Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Rick’s Pedigree Coins – Proposal for 2015 FUN Program

Pedigree Coin Books by Rick Bretz
 
 
 
 

Rick's Legacy
Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency



 

Fitzgerald Silver Dollar Collection
"The Purple Gang Set"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Now available at GreatCollections Auctions:  www.greatcollections.com
 
Additional information on Pedigree Coins:  http://rickspedigreecoins.blogspot.com/



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rick’s Pedigree Coins – Coin Book For Christmas - “Rick’s Legacy – Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency”


Here is a great Christmas present idea for you.  I am offering a copy of my book “Rick’s Legacy – Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency”  signed “Merry Christmas 2014” to my blog readers before I list it on Ebay.  Only one book will be signed this way. 

This specially signed book will cost $32 and includes postage.  PayPal is the only form of payment I can take.

The great thing about this book is that it can be used as either a reference manual for the collector or as a casual interest coffee table book.   It is a great Christmas gift.

I will sell the book to the first person requesting purchase through my blog offer.  Just send me a request at RicksPedigreeCoins@Gmail.com and I will send a PayPal invoice.  If it does not sell here, I will list it on Ebay in a few days.

Images of the books are shown below:




Monday, October 27, 2014

Rick’s Pedigree Coins – Coin Book For Christmas - “Fitzgerald Silver Dollar Collection – The Purple Gang Set”


Here is a great Christmas present idea for you.  I am offering a copy of my book “Fitzgerald Silver Dollar Collection – The Purple Gang Set” signed “Merry Christmas 2014” to my blog readers before I list it on Ebay.  Only one book will be signed this way. 

This specially signed book will cost $32 and includes postage.  PayPal is the only form of payment I can take.

The great thing about this book is that it can be used as either a reference manual for the collector or as a casual interest coffee table book.   It is a great Christmas gift.

I will sell the book to the first person requesting purchase through my blog offer.  Just send me a request at RicksPedigreeCoins@Gmail.com and I will send a PayPal invoice.  If it does not sell here, I will list it on Ebay in a few days.
 
Images of the books are shown below:







Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rick’s Pedigree Coins – 2014 Greater Jacksonville Fall Coin Club Show

The Jacksonville, Florida coin club will have their annual fall coin show/sale on November 14 & 15, 2014 (Friday & Saturday).  I attended last year’s show and it is considerably smaller than the Spring/Summer extravaganza but still something nice to visit if you are in the area on those dates.  Details regarding the show are shown below:


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rick's Pedigree Coins – 1896 Fitzgerald Morgan Silver Dollar - Coin of the Week

 The availability of Fitzgerald silver dollars to the collector fall into 3 groups:  rare, semi-rare and plentiful.  I consider anything with a population of 50 to 100 coins to be semi-rare.  The 1896 Fitzgerald Morgan has a population of 98 coins that allows it to slip in the semi-rare classification.  While it is not scarce, it is a little more difficult to find and does not often appear in auctions.

I like the rare and semi-rare coins in the Fitzgerald collection for the simple reason that not many are available to the collector and as the population report for the hoard becomes more well known the Fitzgerald collector should start appreciating the harder to find coins.  My thought is to get them know before everyone figures out the scarcity.
 
Shown below is an example from the 1896 date/mintmark category from the Fitzgerald Collection.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rick’s Pedigree Coins – Reno Casino Hoard 1996 - Littleton Coin Company


Reno Casino Hoard 1996


 
My final lost hoard from 1996 is the Reno Casino Hoard.  Again, thanks to Littleton Coin Company, the hoard has been remembered in an article they published on coin hoards:

“For 20 years, Rudy, a Reno, Nevada casino worker, traded his own money for Carson City Morgans whenever he spotted them in the coins he sorted through daily. As Morgans grew scarcer, he began “saving” all silver dollars. By Rudy's retirement, he had amassed 4,100 silver dollars including more than 3,312 Morgans. In the hoard, Littleton's buyers discovered scarce “O over S” Morgans, created when a San Francisco reverse die was repunched with an “O”.”

Littleton Coin Company has served the coin collecting hobby since 1945 and provide a wide variety of coins and coin supplies.  I purchased from them in the 1970’s and received outstanding, professional service.  And I continued to make purchases from them as recent as last year (the Ike dollar from the Big Sky Hoard that appears in my book “Rick’s Legacy – Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency”) and still receive the same professional service I received 40 years earlier.  Browse their website and if you have any questions, give them a call.   I think you will be impressed with their service.
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Rick's Pedigree Coins – 1937 Omaha Bank Hoard Buffalo Nickel - Coin of the Week


The Omaha Bank Hoard provides the Pedigree collector with a variety of ways to build sets from that hoard.  The way that best interested me to collect Omaha Bank Hoard coins was to focus on the more difficult to find coin varieties.  I have five favorite selections and they are examples of:

Buffalo Nickel
Mercury Dime
Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Morgan Silver Dollar
Peace Silver Dollar

My example from this hoard, and the coin of the week, is the 1937 Buffalo Nickel shown here.  It has been authenticated and graded by NGC as MS65.  Additionally, it has been CAC certified.