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Wismer, David

Resident of Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Married Annie Roberts September 18, 1878. They had five children. Employed as an engineer and mechanic. He retired in 1929.

The free silver movement of 1895-1896 arroused an interest in the study of money. He became a student and later expert on paper money. He wrote a series of articles on obsolete paper for The Numismatist from 1922 to 1936. Some were reprinted as The Obsolete Bank Notes of New England in 1972. He also wrote for The Coin Collector's Journal and Hobbies magazine. He was ANA member number 127. He died in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. In 1969 he was elected to the ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame.

Author of:

Check List of Continental and Colonial Currency for Collectors.

Descriptive List of Obsolete Paper Money Issued in New Jersey (1928).

Descriptive List of New York Obsolete Paper Money in 1931.

Offered in paper cover for $3.00 of cloth for $4.00.

Descriptive List of Ohio Obsolete Paper Money in 1932.

Descriptive List of Pennsylvania Obsolete State Bank Notes 1933.

Ninety cloth bound copies were offered at $2.00 each.

Price List of United States Paper Money in 1929.

Varieties of Dix Civil War Tokens of the year 1863 in 1922.

obit: NUM 62 Aug 1949 page 476 (photo)


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