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990-lot auction highlights C4 convention


The 18th annual consecutive convention of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, C4, was held at the Baltimore, Md. Convention Center Nov. 15-17, 2012, in conjunction with the Whitman Coins and Collectibles Expo.

This was the first year the convention was not held in Boston since the mid-1990s and marks a historic beginning of a relationship with Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

According to Jim Rosen, President of C4, “This convention was one of the best we have ever had in terms of activity, attendance and auction.”

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The convention included a large area on the bourse floor with a club informational table, exhibit area with four exhibits, and social area where new and established members could meet and converse.

The first co-sponsored auction held by C4 and Stack’s Bowers was conducted Thursday and Friday evenings of the convention, including colonial currency as well as coins. It was the largest auction C4 has ever had, with 990 lots sold.

A number of rare items crossed the block, including an historic Sommer Island sixpence, New England sixpence – one of just eight known and one of just four that are not in museums – Willow Tree shilling, Lord Baltimore shilling, Higley copper, the legendary Inimica Tyrannis American copper, George Clinton copper and Standish Barry threepence.

C4 is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the education and research of colonial related coins, currency and other numismatic material. The club publishes a quarterly, informative newsletter and holds an annual convention.

To learn more about the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, visit www.colonialcoins.org or e-mail RohrerC@cadmus.com.

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