Our little collecting community lost a great friend this past April with the passing of Roger Solomon. Roger succumbed to a rare form of skin cancer that was diagnosed just a few weeks earlier. He is survived by his lovely wife Jeri, an avid collector of U.S. Commemorative Half-Dollars. Roger was hoping to arrange and participate in the sale of his collection this August, during the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, IL, not far from his home. Sadly, he was not allowed enough time to share and enjoy the event.
Early this month Jeri Solomon asked me to showcase Roger’s collection during the upcoming ANA Convention. It is with bittersweet pleasure that I have the honor of overseeing the sale of Roger’s remarkable coins to a new generation of numismatic stewards.