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    QUIZ ANSWER: WHO STARRED THE S-48 IN A FILM?

    07/19/2009

    QUIZ ANSWER WHO STARRED THE s-48 IN A FILM http www coinbooks org esylum_v12n29a15 html Back to top Last week Pete Smith author of The Story of the Starred Reverse Cent a monograph about the rare Sheldon S 48 large cent variety wrote I recently found a reference to another numismatist filming the S 48 around 1922 Can any E Sylum reader identify the numismatist or relate the story Mark Borckardt writes It seems that


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 19, No. 6(111)

    11/15/1985

    10 In June of 1986 a major large cent collection will be offered by Superior The s-48 in the collection is reported as a VG8 Prior owners include Blaisdell Carter and Bland 11 At the 1985 EAC convention in Chicago Bob Grellman announced the discovery of a VG7 S 48 that came out of Alabama The coin was sold at the convention 12 Another VG7 coin was offered in the Superior sale of the Wyatt Collection The S 48 was from another consignor Pedigree prior to 1985 is unknown


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 3, No. 4(13)

    7/15/1969

    THE 1794 s-48 STARRED RE VERSE LARGE CENT Warren A Lapp M D So far as is known Henry C Chapman of Philadelphia was the first person to discover the starred reverse of the 1794 S 48 large cent While examining a lot of large cents with his brother S Hudson Chapman and Dr Edward Maris the Phila delphia Quaker physician he picked up a coin examined it and then exclaimed Here is a die with minute


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    Public Auction 6



    780 Large Cents Prices realized Adams A Sale 15 00 DICK PUNCHARD S BID BOOK WITH EXTENSIVE GRADING NOTES HIS BID RANGES ALSO WITH KEY TO BUYERS NAMES NUMBERS BY EACH LOT 1 187 January 28 31 1990 The Thomas S Chalkey Collec tion of Half Cents and Large Cents 369 pp 5405 lots 3 color plates photo illustrated Good card cover 137 Half Cents 1050 Large Cents 30 93 s 70 94 s s-48 NC s 04RS 23RS Prices realized Adams A Sale 45 00 1 188 Regular card cover Very fine No PRL 20 00 1 189 February 3 5 1991 The Dennis Mendelson Collection of Large Cents 295 pp 3141 lots 4 color plates photo illustrated Fine card cover slight comer crease 645 Large Cents Ch mid dts 23RS Handwritten prices realized Prices realized Adams A Sale 20 00 1 190 October 6 8


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

    7/15/1997

    riving Thursday evening I didn t know what to expect during my first ever numismatic convention During the hospitality suite my neighbor Bob Vail introduced me to EAC members trying to put names and faces together After a double helping of food I wandered over to the Half Large Cent Happenings I volunteered to oversee a large cent table Jan Valentine allowed me to watch over the 1 794 s-48 s I didn t realize at first it was the Starred Reverse In a matter of minutes I had fifteen 15 S 48 s to feast on I soon had a large enthusiastic crowd all wanting to see the stars My eyes were attempting to watch everybody s hands and S 48 s trying to keep track of the coppers with holders and owners I loved every minute of it great first experience I understand four 4 other S 48


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 6(129)

    11/15/1988

    Dave Bowers responds Thank you for your copy of your letter to Harry Salyards I appreciate your comments inter alia sort of concerning my cataloguing You refer I am sure to my description of the s-48 which I wrote for Lot 945 in the catalogue of The Collection of Stuart C Levin M D April 10 11 1986 In numismatic research in publications it is often the case right or wrong that those who have a particular theory do not take the time and space to give con trary theories Walter Breen s Encyclopedia is an example in which Walter gave his thoughts on page 184 but did not discuss oth


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    NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: OCTOBER 5,2014

    10/05/2014

    NOTES FROM E SYLUM READERS OCTOBER 5 2014 http www coinbooks org esylum_v17n41a12 html Query 1794 Starred Reverse Cent Photos Sought Dave Bowers writes Does anyone have sharp photographs of the following coin as described in U S Patterns I am reactivating a project of about 30 years ago in comparing the stars with those on the 1794 cent s-48 starred reverse At one time I had thought of writing a book on this coin Photograph of an S 48 reverse attached Two Dollar Bills Make a Statement Jan Monroe writes The story on stickered coins reminded me of the time I was president of a pool league in Newport Oregon around 1980 and gave out the league winnings in two dollar bills I am sure everyone complained but it got the attention of


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 3, No. 4(13)

    7/15/1969

    found on the obverse as well as reverse and since a large number of dies were used it also follows that the stars may be found on several varieties Since the happy discovery of Mr Davis the Starred Cent cannot in fact any longer be considered as a distinct variety It becomes simply an oddity an interesting peculiarity and nothing else Only several additional specimens of the 1794 s-48 have been found since 1880 when the discovery was first announced Dr William H Sheldon in PENNY WHIMSY 1958 lists the coin as Rarity 6 with a Condition Census of 25 25 15 12 10 10 The Miller Piece VF25 is in the ANS collection The Jackman Hines coin is also VF25 A specimen from the Brand collection is graded F15 while tne Gilbert Wurtzbach coin is F12 The piece from the French col


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 1(100)

    11/15/1984

    KNCWN EXAMPLES OF s-48 STARRED REVERSE CEI 7T Pete Smith One of the more interesting and popular large cents is the 1794 Starred Reverse cent Elays 8 Chapman 30 Sheldon 48 Its distinguishing feature is a series of 94 tiny stars near the edge and among the denticles on the reverse The reverse die with the stars is unique to this variety Hie obverse die occurs with other two varieties S 47 and S 49 The coin is o


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    Public Auction 6



    Few L C S 2 January 6 1988 4 L C S 10 January 27 1988 Few L C January 27 1989 Febru ary 8 1989 March 8 1989 April 1989 May 3 1989 2 L C May 24 1989 4 L C August 9 1989 Few L C 25 00 EMPIRE COIN TOPICS EMPIRE REVIEW 1453 Empire Coin August September 1965 75 L cents S 80 S 189 Empire Topics November December 1959 72 large cents May June 1960 78 large cents s-48 VF S 188 VF Empire Review August September 1961 Kenneth W Fuller 200 large cents 93 s 94 s 39 S 19a VF S 38 VF S 143 S 150 VF 04 RS 23 RS 2 1868 s EF and proof March April 1962 Gilroy 42 large cents S l AV S 9 UNC S 19a 38 S l 17 F 143 S 189 EF S 266a EF 2 1 UNC 1868 EF Hathaway Bowers December 1969 67 large cents 93 s choice pcs S l 89 VF D late 20 0


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 2, No. 5(8)

    9/15/1968

    LETTERS FROM NON MEMBERS THE 1794 s-48 STARRED REVERSE from Nebraska the author requested anonymity I am writing for some information on a rare variety of the 1794 cent that I dis covered in my collection Several n onths ago I purchased a copy of Dr Sheldon s PENNY WHIMSY for study and reference Most of my early coppers were common varieties ex cept the 1794 which turned out to be an S 48 Starred Reverse variety to my su


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 17, No. 6(99)

    11/15/1983

    KNOWN PUBLIC OFFERINGS OF s-48 STARRED REVERSE Pete Smith In 1982 Bowers and Ruddy produced the catalog of the John Adams collection of 1794 cents Featured in the catalog v ere photographs of the Adams S 48 enlarged six times Something in these pictures aroused my interest and started me on this current research project I am attempting to do three things First I have tried to identify every known public offering of the


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 6(129)

    11/15/1988

    led to the conclusion that the doubled profiles were the result of someone carefully engraving an outline of Liberty on the coin to simulate a double profile In 1968 Jules visited Charles Ruby a professor of Law at Fullerton College in California According to Jules Dr Ruby had what amounted to roll sets of large cents including four Sheldon 48 s During that visit Dr Ruby select ed the s-48 Starred Reverse cent he liked best and allowed Jules to pick one of the remaining three Jules picked the best of the three which Charles Ruby sold to him with two stipulations 1 The price was 250 not a penny more and 2 Jules could tell no one where the coin came from until after Ruby s collection was auctioned Jules wanted to show off the S 48 but didn t want anyone to figure out where


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    QUICK QUIZ: WHO STARRED THE S-48 IN A FILM?

    QUICK QUIZ: WHO STARRED THE S-48 IN A FILM?

    07/12/2009

    QUICK QUIZ WHO STARRED THE s-48 IN A FILM http www coinbooks org esylum_v12n28a13 html Back to top Pete Smith author of The Story of the Starred Reverse Cent a monograph about the rare Sheldon S 48 large cent variety writes I recently found a reference to another numismatist filming the S 48 around 1922 Can any E Sylum reader identify the numismatist or relate the story Hmmmmm That s a tough one Any guesses Edi


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    NUMISMATIC NUGGETS: NOVEMBER 26, 2017

    11/26/2017

    68g 19mm 1h Eagle flying right tearing at hare held in talons Thunderbolt with double volutes above and wings below An amazing coin featured as E Sylum supporter Shanna Schmidt 39 s Coin of the Week week recently A beautiful piece I 39 d never seen before Editor To read the complete lot description see http www shannaschmidt com coin of the week 1794 Starred Reverse Cent s-48 This magnificent rarity is a member of the 100 Greatest U S Coins and an important part of that registry set The S 48 is the only Large Cent with small stars placed between each denticle on the reverse Essentially a one year type and rare die marriage Only a handful exist in collectible condition with most being very low grade or damaged and they still bring 25k Here 39 s a neat coin


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 3, No. 4(13)

    7/15/1969

    On reviewing various auction catalogues of recent years only two offerings of the s-48 could be found 1 In the sale of the D C Wismer estate by New Netherlands on October 5 1951 34th Sale Lot 579 was the 1794 Hays 8 S 48 variety in VF20 The coin was described as well centered and a nice medium brown color The reverse impression was noted to be somewhat weak as usual There was a minute edge bruise above OF The coin was quoted as being from the Hall collection and pr


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 3, No. 4(13)

    7/15/1969

    ADDENDUM on the past sales of the 1794 s-48 Empire Coin Company Inc Q David Bowers and James F Ruddy in EMPIRE TOPICS for February 1960 Issue No 9 p5 offered a 1794 S 48 for regular sale The specimen was said to have a Fine obverse and a VG reverse thus making it a Condition Census item Bowers and Ruddy priced the coin at 295 and noted that a specimen in similar con dition had been advertised in the NUMISMATIC SCRAPBOOK


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 1(100)

    11/15/1984

    y questions as answers Following are examples of the questions that I have Barney Eluestone FPL 1940 lists an S 43 described thus Two light scratches on reverse Uords OITE CENT weak Slight scratch under Y in Liberty Dark Brown Fine I can t match this with any plated sale Can anyone match this description with a coin Barney Eluestone J P Young collection sale of 7 7 45 describes an s-48 thus Two small nicks in field above the word ODE in OITE CENT Glossy steel brown color Strictly Very Fine There is it now Ed Frossard 145th sale of Frank L Bowman Esq 4 20 1897 described thus Initials and date scratched on reverse Tnis should be an obvious match where is it now Stack s Milton Holmes sale of 10 5 60 says An inferior example was offered at 295 in the recent price


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 24, No. 4(139)

    7/15/1990

    as happened Half of this coin looks like what I had said was a variant of S stock and the other half sure isn t So I m going to eat a slice of humble pie now and offer my sincerest apologies to Mike R and Bill W Next I think I ll tackle the question of why some 1852 Large Cents have BIG FAT rims and square edges HELP WANTED RE THE PRIOR PEDIGREE OF NEWCOMB SALE LOT 458 THE s-48 Pete Smith George Frederick Kolbe recently conducted a sale of Selections From the John W Adams Library closing June 1 1990 The contents were treasures The catalog itself is a treasure I had one major problem with the sale however Every time I attempted to go through the catalog I got lost in the contents I still have not made it all the way through This represents an interesting mar


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    Public Auction 6



    oins Washington Coins Medals Early Gold Silver Presidential Political Medals American Foreign Medals Fractional Currency Literature Adams B Sale 25 00 Acquired from Durst 1981 205 May 10 1893 Catalogue of the Collection of Greek Roman European and American Coins and Medals of the late Nicholas Petry 48 pp 771 lots Very fine white card cover chipped gilt 40 Large Cents s-48 Colonial Coins including Oak Pine Tree Series Washington The Great Early Gold Silver 1827 Quarter Gold Coins Issued by U S Assayers Companies Calif Gold Waterloo Medal Canadian Leroux 851 1660 25 00 Acquired from Kolbe 1981 206 August 10 11 1893 Catalogue of the Splendid and Valuable Collection of American Coins and Medals of C T Whitman M Steffan Mulford Jenkins 8


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    Public Auction 6



    onal Currency 54 pp Gray card cover loose creased contents fine 257 Large Cents Choice pieces U S Gold Private Territorial Bryan Money Fractional Shield Early Silver 20 00 SHERATON COIN CO 1315 Fixed Price List United States Large Cents 1947 Winter Spring 12 pp Blue card cover soiled staple rust contents fine Many Large Cents all years Fair to Unc and var 94 s 2 s-48 52 2 S 23 27 33 34 38 Adams B Sale 20 00 Acquired from M M Bourne 1983 STEIGERWALT CHARLES He issued fixed price lists 1885 to 1911 They were num bered up to 71 with several supplements He conducted 71 auction sales 1881 to 1910 One of the best was the collection of William S Appleton May 21 22 1907 Finding Steigenvalt s fixed price lists in very fine condition and above is s


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 43, No. 4

    7/1/2009

    members from the state of Ohio to contact David at his email address dbconsolo sbcglobal net And I would welcome volunteers from other states to implement a similar welcome to our new members EAC Past President Wes Rasmussen writes Great issue Harry I enjoyed Pete Smith s article on the Starred Reverses and your comments on net grading It reminds me when Pete and I were discussing my s-48 s net grade I showed it to a dealer and asked him for a net grade He said net 5 I said it was an S 48 He said he hadn t realized it was an S 48 Make it a 6 then Many thanks to Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley for doing the EAC Sale every year They have sure increased the financial statement of the club They are very special members FROM THE INTERNET Gene Anderson NEW MEMBERS Joining sin


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 41, No. 3

    5/1/2007

    lecting copper and joining EAC could be included Kim Greeman read an article on early quarters that stated that Joseph Wright produced the first quarter pattern Judd 12 and 13 in 1792 The reverse featured an eagle perched on the top portion of a globe with the inscription United States of America Encircling the reverse inscription was a border of 87 tiny starts Since it wasn t 94 stars like s-48 she knows the same die was not reused But she is wondering about the punch Wright was hired as a mint employee in August 1793 whereupon he engraved the Liberty Cap die punches Yellow fever would kill him in September 1793 Therefore Wright did not make any 1794 dies But was his punch ever used for that purpose Historians attribute the early 1794 cents including the S 48 to Robert Scot usi


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 19, No. 6(111)

    11/15/1985

    STARRED REVERSE UPDATE Pete Smith In 1983 and 1984 I wrote articles about the s-48 Starred Reverse cent My research has continued as coins have been sold and additional information has become available It is time for an update Several specimens have come on the market in the past year with others to be offered in the near future Usually an R 5 variety would not appear on the market very often This is a year of unusual activity Strong market prices may have brought some co


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

    9/15/1987

    offers counterarguments against many of these speculations and concludes that it is likely we shall never know the significance of the stars simply because individual die sinkers did not record their every movement at the early mint Pete examined the Eagle on a Rock pattern quarter dollar in the Smithsonian which has 87 five pointed stairs around the border on the reverse in contrast to the s-48 with 94 stars Past opinion held that this was a pattern half eagle instead He determined that the stars on the cent are significantly smaller and more regularly shaped than on the pattern one of the star points is virtually missing on the pattern so that it is very unlikely the same star punch was used on both dies He also compiled a census of every recorded specimen This census inclu


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 6(129)

    11/15/1988

    nice coin but not that nice and he proceeded to buy some incredi ble 1796 Cap cents He mailed me the updated rarity numbers for Penny Whimsy and thanks to him I joined EAC A Small Debate on the S 48 Pete Smith writes The Bowers and Merena sale of the Norweb collection offers the Pearl starred reverse cent Lot 2715 includes this description It is now known that the reverse die used on s-48 was originally the reverse married to S 63 which was subsequently reground and repunched with 94 minute stars added at the border This theory was included in the article Walter Breen wrote for the ANS COAC in 1984 It was repeated in the catalogue of the sale of the Robinson Brown collection with text written by Jack Collins The Bowers and Merena catalogue indicates that the text was written


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 24, No. 1(136)

    1/15/1990

    89 ANA From a Copper Dealer s Calling All Mid Date Die State Collectors 90 Perspective Reynolds 293 294 Carnegie Museum Clapp exhibit 83 188 Some Observations from the EAC Meeting cents by date and variety at the ANA Convention Masouka 296 297 1793 S 7 comparison Neiswinter 104 105 ANS members medal Crosby photos 134 135 1793 S 7 exhibition of four pieces 245 Auerbach Mark S 1794 s-48 Matthews coin 29 On The Trail of Dr Maris 74 77 1794 S 48 observations 8 11 photos of Dr Edward Maris 74 216 1794 S 48 photo of reverse 10 Back Issues of Penny Wise Available 368 1794 S 63 photo of reverse 10 Bank of the United States Jones 345 347 1795 S 79 Robinson sale 85 Beating the Midwest Winter Reynolds 88 90 1796 NC 1 another discovered photo 43 Beckwith letter from George


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 29, No. 1(166)

    1/15/1995

    drive The secret to the Penny Wise Research Library can be found in Text Ware This allows all the words to be accessed as one big database If you wish to search on a topic like Loring it immediately tells you how many references there are on that topic Calling up those references takes a little longer than 12 seconds For example you can do a phrase search more than one word on the topic s-48 It took my computer set up a little over 3 minutes 20 seconds to come up with a hit list of 150 references to the S 48 And of course from the hit list I can call up any of those references with the press of a function key Want to know when Pete Smith first wrote about the S 48 in Penny Wise Answer Volume XVII Issue 1 Total time to answer that question was a little over 5 minutes Of cour


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    Public coin auction : Greek, Roman and Byzantine in silver and gold ... [10/14-16/1971]



    k 1888 J 98 Yeo S 37 AU William II 3 Mark 1912 J 103 Yeo S 44 UNC 2 Mark 1901 200 Years Prussia J 105 Yeo S 46 UNC 5 Mark 1901 200 Years Prussia Dav 790 J 106 Yeo S 47 EF 2 Mark 1913 J 109 Yeo S 50 UNC SAXONY Albert 2 Mark 1876 J 121 Yeo S 28 VF 2 Mark 1898 J 124 Yeo S 30 VF 2 Mark 1902 J 124 Yeo S 30 VF Frederick August II 3 Mark 1909 J 135 Yeo s-48 VF EF 3 Mark 1911 J 134 Yeo S 48 EF 3 Mark 1912 J 135 Yeo S 48 AU 3 Mark 1913 Monument J 140 Yeo S 53 AU WURTTEMBERG Charles 5 Mark 1876 Dav 963 J 173 Yeo S 14 VF F 2 Mark 1902 J 174 Yeo S 21 EF 3 Mark 1909 J 175 Yeo S 22 VF 3 Mark 1911 J 175 Yeo S 22 UNC 3 Mark 1912 J 175 Yeo S 22 EF 3 Mark 1914 J 175 Yeo S 22 AU 3 Mark 1911 Silver Wedding J


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    The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

    12/24/1974 Numismatics; Periodicals

    Index To Volume 40 1974 Initials used in front of page numbers in index denote month in which listing appeared For in stance Ju 8 is July 1974 issue page 8 Abbreviations used are as follows January J February F March M April A May Ma June Jn July Ju August Au September S October O November N December D A A A coins 0 43 Alabama numismatics J 30 Alaska bingles s-48 Albania gold coin J 106 Album s Catalog of Calif Trade Tokens Ju 32 Alexis Nord Ma 416 Algeria New Issues M 260 Ali Foreman medal N 28 Allen R L Ma 492 Almanzar paper catalog A 329 Aluminum cents N 13 N 70 Aluminum pattern coins Jn 86 Ju 96 America cup medal N 25 American Auction Ass n M 236 S 81 0 108 D 109 American Military Equipage 1851 72 S 106 ANA auction N 74 ANA


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    The Coin Dealer Newsletter Monthly Summary: 1981

    /1981 Numismatics Periodicals

    n Dr Sheldon wrote his first book Early American Cents in 1949 he decided to incorporate a numerical grading system which would be a function of the current value of each variety He then assigned a multiplier or basal value that would relate the value of one variety to another and one date to another A cent of variety 22 or S 22 was given a basal value of 1 00 while a cent of variety s-48 was given a basal value of 8 60 Therefore if both cents were of grade VF 20 the value for the 8 22 would be 1 00 X 20 20 00 the S 48 would be 8 60 x 20 170 00 In Penny Whimsy the ujxiated version of his earlier work Dr Sheldon Single copy price 2 50 added one more factor from 1 5 to 4 0 to be used as a multiplier to accommodate for the great desirability and demand for the coi


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    Frank Wilkinson Correspondence

    /1974 Numismatics Archives

    the significance of the stars He offers counter arguments against many of these speculations and concludes that it is likely that we shall never know the significance of the stars because the die sinkers did not record their every movement at the early mint Pete examined the Eagle on a Rock pattern quarter in the Smithsonian which has 87 five pointed stars around the border on the reverse The s-48 has 94 stars He mentions past opinion which stated that it was a pattern half eagle while current research says it s a pattern quarter dollar But to me the important thing is that Pete pointed out that the stars on the cent are significantly smaller and more regularly shaped than on the pattern one of the star points is virtually missing on the pattern so that it is very unlikely the same


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    Coin World [10/28/1996]

    10/28/1996

    tead Rare Coins S 15 George Frederick Kolbe S 17 L L C Coins S 33 L C Coins S 72 L C Coins S 76 Laibstain Rare Coin Jewelry S 24 Julian Leidman S 73 Linn s Stamp News S 69 Long Beach Coin Collectibles S 67 M Maximum Security Corp S 63 Midas Coin Inc S 26 Moneycard Collector S 59 Mount Vernon Coin Company S 36 Mount Vernon Coin Company S 47 Mount Vernon Coin Company s-48 N National Gold Exchange S 64 National Gold Exchange S 64 Numis Guaranty Corp of America S 45 Numis Marketing Partners LLC S 16 O Old Coin Shop S 48 Old Coin Shop S 49 S N Orros S 28 S N Orros S 35 S N Orros S 39 S N Orros S 47 S N Orros S 70 P Pack Wrap S 8 Pinnacle Rarities S 76 Pollard Coin Stamp Supply S 4 PSS Inc S 54 R Rare Coin Company of America


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    Coin World [06/20/2011]

    6/20/2011

    se of the stars is unknown Attribution The Starred Reverse cent is one of the classic rarities in the early large cents Knowledgeable col lectors finding a 1794 Liberty Cap cent and recognizing the Young Head portrait will quickly turn the coin over to examine the reverse for evidence of the stars The same obverse was used for the S 47 S 49 and NC 9 noncollect ible varieties but only the s-48 marriage features the Starred Reverse The obverse can be identified by two dentils that are conjoined below and to the left of the numeral 1 in the date While the majority of U S coins depict stars stars have been used infrequently as a completely encir cling border device Stars were first used as a border device on the 1792 quarter dollar patterns Judd 12 and Judd 13 United States Patter


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    1794 1c, S-48



    1794 1c s-48 Type Coin Side obverse Grade EF 40 Composition copper Denomination 1c Variety S 48


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    1794 1c, S-48



    1794 1c s-48 Type Coin Side reverse Grade EF 40 Composition copper Denomination 1c Variety S 48


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    QUERY: JOSEPH WRIGHT 1792 PATTERN PHOTOSSOUGHT

    10/12/2014

    also caught this He writes The headline indicates that QDB is looking for photos of the starred reverse Such photos are quite easy to find It appears to me that QDB is looking for something else Is the quot Wright Quarter quot what he wants Dave writes Yes I had meant to ask for pictures of the Joseph Wright 1792 pattern with eagle on globe so I could compare the stars with the 1794 s-48 Pete Smith adds Attached is a picture of the quot Wright Quarter quot However the quality is not good enough to compare the stars with those on the starred reverse In 1986 I looked at a Wright Quarter in the Smithsonian and determined that the stars were from different punches David McCarthy wrote an article where he claimed they were from the same punches Dave Bowers adds My theo


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    The 2009 EAC Convention Sale

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    The 2009 EAC Convention Sale April 18 2009 1974 s-48 Starred Reverse With Blundered Edge 67 1794 S 48 R5 VG7 Starred Reverse Blundered Edge Lettering The obverse has the sharpness of FI 5 or slightly better but there is a patch of shallow pitting at the 1 7 in the date that effectively obliterates those two digits and the pitted area is covered with some old pinscratches as well probably added in a crude attempt to remove reddish verdigris


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

    7/15/1987

    THREE STARRED REVERSE CENTS DISCOVERED Pete Smith Gene Owen is a collector from Washington State In 1986 he bought a set of large cents including dates from 1794 through 1825 They had been in a family collection for many years The 1794 was an s-48 He sold it in December 1986 to California EAC member Dave Henderson Dave Henderson attended the 1987 EAC Convention in Dallas He stayed in Texas for the TNA Convention the following week At that bourse he spotted a 1794 in a holder marked Hd of 1793 He could tell that it was not a head of 1793 However the obverse looked familiar enough to be worth a look at the reverse The coin had st


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    Public Auction 6



    20 PCJRLIC2 NLJC rTTON ANDMAIL IM O SALE s-48 Silver Dollars by Haseltine s Gobrecht Dollars English Conder or Half Penny Trade Tokens Adams B Acquired from Katen s Sale 52 1980 January 9 1 937 Twenty ninth Catalogue of Rare Coins Tokens Medals Paper Money Etc 32 pp 750 lots Very fine tan card cover peripheral fading 120 Large Cents S 27 H 25 S 68 H 55 many 94 s Rare 3 Gold Early Half by Haseltine Territoria


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    Public Auction 6



    fine green paper cover old vertical fold 115 Large Cents S 80 electro 90 00 670 June 24 25 1880 46 Catalogue of a Very Fine Col lection of U S Foreign Coins Medals Numismatic Books by John W Haseltine Particular Attention is called to The Fine Line of Cents Half Cents 41 pp 1203 lots Fine salmon paper cover old vertical fold 200 Large Cents 1857 sm 11 choice 93 s s-48 80 choice pieces Half Dollars by H R Adams B Sale 35 00 Acquired from Katen 1980 671 November 22 23 1880 49 Catalogue of the Numis matic Collection of D T Millspaugh Others U S Foreign Silver Copper Coins Medals Ancient Greek Roman Bronze Silver Coins Paper Money Publications 39 pp 1204 lots Very fine green paper cover small fold bottom right old vertical fo


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    Public Auction 6



    ogue of Part 1 The D C Wismer Estate U S Gold Silver Nickel Copper Coins Literature Tokens Medals Cards U S Large Cents including a large selection of 1794 Obso lete Bank Bills Many Extremely Rare Proof or Speci men Notes of various States U S Fractional Cur rency 42 pp 964 lots 1 plate Fine white card cover with foxing some HWPR inside 90 Large Cents 45 94 s s-48 Mine 27 34 38 45 Adams B Sale 25 00 Acquired from M


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    Public Auction 6



    spine 170 Hinge Cents 93 s 23 RS UNC late dates Colonial Coins w comment on 1650 Pine Tree Very scarce sale Adams B Sale 45 00 Acquired from O Qrady 1 985 1084 February 28 1899 A Collection of Select Specimens U S Coins a few of Ancient Gold etc being the second formed by E W Ropes 24 pp 491 lots Handpriced Very good card cover old vertical fold 105 Large Cents 94 s-48 choice pieces 1841 Proof U S Private Gold Adams A Sale 30 00 Acquired from O Qrady 1 986 1088 May 21 1947 Tenth Auction Sale Featuring The Rex Reese Collection of Rare Coins 27 pp 1318 lots Fine buff card cover faded 64 Large Cents Choice pieces 93 99 and many UNC s So Called Dollars 25 00 Acquired from Money Tree sale 6 lot 306 1989 1 089 January 25 1963 The W Marvi


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    Public Auction 6



    ederate Currency 197 lots is attributed by Haseltine Low Thian Auction records of this sale to 75 60 00 i Acquired from Money Tree sale 10 lot 281 1990 RARCOA 1094 January 18 1969 The Collection of Richard Saslow other i fine consignments 96 pp 837 lots Photo illustrated Prices I realized Fine card cover prices by some lots peripheral fading 1 15 Large Cents 93 s s-48 S 5 1EF 94 s S 99 S l 1 7 98 s 00 s S 250 late D S PR 57 14 Photos FewOverton Halves j Gobrecht s Error Coins Early Quarter Eagles 90 National Territorial National Notes prior to 1929 Territorial Private Gold w photos Adams A Sale 20 00 Acquired from J Collins 1987 1095 May 14 15 197 l CSNA featuring the outstanding Frank H Masters Jr Collection of Large Cents


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    Public Auction 6



    Anderson Dupont Catalogue Part 11 U S Silver Copper Coins 1 18 pp 1029 2722 lots Fine 84 Large Cents 31 photos 8 January 30 February 1 1958 The Crosby Mayfield MacMurray 87 pp 2044 lots 12 plates Near new 300 Large Cents 1796 NC 3 34 photos 9 May 1 1959 The Phillip G Straus Collection 107 pp 2637 lots Cover partially loose con tents very fine 337 Large Cents s-48 272 30 photos 10 October 5 8 1960 The Milton A Holmes Collec tion 160 pp Plates Prices realized Deluxe Hardbound 4135 lots As new maroon leatherette 368 Large Cents 60 photos 11 October 27 28 1967 Charles Jay Col lection 99 pp 888 lots Very fine 16 Large Cents S 9 14 Unc 56 PR 57 PR 10 photos 12 May 2 4 1968 William Van Roden Collection of Large Cents 134


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    Public Auction 6



    134 PUBLIC LJCTIC LJ ANDMAIL BIO SALK Prices realised Near new 43 Large Cents 9 photos Choice pieces 34 September 15 16 1972 S S Forrest Jr 100 pp 1 164 lots Prices realized Very tine 90 Large Cents s-48 EF Unc late dates 23 photos 35 May 23 24 1973 Charles FI Patten Paul Sutton 68 pp 1065 lots Prices realized As new 112 Large Cents and lot 1839N1 1II 12 photos 36 September 10 1 1 1975 September Sale 96 pp 955 lots Prices realized Very fine Choice Half Cents 28 Large Cents Choice pieces 8 photos 37 April 21 23 1977 Harry A Prock Wil liam H Fenn 105 pp 1


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    Public Auction 6



    ned peripheral fading Fractional Currency Shield Confederate Notes Bonds Extensive Colonial Notes by State from Steigerwalt s Collection 10 00 1329 1898 No 57 Total Value 25 000 Catalogue of a Valuable Collection of Choice U S Foreign Coins Paper Money Medals Etc 1 18 pp Paper cover chipped loose contents very fine peripheral fading 375 Large Cents 93 s 46 94 s s-48 S 50 new Choice pieces and Unc s and proofs U S Pioneer Gold Extensive Half Dollars few by Haseltine Half Dimes by Newlin Mass Silver Colonial Coins U S Patterns few H T Tokens by Low Rare Fractional Shield Confederate Notes Bonds Conti nental Extensive Colonial Notes by State U S Medals Ancients Coins Medals of Britain Canadian Coins Medals Much of 56 rep


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    Public Auction 6



    k l c rriONJ an i ma i u Bin saub 161 MID AMERICA RARE COIN AUCTIONS 1407 1984 1990 21 sales As new card cover color plates photo illustrated Featuring William J Dooner Lafayette James E Butterfield Eugene Spier George Elliott Wayne J Skiles Jasper L Robertson J Douglas Robertson Collections The 1 990 All Copper Specialist s Sale Mis cellaneous Large Cents s-48 S 188 6 04 RS 65 00 NASCA 1408 December 1 2 1976 The William Pierce McNally Collection 56 pp 796 lots Photo illustrated Near new white card cover w small red ink mark 110 Large Cents M S Late Dates 21 Photos Liberty Seated Dollars Co lonial Coins Extensive Gold Dollars Akers Plate Coins Acquired from Katen 1978 November 2 1977 Matthew Bryan Collection 72 pp 1201 lo


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 43, No. 4

    7/1/2009

    when he is looking at a coin to buy Eye Appeal It s worth at least one grade either way If it s a plus it could wind up in his collection if it s a minus doubtful it will become a JCK It reminds him of when he went to the high school dance He always went after the pretty ones regardless of how smart or important they were There are three eoins in his eolleetion that are exceptions the s-48 S 178 and the 1801 NC 1 The Starred Reverse is a VF25 VG8 with intermittent porosity and a few tiny eorrosion spots It looks good some days and not so good others Sometimes this makes the eoin a VGIO In any case it is what it is and John sometimes approves grading on a curve The 1798 Hair Style II Reverse of 1796 is one that definitely fits the car battery description Yet it appe


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