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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 22, May 31, 2009, Article 12

QUERY: CATALOGS SOUGHT FOR CARSON CITY MINT RESEARCH

Rusty Goe submitted the following notes about his current research and literature he needs to assist his efforts. -Editor
I'm working on several research projects---all related to Carson City coins, of course. The titles on my want list represent only a small selection of the references I need.

I'm working on an article (or possibly a book) on 1876-CC 20-cent pieces. I'm also working on some sort of publication about "CC" GSA silver dollars. And I'm always working on articles for our Carson City Coin Collectors of America club journal, Curry's Chronicle. Regarding the latter, I'm working on articles about auction prices realized for selected "CC" coins over the past 125 years.

My research library is well stocked, but I'm always looking for literature that I don't have.

Rusty provided the following want list. Can anyone assist? -Editor
Auction Catalogs
  • B. Max Mehl – H.O. Granberg July 16 and November 19, 1919
  • B. Max Mehl – William A Knapp March 13, 1945
  • B. Max Mehl – Isaac Excell April 12, 1927
  • Ben Green – Isaac Excell July 18, 1903
  • Bowers and Ruddy – Connecticut Sale 1893
  • Bowers and Ruddy – Dr. Willing June 24, 1976 – Prices Realized only
  • Bowers and Merena – S. Benton Emery – Nichols 1984
  • Edouard Frossand – J.G. Hubbard Collection – December 10, 1900
  • James Kelly – 1967 ANA Sale – Guggenheimer
  • J.W. Scott and Co. – Dr. S.L. Lee – June 12, 1899
  • New York Coin and Stamp Co. – Edward Goldschmidt Collection – April 1895
  • Paramount – Century Collection – Hazen B. Hinman – April 1965
  • U.S. Coin Company
    • George M. Andrus – January 20, 1915
    • June 15, 1916
    • February 6, 1918
    • December 21, 1937
    W. Elliot Woodward – Dietrich-Morgan – April 19-21, 1882
  • Wayte Raymond Auctions
    • October 29, 1937
    • April 20, 1938
* Prefer prices realized with all catalogs if available *

Books
  • Wayte Raymond – Silver Coins of the United States Mints Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson City, Denver, San Francisco, New York, 1933, 40 Pages
  • 1988 Auction Prices Realized (For 1987 prices)
  • Error Trends Magazine –With GSA Insert – February 1973


Contact: Rusty Goe at mariesgate@sbcglobal.net, or 775 322-4455

A Carson City coin with an unusually long pedigree is featured in an upcoming auction. The following account is from a Numismatic News article on the NumisMaster web site. Oddly, the article didn’t picture the reverse of the coin which has the fabled "CC" mint mark. The below image comes from the Bowers and Merena web site. -Editor
An 1876-CC 20-cent piece will highlight Bowers and Merena’s Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention auction slated for three-sessions June 11-12.

The coin is graded AU-58 by the Professional Coin Grading Service and the firm says it has a five-generation history.

1876-CC 20-cent piece 1876-CC 20-cent piece rev


As B&M relates it, the 20-cent piece is one of 12-20 known. It was received in 1876 in circulation in Virginia City, Nev., by John Seagraves Pick. It has been kept in the Pick/Jurgensen family for the last 133 years.

Pick’s son, John William Pick, who was born in Virginia City in 1872, got the coin from his father. He passed it to his daughter, Virginia Pick Jurgensen, who was born in 1904 and survived the San Francisco earthquake when she was just 2 years old; she kept the coin for 47 years until her death in 1993. It then went to her son, Wilfred Pick Jurgensen. When he died at age 74, the 20-cent piece was inherited by his widow, Jean Lorraine Jurgensen, and son, Steven Frederick Jurgensen.

“This is a very special coin and it is an honor to offer it at auction to the numismatic world for the first time ever,” said Steve Deeds, president of Bowers and Merena.

To read the complete article, see: Rarity in B&M sale held for 133 years (http://numismaticnews.net/article/Rarity_in_BM_sale_held_for_133_years/)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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