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


The New Year approaches. And with it comes the 2nd largest coin show of the year. FUN 2015 opens to the public Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. I am pleased to confirm that the cataloging for Mail Bid Sale No. 40 is complete. The sale concluded at 6:30 PM on Thursday Jan. 8. For the prices realized click here or on the link above. Hard copies of the catalog will be mailed December 23. A pdf version of the catalog is now available for preview and download. Just click here or on the link above. You should also review the Terms of Sale (link above). Note that the Buyer's Fee is only 10%. Be sure you know how to use the One-Lot-Only and Maximum Expenditure options. They are great bidding tools in mail bid auctions. A bid sheet (use is optional) and the catalog cover are available by following the above links. The coins, of course, will be available for preview all day Jan. 8 at my bourse table 713. If you cannot attend the show and would like to preview lots by mail do not hesitate to ask. Call or email. We will work out a convenient schedule for overnight shipping and preview.


Once again the highlight consignment is from Keith Davignon. Keithís coins anchored Sale Nos.38 and 39. Twenty-four more Capped Bust Half-Dollars appear in Part 1 of the Sale. Eye appeal is indigenous to the Davignon Collection. Preview in person or by proxy is a must if you wish to compete for these coins. The advanced collector will especially appreciate two of Keithís Condition Census pieces, an 1811 O.113 and 1824/1 O.102. Both are tough R.5ís; each is graded PCGS AU 53; and each sports remarkable eye appeal for its die pair.

                              Lot 5---1811 O.113 R.5

                              Lot 8---1824/1 O.102 R.5
Part 2 of the Sale is peppered with high grade, beautifully toned half-dollars. The 1807 50/20 PCGS AU 58 CAC, is an example. For many, however, the highlight of the entire sale will be the 1812/1 Large 8 PCGS VF 25 CAC.

                             Lot 25---1807 O.112 R.1

                            Lot 35---1812/1 O.101 R.5-

In the meantime you may want to order the fall 2014 edition of Steve Herrmanís AMBPR. This invaluable pricing tool is yours for $32. (Postpaid, media mail; add $5 for Priority Mail.) If you have not ordered a copy of Don Parsleyís 2014 revision of Al Overtonís standard reference work, United States Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836 5th Ed, you best do so now. The retail price is $85. My discounted price is $79 and Iíll 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 FUN 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.