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Attinelli, Emmanuel Joseph Jr., (1832-1895), his known addresses are as follows : in 1834: 27 Stone Street, New York; in 1865: 107 East 49th Street, New York; in 1880, 118 Rail Road Avenue, New York City, New York; from 1886 to 1890, Residence : 137 Centre St., and Doctor's Home Office : 1636 Rail Road Avenue, New York City, New York; in 1893, 1636 Vanderbilt Avenue, East, New York; in 1894, Landis Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey.

He was born on April 16, 1832, in New York City, New York, the son of an immigrant Italian nobleman Dot. Emanuel Giuseppe Attinelli, Sr. (January 5, 1803- June 24, 1854), and his mother an American blueblood and native of the state of New Hampshire, Mehitable Kent (November 1, 1796 –July 16,1849).

Il Padre, il signor Attinelli, senior

His father, Signor Dottore Emanuel Giuseppe Attinelli, was an illustrious Italian noble who served at the court of King Ferdinand I at Palermo, Sicily. He was forced into political exile in 1821 and came to reside first at Boston and then to 27 Stone Street, New York, working as an exchange or money broker at 8 Broad Street. On March 23, 1821 Metternich sent troops into Naples to guarantee the King of Naples new constitution from dissidents from the Island of Sicily who sought separation and independence from the Bourbon rule of the Two Sicilies. Attinelli, Sr., in a brilliant political maneuver kept his authority as a diplomat to negotiate economic and political relations with the government of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Regno delle Due Sicilie) and the United States. Between 1840-1848/9 young Attinelli Junior was probably educated abroad as the majority of aristocrats had been, typically at Paris, France. So far no documentation has surfaced to corroborate this, but it is consistent with what we would expect to find to be the case. If this were the case in fact the family would have returned to America after his education was completed by 1849. By April 1849 Attinelli, Sr., was appointed the Consul in New York by the government of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Regno delle Due Sicilie), the arrival back to America might also help to better explain this sequence. Evidently, the Attinelli's were a distinguished family of the Italian nobility who were highly cultivated and financially and politically connected and were well suited as part of the Italian Consulate in New York City, New York and Palermo, Italy, which must have afforded them many opportunities to travel especially between these two countries over the years. Mehitable Kent Attinelli, the mother of our character, died three months later of the epidemic in New York in July 1849. He death notice appeared in Spectator, Thursday, July 19, 1849. Her tragic and untimely death appears to have effected the teenager lifelong inspiring him to study microscopy and perhaps inspiring him to enter into the medical profession to fight disease. We can also see how his father's dealings with currency exchange also influenced his lifelong pursuit in numismatics with interest in American and foreign specie. His father continued to work in New York City as an exchange broker, interpreter, translator and Consul to Palermo, Sicily and established many diplomatic relations among the consuls of other governments. He also produced two Italian-English librettos for the New York Opera House, one in 1834, for Puccini's opera Gli Arabi nelle Gallie; and the second in 1845, Rossini's opera Semiramide. His father died nine years after the last opera opened. Young Attinelli was left an orphan at age twenty-two with two uncles, Joseph and Francis-Michael, and no known contacts of the Kent family. Both parents died young at ages 52 and 51 respectively.

Giovane Attinelli

This was the family life and background of our character for which this brief sketch hopes to flesh out something of his personality so that he might become better understood and appreciated. Attinelli was from a solid family with all the best social and financial connections affording him a privileged life. Perhaps he did not conform to the classic mold of the American elite engaging in behavior which disguises his nobility, but that is part and parcel of his eccentricity – an eccentricity that was allowed and perhaps encouraged by his parents. Since he had no financial need and was not carrying on an established family business he was given a bit more latitude in pursuing his education. One would naturally assume someone of his social class would have gone directly to either Harvard Medical College or to that at Columbia and completed his degree before moving on to other areas of interest. But, Attinelli was not an American blueblood but a Sicilian-American, the first generation offspring of an Italian immigrant and subject to an array of other cultural influences not in the repertoire of bluestocking Americans. He was certainly highly intelligent, trained in science, a gifted physician, a man who could work at the United States Customs Office, aid as an Italian and French translator, and appraise imported cargo for tariffs, while at the same time a serious student of coins and American bibliography and antiques and antiquities. He was indeed a Renaissance man fascinated with the world and everything in it. He was given the leeway, freedom and license to pursue his interests and enjoy life to its fullest, and that he did.

Young Attinelli seems to have been involved in studying coins from his youth and like most educated men learned about ancient Greek and Roman coins through his studies of the classical languages. He also was aware of the changes in American coinage as it affected what circulated as species. After the "gold rush" of 1849 a new craze for gold filled the American atmosphere.

A. His California Sojourn

After his schooling he traveled and his freedom as an independent bachelor granted the leeway to explore and develop in the same vein as his parents granted him leeway to grow and develop from his youth. At some date, perhaps, prior to his father's death young Attinelli travelled to San Andreas, Calaveras County, California, on some unknown account, and suffered the loss of $500 during the fire there in June 1858. The reason why he seems to have been there prior to June 1854 is because his father's death notice in the New York newspaper, Weekly Herald, read "California papers please copy." San Andreas at that time was a mining camp settled in 1848 by Mexicans. Italians were immigrating there circa 1858. In 1850, the Italian population of California numbered 15,495. The 1890 Census says there were 452 people living in San Andreas, California. What portion of the small population of San Andreas in the 1850's was Italian must have been few. It is not clear why young Attinelli went there, if it was concerning gold prospecting, or involving family, friends, or relatives immigrating there from Italy.

B. His New York-Boston Life

Two years later he married Lydia Beekman Moulton (d. 1900), the only daughter of Hon. Severn D. Moulton (1806-1878), Tax Commissioner of New York City, on his twenty-eighth birthday, Monday, April 16, 1860 at New York City. The fact that Attinelli married the daughter from an upper class and illustrious family confirms his own financial status as well-to-do, culturally and intellectually developed and a perfect fit to schmooze with affluent and upper crusts of society, like himself. They were married by the Rev. Charles M. Jamison. He and his wife were living in both Boston and New York City as many well to do people had done similarly, apparently with residences established by his father on his arrival to America. In January 1863 "while passing from the Historical Rooms to Twelfth Street, thence to a fancy store in Third Avenue, between Twelfth and Thirteenth Streets, thence through Thirteenth Street to and up Fourth Avenue to Twenty-Fifth Street, thence to and up Livingston Avenue: he and his wife somehow lost her "dark mink muff" traveling about New York City. He published a notice and reward in the New York Herald asking the finder to return the mink to "J.A. Levy's at 31 Nassau Street", a nearby neighbor of Henry H. Leeds at 23 Nassau Street. From 1867-1870 he was appointed to the Board of Aldermen City of Boston, during the administration of Mayor Nathaniel Shurtleff. Married Attinelli still retained the dignity and status of the Consulate in New York since his wife was formally invited to the French Consulate, as published inCourier des Etats-Unis, Sunday, October 5, 1879. This comes as no surprise since he intimates a deep personal friendship and knowledge of Louis Borg, the French Consul in New York when he discusses his auction of medals at Henry H. Leeds & Miner, New York on November 12,1867 and the keen knowledge they had been offered on April 17, 1856 but were withdrawn as he astutely and meticulously recorded these facts in Numisgraphics. This opens the question of young Attinelli having known Louis Borg as a Consul during his father's time when he was Consul, and if this friendship goes back to the speculated period of young Attinelli's early education abroad at France.


Like his father before him, in 1865, he is listed as an exchange or money broker at 31 Nassau Street, opposite the Post Office, New York City, New York, in the same office building as the Manhattan Life Insurance Company of New York. He apparently was working with the exchange broker Joseph A Levy since 1863 since he left that name and address as the site to leave his wife's mink muff if found. We are not sure if the mink muff was ever returned since Attinelli left Levy as the recipient about the same time he was arrested for being a money swindler. The whole affair was cleared up when Levy reported he received five one hundred dollar New Orleans bank notes to purchase at 87 cents on the dollar and sold them at 90 cents on the dollar to Arthur & Co., who in turn sold them for 95 cents on the dollar to H. F. Miller of the firm P.C. & Wm. B. Baker. Miller arriving in New Orleans discovered they were old notes drawn on the former Bank of New Orleans now cancelled and were entirely worthless. Levy was the victim of fraud having exchanged the notes in good faith from someone he knew during the Civil War who had brought them from Baton Rouge, New Orleans. According to the New Orleans bank officials the notes were very cleverly and ingeniously repaired by the most delicate and imperceptible tissue paper pasted over the cross cuts that were virtually undetectable even to the trained eye since they had been cross-cut on each of the four corners and across the face by the bank canceling hammer.

In June 1872 he began working in the Custom House of New York as the Impost Withdrawal Clerk at an annual salary of $1,500, though he was actively engaged in the medical field in New York City working among the Italian immigrant population. The New York state laws changed the structure on medical licensure that year taking the power from the county boards and placing the authority exclusively with the state board forcing him to find employment outside the hospital. He was a correspondent with the Essex Institute in December 1874.

From 1872-1878 he served on the Board of Aldermen for the City of New York.

Numismatic Career

On November 21,1863, he sold his collection of 148 lots of foreign coins, United States coins, medals and tokens and Colonial coins through Henry H. Leeds & Co., New York. He added another 4 lots of United States to another Henry H. Leeds & Co., coin auction held four days later on November 25, 1863. And yet another of 117 lots of foreign and United States coins and medals sold by H. H. Leeds & Co., NY on December 24, 1863.[1]

He sold his collection of 384 lots through Bangs, Merwin & Co., NY on December 21, 1864, postponed since December 16.[2]

He also sold coins to Charles Wild.

In March 1869 he purchased Lord Baltimore coinage paying $21 for several pieces.

[Figure 1. Numisgraphics (1876). Courtesy of the John N. Lupia Numismatic Library]

John Weston Adams has rightly characterized Attinelli’s earlier stabs at coin dealership as “a vest-pocket dealership.” The coins he sold off at auction were the ones he wished to dispose of probably keeping the better specimens for his personal cabinet. He was apparently no more than a dabbler in coin sales and did not pursue it as his contemporary Dr. George F. Heath had done a decade after him. Attinelli, the late nineteenth century bibliophile and American historian left his mark in history providing us with a window into the past allowing us to better appreciate his world of the now numismatic past. But Attinelli was just that, a bibliophile and American historian more than a serious collector of coins or dilettante dealer, part-time or otherwise. Attinelli seems to have occupied his career as a practicing physician in New York catering to the Italian immigration populace in the New York City where he was instrumental in establishing improved medical facilities and providing interpreters for Italian immigrants in need of medical assistance.

It is popularly published that Dr. Emmanuel Joseph Attinelli (1832-1895), undertook the task of enumerating every known American coin auction sale to the end of 1875 in his publication of Numisgraphics, or A List of Catalogues, in which Occur Coins or Medals, which have been Sold by Auction in the United States . . . (New York, 1876) [Clain-Stefanelli 11863, Sigler 141] . What is not popularly known is that technically, Numisgraphics is a co-authored work by Attinelli and Parish in light of the fact that Daniel Parish, Jr. provided the bulk of the entries from pages 5-44. The title page reads “Compiled by E. J. Attinelli” with no reference to Parish or mention of being assisted by him or the fact that more than half the auction catalogues listed in his work are based on Parish’s work previously published a decade earlier in a series of three articles in The American Journal of Numismatics. Certainly, Attinelli was not a plagiarist since there is evidence to support the notion that Parish wished to remain anonymous since Attinelli in the Preface references an anonymous person and Parish is the only person living at that time and within the circle of Attinelli's friends who fits the bill.

Regardless, he published the book on the occasion of the 1776-1876 Centennial celebrated throughout the United States. The book is an anthology of over 400 listings of coin auction catalogs printed in the United States presented chronologically from 1828 to 1875, with brief notations about the consignor, number of lots, days of the auctions, prices realized, and occasionally personal notes and observations, followed by an index to owners and coin dealers. An appendix contains bibliographic information on books, periodicals, fixed price lists, and institutional collections. Attinelli worked to create a comprehensive and exhaustive list of coin auction sales catalogs and numismatic literature but we know he missed many coin auction catalogs and other numismatic literature as well. He availed himself to reading the ANS organ theAmerican Journal of Numismatics which contained a list published ten years before his own by Daniel Parish, Jr, but did not include four of them. This observation leaves open the question of his methodology and intent and purpose drawing up his manuscript prior to publication. Perhaps he did not pursue tweaking it and polishing it up with further research and hastily published it through peer pressure or other causes that forced him to see the manuscript published or perished. One of these other causes seems to have been the shift in New York state law in 1872 regarding licensure to practice medicine, which he was already actively engaged in. Nevertheless, if he had not published Numisgraphics he would only have been an insignificant footnote in the annals of American numismatic history. Though imperfect and far from complete Attinelli's work still remains a vitally important and basic work that should be in every American numismatists library as an essential reference tool. On September 14, 1876, around the time he published Numisgraphics, he donated bark and wood specimens from several varieties of trees, minerals and fossils, etc., that he collected during his California sojourn in 1858, giving them to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. From this meager donation we see that he was very much the true collector of the period who owned a cabinet of various natural curiosities and other artifacts and rarities in addition to coins.

Below we have provided a working list of coin auction sales not included in Attinelli's Numisgraphics. Please send all additions and corrections to

On January 8, 1878, Attinelli published his 36-page catalog of the Charles W. Idell, Jr., collection comprising 978 lots of Ancient Roman and Oriental coins, foreign coins, medals, tokens, and gold, and United States coins, medals, Store Cards, Colonial Coins, and Numismatic Literature.[3] He donated a copy to the Yale Library.

His 1878 passport describes him as 5 feet nine inches tall, hazel eyes and chestnut hair. Ah, sell the coins and then travel abroad! That's a great idea! Attinelli was very bright indeed!

In March 1882, Edouard Frossard suggested in his periodical, Numisma, that Attinelli should produce a second edition of Numisgraphics with additions and corrections.[4] That message fell on deaf ears.

He was a member of the New York County Medical Society, and Surgeon in the Northwest Dispensary. In 1884, he graduated from the New York University Medical College. For much of the 19th century, most states, including New York, did not require medical degrees as prerequisites for practicing medicine. What seems to have prompted the medical degree was the change in New York state law in 1880 when the power of state county medical societies to license was taken away and placed exclusively in the hands of the Board of Regents. Since he had already an established practice among the Italian immigrant population who depended on him he was forced to obtain the degree and pass the state medical exam issed by the Board of Regents in order to continue. After receiving is Medical Degree and state license he was investigated during a trial in which Louis Peroni falsely accused him of poisoning his wife Laura who died on November 29, 1885. In December 1885 the jury found Dr. Attinelli innocent of the charges.

On May 19, 1885 he became a life member of the ANS.

In March 1892, he received his New Jersey medical license with an address at Vineland, New Jersey. He moved to Vineland, New Jersey early in 1894 and practiced at Landis Avenue east of Myrtle Street. He was a contributor of slides and article to the American Monthly Microscopical Journal, the organ of the American Postal Microscopical Club of Troy, New York, of which he was a member right up until the time of his death. He died at his home in Vineland, New Jersey on January 1, 1895, in his 63rd year. His funeral was held on Sunday, January 6, at two P.M., from the Presbyterian Church. His tombstone in Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, New Jersey was recorded in 1918 by numismatist Frank DeWette Andrews and published in the Vineland Historical Magazine. His parents are also buried at that cemetery leaving open the question if they had a home there which their son moved into more than 35 years after they died

In 2009 the Numismatic Bibliomania Society conducted a survey of the 100 Greatest Items of United States Numismatic Literature, and Attinelli’s 1876 work, Numisgraphics, or A List of Catalogues, in Which Occur Coins or Medals, Which Have Been Sold by Auction in the United States, Also, A List of Catalogues or Price Lists of Coins, Issued by Dealers, Also, A List of Various Publications of More or Less Interest to Numismatologists, Which Have Been Published in the United States, Compiled by E. J. Attinelli. (New York, 1876) ranked 59th on the list.

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New York Herald, July 21, 1849

Daily Globe, Monday, June 7, 1858.

The San Andreas Independent, Saturday, May 19, 1860

Boston Journal, Wednesday, June 8, 1870

United States Treasury Register (1873) : 109

The Annual Report of the American Museum of Natural History (1878) : 29

Proceedings of the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, of New York At the Annual Meeting, March 18, 1879 : page 10

New York City Directory (1886)

New York Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1889. "Miss Tessie Attinelli"

The Medical Standard, Volume XI (1892) : 95

Proceedings of the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society (1895) : 35

General Alumni Catalogue of New York University 1833-1907 : Medical Alumni (General Alumni Society, New York, 1908) : 340

Frossard, Numisma (1877-1891);

Daniel Lewis, Medical Directory of the City of New York (Stettiner, Lambert & Co., 1890) : 4, 81

Vineland Historical Magazine, Vol. III, No. 4, October (1918) : 76

Attinelli, Emmanuel Joseph, A Bibliography of American Numismatic Auction Catalogues 1828-1875 (Reprint 1976) : 32, 34, 39, 71;

Gengerke, Martin, American Numismatic Auctions, 8th edition (1990) : 10.

Adams, United States Numismatic Literature. Volume 1 : Nineteenth Century Auction Catalogs, xi, xiii, 20, 21, 36, 37, 43, 49, 148, 150.

Smith, Pete, “American Numismatic Pioneers : An Index to Sources,” Asylum Vol. XXII, No. 3, Consecutive Issue No. 87, Summer (2004) : 284;

[1] Lorraine S. Durst, United States Numismatic Auction Catalogs : A Bibliography (New York, New York : Sanford J. Durst Numismatic Publications, 1981) : Nos. 985, 986, 988, page 46

[2] ibid., No. 428, page 19

[3] ibid., No. 30, page 2; Karl Moulton, “American Nineteenth Century Catalogue Census,” The Asylum, Vol. 23, No. 1, Winter (2005) : 6. Adams, United States Numismatic Literature. Volume 1 : Nineteenth Century Auction Catalogs, xi, xiii, 20, 21, 36, 37, 43, 49, 148, 150, rates auction B-. Gengerke, Martin, American Numismatic Auctions, 8th edition (1990) : 10.

[4] See also Mason’s Coin Collector’s Herald, Vol. III, No. 4, March (1882) : 66b;