American Numismatic Society
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A section of a page from one of the notebooks

P.K. Anderson notebooks, mid-1900s
1 cubic foot (1 box)

Biographical note
P.K. (Paul Kenneth) Anderson (1894-1968) of Goteborg, Oklahoma, was an engineer and numismatist who published articles (circa 1930s-1960s), mostly on Spanish coins, in The Numismatist, the monthly magazine of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), and other publications. He served on the board of governors (1955-1961) and as president (1963-1965) of the ANA. His collection of Spanish coins was bequeathed to the American Numismatic Society.

Twelve loose-leaf notebooks dating from the mid-20th century, one of which contains a handwritten index to all four volumes of Numismatic Review (1943-1947). The other eleven notebooks contain notes on coins and tokens of Europe, European colonies, and the United States (first century B.C. to the 1900s), with descriptions, grading, hand-drawn illustrations, and references to published sources. Topic headings listed in the eleven notebooks are (1) Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico; (2) Peru, Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, U.S.A., Venezuela; (3) Antigua, Azores, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, British Colonies, British Guiana, British Virgin Islands-Buck Island, Cuba, Curacao, Danish West Indies, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch Guiana, England & Scotland, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Holland, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, New South Wales, Paraguay, St. Bartholomew, St. Eustatius, Santa Lucia, St. Martin, Salvador, The Saints, Tobago, Tortola, Trinidad, Vieque; (4) Celtiberian, Latin, Roman, Visigothic, Moorish; (5) Castile & Leon, Aragon & Navarre; (6) Ferdinand & Isabella; (7) Charles & Johanna, Philip II, Philip III, Philip IV, Philip IV (countermarked); (8) Catalan Revolt & French Occupation, Agramont, Banolas, Barcelona, Bellpuig, Besalu, Camprodon, Cataluna, Gerona, Manresa, Olot, Perpignan, Puigcerda, Roussillion, Solsona, Tagment, Tarrasa, Tarrega, Vich, Villa Franca Del Panades, Charles II, Philip V; (9) Charles III (Pretender), Luis I, Ferdinand VI, Charles III, Charles IV, Jose Napoleon; (10) Ferdinand VII, Isabella II; and (11) Isabella II (continued), Charles V (pretender), Provisional Government, The Interregnum, Amadeo I, Republic of Andorra, Canton de Cartagena, First Republic, Charles VII (pretender), Alfonso XII, Alfonso XIII, 2nd Republic, Civil War Issues, Francisco Franco.

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