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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 42, October 21, 2007, Article 15

COIN PEDIGREES: BRAND, FAROUK, NEWCOMER, WOODIN AND BREEN

On the same topic Saul Teichman writes: "With regard to
the 1804 and 1838 eagles that were just sold, the pedigree
of the 1838 eagle is fouled up.

"Parmelee's probably did go to Woodin where it was purchased
by Virgil Brand for $200 in the Elder's 1911 sale of Woodin's
non half eagle gold. It was entered into the Brand journal
as number 57063.

"It is unclear if this piece is in fact the Farouk coin.
In any event, to my knowledge, no coin went from the Brand
hoard into the Colonel Green collection as the timing was
off.  Breen has pedigreed the Brand coin to the Cardinal
Spellman and Paramount's Davies sale.  If that is correct
then the Pittman coin is ex Col Green and Farouk but the
earlier part of the pedigree is wrong.

"Regarding gold pedigrees, Breen placed Newcomer, Col.
Green pedigrees on many items of Woodin's gold coins.
The only problem with that is that those pedigrees are
only valid as a whole for Woodin's half eagles which
Woodin kept since he was doing die studies on them
until finally sold
to Newcomer in the mid 1920s.

"Many of Woodin's proofs like the 1854, 1856-1858 gold
dollars, the 1848 quarter eagle, and the 1848 and 1844-O
eagles for example were purchased by Brand  and were never
in the Newcomer or Col Green collections.  By the way,
Brand already had two 1855 proof gold dollars which is
why Brand did not buy that one!!

"This is one area of pedigrees need to be 'un-Breened' ".

"It is rather obvious that the Pittman proof 1854 gold dollar,
and the 1848 $10 for example ex Woodin, Brand.   It is not
as clear if the Pittman's 1856-8 gold dollars are also the
Woodin, Brand examples !!

"Brand's more significant purchases from Elder's 1911
Woodin sale are below.

1827 quarter restrike lot 416 $180 57014
1854 proof gold dollar lot 851 $65 57033  later to Pittman
1856 proof gold dollar lot 856 $30 57034
1857 proof gold dollar lot 859 $25 57035
1821 proof $2.50 lot 939 $63.50 57041
1834 $2.50 with motto lot ??? $300
1843 proof $2.50 lot 966 $94 57049
1848 proof $2.50 lot 973 $95 57050
1857 and 1858 proof $2.50 were also purchased
1838 proof $10 lot 1201 $200 57063
1839 UNC $10 lot 1202 57064 - later to Pittman as this
  specimen is described as having the die cracks
1843 proof $10 lot 1203 $100 57065
1848 proof $10 lot 1213 $100 57066  later to Pittman
1858 proof $10 lot 1223 $102.50 57067 same price as
  Jewett coin (is it the same coin? - if so, then there
  are only 3 of these and this is Amon Carter's)
1844-O proof $10 lot 1263 $50 57068
1858 proof $20 lot 1359 57069 "

 1804 U.S. TEN DOLLAR GOLD SELLS FOR $5 MILLION
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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