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    MORE ON B. MAX MEHL

    02/14/2016

    MORE ON B max mehl http www coinbooks org esylum_v19n07a13 html Maria Fanning writes I stumbled upon this article on B Max Mehl in my internet travels and thought it might be interesting to E Sylum readers The website seems to be all about the history and architecture of Ft Worth and gives a nice overview of B Max Mehl s life and career The article is called Once Upon a Penny The House That Poc


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    1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage (Addenda)

    8/16/2017 Numismatics

    t 978 Unc 6 25 Henry Chapman 6 17 1908 lot 902 Dented 3 Henry Chapman 12 18 1908 lot 609 Poor 4 60 Henry Chapman 12 18 1908 lot 610 Poor 3 60 Thomas Elder 9 1 1910 lot 879 AU S H Chapman 1 31 1912 Lot 481 Fine 11 Ben Green 7 26 1912 lot 893 VG 10 United States Coin 11 21 1912 Lot 600 VG 6 20 Henry Chapman 11 28 1913 lot 453 G 11 Henry Chapman 6 24 1914 lot 1692 B max mehl 6 30 1914 lot 711 21 50 B Max Mehl 11 30 1914 lot 759 VF 18 Henry Chapman 5 14 1915 lot 1096 Poor 3 Henry Chapman 5 14 1915 lot 1097 Poor 75 Thomas Elder 4 13 1917 lot 200 F 20 Henry Chapman 6 28 1918 lot 225 XF 25 B Max Mehl 2 18 1919 Lot 480 31 50 B Max Mehl 7 16 1919 31 Henry Chapman 10 4 1919 lot 249 Lyman Low 9 21 1920 lot 111 F 27 50 Thomas Elder 6


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    The Legendary Collection of Floyd. T. Starr United States Coins \Philadelphia Estate\



    Eliasberg Lindner R T McPherson McVitty Wetin Memorable Collection Adolphe Menjou R L Miles Jr R L Miles Jr Will W Neil Arthur C Nygren Fred E Olsen Lorin G Parmelee Robert Pelletreau Grant Pierce Sons Belden E Roach Jack Roe Dr George R Ross Stadiem Gardner Samuel W Wolfson Part II World s Greatest Coll F C C Boyd World s Greatest Coll F C C Boyd Auctioneer B max mehl 3 23 48 Ira S Reed 8 19 41 Federal Coin Exchange 8 21 57 Stack s 8 10 71 Stack s 11 11 54 B Max Mehl 6 11 46 Stack s 11 11 55 Stack s 12 7 44 Stack s 4 21 66 Lester Merkin 9 18 68 Kreisberg Schulman 3 18 64 B Max Mehl 11 15 38 Stack s 2 25 39 Stack s 4 8 54 B Max Mehl 6 3 41 Henry Chapman 6 25 12 Stack s 9 19 69 Stack s 11 12 57 Stack s 1 1 22 65 Stack s 12 10 60 Sothe


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    The Legendary Collection of Floyd. T. Starr United States Coins \Philadelphia Estate\



    Eliasberg Lindner R T McPherson McVitty Wetin Memorable Collection Adolphe Menjou R L Miles Jr R L Miles Jr Will W Neil Arthur C Nygren Fred E Olsen Lorin G Parmelee Robert Pelletreau Grant Pierce Sons Belden E Roach Jack Roe Dr George R Ross Stadiem Gardner Samuel W Wolfson Part II World s Greatest Coll F C C Boyd World s Greatest Coll F C C Boyd Auctioneer B max mehl 3 23 48 Ira S Reed 8 19 41 Federal Coin Exchange 8 21 57 Stack s 8 10 71 Stack s 11 11 54 B Max Mehl 6 11 46 Stack s 11 11 55 Stack s 12 7 44 Stack s 4 21 66 Lester Merkin 9 18 68 Kreisberg Schulman 3 18 64 B Max Mehl 11 15 38 Stack s 2 25 39 Stack s 4 8 54 B Max Mehl 6 3 41 Henry Chapman 6 25 12 Stack s 9 19 69 Stack s 11 12 57 Stack s 1 1 22 65 Stack s 12 10 60 Sothe


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    The Legendary Collection of Floyd. T. Starr United States Coins \Philadelphia Estate\



    Eliasberg Lindner R T McPherson McVitty Wetin Memorable Collection Adolphe Menjou R L Miles Jr R L Miles Jr Will W Neil Arthur C Nygren Fred E Olsen Lorin G Parmelee Robert Pelletreau Grant Pierce Sons Belden E Roach Jack Roe Dr George R Ross Stadiem Gardner Samuel W Wolfson Part II World s Greatest Coll F C C Boyd World s Greatest Coll F C C Boyd Auctioneer B max mehl 3 23 48 Ira S Reed 8 19 41 Federal Coin Exchange 8 21 57 Stack s 8 10 71 Stack s 11 11 54 B Max Mehl 6 11 46 Stack s 11 11 55 Stack s 12 7 44 Stack s 4 21 66 Lester Merkin 9 18 68 Kreisberg Schulman 3 18 64 B Max Mehl 11 15 38 Stack s 2 25 39 Stack s 4 8 54 B Max Mehl 6 3 41 Henry Chapman 6 25 12 Stack s 9 19 69 Stack s 11 12 57 Stack s 1 1 22 65 Stack s 12 10 60 Sothe


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    1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage (Addenda)

    8/16/2017 Numismatics

    ot 978 Unc 6 25 Henry Chapman 6 17 1908 lot 902 Dented 3 Henry Chapman 12 18 1908 lot 609 Poor 4 60 Henry Chapman 12 18 1908 lot 610 Poor 3 60 Thomas Elder 9 1 1910 lot 879 AU S H Chapman 1 31 1912 Lot 481 Fine 11 Ben Green 7 26 1912 lot 893 VG 10 United States Coin 1 1 21 1912 Lot 600 VG 6 20 Henry Chapman 11 28 1913 lot 453 G ll Henry Chapman 6 24 1914 lot 1692 B max mehl 6 30 1914 lot 71 1 21 50 B Max Mehl 1 1 30 1914 lot 759 VF 18 Henry Chapman 5 14 1915 lot 1096 Poor 3 Henry Chapman 5 14 1915 lot 1097 Poor 75 Thomas Elder 4 13 1917 lot 200 F 20 Henry Chapman 6 28 1918 lot 225 XF 25 B Max Mehl 2 18 1919 Lot 480 31 50 B Max Mehl 7 16 1919 31 Henry Chapman 10 4 1919 lot 249 Lyman Low 9 21 1920 lot 111 F 27 50 Thomas Elder


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    1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage (Addenda)

    8/16/2017 Numismatics

    ot 978 Unc 6 25 Henry Chapman 6 17 1908 lot 902 Dented 3 Henry Chapman 12 18 1908 lot 609 Poor 4 60 Henry Chapman 12 18 1908 lot 610 Poor 3 60 Thomas Elder 9 1 1910 lot 879 AU S H Chapman 1 31 1912 Lot 481 Fine 11 Ben Green 7 26 1912 lot 893 VG 10 United States Coin 1 1 21 1912 Lot 600 VG 6 20 Henry Chapman 11 28 1913 lot 453 G ll Henry Chapman 6 24 1914 lot 1692 B max mehl 6 30 1914 lot 71 1 21 50 B Max Mehl 1 1 30 1914 lot 759 VF 18 Henry Chapman 5 14 1915 lot 1096 Poor 3 Henry Chapman 5 14 1915 lot 1097 Poor 75 Thomas Elder 4 13 1917 lot 200 F 20 Henry Chapman 6 28 1918 lot 225 XF 25 B Max Mehl 2 18 1919 Lot 480 31 50 B Max Mehl 7 16 1919 31 Henry Chapman 10 4 1919 lot 249 Lyman Low 9 21 1920 lot 111 F 27 50 Thomas Elder


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    COIN DEALERS AND DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS

    01/06/2013

    COIN DEALERS AND DALLAS FORT WORTH TEXAS http www coinbooks org esylum_v16n01a14 html Dave Lange passed along this interesting item he found on the PCGS message board There 226 128 153 s a new neon sign installed on the max mehl Building on Magnolia Nothing too big or elaborate but a nice addition nonetheless Always good to see some interesting neon returning to the streetscape B Max Mehl was the most prolific U S coin dealer in the first half of the 20th century Although he worked in New York for a brief time he returned to his hometown of Fort Worth and built an empire on prodigious advertising and employed


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    MYSTERY NUMISMATIST REVEALED: YN OF THE CENTURY

    06/06/2010

    arry Koblenz guessed Eric Newman as well It s neither him nor Brenner Martin Purdy writes I ll take a totally wild punt and say Farran Zerbe The age of the picture looks about right but I have nothing else to go on These are good guesses too but it s not Zerbe either The first correct answer came from Dave Bowers who writes I had not seen this picture of the youthful Benjamin max mehl before Charlie Davis also had the correct answer within minutes of Dave s response So did Pete Mosiondz Jr and Ed Reiter who writes Facially that old time young numismatist in this week s mystery photo is a perfect match as in matchbook for B Max Mehl Dave Lange agrees I haven t seen that photo before but the subject bears a notable resemblance to the mature B Max Mehl


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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction



    of coin PCGS 84779 2050 1882 Proof 64 NGC Pleasing cameo details go unnoticed on the NGC holder Largely brilliant at the obverse center with rich electric blue and steel iridescence and with deep rose and neon blue on the reverse Choice for the grade with plenty of eye appeal Proof mintage 1 100 pieces Breen notes Some Proofs were melted early in 1883 as unsold PCGS 4779 From B max mehl s sale of the Will l l Neil Collection June 1947 lot 1295 for 3 Original B Max Mehl paper sale enve lope included 2051 1883 Proof 66 NGC Frosty silver gray devices and reflec tive slate and royal blue fields form a fine cameo contrast Especially choice even within the high grade assigned Proof mintage 1 039 pieces Breen notes Some Proofs were melted in 1884 as unsold Again i


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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage



    arity 3 AU 55 NGC PCGS 4528 24412 1837 Liberty Seated No Stars Large Date Fortin 1 01c Rarity 4 AU Details Smoothed PCGS PCGS 4561 24413 1837 Liberty Seated No Stars Large Date EF 40 PCGS CAC PCGS 4561 24414 1859 Proof 64 NGC PCGS 4748 Purchased from Jerry Cohen March 1958 for 49 Paper enve lope included 2441 5 1 863 Proof 65 Cameo NGC PCGS 84756 From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1238 for 7 Original B Max Mehl pa per sale envelope included 24416 1867 Breen 3340 Repunched Date Proof 65 NGC PCGS 4760 From B Max Mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1281 for 12 Original B Max Mehl paper sale envelope included 2441 7 1 874 Arrows Proof 62 PCGS


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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction



    of coin PCGS 84779 2050 1882 Proof 64 NGC Pleasing cameo details go unnoticed on the NGC holder Largely brilliant at the obverse center with rich electric blue and steel iridescence and with deep rose and neon blue on the reverse Choice for the grade with plenty of eye appeal Proof mintage 1 100 pieces Breen notes Some Proofs were melted early in 1883 as unsold PCGS 4779 From B max mehl s sale of the Will l l Neil Collection June 1947 lot 1295 for 3 Original B Max Mehl paper sale enve lope included 2051 1883 Proof 66 NGC Frosty silver gray devices and reflec tive slate and royal blue fields form a fine cameo contrast Especially choice even within the high grade assigned Proof mintage 1 039 pieces Breen notes Some Proofs were melted in 1884 as unsold Again i


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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage



    arity 3 AU 55 NGC PCGS 4528 24412 1837 Liberty Seated No Stars Large Date Fortin 1 01c Rarity 4 AU Details Smoothed PCGS PCGS 4561 24413 1837 Liberty Seated No Stars Large Date EF 40 PCGS CAC PCGS 4561 24414 1859 Proof 64 NGC PCGS 4748 Purchased from Jerry Cohen March 1958 for 49 Paper enve lope included 2441 5 1 863 Proof 65 Cameo NGC PCGS 84756 From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1238 for 7 Original B Max Mehl pa per sale envelope included 24416 1867 Breen 3340 Repunched Date Proof 65 NGC PCGS 4760 From B Max Mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1281 for 12 Original B Max Mehl paper sale envelope included 2441 7 1 874 Arrows Proof 62 PCGS


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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction



    of coin PCGS 84779 2050 1882 Proof 64 NGC Pleasing cameo details go unnoticed on the NGC holder Largely brilliant at the obverse center with rich electric blue and steel iridescence and with deep rose and neon blue on the reverse Choice for the grade with plenty of eye appeal Proof mintage 1 100 pieces Breen notes Some Proofs were melted early in 1883 as unsold PCGS 4779 From B max mehl s sale of the Will l l Neil Collection June 1947 lot 1295 for 3 Original B Max Mehl paper sale enve lope included 2051 1883 Proof 66 NGC Frosty silver gray devices and reflec tive slate and royal blue fields form a fine cameo contrast Especially choice even within the high grade assigned Proof mintage 1 039 pieces Breen notes Some Proofs were melted in 1884 as unsold Again i


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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage



    arity 3 AU 55 NGC PCGS 4528 24412 1837 Liberty Seated No Stars Large Date Fortin 1 01c Rarity 4 AU Details Smoothed PCGS PCGS 4561 24413 1837 Liberty Seated No Stars Large Date EF 40 PCGS CAC PCGS 4561 24414 1859 Proof 64 NGC PCGS 4748 Purchased from Jerry Cohen March 1958 for 49 Paper enve lope included 2441 5 1 863 Proof 65 Cameo NGC PCGS 84756 From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1238 for 7 Original B Max Mehl pa per sale envelope included 24416 1867 Breen 3340 Repunched Date Proof 65 NGC PCGS 4760 From B Max Mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1281 for 12 Original B Max Mehl paper sale envelope included 2441 7 1 874 Arrows Proof 62 PCGS


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    WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN - B. MAX MEHL ALLIANCE?

    WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN - B. MAX MEHL ALLIANCE?

    05/27/2007

    WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN B max mehl ALLIANCE http www coinbooks org esylum_v10n21a02 html The E Sylum Volume 10 Number 21 May 27 2007 Article 2WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN B MAX MEHL ALLIANCE Jim Hirtle writes It has been my belief for a number of yearsthat the Star Rare Coin Encyclopedia did not spring full blownfrom the head of B Max Benjamin Maximilian Mehl the famousFort Worth coin dealer Now I have d


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    SELECTIONS FROM HOLABIRD 2015 MILLION DOLLAR SALE

    09/27/2015

    e only national bank in the state to use the world 226 128 156 Nevada 226 128 157 as part of their name during the note issuing period Tonopah Nevada HWAC 32235 To read the complete lot description see Tonopah Nevada 10 1929 http bid holabirdamericana com Tonopah Nevada 10 1929 Type 1 Nevada First National Bank Of Charter 8530 Fr 1802 1_i23262708 Lot 5310 B max mehl Promissory Notes Three promissory notes from 1956 7 signed by legendary Texas coin dealer B Max Mehl to the Fort Worth National Bank in the amounts of 10 000 and 25 000 2 Mehl ran his first coin ad in The Numismatist in 1903 and by 1924 he was spending 50 000 a year for advertising His quot Star Coin Book quot gave the American people prices he would pay for coins and mil


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    COIN DEALER B. MAX MEHL

    02/07/2016

    COIN DEALER B max mehl http www coinbooks org esylum_v19n06a16 html Pete Smith published a great article on coin dealer B Max Mehl in CoinWeek February 3 2016 Here 39 s an excerpt be sure to read the complete article online Editor Benjamin Maximillian Mehl was born in Lodz Russia now Poland on November 5 1884 He came to America in April 1895 with his parents three brothers and a sister As


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    The Asylum, Fall 2007

    10/1/2007

    parts 1 2 Frank Katen 1977 45th Sale Wylie Kolbe 1998 2000 Bass Library parts 1 4 A Kosoff 1955 56 Clarke 2 sales Kosoff Kreisberg 1950 Menjou Kosofl Kreisberg 1945 46 World s Greatest Collection Low 1887 Linderman Low 1898 Betts Low 1902 Ulex Low 1907 Del Valle parts 1 2 Low 1903 04 Covistock parts 1 5 Low 1904 05 Brown parts 1 3 E L Mason 1870 Fewsmith B max mehl 1914 Conover B Max Mehl 1915 Smith B Max Mehl 1922 Ten Eyck B Max Mehl 1941 Dunham B Max Mehl 1946 Atwater B Max Mehl 1947 Neil B Max Mehl 1950 Kern Lester Merkin 1964 Helfenstem Lester Merkin 1968 Boosel Ostheimer New Netherlands 1956 47th Catalogue New Netherlands 1964 58th Catalogue New Netherlands 1967 59th Catalogue New Netherlands 1968 60th Public Aucticm Ne


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    The L.R. French, Jr. Family Collection of United States Silver Dollars



    e tip of the upper end of the 2 ends in a vertical position rather than in a horizon tal position Reverse same as used with the Class I 1804 Dollar SEE COLOR PLATE We know of only four specimens 1 Thomas Cleneay S H H Chapman December 9 1890 lot 949 Peter Mougey Thomas Elder September 1 1910 lot 962 John P Lyman S H Chapman November 7 1913 lot 14 H O Granberg B max mehl July 16 1919 lot 30 B Max Mehl the Norwebs 1937 Bowers Merena Norweb November 14 1988 lot 3770 2 F C C Boyd World s Greatest Collection Abe Kosoff January 20 1945 lot 119 M H Bo lender s 183rd Sale February 23 1952 lot 175 Stack s Groves Sale November 12 1974 lot 443 3 Dr G F E Wilharm B Max Mehl February 15 1921 lot 592 William F Dunham B Max Me


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    The Asylum, Fall 2007

    10/1/2007

    parts 1 2 Frank Katen 1977 45th Sale Wylie Kolbe 1998 2000 Bass Library parts 1 4 A Kosoff 1955 56 Clarke 2 sales Kosoff Kreisberg 1950 Menjou Kosofl Kreisberg 1945 46 World s Greatest Collection Low 1887 Linderman Low 1898 Betts Low 1902 Ulex Low 1907 Del Valle parts 1 2 Low 1903 04 Covistock parts 1 5 Low 1904 05 Brown parts 1 3 E L Mason 1870 Fewsmith B max mehl 1914 Conover B Max Mehl 1915 Smith B Max Mehl 1922 Ten Eyck B Max Mehl 1941 Dunham B Max Mehl 1946 Atwater B Max Mehl 1947 Neil B Max Mehl 1950 Kern Lester Merkin 1964 Helfenstem Lester Merkin 1968 Boosel Ostheimer New Netherlands 1956 47th Catalogue New Netherlands 1964 58th Catalogue New Netherlands 1967 59th Catalogue New Netherlands 1968 60th Public Aucticm Ne


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    The L.R. French, Jr. Family Collection of United States Silver Dollars



    e tip of the upper end of the 2 ends in a vertical position rather than in a horizon tal position Reverse same as used with the Class I 1804 Dollar SEE COLOR PLATE We know of only four specimens 1 Thomas Cleneay S H H Chapman December 9 1890 lot 949 Peter Mougey Thomas Elder September 1 1910 lot 962 John P Lyman S H Chapman November 7 1913 lot 14 H O Granberg B max mehl July 16 1919 lot 30 B Max Mehl the Norwebs 1937 Bowers Merena Norweb November 14 1988 lot 3770 2 F C C Boyd World s Greatest Collection Abe Kosoff January 20 1945 lot 119 M H Bo lender s 183rd Sale February 23 1952 lot 175 Stack s Groves Sale November 12 1974 lot 443 3 Dr G F E Wilharm B Max Mehl February 15 1921 lot 592 William F Dunham B Max Me


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    B. MAX MEHL, PNEUMATIC BROKER

    11/01/2009

    B max mehl PNEUMATIC BROKER http www coinbooks org esylum_v12n44a10 html Back to top Mark Borckardt submitted this amusing item based on his latest research on coin dealer B Max Mehl of Ft Worth TX Editor What is a Pneumatic Broker Federal Census enumerator Lillie M Patterson was working on South Adams Street on April 8 1930 when she arrived at the residence of B Max Mehl The actual s


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    NEWMAN PORTAL SCANS B. MAX MEHL AUCTION CATALOGS

    04/10/2016

    NEWMAN PORTAL SCANS B max mehl AUCTION CATALOGS http www coinbooks org esylum_v19n15a08 html The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is a complete set of B Max Mehl Auction Catalogs Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the following report Thanks Shown is Mehl s Fiftieth Anniversary sale 113 5 23 1950 Editor B Max Mehl was one of the most important catalogers of the fi


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    B. MAX MEHL, PNEUMATIC BROKER

    11/01/2009

    B max mehl PNEUMATIC BROKER http www coinbooks org esylum_v12n44a10 html Back to top Mark Borckardt submitted this amusing item based on his latest research on coin dealer B Max Mehl of Ft Worth TX Editor What is a Pneumatic Broker Federal Census enumerator Lillie M Patterson was working on South Adams Street on April 8 1930 when she arrived at the residence of B Max Mehl The actual s


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    CHIPPING AWAY AT B. MAX MEHL'S COST CODE

    10/10/2010

    CHIPPING AWAY AT B max mehl S COST CODE http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n41a15 html Back to top Harry Cabluck of Austin Texas submitted this attempt to crack the puzzle of B Max Mehl s cost code described by Ron Guth I went to Slavic Lithuanian Russian Hebrew Greek dictionaries In certain languages words for Tuesday and Thursday almost make it As good a guess as anything else DEZPOTICUS It cannot be YOUDE


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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction



    of attention and the star designation con firms the high degree of eye appeal PCGS 4643 2019 1867 Breen 3340 Repunched Date Proof 65 NGC A lovely example with nice cameo contrast but not noted as such on the holder The date logotype is slightly repunched as noted An especially beautiful example within the as signed grade PCGS 4760 NGC Census 19 14 finer through Proof 67 From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1281 for 12 Original B Max Mehl paper sale envelope included 2020 1868 Proof 65 Cameo NGC Lightly mottled russet irides cence is largely confined to the peripheries from where it frames more or less brilliant centers Virtually complete in striking detail this impressive Gem is also silent on the sub ject of detr


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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction



    y Mint coin 2038 1876 Breen 3386 Type I Reverse Proof 65 NGC The letter E in ONE is close to the wreath Frosty lilac gray mo tifs and blazing mirror fields form a pleasing cameo contrast though such is not noted by NGC A high fin or wire rim encircles much of the rim on both sides A pleasing Gem Proof from our nation s Centennial year Proof mintage 1 150 pieces PCGS 4773 From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1381 for 4 Original B Max Mehl pa per sale envelope included 2039 1876 Proof 63 Cameo PCGS An attractive blend of mint brilliance and soft golden iridescence graces both sides One of 1 1 50 Proofs of the date struck PCGS 84773 2040 1876 Type I Reverse MS 66 PCGS OGH First Genera tion A satiny Gem that ha


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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage



    es after the 1858 issue of 300 h pieces Choice for the grade Proof mintage only 460 pieces Adding to the present de mand for Proofs is the rarity of related circulation strikes Sil ver coins were being hoarded at the time and production of circulation strikes dropped sharply this continuing for the next several years PCGS 84756 NGC Census 1 2 6 finer through Proof 68 Cameo From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1238 for 7 Original B Max Mehl pa per sale envelope included The Allenburger Collection was one of the great cabinets of the era not well remembered today and not often discussed It was sold at a time in which the coin market was in one of its periodic slumps prices were modest and coins did not receive the attent


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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage



    sharp impression of the dies PCGS 4696 5589 1887 Proof 65 Cameo NGC A sparkling Gem with boldly reflective fields and frosty snow white devices A visually satisfying Proofrepresenting the 1887 date one of just 710 pieces struck PCGS 84784 5590 1887 Proof 62 NGC Lively steel gray with traces of neon blue and rose Pleasing for the grade Proof mintage 710 pieces PCGS 4784 From B max mehl s sale of the Will l l Neil Collection June 1947 lot 1300 for 3 Original B Max Mehl paper sale enve lope included 5591 1888 Proof 62 NGC Deep silver gray with lively royal blue iridescence Proof mintage 832 pieces PCGS 4785 From B Max Mehl s sale of the Will 1 1 Neil Collection June 1947 lot 1301 for 3 Original B Max Mehl paper sale enve lope included 5592 1889 Proof 64


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    Americana: Colonial and Federal Coins, Medals and Currency, Featuring The William O'Donnell Collection of New Jersey Coppers



    LE Lot No 1357 1357 1838 Extremely Fine neairly in the Choice categoi y Here is a highly desirable example of the first date of this Coronet style obverse Akers calls this issue rare in all conditions One of only 7 200 struck A wealth of fine detail testifies to the fullness of strike Deep yellow gold fields show only a few non distracting tics Ex William Forrester Dunham Collection B max mehl June 1941 lot 2207 MINT STATE 1848 EAGLE The Atwater Specimen 1358 Lot No 1 358 1848 Brilliant Uncirculated Bold lustre accompanies some obverse bagmarking the reverse lustre even more impres sive Akers calls this another rare and underrated date Most known specimens are only VF or EF and strictly uncircu lated examples are extremely rare SEE COLOR PLATE Ex William Cutler Atwate


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    The L.K. Rudolf Collection of U.S. Silver Dollars; U.S. Gold and 20th Century Coins



    MAGNIFICENT 1885 TRADE DOLLAR A Classic American Numismatic Rarity Lot No 2175 2175 1885 Trade Dollar Brilliant Proof with strong claims to Choice Of the Highest Rarity one of only 5 known The Debut Specimen this being the first one ever offered for sale at auction way back in 1913 At that time it was famous collector H O Granberg s personal specimen In 1950 famous old time dealer B max mehl described this coin as Perfect brilliant Proof gem The coin has brightly reflective full deep mirror fields with blazing Proof flash visi ble everywhere Liberty s figure on the front and the eagle on the reverse are lightly frosty There is light russet irides cent toning on the obverse and reverse and some few hairlines The coin has all the required attributes of a special Proof strike m


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    The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ssion IV 3293 1847 JG 1 escudo Guadalajara mint Fr 101 AU 55 NGC 3 36 grams 18 10 mm Types as above Bright yellow gold with subtle peripheral toning Scarce SI 25 225 Purchased frotn R L Steinberg March 1973 3294 1847 MP 1 2 escudo Guadelupe y Calvo mint Fr 114 AU 58 NGC 1 45 grams 15 30 mm Types as above Frosty me dium yellow gold much lustre remains 90 150 From B max mehl s sale of the Thomas W Voetter Collection Janu ary 1943 Lot 112 3295 1848 MP 8 escudos Guadelupe y Calvo mint Fr 71 Calico Onza 1924 AU 50 NGC 27 19 grams 37 50 mm Types as above Rich medium gold with some scattered hairlines present on both sides 300 500 From B Max Mehl s sale of the Thomas W Voetter Collection Janu ary 1943 Lot 63 3296 1848 7 PM 8 escudos Guanajuato mi


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    The L.R. French, Jr. Family Collection of United States Silver Dollars



    e maker or engraver could have handled that stage of the work Exactly how the coins wound up in the estate of William Idler is still unknown and it will probably remain so none of the people associated with the production of the 1885 Trade Dollars seems to have left any written record of their activities SEE COLOR PLATE Pedigrees of the 1885 Trade Dollars 1 The Granberg Norweb Specimen M max mehl s sale of the H O Granberg Collection July 14 1913 lot 392 plated Virgil Brand R Green ad in the Numismatist December 1941 page 976 plated Stack s Farouk Farouk Sale lot 1680 the Norwebs Bowers Merena Norweb March 24 1988 lot 1848 2 The Olsen Ewalt Specimen The present specimen Ex Fred E Olsen B Max Mehl November 7 1944 lot 1767 composer Jerome Kern B Max Meh


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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction



    of attention and the star designation con firms the high degree of eye appeal PCGS 4643 2019 1867 Breen 3340 Repunched Date Proof 65 NGC A lovely example with nice cameo contrast but not noted as such on the holder The date logotype is slightly repunched as noted An especially beautiful example within the as signed grade PCGS 4760 NGC Census 19 14 finer through Proof 67 From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1281 for 12 Original B Max Mehl paper sale envelope included 2020 1868 Proof 65 Cameo NGC Lightly mottled russet irides cence is largely confined to the peripheries from where it frames more or less brilliant centers Virtually complete in striking detail this impressive Gem is also silent on the sub ject of detr


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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction



    y Mint coin 2038 1876 Breen 3386 Type I Reverse Proof 65 NGC The letter E in ONE is close to the wreath Frosty lilac gray mo tifs and blazing mirror fields form a pleasing cameo contrast though such is not noted by NGC A high fin or wire rim encircles much of the rim on both sides A pleasing Gem Proof from our nation s Centennial year Proof mintage 1 150 pieces PCGS 4773 From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1381 for 4 Original B Max Mehl pa per sale envelope included 2039 1876 Proof 63 Cameo PCGS An attractive blend of mint brilliance and soft golden iridescence graces both sides One of 1 1 50 Proofs of the date struck PCGS 84773 2040 1876 Type I Reverse MS 66 PCGS OGH First Genera tion A satiny Gem that ha


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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage



    es after the 1858 issue of 300 h pieces Choice for the grade Proof mintage only 460 pieces Adding to the present de mand for Proofs is the rarity of related circulation strikes Sil ver coins were being hoarded at the time and production of circulation strikes dropped sharply this continuing for the next several years PCGS 84756 NGC Census 1 2 6 finer through Proof 68 Cameo From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1238 for 7 Original B Max Mehl pa per sale envelope included The Allenburger Collection was one of the great cabinets of the era not well remembered today and not often discussed It was sold at a time in which the coin market was in one of its periodic slumps prices were modest and coins did not receive the attent


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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage



    sharp impression of the dies PCGS 4696 5589 1887 Proof 65 Cameo NGC A sparkling Gem with boldly reflective fields and frosty snow white devices A visually satisfying Proofrepresenting the 1887 date one of just 710 pieces struck PCGS 84784 5590 1887 Proof 62 NGC Lively steel gray with traces of neon blue and rose Pleasing for the grade Proof mintage 710 pieces PCGS 4784 From B max mehl s sale of the Will l l Neil Collection June 1947 lot 1300 for 3 Original B Max Mehl paper sale enve lope included 5591 1888 Proof 62 NGC Deep silver gray with lively royal blue iridescence Proof mintage 832 pieces PCGS 4785 From B Max Mehl s sale of the Will 1 1 Neil Collection June 1947 lot 1301 for 3 Original B Max Mehl paper sale enve lope included 5592 1889 Proof 64


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    Americana: Colonial and Federal Coins, Medals and Currency, Featuring The William O'Donnell Collection of New Jersey Coppers



    LE Lot No 1357 1357 1838 Extremely Fine neairly in the Choice categoi y Here is a highly desirable example of the first date of this Coronet style obverse Akers calls this issue rare in all conditions One of only 7 200 struck A wealth of fine detail testifies to the fullness of strike Deep yellow gold fields show only a few non distracting tics Ex William Forrester Dunham Collection B max mehl June 1941 lot 2207 MINT STATE 1848 EAGLE The Atwater Specimen 1358 Lot No 1 358 1848 Brilliant Uncirculated Bold lustre accompanies some obverse bagmarking the reverse lustre even more impres sive Akers calls this another rare and underrated date Most known specimens are only VF or EF and strictly uncircu lated examples are extremely rare SEE COLOR PLATE Ex William Cutler Atwate


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    The L.K. Rudolf Collection of U.S. Silver Dollars; U.S. Gold and 20th Century Coins



    MAGNIFICENT 1885 TRADE DOLLAR A Classic American Numismatic Rarity Lot No 2175 2175 1885 Trade Dollar Brilliant Proof with strong claims to Choice Of the Highest Rarity one of only 5 known The Debut Specimen this being the first one ever offered for sale at auction way back in 1913 At that time it was famous collector H O Granberg s personal specimen In 1950 famous old time dealer B max mehl described this coin as Perfect brilliant Proof gem The coin has brightly reflective full deep mirror fields with blazing Proof flash visi ble everywhere Liberty s figure on the front and the eagle on the reverse are lightly frosty There is light russet irides cent toning on the obverse and reverse and some few hairlines The coin has all the required attributes of a special Proof strike m


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    The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ssion IV 3293 1847 JG 1 escudo Guadalajara mint Fr 101 AU 55 NGC 3 36 grams 18 10 mm Types as above Bright yellow gold with subtle peripheral toning Scarce SI 25 225 Purchased frotn R L Steinberg March 1973 3294 1847 MP 1 2 escudo Guadelupe y Calvo mint Fr 114 AU 58 NGC 1 45 grams 15 30 mm Types as above Frosty me dium yellow gold much lustre remains 90 150 From B max mehl s sale of the Thomas W Voetter Collection Janu ary 1943 Lot 112 3295 1848 MP 8 escudos Guadelupe y Calvo mint Fr 71 Calico Onza 1924 AU 50 NGC 27 19 grams 37 50 mm Types as above Rich medium gold with some scattered hairlines present on both sides 300 500 From B Max Mehl s sale of the Thomas W Voetter Collection Janu ary 1943 Lot 63 3296 1848 7 PM 8 escudos Guanajuato mi


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    The L.R. French, Jr. Family Collection of United States Silver Dollars



    e maker or engraver could have handled that stage of the work Exactly how the coins wound up in the estate of William Idler is still unknown and it will probably remain so none of the people associated with the production of the 1885 Trade Dollars seems to have left any written record of their activities SEE COLOR PLATE Pedigrees of the 1885 Trade Dollars 1 The Granberg Norweb Specimen M max mehl s sale of the H O Granberg Collection July 14 1913 lot 392 plated Virgil Brand R Green ad in the Numismatist December 1941 page 976 plated Stack s Farouk Farouk Sale lot 1680 the Norwebs Bowers Merena Norweb March 24 1988 lot 1848 2 The Olsen Ewalt Specimen The present specimen Ex Fred E Olsen B Max Mehl November 7 1944 lot 1767 composer Jerome Kern B Max Meh


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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction



    of attention and the star designation con firms the high degree of eye appeal PCGS 4643 2019 1867 Breen 3340 Repunched Date Proof 65 NGC A lovely example with nice cameo contrast but not noted as such on the holder The date logotype is slightly repunched as noted An especially beautiful example within the as signed grade PCGS 4760 NGC Census 19 14 finer through Proof 67 From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1281 for 12 Original B Max Mehl paper sale envelope included 2020 1868 Proof 65 Cameo NGC Lightly mottled russet irides cence is largely confined to the peripheries from where it frames more or less brilliant centers Virtually complete in striking detail this impressive Gem is also silent on the sub ject of detr


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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction



    y Mint coin 2038 1876 Breen 3386 Type I Reverse Proof 65 NGC The letter E in ONE is close to the wreath Frosty lilac gray mo tifs and blazing mirror fields form a pleasing cameo contrast though such is not noted by NGC A high fin or wire rim encircles much of the rim on both sides A pleasing Gem Proof from our nation s Centennial year Proof mintage 1 150 pieces PCGS 4773 From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1381 for 4 Original B Max Mehl pa per sale envelope included 2039 1876 Proof 63 Cameo PCGS An attractive blend of mint brilliance and soft golden iridescence graces both sides One of 1 1 50 Proofs of the date struck PCGS 84773 2040 1876 Type I Reverse MS 66 PCGS OGH First Genera tion A satiny Gem that ha


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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage



    es after the 1858 issue of 300 h pieces Choice for the grade Proof mintage only 460 pieces Adding to the present de mand for Proofs is the rarity of related circulation strikes Sil ver coins were being hoarded at the time and production of circulation strikes dropped sharply this continuing for the next several years PCGS 84756 NGC Census 1 2 6 finer through Proof 68 Cameo From B max mehl s sale of the Dr Christian A Allenburger Col lection March 1948 lot 1238 for 7 Original B Max Mehl pa per sale envelope included The Allenburger Collection was one of the great cabinets of the era not well remembered today and not often discussed It was sold at a time in which the coin market was in one of its periodic slumps prices were modest and coins did not receive the attent


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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage



    sharp impression of the dies PCGS 4696 5589 1887 Proof 65 Cameo NGC A sparkling Gem with boldly reflective fields and frosty snow white devices A visually satisfying Proofrepresenting the 1887 date one of just 710 pieces struck PCGS 84784 5590 1887 Proof 62 NGC Lively steel gray with traces of neon blue and rose Pleasing for the grade Proof mintage 710 pieces PCGS 4784 From B max mehl s sale of the Will l l Neil Collection June 1947 lot 1300 for 3 Original B Max Mehl paper sale enve lope included 5591 1888 Proof 62 NGC Deep silver gray with lively royal blue iridescence Proof mintage 832 pieces PCGS 4785 From B Max Mehl s sale of the Will 1 1 Neil Collection June 1947 lot 1301 for 3 Original B Max Mehl paper sale enve lope included 5592 1889 Proof 64


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    Americana: Colonial and Federal Coins, Medals and Currency, Featuring The William O'Donnell Collection of New Jersey Coppers



    LE Lot No 1357 1357 1838 Extremely Fine neairly in the Choice categoi y Here is a highly desirable example of the first date of this Coronet style obverse Akers calls this issue rare in all conditions One of only 7 200 struck A wealth of fine detail testifies to the fullness of strike Deep yellow gold fields show only a few non distracting tics Ex William Forrester Dunham Collection B max mehl June 1941 lot 2207 MINT STATE 1848 EAGLE The Atwater Specimen 1358 Lot No 1 358 1848 Brilliant Uncirculated Bold lustre accompanies some obverse bagmarking the reverse lustre even more impres sive Akers calls this another rare and underrated date Most known specimens are only VF or EF and strictly uncircu lated examples are extremely rare SEE COLOR PLATE Ex William Cutler Atwate


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    The L.K. Rudolf Collection of U.S. Silver Dollars; U.S. Gold and 20th Century Coins



    MAGNIFICENT 1885 TRADE DOLLAR A Classic American Numismatic Rarity Lot No 2175 2175 1885 Trade Dollar Brilliant Proof with strong claims to Choice Of the Highest Rarity one of only 5 known The Debut Specimen this being the first one ever offered for sale at auction way back in 1913 At that time it was famous collector H O Granberg s personal specimen In 1950 famous old time dealer B max mehl described this coin as Perfect brilliant Proof gem The coin has brightly reflective full deep mirror fields with blazing Proof flash visi ble everywhere Liberty s figure on the front and the eagle on the reverse are lightly frosty There is light russet irides cent toning on the obverse and reverse and some few hairlines The coin has all the required attributes of a special Proof strike m


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    The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ssion IV 3293 1847 JG 1 escudo Guadalajara mint Fr 101 AU 55 NGC 3 36 grams 18 10 mm Types as above Bright yellow gold with subtle peripheral toning Scarce SI 25 225 Purchased frotn R L Steinberg March 1973 3294 1847 MP 1 2 escudo Guadelupe y Calvo mint Fr 114 AU 58 NGC 1 45 grams 15 30 mm Types as above Frosty me dium yellow gold much lustre remains 90 150 From B max mehl s sale of the Thomas W Voetter Collection Janu ary 1943 Lot 112 3295 1848 MP 8 escudos Guadelupe y Calvo mint Fr 71 Calico Onza 1924 AU 50 NGC 27 19 grams 37 50 mm Types as above Rich medium gold with some scattered hairlines present on both sides 300 500 From B Max Mehl s sale of the Thomas W Voetter Collection Janu ary 1943 Lot 63 3296 1848 7 PM 8 escudos Guanajuato mi


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    The Numismatist, September 1950

    9/1/1950 ANA Numismatist

    strumental in his eventually becoming Presi dent of the United States The Hughes and the McKinleys have long since passed away from the Rebecca Furnace scene but the old stone house the ruins of the old furnace plate the rolling mill and the grade of the old railroad are still visible landmarks up Beaver Creek above Lisbon Ohio which until August 19 1898 was known as New Lisbon Ohio B max mehl AWARDED HONORARY MEMBERSHIP On a Resolution proposed at the annual convention of the Associ ation in Milwaukee passed unanimously and approved by the Executive Board an honorary membership in the American Numismatic Association was awarded to B Max Mehl of Fort Worth Texas B Max Mehl has been an active numismatist for fifty years and was admitted to regular membership in the Association o


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