Amazonian Silver 
by Saul Teichman
last updated on August 3, 2017

Amazonianm Pedigrees

The Amazonian name for these patterns dates back to the New York Coin and Stampís 1890 Parmelee sale and was likely given this name by David Proskey. The first occurrence of these coins at auction is believed to be Cogan's May 1877 sale lots 738-740 where a silver set sold for $31.00.

The pedigree information below is preliminary and corrections are welcome. Please forward them at Saul.Teichman@ey.com

QUARTERS

J1195/P1335

1) Doughty?, Byron Reed, Durham Museum - ICG65

2) 78 ANA, Sieck-81 ANA, Stacks 6/99, Superior 4/00 FPL, S. Manson 03/01 as NGC64, now PCGS64CAM - possibly the Judd plate coin as it shows the same spot by the 5th star.

3) Bowers and Ruddy 11/76, Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation - gem proof

4) Kosoff 11/55, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Bowers and Merena 9/85, Superior 9/99 (not sold), Teletrade 10/20/99 (not sold), Saul Teichman - NGC64 - Pollock and Red Book plate - illustrated above

5) Ivy 2/84, Superior 10/89, Heritage 2007 ANA, Heritage 1/09 at $48,875 - PCGS64

6) Rothchild-Stacks 10/03, Queller, Heritage 1/09 at $80,500 as NGC66, Simpson collection - PCGS65

7) ANR 7/03 as PCGS65, Simpson collection - PCGS66

8) Simpson collection - PCGS65

9) Hughes 1/80, StacksBowers 8/17 ANA at $49,350 - PCGS64

10) Hughes 7/80 - possibly copper

There are also 2 or 3 in complete silver sets which may be additional specimens.

It is unclear whether the Olsen, Lohr, Judd and Dibello coins are additional specimens.

J1196/P1336

1) Doughty?, Byron Reed, Durham Museum - ICG66RB

2) Joseph C. Mitchelson, Connecticut State Library

3) River Oaks-Bowers and Ruddy 11/76, Heritage 1/09 at $74,750 as PCGS65RD, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB

4) Kosoff 11/55, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Teletrade 3/3/93, Superior 4/00 FPL, Heritage 1/07 at $54,625 - PCGS66BN, illustrated above.

5) Hughes 7/79, D.A. Holt

6) Stacks 6/94, Stacks 3/02 as PCGS65RB, Stacks 1/07 (not sold) as NGC66BN now - PCGS67BN

7) Simpson collection - PCGS65RB, same as #4?

8) Heritage 6/17 - PCGS66RB

J1197/P1337

1) Farouk, Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Bowers and Ruddy Rare Coin Review #32 & #33, Hughes 1/80, JMN & Associates (Jeff Notrica) as PCGS65 later in Teletrade 3/3/93, Southern collection, Simpson collection - PCGS66 - Illustrated above.

2) Heritage 8/04 (not sold), ANR 1/06 at $51,750, Jewell, Stacks-Bowers 8/11 ANA at $74,750, Simpson collection - PCGS64

HALF DOLLARS

J1200/P1340

1) Garrett-John Hopkins, Bowers and Ruddy Garrett I sale, 87 ANA - Pollock plate

2) Doughty?, Byron Reed, Durham Museum - ICG66

3) Taylor-New Netherland's 61st, Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation

4) 78 ANA, Sieck-81 ANA, Heritage 1/03, Superior 7/03, Heritage 6/04 at $40,250, Stacks 1/09 at $86,250 as NGC66, Simpson - PCGS66 - illustrated above

5) Hughes 1/80, Hughes 7/80, NERCA 1/81, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $46,000, Jewell, StacksBowers 8/11 ANA at $46,000, StacksBowers 8/12 ANA, StacksBowers 1/13 - NGC64

6) Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Superior 9/08, Simpson - PCGS65

7) B/R Rare Coin Review #32 & #33, Auction 90, Superior 5/93 - NGC64

8) Farouk, Terrell-Bowers and Ruddy 5/73, Simpson duplicate-Heritage 1/09 - NGC65

9) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Evans-Bowers and Merena 8/98, Kagins, Stacks 11/08 as NGC65, Simpson - PCGS66

10) Rothchild-Stacks 10/03 at $48,875, Simpson - PCGS66

There are also 2 or 3 in complete silver sets which may be additional specimens.

Others which may be additional specimens include Judd; Lohr; Kreisberg 11/70; Champa

J1201/P1341 - most of these show a flattened dentelle on the obverse at 12:00 from something adhering to the die - see illustration above

1) Doughty?, Byron Reed, Durham Museum - ICG66RB

2) Joseph C. Mitchelson, Connecticut State Library - dentelle not flatted at 12:00

3) 53 ANA, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Heritage 5/97 fixed price listing, 97 ANA, 2002 ANA - NGC65RB, Simpson collection NCS'd - PCGS67BN, dentelle not flatted at 12:00

4) Julius Turoff-Bowers and Merena 3/94, in Larry Hanks inventory at 97 ANA - PCGS66RB

5) Jay Parrino Summer 1996 fixed price list, Dr. Musikoff, Ira & Larry Goldberg 10/00, Kagins - NGC67RB - Illustrated above

6) Superior 1/90 - NGC65BN

7) Stacks 6/94, Stacks 3/02 as PCGS64BN, Stacks 1/07 as NGC64BN (not sold), Simpson collection - PCGS64BN

8) Rarcoa/Akers 8/91, Stacks 1/95 - PCGS64BN possibly the same as #6

9) Mal Varner at 97 ANA, Heritage 1/07 at $40,250 - PCGS66RB

10) Farouk, Auction 81 cleaned and lacquered

Others possible from Anderson-Dupont, Lohr-Cox, Bowers and Merena 1/88 this may duplicate #6 and/or #8

J1202/P1342

1) Rarcoa's Boosel sale, Rogers M Fred-Bowers and Merena 11/95, Stacks 7/08, Simpson collection - PCGS64

2) Stacks 10/00, Simpson collection - NGC64 with obverse lamination from 1:30 to 7:30 - illustrated above.

Others possible from Farouk; Kosoff 11/55; Lohr-Cox

DOLLARS

J1205/P1345

1) Doughty?, Byron Reed, Durham Museum - ICG64

2) Judd, Kentucky collection - NGC64, illustrated above

3) 78 ANA, Sieck-81 ANA, southern collection, Simpson collection - NGC65/PCGS65, dipped

4) B&R 11/74, HIM 7/82, Heritage 5/03 as NGCAU58, Superior 9/09, Jewell, Stacks-Bowers 8/11 ANA (not sold), Heritage 8/13 (not sold), Scotsman 10/15, StacksBowers 8/16 ANA, Bonhams 12/16 - PCGSAU58

5) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation - Pollock plate

6) Farouk?, Dibello, Lee, Terrell-Bowers and Ruddy's 5/73, Rothchild-Stacks 10/03 at $34,500 - see note below

7) Stacks 11/65 Ewalt sale

8) Superior's 1/85 Buss sale

9) MARCA 1988 FUN sale

10) Stacks 71 ANA

There are also 2 or 3 in complete silver sets which may be additional specimens. It is unclear whether the Lohr and Champa coins are additional specimens. Col Green owned 2.

Note: Farouk's set was purchased by Dibello but the Terrell coin was pedigreed to the Farouk sale.

J1206/P1346

1) Doughty?, Byron Reed-Durham Museum - ICG65RB

2) Joseph C. Mitchelson, Connecticut State Library - gem proof

3) Low 6/03 lot 581, Zabriskie sale (H. Chapman 6/09) lot 304, later to Lohr, Bowers and Ruddy's 11/76 and 10/77, Heritage 1/07 (not sold), Heritage 1/08, Heritage 1/09 as PCGS65RB, Simpson collection - PCGS65BN with a cut on edge at 2:45.

4) Farouk, Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Crouch-Superior 6/77, cleaned, same as Heritage 1/17 FUN ? - PCGS61RB.

5) 81 ANA, D.A. Holt as PCGS63RED, Simpson collection - PCGS64RED

6) Superior 10/89, R. Meek, Teletrade 12/26/2001 (not sold) - NGC65RB, Goldberg 2/03, Superior 9/03 as PCGS65RB, Simpson collection - PCGS67RB, illustrated above

7) 90 ANA, Heritage 2/91 as PCGS65RB, Share-ANR 9/03 as NGC66RB, Southern collection, Simpson collection as NGC68RB, now PCGS68RB, with spot above star 10

8) Stacks 6/94, Stacks 3/02 as PCGS64RB, Stacks 1/07 as NGC65BN, Simpson collection - PCGS65BN

9) Virginia collection since the mid-1980s - PCGS66RB

Additional specimens may include the one attributed in Judd to Dr. Michal and the Anderson-Dupont coin. Col Green owned 3.

J1207/P1347

1) Julius Turoff-Bowers and Merena 5/94 as PCGS64, Stacks 7/08 as PCGS65, Simpson collection - NGC65, illustrated above

2) Bowers and Merena 11/93 sale ex-Federal Brand - PCGS65

3) Ivy, Rogers M. Fred-Bowers and Merena 11/95, Virginia collection - PCGS65

Note: #1 or #3 is ex Farouk, Dibello-Stacks 5/70. Col Green owned 2 of the 3 known examples.