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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 39, September 24, 2000, Article 6

ROBERT HILT 

   Julian Leidman writes:  "I read David Lange's piece about 
   Bob Hilt's book.   Bob passed away in a plane crash 
   sometime during the 1990's.  He was an avid collector of 
   early US silver and gold coins by die varieties.  He came up 
   with some theories on populations of die varieties based on 
   deliveries of dies, etc.  He was very dedicated to his studies 
   on these and I remember him having discussions with Harry 
   Bass about his theories.   Harry did not dismiss his thoughts 
   and enjoyed his reflections and theories. 

   I believe that he has been unjustly maligned by other numismatic 
   scholars.  Bob was a businessman from Omaha and would have 
   undertaken the next series of coinage, if there had been enough 
   interest in his work.  There was not and he chose not to share 
   his thoughts any further.  I represented him many times at 
   auctions and always enjoyed our relationship.  The last time that 
   I saw Bob was at the COAC when Harry's coins were 
   displayed.  His collection has never surfaced since his death.  I 
   hope that this may shed some new light on Robert Hilt." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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