The 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) approaches and reveals more and more about the educational program which we present here in detail. The event activities will take place from Friday, January 7, 2022 through Sunday, January 16 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 109 East 42nd Street in New York City. Overall NYINC activities get underway on Friday, January 7 with the opening of auction lot viewing. Auction sessions will be held each day from Sunday, January 9-Sunday, January 16. The world and ancient specialty bourse will operate from Thursday, January 13-Sunday, January 16.
Educational Presentation by Dr. Ursula Kampmann
The convention will include an educational presentation by widely known numismatic researcher, writer and lecturer Dr. Ursula Kampmann. Dr. Kampmann’s presentation will be The Evolution of the German Coin Market After 1970. She will speak at 11am on Friday, January 14 in the Julliard room.
Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the NYINC said, “Dr. Kampmann’s participation as a presenter at our 50th annual NYINC will materially enhance the strength of our educational programs. In addition to serving as a past secretary for the International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins, she founded and currently directs the widely acclaimed educational and news website www.coinsweekly.com, is a fellow of the American Numismatic Society and was editor-in-chief of MuenzenRevue.”
Foley continued, “Her recognitions include the 2002 Vreneli Prize of the Society for International Monetary History, the Otto-Paul-Wenger Award from the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists in 2012 and the Burnett Anderson Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing from the American Numismatic Association in 2015. In addition to her considerable research and academic achievements she also has a long record as a commercial participant in the numismatic trade. Her presentation is one that our 2022 attendees will certainly benefit from.”
French Medallist and Sculptor Alexandre Charpentier
Also the program will include a lecture by New York Numismatic Club member and Past President Jai Chandrasekhar, The Life and Work of French Medal Maker and Sculptor Alexandre Charpentier. In addition to his work as a medallist and sculptor, Charpentier was also a cabinet and furniture maker and worked in tin, marble, wood, leather and terra cotta. He lived from 1856-1909.
Mr. Chandrasekhar graduated from Yale University in 1987 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 1997, where he was the Book Review Editor for the Yale Law Journal. In the course of his legal career he has served as a Staff Attorney with the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to his SEC service he was with the firm of Sullivan and Cromwell LLP. He currently serves as Senior Counsel for Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP. A member of the New York City and New York State Bar Associations, he serves as Secretary of the New York County Lawyers Association.
He is a collector of French and British medals, coins and banknotes and is the author of an article about the French medal engraver Raymond Gayrard that appeared in the ANS Magazine.
Mr. Chandrasekhar’s program is scheduled for 4:15pm on Friday, January 14 in the Julliard Room.
World Currency Presentation
Additionally the roster of educational presentations will include a program by Dr. Bruce Smart, Collecting World Paper Money: Banknotes of the Belgian Congo.
A graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Smart went on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1970 from the University of California at Berkley. He had a 35 year career as a scientist and in corporate research management for the DuPont Company, retiring in 2005. Dr. Smart is a 53 year member of the American Chemical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Smart’s collecting interests started in 1995 and he began a specialization in world notes in 2000. He has served as a consultant, cataloger and show representative for R.M. Smythe and Company as well as Spink USA. He currently consults for Heritage Numismatic Auctions. He is a member of the International Bank Note Society, the Society of Paper Money Collectors and the New York Numismatic Club. Spink & Sons has held two charity auction sales of his banknote collections: “The Bruce Smart Collections of the Middle East & North Africa” in 2016 and “The Bruce Smart Collections of British Commonwealth – Parts One & Two” in 2017.
He continues to collect Kansas City. Missouri national banknotes as well as adding to his major collection of Belgian Congo material. His reading interests focus on Central African exploration in the 19th century.
Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the NYINC said, “World banknote collecting is an especially strong and growing segment of the rare currency collecting field. Dr. Smart is recognized as a serious and accomplished researcher in the field of his NYINC presentation, which will certainly be enhanced by the depth of his knowledge of Central African exploration. I’m especially pleased to have him participate in our 50th Annual Convention educational efforts.”
Numismatic Media Panel Discussion
The NYINC will also feature a numismatic media panel discussion, Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Numismatic Media in an Evolving Social and Technological Environment. Scheduled from 1PM-3PM on Friday, January 14 in the Julliard Room, the panel will consist of Dr. Andrew Reinhard, the American Numismatic Society’s Director of Publications; David Lisot, CEO of cointelevision.com; Jeff Starck, Coin World’s World Coins Senior Editor; Dr. Ursula Kampmann, Director of coinsweekly.com and Charles Morgan, Editor of coinweek.com.
Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman of the foreign and ancient specialty convention, said, “This will be our 50th annual convention. I am especially pleased that we’ll be able to have a panel discussion focused on the numismatic media featuring such a distinguished and qualified group of media professionals. Indeed, we’ll likely be adding additional participants before the dates of our convention. Our format will be a short presentation of roughly 10 minutes by each panel member, followed by interactions between the panel participants and with our audience members. The very makeup of what we consider to be the “media” or “press” is changing and evolving and has been at accelerating pace for a decade of more. Especially because of the experience and qualifications of our panel members I think this will be an exciting presentation of particular importance.”
NYINC activities at the Grand Hyatt will get underway on Friday, January 7 with the opening of auction lot viewing. Multiple foreign and ancient specialty auctions will be held each day from January 9-16. The NYINC specialty bourse will be held Thursday-Sunday, January 13-16.
Room rates at the Grand Hyatt begin at a discounted NYINC rate of $189. A link to book online can be found on the NYINC website. Foreign and ancient dealers interested in having a booth at the event should contact Foley at (414) 807-0116 or via e-mail.
Full NYINC details, including the schedule of events, hotel reservation information and a listing of booth holders can be also found on the convention website.
Here you can read our report of the last NYINC in 2020.