Joseph N.T. Levick notebook and coin rubbings, probably late 1800s

Descriptive Summary

Repository
American Numismatic Society
Extent
1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
Notebook containing research notes on eighteenth and nineteenth century coins, and rubbings and other illustrations of coins and tokens from the United States, Canada, South America, and other locations.

Joseph N.T. Levick


Creator

Name
Levick, Joseph N.T. (Joseph Nepoleon Tricot), 1828-1908
Abstract
Treasurer of the ANS from 1867 to 1875, Levick helped found the Society's successful publications program in 1866 when he championed the effort to launch the first American numismatic journal — The American Journal of Numismatics.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open to all researchers.

Preferred Citation

Joseph N.T. Levick notebook and coin rubbings, probably late 1800s, Archives, American Numismatic Society.

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Copyright restrictions may apply. Permission to publish or reproduce must be secured from the American Numismatic Society.

Biographical Note

Joseph N.T. Levick was originally from Philadelphia and a member of that city's and the nation's first numismatic club — the Philadelphia Numismatic Society. Levick served briefly in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, eventually rising to the rank of captain. By 1864, Levick had moved to New York City, where he worked as a banker. That same year, Levick helped to form the New York Numismatic Society. Within a year, however, that organization merged with the American Numismatic Society to form the American Numismatic and Archeological Society. Levick continued as a member of the combined organization. In March 1866 he proposed the first numismatic journal in the United States — the American Journal of Numismatics — and served as its first editor. Publication of the AJN began in May 1866. In addition, Levick also served the ANS as its treasurer, a position he held from 1867 to 1875. Levick sold his collection of tokens, which included more than 20,000 pieces, in 1884. He died on September 7, 1908.

Scope and Content Note

Notebook containing research notes on eighteenth and nineteenth century coins, and rubbings and other illustrations of coins and tokens from the United States, Canada, South America, and other locations.

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