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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. 

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

In the earlier parts of this story about this great collection I discussed the father and son’s joint interest in choice and rare coins and told how Amon Jr. continued in this pursuit after his father’s death.

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

In the first three parts of the story of this landmark collection I spoke of the Amon G. Carter Family, father and son, who built this very important collection.

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

In Part 1 of this story about the famous Amon G. Carter , Jr. Family collection, I spoke of the father, Amon G. Carter, Sr.  In this part I will tell of Amon, Jr.,  the man who maintained the collection of rare United States coins and currency -- one of the finest numismatic collections formed in the 20th  century.

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

One of the finest collections formed in the 20th Century

The Amon G. Carter, Jr. Collection of coins and currency had its beginnings in the early 1920s when Amon Carter, Sr. became interested in numismatics.  Living in Fort Worth, Texas, Amon, Sr. had the opportunity to visit with and learn from one of the greatest dealers in the early part of the 20th century, B. Max Mehl who operated out of that city.