New Jersey Club Marks 900th Meeting|
February 12, 2014
The New Jersey Numismatic Society held its 900th meeting at the Madison (N.J.) Public Library on Monday, Jan. 20. Founded by Charles F. Nettleship in 1933, the NJNS held its first meeting in Elizabeth, N.J.
The meeting’s guest speaker was Vicken Yegparian, vice president of numismatics, Stack’s Bowers Galleries, who presented “The Medals of the Literary Society of King’s College in New York, 1767-1771: The Unheralded First Civilian Medals Produced in America.” The presentation was an expanded version of one originally given at the American Numismatic Society’s Coinage of the Americas Conference in 2004.
The NJNS celebrated its 900th meeting with specially engraved examples of the medal that was originally commissioned from Medallic Art Company to celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2008.
The NJNS is dedicated to the advancement of numismatics through the study of the history, manufacture and art of coins, paper money and exonumia. Throughout the years, the NJNS has had among its members many notable numismatists, such as: F.C.C. Boyd, Henry Christensen, Willard Blaisdell, Henry C. Hines, Dr. Stanley Sherr, Herbert Oechsner, Ernest Kuesch, Herbert Silberman, Robert Schonwalter, Harold Flartey, Christopher Connell, Thomas Moore, George Wait and Ed Price.
More recently, its members have included: Carl Feldman, Michael Fey, David Ginsburg, William Horton, David Lange, Steve Middleton, Spencer Peck, Harry Rescigno, William Shamhart and Ray Williams.
NJNS members have been active in many other local and national numismatic organizations, including having served as Fellows of the American Numismatic Society, members of the Board of the American Numismatic Association and instructors at the ANA’s Summer Seminar.
The NJNS meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Public Library in Madison, N.J., (except in August), and continues the legacy of its founder and past members. Meetings include a numismatic presentation and a “show and tell” session, during which members can discuss items from their personal collections.
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