Long Table 69. George Clapp: His US Large Cent Collection and the American Numismatic Society

October 22, 2021
1:00 pm ET

Join Chuck Heck, Associate Member of the ANS, as he shares his current research on early 20th century industrialist and numismatist George Clapp, his collection of US large cents, and his relationship to the Society. Clapp donated a significant portion of his collection to the ANS in 1946 and gifted the remaining duplicates to the Carnegie Museum. We will discuss Clapp’s biography, interest in large cents, general collecting habits, and some of the interesting characters from his life.