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The E-Sylum: Volume 22, Number 45, November 10, 2019, Article 20


Steve Davis of Numismatic Auctions LLC has a new auction closing later this month. Here's the text of his introduction to the catalog, which lists many of the sale's great highlights. Check the catalog carefully - there are many super items here. -Editor

NA Sale 64 Front Cover Well another year is behind us and the trees have changed their colors and shed their leaves. We welcome you to this our Auction Sale 64 with one of the most widely varied arrays of items one could possibly ask for. You will find within these pages a great mix of United States, Canadian, Ancients, World Gold, World Coins, Paper Money, Tokens & Medals and other material for your bidding pleasure. Should you be considering selling items in our upcoming Spring 2020 Auction, deadline for consignments is January 31, 2020 and capacity is already nearing the full mark.

Among the many highlights this sale are a nice run of U.S. Coins, type and series coins, short sets and more from Half Cents to Dollars including a vast number of entry level Large Cents, some nice Indians and Lincolns featuring several 1909-S VDB and 1909-S issues followed by some high grade and colorful type and Proofs, a neat ensemble of nice Proof Shield and Liberty Nickels and a pair of Mint State 3 Leg Buffalos; a fantastic pair of Proof 20 Cent Pieces, collector grade and certified Capped Bust Halves and a rare 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollar, a group of Seated and Trade Dollars including multiple Proofs, GSA Dollars in quantity, a sizable Collection of Beautiful Large Size and Small Size paper and beyond.

For exonumia enthusiasts, we offer such jewels as a marvelous original 1862 intact grouping of tokens and a pair of auction catalogs from the famed Coin Dealer Henry Cook and a San Francisco Mint Silver Ingot. The Canadian segment provides an interesting and good sized collector run of Large Cents to Silver Dollars and more including a several nice Victorian to George V and VI Type coins highlighted by the 1948 Dollar rarity. The historic Ancient realm encompasses an esoteric group with some better grade Greek, Roman and Byzantine coinage with popular types and a modest Gold presence.

A large and impressive run of Chinese coins in Ancient types is next up, including a rare group of Spade & Knife Money, Early Round Hole Cash up to Republic Silver, topped by an MS65 trophy grade Li Yuan Hung Dollar with spectacular color, the Chinese offering spans many pages featuring items from the Legendary Chicago Confectioner & Candy Barron Charles Gunther's Museum and is rounded out by such things as his prized Ming Bao Chao 1 Kuan note with the original transmittal letters from 1888.

Another exciting journey is into the varied arena of rare minors to Crowns, a nearly complete date run of British Maundy Sets along with other World coinage in singles, sets, date/type runs and small group lots. Within the sale are many national or regional specific lots throughout, all awaiting your curiosity and interest.

As usual we bring an onslaught of large and miscellaneous lots under the auction gavel to round out the sale alongside tokens & medals along with Part One of a lifelong collection of Rare and Better World Paper Money from a gentleman collector who resided in Costa Rica for nearly 50 years. This initial offering features a phenomenal listing of currency from Costa Rica, both Specimens and regular issues – this magnitude of variety and scarcity has not been available in the market in one place in many, many years. A wonderful opportunity for you South American currency specialists! Stay tuned for Sale 65, which is just around the corner with part two from that fine collection of notes!

Our schedule for 2020 is already booking up fast. If you are considering selling, there is no better time than the present – contact us today for a confidential consultation. There are countless buyers actively seeking fresh material from every corner of the Earth. Now is a great time for you to sell, prices are strong. We provide personal service, low commission rates and we will help you sell all of your material, including your lesser value coins, not just cherry-pick your holdings as many buyers or big firms do. Why sell your collection to just one dealer? Thousands of collectors and dealers around the globe will compete to pay the most for your material. We can travel to assist you in the process and have a proven track record with our consignors – we will happily provide references. Remember, our next deadline to submit coins for inclusion in our upcoming Spring Auction Sale 65 is January 31, 2020 - don't miss out - call us today!

My thanks to all of you, both consignors and bidders, for your patience during the lengthy process of writing another epic book highlighting your many long years of acquisitions and all my best for the upcoming summer! Special thanks and gratitude to my wife Lisa for her invaluable help in catalog production over the last several months. We hope you truly enjoy this, our 64th Numismatic Auction listing – we appreciate your years of bids, purchases and consignments. It is always a pleasure to participate in this great hobby with all of you.

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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