Collecting by design type is perhaps one of the most
thrilling ways to study and experience United States coinage. Endless opportunities
for customization make type set collecting a very popular and approachable way
to build a collection. It can be, however, a daunting endeavor to complete a
set at the highest level. Assembling a world-class Type Set demands not only an
understanding of the wide realm of United States coinage, but also more
specialized knowledge of production methods and rarity within each series and
at each Mint. To achieve consistent quality and eye appeal across more than 200
years of coinage is a challenge completed by only the most dedicated students
of this genre, as exemplified by such luminaries as Oliver Jung, Haig A.
Koshkarian, and Norman Stack.
The Larry H. Miller Type Set of United States Coinage
showcases exactly this superior connoisseurship and attention to detail. It features
over 140 coins spanning from the pre-Federal era to the very cusp of the 21st
century. It is highlighted by an incredible set of early silver dollars that
includes a Mint State 1794, the finest known 1795 BB-14, and the Gem
Stickney-Eliasberg 1804, and exhibits a coalescence of quality and rarity that has
seldom been duplicated.
The earliest issues of the Philadelphia Mint are represented
by an impressive selection of Draped Bust and Capped Bust coins, followed by
important rarities of the Liberty Seated and Liberty Head series from the 19th
century. The finest known 1797 O-102 half dollar and a Choice 1808 quarter
eagle are sure to draw considerable interest from specialists. The Mint’s
renewed emphasis on artistry in the 20th century is exemplified by
key-dates in exceptional condition, including a Choice 1916 Standing Liberty
quarter, a Gem 1907 Wire Rim Indian $10 and a Superb Gem Proof 1912
The lots that follow offer one of the most spectacular tours
through the evolution of United States coinage, and we are honored to present
the Larry H. Miller Type Set for a new generation of collectors to cherish.