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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 19, May 7, 2006, Article 9

1794 DOLLAR PEDIGREE INFORMATION SOUGHT

W. David Perkins writes: "I would like to learn the buyer's name
for a 1794 Silver Dollar, Lot 608 in New Netherlands Coin Company,
Inc. Forty-Eighth Catalog of Rare Coins sale, November 21, 1956,
page 30.  This coin is plated in the sale catalog.

This specimen, per the sale catalog, was pedigreed to the Chapman
Earle sale in 1912, where it is also plated both obverse and reverse.
The cataloger also notes that it was obtained by Mr. Clarke from
Ira Reed.

According to the unpublished Jack Collins 1794 Dollar manuscript,
this specimen is ex. A. Bridgman (Chapman Bros., November 27-289,
1891:689 at $110.00).  The manuscript states the coin went to
"Kagins," thus one of the Kagin brothers (Art and / or Paul) may
have acquired it in this sale.

I would also like to learn if anyone has this specimen today, or
knows where it is.  Or if anyone has seen or heard of it since it
was sold in this sale in 1956.

At one time it had a "planchet defect (or damage) through the R
in LIBERTY, extending from the border almost to the hair, where
it curves left; adjustment marks between the third and fourth stars.
 Reverse with a serious edge dent above TE STATES; nick or scratch
below the dentils above ME."  It is possible this planchet defect
was repaired after the 1956 auction sale."

[Dave has offered to provide photos of this specimen to help
identify it.  Contact me at whomren@coinlibrary.com and I'll
forward your request. -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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