In 1973 I was working in a large mail order business in
San Diego. One day I had a call from Continental Coin in
Van Nuys, describing a big collection of Buffalo Nickels they had just acquired
and thought we could use. Was I
interested? Of course I was! Our inventory was always short of Buffalos.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
In September 1994 I received a call from a long time customer and friend with an interesting numismatic opportunity. This fellow was a well connected business owner in the
area; his coin interest and expertise were common knowledge.
A local bank contacted him for advice dealing with a special coin collection and he referred them to me. I flew to
to take a look.
What I found was one of the more interesting collections I've had the opportunity to examine during my career -- approximately 50 pieces of Bust Gold before 1840. Highlights included:
|1796 Stars $2.50 Gold|
Heritage Auction #1173
1796 Stars - $2.5
1808 - $2.5
Also 1807, 1829, 1830 and 1831 - $2.5
1795 - $5
Several nice $5s between 1800 and 1812, a few in the 1820s, including 1823, 1826 and 1830
1795 - $10
1838 - $10
Also 1798, 1799, 1803 - $10