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    Gobrecht Journal #89

    15/3/2004

    Highlight: 1 985-2002 by Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low 31 7. Let's be More Objective About Coin Grading by Weimar White 31 8. A Look at the Queller Family Collection of Seated Half Dollars by Darrell Low 27 9. A Profile of the 1 859-S Seated Dollar by Weimar White 23 1 0. A Survey of Liberty Seated Auction Sales, 1 985-2002: Quarters and Half Dollars by Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Lows from the Benson Collection by Michael Atkins 1 2. A Mysterious 1 844 Seated Dollar by Gerald Kochel 1 3. A Survey of Liberty Seated Auction Sales, 1 985-2002: Seated Dollars by Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low 1 4. The Parallel World of Liberty Seated Patterns by Rick Kay 50

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    Gobrecht Journal #89

    15/3/2004

    Highlight: 1 985-2002 by Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low 31 7. Let's be More Objective About Coin Grading by Weimar White 31 8. A Look at the Queller Family Collection of Seated Half Dollars by Darrell Low 27 9. A Profile of the 1 859-S Seated Dollar by Weimar White 23 1 0. A Survey of Liberty Seated Auction Sales, 1 985-2002: Quarters and Half Dollars by Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Lows from the Benson Collection by Michael Atkins 1 2. A Mysterious 1 844 Seated Dollar by Gerald Kochel 1 3. A Survey of Liberty Seated Auction Sales, 1 985-2002: Seated Dollars by Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low 1 4. The Parallel World of Liberty Seated Patterns by Rick Kay 50

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 8, no. 9

    1/9/2012

    Highlight: Darrell Low, Len Augsburger, Dick Osburn, Harry Salyards, and Richard Shimkus stop- ping by at separate times or simply hanging and re- viewing their latest purchases. Darrell Low provided considerable insight about a recent CAC review process for his Liberty Seated quarter and dime col- lection. His learnings and new found insight are worthy of a separate Gobrecht Journal or E- Gobrecht article. Our LSCC annual meeting was well attended and I’m sure Bill Bugert will include numerous pic- tures in this E-Gobrecht issue. Congratulations are extended to Brian Greer on his selection as the 2012 Hall of Fame inductee. Brian contributions to the hobby and his personal integrity are a model for all LSCC members. Late August and September LSCC Regional Meeting Events Central regional director

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 8, no. 9

    1/9/2012

    Highlight: Darrell Low, Len Augsburger, Dick Osburn, Harry Salyards, and Richard Shimkus stop- ping by at separate times or simply hanging and re- viewing their latest purchases. Darrell Low provided considerable insight about a recent CAC review process for his Liberty Seated quarter and dime col- lection. His learnings and new found insight are worthy of a separate Gobrecht Journal or E- Gobrecht article. Our LSCC annual meeting was well attended and I’m sure Bill Bugert will include numerous pic- tures in this E-Gobrecht issue. Congratulations are extended to Brian Greer on his selection as the 2012 Hall of Fame inductee. Brian contributions to the hobby and his personal integrity are a model for all LSCC members. Late August and September LSCC Regional Meeting Events Central regional director

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 2, no. 8

    1/8/2006

    Highlight: Darrell Low, and the subscribers who corresponded with me. Relevant Trivia. Did you know that Christian Gobrecht served as a Private with the 1st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers during the War of 1812? Source: The Charles Gobrecht Darrach (Christian Gobrecht’ s grandson) paper file on Christian Gobrecht archived in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Availability of past issues. Through the generosity of Gerry Fortin, the previous issues of the E- Gobrecht are readily accessible on his seated dime website at http://www.seateddimevarieties.eom/LSCC.htm. Please consider submitting something for print . Features in this issue ==> Question of Month. ==> Auction News by Jim Gray. ==> A Review of the latest Gobrecht Journal, Issue #96 by Len Augsburger. ==> LSCC Regional Meeting at the July

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 2, no. 8

    1/8/2006

    Highlight: Darrell Low: In regards to your June question on the 100-point grading system, I am strongly opposed to it. It is hard enough dealing with 10 grades of Uncirculated, four grades of AU, and two grades of everything else. Going to a 100-point system will perhaps create 15 grades of Uncirculated, more different grades of AU, and everything else that will make it even more confusing for every collector. Bill Bugert: As an engineer, I learned in school that there is always room to improve everything. I quickly learned in both military and corporate careers that this belief is idealistic. Better is usually the enemy of good enough. Improvements can and do cost time, money, and the improved “item” usually suffers (in performance, capability, meeting requirements, etc.). In this instance, “if it

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 2, no. 8

    1/8/2006

    Highlight: Darrell Low, and the subscribers who corresponded with me. Relevant Trivia. Did you know that Christian Gobrecht served as a Private with the 1st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers during the War of 1812? Source: The Charles Gobrecht Darrach (Christian Gobrecht’ s grandson) paper file on Christian Gobrecht archived in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Availability of past issues. Through the generosity of Gerry Fortin, the previous issues of the E- Gobrecht are readily accessible on his seated dime website at http://www.seateddimevarieties.eom/LSCC.htm. Please consider submitting something for print . Features in this issue ==> Question of Month. ==> Auction News by Jim Gray. ==> A Review of the latest Gobrecht Journal, Issue #96 by Len Augsburger. ==> LSCC Regional Meeting at the July

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 2, no. 8

    1/8/2006

    Highlight: Darrell Low: In regards to your June question on the 100-point grading system, I am strongly opposed to it. It is hard enough dealing with 10 grades of Uncirculated, four grades of AU, and two grades of everything else. Going to a 100-point system will perhaps create 15 grades of Uncirculated, more different grades of AU, and everything else that will make it even more confusing for every collector. Bill Bugert: As an engineer, I learned in school that there is always room to improve everything. I quickly learned in both military and corporate careers that this belief is idealistic. Better is usually the enemy of good enough. Improvements can and do cost time, money, and the improved “item” usually suffers (in performance, capability, meeting requirements, etc.). In this instance, “if it

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    Gobrecht Journal #86

    15/3/2003

    Highlight: 86 CONTENTS A LOOK AT THE QUELLER FAMILY COLLECTION OF SEATED HALF DOLLARS by Darrell Low 7 LET'S BE MORE OBJECTIVE ABOUT COIN GRADING by Weimar W. White 18 SILVER CHANGE IN 1853 19 THE NEW ORLEANS MINT MUSEUM EXHIBIT 21 THE PARALLEL WORLD OF LIBERTY SEATED PATTERNS by Rick Kay 22 A MYSTERIOUS 1844 SEATED DOLLAR by Gerald L. Kochel 27 A SURVEY OF LIBERTY SEATED AUCTION SALES, 1985-2002 QUARTERS AND HALF DOLLARS by Leonard Augsburger & Darrell Low 28 BOOK ON OVERMINTMARKS AND REPUNCHED MINTMARKS PLANNED 52 LSCC SPRING REGIONAL MEETING 52 2

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    Gobrecht Journal #113

    15/3/2012

    Highlight: the Seated quarter survey by Darrell Low, the Top 25 Seated quarter variety set described and illustrated by Greg Johnson, the Seated dime survey by Paul Bradley and the Seated half dime survey by Stephen Grain. All of these works and the many books by authors Al BIythe, Brian Greer, Larry Briggs, David Bowers, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert add up to a wealth of information on all series of Liberty Seated coinage. In Volume One of his reference book Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, A Complete Encyclopedia, 0. David Bowers states in his description of the 1861 Liberty Seated dollar: Rarity is the order of the day Business strikes in all degrees are very elusive. Catalogue valuations do not at all reflect the true rarity of this coin. This quote leads me to the point of thi

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    Gobrecht Journal #89

    15/3/2004

    Highlight: McCloskey Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low presented an extensive study of auction appearances for Liberty Seated coinage in Issues #85 to #88 of the journal. I believe that this study contains a lot of valuable information for collectors because it provides a summary of important Seated collections and identifies many of the finest known examples of Seated coinage. However I feel that these records contain additional information on Seated coinage that could be very helpful to collectors in evaluating future purchases. This article has therefore been prepared to demonstrate the type of analysis that can be performed on specialized segments of these auction records. The auction records for 1 09 sets of Seated dollars were published last summer in Issue #87 of the journal. In November 2003

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 2, no. 8

    1/8/2006

    Highlight: => LSCC Regional Meeting at the July Baltimore show_by Darrell Low. The first LSCC regional meeting at the Baltimore, MD eoin show was held on Friday morning, July 14, 2006. Thirteen people attended the inaugural meeting. Leonard Augsburger ehaired the meeting that lasted the full hour. Well- known Seated speeialists, Brian Greer and Randy Wiley, were among the guests. After member introduetions, Leonard Augsburger spoke about a Massaehusetts Meehanies Assoeiation medal that was attributed to Christian Gobreeht. This partieular medal was passed around the room for the enjoyment of the guests. Conversation then moved towards some of the upeoming artieles in the Gobrecht Journal. The

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 5, no. 8

    1/8/2009

    Highlight: Darrell Low, and Rusty Goe. Many LSCC members also belong to the C40A for the coinage commonality between Liberty Seated coinage and Carson City coinage. This event has been well advertised, should be well attended, and will be of interest to all LSCC members. Visitors are welcome, please try to attend. • Seated Dealer Tables. Your favorite dealers will have tables including (that I know of): Dr. Eugene Bruder, Numismatist Julian Leidman New Orleans Rare Coins (Lynn Ourso) Dick Osburn Rare Coins Rich Uhrich Coins and many others with Liberty Seated coinage.

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 7, no. 12

    1/12/2011

    Highlight: Darrell Low, Steve Petty, Steve Crain, and John Krypto79 were extremely memorable for com- panionship and the constant exchange and view- ing of wonderful Liberty Seated coins. Though not part of the display activities. Regional Direc- tors Craig Eberhart and Dennis Fortier traveled long distances to attend SeatedFest and share in the event. Greg Johnson and Robert DeBold also attended with special attention to Liberty Seated quarter varieties and proofs. The club owes a huge thank you to Len Augsburger for proposing the SeatedFest concept, the planning with Whitman Baltimore staff and managing the numerous details including renting a large safe for worry free storage of our display collections. SeatedFest is a statement of what is possible when club leadership decides to organizes a sig-

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    Gobrecht Journal #87

    15/7/2003

    Highlight: 0 TO 1853 NO ARROWS QUARTERS OF THE PHILADELPHIA MINT by Ken Cable-Camilleis 17 UNPRECEDENTED DOUBLED DIE ERROR DISCOVERED 29 MY FORTUNATE PURCHASE OF AN 1854 DOLLAR 32 INFORMATION NEEDED ON THE 1838 JUDD-82 PATTERN HALF DOLLAR 33 THE NEW ORLEANS MINT MUSEUM COLLECTION 34 TOPICS FOR FUTURE ARTICLES 35 A SURVEY OF LIBERTY SEATED AUCTION SALES, 1985-2002 SEATED DOLLARS by Leonard Augsburger & Darrell Low •• 36 LSCC ANNUAL MEETING 52 2

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    Gobrecht Journal #87

    15/7/2003

    Highlight: 1985-2002 Seated Dollars by Leonard Augsburger & Darrell Low This article is a continuation of our listing of auction records for Seated coinage that first appeared in Issue #85 of the journal. This segment will contain the auction records for Seated dollars. The same general procedures that were defined for the previous listings will be used in this article. As before, we have defined "completion" to include all of the business strike date and mintmark combinations that a collector would reasonably expect to obtain for this denomination. For example, a Seated dollar set would include an 1851 coin but it would not include an 1870-S coin. Business strike varieties, super rarities and proof only coins have been combined to form a secondary completion statistic. The notable sales for each

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    Gobrecht Journal #91

    15/11/2004

    Highlight: 91~ CONTENTS RIDDELL'S PLAN FOR THE MELTING ROOM AT THE NEW ORLEANS MINT by Greg Lambousy 3 LSCC REGIONAL MEETING AT FUN CONVENTION 8 A RARITY ANALYSIS FOR THE 1876-CC DDR TRADE DOLLAR by Joe Kirchgessner 11 CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF RARITY FOR SEATED COINAGE by Darrell Low 15 RESULTS OF SEATED DOLLAR SURVEY 22 REVIEW OF WHITE BOOK ON COIN CHEMISTRY 23 NEW ORLEANS MINT MUSEUM EXHIBIT 23 RESULTS OF THE LIBERTY SEATED HALF DOLLAR CENSUS by Bill Bugert 25 THE LSCC EMAIL NEWSLETTER: THE E-GOBRECHT 36 ON THE COVER 36 AN ANALYSIS FOR NO MOTTO SAN FRANCISCO QUARTERS by John W. McCloskey 37 NUMISMATIC THEATRE PRESENTATION ON SEATED COINAGE 49 REPORT ON 31 ST ANNUAL MEETING 50 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 51 TREASURER'S REPORT 2003-2004 52 2

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    Gobrecht Journal #91

    15/11/2004

    Highlight: Changing Perceptions of Rarity for Seated Coinage by Darrell Low While cleaning out a storage space for old books and other materials, I came across a numismatic periodical from the early 1970s listing the value of Seated coinage for that era. I soon began to wonder how the perception of rarity had changed for business strike coins over the past 40 years. To study this question I ranked the dates of each Seated denomination by value for three equally spaced eras using the evaluations in "A Guide Book of United States Coins" by R.S. Yeoman for the years 1959, 1981 and 2002. 1 was also interested in rarity perceptions by grade. I therefore ranked the top 1 5 dates by value in both circulated and Uncirculated condition for all denominations from half dimes to dollars, but I only ranked the to

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    Gobrecht Journal #91

    15/11/2004

    Highlight: Among the 32 theatre sessions atthe 2004 Pittsburgh convention was a presentation entitled "The Beauty and History of Liberty Seated Coinage" by club members Len Augsburger and Darrell Low. The two presenters spoke on various aspects of Seated coinage, beginning with a biographical portrait of Christian Gobrecht that included his contributions to the engraving of medals, patterns and regular issue United States coinage. A chronologi- cal approach to the Seated series was then taken, highlighting the impact that economic policies and historical events had on Seated coinage. Occasionally the historical narrative was supplemented with a discussion of numismatic topics such as the New Orleans hoard of early 1840s Seated coinage and the famous hoard of 1 844 dimes. A pattern issue, the 1 854

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    Gobrecht Journal #92

    15/3/2005

    Highlight: All of these sets were complete as defined by Len Augsburger and Darrell Low in articles published in Issues 85, 86 and 87 of the journal. The average grade for the half dime set was MS-60 while the average grade for the dimes, half dollars and dollars was close to AU-58. As expected, the quarters had the lowest average grade at slightly less than AU-55. The best quality sets were the half dollars and dollars with all coins grading AU or finer. By far the most difficult set to complete was the quarters. Collectors talk about certain New Orleans coins or Carson City coins being the keys to a high grade quarter collection, but it is the San Francisco coins that are the stoppers, particularly the 1 860-S and 1 861 -S dates. I doubt that I could ever duplicate the quarter set no matter how lon

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    Gobrecht Journal #92

    15/3/2005

    Highlight: Trade Dollars by Leonard Augsburger & Darrell Low 30 8. Warrant Listing 1870-S Seated Quarter Discovered by Richard Kelly & Nancy Oliver 30 9. Have You Checked the Value of Your Collection Lately? by Bill Bugert 10. The Legend Business Strike Trade Dollar Collection by Joe Kirchgessner 1 1 . Toning: Tarnish that Masks Reality by David J. Locker 12. An Award Winning Exhibit of Liberty Seated Dollars by William Cowburn Jr 13. What are the 100 Greatest U.S. Coins? by Robert A. Izydore 14. Undertypes of 1851 Proof Restrike Seated Dollars by Frank Van Valen 50

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 3, no. 8

    1/8/2007

    Highlight: LSCC members Len Augsburger and Darrell Low are presenting a talk entitled “Liberty Seated Coinage: A Collector’s Overview” at the ANA Convention on Friday, August 10, 2007, 10 AM. Please try to attend and support Fen and Darrell. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the LSCC officers for the upcoming year’s term. A ballot was included with the latest issue of the Gobrecht Journal. Take a few moments and send it to John McCloskey by the August 15* due date. Results will be announced in mid-September. We have 1 1 new subscribers this past month, some resulting from the press we received in the latest issue of The Numismatist. Every month I seem to get rejected emails - if you change your email address, be sure to let me know so I can update my private email address listing and you can continu

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 3, no. 8

    1/8/2007

    Highlight: - “Liberty Seated Coinage: A Collector’s Overview” by Len Augsburger and Darrell Low - ANA Convention, Friday, August 10, 2007, 10 AM. - Ballots due for the next term of LSCC officers - to John McCloskey by August 15. - Dues notice and ballot for The Gobrecht Journal Award - September 2007. - LSCC officers’ election results announced - Mid -September. - 100th Issue of the Gobrecht Journal - November 2007. - LSCC Seated Dollar census - 2008. - LSCC Trade Dollar census - 2009. Information, input, comments, criticisms, or suggestions for improvements to this E- Gobrecht are actively solicited from anyone and may be sent to wb8cpv@arrl.net or by writing or calling: Bill Bugert Editor, E -Gobrecht P.O. Box 3761 Gettysburg, PA 17325-6927 (717) 337-0229 To be added or removed from the E-Gobrecht

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    Gobrecht Journal #93

    15/7/2005

    Highlight: 1842 Small Date Quarter In Proof-66 from Richmond Collection Numismatic Theatre Presentation on Seated Coinage Club members Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low will give a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the 2005 ANA Convention in San Francisco. Their presenta- tion will provide historical information on the beautiful Seated coinage from the western branch mints in San Francisco and Carson City. It has been scheduled for 1 1 AM on Friday July 29'^ at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. The room location forthe presentation will be announced in the convention program! The Editor 11

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    Gobrecht Journal #90

    15/7/2004

    Highlight: coo Numismatic Theatre Presentation on Seated Coinage Club members Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low will give a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the ANA Convention in Pittsburgh during August 2004. The title of their presentation is "The History and Beauty of Liberty Seated Coinage". Their presentation is scheduled for 1 PM on Friday August 20^*^ at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The Editor 29

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    Gobrecht Journal #90

    15/7/2004

    Highlight: Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low published a comprehensive summary of Seated coinage at auction in Issues #85 to #88 of the journal. Their listing identifies those auctions that contain important Seated collections and includes statistics that describe the overall quality of these sets. But I believe that their listing also provides a resource for future auction studies of Seated coinage. A number of questions can be addressed with auction records. How often does a given date appear at auction? How rare is a given date in grades of XF, AU or mint state? What are the finest known specimens of this date to appear at auction? Can a pedigree be developed that traces the appearance of certain high grade pieces? Which is the rarer of two dates as defined by their frequency of appearance at

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    Gobrecht Journal #95

    15/3/2006

    Highlight: Changing Perceptions of Rarity for Seated Coinage by Darrell Low 60 5. Relating Quarter Mintages to Events from the 19"^ Century by Carson Torpey 54 6. Counterfeit Dollars and Trade Dollars Still Available on eBay by Bert Schlosser 42 7. Riddell's Plan for the Melting Room at the New Orleans Mint by Greg Lambousy 33 8. The Legend Business Strike Seated Dollar Collection by Joe Kirchgessner 9. When Did the With Stars Design First Appear on Seated Dimes & Half Dimes? by Tom DeLorey 10. The Story of the Bogus 1878-CC Half Dollar by Bill Bugert 11 . A Rarity Analysis for the 1 876-CC Doubled Die Reverse Trade Dollar by Joe Kirchgessner 12. Some Thoughts for Success in Finding the Tough Dates by James Macor 13. Building a Five Piece 1875-CC Silver Date Set by Weimar White 14. An Analysis of Han

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    U.S. AUCTION SALES

    U.S. AUCTION SALES

    09/14/2003

    Highlight: Darrell Low and myself currently have a series of articles in the Gobrecht Journal covering significant auctions of seated coinage by denomination since 1985 (further info on the publication is at http://www.numismalink.com/lscc.html). Should anyone attempt a similar undertaking for other series, I would recommend also classifying sales by the number and quality of the plates." W. David Perkins writes: "Per your and Denis Loring's "E-Sylum Challenge," I'll take a shot at the four best sales (in my opinion) for early silver dollars 1794-1804. I actually listed five sales, as the Ostheimer collection was sold in two sales, one in 1968 and the other 1975: Haseltine Type Table Sale - November 28-30, 1881. The sale of John W. Haseltine's personal reference collection of earl

    The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 37, September 14, 2003, Article 7U.S. AUCTION SALES Len Augsburger wri

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    UPCOMING ANA PRESENTATIONS

    UPCOMING ANA PRESENTATIONS

    06/12/2005

    Highlight: Darrell Low and Leonard Augsburger:San Francisco and Carson City Liberty Seated Coinage.11:00 a.m. Richard JozefiakAlaska Numismatics: An Overview from 1784 to Today.12:00 Tom SebringA Numismatic Tribute to Two Heroic Ships.12:00 p.m. Scott A. TraversThe Ultimate Smart Coin Consumer.1:00 p.m. David LangeCollecting Mercury Dimes1:00 p.m. Craig KruegerPopulation Distortion and the 1856?Upright 5? Gold Dollar.2:00 p.m. Hal V. DunnRemembering People from the Carson City Mint.2:00 p.m. Christopher CipolettiThe ANA, Past, Present and Future.3:00 p.m. Arthur M. Fitts III: Alms for our King!3:00 p.m. Nancy W. Green and Jane ColvardNumismatic Research and the New Library Catalog.4:00 p.m. Prue Morgan FittsCoins and Commerce Along the Information Highway,5th _ 7th Century CE4:00 p.m. Sol

    The E-Sylum: Volume 8, Number 24, June 12, 2005, Article 13UPCOMING ANA PRESENTATIONSE-Sylum readers

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    CARSON CITY COINAGE SYMPOSIUM AT 2009 ANA CONVENTION

    06/07/2009

    Highlight: Special guest speakers include: Bill Bugert Diagnostics for 1875-CC Half Dollar Die Marriages Darrell Low An Overview of Liberty Seated Coins from the Carson City Mint John McCloskey An Introduction to Gold Half Eagles from the Carson City Mint Rusty Goe Harold M. Budd__Ambassador of __CC__ Coinage in First Half of 20th Century Date: Thursday, August 6, 2009 Time: 1:00 _C 3:00 p.m. Location: The Los Angeles Convention Center, room No. 512 Rusty Goe founded the Carson City Coin Collectors of America in May 2005. Over 445 "CC" coin enthusiasts have signed up for membership as of June 2009. Subscriptions are $20 per year, which entitles members to receive four issues of the club's award-winning journal, Curry's Chronicle. Over 165 articles about the Carson City Mint and its coins have appeare

    Regarding his research query last week, Rusty Goe writes: Several subscribers have come forth to of

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    Gobrecht Journal #101

    15/3/2008

    Highlight: Wiley 28 UNDERFOOT DISCOVERY OF SEATED COINS AND THEIR BRETHREN by Ken Cable-Camilleis 40 PROOF LIBERTY SEATED QUARTER SURVEY RESULTS by Darrell Low 44 1873 CLOSED 3 OVER OPEN 3 COMPARISONS by John McCloskey and Bill Bugert 49 THE TEN GREATEST NEW ORLEANS SEATED COINS 53 LSCC SPRING REGIONAL MEETING 58 ANOTHER 1 842 SEATED DOLLAR WITH RIM CUDS 59 FORTIN WINS AHWASH AWARD FOR 2007 60 IDENTIFYING SEATED OBVERSES BY DENOMINATION by Len Augsburger 62 2

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    Gobrecht Journal #101

    15/3/2008

    Highlight: Proof Liberty Seated Quarter Survey Results by Darrell Low This article will provide a more detailed analysis of the proof quarters reported in the Liberty Seated Quarter Survey that was published in Issue #1 00 of the journal. There were 232 proof coins reported in that survey and they will be tabulated by date, grade, third party grading service and cameo designations. Table 1 is a listing of the No Motto proof coins in the survey from 1 838 to 1 865. The table shows that there were 55 coins reported for these years with most of them in the Choice Proof 63-64 range and the Gem Proof 65-66 range. Only one piece was reported in the Superb Gem Proof 67-68 range, an 1865 coin in NGC Proof-68. The table shows that very few coins were reported for the early years with no more than two specimen

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    Gobrecht Journal #113

    15/3/2012

    Highlight: the Seated quarter survey by Darrell Low, the Top 25 Seated quarter variety set described and illustrated by Greg Johnson, the Seated dime survey by Paul Bradley and the Seated half dime survey by Stephen Grain. All of these works and the many books by authors Al BIythe, Brian Greer, Larry Briggs, David Bowers, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert add up to a wealth of information on all series of Liberty Seated coinage. In Volume One of his reference book Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, A Complete Encyclopedia, 0. David Bowers states in his description of the 1861 Liberty Seated dollar: Rarity is the order of the day Business strikes in all degrees are very elusive. Catalogue valuations do not at all reflect the true rarity of this coin. This quote leads me to the point of thi

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    Gobrecht Journal #89

    15/3/2004

    Highlight: McCloskey Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low presented an extensive study of auction appearances for Liberty Seated coinage in Issues #85 to #88 of the journal. I believe that this study contains a lot of valuable information for collectors because it provides a summary of important Seated collections and identifies many of the finest known examples of Seated coinage. However I feel that these records contain additional information on Seated coinage that could be very helpful to collectors in evaluating future purchases. This article has therefore been prepared to demonstrate the type of analysis that can be performed on specialized segments of these auction records. The auction records for 1 09 sets of Seated dollars were published last summer in Issue #87 of the journal. In November 2003

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 2, no. 8

    1/8/2006

    Highlight: => LSCC Regional Meeting at the July Baltimore show_by Darrell Low. The first LSCC regional meeting at the Baltimore, MD eoin show was held on Friday morning, July 14, 2006. Thirteen people attended the inaugural meeting. Leonard Augsburger ehaired the meeting that lasted the full hour. Well- known Seated speeialists, Brian Greer and Randy Wiley, were among the guests. After member introduetions, Leonard Augsburger spoke about a Massaehusetts Meehanies Assoeiation medal that was attributed to Christian Gobreeht. This partieular medal was passed around the room for the enjoyment of the guests. Conversation then moved towards some of the upeoming artieles in the Gobrecht Journal. The

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 3, no. 8

    1/8/2007

    Highlight: LSCC members Len Augsburger and Darrell Low are presenting a talk entitled “Liberty Seated Coinage: A Collector’s Overview” at the ANA Convention on Friday, August 10, 2007, 10 AM. Please try to attend and support Fen and Darrell. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the LSCC officers for the upcoming year’s term. A ballot was included with the latest issue of the Gobrecht Journal. Take a few moments and send it to John McCloskey by the August 15* due date. Results will be announced in mid-September. We have 1 1 new subscribers this past month, some resulting from the press we received in the latest issue of The Numismatist. Every month I seem to get rejected emails - if you change your email address, be sure to let me know so I can update my private email address listing and you can continu

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 3, no. 8

    1/8/2007

    Highlight: - “Liberty Seated Coinage: A Collector’s Overview” by Len Augsburger and Darrell Low - ANA Convention, Friday, August 10, 2007, 10 AM. - Ballots due for the next term of LSCC officers - to John McCloskey by August 15. - Dues notice and ballot for The Gobrecht Journal Award - September 2007. - LSCC officers’ election results announced - Mid -September. - 100th Issue of the Gobrecht Journal - November 2007. - LSCC Seated Dollar census - 2008. - LSCC Trade Dollar census - 2009. Information, input, comments, criticisms, or suggestions for improvements to this E- Gobrecht are actively solicited from anyone and may be sent to wb8cpv@arrl.net or by writing or calling: Bill Bugert Editor, E -Gobrecht P.O. Box 3761 Gettysburg, PA 17325-6927 (717) 337-0229 To be added or removed from the E-Gobrecht

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 5, no. 8

    1/8/2009

    Highlight: Darrell Low, and Rusty Goe. Many LSCC members also belong to the C40A for the coinage commonality between Liberty Seated coinage and Carson City coinage. This event has been well advertised, should be well attended, and will be of interest to all LSCC members. Visitors are welcome, please try to attend. • Seated Dealer Tables. Your favorite dealers will have tables including (that I know of): Dr. Eugene Bruder, Numismatist Julian Leidman New Orleans Rare Coins (Lynn Ourso) Dick Osburn Rare Coins Rich Uhrich Coins and many others with Liberty Seated coinage.

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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 7, no. 12

    1/12/2011

    Highlight: Darrell Low, Steve Petty, Steve Crain, and John Krypto79 were extremely memorable for com- panionship and the constant exchange and view- ing of wonderful Liberty Seated coins. Though not part of the display activities. Regional Direc- tors Craig Eberhart and Dennis Fortier traveled long distances to attend SeatedFest and share in the event. Greg Johnson and Robert DeBold also attended with special attention to Liberty Seated quarter varieties and proofs. The club owes a huge thank you to Len Augsburger for proposing the SeatedFest concept, the planning with Whitman Baltimore staff and managing the numerous details including renting a large safe for worry free storage of our display collections. SeatedFest is a statement of what is possible when club leadership decides to organizes a sig-

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    Gobrecht Journal #86

    15/3/2003

    Highlight: A Look at the Queller Family Collection of Seated Half Dollars by Darrell Low Many collectors and dealers at the 2002 ANA convention in New York were mesmerized by the sampling of beautiful half dollars displayed by Stack's from the Queller Family collection. While discussing these coins at the annual club meeting, we were honored by the presence of a very special guest. Surprisingly, very few people recognized David Queller before he walked up to the podium and introduced himself to the members. He announced that his half dollar collection that was complete from 1794 to 1963 would be sold at auction by Stack's on October 15-16, 2002. Club members waited in eager anticipation for the auction catalog that would instantly became a classic for the Seated half dollar enthusiast. The many color

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    Gobrecht Journal #86

    15/3/2003

    Highlight: 1985-2002 Quarters and Half Dollars by Leonard Augsburger & Darrell Low This article is a continuation of our listing of auction recordsfor Seated coinage that first appeared in Issue #85 of the journal. This segment will contain the auction records for Seated quarters and half dollars. The same general procedures that were defined for the previous listing will be used in this article. As before, we have defined "completion" to include all of the business strike date and mintmark combinations that a collector would reasonably expect to obtain for each denomination. For example, a quarter set would include an 1873-CC With Arrows coin but it would not include an 1 873-CC No Arrows coin. Business strike varieties, super rarities and proof only coins have been combined to form a secondary

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    Gobrecht Journal #88

    15/11/2003

    Highlight: 1985-2002 TWENTY CENT PIECES AND TRADE DOLUVRS by Leonard Augsburger & Darrell Low 37 ON THE COVER 51 LSCC REGIONAL MEETING AT FUN CONVENTION 51 TREASURER'S REPORT 2002-2003 52 2

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    Gobrecht Journal #88

    15/11/2003

    Highlight: 1985-2002 Twenty Cent Pieces and Trade Dollars by Leonard Augsburger & Darrell Low This article is a continuation of our listing of auction records for Seated coinage that first appeared In Issue #85 of the journal. This segnnent will contain the auction records for Twenty Cent Pieces and Trade Dollars. The same general procedures that were defined for the previous listings will be used in this article. As before, we have defined "completion" to include all of the business strike date and mintmark combinations that a collector would reasonably expect to obtain for each denomination. For example, a Trade Dollar set would include an 1878-CC coin but it would not include any of the proof only issues from 1878 to 1885. Business strike varieties, super rarities and proof only coins have been

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    Gobrecht Journal #90

    15/7/2004

    Highlight: coo Numismatic Theatre Presentation on Seated Coinage Club members Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low will give a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the ANA Convention in Pittsburgh during August 2004. The title of their presentation is "The History and Beauty of Liberty Seated Coinage". Their presentation is scheduled for 1 PM on Friday August 20^*^ at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The Editor 29

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    Gobrecht Journal #90

    15/7/2004

    Highlight: Leonard Augsburger and Darrell Low published a comprehensive summary of Seated coinage at auction in Issues #85 to #88 of the journal. Their listing identifies those auctions that contain important Seated collections and includes statistics that describe the overall quality of these sets. But I believe that their listing also provides a resource for future auction studies of Seated coinage. A number of questions can be addressed with auction records. How often does a given date appear at auction? How rare is a given date in grades of XF, AU or mint state? What are the finest known specimens of this date to appear at auction? Can a pedigree be developed that traces the appearance of certain high grade pieces? Which is the rarer of two dates as defined by their frequency of appearance at

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    Gobrecht Journal #91

    15/11/2004

    Highlight: 91~ CONTENTS RIDDELL'S PLAN FOR THE MELTING ROOM AT THE NEW ORLEANS MINT by Greg Lambousy 3 LSCC REGIONAL MEETING AT FUN CONVENTION 8 A RARITY ANALYSIS FOR THE 1876-CC DDR TRADE DOLLAR by Joe Kirchgessner 11 CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF RARITY FOR SEATED COINAGE by Darrell Low 15 RESULTS OF SEATED DOLLAR SURVEY 22 REVIEW OF WHITE BOOK ON COIN CHEMISTRY 23 NEW ORLEANS MINT MUSEUM EXHIBIT 23 RESULTS OF THE LIBERTY SEATED HALF DOLLAR CENSUS by Bill Bugert 25 THE LSCC EMAIL NEWSLETTER: THE E-GOBRECHT 36 ON THE COVER 36 AN ANALYSIS FOR NO MOTTO SAN FRANCISCO QUARTERS by John W. McCloskey 37 NUMISMATIC THEATRE PRESENTATION ON SEATED COINAGE 49 REPORT ON 31 ST ANNUAL MEETING 50 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 51 TREASURER'S REPORT 2003-2004 52 2

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    Gobrecht Journal #91

    15/11/2004

    Highlight: Changing Perceptions of Rarity for Seated Coinage by Darrell Low While cleaning out a storage space for old books and other materials, I came across a numismatic periodical from the early 1970s listing the value of Seated coinage for that era. I soon began to wonder how the perception of rarity had changed for business strike coins over the past 40 years. To study this question I ranked the dates of each Seated denomination by value for three equally spaced eras using the evaluations in "A Guide Book of United States Coins" by R.S. Yeoman for the years 1959, 1981 and 2002. 1 was also interested in rarity perceptions by grade. I therefore ranked the top 1 5 dates by value in both circulated and Uncirculated condition for all denominations from half dimes to dollars, but I only ranked the to

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    Gobrecht Journal #91

    15/11/2004

    Highlight: Among the 32 theatre sessions atthe 2004 Pittsburgh convention was a presentation entitled "The Beauty and History of Liberty Seated Coinage" by club members Len Augsburger and Darrell Low. The two presenters spoke on various aspects of Seated coinage, beginning with a biographical portrait of Christian Gobrecht that included his contributions to the engraving of medals, patterns and regular issue United States coinage. A chronologi- cal approach to the Seated series was then taken, highlighting the impact that economic policies and historical events had on Seated coinage. Occasionally the historical narrative was supplemented with a discussion of numismatic topics such as the New Orleans hoard of early 1840s Seated coinage and the famous hoard of 1 844 dimes. A pattern issue, the 1 854

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    Gobrecht Journal #92

    15/3/2005

    Highlight: All of these sets were complete as defined by Len Augsburger and Darrell Low in articles published in Issues 85, 86 and 87 of the journal. The average grade for the half dime set was MS-60 while the average grade for the dimes, half dollars and dollars was close to AU-58. As expected, the quarters had the lowest average grade at slightly less than AU-55. The best quality sets were the half dollars and dollars with all coins grading AU or finer. By far the most difficult set to complete was the quarters. Collectors talk about certain New Orleans coins or Carson City coins being the keys to a high grade quarter collection, but it is the San Francisco coins that are the stoppers, particularly the 1 860-S and 1 861 -S dates. I doubt that I could ever duplicate the quarter set no matter how lon

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    Gobrecht Journal #92

    15/3/2005

    Highlight: Trade Dollars by Leonard Augsburger & Darrell Low 30 8. Warrant Listing 1870-S Seated Quarter Discovered by Richard Kelly & Nancy Oliver 30 9. Have You Checked the Value of Your Collection Lately? by Bill Bugert 10. The Legend Business Strike Trade Dollar Collection by Joe Kirchgessner 1 1 . Toning: Tarnish that Masks Reality by David J. Locker 12. An Award Winning Exhibit of Liberty Seated Dollars by William Cowburn Jr 13. What are the 100 Greatest U.S. Coins? by Robert A. Izydore 14. Undertypes of 1851 Proof Restrike Seated Dollars by Frank Van Valen 50

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