PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V11 2008 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE




The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 12, March 23, 2008, Article 7

NUMISMATIC BIBLIOPHILES AND THE REDISCOVERY OF NUMISMATIC TREASURES

Roger Siboni writes: "It was a busy week and I am a little
late in getting through last week's E-Sylum which I am now
doing with a leisurely cup of coffee. But I enjoyed reading
the follow-up on the Washington Born Virginia piece from Alan
Weinberg's previous post about the Baltimore Show. It struck
me in reading the description how much fun it is to be a
bibliophile as you can watch certain numismatic treasures be
discovered and re-discovered again and again over time. When
the same item is received with the same amazement and awe over
decades and sometimes centuries, you really do appreciate what
a special treasure it is.

"So while I am not sure that the catalogers of the October 24,
1984 Stack's Picker sale (which contained many of the pieces
that George Fuld talked about in the previous week's issue of
the E-Sylum regarding Picker's private acquisition from Johns
Hopkins University) viewed the piece as a special presentation
proof, they did choose to feature it on the cover of the
catalog along with a New Jersey Copper Date Under Plow Beam,
a Higley Copper, a New England Shilling, and an extremely
scarce Continental Dollar....august company. It was further
described in the catalog as a coin with out equal, needle-
sharp strike, flawless surfaces and the most important Washington
piece in the sale. It was previously owned by Newcomer and Green.

"Anyway, one of the great enjoyments of having a library is
to see how particular coins stand the test of time. This one
did quite well."

 WASHINGTON BORN VIRGINIA 'MAGNIFI-CENT' VIEWED AT BALTIMORE SHOW
 esylum_v11n11a19.html

 ALAN WEINBERG ON ULTRA-RARITIES SPOTTED AT THE BALTIMORE SHOW
 esylum_v11n10a11.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

Google
 
coinbooks.org Web
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization 
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor 
at this address: whomren@coinlibrary.com

To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V11 2008 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE


Copyright © 1998 - 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster