Coins on TV
Was recently watching an episode of Matlock about a coin theft. The episode was called The Thief and was aired in March 1989. In the episode the owner of a rare coin store is arrested for allegedly murdering an employee who was stealing from him. Matlock is an acquaintance and had been in his store in the past. Matlock told him that his legal fee was very expensive (Matlock's normal fee was $100,000.00). So the owner of the store agrees to give Matlock an 1804 silver dollar and an 1836 Gobrecht proof. Matlock hesitates and says " Give me the Liberty Seateds through 1851 and you got a deal." He then tells the store owner that he got a hundred grand worth of legal services for only $13.00. The owner agrees which only proves that the script writers not only didn't check coin values, but they can't add either as the seated liberty dollars from 1840 thru 1851 add up to 12 coins, not 11.