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Colonial, early federal to be sold

A NE shilling from the Archangel Collection will go on the block in an October Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction.

The Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage will be featured by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in the firm’s October official auction at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore.

Assembled chiefly in the 1970s and 1980s under the guidance of Stack’s, the Archangel Collection offers impressive provenances to many significant colonial coin collections, including those of David L. Spence (1975), Laird U. Park (1976), the Carter Brown Library (1976), the Garrett family (1979-1981), Doris and Ellis Robison (1982),and John L. Roper (1983).

The collection is being certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service.

It includes a 1652 NE shilling (AU-50), 1776 Continental dollars of the CURENCY (MS-62+), CURRENCY (MS-62+), and EG FECIT (AU-58+) varieties, an MS-62 1781 Libertas Americana medal in silver, and high-grade examples of the legendary 1792 Birch cent (AU-58), 1792 silver center cent (SP-45), 1792 half disme (MS-63), and 1792 disme in copper (AU-58+).

Other rarities include a Mint State 1694 Carolina PROPRIETERS Elephant Token, a Mint State 1760 Voce Populi Small Letters farthing, a Mint State 1787 George Clinton copper (MS-62 BN), a Mint State 1790 Standish Barry threepence (MS-62) and a Gem Proof 1792 Washington Roman Head cent (Proof-66 BN).

Additional consignments are being accepted for this auction. Telephone 800-458-4646 to inquire.


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