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    Cherry pickers

    N.O.W. News, Spring 2000

    4/1/2000

    blossoms and again in the fall to hand pick the tart red fruit The fruit itself has always been in demand for pies and pastry fillings and some of that demand remains today but artificial fillings of all kinds have become an accept able larger and less costly part of the food business The tokens of the Door County cherry business were a function of the fall harvest since early commercial Cherry pickers were largely immigrants from Jamaica plus a smattering of Wisconsin youngsters Before the road systems in the state were capable of a decent ride from Milwaukee to the peninsula young people from the big city traveled by Lake Michigan steamship to the orchards where the working rate was less than 50 a day and child labor was never discussed The token coinage was a natural spin off and sim


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    Calcoin News, vol. 50, no. 3

    9/1/1996

    he Fresno Numismatic Society a CSNA member club He has served for the past two years as Exhibits Chairman for the club s annual coin show Mr Flippin s reminiscences of his days with his numismatimatist father were first published in issue 706 of the Bowers and Merina Galleries magazine Rare Coin Review This republication is through the gracious permission of both Mr Flippin and Mr Bowers Cherry pickers News The newsfetter for all variety specialists Cherry pickers News from J T Stanton is a bi monthly newsletter devoted to the variety specialist The 8 1 2 x 1 1 page format allows for full size photos of exciting new finds new research and an up to date price guide section For your subscription send 19 95 for six issues to Cherry pickers News P O Box 15487 Savannah GA 31416 217


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    N.O.W. News, Spring 2000

    4/1/2000

    blossoms and again in the fall to hand pick the tart red fruit The fruit itself has always been in demand for pies and pastry fillings and some of that demand remains today but artificial fillings of all kinds have become an accept able larger and less costly part of the food business The tokens of the Door County cherry business were a function of the fall harvest since early commercial Cherry pickers were largely immigrants from Jamaica plus a smattering of Wisconsin youngsters Before the road systems in the state were capable of a decent ride from Milwaukee to the peninsula young people from the big city traveled by Lake Michigan steamship to the orchards where the working rate was less than 50 a day and child labor was never discussed The token coinage was a natural spin off and sim


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    Calcoin News, vol. 50, no. 3

    9/1/1996

    he Fresno Numismatic Society a CSNA member club He has served for the past two years as Exhibits Chairman for the club s annual coin show Mr Flippin s reminiscences of his days with his numismatimatist father were first published in issue 706 of the Bowers and Merina Galleries magazine Rare Coin Review This republication is through the gracious permission of both Mr Flippin and Mr Bowers Cherry pickers News The newsfetter for all variety specialists Cherry pickers News from J T Stanton is a bi monthly newsletter devoted to the variety specialist The 8 1 2 x 1 1 page format allows for full size photos of exciting new finds new research and an up to date price guide section For your subscription send 19 95 for six issues to Cherry pickers News P O Box 15487 Savannah GA 31416 217


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    BOOK REVIEW: CHERRYPICKERS GUIDE, FIFTH EDITION, VOLUME II

    01/01/2012

    g with a listing of around 800 varieties With the addition of this new chapter that covers modern silver gold and platinum bullion coin varieties the reference will bring in new collectors of this type of numismatic items It will also have dealers and collectors who could care less about bullion 150 except the changing price 150 looking for the die varieties mentioned in this important Cherry pickers 146 Guide This new Cherry Pickers 146 Guide by Fivaz Stanton and Potter will be one of the best sellers for Whitman Publishing LLC in 2012 We predict high honors at the next NLG gathering at the ANA WFOM in Philadelphia in 2012 for this 5th Edition Volume Two of the Cherry Pickers 146 Guide We highly recommend this guide for any collector dealer researcher scholar or investor A


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    N.O.W. News, Spring 2000

    4/1/2000

    blossoms and again in the fall to hand pick the tart red fruit The fruit itself has always been in demand for pies and pastry fillings and some of that demand remains today but artificial fillings of all kinds have become an accept able larger and less costly part of the food business The tokens of the Door County cherry business were a function of the fall harvest since early commercial Cherry pickers were largely immigrants from Jamaica plus a smattering of Wisconsin youngsters Before the road systems in the state were capable of a decent ride from Milwaukee to the peninsula young people from the big city traveled by Lake Michigan steamship to the orchards where the working rate was less than 50 a day and child labor was never discussed The token coinage was a natural spin off and sim


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    Calcoin News, vol. 50, no. 3

    9/1/1996

    he Fresno Numismatic Society a CSNA member club He has served for the past two years as Exhibits Chairman for the club s annual coin show Mr Flippin s reminiscences of his days with his numismatimatist father were first published in issue 706 of the Bowers and Merina Galleries magazine Rare Coin Review This republication is through the gracious permission of both Mr Flippin and Mr Bowers Cherry pickers News The newsfetter for all variety specialists Cherry pickers News from J T Stanton is a bi monthly newsletter devoted to the variety specialist The 8 1 2 x 1 1 page format allows for full size photos of exciting new finds new research and an up to date price guide section For your subscription send 19 95 for six issues to Cherry pickers News P O Box 15487 Savannah GA 31416 217


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    N.O.W. News, Spring 2000

    4/1/2000

    blossoms and again in the fall to hand pick the tart red fruit The fruit itself has always been in demand for pies and pastry fillings and some of that demand remains today but artificial fillings of all kinds have become an accept able larger and less costly part of the food business The tokens of the Door County cherry business were a function of the fall harvest since early commercial Cherry pickers were largely immigrants from Jamaica plus a smattering of Wisconsin youngsters Before the road systems in the state were capable of a decent ride from Milwaukee to the peninsula young people from the big city traveled by Lake Michigan steamship to the orchards where the working rate was less than 50 a day and child labor was never discussed The token coinage was a natural spin off and sim


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    Calcoin News, vol. 50, no. 3

    9/1/1996

    he Fresno Numismatic Society a CSNA member club He has served for the past two years as Exhibits Chairman for the club s annual coin show Mr Flippin s reminiscences of his days with his numismatimatist father were first published in issue 706 of the Bowers and Merina Galleries magazine Rare Coin Review This republication is through the gracious permission of both Mr Flippin and Mr Bowers Cherry pickers News The newsfetter for all variety specialists Cherry pickers News from J T Stanton is a bi monthly newsletter devoted to the variety specialist The 8 1 2 x 1 1 page format allows for full size photos of exciting new finds new research and an up to date price guide section For your subscription send 19 95 for six issues to Cherry pickers News P O Box 15487 Savannah GA 31416 217


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 14, no. 4

    12/1/2003 Barber

    etal below the top of the 9 but also has obvious repunching below the middle of the 9 The curvature of this repunching is oval shaped not like the middle of the 9 The shape of this repunch ed digit matches the shape of the top of the 9 This variety is also listed as PM 36A in The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels by Gloria Peters and Cynthia Mohon In the June 1999 issue of Cherry pickers News an early die state of the Cherry pickers Guide 3rd ed variety was shown which had the repunching below the center of the middle of the second 9 but there was no metal below the top of the 9 The photo of this EDS is shown below The relative date position to the den ticles was the same This early die state proved that the metal below the top of the 9 was the result of a die chip whi


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    Calcoin News, vol. 51, no. 1

    3/1/1997

    ONVERTED TO LIFE MEMBERSHIP LM 31 9 Michael M Stanley LM 1 38 Arthur M Kagin SUMMARY Membership on November 21 1 996 685 New Members Nov 21 1996 through Jan 30 1997 39 Reinstated 1 Resigned 2 Convert to Life Membership 2 Membership total as of January 30 1997 723 Total Individual Life Members 120 Total Club Life Members 1 1 Cherrypickers News The newsletter for all variety specialists Cherry pickers News from J T Stanton is a bi monthly newsletter devoted to the variety specialist The 8 5 x 11 inch page format allows for full size photos of exciting new finds new research and an up to date price guide section For your subscription send 19 95 for six issues to Cherry pickers News P 0 Box 15487 Savannah GA 31416 2178 35


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 2 (203)

    3/15/2001

    easily identifiable markers for rarer varieties You remember them After all that s what most of us do when we attribute our coins we hope to find a rare one Usually the variety is common why else would they be common But beginners DO cherry pick coppers In fact anyone who is persistent will cherry pick an early copper A cherry pick is a copper you buy for less than its market value Cherry pickers use their knowledge and skill to first identify a rarer variety and then acquire the coin The topic of cherry picking involves ethics and is somewhat controversial More on that on that topic in a future Talking Beginners The fact is if you know what to look for you increase your ehances of finding it If you learn to recognize rarer varieties at a glance hopefully by a single marker you c


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 14, no. 4

    12/1/2003 Barber

    etal below the top of the 9 but also has obvious repunching below the middle of the 9 The curvature of this repunching is oval shaped not like the middle of the 9 The shape of this repunch ed digit matches the shape of the top of the 9 This variety is also listed as PM 36A in The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels by Gloria Peters and Cynthia Mohon In the June 1999 issue of Cherry pickers News an early die state of the Cherry pickers Guide 3rd ed variety was shown which had the repunching below the center of the middle of the second 9 but there was no metal below the top of the 9 The photo of this EDS is shown below The relative date position to the den ticles was the same This early die state proved that the metal below the top of the 9 was the result of a die chip whi


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 2 (203)

    3/15/2001

    easily identifiable markers for rarer varieties You remember them After all that s what most of us do when we attribute our coins we hope to find a rare one Usually the variety is common why else would they be common But beginners DO cherry pick coppers In fact anyone who is persistent will cherry pick an early copper A cherry pick is a copper you buy for less than its market value Cherry pickers use their knowledge and skill to first identify a rarer variety and then acquire the coin The topic of cherry picking involves ethics and is somewhat controversial More on that on that topic in a future Talking Beginners The fact is if you know what to look for you increase your ehances of finding it If you learn to recognize rarer varieties at a glance hopefully by a single marker you c


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    Calcoin News, vol. 51, no. 1

    3/1/1997

    ONVERTED TO LIFE MEMBERSHIP LM 31 9 Michael M Stanley LM 1 38 Arthur M Kagin SUMMARY Membership on November 21 1 996 685 New Members Nov 21 1996 through Jan 30 1997 39 Reinstated 1 Resigned 2 Convert to Life Membership 2 Membership total as of January 30 1997 723 Total Individual Life Members 120 Total Club Life Members 1 1 Cherrypickers News The newsletter for all variety specialists Cherry pickers News from J T Stanton is a bi monthly newsletter devoted to the variety specialist The 8 5 x 11 inch page format allows for full size photos of exciting new finds new research and an up to date price guide section For your subscription send 19 95 for six issues to Cherry pickers News P 0 Box 15487 Savannah GA 31416 2178 35


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    Gobrecht Journal #105

    7/15/2009

    Date over Small Date Half Dollar My example of this variety was first described in Issue 68 of the journal and has since been verified and graded by PCGS I purchased this 1876 half dollar in an AU grade from a dealer in the Seattle area in 1979 while attempting to complete a 19 century type set I discovered the die variety during an inspection of my collection after purchasing a copy of The Cherry pickers Guide in 1 995 J T Stanton provided me with a picture of the overdate when I sent my coin to him for inspection This piece has since been certified as 1876 PCGS AU55 LG SM DATE 1876 Large Date over Small Date Half Dollar According to The Cherry Pickers Guide this variety is listed as 3 to 4 known I contacted Dick Osburn about this variety a few years ago and he indicated that he had an AU ex


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 14, no. 4

    12/1/2003 Barber

    etal below the top of the 9 but also has obvious repunching below the middle of the 9 The curvature of this repunching is oval shaped not like the middle of the 9 The shape of this repunch ed digit matches the shape of the top of the 9 This variety is also listed as PM 36A in The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels by Gloria Peters and Cynthia Mohon In the June 1999 issue of Cherry pickers News an early die state of the Cherry pickers Guide 3rd ed variety was shown which had the repunching below the center of the middle of the second 9 but there was no metal below the top of the 9 The photo of this EDS is shown below The relative date position to the den ticles was the same This early die state proved that the metal below the top of the 9 was the result of a die chip whi


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 2 (203)

    3/15/2001

    easily identifiable markers for rarer varieties You remember them After all that s what most of us do when we attribute our coins we hope to find a rare one Usually the variety is common why else would they be common But beginners DO cherry pick coppers In fact anyone who is persistent will cherry pick an early copper A cherry pick is a copper you buy for less than its market value Cherry pickers use their knowledge and skill to first identify a rarer variety and then acquire the coin The topic of cherry picking involves ethics and is somewhat controversial More on that on that topic in a future Talking Beginners The fact is if you know what to look for you increase your ehances of finding it If you learn to recognize rarer varieties at a glance hopefully by a single marker you c


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    Calcoin News, vol. 51, no. 1

    3/1/1997

    ONVERTED TO LIFE MEMBERSHIP LM 31 9 Michael M Stanley LM 1 38 Arthur M Kagin SUMMARY Membership on November 21 1 996 685 New Members Nov 21 1996 through Jan 30 1997 39 Reinstated 1 Resigned 2 Convert to Life Membership 2 Membership total as of January 30 1997 723 Total Individual Life Members 120 Total Club Life Members 1 1 Cherrypickers News The newsletter for all variety specialists Cherry pickers News from J T Stanton is a bi monthly newsletter devoted to the variety specialist The 8 5 x 11 inch page format allows for full size photos of exciting new finds new research and an up to date price guide section For your subscription send 19 95 for six issues to Cherry pickers News P 0 Box 15487 Savannah GA 31416 2178 35


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    Gobrecht Journal #105

    7/15/2009

    Date over Small Date Half Dollar My example of this variety was first described in Issue 68 of the journal and has since been verified and graded by PCGS I purchased this 1876 half dollar in an AU grade from a dealer in the Seattle area in 1979 while attempting to complete a 19 century type set I discovered the die variety during an inspection of my collection after purchasing a copy of The Cherry pickers Guide in 1 995 J T Stanton provided me with a picture of the overdate when I sent my coin to him for inspection This piece has since been certified as 1876 PCGS AU55 LG SM DATE 1876 Large Date over Small Date Half Dollar According to The Cherry Pickers Guide this variety is listed as 3 to 4 known I contacted Dick Osburn about this variety a few years ago and he indicated that he had an AU ex


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 14, no. 4

    12/1/2003 Barber

    etal below the top of the 9 but also has obvious repunching below the middle of the 9 The curvature of this repunching is oval shaped not like the middle of the 9 The shape of this repunch ed digit matches the shape of the top of the 9 This variety is also listed as PM 36A in The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels by Gloria Peters and Cynthia Mohon In the June 1999 issue of Cherry pickers News an early die state of the Cherry pickers Guide 3rd ed variety was shown which had the repunching below the center of the middle of the second 9 but there was no metal below the top of the 9 The photo of this EDS is shown below The relative date position to the den ticles was the same This early die state proved that the metal below the top of the 9 was the result of a die chip whi


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 2 (203)

    3/15/2001

    easily identifiable markers for rarer varieties You remember them After all that s what most of us do when we attribute our coins we hope to find a rare one Usually the variety is common why else would they be common But beginners DO cherry pick coppers In fact anyone who is persistent will cherry pick an early copper A cherry pick is a copper you buy for less than its market value Cherry pickers use their knowledge and skill to first identify a rarer variety and then acquire the coin The topic of cherry picking involves ethics and is somewhat controversial More on that on that topic in a future Talking Beginners The fact is if you know what to look for you increase your ehances of finding it If you learn to recognize rarer varieties at a glance hopefully by a single marker you c


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    Calcoin News, vol. 51, no. 1

    3/1/1997

    ONVERTED TO LIFE MEMBERSHIP LM 31 9 Michael M Stanley LM 1 38 Arthur M Kagin SUMMARY Membership on November 21 1 996 685 New Members Nov 21 1996 through Jan 30 1997 39 Reinstated 1 Resigned 2 Convert to Life Membership 2 Membership total as of January 30 1997 723 Total Individual Life Members 120 Total Club Life Members 1 1 Cherrypickers News The newsletter for all variety specialists Cherry pickers News from J T Stanton is a bi monthly newsletter devoted to the variety specialist The 8 5 x 11 inch page format allows for full size photos of exciting new finds new research and an up to date price guide section For your subscription send 19 95 for six issues to Cherry pickers News P 0 Box 15487 Savannah GA 31416 2178 35


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    Longacre's Ledger (#84)

    /2012 Numismatics

    sing Rick Snow s reference material So off the coin went to PCGS for grading and attribu tion About six weeks later I got the coin back and was very sur prised when it did not get the Snow 27 attribution I was hoping for I then sent an email to Mike Faraone who is the chief at tributer over at PCGS he informed me that the coin I sent did not match the pictures of the Snow 27 variety in the Cherry pickers Guide He suggested that I contact Rick Snow for his advice on this I contacted Rick and he informed me that the pictures in the Cherry Pickers Guide were wrong and he would correct the problem Rick contacted Bill Fivaz co author of the guide and Dennis Tucker the publisher at Whitman They were both concerned about errors in the book and made notes to fix the mix up in future editions The


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    N.O.W. News, Spring 2000

    4/1/2000

    When the prisoner pickers left after the war migrant workers from Texas became the primary Cherry pickers When this work force was granted the minimum wage profit in raising cherries became marginal and automation in the form of shakers replaced the hand labor which subsequently dried up the need for token coinage The effect of the minimum wage ended large scale cherry raising in Door County because the tree shaker which had replaced the migrant worker was a mixed blessing Not only was the ma


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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 2, no. 9

    9/1/2006

    no interesting varieties among them There were a few lower mintage issues present The more interesting were 1865 NGC PF 58 1873 CC WA PCGS VF 35 1872 CC VG 1879 VG 1880 VG 1873 S 1846 0 TD VG 1871 S WB 103 heavily scratched and an 1840 0 WB 104 also scratched Probably the most interesting thing I took from Nashua was that none of the dealers attributed varieties in any seated issues Cherry pickers are you listening Advertisements for the Sale of Liberty Seated Coinage None this issue Calendar New club year starts September 1 2006 Next issue of The Gobrecht Journal November 2006 LSCC Regional meeting Baltimore MD coin show November 10 th TBD Quarter census mailed out Early 2007 1 00 th Issue of The Gobrecht Journal November 2007 Information input comments


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 40, No. 3

    5/1/2006

    ng non issue for the cent collector it holds MUCH fascination for the collector of U S numismatic exotica It is the year of the Little Princess the unlocated O mint half eagle and the enigmatic smashed reeding on Proof half cents CHERRYPICKING UPDATED Matthew Jones When speaking to fellow collectors especially those whom have been around for thirty or fifty years I sometimes hear the Cherry pickers lamentation that there are no more cherries left to pick the tree is barren with all those early coppers attributed graded and priced usually immodestly by unscrupulous dealers and knowledgeable collectors I think this sentiment is partially true it s a very rare occasion to find a dealer with boxes or piles of unattributed copper for sifting and when a collector does they re usually of


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 2, no. 3

    9/1/1990 Barber

    n bear with us There are many many varieties known already in each series and an endless number still waiting to be discovered some quite startling Some ground rules will have to be set up I think a general club meeting is the proper place for that so all members can have an input For now 1 would like to pass on the best definition of a variety coin that I have seen in print It is from the Cherry pickers Guide by Bill Fivaz pronounced Fee vah and J T Stanton Die Variety Any significant change in the intended design of a coin whether accidental or intentional repeating exactly on each coin struck from that particular die So as to not dazzle you with footwork let me list briefly where I believe our priorities should be A major or minor design change such as a wing being made longer on


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 3, no. 2

    6/1/1991 Barber

    Second Edition The Cherry pickers Guide To Rare Die Varieties By Bili Fivaz NLG T Stanton NLG Authors of the First Edition which sold out in 12 months THE MUST FOR ALL SERIOUS AND BEGINNING COLLECTORS OF RARE DIE VARIETIES Foreword by Walter Breen Listing over 290 rare but little known die varieties More than 100 new listings Over 400 clear improved photos Pricing and interest factor information Breen cross re


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 8, no. 2

    6/1/1997 Barber

    THE MICRO O HALF DOLLAR THE KING OF BARBER VARIETIES By Jack White The 1892 micrO O half is the most elusive coin in the Barber series with less than 20 specimens known Considered a Cherry pickers dream coin by David Lawrence in his classic text on the series this rare variety is the object of every Barber half collectors fancy and is highly sought Strangely the popularity of this coin has shifted back and forth throughout its century old ex istence Walter Breen credits Howard Newcomb with its discovery as he displayed a piece at the A N A conven tion of 1914 The credit how ever


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 8, no. 2

    6/1/1997 Barber

    cover more new vari eties enhancing our enjoyment with coin collecting So how is a new Barber variety discovered It happens by examining your collection a little diligence and a lot of luck Editors note Thanks Paul for sharing your exciting discovery with our member ship I am sure Barber Half collectors are scrambling to check their collections for this new variety Not to mention the Cherry pickers like myself who will be on the look out for this coin at coming shows Pauls efforts display the enjoyment and rewards of researching the coins you collect as well as benefitting the future of numismatics Page 14


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 11, no. 1

    3/1/2000 Barber

    ut some may still be discovered Larry Briggs helped with the following estimate of actual coins which have turned up to date 1 AG 1 G VG IVG cleaned 1 VG F with old obverse scratch 1 lightly cleaned and retoned Dave failed to provide the grade if known 4 5 mint state all semi prooflike One of the latter graded MS61 by ANACS Further on under Comments Dave adds The micrO O is a Cherry pickers dream coin It seems likely that there are still a few to be found Not surprisingly several new pieces have surfaced since Dave s initial 1991 inventory As a good example I personally acquired a PCGS FI 2 example from Dave Lawrence in September of 1997 At the time Dave personally stated to me that it was the only piece graded Fine he was aware of Since that time I ve often wondered at t


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 26, no. 3

    9/1/2015 Barber

    e variation in value or a conspicuous collector demand for the item With the larger format Professional Edition Red Book published from 2009 to 2014 we took a more relaxed approach Where the regular edition Red Book seeks to be an overview guide to U S coins the Professional Edition went above and beyond the basic date and mintmark and major variety 7 listings It wasn t as meaty 7 as the Cherry pickers Guide to Rare Die Varieties of course but it included more die varieties than the regular edition Red Book for many coin types Page 17


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    Winning Ways: Official Publication of Women in Numismatics, vol. 3, no. 3

    7/1/1994

    VOLUME 3 NO 3 JULY 1994 THE BIBLIOPHILE By Ken Bressett The Cherry pickers Guide to Rare Die Varieties Third Edition By Bill Fivaz and J T Stanton T his book is now in its third revised and expanded edi tion If you are not now familiar with it you simply haven t been in touch with the coin market lately Cherrypieking is the hobby of today and is fast setting standards for tomorrow For anyone still living in the dark ages cherrypicking is the art of finding


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    Winning Ways: Official Publication of Women in Numismatics, vol. 5, no. 2

    4/1/1996

    lear illustrations make the exercise easy There is also a good section on factors affecting the quality of these pieces such as strike toning and manufacturing defects The section on minting errors is perhaps the weakest in the Page 16 Charts in a final chapter of the book list special varieties that are known for each date Many of these are illustrated with enlargements I am sure that the Cherry pickers among you will enjoy this section For others myself included it seems like great information that we may never get to use Still it belongs in a book like this and is obviously well done and a pioneer effort You get your money s worth in this book It is big full of great information and is illustrated with 530 photographs There is even a handy glossary of Continued on page 17 WINNING W


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    The Civil War Token Journal, vol. 26, no. 1-4

    3/1/1992 Civil War Tokens

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Cherry pickers Dear Mr Mumford Received the Spring issue of the Journal and wanted you to know I liked the cherrypicker s column idea Assuming other collectors are like me the new column will be an interesting and well read addition to the Journal I ve been collecting Patriotics since 1973 when a feUow employee and part time dealer Rich Hartzog introduced the series to me Building an inventory of uncircu


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 2 (203)

    3/15/2001

    r date Flip the coin over and look at the alignment of the leaf tip under the letter C in AMERICA If the leaf tip is under the inside curve of the letter C you just found an N 5 an R4 variety that always draws a premium Most of the time though you will find this leaf tip is to the right of center under the letter C You just found an N 1 an R1 variety 1830 This is another great year for Cherry pickers Five of the 1 1 known varieties for the year draw a premium and knowing only two different markers can help you recognize four of these 122


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 2 (203)

    3/15/2001

    f the letter the A is away from the stem the legend appears far from the wreath and the left pendants on the T s are shorter than the ones on the right You Just found an N 8 If the 0 in the date is not high check the reverse If the legend letters are small check spacing of letters at TATES you have an N 6 an R4 variety 1834 1834 has that one thing needed to create interest in a year for Cherry pickers a proof only variety that is an R7 This variety N 7 is known in circulated grade so there is always that chance When looking at 1834 s look at the date and obverse stars first You are looking for a large 8 in the date and large stars the point of the 6 star on large star varieties always points to the right of the coronet tip If you found one like this flip it over and see what y


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 4 (205)

    7/15/2001

    t Why do we get upset when other players try to join our game Why is a commercial dealer perceived as being worse than a so called EAC dealer Why does it bother us when a large percentage of the Frankenfield coins go to commercial dealers and not to collectors Is it because they paid more Is it because we now have more work to do to maintain our sacred Census es Or is it because the Cherry pickers have just been cherry picked Phyllis Thompson had a different take As to the CC debate isn t the bottom line really how the auction cataloger defines a coin a its CC I dont have any answer nor do I think anyone else does at this point Would it be possible to appoint Del Bill Jack Robinson or anyone else to be the official Condition Census Reporter At least that way we woul


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 4 (205)

    7/15/2001

    ddle date large eent cherry picking tips 2 Steve Carr Here are some more cherry picking short cuts for middle date large cents Like last time I want to stress that these short cuts will not work on some coins particularly damaged or improperly struck coins Don t use these short cuts as your only support for attributing the variety Always check your attribution 1818 1818 is a great year for Cherry pickers because it has the 14K of middle date cents the N 4 Once considered the rarest of the middle date cents this variety is now an R 4 But the popularity and mystique of the N 4 still result in a hefty premium for the variety 1818 also has a second variety that draws a good premium the N 2 also an R 4 coin When looking at an 1818 look at the relationship between 1 and the last 8 in the


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 4 (205)

    7/15/2001

    1838 1838 is another good year for Cherry pickers There are four varieties die states that draw premiums The two die states N 1 1 R 5 with a cud at K 7 obverse and N 14 R 7 with a cud at K10 5 obverse are recognizable at a glance The other two N 15 and N 16 both R 5 varieties share a reverse N 1 1 also shares this reverse that is identified by the broken right upright on the letter N in CENT If you have a broken N reverse flip


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 37, No. 4 (217)

    7/15/2003

    on April 15 18 2004 It was reported that Dr Wallace Lee Collection sold by Superior Galleries just prior to this coin show set a new record for an early copper sale The sale realized more than 2 7 million but the real highlight was the C Douglas Smith collection of 1798 large cents included in this sale The only new find reported on the floor was a 1835 Nil found by one of our regular Cherry pickers Bill Noyes reported that he will be compiling information for a new early copper price list and has requested input from several of the members Jon Lusk will be providing technical assistance for this project Bill plans to have this available by the ANA convention this summer Jon Lusk also reported the status of the ongoing Numistudy DVD project Other discussions included a buyers beware a


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    Calcoin News, vol. 40, no. 4

    9/1/1986

    in Club DAVE LANGE Philippine Coins Struck in the U S Fremont Coin Club ERED l ONG Canadian Coins Cupertino Coin Club DENNIS OLSWANG Canadian Commemorative Coinage Fresno Numismatic Society DON SCHUELER The Coin Market Vallejo Coin Show DON IHRALL Bank Checks Pacific Coast Numismatic Society CUPERTINO COIN CLUB SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS KEN BARR Tams Currency SCCC Love Tokens LARRY BENSON Cherry pickers Delight XAN CHAMBERLAIN Off Strike Coins of U S Mint BILL FIVAZ Hobo Nickels AL LO Coin Collecting Getting Started DAN SHATTUC Grading Mercury Dimes DEAN SODERSTROM Traveling the World Bring Home a Coin NOTICE THROUGH THE NUMIS MATIC GLASS will be featured again in the Winter Issue DO A FRIEND A FAVOR Introduce them to Numismatics with a CSNA membership 1 17


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    Calcoin News, vol. 40, no. 4

    9/1/1986

    ommemorate National Coin Heek C C C sponsored an all day symposium at the Cupertino City Library Speakers included A Lo with Coin Collecting Getting Started Dean Soderstrom LraveUng the H orld Bring Home a Coin Ken Barr Currency Medals and Love Tokens and Xan Chamberlain Off Strike Coins of the U S Mint Slides were shown by Dan Shattuc on grading Mercury Dimes Larry Benson on Cherry pickers and Hobo Nickels by Bill Fivaz The tentative date of either October I 1th or 18th has been set for the Second Annual Banquet VALLEJO NUMISMATIC SOCIETY SUMMARIZES 14TH ANNUAL COIN SHOW AS SIMPLY GOOD Stanley Turrini Show Coordinator re ports that although they experienced some weak points i e attendance was down at the collector meetings and the Educational forum by most standards it


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    The Shekel, vol. 46, no. 2 and 3

    3/1/2013

    the serial font of that issued note One rarity that certainly was not overlooked was a 500 mils of 15 August 1945 P6d Graded VF it sold for 10 282 The preceding lot bore the same date and was of similar grade but fetched only 4 223 The difference lay in the serial prefix Only seven 1945 500 9 mils notes are known with a K prefix which explains the 10 282 paid for the example on offer Cherry pickers were certainly to the fore in the Israeli section of the auction First up were 15 lots from the Anglo Palestinian Bank followed by two lots from its suc cessor Bank Leumi Le Israel The history of both institutions is intimately tied up with both Jewish settlement of colonial Palestine and the establishment of modern Israel The Anglo Palestinian Bank was established in 1902 by the Jewish Colon


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 10, No. 4(55)

    7/15/1976

    s of address or returned to the sender at no additional cost Putting it bluntly anyone that can t afford the small additional cost of postage to insure delivery really doesn t want P W too much From DAVID GARVIN I have just finished reading my way through nine plus volumes of PENNY WISE It s good XF at least The level of scholar ship is impressive and the personal notes the gloats of Cherry pickers and the polemics all indicate a lively organization For your sake and for that of the readers I hope that all the muttering about editing has died down I write technical material which is then reviewed revised and polished before it goes to a journal for publication But even so the editor catches goofs and mistakes every time All authors will learn this in time but it must be learned by


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 20, No. 3(114)

    5/15/1986

    Region of EAG met at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel Hartford Gonnecticut on Saturday November 2 1985 A meeting room was provided by N E N A which was having a three day convention and coin show at the hotel The following members and guests were present George T rostle Garvin Goodridge discussed the upcoming Bowers Merena Kosoff sale He had viewed the copper lots We next heard from some Cherry pickers John Fettinger related the true story about how he acquired his 1 830 N 1 1 at an upstate New York show bourse for 10 and refused an offer of 300 for it two hours later Phil Mann told of finding his 1 796 NG 1 at a flea market near his home in 1 976 it grades VF 20 Jack Jones then passed around his 1823 N 2 graded AU 50 that he picked up at a stamp show in 1980 He had personally compa


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 4(127)

    7/15/1988

    nal Meeting 6 18 Jim Neiswinter 238 Report of NY NJ Regional Meeting 6 25 239 Announcements of Upcoming Meetings John D Wright 240 Ask John On 1804 Cents and Fractional Newcomb Numbers Mabel Ann Wright 241 Additions to EAC Library Rod Burress 241 Candidates for Membership MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTOR NOTES No Longer a New Member 242 My First EAC Meeting Herb Silberman 243 Advice to Would Be Cherry pickers William Easley 244 More on 1806 Half Cents on Cut Down Cents Bob Travis 244 A Draped Bust Half Cent Collection Darwin B Palmer Jr 247 Measuring Cent Sickness Jim Young Jr 248 Attributing the Sheldon 210 Dick Punchard 249 A Modest Inquiry LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters Urging the Continued Publication of CQR 251 Miscellaneous Letters 254 SWAPS AND SALES 257 205a XXII 127


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 4(127)

    7/15/1988

    ADVICE TO WOULD BE Cherry pickers Herb Silberman Regarding the 1794 s 1795 s and 1976 s Watch the T in LIBERTY Know the common position and at a glance you can spot any difference 1794 The common position the upright of T is just over the junction of the hair and forehead JHF If the T is too far left you have found S 17 R5 NC 4 R8 S 18 R7 with edge device of 93 S 19 R6 with 93 edge device S 20 R4


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