The Newman Numismatic Portal this week passed the 25,000-document milestone. The 25,000th document added was The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, 2nd edition, published by DLRC Press (David Lawrence Rare Coins) in 1994. This particular copy was DLRC Founder David Feigenbaum’s personal copy and was loaned for scanning by John Brush, President of DLRC. This volume provides an overview of the Barber quarter series, details major varieties, offers pricing history, and describes diagnostics for key issues such as the commonly forged 1901-S. Today this study is continued through the journal of the Barber Coin Collectors Society.
The 25,000+ documents on Newman Portal comprise over 2 million pages. Among the collection is the largest group of digitized U.S. Mint material from the National Archives (nearly a quarter million pages), and almost 8,000 auction sale catalogs with nearly complete coverage of the auction catalogs listed in John Adams’ United States Numismatic Literature (2 vols., 1982, 1990), scanned primarily at the American Numismatic Society library. In addition we host back issues of numerous collector organizations and societies. We’re not stopping there! Work continues on the (seemingly endless) Eric P. Newman research papers, the David Lisot video library, and the contributions of a large number of private authors and organizations who continue to build Newman Portal through their generous donations of digital content and printed material.