds in the National Numismatic Collection, covering 1917-1923, second Liberty Loan Bond Proofs, examples part 2.
Topics: Numismatics, Paper Money, Paper Money
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by Rachael Weigand
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Presentation on apothecary weight tokens given by Rachael Wiegand to the Central Ohio Numismatic Association (CONA) on February 20, 2019. Handout material follows the conclusion of the presentation.
Topics: Numismatics, Apothecary Weights
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by Lianna Spurrier
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Today we talked to a dealer with some particularly interesting items, discuss the food options at the show, and attend a couple auctions, including the sale of an 1894 S dime.
Topic: Numismatics
Newman Numismatic Portal
by Lianna Spurrier
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Video of the "Invasion of Champaign," a tour of the Dan Hamelberg numismatic library held August 18, 2019, following the American Numismatic Association convention in Rosemont, IL. Produced by Lianna Spurrier, under sponsorship of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Topics: Numismatics, Libraries
Newman Numismatic Portal
by LIanna Spurrier
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It's the last day of the show! We asked around to see how the show went for some other people, and I give some of my thoughts at the end.
Topic: Numismatics
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by Lianna Spurrier
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Why did America have a two cent piece? Three cent pieces? A twenty cent piece? All of these coins seem superfluous is today's society, but most of them made a lot of sense when they were first introduced.
Topic: Numismatics
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by Lianna Spurrier
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Nero is remembered as a bloodthirsty, ruthless, and immoral ruler. But was he really that bad? His coins say maybe not.
Topics: Numismatics, Ancient
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Robert Rodriguez speaks on the authenticity of the Morris so-called silver center cent. See also  https://archive.org/details/1792SilverAndNonSilverCents .
Topics: Numismatics, Patterns
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Eric P. Newman was an accomplished numismatic researcher, author, and collector. This video highlights his 1959 publication, The Secret of the Good Samaritan Shilling .
Topic: Numismatics
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by Lianna Spurrier
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Today we take a look at all the displays at the show - collector exhibits, the ANA museum showcase, the Department of the Treasury, you name it!
Topic: Numismatics
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by Lianna Spurrier
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Video report from the American Numismatic Association convention in Rosemont, IL, for August 14, 2019. Today we take a look at the world and ancients section, world mints, and visit lot viewing for Heritage and Stack's Bowers.
Topic: Numismatics
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by Lianna Spurrier
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Welcome to the 2019 World's Fair of Money! Held in Rosemont, Illinois, this major show is one of the highlights of the year for numismatists. Today we take a look at US coins and the show as a whole. Follow along the rest of the week to take a look at other aspects of the show!
Topic: Numismatics