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Harker: President's Letter

President's Letter

By Charmy Harker

s you all know, the ANA World's Fair of Money Show is in Ana- heim California this year. The ANA shows, especially the World's Fair of Money, has some amazing exhibits, both from the ANA’s own museum, and from collectors who put together competitive and non-competitive ex- hibits. Many of my friends know that | created an exhibit a few years ago (“Penny Potpourri") that ended up win- ning several awards. So with the ANA

show in Anaheim this year which is

only 20 minutes from my home, they

were curious as to whether | would have an exhibit for this show. | replied “no,” that, with running my business and travelling so much, it was hard to find the time to do all the research, writing and preparation of another ex- hibit, not to mention that it takes a lot of time just to set it up at the shows along with setting up my own booth for my penny

business.

However, the seed was planted and | began giv- ing it some thought. |

did pretty well with the

last exhibit, should | do another one? What kind of exhibit could | prepare this time? Could | squeeze it into my busy show schedule? | started thinking about which pieces in my collection would be interesting enough to display

and write about. | even signed up to take Larry Sekulich’s exhibiting class again at the ANA Sum- mer Seminar which | felt would help give me a good start. But | still wasn't sure | could get it

all completed and up to

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Women in numismatics to host 25th anniversary at ANA’‘s World's Fair of Money

Schedule of Anniversary Events for Members and Friends of WIN, JAKE NOTE!

By Kathy Freeland

n Thursday, August 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Laguna B of the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, Women in Numismatics will be hosting a special general membership meeting as we celebrate WIN's 25th anniver- sary! Some of WIN’s founding and original members will reflect on WIN’s

formation and early days and we will

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have special door prizes!!

Also on Thursday, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) table No. 886, we will have a huge anniversary cake at noon for all to enjoy! Please help us celebrate with cake and conversation at the FUN table!

And come meet other WIN members

at a social mixer being held at The Mix Lounge inside the Anaheim Hilton Ho- tel, 777 W Convention Way at 6:30 pm

on Thursday, August

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served, along with a cash bar.

Lastly, throughout the ANA show, WIN

will be selling 25/25/50 raffle tickets which helps support WIN'’s Summer

Seminar Scholarship. Tickets are avail- able at the FUN table No. 886 and the Penny Lady's table No. 657. Winners

will be announced at the FUN table on

Saturday, August 13, at noon.

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Table of Contents

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Roach: Q & A With Peyton Souder

Q &A With Peyton Souder

By Steve Roach

uring the recent American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar, | had the privilege to teach a class on numis- matic publishing. A recurring topic in the class which had three female students out of eight -— was how to get more women

involved in numismatics.

One of my students was Peyton Souder, an 18- year old collector from Jacksonville, Florida. When | interviewed her for the August monthly issue of Coin World, | had to excerpt the in- terview due to space limitations. | However, Peyton’s answers were so. refreshing and thoughtful, | wanted to highlight her responses

in their entirety.

Peyton is the American Numismatic Association 2014 Young Numisma- tist of the Year and she’s attended eight courses across five ANA Summer Seminars. In 2014, she chaired the Summer Seminar’s YN Auction that raised $12,500 for the ANA’ s YN fund. She is also a past recipient of the Greater Jacksonville Coin Club’s Paul O’ Day Award for her volunteer service and is

an active exhibitor.

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We chatted about how she entered the hobby, how numismatics can attract more young people and women and what's next for Peyton.

Peyton, how did you start collecting

coins?

When | was eight years old, each Sunday |

would go to the flea market with my dad,

Terry. | would wait patiently for him while

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he would buy and sell coins. Sunday after Sunday, waiting for him often got boring, SO my eye wandered elsewhere. | saw a ‘Dollar Bin’ of coins - all there for me to look through. So, | grabbed a Blue Whitman album of Indian Head cents off of the shelf and sorted all through the dollar bin to fill

in the holes. I've been a coin collector, and

a collector of sets ever since! Now | share this hobby with my dad. It's been our hob- by together for almost a decade and he’s been there through every exciting buy and

every road trip to a coin show.

What does our hobby need to do to at-

tract more people?

My local coin club, the Greater Jacksonville Coin Club, has done a great job in getting young people involved. | helped create a time slot in

scheduled

our regularly meetings where YNs_ would. all meet and discuss vari- each

ous. topics. at

meeting. These were basic topics that would help grab the attention of the young people. My club has also taught seminars at local public libraries and elementary schools to help spread the word of numismat- ics. | work to raise awareness that our hob- by exists and is eager for young people to get involved. My club’s YN motto is ‘Give a Kid a Coin’ and we're getting young people accustomed to look- ing at coins, asking questions, and wanting more information about the hobby so they are eager to be a part of it. Now twelve percent of our membership consists of

young collectors.

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Women have been historically un- derrepresented in our hobby and this continues today. What does our hobby need to do to attract more female collec-

tors?

| definitely think that if we want to get more women involved in the hobby, the hobby needs to treat women with more respect than they are currently getting. I've had plenty of experiences where dealers will question my seriousness and knowledge about the hobby because I’m a girl. In our hobby, women often aren't treated with the level of seriousness and respect that they deserve, and it's a turn off for a lot of wom- en to start collecting. Being nice goes a

long way.

How has coin collecting and your hobby

involvement made you a better student?

To be a knowledgeable collector, there's a

tremendous amount of research involved

that requires attention to detail and dili- gence. Being a collector has definitely made me a better student because I've learned to put just as much time and attention to de- tail into my school work as | do with every- thing coin related, whether

that's putting together an article or preparing an exhib- it. It takes a lot of work to create something worthwhile,

whether it be a coin collec-

tion or a school project.

How did winning the ANA’s top YN award the Young Numismatist of the Year make you feel?

Winning the Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year award was unexpected! I've stayed involved with the hobby just for the sake of and the

staying involved,

enjoyment that follows it. I've

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exhibited, written a couple articles, helped out with my club's local show, and helped create the Kids Club for my local coin club, but | didn't think of doing all of those things for a certain outcome or award to follow it, so winning that award was unex- pected, and a very incredible milestone for

me.

You're a fixture at the ANA’s Summer

Seminar. What do you like best about it?

I've been to five Summer Seminars and I've taken eight classes. | definitely think the ANA Summer Seminars offer the best nu- mismatic education out there, but | learn just as much from the conversations with all of the different collectors, dealers and other numismatists that attend Summer Seminar. You gain so much just by hearing different

perspectives from people who are in the

same hobby as you. It's quite beneficial and

THE place for numismatic fun!

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Roach: Q & A With Peyton Souder

| recommend it to everyone.

Who has helped you in your journey as a

collector?

My dad has been the most helpful and the most encouraging. It's been our hobby to- gether for a decade and he's been there for me in every way. Of course, there are other people who have helped shaped my numis- matic journey into what it is, but my dad

has been there through everything.

As a collector you gravitate towards

toned coins. What draws you to them?

| put together a date set of Morgan dollars. Through doing that, | looked at a lot of toned Morgans, and | absolutely loved the difference in color that each one has. Each coin tones differently, and each one has its own little history and story behind it. | think each coin, specifically toned coins, do have a story behind them, and by preserving them and putting them into my collection, I'm keeping that story alive, and that's

something | truly love.

After taking the numismatic publishing class, what advice would you give to as-

piring numismatic writers?

| learned a lot about the writing process and how important Idea generation is. There's always a fresh way to approach even well-worn topics. | learned how im- portant it is to write about the things you like, the things that interest you, and to get your voice out there. There are people that will want to learn more about the things

you're writing and to read your perspective

on the subject. The numismatic publishing

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class was collaboration heavy. That aspect was really beneficial to me, because | don't think | would have gotten as much out of the class if | wasn't encouraged to share my

voice and my ideas with my classmates.

You're going to college soon! What do

you plan to study?

I'm attending the University of South Flori- da, and | plan to study under their School of Mass Communications, with a major in Tele- communications Production. But don’t wor- ry, | still intend to stay involved with coins

and numismatics.

Peyton and the numismatic publishing class learn from “Redbook” editor

Ken Bressett and Barb Gregory, editor of the ANA’s monthly publication

“The Numismatist.”

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my meticulous standards in time for

the ANA show.

Well, if you happen to be one of my Facebook “friends,” you may know that my hubby Lou was in a terrible off- road accident in Mexico this past April where his neck was broken. In order to stabilize and try to avoid fusing his fractured neck, he was put in a halo device which is very restrictive. Lou is a strong (and stubborn) man and tries not to burden me with his needs, but there are things he simply can't do in this device. So | cancelled all my shows and travels, including the Sum- mer Seminar, to stay home and help him as long as he needed it. Except for a couple of local shows, | pretty

much shut down my penny business.

With my schedule now cleared of shows and travel, | found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands. So | decided this was a good time to “make lemonade out of lemons.” Even with caring for my hubby and toting him to his doctor appointments, | would now have the quality time | needed to pre- pare this new exhibit and | decided to dive all the way in. It also gave me the opportunity to keep my hands and mind involved in numismatics since |

wouldn't be attending shows and do-

ing much buying and selling of coins.

So | came up with a theme and a title, then filled out and sent in the applica- tion to the ANA. Then | laid out the pieces from my collection that | might include in this new exhibit. | organized them into groups and did extensive research on each group. | wrote and re-wrote the story and history of the pieces, noting each research source on the required bibliography. | chose which pieces for which | would use close-up photos and then laid every- thing out on tables. | arranged and rearranged all the pieces and written material. | then left it alone for a few days, then went back to see if | thought things would look better if | moved a piece or two. | would do the same thing with the written material, let it sit for a few days, go back and re- read it, make a few edits, change a few

words, move a paragraph around, and

repeat.

Although preparing an exhibit is fun and challenging, the last time | did this, Lou and | were both very busy with work and our regular life and | always felt rushed and stressed trying to make sure everything was just right. Last time, | also had to put everything away each time | prepared for the next coin show. Then when | returned, | would take everything out, set it all up again,

review and rearrange items, then take

it down again before the next show.

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This time, it really felt nice and was more enjoyable to have the freedom and time to devote to this project, and especially not to have to take it down

each time | had to travel.

Also, this time with Lou being home, he became my sounding board. Even though he doesn't have much interest in numismatics, he was also very pa- tient with me each time | asked him “how does this sound?” or “what do

you think if | move this piece over

here?” or “how does this look?”

So win, lose, or draw, | am very pleased with my new exhibit and can't wait to display it at the show. Although | am sure | will still be a bit stressed setting up the exhibit and my booth at the same time, thankfully, this time, my exhibit is only four cases and won't take me as long. | also look forward to seeing what all the other exhibitors have put together. For those of you who have never viewed the exhibits at a large coin show, | urge you to take the time to do so. You will see how creative and passionate exhibitors are when putting an exhibit together, and

you will be amazed at how educational

and enjoyable they are just to look at!

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Skelton: Musicians On Coins

Musicians On Coins Beethoven, The Lion of God

By Kathy Skelton, ANA Numismatic Scholar

he four most recognizable

notes in music history

were written by “The Lion of God" - Lud-

wig von Beethoven.

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Little wonder that Ludwig's called him shy and quiet, obstinate, un- kempt and untidy. He was good in German, French and Latin,

but poor in

spelling and grammar, and terrible In

math. His for- mal schooling

ended at age 11.

Ludwig was physically clumsy - he couldn't dance, was uncouth, graceless, and never ‘fit in’. Mentally he was. Incapable of realizing the views of others

and was para-

noid and sus-

pIcious. This attitude often

led to violent quarrels. At the age

of 8 he played his first pub- lic concert in Cologne. At 12, he pub- lished his first work and began a lifelong friendship with the Wegler and Breuning

families. At 13, he began a job as assis-

teachers

tant organist in the Electoral Chapel un- der Emperor Joseph's uncle, Maxamillan Friedrich. He was the violist in the court orchestra and published 3 sonatas. When Ludwig was 17,

he made his first trip to Vienna and _ his style and playing impressed Mozart, who was to be his teacher. A family emergency called Ludwig back to Bonn - his mother was dy- ing. Upon his return to Vienna, Mozart had died. To honor Mozart, Ludwig wrote 2 masses, but the church

rejected

them as “unfit”.

When Ludwig was 22, his father died and Ludwig permanently moved to Vienna where his friend Waldstein persuaded the Elector to grant Ludwig an annuity and wrote to

the young man, ‘You are going to Vienna

in fulfillment of your long frustrated wishes. The genius of Mozart is mourn- ing and weeping over the death of her pupil. She found a refuge but no occu- pation with the inexhaustible Haydn, through him she wishes to form a union with another with the help of assiduous labors you shall receive Mozart's spirit from Haydn's hands.’ For 3 years, Ludwig studied under Haydn, but was not successful. Haydn couldn't understand Beetho-

ven wanting to know the

‘why’ as well as the ‘how’.

Haydn nicknamed Beethoven

‘The Great Mogal’. Haydn and Beethoven never quarreled -

there was too much mutual re-

spect.

At age 25, Beethoven stopped his lessons and struck out on his own. The Viennese Aristocracy took to him immediately. Prince Esterhazz and Prince Carl Lichowsky gave Beethoven his own rooms in their palaces. Beethoven was very sensitive, yet arrogant, and met all as equals or not at all. He was afraid of ridicule and not able to hold his own in a battle of words. He did have a mag- netic personality and a forceful nature. His temper and habits were well known. Every morning his coffee had to have exactly 60 grains. He enjoyed trout, an Austrian 12 egg dish (he loved raw eggs

as a Child), roast veal, macaroni and par-

mesan cheese, and Verona salad. For

supper he ate leftovers from dinner with bread and soup. He drank a great deal of water, and at the end of the day, he had his stein of beer and tobacco pipe.

He drank very little wine.

In his mid 20's, he taught Ferdinand Ries

and Carl Czerny. When Ludwig was 26, he had a terrible bought with dysentery that left him weak and having a noticea- ble hearing loss. He thought it would pass. The following year he realized the hearing loss was getting worse. With his genius, he wrote his 1st Symphony - and named it “Pathetique” (Usually the com- posers didn’t name their pieces - that was left to the editing publishers, also

some patron would pay and the compos-

er would write and dedicate the work to

Skelton: Musicians On Coins the customer; the Patron had the rights, usually 6 months, then the work reverted back to the composer, and the composer could do his own arrangements and have

the work published).

Beethoven did have his inspiration - in nature. Every summer Ludwig made a trip to the countryside. He had rooms in mid Europe: Modling, Heiligen- stadt, Teplitz, etc. He stayed with

the Brunswicks in Hungary and/

or the Lichnowskys in Selesia.

He always carried note paper to

jot down any ideas. Beethoven

wrote, “| wander about here with music paper among the hills and dales, and scribble a good deal. No man on earth can love the country as | do.” His day started at 5:15 a.m., for 2 hours he would work, then have break- fast, then hurry outdoors and walk in the fields and woods until noon, return to his room for 2 hours, then

outside again until sunset.

By 1802 (he was 32), he wrote to his friend, Dr. Wegeler, “My ears whistle and buzz continually night and day. Heaven knows what will become of me!”. Ludwig began to withdraw from society. He taught private lessons and was constantly falling in love with his female students. In 1801, he wrote ‘Moonlight Sonata’ for 17 year old Giulietta Guiccierdi - it is of- ten believed that she is his “Immortal Beloved".

Although in love, he never

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quered his depression and wrote his 2nd Symphony. The following year he wrote ‘Eroica’ for Napoleon, but rededicated it the following year when Napoleon de- clared himself emperor. Beethoven re- dedicated it to Prince Lobkowitz. His Silver & Bronze Medals from the Republica di San Marino - a, creativity was flowing during his mid and 59 mm diameter, 102 gram. weight late 30's. At age 40 he wrote Claverstuck (Fur Elise) for Therese Van Malfatti. At age 42, he met with Goethe in Teplitz

and wrote music to Goethe's poem

‘Egmont’.

Financial woes started to befall Beetho- ven when he was in his 40's: the devalua- tion of the Austrian currency; a 4 year legal battle with his sister-in-law over

Ceramic Medal custody of his nephew Karl; Prince Kinsky

killed in a riding accident; Prince Lobko-

married or fathered any children. Most were more than enough for society la-

witz going bankrupt; and another legal of the women were above him in station, dies. He contemplated suicide and wrote

battle - with Malzel (inventor of the met- and his eccentricities and views of reality his will (The Heilgestadt Will). He con-

ronome) over “Battle Symphony” written

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for Malzel’s panharmonican.

His health began to deteriorate. His hearing was almost completely gone and

he had a severe bout of jaundice.

Another burst of creativity from age 47- 53, gave us his 9th symphony, better known as the Choral Symphony. It was first performed on May 17, 1824 by the London Philharmonic and dedicated to the King of Prussia. Gradually Ludwig became a bit of a recluse. He was in poverty, but not quite destitute. A friend writes, 'In the whole of history, there are few things more pathetic than the spec- tacle of the old lion, his brows wreathed

with triumphant laurels and his sad eyes

gazing out perplexedly on a world that

so inexplicable failed to conform to his

own fantastic conception of it.’

When Beethoven was 56, he journeyed to Vienna in mid-winter. He caught a chill and was confined to bed. Left in a weak- ened state, he took a turn for the worse on March 16, 1827, when the doctors declared him ‘lost’. The old lion held on for several days. His spirit rallied when he said, “Plaudite, amici, comaedia finita est." (You applaud friends, the end of me.) On March 27, 1827, an unexpected thunderstorm came. A violent clap of thunder roused Beethoven. He raised his clenched right fist to the sky and had an

‘earnest’ expression in his eyes. When his

hand fell back, he was dead.

Wacks: 47th Jewish Hall of Fame Medal

The elite Viennese aristocracy followed the coffin to Wahring cemetery. Mozart's Requiem was sung by monks. Franz Schubert was a torch bearer. In 1845 a monument to Beethoven was erected in Bonn. Many princes, scholars and aristo- crats (including Liszt and Queen Victoria) attended the ceremony. In 1888 Beetho- ven's body was exhumed and moved to

the central cemetery of Vienna.

In 1889, the Foundation of the Beethoven -house society and purchased the house

where he was born.

Throughout the years, many coins, med- als, Commemoratives, and even playing cards have been dedicated to 'The Lion of

God'.

47th Medal in Jewish-American Hall of Fame Series

Honors Radio and Television Pioneer Gertrude Berg

By Mel Wacks

he Jewish-American Hall of Fame inductee for 2015, radio and televi- sion pioneer Gertrude Berg (better known as Molly Goldberg), appears on limited edition, high relief art medals sculpted by Eugene Daub, that Mel Wacks, Direc- tor of the JAHF says “are guaranteed to make you smile.”

The obverse depicts writer and performer

Gertrude Berg as Molly Goldberg, leaning out

of her Bronx apart-

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ment window shout-

"Yoo-Hoo Mrs.

Ing Bloom” (as she opened her television show); the reverse features

members of the original cast of her groundbreaking sitcom “The Goldbergs." The 47th issue in the longest continuing

series of art medals being produced in

America is available in bronze (115 made)

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and 3 oz. pure silver (56

made), priced at $45

and $200, respectively.

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Each 2-inch art medal is

individually serial num- bered and comes with a certif- icate of authenticity. They can be ordered by calling the non-profit Jewish-American Hall of Fame at 818-225-1348. Mention that you read about it in Winning Ways 20% discount.

and take a

Gertrude Berg was born Tillie Edelstein in

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New York City in 1898. Her father, Jake

Edelstein, ran a resort in the Catskill Mountains where Tillie worked and even- tually created and performed skits to amuse the guests’ children. She met an older

Englishman, Lewis Berg,

one

summer at the resort, and when she turned eighteen they mar- ried. A few years later, she started to pursue’ her writing and acting ca- reers full time, changing

her name to Gertrude

Berg.

Berg began writing radio

scripts based on a _ fictional family she had formulated as a young woman, now calling them “The Goldbergs,” a combination of her moth- er's maiden name and her husband's last name. “The Goldbergs” premiered on

radio in 1929 with Gertrude filling in for

the role of Molly until another actress

could be found. She was so good that when she was sick for a week the public sent in mass amounts of fan mail asking,

"Where's Molly?" Audiences loved listen-

ing to the stories and struggles of the Goldberg family and their neighbors, and instantly took to the warmth and guid-

ance of the accented Molly Goldberg.In

1947, following her 17 year run on radio, Gertrude saw television as a new exciting media, and a new opportunity to reinvig- orate and reintroduce “The Goldbergs” following World War Il. “The Goldbergs” premiered on CBS in 1949, with Ger- trude Berg as lead writer, star, and producer yet again. A year later, Gertrude Berg

won the first best actress

Emmy Award in history.

The Goldbergs eventually

moved from the Bronx to

the suburbs, and contin-

ued until 1954, after which

Berg also wrote and produced

a syndicated film version that remained on the air for another few

years.

Gertrude Berg's pioneering show “The Goldbergs” blazed the trail for “Il Love

Lucy” and all other sitcoms to follow!

Women In Numismatics General Meeting Minutes

April 28, 2016

IN President Charmy Harker called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. Charmy welcomed

the 17 people in attendance and

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made announcements as follows: (1) WIN will celebrate its 25th anniver- sary at the ANA convention in Ana- heim in August, (2) special elongates rolled on 2016 quarters will be given away and special elongate sets are

available at $10 each, (3) cake will be

served at the FUN table at noon on Thursday during the convention, (4) there will be a mixer that Thursday evening, (5) raffle tickets are available for the 25-25-50 drawing to be held in Anaheim, with all of WIN’s 50% to

be used for the scholarship program,

and (6) WIN is participating in the

program to convert Winning Ways to

digital format to post on a website.

Hunsicker describes “saving banks”

Following announcements, everyone at the meeting introduced them- selves and said where they were

from.

Kathy Freeland gave a brief introduc- tion of WIN’s guest speaker, David Hunsicker. Hunsicker collects savings banks issued by banks. He exhibited part of his collection in Michigan and won the best of show award. Hun- sicker then began to discuss the little banks used to collect coins. They had the name of the bank on them, and he found his first one at a flea market. He now has about 70 of them. When he began to research

one, he discovered a photo of Robert

Thompson, who held the patent for

the little bank.

When the bank gave the customer a small bank to collect coins, the bank kept the key. When you filled your bank with coins, you turned it in at the bank. They opened your bank with their special key and then gave you credit for your savings In your passbook. The key slot was forked and very difficult to pick. Some of the banks had slots of different sizes

on the sides for the different