Friday, September 18, 2009
Rusty Goe will give a PowerPoint presentation at a Carson City Historical Society lecture series meeting on Wednesday October 21, 2009.
The start time is 6:00 p.m.
The location is the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St., Carson City, NV.
The topic is "Harold M. Budd, Sr. – The Ambassador of Carson City Coin Collecting in the First Half of the 20th Century."
Following is a synopsis of Goe's lecture:
Harold M. Budd, Sr. moved to Los Angeles, CA from Connecticut in the early years of the 20th century. He immediately developed a passion for the western heritage of the United States. Carson City, NV became one of his favorite destination spots. He assembled one of the finest collections of "CC" coins in history, and he made many trips to Nevada's capital.
During his last trip to Carson City in 1950, he planned to lend a special set of "CC" coins to the Nevada State Museum. His friend Ed Stiles, a former Carson City resident who worked as a photographer for the Nevada State Highway Department, accompanied him on this trip. Headlines in local newspapers in northern Nevada conveyed what happened to Harold M. Budd on this trip to Carson City.
Decades after his death, Carson City Mint historian Rusty Goe, has linked some of the most famous coins from Nevada's storied mint to Harold M. Budd. Goe has also uncovered interesting information about Budd's relationship to Carson City, and about what happened to his wife and children after he died.
Goe's PowerPoint presentation captures the important events in Harold M. Budd's life, especially as they relate to Nevada. Pictures include examples of Budd's most notable "CC" coins, documents that connect Budd to Carson City, and scenes from northern Nevada in the 1940s.
Bio – Rusty Goe, Professional Coin Dealer and Author
"How will people know about the joys of coin collecting unless someone teaches them?" asks professional coin dealer and author, Rusty Goe, considered the foremost authority on Nevada's Carson City Mint. His two books, The Mint on Carson Street
(2004 Book of the Year, NLG and PNG), and James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City
(2008 NLG Extraordinary Merit award), received international acclaim.
Goe has assisted clients for over 27 years in building world-class coin collections, including the Battle Born
collection, the finest complete set of Carson City coins of all time. Goe, the owner, with his wife Marie, of Southgate Coins in Reno, Nevada, sold a rare dime in 2004 for $1 million. He has brokered more than $200 million in numismatic sales during his career. In 2009 he bought three examples of the world famous 1876-CC 20-cent piece.
Rusty is a featured journalist and speaker. His articles have appeared in The Coin Dealer Newsletter
, Curry's Chronicle
, and The Numismatist
. He founded the Carson City Coin Collectors of America, an international organization, in 2005. Goe presents lectures on all topics related to the field of coin collecting at such diverse venues as Elks and Lions Club meetings, the Carson City Historical Society, coin clubs, and the Nevada State Museum.
He is an appraiser of rare collectibles and he assists estate and trust agencies, banks, attorneys, heirs, and collectors in appraisals of coins, currency, ephemera, exonumia, and casino memorabilia. He also brokers the sales of precious metals, including gold, platinum, and silver.
Goe's mission statement is "I want to help make my customers more informed coin collectors so they can enjoy their hobby; and I want to educate sellers of collectibles so they can reap the maximum return upon liquidation."