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    Old Timer Assay Commission Society (OTACS). OTACS Meeting Medals. Sixteen medals with ribbons, generally in box of issue. Eric P. Newman served as chair of the Assay Commission for 1967 and as a former Assay Commissioner was entitled to membership in the highly exclusive Old Timer Assay Commissioner Society (OTCAS). The club was essentially social in nature and met each year during the ANA Convention. As the commission was stripped of public members in 1977 and abolished in 1980, the OTACS membership steadily declined until they held their last meeting in 2012. For each meeting, a custom medal was created. Medals are present for the following meetings: 5th-12th (1969-1976), 14th-16th (1978-1980), 18th (1982), 21st-23rd (1985-1987), and 25th (1989). The 1980 medal is erroneously numbered as the 15th meeting, which was held the year before. Each is in an original box of issue with its ribbon and clasp, as issued (some are housed two to a box and one is loose). They were manufactured primarily by Medallic Art Company, with a few produced by Endurart or the Franklin Mint. The 25th meeting medal has green corrosion; the others are essentially as issued.
    Estimate $250.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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