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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 23

    Highlight: Boyd; Undated (1850s) Stephen Richardson, Miller NY 656, brass, 23 mm, MS-60, From F.C.C. Boyd; Undated Wm. H. Richardson, Miller NY 657, brass, 24 mm, MS-63 PL. From F.C.C. Boyd; and Same Merchant, Miller NY 657A, brass, 24 mm, MS-63. From F.C.C. Boyd. From the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection. Envelopes with collector notes included. 22663 New' York — New York. Lot of (5) Merchant To- kens. Included are: Undated Wm. H. Richardson, Miller NY 658, brass, 24 mm, AU-50, From F.C.C. Boyd; 1852 J.L. & D.J. Riker. Miller NY 662, brass, 22 mm, EF-40, dark, From F.C.C. Boyd; Undated Risley & McCollum’s Hippodrome, Miller NY 663, brass, 32 mm, VF-30. From F.C.C. Boyd; Same Merchant, Miller NY 665, silvered brass, 32 mm, EF-40; and Undated (1850s) Root & Co., Miller NY 731 A, copper. Reeded Edge, 28 mm

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 1

    Highlight: BOYD-JOHN J. FORD, Jr. COLLECTION The Finest Ever Auctioned The Hillyer Ryder-F.C.C. Boyd-John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of New Jersey coppers represents possibly the final great old-time collection that will ever cross the auction block. It is a land- mark property. Embedded in the collection are coins that have not been seen publicly or been on the market for more than a century. The pedigree chain of most of these coins reaches back at least 75 years. Most have been owned by only one or two collectors in that time. This is a remarkably special opportunity, a window into the past so to speak, for these coins were last appreciated by collectors to whom radio was a novelty and antibiotics were unknown. The core of the collection was Hillyer Ryder’s, author of the still standard books on

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    Calcoin News, vol. 33, no. 4

    1/9/1979

    Highlight: 1-17 1 don’t know how many of you are fa- miliar with the name of Fred Boyd. Boydsale the World’s Greatest Collection. He was quite a man. I met him by chance. I had bought a few coins from Francis Sears, son of the old time dealer, Elmer Sears of Swansea, Massachusetts. Among the coins was a IVi dollar gold issued by Templeton Reid. A local collector had dropped in for a visit. Seeing this coin he remarked that I should call Freddie Boyd about it. Well — call Fred Boyd ... I didn't think I would dare call that big man. That evening the collector saw Fred Boyd at a N.Y. coin club meeting and told him about the piece. Monday morning, Boyd telephoned. “Could he drop in Tuesday morning to see the piece?” Could

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    Calcoin News, vol. 33, no. 4

    1/9/1979

    Highlight: 1-17 1 don’t know how many of you are fa- miliar with the name of Fred Boyd. Boydsale the World’s Greatest Collection. He was quite a man. I met him by chance. I had bought a few coins from Francis Sears, son of the old time dealer, Elmer Sears of Swansea, Massachusetts. Among the coins was a IVi dollar gold issued by Templeton Reid. A local collector had dropped in for a visit. Seeing this coin he remarked that I should call Freddie Boyd about it. Well — call Fred Boyd ... I didn't think I would dare call that big man. That evening the collector saw Fred Boyd at a N.Y. coin club meeting and told him about the piece. Monday morning, Boyd telephoned. “Could he drop in Tuesday morning to see the piece?” Could

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 11

    Highlight: Boyd Collection with Additional Important Acquisitions The collecting of United States Fractional Currency today and always will be synonymous with the name F.C.C. Boyd. The pi- oneering Fractional Currency scholars such as D.W. Valentine (whose book Boyd published in 1924), Dr. Frank Limpert, and Matt Rothert corresponded with him. Boyd’s great importance to the entire field is summed up by the present day enthusiasts who initialed their collector’s organization after Mr. Boyd: the F.C.C.B., translating into the Fractional Currency Collector’s Board. John J. Ford, Jr.’s interest in the area blossomed with the Boyd Collection acquisition. Fractional Currency complements his great enthusiasm with the financing of the Civil War and the numismatics associated with it. The importance and

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 23

    Highlight: Boyd1832-1835) Robert B. Ruggles, HT-307, Rarity-1, copper, 28 mm, EF-40. Merchants. Un- dated (1850s) Root & Co., Miller NY 731, copper, 28 mm, AU-55; Same Merchant, Miller NY 732, brass, 28 mm. MS-63; Same Merchant, Miller NY 732A, silvered brass, 28 mm, AU-55; and Undated Edward Schmidt’s Restaurant, Miller NY 779, brass, 29 mm, AU-55. From the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection. Earlier from F.C.C. Boyd. Envelopes with collector notes included. 22636 New York — New York. Lot of (5) Hard Times and Merchant Tokens. Included are; Hard Times. Undated (1836) Squire & Merritt, HT-318, “175” scratched into coin, Rarity-5, copper, 27 mm, EF-40; Same

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    The Lake Michigan and Springdale Collections

    Highlight: This Boyd Collection coin combines an exceptionally high certified grade with excellent strike and aesthetic appeal— perhaps creating the very definition of this, America’s favorite rare coin design. It certainly must have been a highlight among the relatively modem coins of Boyd’s collection, Boyd having died just 51 years after the coin was struck. A biography of the previous owner, F.C.C. Boyd, is appended to the present description. Upon Boyd’s death it descended to his widow Helen, although, as related in the Boyd biography below, she had her own interest in the Samt-Gaudens coinage. First, the story of the cooperation between Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint- Gaudens, a very popular twice-told tale in numismatics. Roosevelt and Saint-Gaudens The story of the MCM VII High Rehef

    Auction catalogue of American Numismatic Rarities, LLC.

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 3

    Highlight: Boyd Collection with Additional Important Acquisitions The collecting of United States Fractional Currency today is synonymous with the name F.C.C. Boyd. Foundation Frac- mal Currency scholars such as D.W. Valentine (whose book Boyd published in 1924), Dr. Frank Limpert, and Matt athert corresponded with Boyd. Boyd’s great importance to the entire field is summed up by the present day enthusiasts 10 initialed their collector’s organization after Mr. Boyd: the F.C.C. B., translating into the Fractional Currency o ec- r’s Board. The Ford-Boyd collection is without a doubt the finest holding of these regular issue notes, uncut sheets and ultiples, specimens, proofs, experimentals, courtesy autographed notes, and related items ever to cross the auction ock Many items in the collection are

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 23

    Highlight: Boyd; Undated (1859-1862) Sweeney’s Hotel, Miller NY 864, brass, 26 mm. MS-60, From F.C.C. Boyd; and Undated (1850s) Swift & Fargo American Hotel, Miller NY 869, brass, 27 mm, AU-50, From F.C.C. Boyd9-1862) Swee- ney’s Hotel. Miller NY 856, German silver, 31 mm, AU-55, tiny rim clip, From George Fuld; Undated (1850s) Smith & Fargo American Hotel, Miller NY 870, brass, 27 mm, AU-50, From George Fuld; Undated (1850s) Smith & Fargo American Hotel, Miller NY 874, brass, 27 mm, EF-45, From F.C.C. Boyd; Undated (1844-1845) G. Taylor & Son, Miller NY 890, brass, 28 mm, MS-63, From F.C.C. Boyd; and Undated (1849-1850) Taylors & Richards, Mille

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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1865

    Highlight: Boyd, for two days had not a chance to leave his bedside, or listen to any thing but his incoherent ravings. The third day, however, he begged her so piteously to make an end at once of his hopes and fears, and to tell Mrs. Boyd Topper knew what was before her ; she had wandered far over the world in her day, and met many and various people since she was a green young girl in Scrambleton village. She knew that of all wily, deceitful, malignant peo- ple, there is nobody more dangerous than a wo- man In Mrs. Boyd’s position. But she knew, too, her own power. She had two weapons

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 129

    1/12/2005

    Highlight: Adam Boyd began work in Wilmington as North Carolina’s third prominent member of the printer’s trade. Using a press and three sets of “aged type” he purchased from Steuart’s estate, Boyd sought to fulfill the modest printing needs of the New Hanover region.^^ The inexperienced printer also sought to provide the colony with another newspaper. On October 13, 1769, he released the first issue of The Cape-Fear Mercury 7^ In addition to offering journalistic competition to Davis, Boyd on several occasions vied successfully for government printing jobs. In December 1771, the General Assembly resolved to pay the Wilmington printer 175 pounds to produce and distribute 600 copies of the public accounts to every county in North Carolina. At the same time, it also approved a payment of twenty

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Correspondence, 1962

    /1962

    Highlight: Boyd, within recent months, expressed an Interest as to how F. C. C. Boyd's name might be remembered in giving the credit due his memory, by our current group of collectors and dealers, many of whom were not familiar with either Fred Boyd, his magnificent collections, or his extensive numismatic interests. I suggested to Mrs. Boyd, that we set up a tax free foundation, in the State of New York, called the "F. C. C. Boydd Trustees of this Foundation, were to be, in addition to myself, Charles M. Wormser, Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, Larry Rosen- thal (a New York Attorney known to both Charles and Mrs. Boyd) and Mrs. Boyd herself. Mrs. Boyd by the group of five Trustees. This Foundation was to be endowed by Mrs. Boyd under

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 9

    Highlight: Sometime after Boyd housed the collection in the albums someone unfamiliar with Hall-Miller concordances wrote the attribution numbers above the openings. In the late 1950’s, Boyd let young Walter Breen study his collections of state coppers. The Hays-Hall-Ryder-Boydns still unresolved about the Ford Connecticuts. If the cataloguer is right in assuming Circle H means William Hays, and we know that Ryder’s tickets are the square paper ones, then who bought the coins that have neither sort of ticket accompanying them? Ryder or Boyd? Any coin

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 23

    Highlight: Boyd; Same Merchant. HT-214, Rarity-4, 33 mm. EF-40, From Wayte Raymond; Merchants. Albany. Undated (1850s) Meade Brothers, Miller NY 530A, brass, 28 mm. AU-55, From “Old Safe Deposit Box Pre-1951;” Brooklyn. Undated, M. Leask. Miller NY 15, white metal, 31 mm. AU-50, From F.C.C. Boyd; New York City. Undated (1850s) Theodor Bollenhagen & Co., Miller NY 72, brass, 19 mm, AU-55, heavily clashed dies, From F.C.C. Boyd; Undated (1850s) Chesebrough Stea- rns Co., Miller NY 151, brass, 28 mm. MS-60, From F.C.C. Boyd. From the John J, Ford, Jr. Collection. Envelopes with collector notes included. 22617 New York. Various Locales. Lot of (5) Hard Times and Merchant Tokens. Included are: Hard Times. Buffalo. Undated (1838-1839) W.A. Thomson. HT-214. Rarity-4, Copper, 33 mm, EF- 40. Merchants. Hudson

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 23

    Highlight: Boyd; 1859 Eleanor Rugg Byrne, Miller NY 141, copper, 31 mm, MS-60 RB PL, From F.C.C. Boyd; Same Merchant, Miller NY 143, white metal, 31 mm, AU-55 PL, rim cuds and high wire rim around obverse, reverse rim cuds, From F.C.C. Boyd; Undated (1850s) Carrington & Co., Miller NY 145, copper, 32 mm, MS-63 RB, From F.C.C. Boyd; Undated (1850s) Chesebrough Stearns & Co., Miller NY 151, brass, 28 mm, MS-63, From F.C.C. Boyd. From the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection. Envelopes with collector notes included. 22645 New York — New York. Lot of (5) Merchant To- kens. Included are: Undated (1850s) Carrington & Co., Miller NY 147, white metal, 32 mm, MS-60 PL; Undated (1850s) Chesebrough Stearns & Co., Miller NY 150, copper, 28 mm, MS-63 RD; Same Merchant, Miller NY 151. brass, 28 mm, AU-55; Same Merchant,

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 23

    Highlight: Boydw York. Lot of (5) Merchant To- kens. Included are: Undated (1850s) C. Leighton, Miller NY 423, white metal, 22 mm, MS-60 PL; Undated (1850s) Loder & Co., Miller NY 466, brass, 28 mm, MS-63; Same Merchant, Miller NY 474A, copper, 28 mm, MS-60 BN; Same Merchant, Miller NY 475A, Brass, 28 mm, MS-63; and Same Merchant, Miller NY 478B, silvered brass, 28 mm, AU-55. All five pieces are from F.C.C. Boyd. From the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection. Envelopes with collector notes included. New York — New York. Lot of (6) Merchant To- kens. Included are: Undated (1850s) E. Lyon, Miller NY 507, brass, 28 mm. VF-30; Same Merchant, Miller NY 508, brass, 28 mm, AU-58; Same Merchant, Miller NY 509, brass, 28 mm

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 1

    Highlight: 1787 FUGIO CENTS Kessler Attribution Ryder-Boyd Attribution Kessler Attribution Ryder-Boydmber Number K.l-B B-l K.12-X X-10 K.l-L Q-l K.12-Z.1 Z-10 K.3-D D-6 K.13-X X-13 K.4-E E-7 K.14-0 0-22 K.7-T T-14 K.15-H.1 H-4 K.8-X X-12 K.15-V V-4 K.9-P P-16 K.15-Y Y-4 K.9-Q L-16 K.16-H.1 H-9 K.9-T T-16 K.16-N.1 N-9 K.10-T T-19 K.17-S.1 S-17 K.ll-A A-2 K.18-H.1 H-18 K.12-S.1 S-10 K.19-M M-3 K.12-U U-10 K.19-Z.1 Z-3 K.21-I 1-23 Douglas suggests that Boyd crafted the attribution scheme with Ryder’s assistance. The cataloguer wonders exactly how much of it was Ryder’s and how much was Boyd’s contribution. The two seem to have worked together closely but it was Ryder who had the experience in creating attribution schemes and who was used to assigning die designations to coin

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 10

    Highlight: Boyd, Henry Chapman, John Haseltine, T. James Clarke and Wayte Raymond In our May, 2004 Part III and January, 2005 Part VIII Sale of the John J. Ford Collection, we had the privilege of offer- ing some the most important examples of Colonial American paper currency ever offered at public auction. As we stated in the introductions to those catalogues, like other areas of historical American paper currencies, Mr. Ford recognizes the sig- nificance and great rarity attached to many of these American Colonial notes. However, he appreciates the more available notes as well since they represent the fiscal instruments used by individuals for trade and in many cases were the soldier’s pay for the many military operations of the Colonial period, such as the French and Indian War, King George’s War

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    RARE COL. GREEN NUMISMATIC LITERATURE OFFERED

    07/30/2017

    Highlight: Boyd's extensive original appraisal of the Colonel E.H.R. Green Collection and the famous photographic record of Colonel Green's collections of United States quarter eagles, half eagles and eagles—a three-volume set of great rarity. In addition to their connection with Colonel E.H.R. Green, the items feature associations to important numismatic figures like M.L. Beistle, F.C.C. Boyd, Waldo Newcomer, and Morton Stack. These are historic volumes of superb research value and all were once in the libraries of either the Stack family or John J. Ford, Jr. A unique opportunity for the numismatic literature collector!

    The seven numismatic literature items featured in this email were acquired for their specific association with Colonel E.H.R. Green, a numismatic character of particular interes

    F.C.C. Boyd Correspondence, File 5, 1958-2003

    /1958

    Highlight: Boyd served as Associate Curator of Modern Coins at Yale University under his personal friend, Curator Rev. William Owen. He was Life Member #5 of the American Numismatic Association, a Benefactor and Fellow of the American Numismatic Society. Boyd played a key role in dispersing the numismatic estate of David Proskey (1853-1928), numismatic pioneer who was active in J.W. Scott’s restriking of the Confederate Half Dollar in 1879. He served for years as an active dealer and cataloguer for Harlan P. Smith and the United States Coin Co. Proskey’s holdings were enlarged each year in the 1880’s by his purchase en masse of Proofs of the preceding year directly from the Philadelphia Mint. Wayte Raymond purchased thousands of Proskey coins, adding these to his own holdings of Uncirculated rolls of

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 1

    Highlight: Boyd served as Associate Curator of Modern Coins at Yale University under his personal friend, Curator Rev. William Owen. He was Life Member #5 of the American Numismatic Association, a Benefactor and Fellow of the American Numismatic Society. Boyd played a key role in dispersing the numismatic estate of David Proskey (1853-1928), numismatic pioneer who was active in J.W. Scott’s restriking of the Confederate Half Dollar in 1879. He served for years as an active dealer and cataloguer for Harlan P. Smith and the United States Coin Co. Proskey’s holdings were enlarged each year in the 1880’s by his purchase en masse of Proofs of the preceding year directly from the Philadelphia Mint. Wayte Raymond purchased thousands of Proskey coins, adding these to his own holdings of Uncirculated rolls of

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 19

    Highlight: hoard from the Boydolorful with reflective bronze. There is some minor handling on some and the overall centering is average for this issue that is notoriously difficult to find perfectly centered. However, the fresh paper is very appealing. With 75 notes contained on the strips, worthy of strong competition by accumulators of the finest quality. An exceptional opportunity. (Total: 15 pieces). Ex F.C.C. Boydond Issue Fractional Currency Multiple. 5 Cents. Fr.1232. Two Vertical Pairs without Back Surcharge. Both Extremely Fine. Each has a gutter fold and light toning. (Total: 2 pieces). Ex F.C.C. Boyd Estate. 1582 Second

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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1865

    Highlight: Boyd had exchanged some business notes on the subject ; and this, and his offer to meet her at the depot, had been the only results of the arrangements. Mrs. Boydity of obtaining further in- telligence. in. Miss Topper made up her mind to apply to Dr. Slinger for further information on the ear- liest opportunity; and the necessity of this became more apparent as the weeks rolled on without increasing her own intimacy with the stranger, while her brother’s throve apace. Mrs. Boyd had returned Miss Topper’s first visit with much promptness, but had shown so clearly that she was, in virtue of her mourning and want of spirits, unwilling to court society, and unable to enjoy it, that Miss Agatha could do nothing but leave

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    Harper's Monthly Magazine

    /1900

    Highlight: Boyd and one oth- er man volunteered to bring him in and let the rest of us push on toward the post. “ I think I only gave Boyd one order. ‘ Don’t let him escape/ I said. I can re- member how he smiled at me when he said he would not. It wasn’t a pleasant smile, either. “ Well, we got back late in the after- noon, and found everything safe at the spring. We thought we heard a couple of shots back in the canon after we left Boyd, but we were not sure. That even- ing Boyd and the other man came in — alone. “ ‘ Where’s the Apache V I asked, stern- ly, as he reported to me. “ i He escaped, sir,’ answered the ser- geant, calmly. He seemed strangely calm. “ 1 Escaped !’ I cried. “ ‘ Yes, sir,’ he replied, looking hard at me. ‘He won’t trouble you again, sir,’ he added, after a pause. “ ‘ Oh,’ I

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    The Asylum, April-June 2012

    1/4/2012

    Highlight: Boyd (right). privately to King Farouk of Egypt. Boyd’s monumental Colonial hold' ings were sold privately through his estate to John J. Ford. The Boyd Collection easily rivaled Garrett’s and was certainly the next-finest col- lection of New Jersey coppers ever assembled up to that point. Boyd’s collection actually contained seven more varieties than Garrett’s. Boydtoken, medal, and paper money collection to John J. Ford in a single transaction. Even though Ford was active and still buying when the Garrett Collection ultimately came to market, Ford did not add one variety to Boydon. In all, through three Bowers and Merena Sales and twenty- three Stack’s sales, we can determine that Boyd had assembled 12 1 va- rieties and

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    The Asylum, April-June 2012

    1/4/2012

    Highlight: Boyd (right). privately to King Farouk of Egypt. Boyd’s monumental Colonial hold' ings were sold privately through his estate to John J. Ford. The Boyd Collection easily rivaled Garrett’s and was certainly the next-finest col- lection of New Jersey coppers ever assembled up to that point. Boyd’s collection actually contained seven more varieties than Garrett’s. Boydtoken, medal, and paper money collection to John J. Ford in a single transaction. Even though Ford was active and still buying when the Garrett Collection ultimately came to market, Ford did not add one variety to Boydon. In all, through three Bowers and Merena Sales and twenty- three Stack’s sales, we can determine that Boyd had assembled 12 1 va- rieties and

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    The Bankers Magazine [vol. 30]

    /1876

    Highlight: of Boyd v. Third National Bank of Baltimore. The bank was robbed by burglars of a large amount of securities, among which were bonds of the valtie of $26,500, belonging to Wm. A. Boyd & Co., who were customers of the bank. Six years before the robbery Messrs. Boyd & Co. had deposited these bonds under a special agreement, as collateral security for such sums of money as the firm might borrow from time to time in the ordinary course of its business with the bank. In August, 1872, when the bonds were stolen, Boyd owed the bank nothing. This fact was the basis of the defense when Boydisk of the owners, and subject to their order. The bonds were not held as collateral security, because Boyd owe

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    The Edwin M. Hydeman collection of United States coins. [03/03-04/1961]

    Highlight: ex-Boyd, Friedman. Very rare. 973 — $3.00 1875. Regular dies, copper gill. An exlremely rare and desirable coin. The gold jjiece would felch in excess of $7500.00 loday. .Slruck from ihe same dies, bill in fewer numbers. This is undoubledly several limes as rare a.s the gold coin. It was in ihe famous F. C. G. Boydctions. J 1436, AW 1412. its estimate at $1250.00 is low. Will probably bring quite a bit more. 974' — $5.00 1868, aluminum. Regular dies. J 660, unlisted by Adams-Woodin. Ex- Farouk. $175.00 975 — $5.00 1870, copper-gilt. Regular dies. Ex-Boyd, Friedman. J 1032, AW 834. $100.00 976 — $5.00 1871, cojjper-gilt. Regular dies. Ex-BoydJ 1170, AW 1082. $100.00 977 — $5.00 1876, copper-gilt. Regular dies. Ex-Boyd, Friedman. J 1484, AW 1472. Very

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 1

    Highlight: Boyd: Your collection of Fugio cents arrived, and they certainly are a beautiful group of coins. At my first opportunity I am going to have them photographed. I have checked your designations and so far have found each one to be absolutely correct, as I naturally would expect. I may be able to keep the designations of die varieties which have been placed on them by you, and I am won- dering whether the die variety numbering and lettering system was developed by you or some- one else. I would greatly appreciate your writing me, advising who did the preliminary work on these items. You have no idea how much I appreciate the opportunity to work on these coins, as I fully real- ize the great amount of pleasure you had in collecting them. I could never understand why Crosby did not give more

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 7

    Highlight: Boyd Estate. Lot No. 274 1274 U.S. Army. General Service. Tice GEN215A3. Gilt brass. 19.6 mm. Uncirculated. Ex F.C.C. Boyd Estate. Lot No. 275 (275 U.S. Army. General Service. Tice GEN215A46. Gilt brass. 19.4 mm. About Uncirculated. Verdigris. Ex F. C. C. Boyd Estate. Lot No. 276 276 U.S. Army. Artillery. Not in Tice. Orange Gilt Colour. Gilt brass. 21.8 mm. One part. Flat. Uncirculated. Ex F.C.C. Boyd Estate. Lot No. 277 277 U.S. Army. Infantry. Not in Tice. Treble Plated. Sil- vered brass. 23.7 mm. One part. Shank removed to lie flat. Extremely Fine. Ex F.C.C. Boyd Cavalry. Type of Tice CV215A. Scovill Co. Waterbury. Gilt brass. 15.8 mm. Two part. Uncircu- lated. Ex F.C.C. Boyd Estate. Lot No. 279 279 U.S. Navy. Type of Tice NA230A. Jacob Reeds Sons

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 8

    Highlight: Boyd, Henry Chapman, John Haseltine, T. James Clarke and Wayte Raymond In our May, 2004 Part III of the John J. Ford Collection, we had the privilege of offering the most impor- tant selection of Colonial American paper currency ever offered at public auction. Like other areas of histori- cal American paper currencies, Mr. Ford recognizes the significance and great rarity attached to many of these notes. However, he appreciates the common notes as well since they represent the fiscal instruments used by individuals for trade and in many cases were the soldier’s pay for the many military operations of the Colonial period, such as the French and Indian War, King George’s War and ultimately the American Revolution itself. The Ford Part III Sale emphasized the early note issues of Colonial

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 9

    Highlight: Boyd inventory of the Dr. Thomas Hall-Virgil Brand collection of Connecticut coppers. A few months after Dr. Thomas Hall died (May, 1909) Virgil Brand bought his collection intact. The transac- tion was noted in the September-October, 1909 issue of The Numismatist. Among other series, at his death Hall s collec- tion included 356 Connecticut coppers which went to Brand, 126 pieces that went to Frank Shumway in 1918, and a group of unknown size bought before or very soon after Hall died by Albert Holden, Mrs. Emery Norweb’s father. Virgil Brand owned his portion of Hall’s Connecticuts until his own death in June, 1926. Brand’s coin collections were divided between his two sons, the job of inventorying and appraising the massive holding being given to St. Louis dealer B. G. Johnson. Johnson

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 19

    Highlight: Boyd Collection and Other Important Acquisitions The greatest collections ever formed in any genre often combine the talent of a visionary collector (or collectors) and the opportunity to acquire the material. In the field of United States Fractional Currency, such a man was the legendary F.C.C. Boyd, whose initials are now honored as the acronym of the Frac- tional Currency Collectors Board. Boyderican paper money as well. In his heydey, paper currency collecting was dwarfed considerably compared to the present era. Under the stewardship of John J. Ford. Jr.’s acumen and study, many of the Boyd specialized collections have traveled forth to this present day series of auc- tion sales numbering twent

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 19

    Highlight: Boyd Estate. SECOND BOLD FR.1346 JUSTICE NOTE 7 Third Issue Fractional Currency. 50 Cents. Fr.1346. Justice. Red Back without Surcharges and with Design Figure “a" on Face. Almost Uncirculated. The lower right corner has heavy handling. Larger paper flaw across the top as made, but seen from back primarily. Penciled Valentine number “480” on back upper right corner. Ex F.C.C. Boydwith crimson clarity. Evenly placed on the paper with the top margins wide and the sides ever so slightly in. Not penciled on back upper left corners. A very petty top margin spot seen to back. Ex F. C. C. Boyd Estate.

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 19

    Highlight: Boyd Estate. THIRD CHOICE WIDE MARGIN 25 CENTS PAIR 674 First Issue Postage Currency Specimens. 25 Cents. Fr.l282-SP. Wide Margin Face and Back Pair. Choice Uncirculated. Both printed on orange-yellow bond paper. A third bold and original pair. Boldly printed and stunning paper quality. Both are penciled on the verso corners. (Total: 2 pieces). Ex F.C.C. Boyd Estate. 675 First Issue Postage Currency Specimens. 25 Cents. Fr.l282-SP. Wide Margin Face and Back Pair. Choice Almost Uncirculated. Both printed on or- ange-yellow bond paper. A fourth original pair from the Boydsible cutting lines, than on the face. Both are penciled on the verso corners. (Total: 2 pieces). Ex F. C. C. Boyd Estate. BOLD AND VIVID WIDE MARGIN 50 CENTS

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    F.C.C. BOYD COUNTERSTAMPED BUST HALF INFORMATION SOUGHT

    F.C.C. BOYD COUNTERSTAMPED BUST HALF INFORMATION SOUGHT

    04/02/2006

    Highlight: BOYD COUNTERSTAMPED BUST HALF INFORMATION SOUGHT http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n14a20.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 14, April 2, 2006, Article 20

    F.C.C. BOYD COUNTERSTAMPED BUST HALF INFORMATION SOUGHT

    Ray Flanigan writes: "I'm looking for some help on F.C.C. Boyd.
    I recently came across a Bust Half with FCC BOYD counterstamped
    across the face. Boydist in the early
    1900s, joined the ANA and served 3 terms as President of the
    New York Numismatic Club. That's where my meager library left
    me. Does anyone know of sources of information on FCC Boydterstamped? My email address is
    RFlanigan@ec.rr.com"

    [We've published some information on Boyd in previous E-Sylum
    issues; here are

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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1865

    Highlight: Boydlieving, there was some- thing not altogether satisfactory about her, the sooner she armed herself for the fray the better. Miss Topper considered herself a match for the sex in general, and for this woman in particular. All she had to do was to find out, in some way or other, the facta of the case, and act accord- ingly. One unjust suspicion would ruin her own cause forever ; but woe to Mrs. Boyd if slan- I der had but touched the hem of her garment! IV. One fine afternoon, therefore, having seen her brother disappear in the direction of the hill, with a new book of poetry under his arm, she tied on her Shaker bonnet, buttoned her driving-

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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1865

    Highlight: Boyd“The estate came from my mother, who was also a Topper, and he has no interest in any thing whatever in the shape of property. Even the church belongs to me, and I pay most of the clergyman’s salary myself. I have not told this generally, as it was nobody’s affair but my own. I shall leave Rufus half of overy thing at my death, provided lie marries to suit me ; other- wise, not one cent, Mrs. Boyd — pray understand that distinctly. As to his salary, it is exactly two hundred and fifty dollars a year. I don’t think that would be sufficient to

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    F.C.C. BOYD COUNTERSTAMPED BUST HALF INFORMATION SOUGHT

    F.C.C. BOYD COUNTERSTAMPED BUST HALF INFORMATION SOUGHT

    04/02/2006

    Highlight: BOYD COUNTERSTAMPED BUST HALF INFORMATION SOUGHT http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n14a20.html The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 14, April 2, 2006, Article 20F.C.C. BOYD COUNTERSTAMPED BUST HALF INFORMATION SOUGHTRay Flanigan writes: "I'm looking for some help on F.C.C. Boyd.I recently came across a Bust Half with FCC BOYD counterstampedacross the face. Boyd was a prominent numismatist in the early1900s, joined the ANA and served 3 terms as President of theNew York Numismatic Club. That's where my meager library leftme. Does anyone know of sources of information on FCC Boydme to be counterstamped? My email address isRFlanigan@ec.rr.com"[We've published some information on Boyd in previous E-Sylumissues; here are a few of

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 14, April 2, 2006, Article 20F.C.C. BOYD COUNTERSTAMPED BUST HALF INFO

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    The Collection of Samuel J. Berngard & Treasure Coins of the S.S. New York

    Highlight: Boyd3 Treasurer U.S" horizontally on the front margins. A sharp pair and superbly autographed. The face with vibrant and expressive green color. The handling on each is heavier than some of the others. There are traces on the versos of some prior mounting. Erom the face they are still quite an eyeful. (Total: 2 pieces) From our John J. Ford, Jr. Part XIX Sale, October 11, 2007, Eot 813; Ex F.C.C. Boyd Estate. 3728 James Gilfillan Courtesy Autographs on Second Issue Fractional Currency 10 Cents Fr.l244-SP Wide Margin

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    The Battle Born Collection of Carson City Mint Coinage

    Highlight: "Fred" Boyd, a newspaper distributor from New York, and headlined by Kosoff as the World's Greatest Collection, this extraordinary accumulation of U.S. coins caught the attention of numismatists everywhere. Boyd'she 32-year-old Kosoff said the 1 873-CC No Arrows quarter dollar was "a coin of which the degree of rarity is difficult to indicate." He noted that an appearance of an example of this date "in any condition would be an outstanding feature of any sale." But in Uncirculated condition, as the Boyd specimen was, "[it] is truly an event." Kosoff admitted he could not "fairly estimate the value of this coin," and concluded by stating it was probably "unique in this condition." Harold M. Budd Sr., of Los

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    The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, U.S. Currency

    Highlight: An outstanding Boyd Collection pedigreed note, the finest seen by us by far. The riveting printing clarity and superb, original paper make this a stellar example. Wide margined top and left. The blue seal is deeply embossed, clearly detailed and vibrant. Very light vertical fold and petty handling. A absolute beauty. Est. $6000-$8000 Ex: Stacks Ford X Sale, May 26, 2005, lot 4555; F.C.C. Boyd Collec- tion. ' ^ ft* * : 6 U OL 6 DOL; i > Georgia. 1777. No. 0 > Tim CERTIFICATE, for die Support) ,of the Continental Troop*, tnd other Ex- [pence* of Government, entitles the Bearer to' ;M){ DOLLARS, in CONTINENTAL} (Currency, accor.Tng to the Refolusion of; 3011 GA-108a. Georgia. June 8, 1777. $6. PCGS Very Fine 35. No.81. Five signatures. Red °in”. Blue Millstone on Palm Tree seal. Well printed

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    The March 2016 Baltimore Auction, Internet-Only

    Highlight: Boyd Estate; our sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XXIV, September 2013, lot 10728. 31064 1860 Abraham Lincoln. DeWitt-AL 1860-51. Copper. 27 mm. MS-64 BN (NGC). Signature: R.L. PHILA. Medium brown, striated. A small reverse spot. From the Cramer Collection of Robert Lovett, Jr. Medals. Earlier ex Wayte Raymond; F.C.C. Boyd 31065 1860 Abraham Lincoln. DeWitt-AL 1860-51. Brass. 27 mm. MS-63 (NGC). Signature: R.L. PHILA. Lustrous olive and gold. Minor spotting. From the Cramer Collection of Robert Lovett, Jr. Medals. Earlier ex Wayte Raymond; F.C.C. Boyd Estate; our sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XXIV, September 2013, lot 10762. 31066 1860 Abraham Lincoln. DeWitt-AL

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    The Crimson Collection

    Highlight: CURRENCY PERFORATED SHEETS WITH MONOGRAM Sheet Types Not Represented in the Important F.C.C Boydd on Francis Spinner’s pasted down stamp essay, to Spencer Clark’s odd experimental notes and his own portrait placement on the Third Issue 5 Cents notes, to its end with the Fifth Issue notes. The series has been collected by some of the most famous American numis- matic luminaries such as Clark himself, Henry Chap- man, and the legendary F.C.C. Boyd. The Boyd Collection of Fractional Currency was obtained by John J. Ford, Jr. and it was our honor to

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    The Lake Michigan and Springdale Collections

    Highlight: The Lake Michigan & Springdalk Collections • June 2006 III the same decade Boyd was vice president ot the Union News Company, which specialized in news stands, cigar shops, bookstores, drugstores, restaurants, luncheonettes, soda fountains, and cafeterias. In ILockefeller Center in New York, Boyd s company had 30 eating spots. In 1944, at a lunch at the Netherlands Club (where he lunched with Abe Kosoff each Tuesday) Boyd offered KosofF his collection of territorial gold coins for $50,000. Kosoff accepted. In 1945, Boyd sold his pattern collection, amounting to thousands of pieces (one variety was represented by 40 specimens, although conventional wisdom had it that just 24 had been minted), to Numismatic Gallery (Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg), who soon placed much ofit with King Farouk

    Auction catalogue of American Numismatic Rarities, LLC.

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 11

    Highlight: but that example from the Ford-Boyd collection is the finest known by far. That note, sold as lot 921, realized a record $115,000.00 (with the 15% buyer’s premium). At that time, the other Fried- berg 1352 in existence (described as “Fine” in the January, 1995 Gengerke Sale Collection auction) hailed from the Boydtime, under the hammer and currently in the important Tom O’Mara collection of Fractional Currency. Since Ford III, a third Fr.1352 was discovered by Mike Marchioni and has also changed hands. This sale features the final two notes in Ford-Boyd from this series. A Fr.1351 and Fr.1354. Both notes are high on the condition census. Any note from this series is important as there are well under fifty known examples of all four Friedberg numbers

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 14

    Highlight: Boyd) in October, 1956. Suppos- edly, just three were made in gold, one for Franklin, one for Boydan and was clearly struck on a prepared planchet. The Garrett III piece (Lot 1199) was by Wuesthoff, himself, of course. Ex Paul Franklin on January 10, 1962. Lot No. 668 668 Sommer Island 20 Shillings. K.l. Gold. Gem Un- circulated. 178.3 gns. Prooflike. Bright yellow gold color. Struck by Paul Franklin from Wuesthoffs dies (then owned by F.C.C. Boyd) in October, 1956. Unlike the first, this is off-center on an irregular flan. Ex Paul Franklin on January 16, 1957. Lot No. 670 670 Sommer Island 2

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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 19

    Highlight: Boyd Estate. 394 Second Issue Fractional Currency. 5 Cents. Fr.1232. Quintet of Notes without Back Surcharge. Uncirculated to Choice Uncirculated. A second excellent group. Three have slightly toned ovals, but two are exceptionally vivid on the face. The margining is excellent on all. Most with corner pencil Valentine notations. (Total: 5 pieces). Ex F.C.C. Boyd Currency. 5 Cents. Fr.1233. Quartet of Notes with 18-63 Back Sur- charge. All Uncirculated. Three have very bold ovals, one with a slightly toned one. The back surcharges are average. (Total: 4 pieces). Ex F. C. C. Boyd Estate. SECOND ISSUE FIVE CENTS TYPE GROUPING Lot No. 396 396 Second Issue Fractional Currency. Back Sur- charge and Paper Type Set of 5 Cents Notes. Al- most Uncirculated to

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    60th public auction sale. [12/03-04/1968]

    Highlight: Boyd unfinished look, especially the A’s, THV, E on obv., ND: AN on rev., the colon much lighter; inner circles incomplete notably at M on obv., A of ENGLAND, and AN* on rev., all beads thinner and more separate. Sharper than Very Fine, but plugged below first A of MASATHVSETS. Rough and granular at IN upon the obverse and shows some black incrustation upon both sides. Only one other reported. Ex Boyd coll. Plate Pictured in The Standard Catalogue of United States Coins —

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    EARLY DOLLAR RESEARCH ON THE NEWMAN PORTAL

    08/28/2016

    Highlight: Boyd. His large and mostly complete early dollar collection (by Type and Die Marriage) was sold by Numismatic Gallery at public auction on January 20, 1945 and was titled, Part I / World’s Greatest Collection (WGC) of United States Silver Coins.

    Boyd invoice"><b style=Boyd src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"> What caught my eye immediately was page 2 of a BGJ invoice to Boyd from 1943 (the invoice was not dated in the Newman Portal, but was issued between February 11, 1943 and Jun

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