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Mail Bid Auction 51

Auction ended on February 15, 2021

Lot Number 110

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A Panoply of Correspondence and Documents -    

This lot consists of more than 70 individual items.  Most carry dates between 1964 and 1972.  They relate to aspects of operating a coin shop and maintaining a national presence in the world of numismatics.  While some of the material is mundane, I find much of it to be fascinating.  A March 1971 list of “Premium Prices” paid for early half-dollars by date and die variety, in grades Fine through Unc., is educational and intriguing.  Overton includes a note, I will pay a minimum of $100 (in fine or better) for any NEW die variety, (not die state) that is not listed in my Revised Edition of Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836.  Dozens of letters to and from collectors show Overton to be one who understood the importance of personal relationships in the business of buying and selling coins.  Here is a trove of documents both riveting and of historical significance.

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