Ohio State Show in Dublin

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Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by vampicker » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:44 pm

The annual show sponsored by CONA was held yesterday and is winding down today. Got to spend some time with Brian at his table and also saw Eric Justice and his sons. No company table this year, but still did several opinions. The Barber Coin Collectors Society had something pretty damn cool on display at their table. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake and resultant fire destroyed much of the old city. Many residents had money badly damaged in the fire. The Mint redeemed what they could identify or estimate by weight. This welded stack of 5 half dollars and two Morgans was redeemed at face value for $4.50. An employee thought is was cool and bought it at the same price, holding it in his personal collection for decades. The dates aren't visible but the New Orleans mintmark on the top dollar is clearly evident.
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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:25 pm

Now that is cool. As a structural earthquake engineer by training (yes, training in what happened in the 1906 SF earthquake), and numismatist, I would have bought it hands down. Thanks for sharing 8-)

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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by CascadeChris » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:33 pm

Wow. Rock solid provenance is everything in terms of value, and 90% of the cool-factor with something like that. How insanly awesome! And the foresight of the employee adds the cherry on top of the coolness 😎🤤
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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:47 pm

I once found a 1902-O VAM-45A that was fire damaged. It is in Pete's (Vamhusker) collection unless he has let it go. Supposedly it was slabbed by ANACS with a "seared red" label. There is a story behind that label that involves Pete, Fogie, JR and me. Not sure if Pete ever sent it in to get that label however. @vamhusker
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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by crabscrape » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:59 pm

What is the story Alan?

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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by vamhusker » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:03 am

Yes I still have the coin and it is “seared” in an ANACS holder. It’s one of those coins I’ll always keep for the memories

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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by messydesk » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:02 am

Very cool wad of coins!
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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by vampicker » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:11 am

Bought this booklet of of Brian. Didn't know it existed until I found it in his box of books.
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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by VamHelsing » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:38 pm

Cool stuff!!

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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by JackBnimble01 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:44 pm

Nice
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Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:34 pm

the show was busy! not much picking to do. sold quite a bit of stuff, and had a nice time talking with JR. my best pick was a 1900o/cc vam 7 au53, and a 1879s r78 that haven't pinned down yet. still working on it. also found an au 1935d 5c fs-502. very tough coin. i recently sold the stand alone top pop, pcgs64. and it came with quite a story.

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