latest free educational video/slide presentations from numismatist
Robert Korver are now available at his website, NumiStorica.com.
describes these three latest contributions to numismatics as follows:
HOWARD (1726-1790) Life Extraordinaire (25 minutes) starts with
a simple question which, unfortunately, is never answered to my
satisfaction: what is the vignette of an English humanitarian focused
on prison reform doing on a note of a Boston bank more than half a
century later? An Englishman, I might add, who never visited America,
although he toured all of Europe (and east through Russia)
investigating prisons and plague houses. And a man so focused on his
humanitarian efforts that he let his own finances deteriorate! Based
on other evidence from a century later, I argue a certain connection
with banking; I just don't have a clue what that connection is.
Perhaps viewers can explain it?
AQUINO (1933-2009): A Peek Behind The Curtain of the 1986
Aquino-Reagan Coins (15 minutes). For a very short time, I
worked at the Franklin Mint. The highlight of that peculiar experience
was being part of the team that produced the 1986 Philippine coins
commemorating the historic first meeting between President Aquino and
President Reagan. The silver and gold paired issues were produced in
record time by a team of craftsmen who had very little motivation
except pride of workmanship.
➤ BEEHIVES (12
minutes). Mention beehives to any intermediate numismatist, and you
will probably get the immediate response: "Mormon Gold."
True enough, but our eons of relationship with the bee — and the free
housing we provide it, the beehive — has produced varied numismatic
evidence through time and around the world. Not surprisingly, every
artist has had to grapple with the identical problem of scale
(relatively speaking, hives are large, and bees are very small). Their
depiction may be an apt metaphor; it’s their influence on humanity
Connect with Coin World:
three postings bring the number of available online presentations to
10, with more planned on a variety of numismatic subjects, according
of the superb images, these files are big," Korver says. "On
the website, the new shows are broken into smaller 'PDF' files for
posting, but anyone — or any club — who contacts me can obtain
a disk with complete versions (in one piece!): a QuickTime movie, a
complete PDF version, original Apple Keynote versions, and a
PowerPoint version. Computer compatibility for viewing and showing
should not be a problem with this selection on the CDs.”
can be reached by email at r.b.korver@NumiStorica.com and by telephone at or
214-244-5478 for more details and notifications of upcoming additions
to the website.