Ray Morgenweck has been researching Feuchtwanger three cent pieces and asked Q. David Bowers a question about the example recently Ray recently bought from Dave's collection. It's not easy to stump Dave, but he didn't have an answer and suggested asking E-Sylum readers.
I have been working hard researching the Feuchtwanger three cent pieces and found that the 1907 Chapman Stickney sale included an 1837 L-118 (Lot 2027) plate image appearing on page 166, noted as a 'slightly bent planchet'.
In studying the image, which is somewhat degraded from the process of digitally posting the auction catalog on the web, numerous small hits and dark spots seem to match you're the piece exactly. Attached is a GIF image I put together using the Chapman image and my photograph. Details around the eagle's head, and on the rim from 9 o'clock to 12 o'clock seem to be a perfect match.
Does anyone have a copy of the plated Stickney catalog, and would you be able to check, compare images and give me your opinion? Is this indeed the Stickney specimen?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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