Archive for July 27th, 2008

The Meyer Selected Rarities Sale opens for preview on July 29 and 30 at the Baltimore convention center in Baltimore at Sheridan Downey’s bourse tables 931-933 during normal bourse floor hours of PNG day (July 29) and the American Numismatic Association Convention on July 30.  This is a mail and sealed bid sale and closing is Wednesday July 30, 2008.


There are 44 lots listed in Sheridan’s catalogue and it is loaded with rarities, finest know examples (1814 Single Leaf, PCGS MS 63), UNIQUE issues (1806 O.128), plate coins (1832 O. 123, Overton Plate Coin, 1 of 5) and on and on.  This is a tremendous opportunity for the true connoisseur.  The pedigrees are simply historical in numismatics and finally; the catalogue itself is an immediate collectible for the early half dollar collectors.


To view lots please use this Link.


Very Well Done Sheridan, Very Well Done Indead.

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The answer to the question is YES, a fellow by the name of Vinton G. Cerf, currently a Vice President at Google is widely considered by most as the father of what we know today as the internet.  Dr. Cerf lead the team that developed our governments communications network during the cold war era which then came to be what we know now as the internet. 

At Google he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the Internet and other platforms for the company.  Please use this link to Google to learn more about this extraordinary scientist.

In 2005, Dr. Cerf and co-inventor Robert Kahn received the highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S., the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

These guys have meant a lot to coin collectors and most of us don’t have a clue who they are.  Roger Sibioni has written a nice paragraph or two on some of these early internet explorers that enable us numismatist to do what we do with such great ease.  It is well worth the read and if you are not familiar with the E-Sylum,  after reading this you might want to become a subscriber.

 Now we all know a bit more.

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