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Roy Edgar Naftzger


Collector (b. 8/23/1925 d. 10/29/2007)

                California businessman and owner of cattle ranches. Received degree in history from Stanford University in 1948 and masters from University of Southern California  in 1986. Married to Pauline Crowe in 1952 with three daughters.

                Owner of the finest collection of U. S. large cents ever assembled. He bought the collection of William Sheldon as well as several others. Duplicates were sold at auction by New Netherlands November 14, 1973. Much of the collection was sold privately to Eric Streiner in 1992.

                His middle date cents were sold at auction by Ira & Larry Goldberg on 2/1/2009.

                He caught 49 broadbill swordfish from 1963 to 2007. In 2002 he was inducted into the International Game Fishing Association Hall of Fame.

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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