Two numismatic rarities that, combined, are worth approximately $5
million will be on display at the Michigan
State Numismatic Society's annual Fall Convention and Coin Show,
held Nov. 28 to Nov. 30 at the Macomb Community College Expo Center in
The American Numismatic Association Road Show will
be on hand at the show with an 1804 Draped Bust dollar and a 1913
Liberty Head 5-cent piece.
In a 2013 press release, the ANA called the 1804
Draped Bust dollar, “The King of U.S. Coins.” There are 15 known
examples, six of which are of the Class III variety that ANA
possesses, according to PCGS CoinFacts.
No U.S. dollars dated 1804 actually were struck in that year. Class
I specimens were struck circa 1834 to 1835 as diplomatic gifts (eight
known), while Class II (unique) and III pieces (six known) were struck
during the 1850s for collectors.
The ANA’s 1913 Liberty nickel, meanwhile, is one of five known
examples dated 1913 with the iconic “V” reverse.
MSNS is looking to raise money in order to cover the display's $10,000
worth of travel and security expenses.
“MSNS is seeking
sponsors for this great event so that it can maintain the tradition of
free show activities and events,” a letter to MSNS members from
President Julianna Wostyn and sponsorship committee chair Dr. John
Chirco reads. “Your generous financial support will make it possible
to bring these rarities and the once-in-a-lifetime experience to
thousands of interested persons and hobbyists: young, older, new and
November’s MSNS Fall Convention and
Coin Show will be the 59th put on by the organization.
“Attendance at these fall shows generally exceeds 3,000 hobby
enthusiasts while MSNS has achieved great success in its mission of
promoting the numismatic hobby, youth activities and education,” the
letter from Wostyn and Chirco reads.”MSNS offers these shows, the
related services and activities at no charge to all who attend."
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