Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Here Come the Half Cents !

Half Cent collectors need to get their war-chests ready! Why? Because, next month, THE half cent collection for the ages will be sold at auction in Los Angeles by Ira & Larry Goldberg (in conjunction with McCawley & Grellman auctions). The collection, known as the "Missouri Cabinet Collection" represents a collaborative effort for more than 50 years by two prominent numismatists (R. Tettenhorst and Eric P. Newman). This half cent collection has two distinct features that assure its place in the pantheon of truly great collections:
1. It is the most complete collection of half cents ever assembled (with every known variety of business-strike and proof half cents included).
2. It has the highest overall average condition of any half cent collection sold at auction. Practically every coin in the set is included in the condition-census* for the variety (*among the top 6 finest known).
The auction of these coins is an opportunity of historic proportions for half cent aficionados and anyone who appreciates numismatic objects of the highest quality. There is a distinct possibility that attendees of this sale will witness the sale of the "First Million Dollar Half Cent". More than one coin in The Missouri Cabinet has a chance to exceed the lofty $1-million mark.