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John Story Jenks, A Great American Coin Collector By Flynn
John Story Jenks, A Great American Coin Collector By Flynn

John Story Jenks, A Great American Coin Collector By Flynn

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John Story Jenks A Great American Coin Collector

By: Kevin Flynn

Softcover: 80 pages

Black and White Illustrations

Actual size of book - 6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 9780983269243

Authors Comments:

"In the author s opinion, John Story Jenks is the greatest American coin collector. He displayed qualities that include: 1. An extensive coin collection in his field of study. For Jenks this primarily focused on Ancient and World coins. 2. A comprehensive knowledge of the historical facts surrounding their coins. Jenks s 1906 book An Account of Some Coins in a Private Collection, displayed this comprehension. 3. A willingness to share that knowledge for the benefit of the hobby. Jenks was an integral part of his coin club, acting as its Vice President for almost 20 years and contributing his knowledge to teach others. 4. The ability to identify and select quality coins, some of the finest known today. 5. The ability to preserve those coins in a near perfect original state. 6. His philanthropic and charitable contributions to society. After Jenks retired in 1893, he was part of many clubs and organizations for the betterment of society including the Board of Education of Philadelphia, the Society for the Employment and Instruction of the Poor, and the Society for Organizing Charity to name a few. This general attribute cannot be overlooked, it is a quality that is not often seen. It is the essence of what our hobby should be.

This book explores Jenks life, his contributions to the hobby and society, his collection, the intimate knowledge he had of his coins and their history, and Jenks displayed those qualities that we should all aspire to."

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