1996 ANS/CCC Symposium, Program

8:30-9:00    Registration and Coffee

9:00-9:10    Welcome
Arthur A. Houghton III, President, ANS

9:10-9:45    Harlan J. Berk
The Coinage of Croesus of Lydia, 565-546 B.C.
Mr. Berk has been researching the coins of Croesus for eight years. He has reported his findings in his column in World Coin News, "Something Old" and in presentations to numismatic organizations.

9:45-10:20    Dr. David J. MacDonald
Overstruck Greek Silver Coins - Problems and Opportunities
Dr. MacDonald is a professor of history at Illinois State University and author of the standard catalog of the coins of Aphrodisias. He will show how the overstriking of coins of one city by the dies of another is connected with the return of mercenaries from abroad.

10:20-10:35    Break

10:35-11:10    Robert D. Leonard
Numismatic Treasures of the Copper Scroll
Mr. Leonard has been a student of Biblical numismatics for 20 years and is the author of A Numismatic Illustration of the Bible (Coin Worlds's World Coins), 1986. He has presented papers at The American Numismatic Society and the XIth International Numismatic Congress. He will examine the treasures catalogued in this Dead Sea Scroll.

11:10-11:55    Curtis Clay
Claudias and the Coinage of Caligula: Numismatic Damnatio Memoriae Under the Roman Empire
Mr. Clay, A PhD. candidate at the University of Texas, has a B.A. in Classics from Princeton and a B.Litt. in Ancient History from Oxford. Formerly an associate curator in the Department of Numismatics at the British Museum, he is now with Harlan J. Berk Ltd. He will discuss the deliberate melting by Claudius of coins of Caligula.

11:55-12:30    Dr. William E. Metcalf
The Later Recoinage of Roman Alexandria
Dr. Metcalf is Chief Curator of the American Numismatic Society and member of the International Numismatic Commission. He is a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study. Dr. Metcalf has published many studies of Roman coins.

12:30-1:30    Lunch

1:30-2:05    Dr. Saul B. Needleman
Numismatic Evidence Contrary to the Edwardian Expulsion of the Jews from England in 1290
Dr. Needleman, MBNS, FRNS, has been studying English 17th century tokens for indications of Jewish merchants since 1984. He is editor of Perspectives in Numismatics , published by Ares Publishers in honor of the 800th meeting of the Chicago Coin Club.

2:05-2:40    John Kleeberg
"Bllod Thalers" or Bunkum: How the Hessians Were Paid
Dr. Kleeberg is Associate Curator of Modern Coins at the American Numismatic Society. His D.Phil. in Modern History is from Oxford.

2:40-2:55    Break

2:55-3:30    Thomas K. DeLorey
The Recycled Dies of Honduras
Mr. DeLorey has been studying the coins of Honduras for 15 years. Co-author of Coin Eorld Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of United States Coins, he is now a staff numismatist with Harlan J. Berk Ltd.

3:30-4:05    Robert W. Julian
Aspects of Early U.S. Copper Coinage, 1792-1815
Mr. Julian is a recognized authority on United States coins 1792-1857, having done exhaustive research in the National Archives. He delivered the Stack Lecture at the American Numismatic Society in 1995.

4:05-4:40    Robert R. Van Ryzin
Who is Really Portrayed on the Buffalo Nickel?
Mr. Van Ryzin is editor of Coins and Coin Prices magazines and author of Twisted Tails. He has done extensive research on the Indians used as models by James Earle Fraser.

4:40-5:00    Summation
Harlan J. Berk and Robert D. Leonard, Co-Chairmen

5:00-6:00    Reception

The Registration fee for all events from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM is $35 each.

A 7:00 PM Symposium Dinner will be addressed by Arthur A. Houghton III, president of the American Numismatic Society. His topic will be Numismatics: Art, Symbol, Science . Reservations are available at $50 each.

Please make checks payable to Chicago Coin Club.

Chicago Coin Club
P.O. Box 2301
Chicago, IL 60690