The Newman Numismatic Portal has released a new, upgraded home page featuring an image gallery of random items from the portal’s vast database of documents, images, videos and everything else numismatic. The NNP, as it is widely known, is quickly becoming the go-to source for numismatic researchers thanks to its huge volume of research. Noted numismatist and cataloger, John Kraljevich, has also recently joined the NNP team and will be providing unique and relevant blogs to the site on a regular basis.
The Newman Portal was launched in November, 2014 and is administered through Washington University in St. Louis, under a grant from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Foundation. Newman Portal represents the largest online library of American numismatics, containing over 16,000 documents. The collection is especially strong in historical auction catalogs, with over 5,000 listings. Both Stack’s Bowers and Kagin’s have made available their entire history of auction sale catalogs, totaling over a thousand sales from 1935 to date. Many numismatic organizations have provided back issues of their publications, with contributions coming from over 50 club and individual contributors. Most recently, the site has added image collections (https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/imagecollections), where users may view portions of the Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection and the Independence Hall collection.
The Newman Portal maintains scanning centers at Washington University in St. Louis and at the American Numismatic Society in New York. The St. Louis location has access to the Eric P. Newman library, while the American Numismatic Society (ANS) holds the largest numismatic library in the world. In addition to hosting scanning, the ANS has granted permission to scan nearly all ANS publications since its inception in 1858. Private collectors, most notably Dan Hamelberg, have additionally loaned rare or unique materials not represented in institutional collections.
Inquiries about the Newman Portal may be directed to Len Augsburger, Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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