On the PCGS
forum a week or so ago, a member there posted 2 early Canadian coins, beautiful by themselves, but were enclosed in old coin envelopes from a 19th century collector. 4-5 years ago I bought an 1859 & 1876 Vicky cent with the same fine penmanship and then forgot about them. I have shown them to a few of you at a coin show way back then and put them away. I asked, on the PCGS
site, if the initial PCGS
poster could put his info in my thread, hoping that maybe someone else has any like it and if anyone knew whose hand actually penned the writing on the envelopes. I'd like to find a TPG
that could holster both the coin and envelope in one single side-by-side holder, but I've never gotten around to it. Probably because I don't use TPGs, period. Anyway, here's a link to the PCGS
thread and hope that someone else knows where they originated; Oh, rats, it looks like this PCGS
link is not allowed on this CCF site.
thread I describe is in the "World and Ancient Coin Forum" in a thread called old calligraphy coin envelopes. Check it out to see what a Canadian collector in the 1880's used to ID his coins on the envelopes. Here's cell-phone shots of my 2 coins/envelopes. Best I can do with no camera: