This lot consists of more than 70 individual items. Most carry dates between 1964 and 1972. They relate to aspects of operating a coin shop and maintaining a national presence in the world of numismatics. While some of the material is mundane, I find much of it to be fascinating. A March 1971 list of “Premium Prices” paid for early half-dollars by date and die variety, in grades Fine through Unc., is educational and intriguing. Overton includes a note, I will pay a minimum of $100 (in fine or better) for any NEW die variety, (not die state) that is not listed in my Revised Edition of Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836. Dozens of letters to and from collectors show Overton to be one who understood the importance of personal relationships in the business of buying and selling coins. Here is a trove of documents both riveting and of historical significance.
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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist 4400 Keller Ave.,
Suite 140, PMB 398 Oakland, California 94605 firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 479-1585