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The Collection of Walter Husak
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The Walter Husak collection was sold by Heritage Auction Galleries February 15, 2008. The 301 large cents in his collection represent one of the most remarkable collections of early date large cents ever assembled in terms of quality and completeness, lacking only three Sheldon varieties, the S-15, S-79, and S-80. The collection sold for over 10 million dollars.

I've had the privilege of meeting Walt at EAC 2003 and again at EAC 2008 in Dallas, soon after the conclusion of his auction. In short, he is a true gentleman. I was fortunate enough to win one coin from the auction, the 1797 S-124. Walt was kind enough to give me his personal envelope of the coin, plus all past envelopes that he saved for the coin, in order to preserve the pedigree. He was also kind enough to grant me permission to post these photographs of his collection that he took himself, before the collection was slabbed and sent to Heritage, in hopes that these photos could be shared by the collecting community.

The photos of Walt's coins are shown below, by variety. You can click on the coin icons to see a large view of the coin. There is no photo available for a few of the varieties; in this case there is a "hole" where the photo would be.

I want to personally thank Lance Newman, who took the time to convert the majority of these images to viewable format.

1793
Chain

S-1

S-2

S-3

S-4





1793
Wreath

S-5

S-6

S-7

S-8

S-9

S-10

S-11a

S-11b

S-11c
1793
Cap

S-12

S-13

S-14

S-15

S-16




1794
S-17a

S-18a

S-18b

S-19a

S-19b

S-20b

S-21

S-22

S-23

S-24

S-25

S-26

S-27

S-28

S-29

S-30

S-31

S-32

S-33

S-34

S-35

S-36

S-37

S-38

S-39

S-40

S-41

S-42

S-43

S-44

S-45

S-46

S-47

S-48

S-49

S-50

S-51

S-52

S-53

S-54

S-55

S-56

S-57

S-58

S-59

S-60

S-61

S-62

S-63

S-64

S-65

S-66

S-67

S-68

S-69

S-70

S-71

S-72





1795
S-73

S-74

S-75

S-76a

S-76b

S-77

S-78

S-79

S-80
1796
Cap

S-81

S-82

S-83

S-84

S-85

S-86

S-87

S-88

S-89

S-90

S-91







1796
Bust

S-92

S-93

S-94

S-95

S-96

S-97

S-98

S-99

S-100

S-101

S-102

S-103

S-104

S-105

S-106

S-107

S-108

S-109

S-110

S-111

S-112

S-113

S-114

S-115

S-116

S-117

S-118

S-119








1797

S-120b

S-121b

S-122

S-123

S-124

S-125

S-126

S-127

S-128

S-129

S-130

S-131

S-132

S-133

S-134

S-135

S-136

S-137

S-138

S-139

S-140

S-141

S-142

S-143



1798

S-144

S-145

S-146

S-147

S-148

S-149

S-150

S-151

S-152

S-153

S-154

S-155

S-156

S-157

S-158

S-159

S-160

S-161

S-162

S-163

S-164

S-165

S-166

S-167

S-168

S-169

S-170

S-171

S-172

S-173

S-174

S-175

S-176

S-177

S-178

S-179

S-180

S-181

S-182

S-183

S-184

S-185

S-186

S-187

1799

S-188

S-189







1800

S-190

S-191

S-192

S-193

S-194

S-195

S-196

S-197

S-198

S-199

S-200

S-201

S-202

S-203

S-204

S-205

S-206

S-207

S-208

S-209

S-210

S-211

S-212




1801

S-213

S-214

S-215

S-216

S-217

S-218

S-219

S-220

S-221

S-222

S-223

S-224






1802

S-225

S-226

S-227

S-228

S-229

S-230

S-231

S-232

S-233

S-234

S-235

S-236

S-237

S-238

S-239

S-240

S-241

S-242
1803

S-243

S-244

S-245

S-246

S-247

S-248

S-249

S-250

S-251

S-252

S-253

S-254

S-255

S-256

S-257

S-258

S-259

S-260

S-261

S-262

S-263

S-264

S-265




1804

S-266a

S-266b

S-266c






1805

S-267

S-268

S-269






1806

S-270








1807

S-271

S-272

S-273

S-274

S-275

S-276



1808

S-277

S-278

S-279






1809

S-280








1810

S-281

S-282

S-283

S-284

S-285




1811

S-286

S-287







1812

S-288

S-289

S-290

S-291





1813

S-292

S-293







1814

S-294

S-295









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