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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 7, February 18, 2007, Article 15

THE GEORGE O. WALTON 1921 ZERBE PROOF MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR

According to an ANA press release, "Two previously unreported,
historic coins from the legendary collection of George O. Walton – an
1830’s era Bechtler gold dollar and a 1921 Zerbe proof Morgan silver
dollar – will be exhibited along with his famous 1913 Liberty Head
nickel at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show
in the Charlotte, N.C. Convention Center, March 16 – 18.

"'This is an exciting discovery for the hobby. It was previously assumed
all his coins were sold at a public auction in 1963,' said Douglas Mudd,
ANA curator of exhibitions.  'Then the four decade’s old mystery about
the whereabouts of ‘missing’ fifth specimen 1913 Liberty nickel was
solved in 2003 when the coin literally came out of a family closet,
and now two more historic coins from his extensive collection are
reported.'

"On loan from Walton’s heirs, the coins will be displayed in a special
ANA-created exhibit, “Walton the Collector,” that also will include
examples of non-numismatic items he collected starting in the 1940s.
Walton was killed in a car crash in March 1962 while driving from
Charlotte to Wilson, N.C. to attend a coin show."

"Zerbe proof dollars are named after former ANA President, Farran Zerbe,
Who convinced Mint officials to produce a relatively small number of
special proof versions of the 1921 Morgan silver dollars. Slightly
different proof versions were made at the request of Philadelphia
coin dealer, Henry Chapman."

To view the CoinFacts page on 1921 Morgan Dollars, see:
morgan_silver_dollar.htm

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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