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Part of the illustrated portion of one of Mosher's Curiosities of Currency columns.

Stuart Mosher Curiosities of Currency clippings, 1931-1936
0.4 cubic feet (1 box)

Biographical note
Numismatic cartoonist, columnist, author, and editor Stuart Mosher (1904-1956) was born in Canada, settled in Buffalo in 1926, and moved to New York City in 1935, where he was associated with coin dealers Wayte Raymond and the New Netherlands Coin Company. He was the author of The Story of Money as Told by the Knox Collection (1936) and United States Commemorative Coins, 1892-1939 (1940) and he wrote and illustrated a newspaper column called Curiosities of Currency. He became editor of The Numismatist in 1945, a position he held until 1954, and in 1948 became acting curator of numismatics at the Smithsonian Institution.

Clippings of Mosher’s Curiosities of Currency columns from the Buffalo Courier-Express (1931-1936), some of which are pasted into a scrapbook. Others are loose. Preservation photocopies of the clippings are also available. Mosher’s columns were accompanied by cartoon illustrations, also by Mosher, done in a style similar to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! panels.

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