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    William Sheldon

    Penny-Wise, Vol. 42, No. 2

    3/1/2008

    zger— Tom Morley. THE FINEST KNOWN 1794 S-45-THE NOYES PLATE COIN 1794 S-45 R5+ PCGS MS65 RB $185,000. Superb bluish olive steel and brown mixed with mint red. A stunning cent qwith an exceptionally sharp strike. The finest known by a substantial margin. Over the past twenty years 1 am aware of only two examples better than VG that have been sold publicly. ex-Lord St. Oswald— Dorothy Paschal— Dr. William Sheldon— R. E. Naftzger— Eric Streiner— Dr. Allen Bennett. THE FINEST KNOWN 1794 S-51-THE BREEN PLATE COIN 1794 S-51 R5 PCGSAU55 $37,500. Lovely light walnut brown withlustrous surfaces. Very finely detailed hair and devices. Only the most minor handling marks. This is the plate coin in the Breen-Borckardt reference. ex-Henry C. Miller— Henry Hines— Dr. William Sheldon— R. E. Naftzger— John W. Adams— Jac


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 32, No. 2(185)

    3/15/1998

    sorry to see those wonderful early coppers being returned to the ANS, only to be locked up in a bank with ever-tightening restrictions on access to collectors. I, for one, will be returning my beloved coins, medals and tokens to numismatic “circulation” as I grow old. This is the way I feel after 40+ years of serious collecting. M. Joseph Chusid writes, I enjoyed reading your editorial regarding William Sheldon in the January 15, 1998 number of P-W . Sometimes the only way to exorcize evil is to recognize and expose it. William Sheldon has had a profound effect upon modern numismatics, particularly that little arena that interests the readers of P-W and members of the EAC, but he, like one of our the other “giants,” Walter Breen, has turned out to have feet of clay. Interestingly, my own life has been i


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 42, No. 2

    3/1/2008

    zger— Tom Morley. THE FINEST KNOWN 1794 S-45-THE NOYES PLATE COIN 1794 S-45 R5+ PCGS MS65 RB $185,000. Superb bluish olive steel and brown mixed with mint red. A stunning cent qwith an exceptionally sharp strike. The finest known by a substantial margin. Over the past twenty years 1 am aware of only two examples better than VG that have been sold publicly. ex-Lord St. Oswald— Dorothy Paschal— Dr. William Sheldon— R. E. Naftzger— Eric Streiner— Dr. Allen Bennett. THE FINEST KNOWN 1794 S-51-THE BREEN PLATE COIN 1794 S-51 R5 PCGSAU55 $37,500. Lovely light walnut brown withlustrous surfaces. Very finely detailed hair and devices. Only the most minor handling marks. This is the plate coin in the Breen-Borckardt reference. ex-Henry C. Miller— Henry Hines— Dr. William Sheldon— R. E. Naftzger— John W. Adams— Jac


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 32, No. 2(185)

    3/15/1998

    sorry to see those wonderful early coppers being returned to the ANS, only to be locked up in a bank with ever-tightening restrictions on access to collectors. I, for one, will be returning my beloved coins, medals and tokens to numismatic “circulation” as I grow old. This is the way I feel after 40+ years of serious collecting. M. Joseph Chusid writes, I enjoyed reading your editorial regarding William Sheldon in the January 15, 1998 number of P-W . Sometimes the only way to exorcize evil is to recognize and expose it. William Sheldon has had a profound effect upon modern numismatics, particularly that little arena that interests the readers of P-W and members of the EAC, but he, like one of our the other “giants,” Walter Breen, has turned out to have feet of clay. Interestingly, my own life has been i


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    Early American Coppers Convention, The Aladdin, April 21-24, 1994, Las Vegas

    VARIETY RARITY 253 1800/79 S-195 5 254 1800 S-198 6 255 1S00 S-199 4 256 1800 S-199 4 257 1800 S-200 3 258 1800 S-201 5 SHARP- NESS NET CRAPE GRADE 30 20 6 6 25 12 45 30 40+ 35 5/7 4 COMMENTS Brown but cleaned long ago. Smooth, glossy surfaces. Ancient, faint pin scratch below L. Some minor obv. circ. marks. The rev. is peppered with old, tiny marks. Tied for Condition Census #4. Ex-Ray Chatham; William Sheldon; R.E. Naftzger. Brown with smooth surfaces. Tiny nick on obv. at 1 1 :30. Ex-Stack’s, Kissner, 6-75, Lot 417. Scarce. Brown with smooth, glossy surfaces. Tiny dig over bust. Much of the obv. and rev. rims have been fded down, presumably to hide rim bumps. Ex- Henry Hines; Homer Downing; New Netherlands, 1952 ANA, Lot 1857; C. Douglas Smith; Ed Schwartz; A. Kosoff, 10/61, Lot 230; Ted Naftzger; Ne


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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

    Private Hands Dr. Sheldon: “One of The Two Finest Wreath Cents Known” Lot 3016. 1793 Sheldon-lla. Rarity-4+. Wreath. Vine and Bars Edge. Mint State-66 BN (PCGS). MS-70 example turned up in that Brand hoard remnant which has played so prominent a part in the recent history of the 1 793s, and this coin is apparently one of the two finest Wreath cents known (along with the Hall-Beckwith 7-F). — Dr. William Sheldon, Penny Whimsy, 1958 A superb and even shade of light to medium brown, enriched with superb cartwheel luster and some reflective fabric, defines the surfaces of this magnificent gem. The very early die state gives this coin crisp detail, with fine delineation of Liberty’s graceful portrait, her wild tresses, and other design elements. Both sides are aligned trivially to the right, with a complete


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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012

    1. Downing, Homer K(ennedy) Collector (b. 5/15/1898 d. 5/29/1951) Bom in Brazil, Indiana. Married to Anna Rybak in 1928 without children. He attended DePauw University at Greencastle, Indiana, and Rose Polytechnic Institute at Terre Haute, Indiana. Employed by Western Electric Company from 1921 until his death. He began collecting coins about 1940. He became friends with Henry Hines and later Dr, William Sheldon. After Hines died. Downing acquired most of his library. He attempted to assemble a photographic record of the finest known cents. He discovered a unique Lord Baltimore Shilling that went to the ANS collection. He assisted William Sheldon with the large cent reference book but asked that his name not be included as an author. He consigned an important large cent collection to the 1952 ANA sale. H


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    The Asylum, Winter 1998

    1/1/1998

    10 The Asylum paper first edition bound in red leather. It realized $242. Another first edi- tion bound in maroon cloth and annotated by Otto Steinberger (lot 715) realized $635.80. Two 1956 second editions did not sell. A 1965 copy of Sheldon's Penny Whimsy autographed by Walter Breen, Dorothy Paschal and William Sheldon (lot 737) realized $253. The following lot, another 1965 edition unsigned without dust jacket, did not sell. Lot 1090, the Penn-New York Auction Company's sale of July 29, 1957, the first sale catalogued by Q. David Bowers, realized $183.70; lot 1168, the Seavey /Parmelee sale of 1873, realized $451; lot 1265, Woodward's sale of the Woodward collection, October 13-18, 1884, realized $550; lot 127


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    The TNA News, November-December 2012

    11/1/2012

    From the GHCC "Double Shift" Newsletter - Editor, John Barber 8) Citizens have become used to having the same size U.S. currency for quite a while. The current small-size bills were introduced with the Series 1928. When was the most recent time that federal currency was issued on paper smaller than our current size bills? 9) When was William Sheldon active in U.S. Large Cents? 10) Why did there need to be 6 coins (including two nickels) in the 1942 proof set? 11) What are “flow lines” visible on some uncirculated coins? Responds were smaller than the then- current “horse blanket” size reserved for denominations of $1 and above. In fact, the Fractional Currency was we now use for current Federal Reserve Notes. Of the five different series of


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 32, No. 1(184)

    1/15/1998

    INTRODUCTION BY THE EDITOR: William Sheldon REVISITED Harry E. Salyards Job 30: 26 - When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness. Proverbs 17:13 — Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. Dr. William Sheldon has been gone for over twenty years. When he died, the late Dr. Warren Lapp called him “our beloved number 1 member of EAC,” and spoke of the reverence wi


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 33, No. 1(190)

    1/15/1999

    y 1 94 Robinson, Jack, letter to editor 454-455 Rouse, Ray “Half Cent Subvarieties: A View Point” 163-165 “My Suggestions for Improving EAC” 356-357 Ruby, Dr. Charles, obituary; Kolbe 212 Salyards, Harry “Book Review: America ’s Money America 's Story” 293 “Calculating Compound Pleasure” 145, 248 “EAC Editor’s Award: Bryan “Red” Henry” 199 “Introduction by the Editor” 3-4, 63, 145, 251, 321, 395 “William Sheldon Revisited” 3-4 receives NLG award for extraordinary merit 355 sampling “Sampling, Statistics, and Rarity Estimates” Sholley 18-25 “Some Thoughts on Coin Population Sampling” Cable 281-285 Saunders, Addison W. “A New Member’s Perspective” 2 14 Saxl, Richard H. “Collecting Large Cents by “Expanded” Redbook Variety” 32-33 “A Lament and a Solution” 229 “My “Expanded” List of Large Cents - 4/98” 175-1


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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012

    1. Downing, Homer K(ennedy) Collector (b. 5/15/1898 d. 5/29/1951) Bom in Brazil, Indiana. Married to Anna Rybak in 1928 without children. He attended DePauw University at Greencastle, Indiana, and Rose Polytechnic Institute at Terre Haute, Indiana. Employed by Western Electric Company from 1921 until his death. He began collecting coins about 1940. He became friends with Henry Hines and later Dr, William Sheldon. After Hines died. Downing acquired most of his library. He attempted to assemble a photographic record of the finest known cents. He discovered a unique Lord Baltimore Shilling that went to the ANS collection. He assisted William Sheldon with the large cent reference book but asked that his name not be included as an author. He consigned an important large cent collection to the 1952 ANA sale. H


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    The Asylum, Winter 1998

    1/1/1998

    10 The Asylum paper first edition bound in red leather. It realized $242. Another first edi- tion bound in maroon cloth and annotated by Otto Steinberger (lot 715) realized $635.80. Two 1956 second editions did not sell. A 1965 copy of Sheldon's Penny Whimsy autographed by Walter Breen, Dorothy Paschal and William Sheldon (lot 737) realized $253. The following lot, another 1965 edition unsigned without dust jacket, did not sell. Lot 1090, the Penn-New York Auction Company's sale of July 29, 1957, the first sale catalogued by Q. David Bowers, realized $183.70; lot 1168, the Seavey /Parmelee sale of 1873, realized $451; lot 1265, Woodward's sale of the Woodward collection, October 13-18, 1884, realized $550; lot 127


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    The TNA News, November-December 2012

    11/1/2012

    From the GHCC "Double Shift" Newsletter - Editor, John Barber 8) Citizens have become used to having the same size U.S. currency for quite a while. The current small-size bills were introduced with the Series 1928. When was the most recent time that federal currency was issued on paper smaller than our current size bills? 9) When was William Sheldon active in U.S. Large Cents? 10) Why did there need to be 6 coins (including two nickels) in the 1942 proof set? 11) What are “flow lines” visible on some uncirculated coins? Responds were smaller than the then- current “horse blanket” size reserved for denominations of $1 and above. In fact, the Fractional Currency was we now use for current Federal Reserve Notes. Of the five different series of


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 32, No. 1(184)

    1/15/1998

    INTRODUCTION BY THE EDITOR: William Sheldon REVISITED Harry E. Salyards Job 30: 26 - When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness. Proverbs 17:13 — Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. Dr. William Sheldon has been gone for over twenty years. When he died, the late Dr. Warren Lapp called him “our beloved number 1 member of EAC,” and spoke of the reverence wi


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 33, No. 1(190)

    1/15/1999

    y 1 94 Robinson, Jack, letter to editor 454-455 Rouse, Ray “Half Cent Subvarieties: A View Point” 163-165 “My Suggestions for Improving EAC” 356-357 Ruby, Dr. Charles, obituary; Kolbe 212 Salyards, Harry “Book Review: America ’s Money America 's Story” 293 “Calculating Compound Pleasure” 145, 248 “EAC Editor’s Award: Bryan “Red” Henry” 199 “Introduction by the Editor” 3-4, 63, 145, 251, 321, 395 “William Sheldon Revisited” 3-4 receives NLG award for extraordinary merit 355 sampling “Sampling, Statistics, and Rarity Estimates” Sholley 18-25 “Some Thoughts on Coin Population Sampling” Cable 281-285 Saunders, Addison W. “A New Member’s Perspective” 2 14 Saxl, Richard H. “Collecting Large Cents by “Expanded” Redbook Variety” 32-33 “A Lament and a Solution” 229 “My “Expanded” List of Large Cents - 4/98” 175-1


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    Homer Kennedy Downing

    (1898 - 1951)

    Homer Kennedy Downing Born in Brazil, Indiana. Married to Anna Rybak in 1928 without children. He attended DePauw University at Greencastle, Indiana, and Rose Polytechnic Institute at Terre Haute, Indiana. Employed by Western Electric Company from 1921 until his death. He began collecting coins about 1940. He became friends with Henry Hines and later Dr, William Sheldon. After Hines died, Downing acquired most of his library. He attempted to assemble a photographic record of the finest known cents. He discovered a unique Lord Baltimore Shilling that went to the ANS collection. He assisted William Sheldon with the large cent reference book but asked that his name not be included as an author. He consigned an important large cent collection to the 1952 ANA sale.


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    HILLARY CLINTON PHOTOGRAPHED IN SHELDON'S HUMAN PHYSIQUE BOOK?

    11/30/2008

    HILLARY CLINTON PHOTOGRAPHED IN SHELDON'S HUMAN PHYSIQUE BOOK? http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n48a07.html Last week we had some questions about a reference to one of William Sheldon's non-numismatic books in Will Nipper's book In Yankee Doodle's Pocket. Will Nipper writes: Please refer to the article referenced below. I first heard about this on National Public Radio, though I can't find that particular report on their site. To read the complete article, see: THE GREAT IVY LEAGUE NUDE POSTURE PHOTO SCANDAL (http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE7D91131F9


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    Early American Coppers Convention, Double tree hotel, May 2-5, 1996, Philadelphia

    ard bound copy. Reprint. Used. 6 Bob Grellman and Jules Reiver. ATTRIBUTION GUIDE FOR US CENTS. 1840-1857 . 1986 Edition. Two volume set. Used. 7 Edward Maris. THE COINS OF NEW JERSEY . Quarterman reprint. Used. 8 Howard Newcomb. UNITED STATES COPPER CENTS. 1816-1857 . 1944 Edition. 9 1/2 x 12. Hard bound. Cloth cover. 284 pages. 1 1 plates. Pages a little yellowed. Comers of covers worn. Used. 9 William Sheldon. PENNY WHIMSY . 1965 Edition. Used. 10 William Sheldon. PENNY WHIMSY . 1965 Edition. Dust cover torn. Used. 11 Bowers and Merena. Frederick Taylor. March 1987. Regular auction catalog. Used. 12 A Kosoff, T. JAMES CLARKE COLLECTION . 4-21-56; A. Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg, 1949 ANA CONVENTION SALE . 8-1949: Bebee. 1953 BARGAIN PRICE LIST : David Bulowa, COIN AUCTION 4-16/17-1948: Stack’s. W. EARL


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    Early American Coppers Convention, The Aladdin, April 21-24, 1994, Las Vegas

    SHARP- NESS NET LOT DATE VARIETY RARITY GRADE GRADE COMMENTS 169 1794 S-38 5+ 35 170 1794 S-39 6+ 7 171 1794 S-43 2+ 30+ 172 1794 S-43 2+ 58 173 1794 S-47 4 35 Dark chocolate with even surface granularity. No defects other than the surfaces. Ex-J. Coolidge Hills; Lyman Low #2 1 1 , 1 2- 1 923, Lot 342; Charles Clapp, 12-1924; George Clapp; William Sheldon; Ted Naftzger; New Netherlands, 1 1-1973, Lot 358; John Adams; Dorothy Paschal; John Adams; Myles Gerson; Del Bland; George Ewing. Condition Census #5. Olive brown with glossy surfaces that are evenly granular. Tiny rev. rim nick at 6:00. Ex-Dan Holmes. Chocolate. The surfaces appear to be smooth but are coated with wax so it is hard to tell. Tiny obv. rim bruise at 12:00. Tiny rev. rim bruise at


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    Early American Coppers Convention, The Aladdin, April 21-24, 1994, Las Vegas

    SHARP- NESS NET LOT DATE VARIETY RARITY GRADE GRADE 259 1800 S-201 5 40 15 260 1800 S-202 3+ 20 20 261 1800 S-204 4 7 6 262 1800 S-204 4 40 35 263 1800 S-205 4 60+ 60 264 1800 S-208 3 40+ 30 265 1800 S-210 6 40 15 COMMENTS Dark brown with even surface roughness. Fairly heavy obv. rim nick at 1 1 :30. Some old, dull scratches on lower neck. Condition Census #3. Ex- David Proskey; Henry Hines; William Sheldon; R.E. Naftzger. Brown with choice surfaces. Some very faint hairlines. Late die state with failure behind lowest curls, heavy clash thru OF and die swelling thru STATE. Neat variety. Dark brown with an area of graininess behind the head. Some marks on upper neck. Medium brown with choice surfaces. Tiny obv. rim nick at 8:30. Short, dull scratch under chin. Faint hairline on neck. Two tiny rev. ri


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    Early American Coppers Convention, The Aladdin, April 21-24, 1994, Las Vegas

    sn \ k r NESS NET I.OT DATE VARIETY RARITY GRADE GRADE COMMENTS 294 1805 S-268 3 50 40 Mottled reddish-brown from an old cleaning. Smooth, glossy surfaces. Some faint obv. hairlines. Old, dull scratch left of first S in States. Condition Census #2. Ex-Carl Wurtzbach; William Sheldon; R.E. Naftzger. 295 1806 S-270 1 15 15 Brown with choice surfaces. No defects. Choice. 296 1807/6 S-272 5+ 6 3 Small 7 over 6. Brown with smooth surfaces. Some obv. rim disturbances from 6:30-8:00. Old, heavy, curved dig wipes out mouth and chin and slightly bulges the rev. Striking weakness at upper rev. 297 1807 S-274 3+ 15+ 12 Dark brown with minute surface granularity. Tinv obv. rim nick at 4


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    Early American Coppers Convention, The Aladdin, April 21-24, 1994, Las Vegas

    IONS LOT DATE 597 1800 598 1 800 END OF SALE SHARP- NESS NET VARIETY RARITY GRADE GRADE COMMENTS S-211 3- 60+ 60+ Golden-brown with choice prooflike surfaces that are coated with wax or lacquer. Ex-Clarence Bement, Henry Chapman, May 1916, Lot 310; Henry Beckwith, S.H. Chapman, April 1923, Lot 22; Elmer Sears; Howard Newcomb, Morgenthau and Co. #458, February 1945, Lot 305; T. James Clarke, 1949; William Sheldon; R.E. Naftzger. Condition Census #1 . NC3 6+ 45 40 Olive brown with some faded mint color around a few devices. Some brick red patina at upper right rev. Choice, glossy surfaces. Ancient, faint hairline scratch from curl in front of ear to middle of neck. Another from eye to hair behind ear. Ex-Virgil Brand as S-200; Henry Hines; William Sheldon; R.E. Naftzger. Condition Census #1 .


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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    lly seen medal turn to the die. This coin has a pedigree that reads like a Who’s Who of Large Cent collecting. Sheldon, him- self, graded this coin MS-60 in PW. Ex Tom Elder’s sale of the Henry C. Miller Collection, April 1917, lot 724, as “Proof;" Elder's sale of the Lewis C. Gehring Collection, August 1921, lot 889; Dr. George P. French; B. Max Mehl’s 1929 FPL, lot 105; T. James Clarke in 1948; William Sheldon in April 1972; R.E. Naftzger in February 1992; E. Streiner in May 1992; John Whitney. The Year 1796 in History. On his accession to the Russian throne. Tsar Paul I dug up the body of his father, Peter III, and ordered it buried beside his mother’s tomb. His mother, Catharine the Great, had despised her mad husband and had engineered his death. HIGH CONDITION CENSUS S.91 LIBERTY CAP CENT Tied for


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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    . All diagnostics for the variety are clear, however. Small rough spot below ribbon bow. Dash between 79 in date clear. Obverse die sinking at ER; reverse perfect. Del Bland has identified this as the discovery coin for the variety. Ex Tom Elder’s sale of the Henry C. Miller Collection, April 1917, lot 743; Dr. French; B. Max Mehl’s 1929 FPL, lot 139; T. James Clarke in 1944; B. Max Mehl in 1944; William Sheldon in 1957; Dorothy Paschal in November 1977; Dr. Allen D. Roses; Myles Z. Gerson; Del Bland; Dr. Philip Ralls in June 1995; Superior’s sale of the Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Collection, January 1996, lot 131; John Whitney. The Year 1796 in History. By the end of the year, the Miao uprising had largely been suppressed by a new general who replaced Ho- lin, who had died of malaria. RARE S.95 CENT Second


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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    g frater- nity until its first auction appearance almost five years ago. Ex CoinHunter’s sale (Catherine Bullowa) of June 1994, lot 279 (unattributed); Edward Janis; EAC sale of April 1995, lot 193; John Whitney. The Year 1796 in History. On Mcirch 8, the Supreme Court for the first time ruled on the constitutionality of a congressional act. SECOND FINEST S.lOO CENT The Dr. French-T. James Clarke-William Sheldon Coin (Enlarged) Lot No. 1735 (Enlarged) 1735 1796 S.lOO (11-R). Close Curved Date/Double Leaf at Right End, Triple Leaf under O. Low Rari- ty-5, Draped Bust. Extremely Fine-45. The Noyes Plate Coin. (EAC: Extremely Fine-40. Tied with one other for Second Finest Known. No Unc.’s Known). Both sides are brown and light mahogany in color, especially on the reverse. The surfaces appear hard and have b


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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    s probably one of the 50 coins listed by Sheldon in P-W. Ex S.H. & H. Chapman's sale of the M.A. Brown Collection, April 1897, lot 773; Henry Chapman’s sale of the George H. Earle Collection, June 1912, lot 3401; Henry Chapman 's sale of the William F. Brown Collection, January 1915, lot 313; S.H. Chapman; Morgenthau 's sale of the Howard Newcomb Collec- tion, February 1945, lot 111; James Kelly; William Sheldon; Dorothy Paschal; New Netherlands 50th sale, December 1957, lot 1030; Harold Bareford in September 1985; Stack’s sale of the Herman Halpern Collection, March 1988, lot 124; John Whitney. The Year 1796 in History. On February 15, the French government cancelled all prior treaties with the United States over the Jay Treaty, which gave most favored nation status to England, France’s mortal enemy. IM


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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    parate on the obverse, while some inner details can be seen in the leaves on the reverse. Tiny field tic above point of bust. Obverse die per- fect; reverse clashed above Al, broken from rim to top of T3, die file marks sharp at rim to C, no clash marks show in the wreath. Collected by George Davis before 1890; ex Stack’s sale of the George Davis Collection, April 1954, lot 1595; Dorothy Paschal; William Sheldon in April 1972; R.E. Naftzger in February 1992; E. Streiner in May 1992; John Whitney. The Year 1796 in History. On June 1, Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state. The first governor of the new state, John Sevier, had earlier been governor of the now forgotten state of Franklin. THE THIRD FINEST KNOWN S.115 CENT The Proskey-Hines Coin (Enlarged) Lot No. 1751 (Enlarged) 1751 1796 S.1


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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    rough tops of RTY to rim beyond, break through 9 in date; reverse breaks from left branch to nearest ribbon end, from rim to D to leaf, through tops of ATE, the top of F, another from that break through the tops of AM, a last break from rim to top of E3. One set of clash marks can be seen on both sides. Ex an old English collection; Paramount’s sale of February 1965, lot 978; Empire Coin Company; William Sheldon in April 1972; R.E. Naftzger in Febru- ary 1992; E. Streiner in May 1992; John Whitney. The Year 1796 in History. The stock exchange at Amsterdam, founded two hundred years earlier, collapsed following the French invasion of Holland. In the United States, a group of brokers, who had joined together in 1792, were expanding their business and, 21 years later, would found the New York Stock Exchange


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    65th Anniversary Sale of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins

    of ‘T’ and engaging the top of ‘Y’ is full and a complete cud now extends down the rim to end before Liberty’s nose. The reverse appears to show clash marks inside the wreath. (SEE COLOR PLATE) Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from Ebenezer Gilbert’s Collection as his No. 17, the die state discovery coin; Tom Elder's sale of the Henry C. Miller Collection, April 1917, lot 738; Henry C. Hines; William Sheldon in April 1972; R.E. Naftzger in February 1992; E. Streiner in December 1993. THE FINEST KNOWN S.lll 1796 LARGE CENT (Enlarged) Lot No. 69 (Enlarged) 69 1796 S.lll. Date Leans Right. Low Rarity-5. About Uncirculated-55. The Early American Cents, Penny Whimsy, and Noyes Plate Coin. (EAC: About Uncirculated-55. The Finest Known.) Even, light olive brown color can be seen on both sides of this outsta


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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part V

    The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part V — Large Cents William Sheldon’s Gem 1839 Newcomb-3 Cent Lot 5191. 1839 Newcomb-3. Head of 1838. Rarity-1. Mint State-66 BN (PCGS). Soft blue-green iridescence is noted over uniform deep steel brown surfaces. The bold mint luster is unbroken, creating a very lively and desirable aesthetic. One small patina speck is noted on each side, one just beneath the earlobe, the other against the top of the first S in STATES. The surface


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    The Twin Leaf Collection of United States Large Cents

    tar 13 can be seen, as can clash marks on both sides. The overdate is strong. A lovely coin with a fine provenance. EAC:MS60 Noyes:33208 Ex Henry C. Hines; Dr. William H. Sheldon; C. Douglas Smith; Del Bland; Kagins 1986 ANA Sale, August 1986:5170; Stacks, June 1987:1128; Walter Dudgeon, McCawley and Grellman, July 1994:30; Dr. Wallace Lee, Superior, May 2003:631. Mint State 1819 Newcomb-2 Ex Dr. William Sheldon 2055 1819/8 N-2. Rarity-1. Noyes Die State-G/B. MS-64-i-BN (PGGS). (GAG). Lustrous deep steel brown with nuances of faded mint red still detected in the fields, most prominently behind Liberty’s head. A small spot in the center of the hair bun makes this easy to identify as the one-time property of Dr. William Sheldon. The dies show considerable wear. Cracked through most stars, with die spalling


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    The Twin Leaf Collection of United States Large Cents, Part II

    he 9 is gone. The reverse with heavy doubling on most letters of the legend, likely from a shift of the die in the hubbing process. Just below the classic top six of the Condition Census, listed as tied for seventh finest in the Noyes database. EAC:MS60 Noyes:37642 Ex Don Valenziano, July 1993; Tom Reynolds, July 1993; Del Bland, August 1993; Robert E. Vail, Superior, and coin September 1997:771. William Sheldon’s 1849 N-10 11115 1849 N-10. Rarity-3. Noyes Die State-B/B. AU-58 (PCGS). Glossy olive brown. Very uniform and pleasing with little in the way of marks though a faint scratch can be seen in the left obverse field. A tougher variety in high grade with just a few Mint State coins known, perhaps fewer than five. This one was called tied for tenth finest by Bob Grellman in 1998, and CC#1 for the earl


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    The Classics Sale: The Allison Park Collection

    er scru- tiny, trace of mint red within O of ONE, exceptional visual ap- peal. Considered second finest known of the die state by Grellman and well within the top 10 known of the variety. A cent whose lovely lustre and splendid color are sure to enchant any who view it; many will find its pedigree equally enchanting. From the Jeff Gresser Collection. Earlier from Henry C. Hines to Floyd Starr via William Sheldon and Numismatic Gallery; Stack’s sale of the Floyd T. Starr Collection, June 1984, Lot 504; Superior Galleries’ sale of the Robinson. S. Brown, Jr. Collection, October 1986, Lot 1073; Su- perior Galleries’ sale of the Dr. Thomas S. Chalkley Collection, January 1990, Lot 949; Superior Galleries’ sale of the Wes Rasmussen Collec- tion, February 1998, Lot 136. The original lot tickets from Starr, Bro


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    Dr. William Sheldon's Large Copper Cents [Photographic Slides]

    /1959

    Dr. William Sheldon's Large Copper Cents [Photographic Slides] Bressett, Kenneth Original color slides of Dr. William Sheldon's large copper cents, showing his grades for each. Photographed by Bressett in 1959.


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    Gobrecht Journal #113

    3/15/2012

    d guarantees have helped protect people from financial loss while improving liquidity. These are the primary reasons why third party grading began and now flourishes, dominating the numismatic marketplace. ANACS was founded in 1972, PCGS in 1986, NGC in 1987, and ICG in 1998. These grading services use a numerical grading scale, loosely patterned after, but very different from, a scale devised by William Sheldon in the 1940s. Over the past two decades the major grading companies have moved away from using technical grading and moved toward market grading. Technical grading uses the amount of wear, marks, luster, and the strike to determine a grade. Market grading is much more complex because it adds color, eye-appeal, and the current market value of coins combined with the technical characteristics to de


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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012

    shire. Married to Mary Adams with a daughter. Among his many medals are the Catskill Aqueduct Medal (1917) and the Pulitzer Medal (1917). Died at Stockbridge, Massachusetts. His home and studio have been preserved as a museum. Obit: NUM 11/31 French, George P. Collector (b. 1865 d. 11/25/1932) Bom in Rochester, New York. Graduate of Columbia Medical College in 1888. Obstetrician and gynecologist. William Sheldon called him "the jolly abortionist." Married to Mary A. She died in 1927. They had a daughter. President of the Rochester Numismatic Association in 1912. At the 1911 to 1917 ANA conventions and again in 1928, he exhibited an excellent collection of U. S. large cents. He also exhibited at the ANS in 1914. Many were uncirculated with none poorer than very fine. By 1917 he had about 900 varieties. In


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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012

    y State Assembly in 1906, 1908 and 1909. Later he was involved in the mens clothing business. He was a director of the Essex County Board of Freeholders after 1920. He suffered a disaster in the Wall Street crash of 1929. It was reported that his losses exceeded 1.5 million dollars. Hines collected large cents. He became well known for buying a 1799 large cent described as uncirculated for $2500. William Sheldon reported that Hines had more than 3500 late date cents of which 300 were proof He had more than 600 early date cents. He died in a hospital in Newark, New Jersey. His collection of ancient Greek and Roman coins was purchased in 1947 by Edward Gans of Numismatic Fine Arts. His 1799 cent and other large cents were bought by Harold Whiteneck. obit: NUM 60 Feb 1947 pages 166-167 Hipschen, Thomas Desi


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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012

    Owner of the finest collection of U. S. large cents ever assembled. He bought the collection of William Sheldon as well as several others. Duplicates were sold at auction by New Netherlands November 14, 1973. Much of the collection was sold privately to Eric Streiner in 1992. His middle date cents were sold at auction by Ira & Larry Goldberg on 2/1/2009. He caught 49 broadbill swordfich from 1963 to 2007. In 2002 he was inducted into the International Game Fishing Association Hall of Fame. Nagy, Stephen K(


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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012

    Brown for $2000 in 1903. Paschal, Dorothy Iselln Author, Collector (b. 9/22/1905 d. 6/3/1981) Bom in New York City. She was a descendent of Chief Justice John Jay. Received B.A. degree from Columbia University. Married to Guy Paschal October 12, 1926. They had a daughter and two sons. Employed in biological research at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons after 1950. She collaborated with William Sheldon and Walter Breen on the revision of Penny Whimsy. She assembled a collection of early date large cents 1793 to 1814 that included all Sheldon numbered varieties. It was privately sold. bio: WWAW 64-65 obit CW 1 1/18/1981 Patrick, Jesse Michael Dealer (b. 1/1/1948 L2015) Bom in Danville, Pennsylvania. Received masters degree from San Francisco State University. Married to Dian Suta July 29, 1978.


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    The Asylum, Spring 1998

    4/1/1998

    ll 1994 issue and the article by John W. Adams in the Winter, 1993 issue). Moreover, during this time period, scholars like Dr. Edward Maris, Sylvester Sage Crosby, and C. Wyllys Betts were actively researching and writing. In the years following World War II, there was a second flowering of informa- tion, led by the cataloging of John J. Ford, Jr., and the research of scholars like Walter Breen, William Sheldon, and Eric P. Newman. In between, how- ever, from about 1900 to 1945, lay the Sargasso Sea of American numis- matic scholarship. Most of the pioneering giants were gone, and the post- war titans were not yet on the scene, so the stage was left mainly to huck- sters like B. Max Mehl and the "just the facts, ma'am" cataloging of Tom Elder and M. H. Bolender.


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    The Asylum, Spring 1999

    4/1/1999

    Partibus Eius in Paris in 1514. American collectors had a literature since William E. Du Bois and Jacob R. Eckfeldt published A Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of All Nations in 1842. American numismatists, in particu- lar, were richly endowed with general references, such as R.S. Yeoman’s Guidebook of United States Coins. There also were excellent volumes on specific series of coins, such as Dr. William Sheldon’s Early American Cents (which in 1957 was being revised for publication a year later as Penny Whimsy). All these books made coin collecting a more practical and richer experi- ence. Dr. Bilinski was convinced that coin investors needed — and deserved — the same advantages. He decided to write one. To his credit, he compiled a monograph that could stand beside the works of scholarship mentioned ab


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    The Asylum, Summer 2000

    7/1/2000

    THE ASYLUM V SUMMER 2000 87 15. Publication of Early American Cents by William Sheldon. 16. Formation of EAC and publication of Penny Wise. 17. Government sale of silver dollars in 1972. 18. The fifty-State Quarter pro- gram John and Nancy Wilson added publication of Numismatic News to their list. Numismatic Index An index of numismatic peri- odicals is now available through the Numismatic Indexes Project of the Harry Bass Foundation. In the past this was available through the Amer


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    Gobrecht Journal #32

    3/15/1985

    13 Liber- ty Cap Cent of 1793, as the benchmark for comparison. This particular piece was chosen for reasons which will be made apparent shortly. First, some background discussion is in order, especially as to rarity scales. Whether or not we’re aware of it, Seated collectors share at least one thing in common with collectors of early copper: a common rarity scale, as originally elaborated by Dr. William Sheldon in Early American Cents, back in 1949. 1 This scale was designed to be quantitative and not merely qualitative in the mid to upper rarity levels, and the following figures evolved: Rarity 3: 201 - 500 known; Rarity 4: 76 - 200 known; Rarity 5: 31 - 75 known; Rarity 6: 13 - 30 known; Rarity 7: 4 - 12 known; Rarity 8: 1 - 3 known. Their greatest applicability probably comes in the R4 to R6 levels,


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    The Centinel, vol. 25, no. 1

    6/1/1977

    ed that it was pos- sible to convince the government that the dollar coin should once again be utdized in daily commerce. Hence, the birth of the Peace Dollar. A chap by the name of R. S. Yeo- man once imagined that the popular- ity of the hobby would be increased many times over if the public had some sort of reference book, thus the Red Book 3 was born. About the same time, a man by the name of William Sheldon-i imagined a better method of assigning a grade to early American copper coins. His la- bor has become the basis for which all numismatic material will one day be assigned grades. Another enterprising young man, Chet Krause, once imagined that a shoppers guide for collectors would help the hobby. Thus, in the wilds of central Wisconsin was born Numis- matic News ! 5 Many other examples could be n


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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 9, no. 11

    11/1/2013

    ed his Liberty Seated Dime business and proof strike set images to Gerry Fortin, LSCC web- master. Those images were reformatted and are pres- ently available for viewing in the Seated Dime Picto- rial Gallery (http://www.lsccweb.org/ GardnerCollection.php). For each date and mintmark, Gerry Fortin specifies the dime’s third party grading company and certified grade, a rarity estimate per the Dr. William Sheldon method, and finally, appropriate internet links for online variety information. Mr. Eugene Gardner is the premier Liberty Seated coinage collector of our generation and the Liberty Seated Collector Club is proud to have him as a member and appreciates his kind contribution towards furthering the club’s mission. y Qa Outlook - wuximenns@hQtme x ^ D Gardner Collection - Liberty C Q8 '/vw. seateddim


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 152

    8/1/2013

    August 2013 THE COLONIAL NEWSLEHER Sequential page 4030 Two important colonial numismatic works now available for pre-order from the ANS: New Jersey Slele Coppers by Roger S, Sibonj, John L. Howes, and A Buell Ish As William Sheldon eloquently put it in Penny Whimsy, Old copper, like beauty, appears to possess a certain intrinsic quality or charm., [with] an almost living warmth and paraonality r>ot encounter^ In any other metal..., Vou see rich shades of green, red, brown, yellow, and even deep ebony: together not elsewhere matched in nature save perhaps in autumn leaves.. . New Jersey Stale Coppers shows that never were th


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 153

    12/1/2013

    December 2013 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 4070 Two important colonial numismatic works now available for pre-order from the ANS: New Jersey State Coppers by Roger S. Siboni, John L. Howes, and A. Buell Ish As William Sheldon eloquently put it in Penny Whimsy, Old copper, like beauty, appears to possess a certain intrinsic quality or charm... [with] an almost living warmth and personality not encountered in any other metal.... You see rich shades of green, red, brown, yellow, and even deep ebony: together not elsewhere matched in nature save perhaps in autumn leaves.... New Jersey State Coppers shows that never were t


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 154

    4/1/2014

    April 2014 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 4106 Two important colonial numismatic works available from the ANS: New Jersey State Coppers by Roger S. Siboni, John L. Howes, and A. Buell Ish As William Sheldon eloquently put it in Penny Whimsy, Old copper, like beauty, appears to possess a certain intrinsic quality or charm... [with] an almost living warmth and personality not encountered in any other metal.... You see rich shades of green, red, brown, yellow, and even deep ebony: together not elsewhere matched in nature save perhaps in autumn leaves.... New Jersey State Coppers shows that never were t


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 156

    12/1/2014

    December 2014 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 4220 Two important colonial numismatic works available from the ANS: New Jersey State Coppers by Roger S. Siboni, John L. Howes, and A. Buell Ish As William Sheldon eloquently put it in Penny Whimsy, Old copper, like beauty, appears to possess a certain intrinsic quality or charm... [with] an almost living warmth and personality not encountered in any other metal.... You see rich shades of green, red, brown, yellow, and even deep ebony: together not elsewhere matched in nature save perhaps in autumn leaves.... New Jersey State Coppers shows that never were t


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