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The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 5

The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 5

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

In the early part of this story I told of the dedication and interest that R.L. Miles Jr. put into completing to the best of his ability his collection of United States gold , silver and copper coins. R.L. Miles, Jr. (known to his friends as "Skinny," a name he received while playing various sports in college) began collecting when he was a cashier in his family's Oyster business, and, using the Guide Book listings of his time, proceeded with the challenge to collect the varieties listed in that reference.

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The R.L. Miles Jr. Coin Collection, Part 4

The R.L. Miles Jr. Coin Collection, Part 4

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

In the earlier parts of this great bank exhibit I discussed the building of the R.L. Miles, Jr., Collection. It was exhibited in 1968 in the newly opened building of the Virginia National Bank in 1968 in Norfolk, Virginia. The Bank had been a leader in re-establishing the area in Norfolk where the original colony was established.

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The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 3

The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 3

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Over the past few weeks I have focused on collector R.L. Miles, Jr. (called by the nickname Skinny) and his evolution from a change sorter into an advanced collector. He used the Guide Books of the 1950s and 1960s to decide which United States gold, silver and copper coins he would collect. In those days this annual reference listed the series as issued and some varieties that could be readily seen with normal eyesight
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The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 2

The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 2

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

The R.L. Miles, Jr. Collection was formed over four decades, starting with the change found in the coins used in the payroll of the Miles family oyster company. R.L. Miles, Jr. (Skinny as he was known to me) later decided to assemble a high quality collection and went on to create a cabinet of great note. 
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The R.L. Miles Jr. Coin Collection, Part 1

The R.L. Miles Jr. Coin Collection, Part 1

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

In a tradition started in the mid 1950s by Louis E. Eliasberg, collectors started to lend their collections to various banking institutions for special displays.

It was readily accepted that by hosting these special displays, banks could attract more depositors and clients. In the case of R.L. Miles, Jr., (and shortly later with the John L. Roper Collection), two different banks in the Norfolk, Virginia area established special showrooms in their lobbies for displays. 
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The Amon G. Carter. Jr. Family Collection, Part 8

The Amon G. Carter. Jr. Family Collection, Part 8

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

From the earlier parts of my story about the Amon G. Carter Family Collection, you can appreciate what a father and son can accomplish when they work together to assemble a coin collection. This was especially true for this father and son as they were collecting when other great collections were coming to market. These 
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The Amon G. Carter. Jr. Family Collection, Part 7

The Amon G. Carter. Jr. Family Collection, Part 7

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

As written in the early parts of this story of a family collection, the collection sold by Stack's in January 1984 was quite comprehensive. As Texans, dedicated to collecting and preserving items that related to western American culture, the Carter family assembled a wonderful collection of private and territorial gold coins, issued by the United States government as well as by private assayers who served the growing need for money in our western states. 
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The Amon G. Carter. Jr. Family Collection, Part 6

The Amon G. Carter. Jr. Family Collection, Part 6

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

The Amon G. Carter Family Collection had as a major feature private and territorial gold coins. This portion of the collection was showcased in a Stack's Public Auction catalog and sold in January 1984.

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