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In February of 1873, the San Francisco Branch Mint reportedly struck 700 Seated Liberty dollars, 5,000 Seated Liberty, No Arrows half dollars and 324,000 Seated Liberty half dimes. After all of these years, one of the last great mysteries of numismatics still remains. What happened to those 700 1873-S dollars and 5,000 1873-S No Arrows half dollars?Read More

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Picking the brain of professional numismatist W. David Perkins 

Editor’s Q&A: Learn more about one of the hobby’s most respected numismatists

By Paul Gilkes , Coin World

Published : 01/25/17

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The Lord St. Oswald 1795 Silver Dollars The 1964 Christie’s catalog of the Lord St. Oswald Collection contained three remarkable 1795 Silver Dollars, as follows: Lot 139 “U.S.A., DOLLAR, 1795 (Bolender no. 2) – planchet marks on both sides and some scratching in obverse field, otherwise in brilliant mint state, very rare.” Lot 139 sold for 460 British Pounds (the contemporary equivalent of $1,288) to the American firm of Stack’s, where it joined Norman Stack’s personal collection.

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Overton Set of CB 50C Completed

Jun 13, 2016 3:00:38 PM

Collector ends 30-year-quest for complete Capped Bust half dollar set

Final coin had been purchased unattributed on eBay by another collector
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Fourteen Bryan Dollars pedigreed to the collection of early 20th century American Numismatic Association President Farran Zerbe have been certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.

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By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant – Stacks Bowers …..

Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanor and good senses of humor are more commonplace than their opposites, from local coin shows to Manhattan auction galleries. The bourse floor is a leveler that puts experts and connoisseurs shoulder to shoulder with hobbyists of all levels. Proximity breeds familiarity, and most of today’s legendary collectors and experts are a coin-show handshake or an email away.

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Numismatic Guaranty Corp. has authenticated only the second known example of the JR-7 1796 Draped Bust, Small Eagle dime. 

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W. David Perkins and Andy Lustig report that they have purchased the extensive Miller early U.S. silver dollar collection and will begin offering it for sale. The coins will be available for viewing and sale at the upcoming Whitman Baltimore Show.

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Sept. 2, while examining a collection of 18th through 20th century U.S. coins, likely assembled between the 1920s and 1940s, early dollar specialist and researcher W. David Perkins encountered an example of the 1799 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle with Shattered Reverse.

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W. David Perkins will be offering for sale the Kirk Gorman Reference Collection of Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837 beginning at the January 2016 FUN Convention in Tampa, Florida. 

As in the early half dime and other sales Perkins has conducted in the past, the dimes will be sold in a combination sealed bid auction and fixed price list sale or sales at the January FUN and Summer ANA conventions. 

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