In the November 2021 issue of The Mint Master from the Utah Numismatic Society,
Doug Nyholm published a review of the printed catalogs of The Tyrant Collection. With permission, we're republishing it here.
I recently acquired two booklets published by the owners of the Tyrant Collection, one on US. Type coins which was recently displayed at the recent ANA Convention, and the other on U.S. Gold Eagles minted from 1795 to 1933. Each coin is pictured with a brief description but what is absolutely astounding is the condition of each coin. The vast majority are of the finest known or nearly the finest known with most coins, even 18th and 19th century examples in MS or Proof 67 or 68. The US type set booklet depicts 420 different coins while the US Gold Eagle book has 319 different Eagles displayed.
There are a total of 7 different books with the other 5 being composed of Foreign Tyrants entitled: Tyrants of the Seine / Tyrants of the Tiber / Tyrants of the Tyrrhenisn & Adriatic Seas / Tyrants of the Tigris & Euphrates / and Tyrants of the Thames. Many of the actual coins have been displayed at various events. The goal of the collection is to construct the finest coins of the world with the emphasis on every Tyrant who ruled every major territory or country, preferably a large gold coin depicting the rulers portrait or effigy and name in the finest possible condition.
Each of the 7 booklets can be ordered for only $10 each, printed softcover on glossy paper with exceptional photo quality. They are available from
can also view the coins also at their website.
I recently ordered a couple copies and they arrived swiftly. They are inexpensive and very nicely done - well worth the cost. The exhibit of the U.S. coins at the ANA World's Fair of Money was magnificent - everything about this collection is first class, and that goes for the catalogs, too.
For more information, or to order, see:
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To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
TYRANT COLLECTION U.S. TYPE COIN ANA EXHIBIT
Wayne Homren, Editor
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