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Help requested: Does anyone have Volume 32 of "Numismatic Scrapbook" from March of 1966?

RKKayRKKay Posts: 3,015 ✭✭✭

I believe it has an article about George Morgan and/or the 1877 pattern half dollars. The article supposedly has a reprint of a November 1, 1876 letter from Morgan to H.R. Linderman. Can anyone help me get scans of that article or direct me to where I might get the volume in question? Thanks. As always, I appreciate it.

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  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,158 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know of two libraries in the US that have the full set. LOC in DC and Dallas Public Library.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • RKKayRKKay Posts: 3,015 ✭✭✭

    @BStrauss3 said:
    I know of two libraries in the US that have the full set. LOC in DC and Dallas Public Library.

    Awesome! Thanks. I contact the LOC.

  • lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,455 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if this is it but here is a link with the volume 32 and then various issues. I think you might want issue 3 for 3-25-66. I did open one and clicking through it then said limited viewing and free login to continue (or something like that).

    https://archive.org/search?query=sim_pubid:2407 AND volume:32

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  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not going to go looking for that particular issue, but a quick google search shows this:

    "The Numismatist is available with full-view on Newman Numismatic Portal for the years 1888 to 2002."

  • RKKayRKKay Posts: 3,015 ✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:
    Not sure if this is it but here is a link with the volume 32 and then various issues. I think you might want issue 3 for 3-25-66. I did open one and clicking through it then said limited viewing and free login to continue (or something like that).

    https://archive.org/search?query=sim_pubid:2407 AND volume:32

    Thanks.

  • MetroDMetroD Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:
    Not sure if this is it but here is a link with the volume 32 and then various issues. I think you might want issue 3 for 3-25-66. I did open one and clicking through it then said limited viewing and free login to continue (or something like that).

    https://archive.org/search?query=sim_pubid:2407 AND volume:32

    This.

    According to this article about Morgan (footnote #3 on page #59):
    "Also see the letter from Morgan to Linderman, 1 November 1876, reprinted in “From The Mint Archives,” in Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine 32, no. 3 (25 March 1966): 730."

  • MetroDMetroD Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG said:
    Not going to go looking for that particular issue, but a quick google search shows this:

    "The Numismatist is available with full-view on Newman Numismatic Portal for the years 1888 to 2002."

    I tried too.

    Encountered the following:

    Source: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/520106

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MetroD said:

    @MasonG said:
    Not going to go looking for that particular issue, but a quick google search shows this:

    "The Numismatist is available with full-view on Newman Numismatic Portal for the years 1888 to 2002."

    I tried too.

    Encountered the following:

    Source: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/520106

    I screwed up- my apologies. I was looking for "The Numismatist", not "Numismatic Scrapbook".

  • CoinosaurusCoinosaurus Posts: 9,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rick - you can contact NNP directly at NNPCurator@wustl.edu.

    The Nov. 1st letter is as follows:

    "I have your letter of yesterday in which you say I may proceed with the models according to my own judgment. I fully realize the responibility and assure you they shall have my earnest attention.

    I have taken one to the mint today for reduction — I have entered as a student at the Academy of Fine Arts — where I am making a profile study from a Greek figure which I feel will be useful in finishing the head of Liberty. I shall endeavor to get studies in nature for the Eagle — I have been considering the wreath on the reverse of the Dime — although it could be improved by being more sharply & clearly defined, I have come to the conclusion myself that the wreath is too elaborate & complicated in so small a coin — I have therefore prepared a design of a wreath much simpler — but I think it without novelty."

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,158 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG said:
    Not going to go looking for that particular issue, but a quick google search shows this:

    "The Numismatist is available with full-view on Newman Numismatic Portal for the years 1888 to 2002."

    Numismatic Scrapbook is not The Numismatist (ANA pub).

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,158 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:
    Not sure if this is it but here is a link with the volume 32 and then various issues. I think you might want issue 3 for 3-25-66. I did open one and clicking through it then said limited viewing and free login to continue (or something like that).

    https://archive.org/search?query=sim_pubid:2407 AND volume:32

    Works great. While you are at it, throw a couple bucks the Archive's way - they always need $

    https://help.archive.org/help/borrowing-from-the-lending-library/

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,158 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 7:29AM

    All of the key resources HAVE been scanned and indexed (Coin World, Coin Week, Numismatic News, The Numismatist, Numismatic Scrapbook, &c). But because they are still under copyright - and the rights holders will not release them - they are difficult to access.

    Often the easiest route is through the ANS (American Numismatic Society on Varick Street in NYC - different from the ANA in Colorado Springs). FOR MEMBERS the ANS will send copies to a reasonable extent.

    It's not a cheap society to join, but their member talks (courtesy of COVID they're now via zoom as well as in person) are worth it.

    Amos Press - holder of copyright on The Numismatic Scrapbook and others - was working on a project to make their pubs available. I haven't seen anything recently.

    Availability - even as just a short term loan with only online visibility is new and very, very welcome. Thanks @RKKay for pointing that out.

    Active Interest Media bought Numismatic News from the bankruptcy sale of F+W Media (Krause Publications - Standard Catalog of World Coins &c) went to Bertelsmann's Penguin Random House. They (edit: AIM) sell digital back issues (only a couple of years) via their Numismaster portal. The pricing guide is also behind their paywall.

    (edit) PRH - as far as I can tell the books are dead. There is nothing on PRH' site except sales offers for the editions that were released or almost complete at the time of bankruptcy. With the data used to create the books now owned separately, I have little hope.

    Edit: Clarify AIM & PRH...

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • RKKayRKKay Posts: 3,015 ✭✭✭

    @Coinosaurus said:
    Rick - you can contact NNP directly at NNPCurator@wustl.edu.

    The Nov. 1st letter is as follows:

    "I have your letter of yesterday in which you say I may proceed with the models according to my own judgment. I fully realize the responibility and assure you they shall have my earnest attention.

    I have taken one to the mint today for reduction — I have entered as a student at the Academy of Fine Arts — where I am making a profile study from a Greek figure which I feel will be useful in finishing the head of Liberty. I shall endeavor to get studies in nature for the Eagle — I have been considering the wreath on the reverse of the Dime — although it could be improved by being more sharply & clearly defined, I have come to the conclusion myself that the wreath is too elaborate & complicated in so small a coin — I have therefore prepared a design of a wreath much simpler — but I think it without novelty."

    Thanks. I appreciate it.

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BStrauss3 said:

    @MasonG said:
    Not going to go looking for that particular issue, but a quick google search shows this:

    "The Numismatist is available with full-view on Newman Numismatic Portal for the years 1888 to 2002."

    Numismatic Scrapbook is not The Numismatist (ANA pub).

    Yes, I know that.

    @MasonG said:
    I screwed up- my apologies. I was looking for "The Numismatist", not "Numismatic Scrapbook".

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