Saul Teichman submitted these research notes gleaned from information in the B. G. Johnson invoice archives digitized by the Newman
Numismatic Portal project. Thanks! -Editor
With regard to the cased 1845 proof set that was offered in Heritage’s Newman One sale, the set was offered in its entirety by B.G.
Johnson to J F Bell in October 1946 !! It was from the Col Green collection.
As you can see Bell returned it but was offered just the gold in 1947 and purchased it on 1/13/47. Newman ended up buying the rest of
the set – offered in the Newman One sale.
Of course the gold ended up in Pittman’s assembled proof set but it would be nice if all of these pieces could be reunited.
Here are images of the copper and silver coins (no, they're not shown to scale). Click to see larger versions on our Flickr archive
or the Heritage site. -Editor
To read the Heritage lot description, see:
1845 Proof Set Case.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NEWMAN NUMISMATIC PORTAL SCANS B. G. JOHNSON INVOICES
Wayne Homren, Editor
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