The auction, the current owner, and the previous owner and/or auction have been discussed at great length on this and other coin sites. Although this is a huge collection of extremely important coins, the condition of the coins, in general, makes any serious collector shudder in disappointment. He used, among other cleaners, VIM, wich my wife uses to clean the surface of our stove, let alone God knows what else. Nearly all the coins have numismatically been ruined because of the peculiar visual taste of Mr Cook. Some very good friends of mine (and numismatically well seasoned) have viewed the coins in-hand and were appalled at what was spread in front of them. PCGS should be ashamed of what they put on the piles of plastic and I can only add .... "Buyer beware!"
Edited by okiecoiner
07/23/2019 07:06 am