Thomas Hunt Morgan in exonumia and philately. To the 150th anniversary of his birth

  • Ya. B. Blume
  • V. Yu. Barshtein


This paper devoted to investigation and putting into scientific circulation exonumia and philately objects dedicated to Thomas Hunt Morgan and containing the information for the study of the history of genetics. Two prestigious award medals associated with Thomas Hunt Morgan name. Given for distinguished achievement in the broad field of genetics, either animal or plant, US National Academy of Sciences John E. Kimber and the Kimber Farms, Inc. medal. The Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal is awarded to an individual Genetics Society of America member for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics. The Portuguese medal is commemorative. Philatelic products gives information about Morgan and his theory. The exonumia and philately objects of US, Portugal, Comoros, Sweden, the Republic of Guinea and Spain, dedicated to Thomas Hunt Morgan and providing information for the study of the history of genetics have been described in the article. Some of them are introduced into scientific circulation for the first time.

Keywords: history of genetics, medal, postage stamp, postage sheet, art marked cover.