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1652 Shilling Oak Tree XF45 PCGS #20

This is a Noe-9 Oak, one of the less common varieties in the series and, to my eye, one of the prettiest, with a neatly balanced design. From Stack's Oct-2005 sale of the Ford Collection, lot 31 - earlier F.C.C. Boyd.

1652 Shilling Oak Tree XF45 PCGS #20

This is a Noe-9 Oak, one of the less common varieties in the series and, to my eye, one of the prettiest, with a neatly balanced design. From Stack's Oct-2005 sale of the Ford Collection, lot 31 - earlier F.C.C. Boyd.

1652 Shilling Pine Tree, Small Planchet AU58 PCGS #24

If there is a prettier Small Planchet Pine Tree Shilling around, I have not seen it! This piece also has one of the longest pedigree chains of any coin in the Blue Angel set, from Stack’s Oct-2005 sale of the Ford Collection Part XII, lot 114 - earlier F.C.C. Boyd - earlier Chapman’s June-1912 sale of the George H. Earle Collection, lot 1961 - earlier Chapman’s June-1882 of the Charles I. Bushnell collection, lot 174.

1652 Shilling Pine Tree, Small Planchet AU58 PCGS #24

If there is a prettier Small Planchet Pine Tree Shilling around, I have not seen it! This piece also has one of the longest pedigree chains of any coin in the Blue Angel set, from Stack’s Oct-2005 sale of the Ford Collection Part XII, lot 114 - earlier F.C.C. Boyd - earlier Chapman’s June-1912 sale of the George H. Earle Collection, lot 1961 - earlier Chapman’s June-1882 of the Charles I. Bushnell collection, lot 174.

(1659) 6P Lord Baltimore Maryland XF45 PCGS #33

This is not one of the Morton & Eden pieces uncovered in England about 10 years ago - those were all a bit too white and cleany-looking for my tastes. Instead, I found this XF with pretty toning that is far more appealing in my humble opinion.

(1659) 6P Lord Baltimore Maryland XF45 PCGS #33

This is not one of the Morton & Eden pieces uncovered in England about 10 years ago - those were all a bit too white and cleany-looking for my tastes. Instead, I found this XF with pretty toning that is far more appealing in my humble opinion.

1783 Shilng Chalmers, Short Worm XF40 PCGS #596

Have you seen a Chalmers Shilling of any variety that was as original as this piece AND as well centered? I have not in about 30 years worth of looking, and so when I saw this coin I bought it! I also think this coin is a bit undergraded, but I did not want to resubmit it and lose the old green holder.

1783 Shilng Chalmers, Short Worm XF40 PCGS #596

Have you seen a Chalmers Shilling of any variety that was as original as this piece AND as well centered? I have not in about 30 years worth of looking, and so when I saw this coin I bought it! I also think this coin is a bit undergraded, but I did not want to resubmit it and lose the old green holder.

1670-A 5 Sol Lec-186 XF40 PCGS #158627

This is a tough issue in mid-grades with original color. It took me a long time to find this nice EF!

1670-A 5 Sol Lec-186 XF40 PCGS #158627

This is a tough issue in mid-grades with original color. It took me a long time to find this nice EF!

1720-A 20 Sol MS62 PCGS #167113

This is one of my coins pedigreed to the John Ford Collection, lot 336 in Stack's Jan-2006 auction. This one has some really nice blue-gray toning and is one of the better pieces I have seen.

1720-A 20 Sol MS62 PCGS #167113

This is one of my coins pedigreed to the John Ford Collection, lot 336 in Stack's Jan-2006 auction. This one has some really nice blue-gray toning and is one of the better pieces I have seen.

1738-A Sou M MS63 PCGS #158658

This is my favorite Sou Marque of all time, as it looks original, has proof-like surfaces and some very pretty golden-orange toning.

1738-A Sou M MS63 PCGS #158658

This is my favorite Sou Marque of all time, as it looks original, has proof-like surfaces and some very pretty golden-orange toning.

(1793) Sou RF C/M on 1767-A Sou AU58BN PCGS #158637

I think this is an especially attractive, original chocolate brown example of this type. From Stack's Jan-2006 Ford sale, lot 28.

(1793) Sou RF C/M on 1767-A Sou AU58BN PCGS #158637

I think this is an especially attractive, original chocolate brown example of this type. From Stack's Jan-2006 Ford sale, lot 28.

1776 $1 CURENCY, Pewter AU55 PCGS #791

This is one of the highlights of my collection and the piece most people look at when I display my set at coin shows. In my experience, most of these have been dipped or cleaned through the years and have an artificially light color, but this one is all original, with the deep gray patina of natural pewter.

1776 $1 CURENCY, Pewter AU55 PCGS #791

This is one of the highlights of my collection and the piece most people look at when I display my set at coin shows. In my experience, most of these have been dipped or cleaned through the years and have an artificially light color, but this one is all original, with the deep gray patina of natural pewter.

1787 Copper Immunis Columbia Eagle Reverse, Plain Edge XF45BN PCGS #841

I don't believe I have ever seen another original, XF example of this type with such choice color AND such perfect centering, with a full, bold date entirely on the planchet.

1787 Copper Immunis Columbia Eagle Reverse, Plain Edge XF45BN PCGS #841

I don't believe I have ever seen another original, XF example of this type with such choice color AND such perfect centering, with a full, bold date entirely on the planchet.

1787 New York Excelsior, Eagle Left XF45BN PCGS #427

This is one of my very favorite colonial issues, and I searched a long, long time to find one that I liked. This is the Wurtzbach-Brand coin from the Aug-1952 ANA Auction, lot 2413.

1787 New York Excelsior, Eagle Left XF45BN PCGS #427

This is one of my very favorite colonial issues, and I searched a long, long time to find one that I liked. This is the Wurtzbach-Brand coin from the Aug-1952 ANA Auction, lot 2413.

1786 Copper Vermontensium AU53BN PCGS #545

A nice, original chocolate brown copper that is about as unflawed a VT Landscape as I've seen, with a very smooth, non-porous planchet and none of the fissures often seen on these coins. This example is from Henry Chapman's June-1918 sale of the Allison W. Jackman Collection, lot 78.

1786 Copper Vermontensium AU53BN PCGS #545

A nice, original chocolate brown copper that is about as unflawed a VT Landscape as I've seen, with a very smooth, non-porous planchet and none of the fissures often seen on these coins. This example is from Henry Chapman's June-1918 sale of the Allison W. Jackman Collection, lot 78.