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.
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.
Alfred Raymond Bellinger (Durham, 1893 – 1978) was an American archaeologist and numismatist. He taught at Yale University and took part in the Dura-Europos excavations and published the book: Dura final report, VI, The coins.
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).
John S. Davenport (1907-2001) of Galesburg, Illinois, was a numismatist with an expertise in crown-sized coins of Europe and a particular interest in German talers. He was born in Buffalo, New York, and received a B.A. from Cornell (1928), an M.A. from Harvard (1929), and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina (1934). He taught English literature at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh from 1929 to 1931, and then at Knox College in Galesburg beginning in 1945. He retired in 1972, eventually relocating to Coral Gables, Florida. He began collecting coins in 1921 and his first book, European Crowns Since 1800, was published in 1947.
Oscar Henry Dodson (January 3, 1905–January 22, 1996) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy, who served during World War II. After retiring from the Navy, Dodson was appointed Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois. He was also a noted numismatist and served as president of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) from 1957-1961.