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Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

Our January sale in New York City will have many highlights from the Cardinal Collection. One of the most important and historically interesting is a superb Gem 1792 silver half disme, said to have been originally owned by Mint Director David Rittenhouse. This provenance is derived from a Chapman sale of the early 20th century where four examples were thus described.

Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

The more you know about rare coins, the more profitable your experience will be. Of course, we all like to think we collect coins, tokens, medals and paper money for pure enjoyment. However, the fact that carefully selected numismatic items have been an excellent store of value over the years and, more likely than not, a great investment, does add another element.