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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist
                          4100-10 Redwood Rd. #398 • Oakland, CA 94619
                                        510-479-1585        800-597-9403


Mail Bid 39 has closed. The Prices Realized are available by clicking the link above. Contact me if you have any interest in unsold lots.

The American Numismatic Association’s annual extravaganza – The World’s Fair of Money – kicks off Tuesday August 5, 2014 in Rosemont, IL, just outside Chicago. The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is now a familiar setting. There is a “Pre-Show” at the same facility, jointly sponsored by the ANA and PNG. It begins Saturday August 2, 2014. I will have bourse space at both shows.

For collectors of bust half-dollars a highlight of the Convention will be my 39th Mail Bid Sale, anchored by a second offering of coins from Keith Davignon’s magnificent collection of capped bust half-dollars, 1807-1836. Keith generously selected and consigned 83 pieces, virtually all graded by PCGS as AU or Uncirculated. OK, the 1812/1 Large 8(!) is “only” VF 30 and his R.5+ 1823 O.109 is merely XF (each coin with a CAC sticker. But consider two R.6 die pairs in AU condition – an 1817 O.104 in AU 50 and an 1831 O.120 in AU 53. Red Book variety collectors will rejoice at the offering of AU examples of an 1807 Large Stars O.114, an 1817/3, 1823 broken 3, 1827 Curl Base 2 and several others.

An additional 29 coins are in Part 2 of the Sale, a nifty mix of attractive coins that includes several prooflike specimens. The consignors include Dr. Steve Nomura, Dr. Glenn Peterson and Dr. Charles Link.

A fully illustrated catalog is now at the printers. Hard copies will be mailed to regular bidders on Tuesday July 22. Links to the catalog as well as a bid sheet, the Terms of Sale, the catalog cover and, of course, Lance Keigwin’s photos of every coin in the sale are in the upper left. If you have not bid in my sales and intend to do so this time you are welcome to request a complimentary hard copy of the catalog. If you just need one for your bookshelf kindly remit $10, less than half the cost of printing and mailing. You may, of course, download and print as many copies of the catalog as you like, using the links above.

Oh yes, don’t forget ….the Sale closes Wednesday evening August 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM CDT.

Planning to attend the ANA/PNG pre-show, August 2-4? Let me know and I will mail you a printed invitation to present at the registration desk.


In the meantime you may want to order the latest edition of Steve Herrman’s AMBPR. This invaluable pricing tool is yours for $30. (Postpaid, media mail; add $5 for Priority Mail.) If you have not ordered a copy of Don Parsley’s 2014 revision of Al Overton’s standard reference work, United States Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836 5th Ed, you best do so now. My initial (and substantial) order sold out in less than a week. Only 10 copies remain from my second order. The retail price is $85. My discounted price is $79 and I’ll pick up the postage. Best use the phone or email to reserve a copy.


I look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming World’s Fair of Money. You will also find me at the September Long Beach Show and, in November, at the Baltimore Show. It would be a pleasure to speak with you whenever you wish to discuss the sale or consignment of your collection. Never hesitate to call or email.