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The Frederick Collection of Bust Half Dollars to be Offered in Milwaukee by Heritage

Heritage Auction Galleries is proud to present the astonishing Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early US Coinage: Bayside Part Two including 443 Bust Half Dollar varieties at the 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction, April 28-May 1 in Milwaukee.

The Frederick Collection will be featured in a dedicated catalog, and will feature both exceptional pedigrees (and many prior auction flips) and his extensive notes on his varieties.

The late Mr. Frederick was an enthusiastic and long-standing member of the Bust Half Nut Club (BHNC), which was established in the late 1960s, and he took very seriously their dedication to collecting, studying, and sharing information about Bust Halves.

He also shared that group’s fascination with die states. Incidentally, owning 100 different Bust die marriages is required for BHNC membership; Mr. Frederick had no problems on that score! With 443 varieties (including two specimens and the discovery coin of the 1833 O-115), his collection ranks third currently in the BHNC census by completion and overall grade.

In a tradition that we would like to encourage with such variety-based collections, Mr. Frederick’s working copy of the Overton reference will be sold after his coins!

Don Frederick was born in Manhattan, grew up in Bayside, New York, and attended Tufts University in Boston. The fascination with rare coins that started as a young boy lasted his entire life. Even though he was clearly dedicated to Bust halves, he loved all coins, especially the early Federal issues, and this auction also includes more than three hundred of them.

Heritage was honored to sell Bayside Part One, Mr. Frederick’s collection of 120 halves minted 1794-1807, in our 2008 Baltimore ANA Auction; the Bust Halves in Part Two equal the earlier offerings in beauty and rarity.