Edgar H. Adams (1868-1940) of Bayville, Oyster Bay, and Brooklyn, New York, was a numismatic scholar, author, and collector who produced, among other works, reference guides
to territorial and private gold coins. He also coauthored, with William H. Woodin, the book United States Pattern, Trial, and Experimental Pieces, a standard reference work on
pattern coins. He served as editor of The Numismatist, the monthly journal of the American Numismatic Association, wrote a numismatic column for the New York Sun newspaper, and was
a co-founder of the New York Numismatic Club (1908).
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.
President of the ANS from 1868 to 1870 and 1873 to 1883, it was due to Anthon that the Society made its initial efforts to transform itself from a group of local coin collectors to a recognized scholarly institution.
James Atkins of East Street, Bromley, England, was the author of The Coins and Tokens of the Possessions and Colonies of the British Empire (1889) and coauthor of The Coins and Tokens of the Possessions and Colonies of the British Empire (1888).
Edward (Ned) R. Barnsley (b. 1906) of Beach Haven, New Jersey, was an authority on the state coinage of Connecticut and editor of The Colonial Newsletter, a newspaper on colonial coins. He was an American Numismatic Society fellow and life member of the American Numismatic Association.
Bauman L. Belden (1862-1931) of Cranford, New Jersey, served the American Numismatic Society as librarian (1891-1896), secretary (1896-1903, 1905-1916), director (1909-1915), and council member (1906-1928). He sat on several Society committees, including the Committee on Indian Peace Medals, which he chaired. He was the author of Medals and Publications of the American Numismatic Society (1915), Indian Peace Medals Issued in the United States (1927), and A Mint in New York (1930). He was a member of the American Numismatic Association and was active in the New York Numismatic Club. At the time of his death he was working on a project involving life saving medals.
Sixth president of the ANS (1870-1873) and longtime Treasurer (1874-1888), Betts helped to stabilized the Society's finances and resolve legal disputes arising from the Society's first commemorative medal—its Lincoln Memorial Medal.
Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962) was a French author and psychoanalyst. She was the great-grandniece of Emperor Napoleon I of France. In 1907 in Paris, she married Prince George of Greece and Denmark and was thereafter officially known as Princess George of Greece and Denmark. Marie was closely linked with Sigmund Freud whom she consulted for treatment of what she described as frigidity and whose escape from Nazi Germany she later helped to arrange. She practiced psychoanalysis until her death in 1962.
Walter H. Breen (1930?-1993) was the author of numerous numismatic works, including Proof Coins Struck by the United States Mint, 1817-1921 (1953), Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents (1984), and Walter Breen’s Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins (1988).