The Roach and Olsen Sales

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:90.00 USD Estimated At:125.00 - 125.00 USD
The Roach and Olsen Sales
140.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 16:42UTC-4 : AST/EDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Mehl, B. Max. CATALOGUE OF THE EXTENSIVE NUMISMATIC COLLECTION FORMED BY THE LATE BELDEN E. ROACH... Fort Worth, Feb. 8, 1944. Small 4to, two-tone tan and brown cloth, gilt; original printed card covers bound in. 231, (1) pages; 3530 lots; illustrated. Inscribed by Mehl to Lloyd (sic) Gettys, probably before being bound. Hand-priced in ink. Fine. [with] Mehl, B. Max. COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER COINS, INCLUDING A MOST EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES PATTERN COINS. WITH A COMPLETE SET OF THIRTEEN SPECIMENS OF THE U.S. FOUR-DOLLAR GOLD PIECES AND THE "QUINTUPLE STELLA" IN GOLD! AND THE FINEST KNOWN SPECIMENS (SIC) OF THE 1913 LIBERTY HEAD NICKEL. FOREIGN GOLD, PIONEER GOLD, RARE CURRENCY, ETC. PROPERTY OF MR. FRED E. OLSEN, ALTON, ILLINOIS. Fort Worth, Nov. 7, 1944. Small 4to, two-tone aqua and green cloth, gilt; original printed card covers bound in. 124, (10) pages; 2062 lots; illustrated. Prices realized list bound in. Fine. Two key Mehl sales, attractively bound. Adams rates the Roach sale an A overall: "Choice Mass. silver. Sommer 6d. 1921, 1861-S $20. Superb gold: many proofs, complete $1 in MS, 1798/97 $10, 1797/95 $5. 200 lots fractional gold. 1824 Washington/Lafayette 50¢. 1792 disme. Silver center 1¢. MS early half cent. U.S. peace medals (8)." He rates Olsen an A-: "Outstanding patterns. Quintuple Stella in gold. Complete $4. 1884, 1885 trade $1. 1913 5¢. Virginia shilling, AR. MS 1797 50¢. RR. Fugio. NE sixpence. Confederate 1¢." It marked the first appearance at auction of a 1913 Liberty Head nickel.