Stuart Levine provided the following additional information on the U.S. pattern coins from the Eric Newman collection being sold in an upcoming Heritage sale. Thanks!
I believe that Eric acquired the bulk of the patterns from 1941 to 1948 with most, if not all, items acquired in this time period coming from B.G. Johnson, doing business as St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co., as part of the "Colonel" Green estate partnership arrangement between B.G. Johnson and Eric.
Regarding the 1852 Humbert $10: This remarkable coin, graded MS-68 by NGC and approved by CAC was Humbert's personal example. I was able to plate match it to plate VII of Henry Chapman's June, 1909 Zabriskie sale. Captain Andrew Zabriskie purchased Augustus Humbert's pioneer gold from the executors of Humbert's estate. Henry Chapman's description of lot 358 confirms Humbert's ownership, citing this coin as "Humbert's own specimen"
To view the 1852 Humbert $10 lot description, see:
1852 $10 Humbert Ten Dollar MS68 NGC. CAC. Kagin-10, R.5.
The upcoming April 25th, Heritage auction catalog of Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection to be held in Schaumberg, IL in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society convention includes the following:
Importance of the Newman Specimen
All of the U.S. Assay Office gold coins were official issues of the U.S. government and should be collected alongside regular issue U.S. gold coins struck at Philadelphia and the branch mints. Carrying the Superb Gem grade of MS68, this Augustus Humbert ten dollar piece, Humbert's own specimen, is the finest existing U.S. Assay Office gold piece by three points and the finest business strike California gold coin of any maker.
Ex: Augustus Humbert; Humbert Estate; Captain Andrew C. Zabriskie (Henry Chapman, 6/1909), lot 358, which realized $101; unknown intermediaries; Waldo Newcomer; "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G.Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
To view selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection on the heritage uaction site, see:
from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ERIC P. NEWMAN U.S. PATTERN SALE INFORMATION
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