Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 60

Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction


Dan Holmes Ephemera
 
 
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Lot 585
1793 NC-1 Chain AMERICA Electrotype Copy MS63. Frosty "mint" red fading to light steel brown, more than half the red remaining. Essentially as made from the Penny Whimsy and Noyes plate coin. Unfortunately the two halves were not properly aligned so the "copy status" of this piece is obvious without a glass (or much knowledge for that matter). DWH #3410.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Jules Reiver estate (via Iona Reiver), 2007 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/28/07:107.

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$2,300
Lot 586
"1793" S-3 with Strawberry Leaf device and Draped Bust type Reverse. Electrotype Copy VG7. A unique and illogical electrotype copy made using an altered obverse of S-3 with a "strawberry leaf" device added above the date mated with a rather crude electrotype copy of a draped bust type reverse, year or variety unknown. Poorly executed and hardly capable of fooling anyone with even rudimentary knowledge of large cents, but never say never. The date and legends are all visible except for the fraction, which is faint at best. Reddish steel brown and chocolate. DWH #2676.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 4/25/05.

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$345
Lot 587
1793 NC-2 Electrotype Copy of the Unique Fair-2+ Strawberry Leaf Cent. Very attractive glossy medium brown with chocolate brown toning in protected areas. A very well executed copy, quite deceptive except for the electrotype edge seam and lack of the Vine and Bars edge device. A great substitute for the unique genuine example that sold in Dan Holmes' first sale (9/6/2009:7 at $264,500.00). DWH #2677.
Estimated Value $300-UP.
Ex Herb Silberman in the early 1990s-Denis Loring 5/20/2005.

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$3,910
Lot 588
1793 Gallery Mint Replica of a Liberty Cap Cent, Double Struck, MS67. Lustrous bright mint red. Virtually flawless. Double struck. The initial strike was properly centered while the second was 60% off center to K-11. Both dates are strong. The word "COPY" is stamped into the top of the wreath of the first strike. A beautiful example, made to order. DWH #3392.
Estimated Value $25-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$114
Lot 589
1795 S-80 R5+ Electrotype Copy of the ANS Jefferson Head Cent VF35. A well-executed electrotype copy. Glossy reddish medium brown and chocolate. The only defect is a spot of steel-colored oxidation on the leaf right of T in CENT. There is no trace of base metal showing on the high points or around the edge. The scrape through the wreath at D-S mirrors the defect found on the ANS host coin, which is the finest known Jefferson Head Cent. Weight 238.8 grains. DWH #1065.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds-Jeff Hall 8/17/91.

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$1,501
Lot 590
"1799" S-148 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 G5. Dark steel and olive, the obverse rather glossy but the reverse matte. The engraving was done with excellent skill and is effectively hidden under minor roughness added to hide the truth, but the Style I Hair was a foolish mistake. But then, if they were smart. We should be thankful. DWH #3066.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Bob Hastings-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$184
Lot 591
"1799" S-153 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 AG3. Glossy chocolate brown and smooth except for some shallow pitting on the upper part of the obverse. Reasonably good engraving that might pass with a novice, but the cud break that joins the bust to the rim attests to the late die state of S-153. And the Style I Hair is a dead giveaway as well. DWH #3064.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex John Ashby 6/79-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$115
Lot 592
"1799" S-161 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 AG3. Glossy chocolate brown. Smooth and attractive, just well worn. The date and cud break over ATES are clear, and significant parts of the legends are clear as well. The 8 in the date was altered to a 9, and the work was done with some skill, but Ive seen better. And selecting a 1798 with Style I Hair was a big mistake. Later die state with a strong cud break at ATES. DWH #3381.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:910.

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$150
Lot 593
"1799" S-164 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 G4. Sharpness VG8 but slightly rough. The obverse was lightly cleaned and has retoned a coppery light brown and tan. The reverse appears natural and is mostly medium brown with darker olive tones in some protected areas. The date was skillfully reengraved to 1799. (Why a talented engraver would select a 1798 with Style I Hair for such a deception is a mystery. Perhaps the reverse, which closely resembles the 1799 reverse, was a consideration.) Nice work but not deceptive when you look at the hair style. DWH #1066.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Jim Long (as an altered date) 8/17/91.

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$138
Lot 594
"1799" S-173 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 VG7. Slightly sharper with a rim dent left of the lower curls. Glossy chocolate and olive brown. The engraving was done with decent skill, but the alteration is still obvious. The host S-173 is from a later die state and shows a clear cud break at the tops of RTY. Another big mistake if you want to fool someone who is reasonably familiar with the series. DWH #3061.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Lester Merkin 9/89-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$265
Lot 595
"1799" S-174 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 G4. Sharpness VF20 but moderately corroded, probably done purposely to help hide the date alteration. A rather deceptive alteration, nonetheless, one of the better ones. Roughness effectively hides the engraving and the result could fool some collectors. The reverse die clashmarks of S-174 are clear, however, and they help expose the truth. Dark steel and olive with a bit of gloss on the obverse but a matte reverse. The date is weak but readable as 1799, which was the intent, of course. DWH #3062.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$115
Lot 596
"1799" S-187 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 VG7. Sharpness VF30 but granular. Dull dark steel with some black mixed in, the corrosion obviously added following the alterations. No marks or verdigris. Very skillful work, one of the best this cataloger has seen. The alteration is virtually undetectable. Even the lump under the E in ONE is present. If not for the hanging berry above the O in ONE, even an expert could be fooled by this one. And it comes with a nice provenance. DWH #3059.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Willard C. Blaisdell-Del Bland 8/78-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$288
Lot 597
1799/8 S-188 Electrotype Copy VF20. Glossy dark olive brown with lighter steel brown high points. An extremely well executed electrotype copy, and dangerous as such. You have to search long and hard with a strong glass to detect any edge seam or underlying base metal. The "clunk" sound when tapped helps confirm the copy status, however. DWH #3063.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex R. K. Ivey 11/82-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$196
Lot 598
1799 S-189 Electrotype Copy VG8. Glossy medium brown with darker olive toning in protected areas of the obverse. The surfaces are a bit uneven appearing slightly wavy or warped on the obverse. A decent copy, but the edge seam is visible in a couple places. DWH #3065.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Denis Rynes 9/77-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$184
Lot 599
1799 S-189 An electrotype copy with the obverse of S-189 mated with the reverse of S-174 VG10. Five points sharper but there is a group of pits at the rim left of the lower end of the hair ribbon. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with a spot of dark olive containing fine verdigris at ON in ONE. The edge seam is present in several places but there are no traces of base metal showing through on either side. The reverse die clashmarks of S-174 are clear on this example. An impossible die combination, of course. DWH #3067.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Fairfield Rare Coins (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) 10/82-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$219
Lot 600
1799 S-189 An electrotype or cast copy with the obverse of S-189 mated with the reverse of 1804 S-266c VG7. A few points sharper with minor roughness and a few small marks. The rim over RTY was shaved a bit, perhaps to expose the base metal below. Slightly glossy steel brown and chocolate. The strong cud break at MERI shows clearly and this feature instantly identifies this as the 1804 reverse die. Why would anyone think this could possibly fool a collector? Or would this piece fill two difficult holes with a single coin? DWH #3068.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$150
Lot 601
"1804" S-256 of 1803 with date altered to 1804 G6. Excellent engraving on smooth surfaces. A great job except that the host coin is clearly an 1803 S-256, and the cud break that touches the first T in STATES indicates this is the late die state of those dies. Glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. DWH #3099.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Jonathan Kern 6/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$207
Lot 602
"1804" S-260 of 1803 with the date altered to 1804 AG3+. The 3 was engraved into a 4, but the alteration is rather obvious with a shallow depression remaining around the 4. Glossy steel and chocolate brown. Smooth and mark-free except for some dull dents at OF purposely added to provide more metal on the opposite side for engraving the 4. The true attribution of this piece as S-260 of 1803 is relatively easy. DWH #3101.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Jack Borckardt (Fort Findlay Enterprises) 10/80-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$242
Lot 603
1804 S-266c Electrotype Copy F12. A well-executed copy with attractive, glossy medium brown surfaces showing olive brown toning in protected areas. The dies are rotated to simulate the usual position seen on the genuine examples, but a tell-tale seam around the edge gives away its secret. LDS with both cud breaks strong. DWH #3100.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$299
Lot 604
1804 Cast Copy of the Restrike G6. A cast copy in lead or soft base metal. Slightly glossy medium gray. There is some minor "tin pest" in protected areas at BE in LIBERTY and several fine hairline scratches inside the wreath, plus a tiny rim bruise at the first S in STATES. The date is full but the reverse legends are weak and ONE CENT is mostly gone due to swelling in that area. Most likely a cast copy, but there appears to be a double profile on the portrait suggesting this piece may have been struck from transfer dies. Regardless, its a copy of a fantasy "restrike." Any possibility this was struck in base metal using the "original" restrike dies seems remote but not impossible. DWH #3098.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$604
Lot 605
"1809" Date altered from 1808 S-279 G4. Slightly sharper, especially on the reverse, but covered with light contact marks, including a few fine hairline scratches in the field before the portrait. Late die state (of the S-279 of course). The second 8 in the date was altered to a 9. The alteration was accomplished with some skill, but not enough to fool a knowledgeable collector. Glossy steel brown and chocolate splashed with olive and reddish chocolate on the obverse. DWH #3382.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:910.

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$52
Lot 606
1809 S-280 A cast copy, or possibly struck from transfer dies F15. Slightly glossy dark steel brown with lighter steel brown and chocolate high points. No marks or corrosion, but the surfaces are covered with uniform very fine granularity, probably from the casting process. The date and legends are clear. The obverse is slightly misaligned to K-7.5 while the reverse is well centered on the "planchet." DWH #3104.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Harley Miller (Wollenberg, West Germany) 6/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$161
Lot 607
1811 S-287 Cast copy or possibly struck using transfer dies VF20. Slightly glossy dark steel brown with chocolate toning on the high points. The surfaces are covered with very fine granularity characteristic of a cast copy. No defects and probably as made or nearly so. The obverse is very slightly concave while the reverse is similarly convex. DWH #3107.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Gil Pierce 6/83-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$86
Lot 608
1811 S-287 Cast copy or possibly struck using transfer dies VF25. Virtually identical to the preceding piece and obviously manufactured the same way using the same "dies." Rather glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. A very tiny rim nick at star 13 can help identify this example. DWH #3108.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Lawrence Cobb (Columbia, SC) 8/95-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$98
Lot 609
1811 Struck copy of S-287 with the reverse of 1809 S-280 AU55. Glossy chocolate brown with medium brown toning on the high points. There are a dozen dull, light nicks in the field before the face, possibly as struck, plus a similar group of marks over EN in CENT. Probably as struck or nearly so, the defects simply transferred from the original cent as the transfer dies were made. Struck using spark erosion dies that were heavily clashed and lapped. Has some characteristics of the "Bay-area counterfeits," including the squared edges and granular look to the raised devices with smooth fields. DWH #3109.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Harley G. Miller (Wollenberg, West Germany) 1/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$75
Lot 610
"1811" Date altered from 1814 S-295 G4. Glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. Mostly smooth and attractive for the grade, some minor roughness at ATE in STATES the notable exception. The 4 in the date was altered into a 1, but the work is not deceptive. The alteration work appears to have been signed by the "craftsman" with small initials "SW" faintly scratched above the new date. DWH #3383.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:910.

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$46
Lot 611
"1815" made using an 1813 S-292 VF30. Glossy chocolate and very dark steel brown. The surfaces are smooth and attractive, free of any hint of corrosion and showing only a few trivial contact marks, including a light diagonal nick on the throat. The alteration of the 3 to a 5 was done with utmost skill, and this is the most convincing example of an "1815" cent this cataloger has seen. The alteration method left a smooth, round bulge in the field right of the second S in STATES, which is exactly opposite the 5 in the date. In addition, there is a tiny planchet clip, as struck, that affects the dentils at stars 6-7 and the opposing ones at U in UNITED. MDS (for the host S-292). DWH #2650.
Estimated Value $300-UP.
Ex Homer K. Downing, 1952 ANA Sale, lot 2005-Stacks 9/16/97:348-Denis Loring 4/22/05.

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$2,070
Lot 612
"1815" made using an 1813 S-292 F12. Sharpness VF20 with some extremely fine roughness in the fields and a patch of light verdigris, probably removable, at ICA. The 3 in the date was skillfully altered into a 5. The result is a very deceptive example of the mythical 1815 dated large cent. Glossy dark olive brown with chocolate high points. EDS. DWH #1900.
Estimated Value $300-UP.
Ex G. Lee Kuntz, Superior 10/6/91:331-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/01:614.

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$1,380
Lot 613
"1815" made using an 1813 S-292 G4. Clipped Planchet. A couple points sharper but covered with fine porosity. No verdigris or notable marks. The alteration to the 3 created a nicely formed 5, but a dig at the left top of the "5" betrays the attempted deception. A curved planchet clip affects only the rim at stars 8 & 9. Dark olive and steel brown. MDS. DWH #0360.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Jack Borckardt (Collector's Cabinet) 5/30/87.

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$863
Lot 614
"1815" made using an 1814 S-295 AG3. A couple points sharper with a dent on the dentils at star 11 and a trio of sharp digs inside the wreath. The "5" was created by denting the reverse opposite the 4, thus bulging that place on the obverse, and then shaving down the copper around the new digit. The "5" has a fancy (curved) top and is very well formed. Glossy steel brown and chocolate. Quite odd to have an 1814 cent used for this purpose since the alteration requires more work. A skillfully executed "1815" cent. DWH #1791.
Estimated Value $30-UP.
Ex 1985 EAC Sale, lot 301-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/96:402.

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$506
Lot 615
"1815" A uniface electrotype copy from handmade dies that simulate the Petite Head style of 1839-1843 VF30. Very similar to the Black electrotypes of 1858-60 and may be a product of his efforts. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with traces of the silvery gray base metal showing through on some of the high points. The obverse is free of any roughness or notable marks while the smooth reverse shows a few light scratches. A very curious novelty. DWH #3112.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Steve Vesely (Joliette, Illinois) 3/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$483
Lot 616
"1815" made using an 1845 N-4 F12. Slightly sharper with some tiny nicks scattered over the obverse. Glossy dark chocolate and olive brown. The 4 in the date was rather crudely altered to a 1 to give the appearance of an 1815 date, but the "craftsman" had pedestrian skill at best. DWH #3384.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Bob Matthews 3/15/91-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:910.

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$98
Lot 617
"1815" made from an 1845 Newcomb-5 F12. Sharpness VF20 with nicks and rim bruises. The alteration is a relatively crude attempt to change the "4" into a "1". Shouldn't fool anyone since portions of the diagonal and crossbar of the "4" are still visible. Glossy medium brown. DWH #0362.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Sid Emerson 2/14/78.

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$98
Lot 618
"1815" made using an 1845 N-15 G5. Counterstamped. Glossy medium brown with smooth surfaces. There are 3 small counterstamps of a raised "4" inside an incuse oval punched into the face and upper part of the neck. These are neatly done and the 4s are strong. In addition, the 4 in the date has been somewhat skillfully altered into a "1" to create the fictitious 1815 date for a large cent. The date alteration is obvious, and the cent style is totally wrong anyway. It shouldn't fool anyone, but P. T. Barnum counted on weak minds to make a living, and he did rather well for himself. DWH #2849.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Tony Terranova 7/29/05.

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$230
Lot 619
  Trio of Cents with Altered Date. Includes the following: an "1814" with the date altered from an 1844/81 N-2 cent F12. Mostly glossy chocolate brown with lighter brown and tan high points. The first 4 was rather crudely altered to create the "1814" date. DWH #2476. Ex Colonel Steven Ellsworth (Butternut) 4/17/04. The second piece is an "1816" with the date altered from an 1846 N-12 VG10. Five points sharper with small nicks on both sides and crud in protected areas of the reverse. The 4 in the date was altered into a 1 to create an 1816 date. The work was done with no particular skill and would not be deceptive to anyone but a novice. Glossy chocolate and olive brown. DWH #3385. Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:910. The third cent is an "1817" with the date altered from 1847 N-14 VG10. A couple points sharper with microscopic roughness in the obverse fields and protected areas. Glossy chocolate brown with darker steel and olive in protected areas. The 4 was altered to a 1 creating the appearance of an 1817 date. Not very deceptive to anyone but a novice, but the work was accomplished with a reasonable degree of care. DWH #3386. Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:910. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $30-UP.
All from the Dan Holmes Collection.

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$46
Lot 620
1819 Struck Copy from Similar Dies EF45. Glossy dark chocolate brown with some lighter brown toning in protected areas. Possibly recolored but the toning and surfaces are attractive. Size and overall appearance are similar to a normal large cent, closest to the 1839 Head of 1838 type. Diameter is 28 millimeters and weight is 136.8 grains (normal diameter but about 30 grains light). The date is relatively small and the strike is sharp. An interesting piece, similar to the 1818 counterfeit from handmade dies and the famous 1848 Small Date cent, but not nearly as crude as those pieces. According to Cox Crider, these pieces were struck by Dixie Gun Works for U.S. Civil War re-enactors. John D. Wright, author of The Cent Book, says these were struck well before the establishment of the Gallery Mint. Sometimes called the "Beaded Cord 1819" or the "1819 Small Letters Reverse." DWH #2510.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex JGM Numismatics (Pete Boisvert), McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:726.

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$138
Lot 621
1820 N-14 R5- Details of VG10. Made into a crude gear. Lightly cleaned and retoned glossy chocolate with underlying very faded red showing through on both sides. No roughness but some marks from being flattened creating an oversize diameter. The rim was made into a crude gear, although it is difficult to imagine the precision of this piece is good enough to actually work in a piece of machinery. Perhaps just a piece created by idle hands. Too bad anyway since the host would have been a highly collectable example of this very scarce variety. DWH #3388.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:911.

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$368
Lot 622
"1821/0" made using an 1821 N-2 F15. A very deceptive alteration of a normal 1821 N-2 cent where strong "undertype" of a 0 shows at the right side of the second 1. In addition, many of the details of Ms. Liberty and the wreath have been skillfully altered or strengthened to create this captivating "new" overdate variety. Glossy medium brown and chocolate, and the retoning was accomplished so long ago that the color appears absolutely original. The weight is a rather low 141.0 grains suggesting the craftsman removed metal in addition to moving some of it around while doing the work. A real eye catcher. DWH #2648.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Richard Picker-Tony Terranova 4/22/05.

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$242
Lot 623
"1823" Date Altered from 1828 N-6 EF45. An 1828 N-6 cent with the second 8 altered to a 3. The alteration was accomplished with some skill, but the end result is not especially deceptive under magnification. Frosty dark steel brown and chocolate. The only defect (other than the alteration) is a light rim bruise between stars 3 & 4. Sharply struck. DWH #3175.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Catherine Bullowa 12/4/05:422-Tony Terranova 5/06.

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$173
Lot 624
"1823" Date Altered from 1828 N-11 G4. Slightly sharper but burnished and retoned glossy light steel brown and chocolate with hints of lighter reddish brown in protected areas. Some stains of fine carbon dust show on the portrait. The 8 in the date was carefully altered into a 3 to create the 1823 date. A decent alteration, but it wouldnt fool an advanced collector. DWH #3387.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:910.

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$40
Lot 625
1826 N-1 R2 Masonic Token VG7. The obverse grades F15 but is covered with fine to moderate granularity while the Masonic reverse is essentially as made and is prooflike with no defects. The obverse is slightly glossy dark steel and olive brown while the reverse is lustrous dark steel brown and chocolate. The reverse was smoothed off and very skillfully engraved. This piece was made for Peter J. Ungerbuehler of the McMillan Chapter No.19. DWH #3390.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:912.

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$334
Lot 626
1827 Large Cent Overstruck with 1830 Lafayette Medal by C. C. Wright Fuld LA.1830.12 VG8. Glossy chocolate brown with darker steel brown toning on the high points. Smooth and attractive for the grade, just worn. The medal was struck over an 1827 large cent of unknown die variety. The 1827 date is visible at the top of the obverse along with stars 11-13. On the reverse you can find S OF AMERI still visible from the cent undertype. These were struck by Wright and Bale of New York to honor General Lafayette for his service during two revolutions (including ours). A really neat piece. DWH #3505.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 5/10/08 during the EAC Convention in Dallas.

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$604
Lot 627
1827 N-12 R5 F15. Sharpness VF30 or slightly better but covered with fine granularity. No verdigris or marks. Slightly glossy very dark steel with chocolate brown toning on some of the high points. MDS, the die crack between the 1 & 8 now relatively strong. This example has a fine crack-like line that meanders from star 2 to the lower lip, and this line was once thought to be a die crack and is mentioned in John Wright's book on the cents of 1816-1839. The line is an effect of the light corrosion rather than a real die crack, but it is very deceptive. A very interesting study piece of a sharp example of a rare die variety. DWH #0658.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 3/30/80.

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$1,150
Lot 628
1838 N-7 R1 Masonic Token F12. The cent obverse is F12 and the Masonic side grades EF40. Attractive glossy medium brown and chocolate with smooth surfaces. Could be N-7 or N-10, as if that really matters. The reverse was smoothed off and skillfully engraved into a Masonic token made for George F. Dilley of the McMillan Chapter No.19. The engraving work is beautiful. DWH #3391.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:913.

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$109
Lot 629
1842 N-8 R1 "Rays Obverse" VG10. This was a normal cent that was submerged in an acid solution (obverse down is my guess) and left to pickle for some time. The bath left strong radial lines covering the obverse fields creating an impressive "rays" look with the rays radiating from behind the portrait. The weight has been reduced to a very low 115.7 grains in the process. Pickling of varying degrees is sometimes found on large cents, and it is rumored cents were added purposely to the brine in pickle barrels to enhance the green color of the end product or perform some other useful service. Sounds unhealthy in many ways, but then a lot of what we did years ago clearly falls into that category based on todays science. Anyway, this interesting cent is an attractive glossy medium brown with olive brown toning covering the protected areas. The rays are the lighter tone while the valleys between them are the darker olive shade, and this two-tone look really highlights the effect. The end result is a cent with real artistic qualities. DWH #2649.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Richard Picker-Tony Terranova 4/22/05.

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$299
Lot 630
1846 Contemporary Counterfeit VG7. Glossy medium brown and light chocolate. The surfaces are smooth and the only defects are a light scuff that breaks the toning left of star 12 and a collection of small pinpricks under the right foot of N in CENT. The reverse is nearly upset rotated 170 degrees clockwise. Weight 135.9 grains. At least 10 are known, possibly as many as 12. While the famous 1848 "Small Date" counterfeit cents were struck using handmade dies, these 1846 cents appear to have been struck using dies made from a genuine 1846 cent. Unfortunately the transfer is relatively mushed out so I have been unable to identify the die variety(s) used. Or, perhaps these were scrap dies employed in the Mickley tradition following extensive burnishing that blunted the details. Regardless, they are neat and quite rare. DWH #3605.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Jim Carr, 2010 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/24/2010:422 (via Chris McCawley).

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$719
Lot 631
1854 N-11 R2 Cut-down Planchet F15. Sharpness VF20 or slightly better with some light contact marks, including a nick at the top of the ear and another over star 11. Glossy chocolate brown with some reddish chocolate toning at the eye. The planchet is 23.5 millimeters in diameter and weighs only 109.8 grains. Apparently the planchet was carefully cut down to this smaller diameter post-striking (outside the mint) using a precision tool that left the rims looking just like they had been cut this size at the mint (or at the factory making planchets for the mint). Anyway, a neat curiosity. DWH #3389.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:911.

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$52
Lot 632
1855 One Cent Token F12. "NOT ONE CENT//BUT JUST AS GOOD" Struck from hand-made dies with designs similar to the contemporary large cents. The planchet is brassy copper, 27.5 millimeters in diameter and weighing 143.4 grains (both similar to the standard large cent, but about 20 grains light). The reverse is rotated 85 degrees CCW from the normal head-to-foot orientation, and a large cud break joins BUT to the rim above. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. No spots, stains, or notable signs of contact. A curious item, similar to the more famous 1848 Small Date Cent. Appears to have circulated for some time. DWH #1939.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Ex Rick DeSanctis, 2002 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/20/02:631.

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$253
Lot 633
  Lot of 2 Pieces, both Gem BU. Includes the following: a full red example of the 1982 15th anniversary token for the Early American Coppers Club (EAC) and a "Chain Cent" which is a 1982-D Lincoln Cent bordered by a tiny link chain. Lot of 2 pieces from the Dan Holmes collection.
Estimated Value $20-UP.
Source not recorded.

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$46
Lot 634
1968 EAC Charter Medal #1 awarded to Dr. William H. Sheldon MS65. As struck. Engraved to the good doctor as charter member #1. Obviously unique and a fitting end to the large cent ephemera section of the Dan Holmes Collection. And it comes with a great provenance, just as you would expect.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Dr. William H. Sheldon-Dorothy Paschal-Ray Chatham-William J. Parks-1988 EAC Sale, lot #52 (at $1250)-Dr. Bob Shalowitz 9/15/89.

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$1,093



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