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    Eric P. Newman's
    Heath Literary Awards

    American Numismatic Association. Heath Literary Awards Presented to Eric P. Newman. The Heath Literary award is the most important literary award conferred by the American Numismatic Association. Established in 1949, it recognizes outstanding articles published during the previous 12 months in the ANA's magazine The Numismatist. Newman won the award a record 16 times. Present here are the following medals: (in silver) 1959, 1964, and 1966 First Place awards, and 1965 and 1979 Second Place awards; (in bronze) 1956 Third Place award, two 1957-dated awards (one in the older style and one in the newer style), 1967 Fourth Place award, 1975 Second Place award, an undated award that must be from 1980, and a 1984 award in the wooden box in which it was presented.

    The Heath Literary Award has not always been consistent either in the number of awards bestowed or the metals in which particular medals were struck. Some awards were dated in the year of presentation, which others bear the year of the article being recognized; to further confuse matters, a few are undated. A total of 12 Heath Literary Awards are here present, including three of Newman's four First Place awards. This lot is a unique testament to the importance of Newman's contributions over the years in the pages of The Numismatist, as well as being a tribute to the esteem in which he was held.
    Estimate $1,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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