STEIGERWALT, CHARLES TRISSLER

Copyright 2011-2019 John N. Lupia, III

Charles Trissler Steigerwalt (1858-1912), was born on June 28, 1858, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, son of Henry J. Steigerwalt and Mary Ann Trissler Steigerwalt. 

His father died in his youth and was raised by his maternal grandfather Michael Tissler.

He was a contemporary of the Chapman Brothers and like them started dealing in 1878. 

He  irregularly published The Coin Journal from April 1878 - July 1881, in all of twelve known issues. It became a bi-monthly in 1879; and changed format to that of a newspaper in 1880.

From 1883 to 1884 he published Steigerwalt's Coin Journal.

In 1885, he began issuing fixed price lists until 1911, numbering 71 editions. 

In 1891, he became ANA member number 74. 

In 1895, he published Numismatic News

He became a member of the New York Numismatic Club. 

For many years he served as counterfeit detector for the ANA.

He collected antiques, curios, coins, and stamps. 

He was a member of the American Philatelic Society and the Philadelphia Stamp Club.

He committed suicide on March 29, 1912, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is buried in Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

His stamp collection was sold in two parts by Eugene Klein in June 1912.

Note :

The best article ever published on Steigerwalt is by Carl Waltz, Jr, for an ANA 2018 exhibition available online at the Numismatic Bibliomania Society website : https://www.coinbooks.org/about/waltz_exhibit.html

Coin Auction Sales : (70)

[01] February 28, 1881
[02] June 28-29, 1881
[03] (2A) August 5, 1881 (dated July 22, 1881) - broadside
[04] (2B) October 5, 1881, Westhoeffer
[05] (3) December 22, 1881
[06] (4) April 13-14, 1882
[07] (5) May 23-24, 1882
[08] (6) June 13, 1882, John S. Rohrer
[09] (7) August 1-12, 1882
[10] (8) October 3-4, 1882,
[11] (9) November 7, 1882, Joshua L. Lyte & Rev. T. H. Keeler
[12] (10) December 27-28, 1882
[13] (11) January 19, 1883, George T. McCombe
[14] (12) March 5-6, 1883
[15] (13) March 28, 1883, Benjamin Schmank
[16] (14) June 18-19, 1883
[17] (15) July 16, 1883
[18] (16) October 1, 1883
[19] (17) October 22, 1883
[20] (18) December 22, 1883, Lorin G. Parmelee & Stedman, Leffler, et alia.
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[64] (62) May 21-22, 1907, William S. Appleton
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[70] (68) July 30, 1910, J. P. Brenner, et al.




Bibliography :


The Numismatist , Vol. 25, May (1912) : 175 obit
The Philatelic Gazette, June  (1912)
The Asylum, Winter (1995) : 19

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