IDDD 2013 New Hampshire coin and currency expo, EBW Promotions LLC. New Hampshire
coin and currency expo.
Seated between, to our left, seated dollar club with Dennis Fortier manning the table. Jon Wolfgram, Early tokens, and Paul M. Joseph manning the Anacs submission table.
This time the table was manned by both IDDD and the Ike Group, Robert Ezerman for varieties, we also had Steve Crowell sitting in and helping with setting up, a great help.
The first day was some what subdued, I went around talking and helping the dealers with questions and some variety attributions, Rob did some buying, he did well.
The second day was very busy, a fellow came over and handed me a box of Pcgs Ike dollars, he did not have any doubled die's other then two proof master 1973 s Master dies, Rob was busy as heck, he kept up with the public, great questions and as always great answers, Rob sold at least one book and many asked for our cards, all in all, was a very good show.
Paul Joseph Mentioned to us that we had a fare amount of people buzzing our table, asking for help and asking plenty of questions.
IDDD 2012 First annual coin show, sponsored by the Bay State coin show in Marlboro Mass.
Seated next to the Seated dollar club maned by Dennis Fortier, we chatted and realized the similar research work that is being done for the Eisenhower doubled die had also ac-cured to the seated dollar die's recorded, he also cherried a few rare coins for himself.
On the other side was a dealer, we checked his Ike's and came up with a new tripled reverse die for a 1971 s proof die ( 10/11/2012 ) I will be photographing and sending it out to Anacs.
A meeting with Paul Defelice Vice president of Anacs grade company, it went well with, I am hoping to have the Eisenhower dollar join with the well known large dollar club SSD.
One dealer had an NGC holder with a Wexler WDDO-007 in side, however the holder only gave grade in this case was MS64.
We also brought in four more collectors into our doubled die club, One fellow is a ranking person in another coin club that has 150 members, he asked if I would speak to this members about IDDD's process.
Bay State Coin show.
Friday started with saying hello to all the dealers in my section, Richards and company, Frank Richards great dealer and a very nice man and a buddy with his son Bruce, they sold there coins as they normally do however this time they brought me a bunch of Ike's to go through, I had found a few nice DDOs, one coin was a Wiles coin in the DDO-004 another coin was a MM2C, Frank told me about a dealer that dealt with Ike's so I went over he also gave me dates to go through, I found 2 new 1971 S Proof DDO for him but he could not grasp that they were new, he pulled out his 10x loop and said I don't see it?
Another good buddy Paul Joseph he runs the table for Anacs, Great guy he snapped the pictures of me working on Ike's that dealers had given me to work on, there were a few instances when Paul was in need of my eyes and my scope, another good buddy came Konstantinos Fatsis to help me at the show, Konstantinos asked me if there were Ike dealers at the show and off he went, he made a few buys one coin was a very retained Lamination on a 1921 P Morgan dollar also a 1976 Ike with what looked like some kind of reeding groves on the top edge found on both sides of the coin but only on the outer edge of the rim, my first impression was post mint damage? possibly done at the mint? I have never seen this before, Paul, Konstantinos and myself hypothesized as to what could of caused this, I told Konstantinos I would be meeting with Anacs at the Boston ANA show next week and would show the coin to there graders, when I get back from that show I will update this report. ( Update: The coin was damaged at the mint prier to packaging )
Scott Travers stopped by Frank Richards table, Frank introduced us.
As I was going through Franks coins that were in ICG slabs I found a 1917 Walker with Die doubling on the obverse, I have never seen this one before and may be a new die, I will show this one around next week at the ANA show to see if anyone else has seen it, I am in the hopes it is a New Double die if so John Wexler will be getting it, I have a good relationship with Frank he was in a jam for a short time with his son Bruce off to make a deal Frank was called to some dealers table away from his and asked me to take care of his table for a short time till he came back.
Frank has handled a 1913 Liberty Nickel, 1804 Silver dollar, 1894 S Barber dime to his credit.
Our table was next to Anacs, as i was examining some Ike dollars Paul from Anacs asked me to attribute a Raw 1909 S VDB cent it was in VF, after checking the mint mark and its placement i told them it was real, as the day went on I was asked to give an opinion on many coins, a fellow came to me on Friday saying had he known I was here he would have brought in his doubled die Buffalo nickel so I told him I would be here on Saturday as well so he said he would come back and at the last minute on Saturday towards the end of the day for me this fellow shows up with a 1913 Buffalo nickel telling me it was a doubled die and on the entire obverse, I had gone over this with Frank from Richards coins, Frank could not recall this DDO followed by a short discussion we both came to the conclusion it most likely would show as some other issue, after examining the coin I concluded it was not a DDO and that the reason it looked doubled was simple die chatter.
Too the right of me was a most unusual item, test die plate for early paper money, in the 1980s the BEP was considering adopting the Web roller, continuous-feed presses, in the end the for various reasons the BEP decided not to go with this type of press, the Die plate shown below is the only Die plate ever sold to a private vendor, the test notes were all one sided and brown in color, each image you see on the plate was engraved at different depths so as the die rolled around in the chamber the image would become complete, Mr Craig m. Covert ( Great guy ) explains how the press worked and its history, this die may be put up for sale six figures and up.
Paul Josephs working the table for Anacs next to ours, this our second year at the Bay state Coin show with Paul, he is a great guy always looking to help, I forgot to bring a camera and mentioned it to Paul he immediately said he would bring his in and take the pictures, a big thank you to Paul for all his help.