Leading a select group of early silver dollars is the famed Dexter Class I Original 1804 Draped Bust dollar graded Proof 65.
Plain Talk was a relatively humble New York publication that focused on various hobbies including numismatics. Numismatic editor Charles T. Tatman asked in the March 1891 issue, “Why should there not be an American Numismatic Association?”
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more engaging, kind woman in our hobby than Wibker. Steve Roach sat down with her and learned a little bit about where those traits came from and how they've propelled her career.
Pogue was introduced to collecting in 1974, and, as he shared in the catalog, “Since that day, there have been very few nights I did not fall asleep with a coin book.”
Mease published on a variety of subjects ranging from geology to medicine; for example his 1811 book Picture of Philadelphia describes the operations of the United States Mint.
Occasionally, rare numismatic books appear in non-numismatic auctions, and Sotheby’s Nov. 29, 2016, Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts auction in London featured an important and impressive 1645 printing of Icones imperatorum romanorum.
Legend principal Laura Sperber said after the sale, “It was exciting to see the extremely enthusiastic bidding — especially in a series that has been overlooked for so long!”
Legend’s auctions are well-known for showcasing rainbow toned Morgan dollars, which are growing in popularity with collectors. This one was among the most beautiful from the Northern Lights Collection.
Collectors prize Morgan dollars displaying all of the colors of the rainbow, and the Northern Lights Collection includes many of the finest examples ever seen.
Other standouts in Heritage’s upcoming Long Beach offering include a 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar graded Very Fine Details, Rim Damage, by Professional Coin Grading Service.