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

    Highlight: Brent Pogue Collection Part II — Half Dollars The Cleneay-Norweb Gem Proof 1822 Half Dollar The Only Proof Overton- 103 Known One of Two Proof 1822 Half Dollars Extant Lot 2039. 1822 Overton-103. Rarity-8 as a Proof. Proof-65+ Cameo (PCGS). ^‘The collection of Thomas Cleneay is said to be the most costly, most numerous, and most valuable in the United States. ” — Kings Pocket-Book of Cincinnati, 1879. An utterly spectacular achievement in metal, evidence of the lessons the U.S. Mint learned through their occasional experimentation with special strikes prior to 1821 and their more methodical approach to creating Proof coins beginning in that year. The planchet has been polished to a reflective sheen over its entire surface, rendering an ideal canvas upon which to strike a design whose devic

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

    Highlight: Brent Pogue Collection Part V — Silver Dollars The Cleneay Borckardt-255, Bolender-6. Rarity-2. Large 3. Mint State-63 (PCGS). ^^The superb state of preservation of the United States coins will be a source of great pleasure to collectors who have here an opportunity to purchase many of the finest coins formerly contained in other cabinets long since dispersed. ” — Henry and S. Hudson Chapman, presale announcement for the Cleneay sale, November 1890 Toned in deep gray and gold on the obverse with sparse pastel blue at the rims, violet gray and the same bright blue across the reverse, this piece displays the luster and visual appeal of a higher grade. The cartwheel is bright and unbroken on both sides, cascading around lightly

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

    Highlight: Small Letters Dollar From the Cleneay Sale of 1890 Lot 4016. 1796 Bowers Borckardt-65, Bolender-5. Rarity-2. Large Date, Small Letters. Mint State-64 (PCGS). Sharp, beautiful specimen with mint lustre. ” — Henry Chapman, 1890 Slate blue and pewter gray mingle with halos of bright silver and areas of dark amber among the stars, all enshrouded in thick and impressive lustrous cartwheel. With exceptional bloom and aesthetic appeal, this coin stands out among surviving specimens from these dies. The surfaces are frosty and glossy, with an attractive blend of colors on both sides. The same dark amber seen hidden among the right obverse stars also appears near Liberty’s hair bow and in the space between OF and AMERICA on the reverse. The portrait is well detailed, just a bit soft on some tresses

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

    Highlight: as I believe that never but one has made its appearance in a sale.” This coin was acquired by Thomas Cleneay87, and when the still-young Chapmans cataloged it in 1890, they recognized that the “Small date, stars, and planchet” issue was “extremely rare.” Cataloged as “Uncirculated. Proof surface,” this coin was purchased at the sale in Philadelphia by a visitor from faraway Omaha, Byron Reed. Reed s name appears frequently in named copies of the Cleneay catalog, but he did not get the chance to enjoy his bounty of new acquisitions long. Lie passed away barely six months after the Cleneay sale and left his collection to his adopted hometown, along with a plot of land upon which to build a library to house it. This coin remained in his cabinet, curated by the city of Omaha, for ove

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

    Highlight: A Proof 1838 half dollar was sold in the December 1890 Thomas Cleneay auction, cataloged by Henry and S. Hudson Chapman, who noted Cleneay ’s “forty years of patient selection and liberal expenditure” in their preface to the catalog. Given Cleneay’s penchant for exceptional quality, a taste he had in common with Howard Newcomb, this may well be the Cleneay coin. Though unplated in the Cleneay catalog, its quality can be gleaned by its $36 price. Cleneay’s 1838 Proof half doUar brought more than any other half dollar in the sale aside from a gem 1797; it brought between two and three times the prices of the 1794, 1815, and Proof examples of 1820, 1822, 1823, and 1826. Another choice 1838 half doUar sold just months earlier, described as Proof in the Parmelee sale of June 1890 but probably a

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 3, No. 3(12)

    15/5/1969

    Highlight: Cleneay 1872. (4) Helfenstein 129 ex CDSmith ex NN 54th, 1543, ex old Philadelphis estate. (5) Beckwith 76. First and tenth stars rounded. 1829. N-8. Dr. French 490, dubious. 1829. N-1. Reported: Bareford, unverified. 1830. N-10. (1 ) Smithsonian. (2 ) Newcomb II 421, (3 ) LM sale, 1967, ex Switzerland. (4) One other shown me in 1950 's. One of these is presumably Mougey 163 ex Zanoni, Cleneay obv. , unc. rev. 1831. N-6. Dupont 695, possibly ex Parmelee 1010. Proof obv. , unc. rev. 1831. N-10, (1) Newcomb II 631, obv. Prf. , rev. unc. (2) Bement (3) Sawicki 660, obv. Prf., rev. unc. Cf. Cleneay 1876, Cf. also Mougey 168 small

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    Mint Accounts Book, 1856-1903 (Index)

    1/1/1903

    Highlight: $50.00 $5.00 Parmelee $45.00 12/13/1890 1795 half eagle Heraldic Eagle $50.00 $5.00 Cleneay lot 522 $45.00 12/13/1890 1839 half eagle $7.00 $5.00 Cleneay lot 605 $2.00 12/13/1890 1851 half eagle $7.50 $5.00 Cleneay lot 655 $2.50 12/13/1890 1 834 quarter eagle $3.00 $2.50 Cleneay lot 727 $0.50 12/13/1890 "1799" dollar $13.75 $1.00 Cleneay lot 935 $12.75 "5 stars facing" but no date listed 3/2/1891 1852 gold dollar $1.70 $1.00 $0.70 3/2/1891 1853 gold dollar $1.70 $1.00 $0.70 3/2/1891 1 806 quarter eagle 6 stars facing $36.50 $2.50 $34.00 This is the rare 1 806/5 3/2/1891 1797 half eagle 16 stars Small Eagle $46.00 $5.00 $41.00 3/2/1891 1798 eagle 4 stars facing $42.50 $10.00 $32.50 This is the 9x4 stars 3/2/1891 1794 half cent Small Head $10.50 $0,005 $10,495 3/2/1891 1808 Bronze medal Dr.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 3, No. 3(12)

    15/5/1969

    Highlight: Cleneay 1872. (4) Helfenstein 129 ex CDSmith ex NN 54th, 1543, ex old Philadelphis estate. (5) Beckwith 76. First and tenth stars rounded. 1829. N-8. Dr. French 490, dubious. 1829. N-1. Reported: Bareford, unverified. 1830. N-10. (1 ) Smithsonian. (2 ) Newcomb II 421, (3 ) LM sale, 1967, ex Switzerland. (4) One other shown me in 1950 's. One of these is presumably Mougey 163 ex Zanoni, Cleneay obv. , unc. rev. 1831. N-6. Dupont 695, possibly ex Parmelee 1010. Proof obv. , unc. rev. 1831. N-10, (1) Newcomb II 631, obv. Prf. , rev. unc. (2) Bement (3) Sawicki 660, obv. Prf., rev. unc. Cf. Cleneay 1876, Cf. also Mougey 168 small

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    Mint Accounts Book, 1856-1903 (Index)

    1/1/1903

    Highlight: $50.00 $5.00 Parmelee $45.00 12/13/1890 1795 half eagle Heraldic Eagle $50.00 $5.00 Cleneay lot 522 $45.00 12/13/1890 1839 half eagle $7.00 $5.00 Cleneay lot 605 $2.00 12/13/1890 1851 half eagle $7.50 $5.00 Cleneay lot 655 $2.50 12/13/1890 1 834 quarter eagle $3.00 $2.50 Cleneay lot 727 $0.50 12/13/1890 "1799" dollar $13.75 $1.00 Cleneay lot 935 $12.75 "5 stars facing" but no date listed 3/2/1891 1852 gold dollar $1.70 $1.00 $0.70 3/2/1891 1853 gold dollar $1.70 $1.00 $0.70 3/2/1891 1 806 quarter eagle 6 stars facing $36.50 $2.50 $34.00 This is the rare 1 806/5 3/2/1891 1797 half eagle 16 stars Small Eagle $46.00 $5.00 $41.00 3/2/1891 1798 eagle 4 stars facing $42.50 $10.00 $32.50 This is the 9x4 stars 3/2/1891 1794 half cent Small Head $10.50 $0,005 $10,495 3/2/1891 1808 Bronze medal Dr.

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    CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF COINS OF THE UNITED STATES FORMED BY JOHN G. MILLS, ESQ., OF ALBANY, NEW YORK.

    Highlight: Cleneayll. 1107, from Zanoni Coll. Plate X. & • Zi~817^ 1805 Over 4. Curls touch lower star on left. Vf. Rare, /^'o ^ 1805 Over 4. Lowest star on left distant from curls. ^ Bust touches lowest star on right. Very good. Rare, 819i. 1805 Very tine. Curious break in die from bust. / ^ - 7^^820^5-1806 Pointed 6. Rev. Olive branch terminates at claw. Uncirculated. Brilliant specimen with mint lustre. Cleneay Knob 6, with small stars. Very fine, f /.4-824 O.1807 Uncirculated. Mint lustre. Beautiful, sharp im- pression. Rare state. / £.® CtJjL^ /. /^'825 7l807 Uncirculated. Sharp, brilliant spmmen. Cleneay /

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    CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF COINS OF THE UNITED STATES FORMED BY JOHN G. MILLS, ESQ., OF ALBANY, NEW YORK.

    Highlight: Cleneay Coll., plate VII 1511. 1834 Uncirculated. Mint lustre. 1835 Proof. Sharp, beautiful specimen. Very rare state. Cleneayime. Type 1837-38. Uncirculated. Proof surface. 1837 Uncirculated. Mint lustre. 1838 Uncirculated. New Orleans Mint. Very rare in this state. Mint lustre. X 1838 Liberty seated, around 13 stars. Bev. same. Uncir- culated. Sharp. Mint lustre. 1838 Uncirculated. Sharp. Uncirculated. Sharp impression. Without drapery from elbow. Unc. Cleneay 1536. Fine. New Orleans Mint. ^ fo Uncirculated. Mint lustre. ^'bXLe-^ ^ . Uncirculated. New' Orleans Mint. Uncirculated. Mint lustre. J ' Uncirculated.

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

    Highlight: Cleneaye prooflike coins that would not be considered Proof by modern standards. The 1822 quarters described as Proof in the 1954 Davis-Graves sale and 1956 Lenox Lohr sales appear to be singletons, unconnected to the pedigree chains of any of the three known specimens and not able to be proven as Proofs until examined. In the 1904 Mills sale, the Chapman brothers largely cribbed from their 1890 Cleneay sale description of this coin, calling it “Brilliant Proof. Sharp; beautiful impression. Excessively rare. Cleneay

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

    Highlight: Brent Pogue Collection Part V — Silver Dollars The Cleneay-Baldenhofer-Ostheimer 1803 BB-254 $1 Tied for Finest 1803 Small 3 Certified by PCGS Lot 5043. 1803 Bowers Borckardt-254, Bolender-4. Rarity-3. Small 3. Mint State-64 (PCGS). ‘Trom the pedigrees in the ^75 ANA Sale and the Merkin A 8 Sale it became apparent that Baldenhofer had a large number of silver dollars that were not part of the 1955 Stack’s sale. ” — W David Perkins, ^‘Who Was Parish Baldenhofer. ” The Asylum, Spring 2007 With colorful displays of sea green, royal blue, violet, and gold, this example makes a bold aesthetic impression. Both sides are ringed with abundant lustrous cartwheel; the reverse is somewhat reflective. Only minor scattered marks are seen, along with the usual faint hairlines, though a light horizontal

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

    Highlight: as the Thomas Cleneay coin. It is not; in fact, it is not even struck from the same dies. The Cleneay coin, sold in S.H. and Pdenry Chapman’s legendary 1890 sale, is an Overton-107, the same variety as the present coin. The lack of contrast in the Cleneay plate, combined with the significant toning that has developed on this specimen over the last century, prevents certain linkage. They may be the same coin, they might not be, but it is certain that they were struck from the same dies. If this is not the Cleneay coin, it begs the question: where is it? The two 1818/7 overdate Proofs noted in the Breen Proof Encyclopedia, namely the Alto-E. Yale Clarke Overton-1 01 and the T. James Clarke -R.E. Cox Overton-1 02 were included in the 1983 Dr. George E Oviedo Jr. Collection sale, but they have

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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

    Highlight: The Cleneay-Mills-Bareford 1797 C-2 is unanimously accorded finest known honors by those who have endeavored to assembled a Condition Census of the early half cent varieties. Roger Cohen graded it MS-65 in his 1984 “Top Ten” column in Penny- Wise and ranked it as finest known ahead of the Garrett coin. The Breen/Hanson census likewise ranks this specimen first and the Garrett specimen second. The example in Jim McGuigan’s collection is graded MS-63 BN (PCGS), formerly the Tettenhorst/Missouri Cabinet duplicate, ex Col. Green. Alan Weinberg, whose studious eye and taste for fine copper are well known, shared his opinion on this piece and others from the Harold S. Bareford Collection in the March 1984 issue of Penny-Wise. Describing the Bareford half cents and large cents as “a most

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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

    Highlight: Brent Pogue Collection Part III — Dimes The Cleneay-Bareford-Lovejoy 1824/2 Dime Tied For Finest Certified, JR Plate Coin (2x photo) Lot 3026. 1824/2 John Reich-1. Rarity-1. Mint State-66 (PCGS). magnificent Uncirculated gem with proof-like lustre. As fine as anything we’ve seen.” — Abe Kosoff 1950 This example, perhaps the most famous of this variety, was long considered a Proof striking and was described as such in the JR book. Both sides show modest reflectivity, though the reverse is more profoundly prooflike than the obverse. Colorful toning covers both sides, with a circle of aquatic blue containing centers of deep violet and gold. Subtle cartwheel luster is present. The peripheral design elements are exceptionally well struck, showing unusual roundness and definition in the

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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

    Highlight: is the provenance Breen suggests for this coin prior to its placement in the Cleneay Collection: the 1864 John F. McCoy sale by W. Elliot Woodward. The mid-1860s were perhaps Cleneay ’s busiest time for acquisitions, lending some credence to the speculation. Lot 574 in the McCoy sale was described as “1833 Brilliant proof, extremely rare.” It sold for $3.75, more than similarly described Proof dimes of 1823, 1827, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, and 1834, less than Proofs from 1821, 1824, 1825, and 1828. Of course, without plates, or named catalogs that firmly link these specimens to pieces known in the modern era, there’s little way to discern if these are even Proofs, by the modern definition, let alone specific examples thereof. David Akers knew of just two specimens, the Allenburger- Pittman

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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 1-5

    1/5/1866

    Highlight: Cleneay, ( ( • PV.11 l 6 jnooo 18 33 Liberty Cap, 40 00 Thos. Cleneayby ^ Purchased by Average, $23 46 each. ^ • j,nith. ^55 00 L Bayard Sm ' h $12 49 each. $10 79 7 25 Jos. J. Mickley, 5 00 6 00 Emil Cauffman, o 50 Jno. K. Wiggin, 4 00 Bringhurst, 7 50 Francis S. Hoffman 2 75 Dr. Aug. Shurtleff. 00 Jno. K. Wiggin, 75 Robt. B. Chambers, 00 W. H. Strobridge, 00 W. S. Appleton* 00 00 Colin Lightbody, 00 J. N. T. Levick, 00 Thos. Cleneay, 00 L. Bayard Smith, 50 Rich’d B. Winsor, 50 Total for 20 pieces. Purchased by L. Bayard Smith. Total number Total of

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    THOMAS CLENEAY

    THOMAS CLENEAY

    10/29/2000

    Highlight: THOMAS CLENEAY http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v03n45a07.html The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 45, October 29, 2000, Article 7THOMAS CLENEAY Dave's quest to assemble a collection of coin albums is not unlike the quest of earlier numismatic pioneers such as Thomas Cleneay1, 2000, Lot 610) "... In the annals of gold coins, he looms as a very significant figure - a numismatist of the stripe of Virgil Brand: buying one piece is nice, having two is nicer yet, and having three is even better... No doubt we can all thank Thomas Cleneay for preserving for numismatic posterity many gold coins that he was able to acquire from banks and elsewhere in the late 19th century, in an era

    The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 45, October 29, 2000, Article 7THOMAS CLENEAY Dave's quest to assemble

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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 1-5

    1/5/1866

    Highlight: Cleneay, ( ( • PV.11 l 6 jnooo 18 33 Liberty Cap, 40 00 Thos. Cleneayby ^ Purchased by Average, $23 46 each. ^ • j,nith. ^55 00 L Bayard Sm ' h $12 49 each. $10 79 7 25 Jos. J. Mickley, 5 00 6 00 Emil Cauffman, o 50 Jno. K. Wiggin, 4 00 Bringhurst, 7 50 Francis S. Hoffman 2 75 Dr. Aug. Shurtleff. 00 Jno. K. Wiggin, 75 Robt. B. Chambers, 00 W. H. Strobridge, 00 W. S. Appleton* 00 00 Colin Lightbody, 00 J. N. T. Levick, 00 Thos. Cleneay, 00 L. Bayard Smith, 50 Rich’d B. Winsor, 50 Total for 20 pieces. Purchased by L. Bayard Smith. Total number Total of

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

    Highlight: Brent Pogue Collection Part I — Dimes The Finest Known 1797 13 Stars Dime Cleneay (1890) - Atwater (1946) - Lovejoy (1990) - Price (2008) Lot 1036. 1797 13 Stars. John Reich-2. Rarity-4. Mint State-64 (PCGS). ^^One of the most desirable early American silver coins in existence . . . one for the perfectionists. ’’ — Lester Merkin “The most famous and finest known specimen by far,” in the words of our consignor D. Brent Pogue, a consummate scholar of early coinage. This is an even more beautiful piece than its grade promises, with ancient color and splendid originality. The overall mottled deep gray is enlivened with rose, dark sea green, and amber gold.The luster is strong and frosty. The centers suffer some striking softness, with a low spot at the absolute central obverse and a lack of

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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

    Highlight: Brent Pogue Collection Part III — Dimes The Only Proof 1825 Dime Certified by PCGS Cleneay-M.A. Brown-Mills-Norweb (2x photo) Lot 3029. 1825 John Reich-2. Rafity-8 as a Proof. Proof-66 (PCGS). Superb, sharp, even impression. ... Extremely rare.” — S.H. and Henry Chapman, 1890 A dramatic early Proof, the only Proof striking of this date certified by PCGS. Profoundly reflective on obverse and reverse, this dime shows devices that stand off from the fields in squared relief and sharp contrast to their mirrored background. The toning is thick and bespeaks originality, covering the obverse in shades of pewter gray, olive, pale blue and amber gold. The reverse also displays beautiful color, with deep maize gold inside the rims wrapped around mostly pale blue at the center. The denticles are

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    THOMAS CLENEAY

    THOMAS CLENEAY

    10/29/2000

    Highlight: THOMAS CLENEAY http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v03n45a07.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 45, October 29, 2000, Article 7

    THOMAS CLENEAY

    Dave's quest to assemble a collection of coin albums is not
    unlike the quest of earlier numismatic pioneers such as
    Thomas Cleneayannals of gold coins, he looms as a very
    significant figure - a numismatist of the stripe of Virgil
    Brand: buying one piece is nice, having two is nicer yet,
    and having three is even better... No doubt we can all thank
    Thomas Cleneay for preserving for numismatic posterity
    many gold coins that he was able to

    The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 45, October 29, 2000, Article 7

    THOMAS CLENEAY

    Dave'

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    THOMAS CLENEAY

    THOMAS CLENEAY

    10/29/2000

    Highlight: THOMAS CLENEAY http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v03n45a07.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 45, October 29, 2000, Article 7

    THOMAS CLENEAY

    Dave's quest to assemble a collection of coin albums is not
    unlike the quest of earlier numismatic pioneers such as
    Thomas Cleneayannals of gold coins, he looms as a very
    significant figure - a numismatist of the stripe of Virgil
    Brand: buying one piece is nice, having two is nicer yet,
    and having three is even better... No doubt we can all thank
    Thomas Cleneay for preserving for numismatic posterity
    many gold coins that he was able to

    The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 45, October 29, 2000, Article 7

    THOMAS CLENEAY

    Dave'

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    59th catalogue of United States coins. [06/13-15/1967]

    Highlight: Thomas Cleneay in gold; marbled end papers, giU edges. The first four sales of the Chapman brothers, complete with plates, in the finest possible binding. As attractive as any numismatic volume we have ever handled! r The name "Samuel Shoemaker" is on the spine. We doubt if the beautiful full binding and accompanying gold decoration, on the above book, could be duplicated for $100. today. 132 Thomas Cleneay coll., Dec. 9-13, 1890, 2,777 lots, 104 pps.; Richard B. Winsor coll., Dec. 16-17, 1895, 1,353 lots, 87 pps. Both S. H. & H. Chapman. Han

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 143

    1/8/2010

    Highlight: Cleneayt 756); A- Mark 1972 (p. 10); Promised- Lands 1974 (Lot 193); Alt- man-Haffner 1975 (Lot 620); December 1979 (Lot 2); Klee- berg 1992 (No. 4). Weight of 70.5 grains. This coin is mis- attributed as Noe 3-A in Prom- ised Lands & Altman-Haffner by Breen, followed by Stack’s December sale and Kleeberg. Kleeberg incorrectly gave the provenance as the Lasser col- lection. Provenance extended to Cleneay, Bullowa, and A-Mark from plate matching. Ex Thomas Cleneay: unidentified Inter- mediates: now in the S. Martin collection.

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 143

    1/8/2010

    Highlight: Many items from the Cleneay sale. Bushnell 1882: S. H. & H. Chapman. Catalogue of the Celebrated and Valuable Collection of American Coins and Medals of the Late Charles I. Bushnell. Philadelphia, June 20-24, 1882. 142 pp., 3000 lots, 12 plates. Carlson 1985: Stephen P. Carlson. Joseph Jenks: Colonial Toolmaker and Inventor. Eastern Fort Washington, PA: National Park and Monument Association, 1985. Central States 1957: James Kelly. Central States Convention Auction. St. Louis, April 26th- 28th, 1957. 76 pp., 2818 lots. Century 1884: Edward Eggleston. "Commerce in the Colonies,” Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine Vol. VI, No. 2, June 1884: 245. Chaloner 1895: S. H. & H. Chapman. ... and the Collection of Coins of the United States and Canada, of Mr. E.J.M. Chaloner, of England.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 25, No. 6(147)

    15/11/1991

    Highlight: N5 63 63 Cleneay 279-JAB 60+ PF Garrett 160-BUR 60B 60B Mougey 161-Bement 359-ANA '76:378-EAC '89:299-DL 60B 60B Harmer Rooke 8/87:41-HH 413-WD 60 PF Morgenthau 6/42: 351-AD 677-TAD 101-N. Pullen PF Sternberg 1644-REN 65 Smithsonian PF Wetmore 631 PF Morgan 233 PFB Winsor 931-Mackenzie 675-Elaisberg PF Hall-Pierce-Kagin 4/67 : 1400-Kagin 7/71:58 PF French 488-TJC PF Kagin 6/47 : 600-Kelly 4/57:163 PF Cleneay Winsor 932-Steigerwalt not proof Landau 139-Schwartz 608-GR 1829 N8 PF? French 490-BMM 1830 N1 64 65 Sargent 581-B 77- Morgenthau 10/39 :623-FS 230-REN 1830 N10 64 67 Norweb 2906-DL 60+ 63 Cleneay 1874-Mougey

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    NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: APRIL 12, 2015

    04/12/2015

    Highlight: see: THE FRANKLIN MINT AFTERMARKET (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n14a07.html) Query: Who Bought Cleneay 1797 Half Dollar? Dave Stone of Heritage Auctions writes: I need help from the readers to determine if Byron Reed purchased the Mint State 1797 half dollar in lot 1104 of the Thomas Cleneay Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 12/1890). The Cleneay plates show some similarities and some differences when compared to the Reed plates, so I am hoping someone has a named sale that could definitively answer this question. Thanks for any help you can give me. Correction: Washington University in St. Louis In the video interview I gave in Baltimore about the Newman Numismatic Portal project, I slipped up on the name of Washington University in St. Louis, starting my reference incorrectly with

    More on the Franklin Mint Aftermarket Brad Karoleff writes: As far as Franklin Mint items that sell

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 143

    1/8/2010

    Highlight: Cleneayt 756); A- Mark 1972 (p. 10); Promised- Lands 1974 (Lot 193); Alt- man-Haffner 1975 (Lot 620); December 1979 (Lot 2); Klee- berg 1992 (No. 4). Weight of 70.5 grains. This coin is mis- attributed as Noe 3-A in Prom- ised Lands & Altman-Haffner by Breen, followed by Stack’s December sale and Kleeberg. Kleeberg incorrectly gave the provenance as the Lasser col- lection. Provenance extended to Cleneay, Bullowa, and A-Mark from plate matching. Ex Thomas Cleneay: unidentified Inter- mediates: now in the S. Martin collection.

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 143

    1/8/2010

    Highlight: Many items from the Cleneay sale. Bushnell 1882: S. H. & H. Chapman. Catalogue of the Celebrated and Valuable Collection of American Coins and Medals of the Late Charles I. Bushnell. Philadelphia, June 20-24, 1882. 142 pp., 3000 lots, 12 plates. Carlson 1985: Stephen P. Carlson. Joseph Jenks: Colonial Toolmaker and Inventor. Eastern Fort Washington, PA: National Park and Monument Association, 1985. Central States 1957: James Kelly. Central States Convention Auction. St. Louis, April 26th- 28th, 1957. 76 pp., 2818 lots. Century 1884: Edward Eggleston. "Commerce in the Colonies,” Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine Vol. VI, No. 2, June 1884: 245. Chaloner 1895: S. H. & H. Chapman. ... and the Collection of Coins of the United States and Canada, of Mr. E.J.M. Chaloner, of England.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 25, No. 6(147)

    15/11/1991

    Highlight: N5 63 63 Cleneay 279-JAB 60+ PF Garrett 160-BUR 60B 60B Mougey 161-Bement 359-ANA '76:378-EAC '89:299-DL 60B 60B Harmer Rooke 8/87:41-HH 413-WD 60 PF Morgenthau 6/42: 351-AD 677-TAD 101-N. Pullen PF Sternberg 1644-REN 65 Smithsonian PF Wetmore 631 PF Morgan 233 PFB Winsor 931-Mackenzie 675-Elaisberg PF Hall-Pierce-Kagin 4/67 : 1400-Kagin 7/71:58 PF French 488-TJC PF Kagin 6/47 : 600-Kelly 4/57:163 PF Cleneay Winsor 932-Steigerwalt not proof Landau 139-Schwartz 608-GR 1829 N8 PF? French 490-BMM 1830 N1 64 65 Sargent 581-B 77- Morgenthau 10/39 :623-FS 230-REN 1830 N10 64 67 Norweb 2906-DL 60+ 63 Cleneay 1874-Mougey

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    Sale of the Collection of Rare Coins, Medals, Etc. of the late Peter Mougey, Esq.

    Highlight: Cleneay Sale, Lot No. 1835. Plate. 88 1813. From the same die. Bold impression. Uncirculated, a dark olive. Very rare. Plate. 89 1813. From a dilferent die than preceding. The figure 3 is smaller. On the reverse, the letter “S” in “States” is to the left of berry immediately in center at top of wreath. Un- circulated, a steel color. V ery rare. Plate. 90 1814. Plain 4, without crosslet. Eemarkably bold impres- sion and perfectly centered. Uncirculated, with traces of red, turning to a beautiful steel color. A gem! Very rare. Disney Collection. “The finest known”. Plate. 91 1814. Plain 4, without crosslet. Same variety as last. Equal- ly bold and choice impression, about as desirable as last., Plate. 92 1814. The 4 with crosslet. Magnificent bold impression, ev- ery star full. Uncirculated,

    Ex. George F. Kolbe, 10/6/2001, lot 485. Thomas Elder's account record, priced and named.

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    The James Ten Eyck Numismatic Collection of Rare Coins and Medals of the World

    Highlight: In original box from Cleneay collection. Extremely rare and valuable so choice. Plate. 277 1847 New Orleans mint. Fine. Scarce. 278 1848 Light scratch on obverse. Very fine, sharp. 279 1849 Practically uncirculated, with brilliant mint luster. Very scarce so choice. 280 1850 New Orleans mint. Another gem from the Cleneay col- lection. Yellow gold, unusual bold impression, with fine bright frosty mint surface. A magnificient coin and of great rarity so choice. In original box from the Cleneay sale. Plate. 281 1851 Extremely fine, some mint luster. 282 1852 New Orleans mint. Extremely fine, considerable mint luster. 283 1853 New Orleans mint. Very fine. Rare. 284 1854 San Francisco Mint. Large S over space between N and D. Strictly fine. Very scarce. 285 1855 New Orleans Mint. Fine to very

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    Catalog of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins Formed by William Cutler Atwater

    Highlight: THOMAS CLENEAY The only information regarding this collector is what was published in the catalog of the sale of his collection which was sold by S. H. and H. Chapman in December, 1890. In the preface, I find that, in the words of the catalogers, "this collection is one of the earliest and most important formed in the country, and is the result of some fifty years collecting by the late Thomas Cleneayed citizen. His aim was to secure specimens of all the U. S. series either proof or uncirculated condition." (The superb 1793 Liberty cap cent in the Atwater Collection originally came from the Cleneay Sale. See lot No. 14.) WILLIAM FORRESTER DUNHAM Born at Barnard, Vermont,

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    CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF COINS OF THE UNITED STATES FORMED BY JOHN G. MILLS, ESQ., OF ALBANY, NEW YORK.

    Highlight: • p Cleneay ('ollection, 257. f d> Cleft in edge over first S. Crosby Rev. D. Rare. /) c EvtMily si nick, complete 1). Very rare state. Ac- S ft // .-M? CX'-^'^yc- (C* 4 ( > V 26 27 28 > 4 O 7 iuj ^ t / 4 o / 17»^1652 Shilling, lilxtremely fine. Evenlv struck. Verv rare. 18 1652 Sixpence. Very fine. Crosby 1«. Rev. D. Rare 19 1652 Sixpence. Very fine. Ule.x (k)lleetion. ^ ^ 20 1652 Sixpence. Extremely line impression. Crosby 19. Rev. 21 1652 Sixpence. Fine tree with two shrubs. Extremely ^ fine, and the finest sixpence we ever saw, being evenly and sharply struck in every part, with i>erfect beading all around, which is very unusual. On rev. in field it shows that it has been struck over a shilling, for the XII are visible. Uniipie variety and probably the finest oak tree sixpence known.

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    CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF COINS OF THE UNITED STATES FORMED BY JOHN G. MILLS, ESQ., OF ALBANY, NEW YORK.

    Highlight: Cleneay lustre. / Ji-S44 j, (oi) 845 / '^~c846 /'So 847 /, / o 848 / . f c 849 /./c 850 /./c 851 j3 / ts 852 y.,c8o3 /./o854 /. 855 /.^856 857 /. / ^ 858 /,/ o859 — 860 y. is/o861 /• 862 /• 863 /• >c864 /. 6o865 y. >^866 1817 Over 13. Extremely fine. Sharp impression. Scarce. Cleneay Coll. 1817 IVitli center dot under ear. Uncirculated. Sharp impression. Mint lustre. P. C. 901. 1817 Uncirculated. Sharp. Mint lustre. P. C. 900. 1817 Uncirculated. Sharp imi)ression. Die cracked over head. 1817 Another different die. Uncirculated. Sharp im- ’ pression. Mint lustre. / S s 1817 Wid

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    CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF COINS OF THE UNITED STATES FORMED BY JOHN G. MILLS, ESQ., OF ALBANY, NEW YORK.

    Highlight: From Cleneay Coll. 1332. Plate X. I wy. jj-^ 995 1822 Brilliant proof. Sharp; beautiful impression. Ex- . cegsively rare. Cleneayare.^j-ij.C,^ 1824 Over 22. Uncirculated. Sharp. Mint lustre. Rare, and extremely rare in this state. (Jleneay Coll. 1335. Plate X. /d? ^ 1825 Over 1823. Uncirculated. Sharp. Mint lustre. / 5 I^OTE. — No quarters were struck in 1826. s 1827 Over 3. Brilliant proof. Original. Of excessive rarity, probably not more than five known. Cleneay Coll, f 1339. Plate X./ X i~a^^ 3 ^ -1000 1828 Proof. Beautiful specimen. C. 0. 134o: ''"Plate X. ]^OTE. — No quarter dollars were issued between 1828-1831. 1831 Uncirculated. R. Small letters. Uncirculated. R. Large letters. Uncirculated. R. Large letters. Slightest abrasion.

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

    Highlight: Brent Pogue Collection Part I — Quarter Dollars Finest Proof 1821 B-5 Quarter in Private Hands Only 1821 Quarter Certified as Proof by PCGS Provenance to Cleneay, Mills, Earle, and Eliasberg Lot 1066. 1821 Bfowning-5. Rarity-8 as a Proof. Proof-67 (PCGS). ^Vroof. Sharp. Excessively rare state. ” — Henry Chapman, 1 904 This is the finest known 1821 Proof quarter, and the finest known example of the date in any finish. A triumph of the coiner’s art, even more spectacularly mirrored than the 1820 Proof above. Painterly touches of bright blue and violet embrace the centers of iridescent gold, rich enough to cover the fields completely but delicate enough to let the brilliance of silver shine through. The strike surpasses excellence, finely presenting every design element, though star 7 lacks a

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

    Highlight: Cleneaynotes he saw “one other authentic Proof, over 20 years ago {i.e. 20 years before his original 1976 manuscript), but its present ownership is not now known to me.” The other coin Breen recalls may well be the Mint Cabinet piece; Breen studied the coins of the National Numismatic Collection under the mentorship of Stuart Mosher in the early 1950s. Breen’s adoption of a provenance to the 1890 Cleneay sale was picked up in the Pittman sale, but Cleneay: 1352, while described as Proof, was neither plated nor attributed as to variety. In any event, this is the finest known 1837 quarter dollar. Tied with the next lot as the only two MS-67 examples ever certified by PCGS, its technical merits are easy to see and its credentials as a Proof stand in bold contrast to the frosty gem

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

    Highlight: Thomas Cleneay Collection, by sale; Thomas Cleneay estate, October 1887; S.H. and Henry Chapman’s sale of the Thomas Cleneay Collection, December 1890, lot 1860; fohn G. Mills Collection; S.H. and Henry Chapman’s sale of the fohn G. Mills Collection, April 1904, lot 1308; Major William B.Wetmore Collection; S.H. and Henry Chapman’s sale of the Major William B. Wetmore Collection, fune 1906, lot 616; Dr. Henry W Beckwith Collection; S.H. Chapman’s sale of the Dr. Henry W Beckwith Collection, April 1923, lot 62; Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection; f.C. Morgenthau and Co.’s sale of the Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection, Part II, May 1945, lot 556; Floyd T. Starr Collection, by sale, en bloc. May 1945; Floyd T. Starr Estate, 1971; Stack’s sale of the Floyd T. Starr Collection, fune 1984, lot 161;

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    The Twin Leaf Collection of United States Large Cents

    Highlight: The Beckwith catalog provides the Cleneay and Mougey history, and the Cleneay catalog identifies the previous source as none other than collector and dealer Edward Cogan. Cogan has been referred to by some as the father of American Numismatics for the influence of his first sale, in 1858, of duplicates from his own collection of large cents, which happened to contain an 1834 that sold for 33 cents. He published a catalog of the sale with a price list in 1863. This said, his “fatherly” status is probably due more to his own efforts of self-promotion than his sale, but he cant be faulted for making use of a good business opportunity. Today, there are as many as six Proof impressions of the Newcomb-3 confirmed by Denis Loring including the King of Siam coin. That one will likely remain with

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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

    Highlight: Provenance: Thomas Cleneay Collection, before 1887;Thomas Cleneay estate; S. Hudson and Henry Chapman’s sale of the Thomas Cleneay Collection, December 1890, lot 1796; John G. Mills Collection; S. Hudson and Henry Chapman’s sale of the John G. Mills Collection, April 1904, lot 1229; George H. Earle, Jr. Collection; Henry Chapman’s sale of the George H. Earle, Jr. Collection, June 1912, lot 3351; Carl Wurtzbach Collection, via S.H. Chapman; Virgil Brand Collection, from Wurtzbach, en bloc, by sale. May 25, 1919; Horace and Armin Brand, by descent, June 1926; Armin W Brand, by court order, 1937; Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company), by consignment, February 1941; Arthur C. Fritz, by sale, March 1944; Rudolph Kohl Collection, offered in a 1952 Federal Coin Exchange fixed price

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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

    Highlight: dating back to Thomas Cleneay’s collection, largely formed in the 1860s and 1870s, sold after his death in 1887. A tiny flaw near the left-pointing tip of star 13 is readily matched to the Cleneay plate and the image in the 1912 George H. Earle, Jr. sale. Walter Breen unhesitatingly identified the Cleneay coin as the piece that was later in the Howard R. Newcomb Collection, sold as lot 556 in the February 1945 J.C. Morgenthau & Co. sale that also included Newcomb’s legendary early date large cents. Though the Newcomb sale was sparsely cataloged by the partnership of Wayte Raymond and James Macallister and the 1833 Proof dime lot was unplated, Breen was probably correct. Newcomb displayed his Proof 1833 dime at the 1914 American Numismatic Society exhibition, late enough to have acquired it

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    The Oliver Jung Collection

    Highlight: and Cleneayn the hushed tones re- served for numismatic royalty. The second finest known is the Parmelce- Pearl specimen, which also resided at one time in the Naftzger Collection and was the plate coin in the Noyes text. PCGS Population: 1 ; none finer within designation. A storied provenance: From W. Elliot Woodward’s 5th sale, Octo- ber 1864, Lot 603; Joseph Zanoni to fellow Cincinnatian Thomas Cleneay privately; S.H. and Henry Chapman’s sale of the Thomas Cleneay

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    NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: APRIL 12, 2015

    04/12/2015

    Highlight: see:
    THE FRANKLIN MINT AFTERMARKET (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n14a07.html)

    Query: Who Bought Cleneay 1797 Half Dollar?
    Dave Stone of Heritage Auctions writes:

    I need help from the readers to determine if Byron Reed purchased the Mint State 1797 half dollar in lot 1104 of the Thomas Cleneay Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 12/1890). The Cleneay plates show some similarities and some differences when compared to the Reed plates, so I am hoping someone has a named sale that could definitively answer this question. Thanks for any help you can give me.

    Correction: Washington University in St. Louis
    In the video interview I gave in

    More on the Franklin Mint Aftermarket
    Brad Karoleff writes:

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    The Asylum, Summer 1984

    1/7/1984

    Highlight: $ 25.00 Thomas Cleneay-Dec. 9-13, 1890 Plate 8, Chains through 1800 Large cents . . $ 35.00 Richard B. Winsor-Dec . 16, 1895 Plate 9, 1813 through 1845 Large cents ... $ Plate 10, 1793 through 1852 Half cents ... $ Matthew Stickney-June 25-29, 1907 Plate Plate Plate Plate Plate Plate Plate 2, Colonial coins $ 3, Colonial coins $ 5, Patterns $ 6, Patterns $ Chains through 1803 Large cents. . $ 35.00 35.00 30.00 30.00 30.00 30.00 40.00 25.00 20.00 14 19, U.S., Pioneer gold; anc, for. coins$ 20, Foreign coins & Liber tas Americana $ Rev. Stanislaus Siedlecki-Apr il 22, 1911 Plates 1, 2, & 3. Complete set of plates for this scarce sale. Two heavy folds on lower inch and a half of plate 3 $400.00 (These plates are ideal for framing, or they might be tipped into an unplated catalog.) COMPLETE

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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 1-5

    1/5/1866

    Highlight: Cleneay reminiscences. I think that I could give a few myself: as of when I took a Washington Cent of 1791 for a one cent pencil ; and a gold guinea for two cents; and, again, an uncirculated Pine Tree Shilling for fifty cents, for which I got $10. I am pleased to see that you intend to make photographs of some of your rarest cards. You must have some, of which I never heard ’’. Finally, from Mr. Cleneay of the same city, we are enabled to communicate the following interesting remarks on the “ Copperhead ” series of the West. “ In answer to your inquiry about my store-cards of the Copperhead variety, and whether I would exchange Silver or Nickel duplicates for other rare pieces, as you are ‘ running on those metals ’ : The fact is I have paid very little attention

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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 1-5

    1/5/1866

    Highlight: Cleneay, Winsor, Cohen and Seavey I feel greatly indebted for the loan of their fine cents for photographing. To Messrs. Crosby, Betts, Cleneay and Gschwend I am obliged for their very great assistance. Each of them was untir- ing in his efforts to render me all the aid possible. To Mr. Crosby in particular I owe my thanks for pointing out to me many varieties, detecting counterfeits, procuring me very rare and valuable varieties and specimens, and also for furnishing me with a minute description of all the varieties, which is to accompany the photographs. Mr. Heman Ely, Elyria, Ohio, very generously had all his ’93s photographed, and sent us copies, which I can state contained some excellent specimens. Mr. Ed. Groh, of this city, has a peculiar ’93 Liberty Cap, on which the word “ Liberty

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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 1-5

    1/5/1866

    Highlight: Thomas Cleneay, Cincin., O. (obv. 5). This is a superior piece. 6. Richard B. Winsor, Providence, R. I. D. “ “ 7. Mortimer L. Mackenzie (its rev. is F). ! E. S. S. Crosby, Boston, Mass, j F. Col. M. I. Cohen. 8. Geo. F. Seavey. I G. S. S. Crosby, Boston. 9. L. Bayard Smith, N. Y. (from the Mickley sale, at $28). H. M. L. Mackenzie. 10. L. Bayard Smith (from the Mickley sale, at $55). 11. Richard B. Winsor, Providence, R. I. (from the Mickley sale, at | $ 37 - 5°)- This probably is the finest “broken die Lib. cap” cent in the country. | 12. S. S. Crosby (rev. K). J. M. L. Mackenzie. I K. S. S. Crosby. Notes.— No. 2. A plain edge specimen of this piece is in the possession of Mr. Ben. Betts, Brooklyn, N. Y. No. 7, with rev. F. A plain edge of this variety is in the cabinet of Dr. Augustine

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