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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 24, June 11, 2006, Article 17

THE FEVERSHAM HOARD

In response to Philip Mernick's earlier query on the Feversham
Hoard, Bob Leonard writes: "The Feversham "Hoard" isn't a hoard
in the usual sense, but the coins recovered from the wreck of the
British frigate Feversham.  Besides Joseph R. Lasser's article in
The Numismatist, February 1989, the best description and listing
is to be found in the auction catalogs: Christie's, New York,
February 7, 1989, "Coins from the Wreck of H.M.S. Feversham" (lots
852-1080), and Stack's Public Auction Sale, Americana, Colonial and
Federal Coins, Medals and Currency featuring Coins from the H.B.M.S.
 FEVERSHAM and LE CHAMEAU Shipwrecks, January 12, 13, 1999."  Stack's
divided the "American" coins from the "foreign" coins in their catalog,
so the Feversham items are cataloged as lots 1-48 and 1146-1190.

(Incidentally, Michael Hodder alerted me that lot 47 is NOT a
Massachusetts silver coin, though listed in that section.  Neither
is lot 48, apparently.)  The coins sold in 1999 may have been unknown
to Lasser at the time of his 1989 article.

Also, the catalog of the Jeffrey Hoare Auctions, London, Ontario,
sale of February 26-27, 1993, contains some Feversham coins in addition
to other shipwreck coins and other material (I lack this catalog).
Other coins were sold in two Coin Galleries auctions, July 13, 1994
and April 15, 1998 (don't seem to have these either).  The latter
citations are possible through searching the ANS Library Catalog for
"Feversham," which brings up a total of 11 records including a few
more articles.  Unfortunately, this is probably not a complete listing,
and Mr. Mernick is encouraged to develop one if he can."

[In addition, Darryl Atchison forwarded to Philip Mernick all
Feversham references in the yet-to-be-published Canadian Numismatic
Bibliography.  Many thanks for everyone's help.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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