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Interesting way to be remembered in the history of 1804 Dollars

ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 20, 2020 11:35AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Was going through some auction descriptions and found the following interesting:

Q. David Bowers recalls offering the Garrett Collection example of an 1804 dollar, a Class III variety, at auction in 1979. Prior to the sale, a well-known dealer approached Dave and stated that he had made a fortune in the coin market recently and had profited handsomely from the run-up in the price of silver. To crown his success he was going to buy for any price the Garrett 1804. At the sale it developed that one price record fell after another, and the 1804 soared into territory not envisioned by the enthusiastic dealer who wanted to be enshrined in the roster of “King of American Coins” owners. Years passed, and to this day he still does not own an 1804.



  • tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m surprised that JD hasn’t done an emission sequence on the Class I coins to definitively determine if that’s the Sultan of Muscat specimen and to determine which two are from the 1835 presentation sets. It’s definitely known that the one in the Omaha museum isn’t one of those as it’s a slightly lighter weight.

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