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DID JAMES LONGACRE PLACE HIDDEN SIGNATURES IN HIS COIN DESIGNS?
E-Sylum reader R.V. Dewey invites interested researchers to an event at the Long Beach Coin Expo this week: J. B. L. - One 19th Century “Mint Tagger” Exposed! The "Farouk Flyer" is a Flying Eagle Cent pattern R.V. discussed here in The E-Sylum.Please join us for an evening with the Farouk Flyer™ on Thursday, May 29th, 2008 in Southern California as we rewrite numismatic history together! View first hand the signatures of James Barton Longacre as they emerge from the surface of the Farouk Flyer™. See for yourself as a second and even a third eagle appear from the J.B.L. die. Images never intended to be seen by “outsiders” will astound and amaze even the most seasoned numismatist.
For more information, contact R. V. Dewey: (714) 997-7777 or RV@FaroukFlyer.com -Editor.
Mark your calendar because the way you look at coins will change forever on May 29th, 2008. Be our guest and experience the discovery specimen of the Longacre signature, on the Flying Eagle Cent, up-close and personal.
On display will be rare, unusual and unique coins including an 1851 Type I Gold Dollar in “Orichalchum” (Roman brass – 80% copper, 20% zinc). No trace elements present. Is it the only known Type I Gold Dollar pattern?
A $3 Gold coin 95% Gold (22.9 Kt.) and 5% copper (no trace elements present) Could this also be a JBL pattern? The first $3 Gold pattern is recorded in 1864, is this correct? Were there really no patterns for 10 years?
An 1855 Flying Eagle Judd 171A with a trace element of Silver in a copper nickel zinc coin.
A Judd 171 and 171A will be on display side by side. Can you visually tell the difference between these rare patterns, or is elemental analysis mandatory? You decide.
To read an earlier E-Sylum article on the "Farouk Flyer", see: FAROUK SALE LOT 1751 BUYER SOUGHT
Wayne Homren, Editor
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