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Oct 03 2020

Charles Opitz Odd & Curious Reference Collection to be Sold

Kagin’s has announced the sale of the Charles Opitz reference collection of odd and curious money, scheduled for the ANA National Money Show in Phoenix, AZ, on March 12. Odd and curious money encompasses just about anything outside of the familiar “form factors” of typical metal coins and paper money. Porpoise teeth, cardboard coins, woodpecker scalps, and hoe money are only a few of the hundreds of categories available to the collector of non-traditional forms of money. Charles Opitz’s excellent guide to the subject is available on Newman Portal, and this massive 843-page compendium represents a lifetime of research on the subject. With multiple illustrations on nearly every page, this will be the definitive guide for the foreseeable future. For collectors with any interest in the subject, the Opitz sale will be an important opportunity to view and study these intriguing objects.

Link to Charles Opitz Odd & Curious and Traditional Money on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/booksbyauthor/1482

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