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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 51, December 19, 2010, Article 13

QUERY: AUCTION PEDIGREES FOR 1834 COPPER PATTERN HALF EAGLES SOUGHT

David J. Davis (djdavis4@provide.net) forwarded this query about Can anyone help? -Editor

I am writing an article for the John Reich Journal and can use some help from our subscribers on Prices Realized Lists & buyer's names, if known. The article is on the 1834 copper pattern half eagles, AW-40 / J-51 & 51a. See citations below:

  • E. Cogan 10/16/1865:527 “1834 $5 Gold Piece in Copper, size 1” (need PRL, buyer?)
  • W.E. Woodward - Mickley 10/28/1867 (see above) (need buyer and PRL - can't find my copy)
  • Leonard Bird 11/17/1869:271 “1834, Five Dollar Gold Piece, copper, fair.” It sold for $0.30 (does a copy exist with buyers names)
  • E.F. Mason – Wm. Fewsmith 10/4/1870:1149 (need buyer and PRL)
  • W.E. Woodward -12/16/1879:1852 “1834 Half Eagle ; struck in copper.” (need buyer and PRL)
  • W.E. Woodward - Wm. J. Jenks 9/1/1880 – see above (need buyer’s names)
  • New York Coin & Stamp Co. – Parmalee 6/25/1890 – see above
  • Charles Fisher 4/1/1933:475 “Half Eagle in Copper, A & W. No.40 From regular dies second type. Without Motto. Excessively Rare. Only 4 or 5 issued. Fine.” (need PRL, buyer?)
  • Charles Fisher 3/14/1936:786 “1834 Pattern from regular dies, no Motto, similar to A & W #40 but has reeded edge. Fine.” (need PRL, buyer?)


Wayne Homren, Editor

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