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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 46, November 5, 2000, Article 7

AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY COLLECTION 

   David Lange writes: "In reference to the CSA half dollar and 
   the ANS' ownership of one, I recently went to the society's 
   headquarters with the expectation of viewing this piece.  I 
   suppose I should have specified in advance what I wanted to 
   see, as this coin and the other major rarities in its collection 
   are stored offsite in a bank vault.  I can understand why this 
   is the case, but it really took the wind out of my sails. 

   I did go through all the trays of colonial and early federal 
   coins, but in most instances the more desirable pieces were 
   represented by replicas or photographs.  What is available for 
   viewing would make for a nice amateur collection, but I didn't 
   really see anything that I don't get to see in a typical year 
   working at NGC. 

   Let's hope that when its new building is ready for occupation 
   the ANS will be able to mount its rarities for public viewing. 
   I believe that's one of its goals in relocating." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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