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The E-Sylum:  Volume 2, Number 17, April 25, 1999, Article 3

1802 HALF DIME UPDATE   

    Board Member Joel Orosz had a few tidbits for David  
    Davis' research:  "In the Cohen sale (1875), the buyer was  
    Herman Ely at $23.00."   

    "In the Levick sale (1859), my priced and named copy says  
    the buyer was  "Wilson", and the price was a munificent $1.80.  
    Of course, Cogan did describe it as "poor".  I assume that  
    "Wilson" was Rathmel Wilson, of Wilmington, Delaware.  He  
    was a buyer in the Lewis Roper sale of 1851, and purchased,  
    from the grandnephew of Charles Thomson, the Nova  
    Constellatio mark and quint.  See Bowers, History of U.S.  
    Coinage, pp. 134-35, and Garrett 1, lots 620 and 621."   

    Joel's report presents a problem, since others have reported  
    that their catalogs record the lot as a no sale.   Hmmm.  

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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