Bruce W. Smith needs some information on a couple coins from the Garrett foreign and ancient coin sales. Can anyone help?
I need a couple images from one or two sales in the 1980's held by Numismatic Fine Arts (NFA) and Bank Leu AG. After the Garrett Collection of US coins was sold in 1978-1980, the foreign and ancient coins in the collection, formerly housed at Johns Hopkins University, were sold in three sales by NFA and Bank Leu. The first was in May 1984; the second was 16-18 October 1984; and the last on 29 March 1985.
The Garrett Collection is said to have had three examples of a silver cash coin (with the square hole in the center) issued by the Taiping rebels in China about 1860. I am updating my listing of known examples of these coins (about 25 known), and need images of those from the Garrett Collection.
One piece was sold in the first sale. I own the catalog of the first sale, so I don't need that. What I need are scans and data on the other two pieces. I assume they were sold in one or both of the other two sales. I need this information rather quickly, so if anyone has these two catalogs, could you scan the two coins and note the size and weight of each piece, and send the information to me? Thanks. I can be reached at
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