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    REMEMBERING OSCAR PEARL

    01/11/2015

    REMEMBERING oscar pearl http www coinbooks org esylum_v18n02a13 html Regarding Oscar Pearl Dave Bowers writes One day in the 1970s a gentleman came to my office then in Los Angeles and introduced himself as Oscar Pearl I asked if he was the Oscar Pearl whose collection of large copper cents was offered at fixed prices by Numismatic Gallery Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg in 1944 He verified that he was one


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    Part II: United States Gold, Silver & Copper Coins & Paper Money Featuring the Collections of James Walter Carter & Margaret Woolfolk Carter



    U S LARGE CENTS CONDITION CENSUS 1794 S 71 LARGE CENT No 1192 Large Ic 1794 Sheldon 71 Triple Leaf Under D About Uncirculated 50 Deep chocolate brown toning smooth fields peripheral lustre Late die state with obverse break at LIBE and extensive die clashing From the oscar pearl Col lection lot 84 where Kosoff catalogued it as A choice uncirculated coin with glossy dark brown surface Numerous die cracks The die breaks referred to are primarily clash marks There are also faint old hairlines on lower reverse under the toning visible on the Pearl plate which may well have been mistak en for die breaks in the past No Uncirculated specimens are known of this va


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    The Asylum, Winter 1998

    1/1/1998

    nt fixed price of ferings the Adams French and Pearl collection sales Bowers and Ruddv s 1982 fixed price list of John Adams cents of 1794 came in a standard edition and a deluxe library edition sold by advance subscription The deluxe edi tion lot 1294 realized 242 B Max Mehl s fixed price list of the George French collection lot 1303 and Numismatic Galleries fixed price list of the oscar pearl collection lot 1308 failed to receive an adequate bid I am amused when I see current books bring more than issue price when offered in auctions My book on numismatic libraries lot 741 is still avail able at 10 but realized 24 20 in the sale Robert Julian s book on Mint med als lot 50 is frequently offered at 35 or less yet realized 55 in the sale Ken and Phil were both strong bidd


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 39, No. 5

    9/1/2005

    Chuck Heck EAC 514 PO Box 3498 Lantana FL 33465 3498 Slide Set Die Varieties of the 1794 Large Cent G Ewing New 75 1794 LARGE CENTS by Tom Morley Hardcover New 95 oscar pearl Catalog 1944 Kossoff Hardcover VF 65 New Premium Coin Book Thomas Elder 1934 Softcover VF i 25 The US Cents of the Year 1794 Chapman 1926 Hardcover VF 195 Early American Cents Sheldon 1949 Hardcover VF 75 United States Cents 1804 1814 Clapp Paperback New 15 1794 S 49 AG3 Lite Obv crack weak date no damage 210 1801 S 219 The worst 219 ever seen all 3 errors clear and not much else


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    3/1/2011

    is However look past this flawed area and this coin is striking Both Sheldon and Noyes have used it as a plate coin so maybe they also saw beauty in this twice mutilated 1804 Its list of caretakers beginning with its discovery around 1880 is part of its fascination and quite impressive especially for a damaged coin Lyman Low Colin King George Earl Jr Dr Henry Beckwith Elmer Sears oscar pearl James Clarke John Payne Dr Wm Sheldon R E Naftzger Jr Eric Streiner Gilbert Steinberg Walter Husak and A1 Boka But what I find most fascinating about this large cent is its description in catalogues particularly the way these minimize the damage beginning with the King auction in 1892 104


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    3/1/2011

    d Small spot in field before face rubbed out otherwise rich brown color Splendid sharp even impression and believed to be the finest example of this year known Dr Henry Beckwith Chapman catalogue 1923 Unc Perfect strong even impression the finest that has ever been sold Beautiful orange olive color except for region in the r field before the face where it has been rubbed oscar pearl Kosoff catalogue 1944 This is the famous Beckwith specimen An uncirculated gem struck from the perfect dies Probably the finest specimen of this rarity in existence There was no mention whatsoever of any damage Gilbert Steinberg Superior catalogue 1996 Extremely Eine 40 Sharpness of Almost Uncirculated 55 but the name Wm W Baldwin has been removed from the right obverse fi


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 2(59)

    3/15/1977

    OF 1795 6 9 AND 1800 BY CLAPP AND NEWCOMB 8 U S CENTS OF 1798 99 BY CLAPP APPROXIMATELY 500 PAGES 7 i 10 HARO BOUND SIMULATED LEATHER GOLD STAMPED COVER BASED ON RECENT Auctions THIS MATERIAL WOUID COST YOU ABOUT SIOOO IN ORIGINALS AND S300 400 IN REPRINTS RETAIL 39 50 PREPUBLICATION OFFER SPECIAL TO E A C MEMBERS 29 50 BEING ADDED TO THIS BOOK AT NO ADDITIONAL PRICE INCREASE THE oscar pearl COLLECTION OF U S CENTS A KOSOFF UNITED STATES CENTS OF 1801 2 3 H NEWCOMB UNITED STATES CENTS OF 1794 S CHAPMAN APPROXIMATELY 600 OF THE 1000 NUMBERED COPIES BEING PRINTED HAVE BEEN SOLD AS OF THIS WRITING NO FURTHER REPRINT IS PLANNED IT S SUGGESTED YOU ORDER ONE OR MORE NOW AT THE SPECIAL POSTPAID PRICE TO E A C MEMBERS NOTED ABOVE IF YOU ORDER THE ABOVE BOOK WE ALSO OFFER AT SPE


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 12, No. 6(69)

    11/15/1978

    ch were included with the mailing of the September PENNY WISE I ll be happy to mail them out to my 500 active mailing list If you want to send more fine and dandy Editor s note John operates ABC Ashby s Best Coins P O Box 20403 Indianapolis Indiana 46220 DAVID GLADFELTER offers the following EACers might be interested in knowing that Frank and Laurese Katen have a small hoard of oscar pearl catalogues for sale at 9 95 each in unused condition The Katens address is P O Box 4047 Colesville Station Silver Spring Maryland 20904 I m not sure if they are EAC members Editor s note they aren t but they belong to IAPN and many other groups and they are thoroughly reputable I m really sorry to hear that Rod Burress will not be able to continue with his P W copying service I v


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 19, No. 1(106)

    1/15/1985

    FOR SALE A Mark Admiral Bitler collection 3 17 73 253 large cent lots plates 15 French s Colvin collection MAN A sale 10 19 62 258 large cent lots plates included 15 Lyman Low Bastow collection 10 20 02 77 lots of half cents and large cents 17 J C Morgenthau Howard R Newcomb collection Part I 487 large cent lots nice plates 2 7 8 45 45 Numismatic Gallery oscar pearl collection 1944 fixed price list 479 large cent lots bound with the Crosby and Chapman references on 1793 and 1794 cents plates 20 NY NJ Auction Sales 3 13 59 sale 1 79 large cent lots 15 JOHN C HOYLER 4005 Small Boat Court Louisville KY 40229 WANTED Large cents lots partial collection duplicates multiples I am trying to teach myself attributing I also need a us


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 21, No. 5(122)

    9/15/1987

    rasas 1793 1857 Z p sAfr tgSpii _ r 4 1 t LTi v cv 46s Sf S S iS v i i r 7 a C p SS NUMISMATIC GALLERY 1 42 East 50th Street g At t L i v f NEW Y ORK 22 N y T v f l j SSgplIC gpSjSft hg il y 7 n One of the real bargins in numismatics the catalogue of the collection of large cents formed by oscar pearl and sold at fixed price by Kosoff in 1944 In an interesting approach to cataloguing Kosoff followed the descriptions of the coins being sold with reprints including plates of Crosby on 1793s and Chapman on 1794s The Pearl collection offered encompasses 24 pages with 16 full page plates Crosby 18pp with 3 plates and Chapman 22pp with 4 plates Copies are as new although some may have sligh


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 1(124)

    1/15/1988

    rison Garrett Richard Winsor Andrew C Zabriskie Matthew A Stickney Carl Wurtzbach Dr Thomas Hall John Story Jenks David Proskey William Woodin H O Gran berg Ebenezer Gilbert Henry C Miller Dr Henry W Beckwith Henry Hines Howard Newcomb Dr George French James Ellsworth Peter Mougey Hillyer Ryder George Clapp Judge Gaskill Joseph Sawicki J G Macallister F C C Boyd oscar pearl James Sloss T James Clarke Edward Schwartz C A Allenburger W C Blaisdell Milton A Holmes Harold Bareford Floyd Starr R J Kissner Dr Sheldon Dorothy Paschal R E Naftzger Louis Helfenstein and a host of others As a final delight 2 Red Book plate coins one each from Clapp and Gilbert Elder 2 Newcomb plates in the Sheldon series 6 Chapman plate coins 7 Sheldon plate coins


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 30, No. 4(175)

    7/15/1996

    k Taylor 3 87 Vf pr outstanding collection of Colonial State Coinage 70 Bowers Ruddy US Half Cents 1962 Gold Cover deluxe edition 47p like new 15 Clapp US Cents 1804 1814 Raymond s Coin Collector Series 1 941 sb 1 2p VF 8 McCawley Grellman EAC MBS 1 April 14 1992 16p 414 lots VF no pri 8 Numismatic Gallery Kossoff US large Cents 1793 1857 1944 sb FPL of the oscar pearl Collection of US Large Cents 24p pits 16p bound with reprint of Crosby s US Cents of 1793 25 Sheldon Penny Whimsy 1990 Durst reprint 340p 51 org pits 9 addtl since 1965 hb new 30 Stacks 3 88 Herman Halpem US Large Cents VF pr 25 3 postage per order TOM NEWMAN EAC 4001 POB 172 Hawthorne NJ 07507 0172 201 238 1049 FREE LIST OF VARIETIES FOR YOUR COLLECTION Large Ce


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 3(180)

    5/15/1997

    onial and state coppers k ROBERT ZAVOS EAC 2502 1007 Savannah Ave Pittsburgh PA 15221 Bowers Ruddy Bowers Merena Kossoff A McCawley Greilman New Neth Seaby Sheldon Stacks Stacks Stacks Stacks Superior United States Half Cents 1962 Gold Cover deluxe edition 47p VF 15 3 26 87 Frederick Taylor Vf pr Colonial State Coinage 70 US Large Cents 1793 1857 FPL of oscar pearl bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 25 MBS 1 4 14 92 10 John Griffee Sale 15 Schoentag Sale 10 no pris 1 1 14 73 2 Auction Sale Superb early Large Cents Nafzger fine pri 30 Penny Whimsy 1990 Durst reprint 340p 51 org pits 9 addtl since 1965 hb new 30 5 2 68 William Van Roden Large Cents VF nice copy xpri 15 2 4 76 Tad Collection Of US Large Cents nice copy xprI 12 12 8 83 J


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 4(181)

    7/15/1997

    Rudely United States Half Cents 1962 Gold Cover deluxe edition 47p VF 90 Bowers Merena 3 26 87 Frederick Taylor VF pri Colonial State Coinage 37 Bowers Merena 1 1 6 89 Saccone Collection Hb new prl New Jersey Coppers tokens medals 75 Crosby Sylvester Early Coins of America 1965 Tkn Med Soc Reprint 378p fine condition 20 Kossoff A US Large Cents 1793 1857 FPL of oscar pearl bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 250 Newman Eric Early Paper Money of America 1 990 3rd ed 482p like new 275 New Neth Seaby 1 1 14 73 2nd Auction Sale Superb early Large Cents Nafeger fine prl 48 Sheldon Penny Whimsv 1990 Durst reprint 340p 51org pits 9 addtl since 1965 hb new 75 Stacks 3 16 88 Herman Halpem US Large Cents xpri nice copy 23 Superior 9 30 86 Robinson S Brown J


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 5(182)

    9/15/1997

    A 15221 Bowers Ruddy United States Half Cents 1962 Gold Cover deluxe edition 47p VF Bowers Merena 3 26 87 Frederick Taylor Vf prt Colonial State Coinage Bowers Merena 1 1 6 89 Saccone Collection Hb new pr New Jersey Coppers tokens medals Crosby Sylvester Early Coins of America 1965 Tkn Med Soc Reprint 378p fine condition Kossoff A US Large Cents 1793 1857 FPL of oscar pearl bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 Newman Eric Early Paper Money Of America 1990 3rd ed 482p like new New Neth Seaby 1 1 14 73 2nd Auction Sale Superb early large Cents Nafeger fine pri Sheldon Penny Whimsv 1990 Durst reprint 340p 51 org pits 9 addtl since 1965 hb new Superior 9 30 86 Robinson S Brown Jr Collection of Large Cents New prt Superior 1 27 96 Robinson S Brown Jr C


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 3(60)

    5/15/1977

    recent release is EARLY AMERICAN COPPERS ANTHOLOGY now selling for 39 95 it was originally offered to EACers through P W at a reduced price prior to publication Bound in a copper colored durable hard cover are 545 pages bearing reprints of previous publications by Crosby Frossard and Hays S Hudson Chapman Gilbert and Elder Clapp and Newcomb Andrews and Kosoff s catalogue of the oscar pearl collection Only 1 000 copies of the book were printed and more than 600 have already been sold Your Editor was most interested in the reproduction of Frank D Andrews U S COPPER CENTS 1816 1857 for it contains the attribution tables by mintage years which were later adopted and enlarged upon by Howard Newcomb Half cent collectors will rejoice too in seeing reprints of articles on thei


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    The Asylum, Winter 1998

    1/1/1998

    nt fixed price of ferings the Adams French and Pearl collection sales Bowers and Ruddv s 1982 fixed price list of John Adams cents of 1794 came in a standard edition and a deluxe library edition sold by advance subscription The deluxe edi tion lot 1294 realized 242 B Max Mehl s fixed price list of the George French collection lot 1303 and Numismatic Galleries fixed price list of the oscar pearl collection lot 1308 failed to receive an adequate bid I am amused when I see current books bring more than issue price when offered in auctions My book on numismatic libraries lot 741 is still avail able at 10 but realized 24 20 in the sale Robert Julian s book on Mint med als lot 50 is frequently offered at 35 or less yet realized 55 in the sale Ken and Phil were both strong bidd


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 39, No. 3

    5/1/2005

    medal in gold silver aluminum copper nickel and nickel silver commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the club s existence The club offered 2004 statehood Florida quarters encased in aluminum for three dollars apiece which turned into a fiasco Few sales occurred I d like to welcome Chuck Heck to South Florida he recently purchased an S 19a tied for fifth finest known My example is the oscar pearl twin s but his 19a looks condition wise like my 19b Even though Chuck paid double what I paid all Heads of 93 are grossly undervalued in my opinion Maybe Noyes is right calling my 19a scudzy but Bland thinks it is cute and I am willing to debate the merits of the condition to infinity What happened to the mud pie planchets affectionately known by mid twentieth century collectors Anyway


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 39, No. 5

    9/1/2005

    Chuck Heck EAC 514 PO Box 3498 Lantana FL 33465 3498 Slide Set Die Varieties of the 1794 Large Cent G Ewing New 75 1794 LARGE CENTS by Tom Morley Hardcover New 95 oscar pearl Catalog 1944 Kossoff Hardcover VF 65 New Premium Coin Book Thomas Elder 1934 Softcover VF i 25 The US Cents of the Year 1794 Chapman 1926 Hardcover VF 195 Early American Cents Sheldon 1949 Hardcover VF 75 United States Cents 1804 1814 Clapp Paperback New 15 1794 S 49 AG3 Lite Obv crack weak date no damage 210 1801 S 219 The worst 219 ever seen all 3 errors clear and not much else


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    3/1/2011

    is However look past this flawed area and this coin is striking Both Sheldon and Noyes have used it as a plate coin so maybe they also saw beauty in this twice mutilated 1804 Its list of caretakers beginning with its discovery around 1880 is part of its fascination and quite impressive especially for a damaged coin Lyman Low Colin King George Earl Jr Dr Henry Beckwith Elmer Sears oscar pearl James Clarke John Payne Dr Wm Sheldon R E Naftzger Jr Eric Streiner Gilbert Steinberg Walter Husak and A1 Boka But what I find most fascinating about this large cent is its description in catalogues particularly the way these minimize the damage beginning with the King auction in 1892 104


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    3/1/2011

    d Small spot in field before face rubbed out otherwise rich brown color Splendid sharp even impression and believed to be the finest example of this year known Dr Henry Beckwith Chapman catalogue 1923 Unc Perfect strong even impression the finest that has ever been sold Beautiful orange olive color except for region in the r field before the face where it has been rubbed oscar pearl Kosoff catalogue 1944 This is the famous Beckwith specimen An uncirculated gem struck from the perfect dies Probably the finest specimen of this rarity in existence There was no mention whatsoever of any damage Gilbert Steinberg Superior catalogue 1996 Extremely Eine 40 Sharpness of Almost Uncirculated 55 but the name Wm W Baldwin has been removed from the right obverse fi


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 2(59)

    3/15/1977

    OF 1795 6 9 AND 1800 BY CLAPP AND NEWCOMB 8 U S CENTS OF 1798 99 BY CLAPP APPROXIMATELY 500 PAGES 7 i 10 HARO BOUND SIMULATED LEATHER GOLD STAMPED COVER BASED ON RECENT Auctions THIS MATERIAL WOUID COST YOU ABOUT SIOOO IN ORIGINALS AND S300 400 IN REPRINTS RETAIL 39 50 PREPUBLICATION OFFER SPECIAL TO E A C MEMBERS 29 50 BEING ADDED TO THIS BOOK AT NO ADDITIONAL PRICE INCREASE THE oscar pearl COLLECTION OF U S CENTS A KOSOFF UNITED STATES CENTS OF 1801 2 3 H NEWCOMB UNITED STATES CENTS OF 1794 S CHAPMAN APPROXIMATELY 600 OF THE 1000 NUMBERED COPIES BEING PRINTED HAVE BEEN SOLD AS OF THIS WRITING NO FURTHER REPRINT IS PLANNED IT S SUGGESTED YOU ORDER ONE OR MORE NOW AT THE SPECIAL POSTPAID PRICE TO E A C MEMBERS NOTED ABOVE IF YOU ORDER THE ABOVE BOOK WE ALSO OFFER AT SPE


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 3(60)

    5/15/1977

    recent release is EARLY AMERICAN COPPERS ANTHOLOGY now selling for 39 95 it was originally offered to EACers through P W at a reduced price prior to publication Bound in a copper colored durable hard cover are 545 pages bearing reprints of previous publications by Crosby Frossard and Hays S Hudson Chapman Gilbert and Elder Clapp and Newcomb Andrews and Kosoff s catalogue of the oscar pearl collection Only 1 000 copies of the book were printed and more than 600 have already been sold Your Editor was most interested in the reproduction of Frank D Andrews U S COPPER CENTS 1816 1857 for it contains the attribution tables by mintage years which were later adopted and enlarged upon by Howard Newcomb Half cent collectors will rejoice too in seeing reprints of articles on thei


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 12, No. 6(69)

    11/15/1978

    ch were included with the mailing of the September PENNY WISE I ll be happy to mail them out to my 500 active mailing list If you want to send more fine and dandy Editor s note John operates ABC Ashby s Best Coins P O Box 20403 Indianapolis Indiana 46220 DAVID GLADFELTER offers the following EACers might be interested in knowing that Frank and Laurese Katen have a small hoard of oscar pearl catalogues for sale at 9 95 each in unused condition The Katens address is P O Box 4047 Colesville Station Silver Spring Maryland 20904 I m not sure if they are EAC members Editor s note they aren t but they belong to IAPN and many other groups and they are thoroughly reputable I m really sorry to hear that Rod Burress will not be able to continue with his P W copying service I v


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 19, No. 1(106)

    1/15/1985

    FOR SALE A Mark Admiral Bitler collection 3 17 73 253 large cent lots plates 15 French s Colvin collection MAN A sale 10 19 62 258 large cent lots plates included 15 Lyman Low Bastow collection 10 20 02 77 lots of half cents and large cents 17 J C Morgenthau Howard R Newcomb collection Part I 487 large cent lots nice plates 2 7 8 45 45 Numismatic Gallery oscar pearl collection 1944 fixed price list 479 large cent lots bound with the Crosby and Chapman references on 1793 and 1794 cents plates 20 NY NJ Auction Sales 3 13 59 sale 1 79 large cent lots 15 JOHN C HOYLER 4005 Small Boat Court Louisville KY 40229 WANTED Large cents lots partial collection duplicates multiples I am trying to teach myself attributing I also need a us


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 21, No. 4(121)

    7/15/1987

    that are in Uncirculated and Proof Condition excepting only 4 dates the 1799 is Very Fine Plus the 1800 is Extra Fine Two Varieties of the 1804 are Ex tremely Fine the Two Varieties of 1823 are also in Extremely Fine Condition Some of these Coins are from some of the best known collections in this country and are among the finest in exist ence Coins from the Dr French Michael Higgy oscar pearl Beldon Roach and many other fine collections are in this Super Large Collection The set of Flying Eagles are all Proofs The Indian Head Cents are all Proofs excepting the 1864 L 1908 S and 1909 S which are Uncirculated The Lincoln Heads are all Proofs I mean the years Proofs were made at the Philadelphia Mint The balance of this set are all in Uncircu lated condition The Present Prices


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 21, No. 5(122)

    9/15/1987

    rasas 1793 1857 Z p sAfr tgSpii _ r 4 1 t LTi v cv 46s Sf S S iS v i i r 7 a C p SS NUMISMATIC GALLERY 1 42 East 50th Street g At t L i v f NEW Y ORK 22 N y T v f l j SSgplIC gpSjSft hg il y 7 n One of the real bargins in numismatics the catalogue of the collection of large cents formed by oscar pearl and sold at fixed price by Kosoff in 1944 In an interesting approach to cataloguing Kosoff followed the descriptions of the coins being sold with reprints including plates of Crosby on 1793s and Chapman on 1794s The Pearl collection offered encompasses 24 pages with 16 full page plates Crosby 18pp with 3 plates and Chapman 22pp with 4 plates Copies are as new although some may have sligh


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 1(124)

    1/15/1988

    rison Garrett Richard Winsor Andrew C Zabriskie Matthew A Stickney Carl Wurtzbach Dr Thomas Hall John Story Jenks David Proskey William Woodin H O Gran berg Ebenezer Gilbert Henry C Miller Dr Henry W Beckwith Henry Hines Howard Newcomb Dr George French James Ellsworth Peter Mougey Hillyer Ryder George Clapp Judge Gaskill Joseph Sawicki J G Macallister F C C Boyd oscar pearl James Sloss T James Clarke Edward Schwartz C A Allenburger W C Blaisdell Milton A Holmes Harold Bareford Floyd Starr R J Kissner Dr Sheldon Dorothy Paschal R E Naftzger Louis Helfenstein and a host of others As a final delight 2 Red Book plate coins one each from Clapp and Gilbert Elder 2 Newcomb plates in the Sheldon series 6 Chapman plate coins 7 Sheldon plate coins


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 30, No. 4(175)

    7/15/1996

    k Taylor 3 87 Vf pr outstanding collection of Colonial State Coinage 70 Bowers Ruddy US Half Cents 1962 Gold Cover deluxe edition 47p like new 15 Clapp US Cents 1804 1814 Raymond s Coin Collector Series 1 941 sb 1 2p VF 8 McCawley Grellman EAC MBS 1 April 14 1992 16p 414 lots VF no pri 8 Numismatic Gallery Kossoff US large Cents 1793 1857 1944 sb FPL of the oscar pearl Collection of US Large Cents 24p pits 16p bound with reprint of Crosby s US Cents of 1793 25 Sheldon Penny Whimsy 1990 Durst reprint 340p 51 org pits 9 addtl since 1965 hb new 30 Stacks 3 88 Herman Halpem US Large Cents VF pr 25 3 postage per order TOM NEWMAN EAC 4001 POB 172 Hawthorne NJ 07507 0172 201 238 1049 FREE LIST OF VARIETIES FOR YOUR COLLECTION Large Ce


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 3(180)

    5/15/1997

    onial and state coppers k ROBERT ZAVOS EAC 2502 1007 Savannah Ave Pittsburgh PA 15221 Bowers Ruddy Bowers Merena Kossoff A McCawley Greilman New Neth Seaby Sheldon Stacks Stacks Stacks Stacks Superior United States Half Cents 1962 Gold Cover deluxe edition 47p VF 15 3 26 87 Frederick Taylor Vf pr Colonial State Coinage 70 US Large Cents 1793 1857 FPL of oscar pearl bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 25 MBS 1 4 14 92 10 John Griffee Sale 15 Schoentag Sale 10 no pris 1 1 14 73 2 Auction Sale Superb early Large Cents Nafzger fine pri 30 Penny Whimsy 1990 Durst reprint 340p 51 org pits 9 addtl since 1965 hb new 30 5 2 68 William Van Roden Large Cents VF nice copy xpri 15 2 4 76 Tad Collection Of US Large Cents nice copy xprI 12 12 8 83 J


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 4(181)

    7/15/1997

    Rudely United States Half Cents 1962 Gold Cover deluxe edition 47p VF 90 Bowers Merena 3 26 87 Frederick Taylor VF pri Colonial State Coinage 37 Bowers Merena 1 1 6 89 Saccone Collection Hb new prl New Jersey Coppers tokens medals 75 Crosby Sylvester Early Coins of America 1965 Tkn Med Soc Reprint 378p fine condition 20 Kossoff A US Large Cents 1793 1857 FPL of oscar pearl bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 250 Newman Eric Early Paper Money of America 1 990 3rd ed 482p like new 275 New Neth Seaby 1 1 14 73 2nd Auction Sale Superb early Large Cents Nafeger fine prl 48 Sheldon Penny Whimsv 1990 Durst reprint 340p 51org pits 9 addtl since 1965 hb new 75 Stacks 3 16 88 Herman Halpem US Large Cents xpri nice copy 23 Superior 9 30 86 Robinson S Brown J


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 5(182)

    9/15/1997

    A 15221 Bowers Ruddy United States Half Cents 1962 Gold Cover deluxe edition 47p VF Bowers Merena 3 26 87 Frederick Taylor Vf prt Colonial State Coinage Bowers Merena 1 1 6 89 Saccone Collection Hb new pr New Jersey Coppers tokens medals Crosby Sylvester Early Coins of America 1965 Tkn Med Soc Reprint 378p fine condition Kossoff A US Large Cents 1793 1857 FPL of oscar pearl bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 Newman Eric Early Paper Money Of America 1990 3rd ed 482p like new New Neth Seaby 1 1 14 73 2nd Auction Sale Superb early large Cents Nafeger fine pri Sheldon Penny Whimsv 1990 Durst reprint 340p 51 org pits 9 addtl since 1965 hb new Superior 9 30 86 Robinson S Brown Jr Collection of Large Cents New prt Superior 1 27 96 Robinson S Brown Jr C


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    Assorted Correspondence and Ephemera File: MO

    /1959 Numismatics Correspondence Coins Counterfeits Books

    00 9 Dec 10 i 960 The Fairbanks Collection by Stack s soft cover 4 00 10 Ca i 960 Illustrated Catalog and Price List 27 Coins Paper Money and Medals by Norman Schultz Salt Lake City Utah Soft cover 5 00 11 1912 The Stevens Illustrated Coin Book issued for Kendrick s Money Exchange Boston Soft cover 10 00 12 1944 Soft cover edition of United States Large Cents formed by oscar pearl Catalog by A Kosoff 15 00


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    RECOMMENDED U.S. COPPER TITLES

    RECOMMENDED U.S. COPPER TITLES

    03/01/1999

    Lapp and Herb Silberman There is information on anything and everything from uses and abuses of large cents to A Visit To The Mint in 1812 The second recommended volume is Early American Copper Anthology published by Sanford Durst This book contains the collected works of Sylvester Crosby Frossard and Hays S Chapman Clapp and Newcomb and ends with an essay on the oscar pearl collection by Abe Kosoff The collector can appreciate the work of Sheldon Breen Paschal more by reading the works of their predecessors


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    MORE JOHN J. FORD MATERIAL

    MORE JOHN J. FORD MATERIAL

    10/05/2003

    rgePaper With PlatesEighteen plated Elder sales generally in superb condition including many great raritiesA unique illustrated work on Bryan Money byHowland WoodA number of important plated Woodward catalogues including Vicksburg salesA superb set of Scott s Coin Collector s Journal in thepublisher s clothVery fine 1869 and 1870 editions of Maris on 1794 centsHomer Downing s deluxe leatherbound oscar pearlcatalogueAn exceptionally fine plated 1919 S H Chapman SleichersaleLikely the finest copy extant of the 1904 Chapmanbrothers Ralph Barker sale with plates


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    WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM JANUARY 4, 2015

    01/04/2015

    ek include Jesse Gingold and Harry Spielberg Welcome aboard We now have 1 803 subscribers This week we open with a reminder about Kolbe amp Fanning New York numismatic literature sale one new book and a discussion of an old one by a Treasurer of the United States Other topics include the smallest and largest numismatic items The Elder Monthly Ricketts 39 s Circus tokens John W Adams oscar pearl Abe Kosoff Reed Hawn Charles Cushing Wright and King Ethelred the Unready To learn more about Thomas Jefferson and his decimals Tom Elder 39 s paperweight Walter O Woods and Uncle Sam 39 s Money Victor Bishop 39 s aluminum uncut sheets of French assignats Big Ben the Magna Carta and a pelican medal read on Have a great week everyone Wayne Homren Editor The E Sylum Back to


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    WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM JANUARY 11, 2015

    01/11/2015

    his week include Nancy Wooten courtesy of Bob Fritsch J Fred Maples David Clayton Daniel Williams and Mike Schmidt Welcome aboard We now have 1 809 subscribers This week we open with five new numismatic books the loss of Sterling Rachootin and Alex Clain Stefanelli the Partrick Challenge results and the Boston time capsule opening Other topics include the Overton 130 1795 Half Dollar oscar pearl aluminum postage currency patterns the Monnaie de Paris Morgan dollar model Anna Williams World War II Japanese counterfeiting of Chinese banknotes ancient coin manufacturing methods and Guatemalan coins To learn more about The Banknote Book a porcupine 226 128 153 s quill tiny medieval Russian coins minimissimi McKenzie 226 128 153 s three punters medallion monkey money a


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    174th mail auction sale of rare coins, medals, and paper money. [12/30/1948]

    NNP-AUC-BOL30-166

    bad surface corrosion 2 each 2 pcs 2198 1808 Vaviety with 13 stars Obverse fine rev very fine Steel color 15 2199 1808 13 stars Obv very good scratched in field before mouth Rx fine Dark brown 5 2200 1808 13 stars Good 3 50 2201 1809 cent D 210 the only variety of this year Extremely rare in choice condition This is one of the best known specimens and is from the oscar pearl collection sold by the Numismatic Galley in 1944 Lot 218 in that sale plate XI There described as uncirculated with glossy brown surface The stars and lower portion of date are not as sharply struck up as on some other specimens I have seen but the fine surface and attractive lustrous golden brown color are redeeming qualities Cost 150 00 and it is a bet ter value at this figure today


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    Auction catalogue 43-44 : United States and territorial gold coins ... [03/01-02/1948]

    NNP-AUC-KOS30-032

    Foreword Ths numismatic fraternity has come to expect that each year the Numis matic Gallery will sp onsor a memorable event 1948 will be no exception Following our sales of the Julius Guttog Michael F Higgy oscar pearl Adolph Friedman and the World s Greatest Collection of U S Silver and Gold as well as three consecutive Official American Numismatic Associa tion Auctions we now offer a double barrelled event Elsewhere in this journal you have read the announcement about our new Gallery in Beverly Hills To appropriately commemorate its opening we are privileged to offer the magnicifent collection of Unite


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    Early American Coppers Convention, Playa Hotel, April 17-20, 1997, Las Vegas



    B Coin Co April 1975 Copy No 12 of 100 Used 3 Frossard Collection Bang Co 10 2 3 1884 Reprinted by B B Coin Co August 1975 Copy No 6 of 100 Used 4 Parmelee Collection of American Coins Bang Co 6 25 27 1890 Reprinted by B B Coin Co February 1975 Copy No 12 of 250 Used 5 Star Rare Coin Encyclopedia B Max Mehl 55th Edition 1952 6 United States Large Cents of oscar pearl Numismatic Gallery A Kosoff F P L 1944 Hard Bound Used 7 Stack s Anderson Dupont Part I 9 24 25 1954 Milton Holmes 10 5 8 1960 Charles Jay 10 27 28 1967 E Yale Clarke 10 25 1975 4 used soft cover catalogs 8 Rare American Coins Collected bv John Borckv Thomas Elder 6 19 21 1935 Used 9 A Kosoff T James Clarke Collection 4 21 1956 Edward Schwartz Collection 10 1 1 12 1961 Mayflow


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    Early American Coppers Convention, Playa Hotel, April 17-20, 1997, Las Vegas



    35 COMMENTS 210 DATE 1818 SHARPNESS 58 COMMENTS 211 DATE 1819 8 SHARPNESS 45 COMMENTS 212 DATE 1819 SHARPNESS 30 COMMENTS VARIETY N 1 5 RARITY 4 NET 30 CONDITION A Brown with smooth frosty surfaces Some minor circ marks Ex 1996 EAC SAle 5 4 96 Lot 183 VARIETY N16 RARITY 1 NET 35 CONDITION A 15 Stars Brown with smooth glossy surfaces Some minor circ marks Ex oscar pearl Numismatic Gallery F P L 1944 Lot 252 VARIETY N 16 RARITY 1 NET 40 CONDITION A 15 Stars Chocolate with smooth frosty surfaces Old dull scratch from rim between stars 1 2 to chin Some minor circ marks Ex superior Jack Adams 5 31 92 Lot 522 VARIETY N1 7 RARITY 4 NET 5 CONDITION A Brown with lighter devices Even light porosity VARIETY N17 RARITY 4 NET 20 CONDITIO


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    Early American Coppers Convention, Drawbridge Inn, April 20-23, 1995, Cincinnati



    n with smooth surfaces Small obv rim cut at 3 00 Tiny obv rim nick at 6 30 Small rev rim dent at 3 00 Another at 9 00 Some scattered circ marks 15 Brown with even porosity worse on obv 35 Brown but possibly recolored long ago Choice surfaces with a light coating of wax or lacquer Tiny mark on field behind the head Late die state with obv rim cud Tied for Condition Census 3 Ex oscar pearl Numismatic Gallery F P L 1944 Lot 76 T James Clarke William Sheldon R E Naftzger Denis Loring Bob Shuman Ed Bush Myles Gerson George Ewing 20 Brown with lighter devices The surfaces are minutely granular Ancient light scratch right of Y Bold strike 3 Brown but cleaned long ago Smooth devices with some scattered field pitting The crack by the pole is bold 12 Brown with smoo


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    es of Sheldon 123 A few scat tered minuscule planchet flakes are seen in the left obverse field and to a lesser degree at the central reverse One small apparent strike through error is also seen on the obverse near 9 00 Beyond these mint made anomalies only the most trivial surface marks are detected the mark of a coin that has been carefully preserved When Abe Kossof sold cents from the oscar pearl Collection in 1944 he described this piece as follows A choice uncirculated coin with original red coloring Extremely rare and not in French collection The coin sold for 200 Six years later Kosoff once again offered this coin for sale as part of the Charles M Williams Collec tion in which catalogue it was described in part as follows This is the superb Pearl Coin No 116 sold in


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    with just a few finer This piece joins one additional example at this grade among those seen by PCGS and is among the very finest pieces known today Off the market since 1947 and offered here to a new generation of collectors A fine opportunity for a very lovely Gem Proof PCGS Population 2 none finer From the Warren Snow Collection Earlier from Abe Kosoff s 1944 fixed price list of the oscar pearl Collection Lot 366 at 65 B Max Mehl s sale of the Will W Neil Collection June 1947 Lot 2079 for 92 50 001952 3090 1842 N 9 Rarity 2 Large Date MS 65 BN PCGS A single spot near star 13 and a small old nick in Liberty s jaw are about the only imperfections worthy of note Otherwise the surfaces are nearly pristine Satiny and lustrous with sharp central details The obverse is attra


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    The Cardinal Collection



    iece MS 65 Pedigree Virgil M Brand Burdette G Johnson St Louis Stamp Coin Co April 26 1943 Abe Kosoff Oscar J Pearl Numismatic Gal lery s 1944 Fixed Price List lot 287 Numismatic Gallery s 1946 ANA Sale August 1946 lot 1460 Ira Larry Goldberg s sale of the R E Ted Naftzger Jr Collection Part II February 2009 lot 164 Cardinal Collection Commentary Some years ago oscar pearl visited Q David Bow ers office in California Dave was surprised to see that he was still alive considering that his collection had been sold so long ago He stated that he had been engaged in espionage which made him a marked person for certain foreign interests Accordingly he led much of his life underground so to speak after World War II He en joyed chatting about large copper cents


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