"And many more!"

Norman Stack

Mr. Stack, of the prestigious New York Stack Numismatic firm, told Coin World Magazine that they had received 118 calls alone on February 7, 1972 after the story of the Lincoln Mystery Cent appeared in Coin World and general newspapers from coast to coast.

Abe Kosoff

In 1972 Mr. Kosoff, well-known numismatist, shared his good friend Maurice Gould’s interest in the Lincoln Mystery Cent and noted its contribution to increased interest in numismatics.  Mr. Kosoff told Wilkins that he was very excited about the “magic” generated by the Mystery Cent and, like Gould, was very optimistic about the coin’s future.  

Dominick Yanchunas

Dominick is a freelance writer who wrote the January 2008 article for CoinAge Magazine updating the saga of the Lincoln Mystery Cent.

Denis Mortensen

Denis is the talented graphic artist who helped design the Lincoln Mystery Cent’s Limited Edition “Press Kit”, the Coin’s timeline, and the “Traveling Museum” exhibit. Denis’ current contact info is vertigotower@yahoo.com

Dan O’Brien

Dan, through his specialty company TNT, coordinated the production of the “Limited Edition” Lincoln Mystery Cent Commemorative Medallions and their metal holders. 

John Peavey (Mary Brooks’ son)

John Peavey gave Wilkins pictures of his mother, Mary Brooks-former Director of the US Mint, including the rare picture in the vault of Fort Knox which is on the opening page in the Limited Edition “Press Kits.” In the Mystery Cent’s timeline you can see a picture of Peavey and Wilkins holding an enlarged picture of the Cent’s original 2x2 cardboard holder autographed by his mother and Roy Cahoon (Assistant Director US Mint). 

L. Tony Cosentino

(President of the Monmouth Coin Club)

Mr. Cosentino reiterated to the Asbury Park Press that the Lincoln Mystery Cent sparked increased interest in the hobby and predicted that it would boost his club’s membership 10 to 15 percent.

Nick Stewart

Nick is the talented college student who built the entertaining animated video, “Making Numismatic History.” Mr. Stewart’s current contact info is: nstewart98@hotmail.com 

John F. Van de Zilver

(Vice President of the East Coast Coin Company)

Mr. Van de Zilver told Ed Reiter that business at his Eatontown business had been going crazy since the story of the Lincoln Mystery Cent hit the street...once again confirming the Coin’s positive impact on numismatics.

John Brown (Royal Awards)

John oversaw the building and unique design of the new Lincoln Mystery Cent coin holder and its container. (See picture of it on the timeline.) 

Tony Lozito

Tony is the award-winning film screenwriter working on a movie script of the ongoing story of the Lincoln Mystery Cent.  

Geoffrey Mays

Mr. Mays (along with Denis Mortensen) composed and scored the soundtrack for the “Making Numismatic History”. Geoffrey’s current contact info is gam@efn.org 

Joyce Dillingham

Mrs. Dillingham was Wilkins’ assistant and was responsible for researching and bringing together information for the exhibit panels in the 1991 Lincoln Mystery Cent Museum in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

Patrick Ezard

Patrick is the talented photographer who shot the photos of all the exhibit panels (and their individual content) for the virtual museum exhibit. Pat’s contact info is: ezard@juno.com

Connie Gumbert

Connie is a friend of Ken Mason, the barber who discovered the Lincoln Mystery Cent in the 1960’s. On December 18, 2006, she coordinated the stamped canceling of the 100 additional 34 year-old Mr. Lincoln prints by the Freesburg, Ohio Post Office. (See one of the prints in the Mystery Cent’s Memorabilia section.) 

Nancy (Ohio Post Office)

On December 18, 2006, Nancy and her staff at the Freesburg, Ohio Post Office were kind enough, during the busy Christmas season, to take the time to cancel one hundred of the signed and numbered 34 year-old prints of the Mr. Lincoln painting. (See one of the prints in the Mystery Cent’s Memorabilia section.)

James Bassett

Jim Bassett (owner of the James W. Bassett Company, Inc.) administered the polygraphs that Ken Mason (the barber who sold the Lincoln Mystery Cent to Wilkins) and Wilkins took proving that they did not alter the Mystery Cent or know of anyone who did.  Mr. Bassett’s contact info is: LJBassett2@aol.com .

Duff’s ‘famous’ Smorgasbord

In 1991 the Lincoln Mystery Cent Museum was located in the front of the Duff’s Famous Smorgasbord in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. When Mike Wilkins, one of the owners of Duff’s, decided he needed the space to put in his Duff’s General Store the Museum was packed up and put in storage and remains in storage today. Ultimately, Dan Wilkins plans to donate the Museum to either the Smithsonian or the ANA Museum in Colorado Springs. Duff’s contact info is: www.duffssmorgasbord.com 

Legacy Films, Inc.

Legacy Films, Inc. produced the award-winning independent film, Have You Seen Clem, and included a documentary piece on the Lincoln Mystery Cent and its connection to the Clem character.  Director Erich Lyttle, DP Ethan Shiels and narrator Danny Bruno oversaw the editing of the piece. Legacy Films’ contact info is: Dan@Wilkinsllc.com