About Me
ANA-LM, ANS, C4, CTCC, CWTS, EAC, NBS member in good standing.
I collect Two Cent pieces by die pairing and varieties, 1878 VAMs, all US Numismatic Literature, 18th century British Provincial Coinage/Tokens, US colonial coins, early Pre-Federal and US copper coinage.

I am currently researching 1864 Small Motto Proof Two Cent Pieces and attempting to write a book on them.
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  • One of my favorite books of all time, and the one that really got my interest moved to collecting Conder tokens. "Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Provincial Coinage" by David Dykes and published by Spinks. A large, well illustrated and written book on the economic tokens which fulfilled the need for small coinage in the 1790's in Great Britain.

    This book is normally found priced in the $80.00 range, this particular copy is being offered for sale by Charles Davis, one of the best numismatic dealers around, honest and knowledgeable.

    I get nothing from sharing this on my behalf other than hoping someone here will grab a deal if they don't already own a copy for themselves.
    One of my favorite books of all time, and the one that really got my interest moved to collecting Conder tokens. "Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Provincial Coinage" by David Dykes and published by Spinks. A large, well illustrated and written book on the economic tokens which fulfilled the need for small coinage in the 1790's in Great Britain. This book is normally found priced in the $80.00 range, this particular copy is being offered for sale by Charles Davis, one of the best numismatic dealers around, honest and knowledgeable. I get nothing from sharing this on my behalf other than hoping someone here will grab a deal if they don't already own a copy for themselves.
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  • While not exactly a Dealer nor an Auction house, these are coin envelopes from the famous Norweb collection. There is a great resource on British collector envelopes and tickets in a British Numismatic Journal article, the link to this is http://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital%20BNJ/pdfs/2001_BNJ_71_13.pdf

    I really like the stamp utilizing the spider to make the "WEB" part of the name, NORWEB, very creative.
    While not exactly a Dealer nor an Auction house, these are coin envelopes from the famous Norweb collection. There is a great resource on British collector envelopes and tickets in a British Numismatic Journal article, the link to this is http://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital%20BNJ/pdfs/2001_BNJ_71_13.pdf I really like the stamp utilizing the spider to make the "WEB" part of the name, NORWEB, very creative.
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  • I've just acquired this invalid coin mention.
    I've just acquired this [coin:3112da08-d5c4-11ee-9648-060e37a4c43f].
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  • Another one of my favorite tokens. Dalton & Hamer Gloucestershire 5
    Has a wonderful strike, a small obverse flaw at 10:00, and some tics in the field, are all that are holding this one back from a gem status. Beautiful light rose and steel toning. Picked this up last spring off eBay.
    Another one of my favorite tokens. Dalton & Hamer Gloucestershire 5 Has a wonderful strike, a small obverse flaw at 10:00, and some tics in the field, are all that are holding this one back from a gem status. Beautiful light rose and steel toning. Picked this up last spring off eBay.
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  • How did ya'll do at the Syd Martin Sale - Stack's Bowers which just ended? I got a few lower cost Douzains to fill out some more holes in my early Americana collection. There were some good deals to be had IMO. If I had been flush with cash there are a few Halfpenny Provincial tokens I wanted but alas. Just happy to add more of Syd's collection to my own meager one.
    How did ya'll do at the Syd Martin Sale - Stack's Bowers which just ended? I got a few lower cost Douzains to fill out some more holes in my early Americana collection. There were some good deals to be had IMO. If I had been flush with cash there are a few Halfpenny Provincial tokens I wanted but alas. Just happy to add more of Syd's collection to my own meager one.
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  • Dr. Peter Jones has written some fantastic books, well researched and with excellent photography. He graciously allowed to give them all away for free last year and they are hosted through the Newman Numismatic Portal. See my comment in the thread for a direct link to the page on NNP of his books, or just click on the photo below link is in the comments to the right.
    Dr. Peter Jones has written some fantastic books, well researched and with excellent photography. He graciously allowed to give them all away for free last year and they are hosted through the Newman Numismatic Portal. See my comment in the thread for a direct link to the page on NNP of his books, or just click on the photo below link is in the comments to the right.
    Key reference material.
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  • Here is a new raw Conder I picked up for my Kempson Coventry Gates & Buildings set. DH-299 Free School (new front) this one has the rare "Mr. B" counterstamp on the reverse just above the leopard. Anyone that can tell me more about the "B" stamp, I'd love to know more. I've seen a few others with the tiny B stamped on them, likely an old collector that was making a permanent ID on his collection.
    Here is a new raw Conder I picked up for my Kempson Coventry Gates & Buildings set. DH-299 Free School (new front) this one has the rare "Mr. B" counterstamp on the reverse just above the leopard. Anyone that can tell me more about the "B" stamp, I'd love to know more. I've seen a few others with the tiny B stamped on them, likely an old collector that was making a permanent ID on his collection.
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  • Happy New Year to all our members, I hope this coming year brings you all good news, profits and lots of good reading!

    Please feel free to share our group and participate as you can, I'd love to see more photos of your libraries, special books and read some reviews of books you have or find essential to your research. I'll be putting up a few more of my own book reviews soon.
    Happy New Year to all our members, I hope this coming year brings you all good news, profits and lots of good reading! Please feel free to share our group and participate as you can, I'd love to see more photos of your libraries, special books and read some reviews of books you have or find essential to your research. I'll be putting up a few more of my own book reviews soon.
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  • The latest NBS Bibliotalk episode is out! This one is an interview with John Hoskins, a collector of numismatic literature. Thanks to Lianna_Spurrier for another fantastic podcast as usual! Listen or download it here:
    https://www.coinbooks.org/resources/podcast.html
    The latest NBS Bibliotalk episode is out! This one is an interview with John Hoskins, a collector of numismatic literature. Thanks to [Lianna_Spurrier] for another fantastic podcast as usual! Listen or download it here: https://www.coinbooks.org/resources/podcast.html
    The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) - NBS Podcast Archive
    The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is an educational organization founded in 1979 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature. Numismatic literature includes books, periodicals, catalogs and other written or printed material relating to coins, medals, tokens, or paper money, ancient or modern, U.S. or worldwide.
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  • This token was purchased for a couple of reasons, besides the fact it's so nice looking, it is of the church my B-I-L's late father was the rector of, I saw my sister get married here. This example is from the collection of Cokayne and was originally purchased by him in November 1895 in a group of 28 similar tokens for 45 shillings. I do have the ticket that accompanies the token but it's not photographed. Over all one of my favorite recent acquisitions.
    This token was purchased for a couple of reasons, besides the fact it's so nice looking, it is of the church my B-I-L's late father was the rector of, I saw my sister get married here. This example is from the collection of Cokayne and was originally purchased by him in November 1895 in a group of 28 similar tokens for 45 shillings. I do have the ticket that accompanies the token but it's not photographed. Over all one of my favorite recent acquisitions.
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  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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  • Anyone here get a chance to participate or at least watch the Baldwin's Deane III sale today at the Strand?

    Prices were strong, IMO the items were not as nice as the first two sales, both from my own observations looking online and through the print catalog. One online buyer (#1061) took almost half of the lots, that was crazy, I bought an impulse lot, and will share when it arrives, it's another cool one I think. Some very strong prices hammered down on the Pidcock halfpennies and farthings, I'd love to add them to my collection but not at 4 times or more of the book estimates.

    From my friends that attended the auction in person, I heard many of the tokens were wiped, cleaned, mishandled or just not as nice as this round compared to Deane I and II sales. After some consults on a few pieces I decided to pass on most of the lots I was watching. However, I'm sure over the next month or so we will start to see some of these winning lots show up in posts online. Still wonder who bidder #1061 was, a dealer or collector? Either way they sure came to this sale with a big wallet and deep pockets.
    Anyone here get a chance to participate or at least watch the Baldwin's Deane III sale today at the Strand? Prices were strong, IMO the items were not as nice as the first two sales, both from my own observations looking online and through the print catalog. One online buyer (#1061) took almost half of the lots, that was crazy, I bought an impulse lot, and will share when it arrives, it's another cool one I think. Some very strong prices hammered down on the Pidcock halfpennies and farthings, I'd love to add them to my collection but not at 4 times or more of the book estimates. From my friends that attended the auction in person, I heard many of the tokens were wiped, cleaned, mishandled or just not as nice as this round compared to Deane I and II sales. After some consults on a few pieces I decided to pass on most of the lots I was watching. However, I'm sure over the next month or so we will start to see some of these winning lots show up in posts online. Still wonder who bidder #1061 was, a dealer or collector? Either way they sure came to this sale with a big wallet and deep pockets.
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  • As promised here is my one and only purchase from the Deane III sale, a neat error strike Middlesex DH-356 James Lackington Bookseller Halfpenny.

    Here is the Baldwin's Lot Description for this one of two coins:

    London – Finsbury Sq., James Lackington & James Allen Halfpenny undated, Bust of Lackington right, rev. Fame standing blowing trumpet, edge PAYABLE IN LONDON OR DUBLIN, an error strike, 29mm/9.71gm. (DH 356). Extremely Fine and toned, almost bronzed, scarce. ex F S Cokayne Col., his tickets, Error strike bought 12 May 1900 for 6/-. Acquired AHB c 1946.
    As promised here is my one and only purchase from the Deane III sale, a neat error strike Middlesex DH-356 James Lackington Bookseller Halfpenny. Here is the Baldwin's Lot Description for this one of two coins: London – Finsbury Sq., James Lackington & James Allen Halfpenny undated, Bust of Lackington right, rev. Fame standing blowing trumpet, edge PAYABLE IN LONDON OR DUBLIN, an error strike, 29mm/9.71gm. (DH 356). Extremely Fine and toned, almost bronzed, scarce. ex F S Cokayne Col., his tickets, Error strike bought 12 May 1900 for 6/-. Acquired AHB c 1946.
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  • A pair of halfpennies I just received from a Stack's/Bowers Auction. Cool grasshopper and another one for the Coventry, Kempson's Gates and Buildings set.
    A pair of halfpennies I just received from a Stack's/Bowers Auction. Cool grasshopper and another one for the Coventry, Kempson's Gates and Buildings set.
    I've added these coins to my inventory:

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  • I've added these coins to my inventory:

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