E. Pluribus Unum Collection - Baker Redux?
Did anyone follow the E. Pluruibus Unum sale on Stack's? It looks like most of the collection was assembled in the 70s and 80s. Does anyone know who was behind this collection and collecting these pieces?
To me this, was an amazing collection and an amazing sale. Pieces in this collection have been off the market for decades. It's great that all the pieces were slabbed by PCGS with TrueViews. I just wished they were provenanced to the E. Pluribus Unum collection.
Like the Baker / Historical Society of PA sale, I was able to pick up a few pieces.
Here are some notable pieces to me:
Circa 1860 U.S. Mint Washington Cabinet Medal. Musante GW-241, Baker-326, Julian MT-23. Silver. Plain edge. SP-65 (PCGS)
This is a beautiful piece and one of the highlights of the collection for me, but I passed because it wasn't a core focus of mine like the ones below.
1876 Declaration of Independence medal by George Lovett and Abraham Demarest. Musante GW-830, Baker-388, var., HK-75a. Silver. Plain edge. PCGS MS64 POP 0/1/0 - Ex. Stanley DeForest Scott
This is my big pickup of the auction. It's a silver 42mm So-Called Dollar. I only know of one other one and it's in very strong hands. This one last sold in 1975 in the Stanley DeForest Scott collection so it's taken 45 years to come back to the market!
1832 Philadelphia Civic Procession Medal - Original - Silver, Plain edge - Musante GW-130, Baker-160. Silver - PCGS MS64 POP 3/1/0 - Ex Catherine E. Bullowa (d)
This was my second highly desired piece of the auction and I was lucky to win this. This one is from Catherine E. Bullowa back in 1984 so off the market for 36 years!
While many pieces were strong, I was able to pick up this one at less than half the price of the William Sphon Baker PCGS AU58 example: