Saturday, January 30, 2010

Frederick Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars to be Auctioned at CSNS Show

The Donald R. Frederick collection of Capped Bust half dollars will be auctioned by Heritage at Central States (starting April 28). There are about 480 bust halves in the collection, some of which are probably the finest known for the variety. Don owned 443 of the 450 varieties attributed to Overton.
In addition, there are important groups of other early US silver coinage:
Bust quarters
Bust dimes
Bust half dimes
Silver three cents
Don was one of the earliest members of the Bust Half Nut Club, and loved the Bust half dollars. Most of his wonderful collection was acquired prior to 1995. Don passed away on January 8, 2010.
editor's note:  Thanks to Steve Herrman for this information!