Unique Coins in the 2015 Red Book
I have wondered how many unique coins are in the Red Book (for those out there that don't know what a unique coin is, it is a coin with only one known specimen to exist), so here they are:
In the parenthesis is the Grade of the existing coin and where in the Red Book it is found.
NE Threepence (VF, pg. 37)
Gold St. Patrick "Farthing" (AU, pg. 41)
(1694) Half Penny, GOD PRESERVE LONDON, Thin Planchet, Brass (AU, pg. 46)
1670-A Copper Double (VF, pg. 52)
1785, Gold, CONSTELATIO, Blunt Rays (XF, pg. 55)
1786, Eagle Obverse, Shield Reverse (Unc. pg. 57)
1776 Pine Tree Copper (VF, pg. 58)
1776 Indian Copper (VG, pg. 58)
1776 Halfpenny, 3 Heads on Obverse (F, pg. 58)
1787 New York Gold Half Doubloon (XF, pg. 63)
1787, WM Above Plow (VF, pg. 70)
1794 Franklin Press Token; Similar, Edge Reads AN ASYLUM FOR THE OPPRESS'D OF ALL NATIONS (pg. 76)
1794 Franklin Press Token; Similar, Edge Diagonally Reeded (pg. 76)
1784 Ugly Head, Pewter (pg. 80)
1792 Gold, PRESIDENT (VF, pg. 81)
1792 PRESIDENT Extending Below Bust, Copper (XF, pg. 81)
Contract Issues & Patterns:
NOVA CONSTELLATIO PATTERNS (5 out of 6 varieties are Unique, the last with 2 known [pg. 86])
1792 Birch Cent, White Metal, G*W. P. Below Wreath (XF, pg. 89)
1792 Half Disme, Copper (SP-67, pg. 89)
1870-S Half Dime (MS-63, pg. 146)
1873-CC Dime, No Arrows (MS-65, pg. 152)
1866 Quarter Dollar, No Motto (Proof, pg. 169)
1866 Half Dollar, No Motto (Proof, pg. 204)
1794 Silver Dollar, Silver Plug (SP-66, pg. 216; highest auction price at record [$10,016,875])
1804 Silver Dollar, Second Reverse, Restrike With Plain Edge (pg. 220)
1776-1976 Large Dollar, Silver Clad, Variety 2 (Unc. pg. 234)
1870-S Double Eagle
1849 Double Eagle (Pattern [pg. 275])
1907 Double Eagle, Ultra High Relief, Plain Edge (pg. 280)
Private & Territorial Gold:
1849 TEN DOLLAR CALIFORNIA GOLD (pg. 380)
2.50 NORTH CAROLINA, 20 C. Without 75.G., CAROLINA Above 2.50 Instead of Gold (Unc. pg. 380)
1850 Half Eagle, With STOCKTON Beneath Date (VF, pg. 383)
$9.43 Ingot (pg. 383)
$14.25 Ingot (pg. 383)
1849 FIVE DOLLARS (pg. 389)
1849 5 DOLLS (VF, pg. 390; Plain Edge Possibly Unique
1901 Imprint Type, A.W. Clark (Denver [AU? pg. 408])
16 Colonial Coins
7 Contract Issues and Patterns
9 U.S. Coins
7 Private & Territorial Gold Pieces
1 Private Tokens
40 Unique Coins in 2015 Red Book
Thanks for the feedback. Very interesting data.
Wait till you see the new Mega Deluxe Red Book.
Hunter The Coin Collector
Thanks for taking the time to do that. I too have wondered that.
great blog and thansk for taking all this time for it!
Don't forget about the $3 gold piece dated 1870 struck in San Francisco... Which if any wants to see it, the coin is located at the ANA's Money Museum! More specificity it resides in the Harry Bass Jr. collection! Have a great day!
Oh, Thank You!
Thank you for hard work and time the you but in.
Thanks for all the hard work! I really appreciate it when someone thinks about their blog rather than just " copy paste " from other resources.
Yes, I like it to be 'homemade,' so that other people CAN get information that they didn't know, like not copying and pasting from Wikipedia, where you learn that a nickel is a five-cent piece made out of copper and nickel!
Btw good work on that!
That's is very interesting now I will have to look in my red book when I get home in a week from now
I will look for these coins in my redbook.
I do enjoy it. Thanks for your hard work!
I hope you enjoy the blog, it took me 3 hours of work!