DNW 2008 Coinex Auction
September 23, 2008
Irish Coins of Hillel Kaslove
Hillel Kaslove is a very knowledgeable numismatist in the realm of modern world coinage. He was curator of Modern World Coins at the American Numismatic Society from the late 1960's to the mid 1970's. After leaving the ANS, Kaslove moved up to Canada and became curator of the Currency Museum at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa.
In the late 1980's when I began my tenur with Krause Publications, I was blessed in developing a good friendship with Bob Archer, who then worked at Stack's in New York. Bob had a wonderful knowledge of Heaton Mint coins and other British Colonial issues. Whenever I had a question, Bob always made time to help me. He answered my questions and gave me an exceptional education on Heaton Mint proofs over the years.
I remember one time I came to Bob with a question and he recommended that I talk to Hillel Kaslove. It was something about a specific area of British Colonial coinage and Bob said that Hillel would have the answer and sure enough he did. That was the only time I spoke with Kaslove and though I would have liked to expand the workign relationship, time never allowed this to happen.
Yesterday, as I was looking over the Dix Noonan Webb 2008 Coinex Auction set to cross the block this week and trying to organize my thoughts about the sale in order to bring them to you in some blog postings, frind and frellow blogger, George Cuhaj pointed out that some of Kaslove's Irish collection was presented in the sale. What a treat! There are 36 lots of Irish coins from Kaslove including a great run of Gunmoney, some very beautiful high grade pieces from George II and George IV.
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