Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 6, 1974, Page 10

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette November 6, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa • »,%    MMvr.-Tri-;    -ran    mx'W    ■*»*“*?■ '    ■    **    Wl,‘    *4£*4<-    '■■*■&.W'>Wfcw-'r%- nw%¥&iww*Fiij&Fmw? t-falg afcV^F- • * ‘ *    »•    ■»?..•;    -i.    «k-    •*    ' "’    'W"    *    t    ’ Th** Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed.. Nov 8. 1074    |*|/\ Immediate FREE DELIVERY Take Months to Pay USE SMULEKOFFS BUDGET ACCOUNT Your account stays with the store. It is never sold to a finance company.SHOP Thursday 9 ’til 9 Friday 9 ’til 5 Saturday 9 ’til 5 We recommend reading The Fantastic 1804 Dollar, by Erie P Newman, and Kenneth Bressett. published bs Whit* nan Publishing Company Racine. W is ii Set number seven including the Abraham Lincoln 1H cent; the Andrew Johnson IT cent and the I Ivsses S (iran! IS cent of the pure HOH Fine sil\(>r series has inst been released. A $225,OOO Silver Dollar Changes Hands Three Times 'Pllll Ifiljfct* UlVikOt Mtokk tit It.    Ik    . The Idler specimen of the famous I KOT silver dollar changed ownership three times in two weeks According to a a story out of “Coin World.” the final price of 1225,000 is the largest ever paid for a I S. silver or copper coin The famous Idler specimen, which sold for by Mort Reed $150,000 a year ago, sold twice in quick succession in the latter days of September and early October at prices ranging from $200,000 to $225,000 Howlers and Ruddy Galleries sold the coin lirsi in Blackburn and Blackburn, a W ashington firm fur the ad -verlised price of $200,000. Within the week it was sold to Continental Coin Galleries ut Minneapolis for a record price of $225 (HNI The Idler specimen is generally kown to be the finest. of the 1804 dollars with a noticeable proof surface in the field and extremely sharp edges on the lettering. The coin was originally acquired from the United States Mint by William Idler in the 1850s It was later sold by his son-in-law in inns and subsequently passed to the celebrated William < Atwater collection In 1H4H it was placed on the market by Max Mehl and later became the property of Kdwin B edeman Twice between I HH I and 1972 the 1804 dollar changed hands again Iii 1973 the Bowers and Ruddy galleries paid $150,090 for the coin purchased from a private owner in Atlanta The 1804 dollar while not the rarest issue of the U S M int. is t he world’s most famous ‘necessity’' coin Officials of the Mint in 1840. when reparing a set of I s. coins for presentation to certain foreign dignitaries (the King of Siam and the Imam of Muscat), were faced with the absence of a dollar size coin in the set. since nom since I HOH To fill out the si employed the dies of the 1804 type but stamped the date 1804 as the date. The dies were not destroyed until 1850 In this period, Mini officials began to build a national numismatic collection but with a shortage of earlier specimens it was necessary to product* at least a half dozen 1804 dollars including the Idler specimen In all. a total of 15.1804 dollars are know ii to exist Five are permanently impounded in museum coiler Bons (inly one other has appeared on the market since IHM The antique finished silver reproductions are part of the 32 stamp presidential postage series issued between 1938 and 1943 in denominations running from l:S<2 cent to $5.(Mi Interested readers may write lf .James Harper, Presidential Stamps, Dept I. Presidential Art Medals. Inc.. 300 West National Road. Vandalia. Ohio 45377 Business Merger Activity Decreases WASHINGTON (AP) -Business merger activity dropped off last year, although the number of larger mergers remained about the same. the Federal Trade Commission says. The 2.820 mergers in 1973 constituted a high number, but the total was off ll) percent from 1972. “ Senior Citizen Buies Cedar Rapids System Telephone .163-8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 308-5005 Elsewhere 800-332-5934 ALWAYS PARK FREE New life for tired rooms lavish choice of styles and rics —■ all at the right pricefrom KROEHLER Use our new Storeside Lot, the Park & Shop or Ride & Shop Plan. Velvet with a flare from Kroehler Citation This fashionable 84 Traditional sofa has smartly shaped tuxedo arms that flare gracefully outward . . . Luxurious loose pillow back in coordinating striped velvet . . . Deep comfortable, reversible cushions in solid velvet . . . Fully lined decorator kick pleat skirt . . . and smart side bolsters. Truly one of Kroehler s finest! Reg. $449 OO. The Comfort is deep. The style exciting. The price riaht . . . NOW! 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Reg. $349.00.KROEHLER CITATION ^dwfnature chairs - your choiceI, MI 8 Your home should not be without this versatile sleeper, styled and scaled to fit with ease into any room. You ll love the durable Herculon fabric, the matching arm caps, the sturdy walnut legs. Your guests will love and appreciate the queen-length foam mattress. Reg. $389.95. Traditional lounge chair with old world luxury, contemporary comfort. With flared, attached button-tufted back, generous “T" cushion and flared arms. In, nylon matelasse or pattern j ed velvet Reg $159. , I Kroehler Queen-Size */t, Traditional MB* .* Sleep-or-Lounge in rich patterned velvet. This versatile chair r    features    a button tufted back, rolled Lawson arms, reversible T-cushion and kick pleat skirt. In your choice of velvets. Reg $159 Th“ Kroehler sleep or-lounge *L>    -    gives you the best of tradition- al styling rolled, Lawson ^ lh arms, tight, cushion back, v lined kick-pleat skirt, revers-'ble seat cushions. Plus the added luxury of a queen length foam mattress. Reg $439 OO THIRD AVENUE AT FIRST STREET SE DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS V Y ;

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Erie P Newman
  • James Harper
  • Kenneth Bressett
  • Max Mehl
  • William Idler

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: November 6, 1974

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