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Theophile G. Leon


Married to Marie Antoinette with four children.

Dealer in Chicago. He acted as an agent for Virgil Brand in the purchase of many coins and collections. With the financing of Brand he formed the Chicago Coin Company that operated 1907 to 1915. Leon bought mutilated coins from banks at half face value. He turned them in to the Chicago Subtreasury at face value. The profits paid for many of his buying trips.

obit: NUM 43 Jul 1930 page 463 (photo)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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