The Lord St. Oswald Coins – Where Are They Now? Part VII

Posted on March 15, 2016 by

The Lord St. Oswald 1794 Large Cents – Installment One of Five

The Lord St. Oswald Collection contained twenty-five U.S. Large Cents, all dated 1794 except for a single, average-grade 1793 Chain Cent. The 1964 Christie’s sale offered twenty-two Large Cent; only three appeared in the 1992 sale. Fortunately for future researchers, the catalogers at Christie’s attributed all of the Large Cents by Sheldon variety numbers. Today, we know the whereabouts of most of the coins and their “modern” grades, all of which is revealed below. For purposes of brevity, the Lord St. Oswald Large Cents will be presented in groups of five coins over five installments.

Lot 145 “U.S.A. CENT, 1794 (Sheldon no. 40) – almost extremely Fine

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Analysis:
American collector/dealer, Edwin Shapiro purchased this lot for the equivalent of $868. Subsequently, several big-name Large Cent collectors have owned this coin over the years: C. Douglas Smith; R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr.; Herman Halpern; Walter J. Husak; and others. This example is listed as second finest known on the Noyes and Breen censuses; it is the finest example of the variety certified by PCGS. This was the only Sheldon 40 in the Lord St. Oswald Collection.

Complete pedigree:
William Strickland Collection – Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. – Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:145, $868 (310 British Pounds) – Edwin Shapiro – C. Douglas Smith, sold privately in 1965 – Al Bonard – French’s, sold privately in 5/1967 – R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 12/11/1986 – Herman Halpern Collection – Stack’s 3/1988:52, $15,400 – Dr. Allen Bennett Collection, sold privately in 2000 – Walter J. Husak Collection, sold privately in 2000 – Dr. Tom Turissini Collection, sold privately in 4/2009 – Paul Gerrie Collection – Goldbergs 2/2013:25, $77,625 – subsequently graded PCGS MS64BN 26772769

Lot 146 “U.S.A. cent, 1794 (Sheldon no. 42) – good very fine

Analysis: Edwin Shapiro kept his bidder paddle up and won this lot, too. C. Douglas Smith owned this coin at two different time in the 1960s and eventually sold it to variety specialist, Jules Reiver. It’s last auction appearance was in 2006, when it sold as an NGC AU58 for $34,500. This was the only Sheldon 42 in the Lord St. Oswald Collection.

Complete pedigree:
William Strickland Collection – Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. – Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:146, $336 (120 British Pounds) – Edwin Shapiro – C. Douglas Smith Collection, sold privately in 1965 – Alfred Bonard Collection – C. Douglas Smith Collection, sold privately on 10/31/1968 – Jules Reiver Collection – Heritage 1/2006:19203 (as NGC AU58 1940087-008), $34,500

Lot 147 “U.S.A. cent, 1794 (Sheldon no. 45) – in mint state and red

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Analysis:
H. Van Colle purchased this coin at the 1964 Christie’s sale, after which it passed through the collections of Dorothy Paschal, Dr. William H. Sheldon (inventor of the 70-point grading system), Naftzger, Husak, and Dan Holmes. It is listed as the finest known example in both the Noyes and Breen censuses. This remarkable coin shows ample traces of original red color on both sides and it currently resides in a PCGS MS65RB holder. This was the onlt Sheldon 45 in the Lord St. Oswald Collection. This was the only Sheldon 45 in the Lord St. Oswald Collection.

Complete pedigree:
William Strickland Collection – Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. – Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:147, $2,800 (1,000 British Pounds) – H. Van Colle Collection – Dorothy I. Paschal Collection – Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately on 4/19/1972 – R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr., sold privately on 2/23/1992 – Eric Streiner, sold privately on 4/4/1992 – Dr. Allen Bennett Collection, sold privately in 2001 – Walter J. Husak Collection – Heritage 2/2008:2047 (as PCGS MS65RB 13457910), $149,500 – Chris Victor-McCawley Fixed Price List #82 (Spring 2008), offered as PCGS MS65RB for $185,000, sold privately on 5/9/2008 – Daniel W. Holmes, Jr. Collection – Goldbergs 9/2009:74 (as PCGS MS65RB), $184,000

Lot 148 “U.S.A. cent, 1794 (Sheldon no. 46) – almost in mint state and some original colour

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Analysis: The American firm of Stack’s purchased this lot at the 1964 sale. Their fellow New Yorker, Anthony Terranova, sold the coin to mega-collector, “Ted” Naftzger, who eventually sold his collection intact in 1992 to Eric Streiner. Terranova had another opportunity to handle this coin when he sold it into the collection of Dr. Thomas Turissini. This example currently resides in a PCGS MS64RB holder and it is ranked number one in both the Noyes and the Breen Censuses. This was the only Sheldon 46 in the Lord St. Oswald Collection.

Complete pedigree:
William Strickland Collection – Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. – Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:148, $1,064 (380 British Pounds) – Stack’s – Anthony Terranova, sold privately in 12/1964 – R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 – Eric Streiner – Anthony Terranova – Dr. Thomas Turissini Collection

Lot 149 “U.S.A. cent, 1794 (Sheldon no. 49) – almost in mint state and some original colour

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Analysis: This was another great purchase by Stack’s, who sold it into the collection of Frank Masters. As with most high quality Large Cents, this one eventually went into “Ted” Naftzger’s collection, then through several hands until it joined Dr. Turissini’s other Large Cents. It currently resides in a PCGS MS65RB holder. Both sides show a nice balance of original color. This was the only Sheldon 49 in the Lord St. Oswald Collection

Complete pedigree:
William Strickland Collection – Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell – Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. – Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:149, $1,400 (500 British Pounds) – Stack’s – Frank H. Masters, Jr. Collection – RARCOA 5/1971:65, $2,900 – R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 – Eric Streiner – Jay Parrino (The Mint) – Tom Morley – Superior 1/1994:782, $29,700 – Anthony Terranova, Thomas D. Reynolds, and Chris Victor-McCawley – Dr. Thomas Turissini Collection

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