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    earlyAurumearlyAurum Posts: 718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the link TDN.

    That 1797 looks great. It appears to have nice luster. I think it was recently down crossed from NGC MS64 to PCGS MS62.

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    roadrunnerroadrunner Posts: 28,303 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 7, 2017 8:11AM

    From the March 1975 sale I'm surprised they didn't mention his superb gem 1873-cc NA quarter....finest known of approx 5....and by far the highest price realized of that sale ($80,000). The 1838-0 half was in 2nd place at $50,000. There weren't all that many 5 figure coins back then....great coins were still very cheap. Many of the coins from that sale cost 50X more today. Of note is that from the Stack sale to the coin market peak in spring 1980, many of the best James Stack coins appreciated a whopping 10X-20X (5 yrs). It was the James Stack sale in1975 that really got me interested in going after condition census seated quarters.

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    EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,676 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 7, 2017 8:56AM

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    The 1820 double eagle in PCGS MS66 is incredible.

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    roadrunnerroadrunner Posts: 28,303 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 7, 2017 9:01AM

    Doesn't appear that the 1796 still has the sea-green and iridescent toning described back in 1975.

    The 1842 SD 25c proof brought a hefty $41,000 back in 1975, the 3rd highest price of the sale....about 7.5X more than the gem 1901-s 25c (MS67 today). They are much closer in price today.

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    WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent article that puts in perspective just how major a collection it was. Being sold over a twenty year span makes me wonder if it was because different parts went to different heirs or the owner just thought that was the best way. I have had all or most of those catalogs for a while.

    Had forgotten that it must have been put together before 1952 and sat for more than 20 years as he had died in 1951.

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    Also, the 1797 Quarter Eagle was used as example in this thread by PCGS to test one of its "VideoViews".

    PCGS is Looking for Opinions on "VideoView"

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/987072/pcgs-is-looking-for-opinions-on-videoview/p2

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @EagleEye said:
    With all the Stack's catalogs on the Newman Numismatic Portal you can review much of the collection.

    It is cool to try and find the coins on coinfacts, kind of a "where are they now".

    It would be cool for there to be a PCGS Registry Set for Stack.

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    KellenCoinKellenCoin Posts: 1,193 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for sharing this.

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    KyleKyle Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll have to bookmark this to read later.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OriginalDan said:
    Thanks for posting TDN, I would have missed this.

    From the blog:

    As desirable as the James A. Stack pedigree remains today, there are many instances where his name has been stripped, intentionally or otherwise, from the ownership chains. Reattaching his name, which occurs fairly frequently, is a pleasant by-product of my work on the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census. In fact, discovering one of those connections is what brought my attention to this remarkable collector.

    I bought this special coin because I loved the coin, and it is still one of my favorites after years of ownership. Only recently was I able to connect it back to the James Stack collection from the 3/95 sale. Delighted when that discovery was made.

    Great looking coin and history. Looks like that one can be reattached as well.

    https://www.pcgs.com/cert/30039284

    Actually, I was just thinking that it would be great if PCGS could make pedigrees searchable in PCGS CoinFacts. In cert verification, pedigrees could be clickable like the Pop and Price Guide value.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 8, 2017 3:36PM

    The following from the blog article can also have their Stack pedigrees reattached.

    The 1838-O Half Dollar – PCGS PR64BM from the article is pedigreed to GR-1 but not Stack yet:

    https://www.pcgs.com/cert/60051696

    The 1796 large cent is pedigreed to Holmes but not Stack yet:

    https://www.pcgs.com/cert/13666680

    The 1894-S dime from the article is pedigreed to Eliasberg but not Stack yet:

    https://www.pcgs.com/cert/25202431

    The Stack 1820 half eagle, curl base 2 large T letters in MS66 from the article is not pedigreed yet.

    https://www.pcgs.com/cert/09867952

    Here's the TrueView for the 1842 proof quarter from @Eagleeye's post above which is also not attached yet:

    https://www.pcgs.com/cert/28730387

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    OriginalDanOriginalDan Posts: 3,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool, so how do we go about reattaching the pedigree? Anyone have Ron's email address?

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 8, 2017 4:01PM

    @OriginalDan said:
    Cool, so how do we go about reattaching the pedigree? Anyone have Ron's email address?

    There are 7 Stack coins here, 5 from the blog article, that do not currently have the Stack pedigree and can be reattached.

    Ron is @CoinKing here but hasn't been active for a while. He is responding to comments on the blog article so hopefully he can be reached to help reattach these, and come back to the forums!

    http://www.pcgsblog.com/ron-guth/news/rediscovering-the-james-a-stack-sr-collection

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    WDPWDP Posts: 517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I only bid on one Lot in the January 1990 Stack's The James A Stack, Sr. Collection of United States Coins, a lovely About Uncirculated 1799 B-10, BB-163 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Silver Dollar. It was Lot 417 in this sale, and was plated in both Black & White and in Color (Color Plates were all together in the front of this sale catalog). This coin was of course "raw" as this was the way Stack's sold the majority of their Lots at this time. I was unable to attend the sale in NY in person and I used an agent to view the lot and bid for me in the sale.

    The price realized was $4,400, the most I'd ever spent on a coin at this time. I never regretted the purchase price.

    I was collecting the early dollars 1794 to 1803 by die marriage at this time, with a heavy focus on the die marriages of 1795 and 1798. This coin fit my collecting criteria - I liked / like coins with strong eye appeal and pedigrees to the more famous collectors in the past. James A. Stack fit this criteria.

    This Lot was housed in a white Capital Plastic Holder, with the lot tag taped to the holder box.

    I brought this coin to the 2008 ANA Convention in Baltimore. I handed the coin and a $100 bill to PCGS, and it came back (at the show) graded PCGS AU55. I thought it would grade AU58.

    I sold it to Dr. Hesselgesser at the 2008 ANA Convention in Baltimore if my notes are correct. I sold it for strong PCGS AU58 money in the AU55 holder, and it later was upgraded to PCGS AU58. It was sold at Public Auction by the Goldberg's in September 2011 as Lot 5092, and it was now "CAC Approved."

    I miss this coin, and thank @tradedollarnut for bringing back good memories. Thanks BM!

    Here are some photos. The B&W Photo was taken by the ANA for a class I taught on the early dollars at the Summer Seminar.

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    Photos courtesy of the ANA and W. David Perkins
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    Photos courtesy of Stack's and the Newman Numsmatic Portal.
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    OriginalDanOriginalDan Posts: 3,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:

    @OriginalDan said:
    Cool, so how do we go about reattaching the pedigree? Anyone have Ron's email address?

    There are 7 Stack coins here, 5 from the blog article, that do not currently have the Stack pedigree and can be reattached.

    Ron is @CoinKing here but hasn't been active for a while. He is responding to comments on the blog article so hopefully he can be reached to help reattach these, and come back to the forums!

    http://www.pcgsblog.com/ron-guth/news/rediscovering-the-james-a-stack-sr-collection

    It's worth a shot, I just posted a comment following the blog post.

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    Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins that 1796 Large cent is utterly magnificent..

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 8, 2017 8:33PM

    I found the following interesting:

    Ron Guth said:
    As desirable as the James A. Stack pedigree remains today, there are many instances where his name has been stripped, intentionally or otherwise, from the ownership chains. Reattaching his name, which occurs fairly frequently, is a pleasant by-product of my work on the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census. In fact, discovering one of those connections is what brought my attention to this remarkable collector.

    If PCGS lists, or knows of, a pedigree for a coin, can someone have PCGS remove it from Cert Verification?

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    Aegis3Aegis3 Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭

    The dollars in the 1990 sale were not from James Stack. The catalog calls them "A Southwestern Collection."

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 9, 2017 9:19PM

    As @Aegis3 noted:

    from
    https://archive.org/stream/jamesastacksrcol1990stac#page/n27/mode/2up

    Which suggests the question - did James A. Stack have bust dollars which were sold in some other auction?
    Ron Guth's list of auctions does not include bust dollars.

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    Aegis3Aegis3 Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭

    The March 1995 sale seems to be the one. Tho we are talking about a total of four coins. That is probably telling me something, but I'm not sure what.

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    Ed. S.

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    cupronikcupronik Posts: 773 ✭✭✭

    James A. Stack, a hall-of-fame condition crank.

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    OldIndianNutKaseOldIndianNutKase Posts: 2,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would love to have a Stack coin........but I think a cent might have been beneath his dignity????

    OINK

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Aegis3 said:
    The March 1995 sale seems to be the one. Tho we are talking about a total of four coins. That is probably telling me something, but I'm not sure what.

    Apparently so, given the high grade specimens. Too bad they are not labelled explicitly as being from his collection.

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    roadrunnerroadrunner Posts: 28,303 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 11, 2017 11:25AM

    The James A. Stack set of dimes auctioned in January 1990 were magnificent. So were the prices. Interesting that some of those coins actually downgraded since then. My number one want out of that sale was his "gem" 1853-0 arrows dime. I had been looking for one of those in true unc for over 10 yrs. Being overly fussy, I graded the coin 64+ ($6K-$8K) due to some questions about the surfaces looking somewhat PL or lightly cleaned/wiped. It was just a strange look for a generally weakly struck date that should never come any way but fully satiny or blasty. I got out bid easily as a couple dealers saw the coin as a lock 65 or better. Jay Miller bought the coin for a bit over $12K (really cheap imo). His grade from NGC was MS66! He flipped the coin to Bruce Amspacher for $23,500, a nice day at the office. Bruce, preferring PCGS holders, cracked it out and sent it to PCGS....grading out as MS65. No doubt lost a lot on that move. The coin is probably still the finest known though. Not aware of one better as the date doesn't come nice. It's likely not currently pedigreed to the Stack collection either.

    One "blunder" of that sale was some "idiot" buying a gem 1859-0 dime for $13,750....requiring a MS66 grade to bail them out. The "O" in ONE on the reverse was gouged out in the center with a sharp tool (ie tooling). In my mind a MS64 coin. The catalog mentioned it too. The coin still graded NGC MS66 and no doubt sold sight-unseen for solid MS66 money ($15K-$20K). A fully raw collection and the market was hot.

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 11, 2017 12:25PM


    Looks like a match, now back at MS-66.
    Black and white photo from Stack's catalog, Newman Numismatic Portal
    https://archive.org/stream/jamesastacksrcol1990stac#page/41/mode/1up
    Color photo from
    pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/4604
    Was in Eugene Gardner's collection as MS-65 and sold for $10,575 in Oct. 2014 (Stack pedigree was not mentioned in the item description).
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/seated-dimes/1853-o-10c-arrows-ms65-pcgs-fortin-107/a/1214-98254.s
    Currently in Tom Bender registry set.
    https://pcgs.com/cert/25672455

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think numismatics is the greatest thing we have. Who doesn't love the giants and respect what they hold in high esteem ?

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 11, 2017 5:02PM

    From the end of Ron Guth's article:

    As desirable as the James A. Stack pedigree remains today, there are many instances where his name has been stripped, intentionally or otherwise, from the ownership chains.

    I wonder why the pedigree would be stripped intentionally?
    Perhaps it is because some of the coins were sold near the 1989 market peak, and the values have declined since that peak? (This would be in the theme of reporting mostly positive messages in an auction description).

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    WDPWDP Posts: 517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like @yosclimber, I wonder what Ron was thinking of when he wrote this:

    From the end of Ron Guth's article:

    As desirable as the James A. Stack pedigree remains today, there are many instances where his name has been stripped, intentionally or otherwise, from the ownership chains.

    I would guess that the James A. Stack pedigree, and many other pedigrees, "got lost" over time as the coins were slabbed. Most PCGS and other holders didn't have pedigrees included on the holder labels in the 1990s and still don't today. Even when they do include a pedigree many times it is not the full pedigree as there is not enough space for this on the label.

    On the other hand, it sure is fun when you discover a nice pedigree for a coin that you own (for example, by "plate matching")!

    I just sold this 1798 B-16, BB-110 Draped Bust Dollar in PCGS AU55 from the Warren Miller Collection. The holder has only the Miller Pedigree on the label. Miller bought this coin raw from Larry Hanks at the 1991 CSNS Show. In 2006 a friend and I identified it as the Bolender Specimen, with the obverse being the plate coin in Milferd H. Bolender's (1950) reference book The United States Early Silver Dollars from 1794 to 1803. Upon learning this, I was able to add the Ostheimer pedigree, sold privately to the Goldberg's and sold in their 1975 A.N.A. Sale. Alfred and Jacque Ostheimer had one of the great early dollar and silver dollar collections at one time.

    It is the second finest known example of this very rare die marriage and is also a beautiful coin. And has a neat obverse die crack.

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    Photo courtesy of PCGS and W. David Perkins.

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I sure am enjoying this thread and appreciate all the sleuthing!

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2020 9:26AM

    Thread Revival #1

    Here's a great James A. Stack Sr. coin recently added to TDN's collection. It's fitting that TDN started this thread.

    Read more here: https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1020499/a-my-oh-my-newp#latest

    This is missing the pedigree on Cert Validation though it's mentioned on CoinFacts:


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    roadrunnerroadrunner Posts: 28,303 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2, 2019 8:49AM

    I was the caretaker of my James Stack Icon coin for 18 yrs. And thankfully, this was one Stack coin that never lost the pedigree. When I sold it in 2004 I made sure the complete list of owners (to my best knowledge) was kept intact. Probably no one else knew it. Graded "pristine gem" in the 1975 sale it was one of the "sleepers" of the sale as back then the date was not recognized like the S mint no motto quarters were. But some of us knew. The 1849-0 quarter was one of the most coveted dates back then, and the Stack coin was graded as choice Unc - near gem. Boy was I disappointed, the coin had scuffy obverse fields and missing luster....I graded it AU. It certainly didn't realize the price of a choice unc. The joke was on me though....today it's a MS64. The 71-cc PL gem was another monster fetching around $10K iirc. The 1865-s brought the most for a seated S mint at around $2800.

    Not many of the early S or O mints were really choice or superb as I would have hoped. I recall 59-0, 65-s, 67-s, 91-o seated quarters as the only MS stunners. The 71cc and 73cc NA were killers too. I was hoping to pick off a choice unc 42-o sd, 43-0, 47-0, 51-o, 52-o, 58-o, 60-s, 61-s, 64-s, 66-s, 71-s, 72-s. They were all circulated. But even having nearly a dozen to die for key date seated quarters was something to marvel at. Very few of them have even been surpassed today. They have remained as finest known for 45 yrs.

    I was surprised Akers bought the gem 1865-s, 1901-s, 1904-0 superb gem quarters yet left the much cheaper (and rarer) 1867-s alone. The Kleinmans of NY City bought the 67-s for $1800. One of the top 5-10 of all rarer date gem MS seated quarters of any date when considered as an overall package imo. Go find another. About 80% white and imo totally un-messed with surfaces. The rims were charcoal black back in 1975...and unchanged since. I'd have been able to buy the 67-s out of the Stack sale if it weren't superb. I had no clue how to price it. I settled on 3X Red Book Unc pricing - which was 50% too low. Had the coin only been "choice" I'd have owned it. Took another 11 yrs when my next "reasonable" chance to own it occurred. And I took it...getting it for 35% under my max bid.

    The 1865-s that Akers bought for Paramount's inventory was a "twin" to the 67-s in appearance and quality. I don't recall it ever showing up again in its original pristine state. If it's one of the MS66's currently graded, it doesn't have the same look it did from the 1975 JAS auction (ie mostly white with the same black rims). One would think both coins were purchased from a bank or the mint....and kept together for 108 yrs.

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    CurrinCurrin Posts: 1,516 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:
    Old Thread Update

    Here's a great James A. Stack Sr. coin recently added to TDN's collection. It's fitting that TDN started this thread.

    Zions, this coin is still registered to JRCSLM32. Do you know if he sold his set or just the 1796?

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 1, 2019 6:27PM

    @Currin said:

    @Zoins said:
    Old Thread Update

    Here's a great James A. Stack Sr. coin recently added to TDN's collection. It's fitting that TDN started this thread.

    Zions, this coin is still registered to JRCSLM32. Do you know if he sold his set or just the 1796?

    I noticed that as well and don't know the answer. I would ask @specialist as she handled the sale.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 12, 2020 5:32AM

    Thread Revival #2

    Thanks to @mr1874 for posting this coin in another thread which lead me to look up it's full provenance.

    1894-S Dime - PCGS PR66BM POP 3/2/0 - Ex Clapp, Eliasberg, Stack

    Here's James Stack's 1894-S Dime, graded PCGS PR66BM. It's a top pop 2/0 of a total of 10 specimens, with only 5 graded by PCGS.

    Here's the provenance from CoinFacts. Great @wondercoin provenance!

    Lawrence 3

    J.M. Clapp (one of two owned by him) -Louis Eliasberg, Sr. (duplicate) - Stack's auctioned it off in 1947 - James A. Stack - Stack's in 1/1990:206), $275,000 - David Lawrence Rare Coins, privately in 1998, $825,000 - Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1295 (as NGC PR66), $1,322,500 - subsequently graded PCGS SP66 - Dan Rosenthal (Just Having Fun Collection), sold privately via Mitch Spivack - David Lawrence, sold privately in 7/2007 for $1,900,000 - John Albanese - Smoke Rise Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5317, $1,997,500

    And thanks to @BestGerman for writing the blog article and @tradedollarnut for posting it here!

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    HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting old thread by trade dollar nut. His contributions here are always good but where is he lately? Hope he's o.k.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2020 9:35AM

    @Hydrant said:
    Interesting old thread by trade dollar nut. His contributions here are always good but where is he lately? Hope he's o.k.

    Not sure, but I hope he's enjoying his time away from the forums.

    I wonder if he's planning a bid for the Virgil Brand 1804 Class 1 dollar? It would be great to reunite it with his Virgil Brand 1794 SP66 dollar! Imagine those two in the same collection again after all these years?

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    cnncoinscnncoins Posts: 414 ✭✭✭✭

    Andy,

    I bought the 73-CC NA 25c in the 1990's from Jay Parrino on behalf of a customer. It still resides in his collection today.
    Beautiful, original coin currently graded PCGS 66

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    Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,111 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OriginalDan said:
    Thanks for posting TDN, I would have missed this.

    From the blog:

    As desirable as the James A. Stack pedigree remains today, there are many instances where his name has been stripped, intentionally or otherwise, from the ownership chains. Reattaching his name, which occurs fairly frequently, is a pleasant by-product of my work on the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census. In fact, discovering one of those connections is what brought my attention to this remarkable collector.

    I bought this special coin because I loved the coin, and it is still one of my favorites after years of ownership. Only recently was I able to connect it back to the James Stack collection from the 3/95 sale. Delighted when that discovery was made.

    Absolute Perfection

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eldorado9 said:

    @OriginalDan said:
    Thanks for posting TDN, I would have missed this.

    From the blog:

    As desirable as the James A. Stack pedigree remains today, there are many instances where his name has been stripped, intentionally or otherwise, from the ownership chains. Reattaching his name, which occurs fairly frequently, is a pleasant by-product of my work on the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census. In fact, discovering one of those connections is what brought my attention to this remarkable collector.

    I bought this special coin because I loved the coin, and it is still one of my favorites after years of ownership. Only recently was I able to connect it back to the James Stack collection from the 3/95 sale. Delighted when that discovery was made.

    Absolute Perfection

    That coin’s so pretty it makes me want to cry. Gorgeous!

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,111 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @Eldorado9 said:

    @OriginalDan said:
    Thanks for posting TDN, I would have missed this.

    From the blog:

    As desirable as the James A. Stack pedigree remains today, there are many instances where his name has been stripped, intentionally or otherwise, from the ownership chains. Reattaching his name, which occurs fairly frequently, is a pleasant by-product of my work on the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census. In fact, discovering one of those connections is what brought my attention to this remarkable collector.

    I bought this special coin because I loved the coin, and it is still one of my favorites after years of ownership. Only recently was I able to connect it back to the James Stack collection from the 3/95 sale. Delighted when that discovery was made.

    Absolute Perfection

    That coin’s so pretty it makes me want to cry. Gorgeous!

    And the 76 Trade Dollar has a reputation of NOT being particularly attractive. They usually come dark, and rather lifeless. This one bucks the trend, and has to be considered in the top 1%, if not the finest in eye appeal? Is there a better one?

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2020 5:29PM

    Deleted, as it was off topic.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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