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    THE COLONIAL COIN & STAMP COMPANY

    10/10/2010

    THE Colonial coin STAMP COMPANY http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n41a20 html Back to top Dave Lange submitted these thoughts on the Colonial Coin Stamp Company of New Your City Editor I ve enjoyed Harvey Stack s stories about the coin business in New York In his list of dealers active there during the 1930s he mentioned all those well known today but he omitted one name that was prominent at


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    The C4 Newsletter: Spring 2016

    3/1/2016

    C4 Newsletter C4 Offers Important Colonial Books For more information on the following books published by the Colonial coin Collectors Club C4 visit the C4 website at www colonialcoins org These books may be ordered directly from Charles Davis website www numisbook com 1 Carlotto Tony The Copper Coins of Vermont and Those Bearing the Vermont Name Colonial Coin Collectors Club 1998 Price 165 2 Jordan Lou John Hull The Mint and The Economics of Massachusetts Coinage Colonial Coin Collectors Cl


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    The C4 Newsletter: Summer 2016

    6/1/2016

    C4 Newsletter C4 Offers Important Colonial Books For more information on the following books published by the Colonial coin Collectors Club C4 visit the C4 website at www colonialcoins org These books may be ordered directly from Charles Davis website www numisbook com 1 Carlotto Tony The Copper Coins of Vermont and Those Bearing the Vermont Name Colonial Coin Collectors Club 1998 Price 165 2 Jordan Lou John Hull The Mint and The Economics of Massachusetts Coinage Colonial Coin Collectors Cl


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    The C4 Newsletter: Winter 2016

    12/1/2016

    C4 Newsletter C4 Offers Important Colonial Books For more information on the following books published by the Colonial coin Collectors Club C4 visit the C4 website at www colonialcoins org These books may be ordered directly from Charles Davis website www numisbook com 1 Carlotto Tony The Copper Coins of Vermont and Those Bearing the Vermont Name Colonial Coin Collectors Club 1998 Price 165 2 Jordan Lou John Hull The Mint and The Economics of Massachusetts Coinage Colonial Coin Collectors Cl


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    The C4 Newsletter: Spring 2017

    3/1/2017

    C4 Newsletter C4 Offers Important Colonial Books For more information on the following books published by the Colonial coin Collectors Club C4 visit the C4 website at www colonialcoins org These books may be ordered directly from Charles Davis website www numisbook com 1 Carlotto Tony The Copper Coins of Vermont and Those Bearing the Vermont Name Colonial Coin Collectors Club 1998 Price 165 2 Jordan Lou John Hull The Mint and The Economics of Massachusetts Coinage Colonial Coin Collectors Cl


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    Highlights from the November 2016 Baltimore Auction Lot 5001 1652 Oak Tree Shilling Noe 11 Salmon 9 Fi W 510 Rarity 6 IN at Bottom EF 40 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Lot 5021 1724 Pattern Rosa Americana Twopence Martin 6 1 I 1 W 1362 Rarity 7 h Specimen 53 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5002 1662 Oak Tree Twopence Noe 34 Salmon 1 B W 240 Rarity 5 Large 2 AU 50 PCGS GAG From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5029 1722 Pattern Woods Hibernia Halfpenny Martin 1 1 A l W 12650 Rarity 7 h D G REX R


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    verdigris that is largely out of the way near the borders More significant are a few pin scratches and a small surface dig over the upper right reverse With the overall appearance relatively smooth and the detail generally crisp this is a solid and appealing AU to represent the popular 8 Pointed Stars on Label Guide Book variety of the Fugio copper PCGS 898 NGC ID 2B8E From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Purchased from Ephesus Numismatics Tom Wood October 3 2015 Company tag with attri bution notation included Struck Copies of Colonial Coins and Related 5151 1789 1860s Washington Large Eagle Cent Robinson Copy Baker 14 Kenney 7 W 15270 Copper MS 63 BN 249 6 grains A lovely prooflike example with iridescent multicolored undertones to otherwise golden brown and olive


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    Highlights from the November 2016 Baltimore Auction Lot 5001 1652 Oak Tree Shilling Noe 11 Salmon 9 Fi W 510 Rarity 6 IN at Bottom EF 40 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Lot 5021 1724 Pattern Rosa Americana Twopence Martin 6 1 I 1 W 1362 Rarity 7 h Specimen 53 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5002 1662 Oak Tree Twopence Noe 34 Salmon 1 B W 240 Rarity 5 Large 2 AU 50 PCGS GAG From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5029 1722 Pattern Woods Hibernia Halfpenny Martin 1 1 A l W 12650 Rarity 7 h D G REX R


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    verdigris that is largely out of the way near the borders More significant are a few pin scratches and a small surface dig over the upper right reverse With the overall appearance relatively smooth and the detail generally crisp this is a solid and appealing AU to represent the popular 8 Pointed Stars on Label Guide Book variety of the Fugio copper PCGS 898 NGC ID 2B8E From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Purchased from Ephesus Numismatics Tom Wood October 3 2015 Company tag with attri bution notation included Struck Copies of Colonial Coins and Related 5151 1789 1860s Washington Large Eagle Cent Robinson Copy Baker 14 Kenney 7 W 15270 Copper MS 63 BN 249 6 grains A lovely prooflike example with iridescent multicolored undertones to otherwise golden brown and olive


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    Highlights from the November 2016 Baltimore Auction Lot 5001 1652 Oak Tree Shilling Noe 11 Salmon 9 Fi W 510 Rarity 6 IN at Bottom EF 40 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Lot 5021 1724 Pattern Rosa Americana Twopence Martin 6 1 I 1 W 1362 Rarity 7 h Specimen 53 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5002 1662 Oak Tree Twopence Noe 34 Salmon 1 B W 240 Rarity 5 Large 2 AU 50 PCGS GAG From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5029 1722 Pattern Woods Hibernia Halfpenny Martin 1 1 A l W 12650 Rarity 7 h D G REX R


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    verdigris that is largely out of the way near the borders More significant are a few pin scratches and a small surface dig over the upper right reverse With the overall appearance relatively smooth and the detail generally crisp this is a solid and appealing AU to represent the popular 8 Pointed Stars on Label Guide Book variety of the Fugio copper PCGS 898 NGC ID 2B8E From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Purchased from Ephesus Numismatics Tom Wood October 3 2015 Company tag with attri bution notation included Struck Copies of Colonial Coins and Related 5151 1789 1860s Washington Large Eagle Cent Robinson Copy Baker 14 Kenney 7 W 15270 Copper MS 63 BN 249 6 grains A lovely prooflike example with iridescent multicolored undertones to otherwise golden brown and olive


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    The C4 Newsletter: Winter 2015

    12/1/2015

    ntact Wayne who will mail out the material Back copies of the Newsletter are 10 for the first and 8 for all after that placed at the same time If you have questions of what material is available you can contact Wayne at P O Box 568 dughistory juno com Rancocas NJ 08073 956 609 261 6662 Home C4 Offers Important Colonial Books For more information on the following books published by the Colonial coin Collectors Club C4 visit the C4 website at www colonialcoins org These books may be ordered directly from Charles Davis website www numisbook com 1 Carlotto Tony The Copper Coins of Vermont and Those Bearing the Vermont Name Colonial Coin Collectors Club 1998 Price 165 2 Jordan Lou John Hull The Mint and The Economics of Massachusetts Coinage Colonial Coin Collectors Cl


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2006

    6/1/2006

    r 2006 INTERNET GLEANINGS Roger S Siboni An Interesting Visit Over To The Dark Side I know what I am about to discuss may sound like sacrilege but over the last quarter I have been wandering around the internet and found my way to the PCGS Website http www pcgs coro message_boards chtml In a word fascinating First I spent some time reviewing the various PCGS Registry Set Options for Colonial coins Then I spent some time on their Message Board Registry Sets About two years ago at the Anaheim Show a well known colonial coin dealer mentioned to me that PCGS was contemplating the establishment of a Colonial Coin Registry Set Then the following year at the San Francisco ANA C4 meeting someone introduced himself as the PCGS Colonial Coin Registry Set winner Frankly I did not take to


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2006

    6/1/2006

    r 2006 INTERNET GLEANINGS Roger S Siboni An Interesting Visit Over To The Dark Side I know what I am about to discuss may sound like sacrilege but over the last quarter I have been wandering around the internet and found my way to the PCGS Website http www pcgs coro message_boards chtml In a word fascinating First I spent some time reviewing the various PCGS Registry Set Options for Colonial coins Then I spent some time on their Message Board Registry Sets About two years ago at the Anaheim Show a well known colonial coin dealer mentioned to me that PCGS was contemplating the establishment of a Colonial Coin Registry Set Then the following year at the San Francisco ANA C4 meeting someone introduced himself as the PCGS Colonial Coin Registry Set winner Frankly I did not take to


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2006

    6/1/2006

    r 2006 INTERNET GLEANINGS Roger S Siboni An Interesting Visit Over To The Dark Side I know what I am about to discuss may sound like sacrilege but over the last quarter I have been wandering around the internet and found my way to the PCGS Website http www pcgs coro message_boards chtml In a word fascinating First I spent some time reviewing the various PCGS Registry Set Options for Colonial coins Then I spent some time on their Message Board Registry Sets About two years ago at the Anaheim Show a well known colonial coin dealer mentioned to me that PCGS was contemplating the establishment of a Colonial Coin Registry Set Then the following year at the San Francisco ANA C4 meeting someone introduced himself as the PCGS Colonial Coin Registry Set winner Frankly I did not take to


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    color to both sides The surfaces are microscopically rough yet with appreciable gloss and apart from a few swirls of light corrosion at the seated figures knee and left elbow there are no individually mentionable blemishes Desirable die state of this popular variety with the horn break fully developed and extending nearly to the left base of the letter CinAUCTORl PCGS 364 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from our Stacks Americana Sale of January 1998 lot 160 Lot tag included 5083 1787 Connecticut Copper Miller 6 1 M W 2820 Rarity 1 Mailed Bust Left Laughing Head VF 25 PCGS 112 1 grains Struck on a dark charcoal brown planchet The surfaces are granular but uniformly so with this feature not overly distracting The central devices and peripheral lettering are


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    s although some of the peripheral denticulation is absent Microscopically rough in texture the surfaces also reveal light residue that accuracy compels us to mention Maris 12 G is the most readily obtainable die marriage of the rare and popular No Coulter Guide Book variety With bold VF quality the present example is sure to find many eager buyers PCGS 494 NGC ID 2B4E From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Purchased from Harry Laibstain December 2 2004 5098 1786 New Jersey Copper Maris 16 L W 4840 Rarity 2 Protruding Tongue VF 35 PCGS Handsome copper brown surfaces with overall bold definition to a well centered strike Scattered marks and light surface build up are noted but both sides are fairly tight with a hard glossy texture This popular variety owes its name to the sm


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2006

    6/1/2006

    r 2006 INTERNET GLEANINGS Roger S Siboni An Interesting Visit Over To The Dark Side I know what I am about to discuss may sound like sacrilege but over the last quarter I have been wandering around the internet and found my way to the PCGS Website http www pcgs coro message_boards chtml In a word fascinating First I spent some time reviewing the various PCGS Registry Set Options for Colonial coins Then I spent some time on their Message Board Registry Sets About two years ago at the Anaheim Show a well known colonial coin dealer mentioned to me that PCGS was contemplating the establishment of a Colonial Coin Registry Set Then the following year at the San Francisco ANA C4 meeting someone introduced himself as the PCGS Colonial Coin Registry Set winner Frankly I did not take to


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    Numismatic Images on American Paper Currencies, The Lawrence R. Stack Collection



    Numismatic Images on American Paper Currencies The Lawrence R Stack Collection Choice Bank of Tennessee Spanish Colonial Reales Types 4416 Bank of Tennessee N ashville Tennessee Quartette of Choice Civil War Emergency Issue Notes with Spanish Colonial coin Vignettes All Almost Uncirculated All issued unless noted Moderate size format change bills Lithographed imprint of 1 Manouvrier N Orleans Lith Common design style Spanish Colonial coin reverse s flanking center vignette single or dual reverses Shaded panel ends with text denominations or corner counters 10 Cents Single One Real reverse Haxby TN 195 G54a Hatie TN 9 25 Ce


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    color to both sides The surfaces are microscopically rough yet with appreciable gloss and apart from a few swirls of light corrosion at the seated figures knee and left elbow there are no individually mentionable blemishes Desirable die state of this popular variety with the horn break fully developed and extending nearly to the left base of the letter CinAUCTORl PCGS 364 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from our Stacks Americana Sale of January 1998 lot 160 Lot tag included 5083 1787 Connecticut Copper Miller 6 1 M W 2820 Rarity 1 Mailed Bust Left Laughing Head VF 25 PCGS 112 1 grains Struck on a dark charcoal brown planchet The surfaces are granular but uniformly so with this feature not overly distracting The central devices and peripheral lettering are


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    s although some of the peripheral denticulation is absent Microscopically rough in texture the surfaces also reveal light residue that accuracy compels us to mention Maris 12 G is the most readily obtainable die marriage of the rare and popular No Coulter Guide Book variety With bold VF quality the present example is sure to find many eager buyers PCGS 494 NGC ID 2B4E From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Purchased from Harry Laibstain December 2 2004 5098 1786 New Jersey Copper Maris 16 L W 4840 Rarity 2 Protruding Tongue VF 35 PCGS Handsome copper brown surfaces with overall bold definition to a well centered strike Scattered marks and light surface build up are noted but both sides are fairly tight with a hard glossy texture This popular variety owes its name to the sm


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2006

    6/1/2006

    r 2006 INTERNET GLEANINGS Roger S Siboni An Interesting Visit Over To The Dark Side I know what I am about to discuss may sound like sacrilege but over the last quarter I have been wandering around the internet and found my way to the PCGS Website http www pcgs coro message_boards chtml In a word fascinating First I spent some time reviewing the various PCGS Registry Set Options for Colonial coins Then I spent some time on their Message Board Registry Sets About two years ago at the Anaheim Show a well known colonial coin dealer mentioned to me that PCGS was contemplating the establishment of a Colonial Coin Registry Set Then the following year at the San Francisco ANA C4 meeting someone introduced himself as the PCGS Colonial Coin Registry Set winner Frankly I did not take to


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2006

    6/1/2006

    r 2006 INTERNET GLEANINGS Roger S Siboni An Interesting Visit Over To The Dark Side I know what I am about to discuss may sound like sacrilege but over the last quarter I have been wandering around the internet and found my way to the PCGS Website http www pcgs coro message_boards chtml In a word fascinating First I spent some time reviewing the various PCGS Registry Set Options for Colonial coins Then I spent some time on their Message Board Registry Sets About two years ago at the Anaheim Show a well known colonial coin dealer mentioned to me that PCGS was contemplating the establishment of a Colonial Coin Registry Set Then the following year at the San Francisco ANA C4 meeting someone introduced himself as the PCGS Colonial Coin Registry Set winner Frankly I did not take to


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    Numismatic Images on American Paper Currencies, The Lawrence R. Stack Collection



    Numismatic Images on American Paper Currencies The Lawrence R Stack Collection Choice Bank of Tennessee Spanish Colonial Reales Types 4416 Bank of Tennessee N ashville Tennessee Quartette of Choice Civil War Emergency Issue Notes with Spanish Colonial coin Vignettes All Almost Uncirculated All issued unless noted Moderate size format change bills Lithographed imprint of 1 Manouvrier N Orleans Lith Common design style Spanish Colonial coin reverse s flanking center vignette single or dual reverses Shaded panel ends with text denominations or corner counters 10 Cents Single One Real reverse Haxby TN 195 G54a Hatie TN 9 25 Ce


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    color to both sides The surfaces are microscopically rough yet with appreciable gloss and apart from a few swirls of light corrosion at the seated figures knee and left elbow there are no individually mentionable blemishes Desirable die state of this popular variety with the horn break fully developed and extending nearly to the left base of the letter CinAUCTORl PCGS 364 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from our Stacks Americana Sale of January 1998 lot 160 Lot tag included 5083 1787 Connecticut Copper Miller 6 1 M W 2820 Rarity 1 Mailed Bust Left Laughing Head VF 25 PCGS 112 1 grains Struck on a dark charcoal brown planchet The surfaces are granular but uniformly so with this feature not overly distracting The central devices and peripheral lettering are


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    s although some of the peripheral denticulation is absent Microscopically rough in texture the surfaces also reveal light residue that accuracy compels us to mention Maris 12 G is the most readily obtainable die marriage of the rare and popular No Coulter Guide Book variety With bold VF quality the present example is sure to find many eager buyers PCGS 494 NGC ID 2B4E From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Purchased from Harry Laibstain December 2 2004 5098 1786 New Jersey Copper Maris 16 L W 4840 Rarity 2 Protruding Tongue VF 35 PCGS Handsome copper brown surfaces with overall bold definition to a well centered strike Scattered marks and light surface build up are noted but both sides are fairly tight with a hard glossy texture This popular variety owes its name to the sm


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2000

    3/1/2000

    cuts and numerous other errors grab the attention of collectors and often demand a premium in price In fact the recent CA auction M G November 6 1999 was filled with numerous great examples of colonial error coins and bidding for these coins was hot However for the novice collector evaluating error coins can be problematic since an in depth knowledge of the whole process associated with Colonial coin minting is needed A modern approach touted as a major aid for the novice coin collector as well as the coin investor is the use of a third party rating company with encapsulation of the colonial coin Hard core colonial coin collectors have met this approach with nearly universal disdain but encapsulation continues unabated Most colonial collectors will remove an encapsulated coin from its s


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    THE COLONIAL COIN & STAMP COMPANY

    10/10/2010

    THE Colonial coin STAMP COMPANY http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n41a20 html Dave Lange submitted these thoughts on the Colonial Coin Stamp Company of New Your City Editor I ve enjoyed Harvey Stack s stories about the coin business in New York In his list of dealers active there during the 1930s he mentioned all those well known today but he omitted one name that was prominent at the time and since fo


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    BOOK REVIEW: NEW JERSEY STATE COPPERS

    09/21/2014

    BOOK REVIEW NEW JERSEY STATE COPPERS http www coinbooks org esylum_v17n39a05 html Back to top John Kraljevich s Coin World column for September 9 2014 featured a short review of the big new book on New Jersey State coppers Here s an excerpt Be sure to read the complete article online Prepare for another headslap if you re a Colonial coin collector who balks at the price Editor Colonial coin collectors tend to be a bookish bunch not just by personality but as collectors as well It will come as no great shock that the Numismatic Literary Guild 226 128 156 Book of the Year 226 128 157 award for 2014 has gone to a book about early American coins the magnificent New Jersey State Coppers History Description C


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    Highlights from the November 2016 Baltimore Auction Lot 5118 1786 Vermont Copper Landscape RR 7 Bressett 5 E W 2025 Rarity 4 VERMONTENSIUM VE 25 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Lot 5121 1787 Vermont Copper RR 12 Bressett 11 K W 2110 Rarity 4 Bust Right Overstruck on a Nova Constellatio Copper AU 50 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5149 1787 Eugio Copper Pointed Rays Newman 11 A W 6780 Rarity 6 UNITED Above STATES Below 4 Cinquefoils AU 55 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5164 1652 Pine Tree Shilli


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    er patina Nicely centered with a sharp strike a few minor flan flaws in the right obverse field and a couple of ancient surface deposits around the reverse periphery are hardly worth mentioning The Us in the reverse legend are corrected from Vs diagnostic of this variety the obverse with fairly strong shift doubling Highly appealing in all regards PCGS 101 NGC ID 2ASH From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from our Bowers and Merenas Pennsylvania Cabinet sale November 1997 lot 4 5012 1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny Martin 3 3 C l W 1222 Rarity 5 DEI GRATIA REX UTILE DULCI AU 55 PCGS This boldly defined example displays areas of brassy gold color on otherwise antique copper surfaces The obverse is trivially drawn toward 6 o clock affecting only the denticulation fr


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    er and lighter antique gold Areas of porosity are evident on the obverse at King Georges face and on the reverse around the word VTILE but otherwise this piece appears fairly smooth As a rule not an exception bath metal coins show some porosity a characteristic of the metal itself This is a scarce Guide Book variety with Vs in place of Us in the reverse legend PCGS 110 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from our Stacks sale of the John L Roper 2nd Collection of Colonial Early American Coins December 1983 lot 81 our Bowers and Merenas Montgomery Collection sale May 1998 lot 66 Bowers and Merena lot tag included 5016 1722 Rosa Americana Penny Martin 2 11 C 8 W 1264 Rarity 5 UTILE DULCI EF 45 PCGS The deep steel brown patina of this Rosa Americana penny su


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    r yet with no great effect to overall strong eye appeal There are only two die marriages known for the D G REX Guide Book variety of this type both of which share the same obverse According to Martin 2007 this obverse was first paired with the 1723 dated Bc l reverse then the 1722 dated A l reverse with Harp at Left both of which are prototypes PCGS 173 NGC ID 2AT5 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from Heritages Palm Beach Florida Signature Sale of March 2005 lot 5006 5023 1723 Wood s Hibernia Farthing Martin 2 1 Bc 4 W Unlisted Rarity 4 DEI GRATIA REX AU 58 PCGS 61 9 grains Both the obverse and reverse fields are bright reflective and modestly semi prooflike in appearance Light brown with iridescent blue highlights for the obverse the reverse an equall


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    ghtly darker devices The strike is even and sharp and the centering ideal A glass reveals some light natural striations typical of the issue but only a short scratch below the right side of the crown qualifies as a post striking flaw worth mentioning This choice piece would fit into many quality focused cabinets when many others in this grade range would not PCGS 158677 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier ex Abner Kreis bergs sale of October 1978 lot 38 via Lester Merkin to the following Henry R Kendall our sale of the Henry R Kendall Foundation Collec tion March 2015 lot 2495 Faper envelope included 5055 French Colonies 1741 39 BB Sou Marque Strasbourg Mint Vlack 252b Rarity 4 AU 55 PCGS A fairly common issue for the type but in uncommon condition in fact a


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    ace build up here and there around the periphery most noticeable at the letters ON in COMMONWEALTH The detail is bold to sharp over most features the centers a bit lightly struck as befits the variety and the obverse drawn ever so slightly toward the upper left A handsome piece all in all and a pleasing representative of both the type and variety PCGS 296 NGC ID 2B22 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from our Bowers and Merenas Massachusetts Historical Society Sale November 1994 lot 3116 Lot tag and collector tag with attribution notation included 5070 1788 Massachusetts Half Cent Ryder 1 B W 6010 Rarity 2 AU 50 PCGS Copper rose patina to the obverse the reverse exhibits subtle reddish highlights to a base of warmer medium brown A few minor toning spots are


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    Obverse Double Struck VF 20 Pleasing deep tan patina with tinges of orange and crimson on the obverse That side of the coin is broadly double struck the reverse is struck only once Exceptionally smooth despite obvious circulation duty a thin vertical flan flaw in the center of the reverse is as made Visually intriguing due to the obverse double strike and choice overall From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier ex our Bowers and Merenas Craig N Smith and George William Youngman Collec tions sale March 2003 lot 175 David Wnuck March 15 2003 Paper envelope included 5093 1775 Contemporary Counterfeit English Halfpenny George III Type Puffy Head VF 20 129 1 grains A pleasing example of this popular variety of circulating counterfeit halfpence showing better surface quali


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    opic granularity that still elicits good gloss and eye appeal A rim bruise at 3 o clock on the reverse is noted otherwise this is a problem free example for the assigned grade The primary Maris 61 p in the Craige Collection was sharper but also rougher than this piece PLURIBS are very difficult to find with this kind of sharpness and appealing look PCGS 512 NGC ID 2B4P From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier ex our sale of the Ted L Craige Collection June 2013 lot 170 Michael Demling Frank Jozapatis October 31 2014 Lot tag and collector envelopes included 5112 1787 New Jersey Copper Maris 63 q W 5365 Rarity 3 Broken Shield Fine 15 PCGS 145 5 grains Struck from the desirable advanced state of the reverse die Siboni DS4 with a prominent crack from the border thr


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    ossess handsome light brown patina Minor roughness in the planchet along the right obverse border is mentioned solely for accuracy as is a trivial surface deposit at the lower reverse border before the date A lovely example of this more readily obtainable variety in the Vermont series equally well suited for type purposes or inclusion in a specialists collection PCGS 563 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Purchased from Don Va lenziano November 12 1999 North American Token 5127 1781 Circa 1820 North American Token W 13980 VF 35 PCGS Handsome golden copper surfaces with intermingled rose brown highlights that are most prominent in the center of the obverse The texture on that side is a bit rough overall due to scattered pitting and wispy handling marks although the revers


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    Stack s Bowers Galleries The November 2016 Baltimore Auction 5158 Undated 1859 Birth and Death Medal Silver 30 9 mm By Robert Lovett Jr Baker 136 Proof 63 NGC Iridescent blues and golds predominate over the lovely reflective flelds of this medal A popular Lovett produced rarity that attracts spirited bidding every time it is offered From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from Heritages sale September 2006 lot 641 7 5159 1889 Brooklyn Bridge Medal White Metal 51 2 mm By George H Lovett Douglas 7A Rarity 5 Near Extremely Fine Holed at top Still quite lustrous particularly in the more protected areas of the reverse From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lincolniana 5160 1909 Abraham Lincoln Centenary of Birth Medal Bronze 61


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2000

    3/1/2000

    cuts and numerous other errors grab the attention of collectors and often demand a premium in price In fact the recent CA auction M G November 6 1999 was filled with numerous great examples of colonial error coins and bidding for these coins was hot However for the novice collector evaluating error coins can be problematic since an in depth knowledge of the whole process associated with Colonial coin minting is needed A modern approach touted as a major aid for the novice coin collector as well as the coin investor is the use of a third party rating company with encapsulation of the colonial coin Hard core colonial coin collectors have met this approach with nearly universal disdain but encapsulation continues unabated Most colonial collectors will remove an encapsulated coin from its s


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    Highlights from the November 2016 Baltimore Auction Lot 5118 1786 Vermont Copper Landscape RR 7 Bressett 5 E W 2025 Rarity 4 VERMONTENSIUM VE 25 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Lot 5121 1787 Vermont Copper RR 12 Bressett 11 K W 2110 Rarity 4 Bust Right Overstruck on a Nova Constellatio Copper AU 50 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5149 1787 Eugio Copper Pointed Rays Newman 11 A W 6780 Rarity 6 UNITED Above STATES Below 4 Cinquefoils AU 55 PCGS From the Carolina Colonial Coin Collection Lot 5164 1652 Pine Tree Shilli


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    er patina Nicely centered with a sharp strike a few minor flan flaws in the right obverse field and a couple of ancient surface deposits around the reverse periphery are hardly worth mentioning The Us in the reverse legend are corrected from Vs diagnostic of this variety the obverse with fairly strong shift doubling Highly appealing in all regards PCGS 101 NGC ID 2ASH From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from our Bowers and Merenas Pennsylvania Cabinet sale November 1997 lot 4 5012 1722 Rosa Americana Halfpenny Martin 3 3 C l W 1222 Rarity 5 DEI GRATIA REX UTILE DULCI AU 55 PCGS This boldly defined example displays areas of brassy gold color on otherwise antique copper surfaces The obverse is trivially drawn toward 6 o clock affecting only the denticulation fr


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    er and lighter antique gold Areas of porosity are evident on the obverse at King Georges face and on the reverse around the word VTILE but otherwise this piece appears fairly smooth As a rule not an exception bath metal coins show some porosity a characteristic of the metal itself This is a scarce Guide Book variety with Vs in place of Us in the reverse legend PCGS 110 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from our Stacks sale of the John L Roper 2nd Collection of Colonial Early American Coins December 1983 lot 81 our Bowers and Merenas Montgomery Collection sale May 1998 lot 66 Bowers and Merena lot tag included 5016 1722 Rosa Americana Penny Martin 2 11 C 8 W 1264 Rarity 5 UTILE DULCI EF 45 PCGS The deep steel brown patina of this Rosa Americana penny su


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    r yet with no great effect to overall strong eye appeal There are only two die marriages known for the D G REX Guide Book variety of this type both of which share the same obverse According to Martin 2007 this obverse was first paired with the 1723 dated Bc l reverse then the 1722 dated A l reverse with Harp at Left both of which are prototypes PCGS 173 NGC ID 2AT5 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from Heritages Palm Beach Florida Signature Sale of March 2005 lot 5006 5023 1723 Wood s Hibernia Farthing Martin 2 1 Bc 4 W Unlisted Rarity 4 DEI GRATIA REX AU 58 PCGS 61 9 grains Both the obverse and reverse fields are bright reflective and modestly semi prooflike in appearance Light brown with iridescent blue highlights for the obverse the reverse an equall


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    ghtly darker devices The strike is even and sharp and the centering ideal A glass reveals some light natural striations typical of the issue but only a short scratch below the right side of the crown qualifies as a post striking flaw worth mentioning This choice piece would fit into many quality focused cabinets when many others in this grade range would not PCGS 158677 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier ex Abner Kreis bergs sale of October 1978 lot 38 via Lester Merkin to the following Henry R Kendall our sale of the Henry R Kendall Foundation Collec tion March 2015 lot 2495 Faper envelope included 5055 French Colonies 1741 39 BB Sou Marque Strasbourg Mint Vlack 252b Rarity 4 AU 55 PCGS A fairly common issue for the type but in uncommon condition in fact a


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    ace build up here and there around the periphery most noticeable at the letters ON in COMMONWEALTH The detail is bold to sharp over most features the centers a bit lightly struck as befits the variety and the obverse drawn ever so slightly toward the upper left A handsome piece all in all and a pleasing representative of both the type and variety PCGS 296 NGC ID 2B22 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier from our Bowers and Merenas Massachusetts Historical Society Sale November 1994 lot 3116 Lot tag and collector tag with attribution notation included 5070 1788 Massachusetts Half Cent Ryder 1 B W 6010 Rarity 2 AU 50 PCGS Copper rose patina to the obverse the reverse exhibits subtle reddish highlights to a base of warmer medium brown A few minor toning spots are


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    Obverse Double Struck VF 20 Pleasing deep tan patina with tinges of orange and crimson on the obverse That side of the coin is broadly double struck the reverse is struck only once Exceptionally smooth despite obvious circulation duty a thin vertical flan flaw in the center of the reverse is as made Visually intriguing due to the obverse double strike and choice overall From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier ex our Bowers and Merenas Craig N Smith and George William Youngman Collec tions sale March 2003 lot 175 David Wnuck March 15 2003 Paper envelope included 5093 1775 Contemporary Counterfeit English Halfpenny George III Type Puffy Head VF 20 129 1 grains A pleasing example of this popular variety of circulating counterfeit halfpence showing better surface quali


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    opic granularity that still elicits good gloss and eye appeal A rim bruise at 3 o clock on the reverse is noted otherwise this is a problem free example for the assigned grade The primary Maris 61 p in the Craige Collection was sharper but also rougher than this piece PLURIBS are very difficult to find with this kind of sharpness and appealing look PCGS 512 NGC ID 2B4P From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Earlier ex our sale of the Ted L Craige Collection June 2013 lot 170 Michael Demling Frank Jozapatis October 31 2014 Lot tag and collector envelopes included 5112 1787 New Jersey Copper Maris 63 q W 5365 Rarity 3 Broken Shield Fine 15 PCGS 145 5 grains Struck from the desirable advanced state of the reverse die Siboni DS4 with a prominent crack from the border thr


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, Early American Coins



    ossess handsome light brown patina Minor roughness in the planchet along the right obverse border is mentioned solely for accuracy as is a trivial surface deposit at the lower reverse border before the date A lovely example of this more readily obtainable variety in the Vermont series equally well suited for type purposes or inclusion in a specialists collection PCGS 563 From the Carolina Colonial coin Collection Purchased from Don Va lenziano November 12 1999 North American Token 5127 1781 Circa 1820 North American Token W 13980 VF 35 PCGS Handsome golden copper surfaces with intermingled rose brown highlights that are most prominent in the center of the obverse The texture on that side is a bit rough overall due to scattered pitting and wispy handling marks although the revers


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