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Dr. Richard Doty passed away last night.

BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
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Dr. Richard G. Doty, Curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, passed away at 7:50pm last night.

An official announcement and appreciation will be forthcoming from the Smithsonian.
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  • ColonelJessupColonelJessup Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Knowing it's going to happen doesn't make the loss any easier. He had a long career serving as a part of our institutional memory, was a dedicated scholar, and helped a lot of people along the way. Grieving and celebration of a worthwhile life. Condolences to family and friends.
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  • LoveMyLibertyLoveMyLiberty Posts: 1,784 ✭✭✭
    Very sorry to hear this news, although it was expected. He was a
    knowledgable numismatist and helpful to others when asked.

    My sincere condolences to his family.
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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,605 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very sad news. He was a solid member of our community, and one of the good guys.
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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This news is sadder than words can express.

    He was a great scholar and a great person. I will miss him greatly.

    Condolences to his family and colleagues.
  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 32,782 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am very sorry to hear this news. He was one of the great numismatists of my lifetime.
    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • SonorandesertratSonorandesertrat Posts: 5,695 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I also am sad to learn of his passing. He was a fine scholar, and I enjoyed reading his books and articles.
    My condolences to his family.
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  • giorgio11giorgio11 Posts: 3,765 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dick was personally helpful to me on more than one occasion, and his contributions to the Conder token series I especially treasured. His "Soho Mint and the Industrialization of Money" is a classic,and it sits on my reference shelf right next to George Selgin's "Good Money" and my Dalton and Hamer reference. A real scholar and a gentleman to boot. My condolences to his family and many friends who mourn his loss.

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  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,878 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very sad...
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  • DrPeteDrPete Posts: 1,497 ✭✭✭
    I am very saddened to hear this news. Condolences to all his family and anyone who knew him. I got to know him through my visit to the Smithsonian. He took the time to show me whatever I wanted and had a great depth of knowledge. We have lost a great one.
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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,798 ✭✭✭✭✭
    sorry to hear that. prayers and best wishes to him and his family/those involved.
  • drei3reedrei3ree Posts: 3,430 ✭✭✭✭
    I was very sad to hear of his passing. He was one of good guys.
  • firstmintfirstmint Posts: 1,171
    If you ever came in contact with Dick Doty, you would have seen one of the most helpful and knowledgeable numismatists of our time.

    When I was trying to obtain images of some of the donated J.K. Lilly material in the National Numismatic Collection for a book I was working on, Dick would unselfishly make the time and take some clear images of some really rare items. He readily helped everyone who asked.

    He would attend coin shows, write books and articles to help educate, and interact with any and all; so Rest In Peace, Richard.
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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Condolences to his family.
  • boiler78boiler78 Posts: 3,018 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very sad newsimage
  • GeorgeKelloggGeorgeKellogg Posts: 1,251 ✭✭
    I extend my condolences to Dr. Doty's friends and family. As a tribute, I'm copying a paragraph from an article that I wrote, which details Dr. Doty's help in tracing the provenance of my 1858-D half eagle (Ex-Col. Green-King Farouk-Gaston DiBello-Harry Bass).

    An E-Mail to Dr. Richard Doty: A Cyber Visit to the Smithsonian Institution

    Since Mr. Stack did not seem 100% certain that the number 1 set of the Col. Green half eagles (the set that was photographed) went to King Farouk, I wanted to make sure.  I e-mailed Dr. Richard Doty, the numismatic curator at the Smithsonian, whom I had talked to in March 2000, at the special striking of the original toggle-joint steam powered coining press at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.   I sent him the composite description of the Col. Green 1858-D half eagle obtained from Messrs. Kolbe and Stack, and asked him to give me his opinion as to whether or not the 1858-D half eagle in the Lilly Collection was the same coin.   I knew that if it was, it would have meant that the number 1 set of Col. Green half eagles went to Mr. Weihman, and then to Mr. Lilly, instead of King Farouk.   Dr. Doty was very quick in his response, saying that only the reverse of the coin was visible in the display case, but that he would later gain access to the piece and give me a full assessment.   I soon got another e-mail from Dr. Doty, saying that he had "eye-balled" the Lilly coin's obverse and reverse and that it had none of the characteristics of the piece that was described in my e-mail.  Thus, this trail was a dead end and the signs were now pointing to Cairo.
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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Washington Post obit:

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.

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