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    William Sheldon

    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. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    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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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012 Biography

    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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    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

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    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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    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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