Gerry Fortin Rare Coins
West Texas Collection - Client Gallery
The West Texas Collection is a large accumulation of Bust and Seated coins formed by a Professor who has been collecting for over 30 years. Many of the coins were assembled in the 2000-2010 time frame in the northeastern states before his career took him to the Lone Star State. This consignment consists of some duplicates and several coins in series that he no longer intends to collect, as he has decided to focus his efforts on building better sets in three particular series. The early half dimes featured in this consignment were obtained from an old estate collection. They have likely not been offered for public sale since some time before 1960. The prospective buyer with a good numismatic library might enjoy researching old auction catalogues dated prior to 1960, as some of the coins in the accumulation were obtained from famous sales like the Anderson-Dupont sale of 1954. While these coins have some issues, it is unusual to find a group of Flowing Hair and Draped Bust half dimes with this level of detail. The group of half dimes featured was housed in an old Wayte Raymond album for decades, and the 1794 and 1795 have acquired the classic Wayte Raymond album toning as a result. The astute collector should note the inclusion of an 1803 Small 8, LM-1 (V-3), an R6 variety that does not price much higher than a common 1803. In addition, the 1805 is a well-detailed example of a surprisingly rare date that is seldom offered for sale. While these coins have some damage, a lot of collectors might prefer an AU58 details coin to a well-worn specimen at the same price. They will be priced accordingly, presenting an opportunity to acquire some truly rare Early Type material that looks like it should have cost a lot more. The consignment also contains some lower priced items that were obtained from various sources over the years that no longer fit into the consignor's collection.
West Texas Collection Consignment Part 3 - September 22, 2016
Liberty Seated Quarters, Halves and Dollar
West Texas Collection Consignment Part 2 - September 16, 2016
Capped Bust Dimes, Liberty Seated Dimes, Capped Bust Quarters