Tag: 1933 double Eagle Whoiswho

  • Israel “Izzy” Switt

    Reading Time: 6 minutes Israel “Izzy” Switt, despite unflattering portrayals linked to the investigation of the 1933 Double Eagle, was cherished by his family as a benevolent father and grandfather. Known for his generosity, he dedicated both wealth and time to Philadelphia Hospital and the city’s Home for the Jewish Aged. His family fondly recalled…

  • George Aloysious McCann, Philadelphia Mint cashier.

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Born on July 3, 1895, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, George Aloysious McCann played a crucial role at the Philadelphia Mint, serving as its Cashier from March 19, 1934, to 1940. He was the son of James and Mary McCann and married Jennie M. Traynor, with whom he had a son. McCann gained…

  • Stephon Fenton, British coin dealer.

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Stephon Fenton, who had dedicated his life to the coin business, left school at 15, gained experience at Mayfair Coin Company, and ventured out on his own. In 1980, he established “Knightsbridge Coins”, a discreet shop near Christie’s on Duke Street in London’s St. James’s area. At 43, Stephon Fenton had…

  • Frederick Charles Cogswell (F.C.C.) Boyd, US coin collector.

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Frederick Charles Cogswell (F.C.C.) Boyd : Frederick Charles Cogswell (F.C.C.) Boyd, born either on April 4 or April 10, 1886, in New York City, passed away on September 7, 1958. His enduring legacy within the numismatic community is primarily associated with the sales of the John J. Ford Collection, as…

  • Stack’s Bowers Galleries: A Century of Numismatic Excellence and Historic Auction Achievements

    Reading Time: 3 minutes With a legacy spanning over nine decades, Stack’s Bowers Galleries stands as the ultimate destination for aficionados of numismatic treasures, serving both buyers and sellers. Established in 1933 in New York, the flagship Midtown Manhattan store caters to a diverse range of collectors, from novices to those with meticulously curated legendary…

  • 1933 double eagle # 1 from James Wainwright Flanagan, american coin collector (1872–1950).

    Reading Time: 2 minutes James Wainwright Flanagan (1872–1950) emerged as a prominent figure in the domains of banking and petroleum engineering. Born on October 26, 1872, in Henderson, Texas, he was the progeny of Robert Buck and Anna Bell (Cornelius) Flanagan. His lineage boasted connections to Gen. Webster Flanagan, making him the nephew of this…