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Press Release - May 19, 2004
The Harold W. Anderson Collection to Anchor Heritage's June 2004 Long Beach Signature Sale
Dallas, TX: Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. will be offering Part One of the Harold W. Anderson Collection in its June 3-5, 2004 Long Beach Signature Auction, the Official Auction of the Long Beach Coin Expo.
"Mr. Anderson," said Heritage President Greg Rohan, "was raised in a proud but Depression era family. He was hooked on coins after his aunt gave him a bag of coins she picked up at the U.S. Mint for his seventh birthday. He went to work early in his life; one of his first jobs was delivering flyers to homes for which he earned 10 cents per hour, which he spent buying coins. From his earliest experiences buying, selling, and studying, he learned what differences in quality meant. He considered himself a dealer by the age of nine, as he bought and sold nearly every coin he owned in the process of upgrading. This trait of seeking perfection characterized his lifelong collecting activities. By the age of twelve, he was placing small ads to sell or trade coins, and by thirteen be began to branch out of Hartford in search of better coins - and bigger deals. He never stopped searching for higher-graded American rarities. His collection is noted for its extraordinary breadth in quality rare coins, all with abundant eye-appeal."
According to Mrs. Anderson, his wife of forty years, "Quality was at the heart of his search, and was the enduring theme of his ever-growing collection. He was known to be 'too picky' by several dealers, and his files contain letters from several complaining of his insistence on quality. 'Andy' (to his family and friends) was certainly ahead of his time in being so selective. For him, his collection grew 'coin by coin,' personally selecting every coin to improve his set, always acquiring the best coin possible. I became his coin-collecting partner, and I assisted him in finding the coins he wanted to bid on at auction or in the catalogs. I loved to see his eyes light up when he found the 'right piece' to add to his life's work."
Highlights of the Anderson Collection:
- 1794 Half Cent VF20 Details, NCS. B-6b, C-4a, R.3.
- 1804 Half Cent Crosslet 4, Stems MS64 Brown NGC. B-9, C-10, R.1.
- 1801 Cent 3 Errors AU58 NGC. S-219, R.2.
- 1838 Cent MS65 Red and Brown NGC. N-4, R.2.
- 1858 Cent Large Letters MS65 PCGS
- 1860 Cent PR65 PCGS
- 1905 Cent PR66 Red PCGS
- 1864 Two Cent Large Motto PR65 Red Cameo PCGS
- 1863 Three Cent Silver PR66 Cameo PCGS
- 1888 Three Cent Nickel MS67 PCGS
- 1830 Half Dime MS66 PCGS. V-8, LM-3, R.2.
- 1861 Half Dime PR65 Cameo PCGS
- 1878 Dime MS66 PCGS
- 1864 Dime PR65 Cameo PCGS
- 1885 Dime PR66 Cameo PCGS
- 1893 Dime PR66 Cameo PCGS
- 1878 Twenty Cents PR64 PCGS
- 1821 Quarter MS63 PCGS. B-1, High R.2.
- 1865 Quarter PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS
- 1884 Quarter PR66 Cameo PCGS.
- 1907 Quarter PR66 Cameo PCGS
- 1915 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
- 1794 Half Dollar VF Details. O-101a, R.4. O-101a, R.4.
- 1815/2 Half Dollar AU55 PCGS. O-101, R.2.
- 1882 Half Dollar PR65 Cameo PCGS.
- 1898 Half Dollar PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS
- 1796 Dollar Large Date, Small Letters AU Details. B-5, BB-65.
- 1867 Dollar PR63 Deep Cameo PCGS
- 1875 Trade Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS. Type One Obv. and Rev.
- 1886 Dollar PR65 Cameo PCGS
- 1898 Dollar PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS
- 1922 Gold Dollar Grant with Star MS65 PCGS
- 1873 Gold Dollar Open 3 MS65 NGC
- 1880 Gold Dollar MS67 NGC
- 1845 $2.50 MS62 NGC
- 1854-O $2.50 MS62 PCGS
- 1873 $2.50 Closed 3 MS64 NGC
- 1883 $2.50 MS61 Prooflike NGC
- 1881 $5 MS64 NGC
- 1908-S $5 MS63 PCGS
- 1889 $10 MS61 NGC
- 1902-S $10 MS65 NGC
- 1914 $10 MS64 NGC
- 1852 $20 MS61 NGC
- 1874-CC $20 AU55 NGC
- 1908-S $20 MS61 NGC
- 1924 $20 MS66 NGC
- 1928 Half Dollar Hawaiian MS65 NGC
Additional Highlights demonstrating the breadth of the Anderson Collection:
1800 Half Cent MS63 Red and Brown NGC. B-1, C-1, R.1.
1803 Half Cent MS63 Brown NGC. B-3, C-3, R.1.
1804 Half Cent Spiked Chin MS62 Brown NGC. B-6, C-6, R.2.
1805 Half Cent Small 5, No Stems MS62 Brown NGC. B-1, C-1, R.1.
1806 Half Cent Large 6, Stems MS62 Red and Brown NGC. B-4, C-4, R.1.
1811 Half Cent AU50 NGC. B-1, C-1, Low R.4.
1799 Cent Fine Details, NCS S-189, High R.2.
1804 Cent XF40 Details, Corroded, Bent, NCS. S-266, R.2.
1807/6 Cent Large 7 MS62 Brown NGC. S-273, R.1.
1811/0 Cent AU 50 Details, NCS. S-286, R.3.
1821 Cent AU Details, NCS. N-2, R.1.
1857 Cent MS65 PCGS. Snow-1
1909-S Cent MS65 Red and Brown PCGS
1872 Cent PR65 Red PCGS
1877 Cent PR64 Cameo PCGS
1884 Cent PR65 Red Cameo PCGS
1886 Cent Type One PR65 Red PCGS
1892 Cent PR66 Red PCGS
1873 Two Cent Closed 3 PR65 Red and Brown PCGS
1859 Three Cent Silver PR65 PCGS
1861 Three Cent Silver PR65 Cameo PCGS
1862 Three Cent Silver PR64 PCGS
1866 Three Cent Silver PR66 Cameo PCGS
1867 Three Cent Silver PR65 Cameo PCGS
1868 Three Cent Silver PR66 Cameo PCGS
1869 Three Cent Silver PR65 Cameo PCGS
1870 Three Cent Silver PR65 PCGS
1873 Three Cent Silver PR65 PCGS
1867 Three Cent Nickel PR65 PCGS
1869 Three Cent Nickel PR65 Cameo PCGS
1877 Nickel PR64 Cameo PCGS
1858 Half Dime PR64 Cameo PCGS
1859 Half Dime PR64 Cameo PCGS
1867 Half Dime PR65 PCGS
1868 Half Dime PR65 PCGS
1871 Half Dime PR66 Cameo PCGS
1872 Half Dime PR65 Cameo PCGS
1858 Dime PR65 PCGS
1859 Dime PR64 Cameo PCGS
1866 Dime PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS
1877 Dime PR65 PCGS
1879 Dime PR65 Cameo PCGS
1884 Dime PR66 Cameo PCGS
1886 Dime PR66 Cameo PCGS
1887 Dime PR65 Cameo PCGS
1889 Dime PR66 PCGS
1891 Dime PR65 Cameo PCGS
1896 Dime PR66 PCGS
1898 Dime PR66 Cameo PCGS
1905 Dime PR65 PCGS
1906 Dime PR65 Cameo PCGS
1907 Dime PR65 Cameo PCGS
1825/4/3 Quarter AU58 PCGS. B-2, R.2.
1859 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1862 Quarter PR65 PCGS
1865 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1868 Quarter PR65 PCGS
1869 Quarter PR66 Cameo PCGS
1872 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1874 Quarter Arrows PR64 Cameo PCGS
1874 Quarter Arrows PR64 Cameo PCGS
1876 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS. Type Two Reverse
1878 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1880 Quarter PR65 PCGS
1881 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS. Briggs 2-B
1882 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1886 Quarter PR66 Cameo PCGS
1887 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1889 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1891 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1894 Quarter PR66 PCGS
1894 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1901 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1902 Quarter PR66 PCGS
1903 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1904 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1905 Quarter PR65 Cameo PCGS
1909 Quarter PR67 PCGS
1911 Quarter PR66 Cameo PCGS
1795 Half Dollar 2 Leaves VF25 NGC. O-109, R.4.
1807 Half Dollar Large Stars, 50 Over 20 AU55 NGC. O-112, R.1.
1826 Half Dollar MS64 PCGS. O-104, R.3.
1827 Half Dollar Square Base 2 MS64 PCGS. O-142, R.3.
1864 Half Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS
1868 Half Dollar PR65 Cameo PCGS
1873 Half Dollar No Arrows, Closed 3 PR65 Cameo PCGS.
1883 Half Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS
1885 Half Dollar PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS
1887 Half Dollar PR65 Cameo PCGS
1889 Half Dollar PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS
1890 Half Dollar PR64 PCGS
1891 Half Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS
1895 Half Dollar PR66 Cameo PCGS
1901 Half Dollar PR65 Cameo PCGS
1905 Half Dollar PR65 PCGS
1909 Half Dollar PR65 Cameo PCGS
1936 Half Dollar PR65 PCGS
1797 Dollar 9x7 Stars, Large Letters VF Details. B-1, BB-73.
1798 Dollar Knob 9 AU Details. B-4, BB-92, R.3.
1801 Dollar XF Details. B-4, BB-214, High R.2.
1861 Dollar PR63 PCGS
1862 Dollar PR63 PCGS
1868 Dollar PR62 Cameo PCGS
1869 Dollar PR64 PCGS
1872 Dollar PR63 Cameo PCGS
1873 Dollar PR62 Cameo PCGS
1873 Trade Dollar PR63 Cameo PCGS
1874 Trade Dollar PR63 PCGS
1877 Trade Dollar PR63 Cameo PCGS
1880 Trade Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS
1881 Trade Dollar PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS
1883 Trade Dollar PR62 Cameo PCGS
1878 7TF Dollar Reverse of 1878 PR62 PCGS
1879 Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS
1880 Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS
1881 Dollar PR62 Cameo PCGS
1882 Dollar PR62 Cameo PCGS
1884 Dollar PR63 Cameo PCGS
1888 Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS
1889 Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS
1890 Dollar PR63 Cameo PCGS
1893 Dollar PR62 Cameo PCGS
1894 Dollar PR63 PCGS
1899 Dollar PR65 Cameo PCGS
1900 Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS
1902 Dollar PR64 PCGS
1903 Dollar PR63 PCGS
1904 Dollar PR64 PCGS
1903 Gold Dollar Louisiana Purchase/McKinley MS65 PCGS
1904 Gold Dollar Lewis and Clark MS64 PCGS
1905 Gold Dollar Lewis and Clark MS63 PCGS
1922 Gold Dollar Grant no Star MS66 PCGS
1850-O Gold Dollar MS63 PCGS
1851-C Gold Dollar MS62 PCGS. Variety 4-D
1870 Gold Dollar MS64 NGC
1870-S Gold Dollar MS61 NGC
1881 Gold Dollar MS67 NGC
1882 Gold Dollar MS67 NGC
1845-D $2.50 AU50 Details, NCS. Variety 6-I
1848-D $2.50 Unc Details, NCS. Variety 10-M
1849 $2.50 MS61 NGC
1851-O $2.50 AU58 NGC. Doubled Date, Breen-6214
1852-O $2.50 AU58 NGC. Extra Heavy O. Breen-6219
1860 $2.50 New Reverse, Type Two AU58 NGC
1862 $2.50 MS62 NGC
1869 $2.50 AU58 NGC
1871-S $2.50 MS61 NGC
1874 $2.50 MS61 NGC
1875-S $2.50 AU58 NGC
1877 $2.50 Unc Details, NCS
1879 $2.50 MS64 NGC
1880 $2.50 MS62 NGC
1885 $2.50 MS61 NGC
1881 $2.50 PR61 NGC
1911-D $2.50 Unc Details, NCS
1893-O $5 MS62 NGC
1910 $5 MS63 PCGS
1914 $5 MS63 PCGS
1891 $10 MS63 NGC
1892-O $10 MS62 NGC
1856-S $20 AU58 NGC
1861 $20 MS60 NGC
1867 $20 MS61 NGC
1868-S $20 AU58 NGC
1869-S $20 AU58 NGC
1872-S $20 MS61 NGC
1876-CC $20 AU58 NGC
1878 $20 MS62 NGC
1883-CC $20 AU58 NGC
1884-CC $20 MS61 NGC
1885-CC $20 AU55 NGC
1890-CC $20 MS60 NGC
1891-S $20 MS63 NGC
1893-CC $20 AU58 NGC
1894-S $20 MS63 NGC
1901-S $20 MS63 NGC
1905 $20 MS62 NGC
1906-D $20 MS64 NGC
1909/8 $20 MS62 NGC
1920 $20 MS64 NGC
1924-D $20 MS62 NGC
1924-S $20 MS62 NGC
1925-S $20 AU Details, NCS
1926-S $20 MS62 NGC
1900 Dollar Lafayette Dollar MS64 PCGS
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