Ex Dr. Edward Maris-W. W. Hays 1900-Charles Steigerwalt 1906-Charles G. Zug-Lyman Low 3/7/1907:25-Ebenezer Gilbert, Thomas L. Elder sale #44, 10/19/1910:25-H. O. Granberg-William H. Woodin, The United States Coin Co. 5/19/1915:107-Henry C. Hines 1944-Homer K. Downing 1948-Dr. William H. Sheldon-(At this point, Dr Sheldon obtained the ANS Museum’s example of the variety in exchange for this coin in an apparently undocumented transaction. Dr. Sheldon subsequently sold the coin obtained from the ANS along with many other early date large cents acquired there in a similar manner to R. E. Naftzger, Jr., on 4/19/1972. Then, some 20 years after Dr. Sheldon’s death, ANS officials, spurred on by a report prepared by researcher Del Bland, claimed the exchange of coins between Dr. Sheldon and the ANS was improper and demanded the unwinding of that undocumented transaction. After several years sparring in the courts, Mr. Naftzger gave the Sheldon-27 and the other disputed cents he had purchased from Dr. Sheldon in 1972 to the ANS. The ANS, in turn on 1/26/2001, gave Mr. Naftzger this Sheldon-27 and some other coins the ANS had received from Dr. Sheldon in the aforementioned undocumented transaction. This is how the somewhat curious provenance of “Dr. Sheldon to ANS Museum to R. E. Naftzger, Jr.” was established.) The provenance chain then extends from R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Chris McCawley 2/22/2002-W. M. “Jack” Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/2005-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/6/2009:46-Walter J. Husak Collection

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