More on the 1879 Weyl Want List
George Kolbe writes:
The lot description cited below, from GFK Sale 98, November 17, 2005, adds some context to the “1879 Weyl Want List” article in last
week's Big E. Kolbe & Fanning sold another copy in their September 26, 2013 Sale 130. Please note that the referenced publication is
a fixed price list, not an auction sale catalogue.
1804 Silver Dollar Wanted!
185 Weyl, Adolph. ites verzeichniss verkäuflicher münzen, denkmünzen und numismatischer bücher. Berlin, September 1879. (2), 90 pages, 2074
+ 329 listings.
Following the firm’s listing of over 2,000 non-European (including North and South America, Australia, Africa, and the Near, Middle, and
Far East) überseeischen coins, medals, and tokens for sale, including four 1859 pattern half dollars in copper, is the firm’s Kauf-Gesuche!, or Want
List. Under Amerika, which encompasses both continents, are listed many rare American colonial pieces and federal issues, including early silver
dollars of 1794 and 1804, as well as 1836-1839 Gobrecht issues. Half dollars wanted include 1796 and 1797, quarter dollars of 1796 and 1804, and an
1802 half dime. Among large cents desired were the triumvirate of 1793, 1799, and 1804. Clearly, by the 1870s, American coins were being actively
collected by Europeans, the German Weyl firm was the leader in the field, and the level of numismatic sophistication was not to be
Thank you! I added the above illustration from last week's article. The numismatic community often relearns its lessons as new
researchers come along unaware of all earlier published material on their topic. Even if every scrap were digitized and made public, it
would still be difficult sometimes to locate relevant bits of information. There's no substitute for sharing widely before, during
and after publication. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
THE 1879 WEYL WANT LIST (http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n30a08.html)
Quiz Answer: Who's in This 1913 Liberty Nickel Picture?
Last week Pete Smith asked who is the other man with actor Victor Buono in this classic still image from the TV series Hawaii
David Crenshaw writes:
The man who is looking over Mr. Buono’s shoulder is Robert Cornely. The owner of the coin, John Hamrick (World Wide Coin Investments),
sent his associate, Mr. Cornely, with the coin to keep a close eye on it during the filming of the Hawaii Five-O episode.
Thanks! David was the only reader to submit an answer, and he was quite correct. It was Robert W. Cornely, vice president of World-Wide
Coin Investments, Ltd. of Atlanta, Georgia. -Editor
In the famous words of Paul Harvey, now, “The rest of the story!”
Thirty-six years ago my first job out of college I was a numismatist at Rare Coins of Georgia, Phipps Plaza, Atlanta, which Robert owned. A
couple of years later, Robert opened Lenox Stamp & Coin, Lenox Square, Atlanta. His wife, Cindy, and I managed that store.
At the time, I was reading The World of Coins and Coin Collecting by David Ganz. The book's introduction had a picture of
actor Victor Buono holding the 1913 Liberty Head nickel. There's also a picture of Robert on page 41 as an example of a coin
collector and dealer in rare coins. I recall pointing the pictures out to Robert, and he shared with me the story about his role with the
coin starring in an episode of the Hawaii Five-O television series. I asked Robert to autograph his picture. That book is in my
Great story! Thanks. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: JULY 24, 2016 : Quick Quiz: Who's in This 1913
Liberty Nickel Picture? (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n30a09.html)
Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner
Greg Ruby writes:
The Fourth Garrideb will be in Anaheim, California for the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money being held August
9-13, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner will be held at 7P on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Buca de Beppo, just a few blocks
from the Convention Center. Both Sherlockians and Numismatists are invited to attend.
The dinner is purely social – no scholarly papers, no slideshows, no quizzes . . . just toasts.
For more information, see:
Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner to be held during the 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money
Wayne Homren, Editor
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