RIP Jay M. Galst, M.D.
Jay M. Galst, RIP
"Dr. Jay Galst, New York numismatist, passed away from COVID-19 on Saturday, April 11. A longtime member and past president of the New York Numsimatic Club, Galst authored Ophthalmologia Optica et Visio in Nummis (American Numismatic Society, 2013), which cataloged over 1,700 numismatic objects related to the eye and the practice of ophthalmology. Galst's numismatic collecting interests also included Judaica, but the occasional U.S.item did not escape his attention. In one case, he acquired an original plaster of a Walking Liberty half dollar pattern, which by sheer coincidence was owned by a neighbor. Galst was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the medical school of Columbia University." (from the Newman Numismatic Portal blog)
1988-89 New York Numismatic Club Presidential Medal of Jay M. Galst, M.D. Struck by Medallic Art Co. Obverse by Joseph Di Lorenzo; reverse by J. Swanson. Silver, 38mm.
American Numismatic Society, 1990.30.1
1988-89 New York Numismatic Club Presidential Medal of Jay M. Galst, M.D. Struck by Medallic Art Co. Obverse by Joseph Di Lorenzo; reverse by J. Swanson. Bronze, 38mm.
American Numismatic Society, 1990.30.2
Jesse C. Kraft, Ph.D.
Resolute Americana Curator of American Numismatics
American Numismatic Society
New York City
Member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), British Numismatic Society (BNS), New York Numismatic Club (NYNC), Early American Copper (EAC), the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4), U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association (USMNA), Liberty Seated Collectors Club (LSCC), Token and Medal Society (TAMS), and life member of the Atlantic County Numismatic Society (ACNS).
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Very sad to hear. Condolences to his family.
How sad. Such an accomplished man. Taken by covid-19 at age 69.
Very sad to hear! R.I.P..
Dang, terrible news. Sounds like he got to accomplish much.
Condolences to family and friends....RickO
May his memory be a blessing.
I wonder how many other members here are being forgotten we should post and pin a memorial to the coin collector/members here that get taken by the deadly virus.
RIP, and condolences to his friends and family.
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My condolences to his family and friends. RIP, Jay Galst.
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My condolences to his family and to his many friends.
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Tragic. Deepest respect to his friends and family
Fellas, leave the tight pants to the ladies. If I can count the coins in your pockets you better use them to call a tailor. Stay thirsty my friends......
RIP Dr. Galst.
Sorry to hear.
Very sad to hear about his passing. I’m a fellow member of the New York Numismatic Club and I remember him well from our meetings.
Great guy and a huge loss!
Jay is seated, second from the right
That's really sad. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Fantastic. I don't know all the faces there, but you are in good company.
God bless and keep him