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    WAYNE'S NUMISMATIC DIARY: NOVEMBER 6, 2016

    11/06/2016

    Very quickly Chuck Heck came over from a nearby table to profusely thank me for the help I d given him in researching the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society He was the third speaker discussing the colonial coins owned by Charles E Clapp brother of WPNS co founder George H Clapp Here s the official program 7 pm Joel Orosz and Len Augsburger quot Pattern Coinage of 1792 quot 8 pm Syd martin quot French Coinage for Colonial America quot 9 pm Chuck Heck quot Searching for Charles E Clapp quot Up first were Joel and Len with a presentation on their highly anticipated book with Pete Smith on the coinage of 1792 They tag teamed the presentation taking turns for each segment They made a case for considering the 1792 Half Dismes as regular issue U S coins rather than pat


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    NBS 2008 NUMISMATIC LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM REPORT

    08/17/2008

    convention in Baltimore Here s a report About 48 people attended according to my notes about two dozen around a large U shaped table arrangement and about the same number seated in rows of chairs behind I don t have the signin sheet but attendees included me John W Adams David Alexander David Davis David Fanning Dan Friedus Dan Hamelberg Dave Hirt George Kolbe David Lange Syd martin Joel Orosz P Scott Rubin Douglas Saville David Sklow Pete Smith Jeff Starck Barry Tayman and Ray Williams The topic was self publishing numismatic books The speakers were Syd Martin author of The Hibernia Coinage of William Wood 1722 1724 and David Lange author of Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s and 1940s A Complete History Catalog amp Value Guide Syd started his


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    The C4 Newsletter: Spring 2016

    3/1/2016

    C4 Newsletter A PERSONAL THANK YOU TO Syd martin Ray Williams The Winter 2015 issue of the C4 Newsletter was the last one published with Syd Martin as its editor I want to thank Syd for his outstanding job as editor and for all of his sacrifices to provide us with a quality publication The C4 newsletter is the glue that binds us together We could survive as a thriving club if we had nothing but a good newsletter With Syd s editing and the


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    Gub for renting the meeting room and snacks have risen significantly A request from the floor asked that the total number of members in the Gub be included in the Treasurer s Report This was agreed to and will be in the Gub s final 2007 financial summary to be published again in the next spring issue of the C4 Newsletter The Report with noted amendments and one typo correction was approved Syd martin presented the Publication Committee report He noted the editors work diligently to get quality products out in the Gub s behalf He noted that the newest Gub publication was his tome on Wood s Hibernia Coinage which was available from Charlie Davis as per the Gub s recent publication distribution agreement with Charlie This volume cost the Gub 10 000 and is available for 85 It was noted th


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    Gub for renting the meeting room and snacks have risen significantly A request from the floor asked that the total number of members in the Gub be included in the Treasurer s Report This was agreed to and will be in the Gub s final 2007 financial summary to be published again in the next spring issue of the C4 Newsletter The Report with noted amendments and one typo correction was approved Syd martin presented the Publication Committee report He noted the editors work diligently to get quality products out in the Gub s behalf He noted that the newest Gub publication was his tome on Wood s Hibernia Coinage which was available from Charlie Davis as per the Gub s recent publication distribution agreement with Charlie This volume cost the Gub 10 000 and is available for 85 It was noted th


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    Gub for renting the meeting room and snacks have risen significantly A request from the floor asked that the total number of members in the Gub be included in the Treasurer s Report This was agreed to and will be in the Gub s final 2007 financial summary to be published again in the next spring issue of the C4 Newsletter The Report with noted amendments and one typo correction was approved Syd martin presented the Publication Committee report He noted the editors work diligently to get quality products out in the Gub s behalf He noted that the newest Gub publication was his tome on Wood s Hibernia Coinage which was available from Charlie Davis as per the Gub s recent publication distribution agreement with Charlie This volume cost the Gub 10 000 and is available for 85 It was noted th


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    NEW BOOK: 'THE HIBERNIA COINAGE OF WILLIAM WOOD' BY SYD MARTIN

    NEW BOOK: 'THE HIBERNIA COINAGE OF WILLIAM WOOD' BY SYD MARTIN

    12/09/2007

    NEW BOOK THE HIBERNIA COINAGE OF WILLIAM WOOD BY Syd martin http www coinbooks org esylum_v10n50a05 html The E Sylum Volume 10 Number 50 December 9 2007 Article 5NEW BOOK THE HIBERNIA COINAGE OF WILLIAM WOOD BY SYD MARTINRay Williams writes I just wanted to let everyone knowthat Syd Martin s new book The Hibernia Coinage of WilliamWood 1722 1724 was released this past weekend at the C4Convention in Boston It is truly an all encompassi


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    NBS NUMISMATIC LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM AUGUST 1, 2008

    08/03/2008

    NBS NUMISMATIC LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM AUGUST 1 2008 http www coinbooks org esylum_v11n31a06 html Dan Gosling took some great photos at the NBS events at this week s ANA convention in Baltimore Here are a few images from the Thursday Numismatic Literature Symposium with speakers Syd martin and David Lange Who will volunteer to help us label the group photos Here s one of the group shots and pictures of Martin and Lange Editor To view all the photos see NBS Events at 2008 ANA Convention http www flickr com photos coinbooks sets 72157606525232199 Back to top


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    NEW BOOK: FRENCH COINAGE SPECIFICALLY FOR COLONIAL AMERICA

    12/20/2015

    NEW BOOK FRENCH COINAGE SPECIFICALLY FOR COLONIAL AMERICA http www coinbooks org esylum_v18n51a05 html Jim Rosen President of C4 the Colonial Coin Collectors Club forwarded this press release for the new book by Syd martin on the French coinage that circulated in colonial America Thanks Editor The Colonial Coin Collectors Club C4 released Sydney F Martin 226 128 153 s latest book French Coinage Specifically For Colonial America This is the third colonial coin book published by C4 written by Syd Martin Other works include The Rosa Americana Coinage of William Wood and The Hibernia Coinage of Wil


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    Gub for renting the meeting room and snacks have risen significantly A request from the floor asked that the total number of members in the Gub be included in the Treasurer s Report This was agreed to and will be in the Gub s final 2007 financial summary to be published again in the next spring issue of the C4 Newsletter The Report with noted amendments and one typo correction was approved Syd martin presented the Publication Committee report He noted the editors work diligently to get quality products out in the Gub s behalf He noted that the newest Gub publication was his tome on Wood s Hibernia Coinage which was available from Charlie Davis as per the Gub s recent publication distribution agreement with Charlie This volume cost the Gub 10 000 and is available for 85 It was noted th


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    Gub for renting the meeting room and snacks have risen significantly A request from the floor asked that the total number of members in the Gub be included in the Treasurer s Report This was agreed to and will be in the Gub s final 2007 financial summary to be published again in the next spring issue of the C4 Newsletter The Report with noted amendments and one typo correction was approved Syd martin presented the Publication Committee report He noted the editors work diligently to get quality products out in the Gub s behalf He noted that the newest Gub publication was his tome on Wood s Hibernia Coinage which was available from Charlie Davis as per the Gub s recent publication distribution agreement with Charlie This volume cost the Gub 10 000 and is available for 85 It was noted th


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2011

    12/1/2011

    utes were accepted as published Treasurer s Report Charlie Rohrer summarized our to date financial condition and reported during this year we had income of 13 255 71 and expenses of 31 372 48 which leaves C4 with a balance of 1 16 046 65 in assets Expenses are higher than last year because we paid for 5 issues of the Newsletter this year instead of 4 and our volunteer Newsletter Editor Syd martin strives to keep it rich in text and color which costs money Membership is around 400 including 51 life memberships 7 more than last year The Treasurer s Report was accepted Concerning the rising Newsletter cost Jim Rosen mentioned that consideration is being given to offering an on line option for members since annual cost of providing the printed Newsletter to members is 40 member ver


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    Gub for renting the meeting room and snacks have risen significantly A request from the floor asked that the total number of members in the Gub be included in the Treasurer s Report This was agreed to and will be in the Gub s final 2007 financial summary to be published again in the next spring issue of the C4 Newsletter The Report with noted amendments and one typo correction was approved Syd martin presented the Publication Committee report He noted the editors work diligently to get quality products out in the Gub s behalf He noted that the newest Gub publication was his tome on Wood s Hibernia Coinage which was available from Charlie Davis as per the Gub s recent publication distribution agreement with Charlie This volume cost the Gub 10 000 and is available for 85 It was noted th


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2011

    12/1/2011

    utes were accepted as published Treasurer s Report Charlie Rohrer summarized our to date financial condition and reported during this year we had income of 13 255 71 and expenses of 31 372 48 which leaves C4 with a balance of 1 16 046 65 in assets Expenses are higher than last year because we paid for 5 issues of the Newsletter this year instead of 4 and our volunteer Newsletter Editor Syd martin strives to keep it rich in text and color which costs money Membership is around 400 including 51 life memberships 7 more than last year The Treasurer s Report was accepted Concerning the rising Newsletter cost Jim Rosen mentioned that consideration is being given to offering an on line option for members since annual cost of providing the printed Newsletter to members is 40 member ver


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    out My C4 Convention starts in the Summer with the planning but I ll just start my convention experiences from last Thursday 28 November 2007 This year Diane didn t travel with me I m hoping next year she ll be there as the convention will be two weeks before Thanksgiving I got up early on Thursday finished packing my car with convention material and headed for Roger Siboni s house I met Syd martin there and the three of us drove together to Boston I was amazed that all the equipment I bring was able to fit in Roger s car along with Syd s books and exhibit It was a pleasant 5 hour drive to Boston where we arrived about 2 30 and brought everything to our rooms Then we walked in a gentle rain to Jim Skalbe s store Collector s Shop with a side track at Colonial Trading Then it was bac


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2008

    3/1/2008

    library holdings and instructions on how to borrow them is available at the C4 website www colonialcoins ora Books Manuscripts Auction Catalogs Frossard Ed Franco American Jetons Fully Described and Illustrated Frank Laurese Katen Silver Spring MD 1977 Reprint of 1899 publication Donated by Todd Gredesky C4 Convention Photos for the 2005 2006 and 2007 Conventions CD Taken by Syd martin and Neil Rothschild Donated by Syd Martin Sotheby s A Sacred Relic The Washington Lafayette Cincinnati Medal 11 December 2007 New York NY Hardbound Edition Donated by Christina and Vicken Yegparian Stacks John J Ford Jr Collection of Coins Medals and Currency Part XIX US Fractional Currency US Postage Envelopes Autographs Ephemera and other Currency 1 1 October 2007 New York


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 127

    4/1/2005

    culation Shown 2X actual size Photo courtesy the author 24 Breen op cit p 35 25 Breen s initial estimate of 30 pieces is increased herein due to more recent discoveries of Wood s silver farthing size presentation pieces including a new acquisition from England of a long hidden lot of seven silver specimens by a noted American colonial numismatist who discussed his discovery with me Syd martin estimates the current census as 50 surviving silver farthing size pieces Syd Martin personal communication June 3 2004 26 The number of varieties in each series is based on several personal discussions with colonial numismatists interested in St Patrick and Wood s Hibernia coinage 27 See Bowers and Merena s catalogue on the sale of the Norweb Collection that pertains to the Hibernia seri


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 127

    4/1/2005

    April 2005 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 2795 in sharp contrast to descriptions of St Patrick silver coins that commonly exhibit wear and lack a silvery or prooflike surface which is an indication of their use as circulating coins According to Syd martin a noted expert on varieties in the Wood s Hibernia series there are only five known varieties ofWood s farthing size silver presentation pieces Breen 171 type dated 1723 Breen 173 type dated 1 723 with three varieties that includes one from William Wood s estate that is listed as a proof and Breen 176 type dated 1724 The number of varieties for St Patrick silver pieces is listed by Breen


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    out My C4 Convention starts in the Summer with the planning but I ll just start my convention experiences from last Thursday 28 November 2007 This year Diane didn t travel with me I m hoping next year she ll be there as the convention will be two weeks before Thanksgiving I got up early on Thursday finished packing my car with convention material and headed for Roger Siboni s house I met Syd martin there and the three of us drove together to Boston I was amazed that all the equipment I bring was able to fit in Roger s car along with Syd s books and exhibit It was a pleasant 5 hour drive to Boston where we arrived about 2 30 and brought everything to our rooms Then we walked in a gentle rain to Jim Skalbe s store Collector s Shop with a side track at Colonial Trading Then it was bac


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2008

    3/1/2008

    library holdings and instructions on how to borrow them is available at the C4 website www colonialcoins ora Books Manuscripts Auction Catalogs Frossard Ed Franco American Jetons Fully Described and Illustrated Frank Laurese Katen Silver Spring MD 1977 Reprint of 1899 publication Donated by Todd Gredesky C4 Convention Photos for the 2005 2006 and 2007 Conventions CD Taken by Syd martin and Neil Rothschild Donated by Syd Martin Sotheby s A Sacred Relic The Washington Lafayette Cincinnati Medal 11 December 2007 New York NY Hardbound Edition Donated by Christina and Vicken Yegparian Stacks John J Ford Jr Collection of Coins Medals and Currency Part XIX US Fractional Currency US Postage Envelopes Autographs Ephemera and other Currency 1 1 October 2007 New York


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 127

    4/1/2005

    culation Shown 2X actual size Photo courtesy the author 24 Breen op cit p 35 25 Breen s initial estimate of 30 pieces is increased herein due to more recent discoveries of Wood s silver farthing size presentation pieces including a new acquisition from England of a long hidden lot of seven silver specimens by a noted American colonial numismatist who discussed his discovery with me Syd martin estimates the current census as 50 surviving silver farthing size pieces Syd Martin personal communication June 3 2004 26 The number of varieties in each series is based on several personal discussions with colonial numismatists interested in St Patrick and Wood s Hibernia coinage 27 See Bowers and Merena s catalogue on the sale of the Norweb Collection that pertains to the Hibernia seri


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 127

    4/1/2005

    April 2005 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 2795 in sharp contrast to descriptions of St Patrick silver coins that commonly exhibit wear and lack a silvery or prooflike surface which is an indication of their use as circulating coins According to Syd martin a noted expert on varieties in the Wood s Hibernia series there are only five known varieties ofWood s farthing size silver presentation pieces Breen 171 type dated 1723 Breen 173 type dated 1 723 with three varieties that includes one from William Wood s estate that is listed as a proof and Breen 176 type dated 1724 The number of varieties for St Patrick silver pieces is listed by Breen


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    out My C4 Convention starts in the Summer with the planning but I ll just start my convention experiences from last Thursday 28 November 2007 This year Diane didn t travel with me I m hoping next year she ll be there as the convention will be two weeks before Thanksgiving I got up early on Thursday finished packing my car with convention material and headed for Roger Siboni s house I met Syd martin there and the three of us drove together to Boston I was amazed that all the equipment I bring was able to fit in Roger s car along with Syd s books and exhibit It was a pleasant 5 hour drive to Boston where we arrived about 2 30 and brought everything to our rooms Then we walked in a gentle rain to Jim Skalbe s store Collector s Shop with a side track at Colonial Trading Then it was bac


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2008

    3/1/2008

    library holdings and instructions on how to borrow them is available at the C4 website www colonialcoins ora Books Manuscripts Auction Catalogs Frossard Ed Franco American Jetons Fully Described and Illustrated Frank Laurese Katen Silver Spring MD 1977 Reprint of 1899 publication Donated by Todd Gredesky C4 Convention Photos for the 2005 2006 and 2007 Conventions CD Taken by Syd martin and Neil Rothschild Donated by Syd Martin Sotheby s A Sacred Relic The Washington Lafayette Cincinnati Medal 11 December 2007 New York NY Hardbound Edition Donated by Christina and Vicken Yegparian Stacks John J Ford Jr Collection of Coins Medals and Currency Part XIX US Fractional Currency US Postage Envelopes Autographs Ephemera and other Currency 1 1 October 2007 New York


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    NEW BOOK: THE ROSA AMERICANA COINAGE OF WILLIAM WOOD

    09/04/2011

    NEW BOOK THE ROSA AMERICANA COINAGE OF WILLIAM WOOD http www coinbooks org esylum_v14n37a07 html Back to top Earlier this week on the Yahoo Colonial Coins group Ray Williams wrote The Whitman Expo in Philly is less than three weeks away I heard a rumor that Syd martin s new reference book on Wood s Rosa Americana Coinage will be available at the table of Charles Davis Numismatic Literature Rumor also has it that it will be the same price as the Wood s Hibernia Book 85 or 95 including shipping We ALL should have an example of a Rosa Americana coin in our collections How much more Colonial American can you get than to have Americana in the coin s le


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    BOB VLACK, A PERSONAL REMEMBRANCE

    11/15/2015

    Bob 39 s part 226 128 147 get some new blood and get them hooked 226 128 147 but it was far more his generosity kindness and his faith in collectors Bob soon got me addicted to my next major area of collecting the French Colonies coinage for North America For well over a decade I was lucky enough to get first pick of his duplicates a privilege that lasted until C4 Editor Syd martin also became interested in the series and then we were both shown things at the same time often splitting them between us Bob 39 s ongoing research and addictive enthusiasm meant that I went from doing a mintmark set one from each of the 28 French mints to a date and mintmark set of 100 odd pieces to getting interested in die varieties and other adjunct areas and eventually forming not


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    WAYNE'S NUMISMATIC DIARY: MARCH 31, 2016: PART 3

    04/03/2016

    or Dave had just had dental surgery a few days before and had to be content with crab cakes rather than Morton 39 s steaks I indulged with an 8oz fillet The evening already seems a blur but I recall conversation topics included the upcoming PAN show the Burns Memorial Library Wayne 39 s growing Wizard Coin Supply business and new content for the Newman Portal Mike Packard Syd martin David Sundman Mary Burleson Photo by Tom Kays Schena Augsburger Liedman Uram Schenkman Swanson Photo by Tom Kays Joe Esposito adds Not surprisingly the wide range of interests allowed for many stimulating discussions Among them at our end of the table was one on American sculptors and medalists including Augustus Saint Gaudens Anthony de Francisci James E


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    The Americana Sale



    this rare pattern were traced in Ford VII the current speci men among them Before the offering of this and a duplicate specimen in our 2001 Americana Sale it had been over a decade since a specimen had been offered in the Norweb sale as these rare Wood s patterns most frequently come to market only when major collections like Garrett Brand and Roper are sold With the recent publication of Syd martin s masterful study on Wood s Hibernia coins and the general uptick in interest in Colonial American issues the acquisition of this confirmed rarity piece would represent a coup for even the advanced collector Ex Philip Nelson E H A sale or collection February 2 1914 Eot or num ber 1 Hillyer Ryder original ticket included our Americana Sale January 2001 Eot 49 Tony Terranova Brian D


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    The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage



    tures and the overall eye appeal are nothing short of excellent The reverse field was lightly smoothed be low NA and 1 723 no doubt to remove some scratches there with the remnants of those blemishes barely noticeable even under low magnification Not only is this specimen choice to the unaided eye it is evidently a rarity that may be seeing the light of day for the first time thanks to the Syd martin refer ence on the subject once that reference book becomes the law of the land in the Rosa Americana series we have no doubt that other great prizes will come into the numismatic marketplace This die pairing M 3 2 F 3 is possibly unique in this metallic composition Until now just two impressions were known from the die combination and both those pieces are struck in silver The illustr


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    out My C4 Convention starts in the Summer with the planning but I ll just start my convention experiences from last Thursday 28 November 2007 This year Diane didn t travel with me I m hoping next year she ll be there as the convention will be two weeks before Thanksgiving I got up early on Thursday finished packing my car with convention material and headed for Roger Siboni s house I met Syd martin there and the three of us drove together to Boston I was amazed that all the equipment I bring was able to fit in Roger s car along with Syd s books and exhibit It was a pleasant 5 hour drive to Boston where we arrived about 2 30 and brought everything to our rooms Then we walked in a gentle rain to Jim Skalbe s store Collector s Shop with a side track at Colonial Trading Then it was bac


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2008

    3/1/2008

    library holdings and instructions on how to borrow them is available at the C4 website www colonialcoins ora Books Manuscripts Auction Catalogs Frossard Ed Franco American Jetons Fully Described and Illustrated Frank Laurese Katen Silver Spring MD 1977 Reprint of 1899 publication Donated by Todd Gredesky C4 Convention Photos for the 2005 2006 and 2007 Conventions CD Taken by Syd martin and Neil Rothschild Donated by Syd Martin Sotheby s A Sacred Relic The Washington Lafayette Cincinnati Medal 11 December 2007 New York NY Hardbound Edition Donated by Christina and Vicken Yegparian Stacks John J Ford Jr Collection of Coins Medals and Currency Part XIX US Fractional Currency US Postage Envelopes Autographs Ephemera and other Currency 1 1 October 2007 New York


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    The C4 Newsletter, Fall 2011

    9/1/2011

    They are available for loan to any C4 member A complete list of library holdings and instructions on borrowing them is available at the C4 website www colonialcoins org T hanks to ail who have donated items Books and Auction Catalogs Martin Sydney F Roger Siboni s Beach Symposium VI Presentations by 30 attendees of the symposium held in Mantoloking NJ 1 1 September 2010 Donated by Syd martin Stack s Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA Auction 17 20 August 2011 Roseraount IL Donated by Syd Martin Bowers and Merena The Robert W Rusbar Collection 10 12 September 1990 New York NY Donated by Jim Jones Bowers and Merena The Greenwich Collection 24 25 January 1991 Pasadena CA Donated by Jim Jones Kingswood Galleries The Franconia Sale Mail Bid Sale Closing 4 August


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 127

    4/1/2005

    culation Shown 2X actual size Photo courtesy the author 24 Breen op cit p 35 25 Breen s initial estimate of 30 pieces is increased herein due to more recent discoveries of Wood s silver farthing size presentation pieces including a new acquisition from England of a long hidden lot of seven silver specimens by a noted American colonial numismatist who discussed his discovery with me Syd martin estimates the current census as 50 surviving silver farthing size pieces Syd Martin personal communication June 3 2004 26 The number of varieties in each series is based on several personal discussions with colonial numismatists interested in St Patrick and Wood s Hibernia coinage 27 See Bowers and Merena s catalogue on the sale of the Norweb Collection that pertains to the Hibernia seri


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 127

    4/1/2005

    April 2005 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 2795 in sharp contrast to descriptions of St Patrick silver coins that commonly exhibit wear and lack a silvery or prooflike surface which is an indication of their use as circulating coins According to Syd martin a noted expert on varieties in the Wood s Hibernia series there are only five known varieties ofWood s farthing size silver presentation pieces Breen 171 type dated 1723 Breen 173 type dated 1 723 with three varieties that includes one from William Wood s estate that is listed as a proof and Breen 176 type dated 1724 The number of varieties for St Patrick silver pieces is listed by Breen


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    The Americana Sale



    this rare pattern were traced in Ford VII the current speci men among them Before the offering of this and a duplicate specimen in our 2001 Americana Sale it had been over a decade since a specimen had been offered in the Norweb sale as these rare Wood s patterns most frequently come to market only when major collections like Garrett Brand and Roper are sold With the recent publication of Syd martin s masterful study on Wood s Hibernia coins and the general uptick in interest in Colonial American issues the acquisition of this confirmed rarity piece would represent a coup for even the advanced collector Ex Philip Nelson E H A sale or collection February 2 1914 Eot or num ber 1 Hillyer Ryder original ticket included our Americana Sale January 2001 Eot 49 Tony Terranova Brian D


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    The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage



    tures and the overall eye appeal are nothing short of excellent The reverse field was lightly smoothed be low NA and 1 723 no doubt to remove some scratches there with the remnants of those blemishes barely noticeable even under low magnification Not only is this specimen choice to the unaided eye it is evidently a rarity that may be seeing the light of day for the first time thanks to the Syd martin refer ence on the subject once that reference book becomes the law of the land in the Rosa Americana series we have no doubt that other great prizes will come into the numismatic marketplace This die pairing M 3 2 F 3 is possibly unique in this metallic composition Until now just two impressions were known from the die combination and both those pieces are struck in silver The illustr


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    out My C4 Convention starts in the Summer with the planning but I ll just start my convention experiences from last Thursday 28 November 2007 This year Diane didn t travel with me I m hoping next year she ll be there as the convention will be two weeks before Thanksgiving I got up early on Thursday finished packing my car with convention material and headed for Roger Siboni s house I met Syd martin there and the three of us drove together to Boston I was amazed that all the equipment I bring was able to fit in Roger s car along with Syd s books and exhibit It was a pleasant 5 hour drive to Boston where we arrived about 2 30 and brought everything to our rooms Then we walked in a gentle rain to Jim Skalbe s store Collector s Shop with a side track at Colonial Trading Then it was bac


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2008

    3/1/2008

    library holdings and instructions on how to borrow them is available at the C4 website www colonialcoins ora Books Manuscripts Auction Catalogs Frossard Ed Franco American Jetons Fully Described and Illustrated Frank Laurese Katen Silver Spring MD 1977 Reprint of 1899 publication Donated by Todd Gredesky C4 Convention Photos for the 2005 2006 and 2007 Conventions CD Taken by Syd martin and Neil Rothschild Donated by Syd Martin Sotheby s A Sacred Relic The Washington Lafayette Cincinnati Medal 11 December 2007 New York NY Hardbound Edition Donated by Christina and Vicken Yegparian Stacks John J Ford Jr Collection of Coins Medals and Currency Part XIX US Fractional Currency US Postage Envelopes Autographs Ephemera and other Currency 1 1 October 2007 New York


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2009

    6/1/2009

    iams 3 Super Dies and the R 1 Colonial Coppers Charles W Smith 4 Stray Finds Historic Coins of Colonial Virginia Thomas Kays 8 A Puzzling Copy of the Rhode Island Ship Medal Marc Mayhugh 17 Wood 42 Not a Blacksmith Copper Gord Nichols 20 Eariy Colonial Dealer Daniel Sheffer 22 Contemporary Counterfeit Comer Hi rical Review Bob Bowser 25 Newly Discovered Variety of CondorToken Syd martin 27 A Discussion of Crude American Tokens Byron Weston 28 French American Comer An Unusual Host Count stamp Syd Martin 39 David Bowers Writes Column About C4 Ray Williams 40 Francis X McGrath 1941 2009 Clem Schettino 41 Spanish American Comer Cut Silver Ray Williams 42 C4 Offers Important Colonial Books 43 Colonial Numismaac Literature Surv ey 44 Announcem its 45 C4 Library New


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    The C4 Newsletter, Fall 2011

    9/1/2011

    They are available for loan to any C4 member A complete list of library holdings and instructions on borrowing them is available at the C4 website www colonialcoins org T hanks to ail who have donated items Books and Auction Catalogs Martin Sydney F Roger Siboni s Beach Symposium VI Presentations by 30 attendees of the symposium held in Mantoloking NJ 1 1 September 2010 Donated by Syd martin Stack s Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA Auction 17 20 August 2011 Roseraount IL Donated by Syd Martin Bowers and Merena The Robert W Rusbar Collection 10 12 September 1990 New York NY Donated by Jim Jones Bowers and Merena The Greenwich Collection 24 25 January 1991 Pasadena CA Donated by Jim Jones Kingswood Galleries The Franconia Sale Mail Bid Sale Closing 4 August


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    C4 Title Index

    11/2/2017 [Numismatics Colonial]

    itle version 8 4 Date November 2017 Literature book list for colonial collectors Rock Jeff V03 N3 Fall 1995 36 Literature book list for colonial collectors Bressett Sauvain Pietri V06 N2 Summer 98 29 Literature Book review Abel Buell and the History of the Connecticut and Fugio Coppers Rock Jeff V23 N3 Fall 2015 52 Literature Book Review French Coins Specifically for America Syd martin McDowell Christopher V24 N3 Fall 2016 7 Literature Book Review Medallic Washington by Neil Musante Kraljevich John V24 N4 Winter 2016 9 Literature Book Review Mossman s Money of the American Colonies Confederation Hodder Michael V01 N2 Dec 93 16 Literature book review Russell Shorto s Island in the Center of the World Siboni Roger V14N4 Winter 06 28 Literature book review of


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    C4 Title Index

    11/2/2017 [Numismatics Colonial]

    1997 25 Ringo Mike obituary and memories from friends Martin Syd V14N4 Winter 06 22 Ringo Mike the donation of part of his library to C4 Shane Leo V15N2 Summer 07 59 Rohrer Charlie Election Candidate Biography Rohrer Charlie V24 N2 Summer 16 6 Rohrer Charlie Introduction to C4 Members Rohrer Charlie VI7 N3 Fall 2009 38 Rosa Americana The Rosa Americana Coinage of William Wood by Syd martin Rosen Jim VI9 N3 Fall 2011 50 Rosa Americana Bath Metal Composition of Rosa Americana Coins Danforth Brian V14 N2 Summer 06 6 Rosa Americana tonnage revising Breen Danforth Brian V12N4 Winter 04 17 Rosa Americana What s wrong here Kleiman Mark V09 N1 Spring 01 27 Rosa Americana Hibernia Large 3 vs Small 3 in date Martin Syd VI0 N1 Spring 02 16 Rosa Americana article Letter to


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2003

    12/1/2003

    C4 Newsletter C4 Newsletter Editors Brian J Danforth Publishing Editor brian coDpers hotmail com Sydney F Martin Technical Editor sfmartin5 comcast net Articles and classified ads may be e mailed to either of us or mailed to Syd martin C4 Librarian Leo Shane Leo J Shane honevwell com TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page President s Message Ray Williams 4 Letters to the Editor 5 Survey of Colonial Coins Recovered in Southern New Jersey 7 Wayne H Shelby C4 2003 A Personal Perspective Roger Moore 41 Establishing a Provenance in the age of Ebay A Proposal and Case 5 1 Study Example Dave Townson Numismatic Museum of Aruba Syd


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    The C4 Newsletter, Fall 2004

    9/1/2004

    C4 Newsletter C4 Newsletter Editor Sydney F Martin Technical Editor sf m ii1in5 coi m asi net Articles and classified ads may be mailed to Syd martin C4 Librarian Leo Shane r eo l Slutne 7 honevvvell c ont TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page President s Message 4 A Third Ear Merits Study Buell Ish 5 IJ S Colonial Coins in Bermuda National Collections Syd Martin 25 Gleanings from the Internet Roger Siboni 3 1 Treating Coins with Oils Active Versus Inactive Verdigris Useful Definitions Maris l7 b Large and Small Planchets Revisited


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    The C4 Newsletter, Fall 2007

    9/1/2007

    C4 Convention McCawley Grellman has cataloged our auction 530 lots of colonial coins and related material There is something for everyone in this sale Thank you Chris Bob and Tom for all your work and thanks to all our consigners too The C4 Exhibits are arranged educational events are scheduled and social events are ready to go All we need is you I m thrilled to be able to say that Syd martin s research on Woods Hibemias has been published and will be available at the convention Charles Davis will be handling the distribution and sales of this long awaited reference 1 was able to spend time with the editing copy and can honestly say that this work will stand the test of time and will be the standard reference for generations to come Syd has a good start on his next book Rosa Amer


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    The C4 Newsletter, Fall 2007

    9/1/2007

    C4 Newsletter ANA CONVENTION Syd martin The summer American Numismatic Association convention was held this year in Milwaukee Wisconsin during August 8 12 2007 Quite a number of C4 members were in attendance and although colonials were not in an abundant supply some extraordinary coins did change hands Well known colonial dealers including Dave Wnuck John Agre Tony Terranova Steve Hayden Tom Rinaldo Steve Tannenbaum and


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    The C4 Newsletter, Winter 2007

    12/1/2007

    out My C4 Convention starts in the Summer with the planning but I ll just start my convention experiences from last Thursday 28 November 2007 This year Diane didn t travel with me I m hoping next year she ll be there as the convention will be two weeks before Thanksgiving I got up early on Thursday finished packing my car with convention material and headed for Roger Siboni s house I met Syd martin there and the three of us drove together to Boston I was amazed that all the equipment I bring was able to fit in Roger s car along with Syd s books and exhibit It was a pleasant 5 hour drive to Boston where we arrived about 2 30 and brought everything to our rooms Then we walked in a gentle rain to Jim Skalbe s store Collector s Shop with a side track at Colonial Trading Then it was bac


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2008

    3/1/2008

    library holdings and instructions on how to borrow them is available at the C4 website www colonialcoins ora Books Manuscripts Auction Catalogs Frossard Ed Franco American Jetons Fully Described and Illustrated Frank Laurese Katen Silver Spring MD 1977 Reprint of 1899 publication Donated by Todd Gredesky C4 Convention Photos for the 2005 2006 and 2007 Conventions CD Taken by Syd martin and Neil Rothschild Donated by Syd Martin Sotheby s A Sacred Relic The Washington Lafayette Cincinnati Medal 11 December 2007 New York NY Hardbound Edition Donated by Christina and Vicken Yegparian Stacks John J Ford Jr Collection of Coins Medals and Currency Part XIX US Fractional Currency US Postage Envelopes Autographs Ephemera and other Currency 1 1 October 2007 New York


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2009

    6/1/2009

    iams 3 Super Dies and the R 1 Colonial Coppers Charles W Smith 4 Stray Finds Historic Coins of Colonial Virginia Thomas Kays 8 A Puzzling Copy of the Rhode Island Ship Medal Marc Mayhugh 17 Wood 42 Not a Blacksmith Copper Gord Nichols 20 Eariy Colonial Dealer Daniel Sheffer 22 Contemporary Counterfeit Comer Hi rical Review Bob Bowser 25 Newly Discovered Variety of CondorToken Syd martin 27 A Discussion of Crude American Tokens Byron Weston 28 French American Comer An Unusual Host Count stamp Syd Martin 39 David Bowers Writes Column About C4 Ray Williams 40 Francis X McGrath 1941 2009 Clem Schettino 41 Spanish American Comer Cut Silver Ray Williams 42 C4 Offers Important Colonial Books 43 Colonial Numismaac Literature Surv ey 44 Announcem its 45 C4 Library New


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