The GSNA Journal (formerly known as the New Jersey Numismatic Journal) is a periodic publication sent to all members of the GSNA. is designed to keep its members informed of current numismatic events, what’s going on with the GSNA and its programs, and what’s new in the regional numismatic community. The journal includes updates on member clubs and what is happening at the local club level. It covers local and national numismatic news and events, along with informative articles on a variety of numismatic topics.
history of the journal
The New Jersey Numismatic Journal (NJNJ) has been the publication of the GSNA since its inception in 1975, with the first edition published in the winter of 1975, not long after the founding of the GSNA. The cover story honored Valentine “Val” Pasvolsky, “a man who has served numismatics with distinction in all 50 states and many foreign lands, is one prophet who is honored at home as well.” The original editor of the NJNJ was Ed Reiter of Asbury Park.
Some of the individuals spotlighted in the first NJNJ include Gilroy Roberts, sculptor of the JFK Half Dollar and resident (at the time) of Barnegat Bay; Publisher Malcolm Forbes or Far Hills, who had irreverently condemned numismatics in his Forbes Magazine; the numismatist Val Pasvolsky, mentioned above; Charles N. Morrison, co-founder of the GSNA; John H. Harris, a then New Jersey representative for the American Numismatic Association; Woodrow Wilson, the only New Jersey Resident ever elected president, and who appeared on the $100,000 gold certificate.
Ads in the first NJNJ include East Coast Coin Investments of Eastontown (Donald J. Muniz); The Franklin Mint of Franklin Center, PA; Stone House Coin Shop of Scotch Plains; Monmouth Stamp and Coin Shop of Red Bank (Wesley A. Crozier and Irving Carol); Francis G Sanders, World Coins; Collectors Den (William H. Randel); Perth Amboy Coin Exchange (John Stepniak); Don Russo or Belmar; The Piggy Bank of Ogdensburg (William C. Muth); Coin Shop of Toms River; and Jersey Coin and Stamp of Hazlet.
Our current editor is Joe Pargola. If you are interested in contributing to the journal, or have any comments or questions regarding the NJNJ, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSNA members also contribute to the hobby with articles in many numismatic outlets, both print, and web. Below are some examples of articles written by our members:Chinese Cash Coins – by Jay Feldman, J-1468
Available for the asking is a 5-page pamphlet Recommendations for Forming and Conducting Club YN Programs. Contact Jim Majoros at 732-255-6911
Crossroads of the Revolution – from The Numismatist, June 1999 – by Spencer Peck (GSNA Member)
Two-bits, Four-bits, Six-bits, Eight… – by Leon F McClellan