Tyrant Collection’s Mexican and Brazilian Coins at February Long Beach Expo

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Important early coins of Mexico and Brazil from the unparalleled Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be publicly displayed together for the first time at the Long Beach Coin, Currency Stamp & Sports Collectible Show (www.LongBeachExpo.com), February 2 – 4, 2023.

Mexico 1822 MO JM Silver 8 Reales
Emperor Agustín de Iturbide is depicted on this rare proof Mexico 1822 MO JM Silver 8 Reales in the Tyrant Collection debut of “The Tyrants of the New World” exhibit at the February 2023 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles.)

Entitled "Tyrants of the New World," this will be the latest multi-million-dollar exhibition in a multi-year series of different displays of portions of the extensive and unprecedented Tyrant Collection. Owned by Southern California collector Dan O’Dowd, it is described as the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands.

"The big exhibit will be divided into two distinct sections: The Tyrants of the Amazon and The Tyrants of Lake Texcoco," explained Ira Goldberg President of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. (www.GoldbergCoins.com) in Los Angeles, California. Goldberg is one of the numismatic professionals providing guidance in assembling the wide-ranging Tyrant Collection of superb quality, historic U.S., world, and ancient coins.

"There has never been such an important public exhibit of Latin American coins in Southern California," he stated.

The Tyrants of New World display showcases how Latin America was divided between the Portuguese tyrants who ruled Brazil and the Spanish tyrants who ruled the rest of Latin America.

Brazil 1646 gold 6 Florins
The multi-million-dollar exhibit at the February 2023 Long Beach Expo, “The Tyrants of the New World, includes this rare Brazil 1646 gold 6 Florins from the Tyrant Collection. (Photo credit: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles.)

The Tyrants of the Amazon is a collection of coins issued by the tyrants who have ruled the Amazon. The objective of this portion of the set is to find the biggest, nicest looking, highest condition portrait gold coin for each tyrant.

Mexico (1536) R Silver 3 Reales
This silver “R” 3 Reales of Charles and Johanna dating back to 1536, the first year of the Mexico City Mint, is one of the many highlights of “The Tyrants of the New World” exhibit at the February 2023 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles.)

The Tyrants of Lake Texcoco collection is a type set of coins from the Mexico City mint. The objective is to find the finest representative of each coin denomination for each tyrant there. If there is more than one major coin design in a reign, then there is a representative of each denomination for each major design.

"The coinage from the many Spanish royal mints in Latin America were all very similar," explained Goldberg. "The Mexico City mint was chosen because it is the oldest and most productive Spanish mint in Latin America."

Highlights of the exhibit include:

  • A silver "R" 3 Reales of Charles and Johanna dating back to 1536, the first year of the Mexico City Mint, graded NGC VF-25.
  • Mexico, 1689/8 MO L, silver Royal 8 Reales, Charles II (1665-1700), NGC AU-53.
  • Mexico, 1714 MO J, gold "Royal" 8 Escudos, Philip V (1700-1746), PCGS MS-66.
  • Mexico, 1711 MXO J, gold "Royal" 4 Escudos, Philip V (1700-1746), PCGS MS-65.
  • Mexico, 1733 MO F, gold 8 Escudos, Philip V (1700-1746), NGC MS-64.
  • Mexico, 1822 MO JM, silver 8 Reales, Augustin Iturbide I (1822-1823), NGC PF-63.
  • Mexico, 1822 MO JM, Silver 8 Reales, Augustin Iturbide I (1822-1823), NGC MS-62 Star.
  • Mexico, 1823 MO JM, gold 8 Escudos, First Republic, NGC AU-55.
  • Brazil, 1646, gold 6 Florins (Guilders), Dutch Government of Permambuco (1630-1654), NGC MS-62.
  • Brazil, 1703 R (Rio), gold 4000 Reis, Peter II (1683-1706), NGC MS-66.

Visitors to the February 2023 Long Beach Expo exhibit (booth #910) can receive a free, illustrated educational booklet about this latest, amazing display. Detailed catalogs with information and illustrations about each coin in the "Tyrants of the New World" exhibit will be available for $10 each.

Mexico 1714 MO J gold Royal 8 Escudos
A superb condition Mexico 1714 MO J, gold “Royal” 8 Escudos is one of the many highlights in “The Tyrants of the New World” exhibit at the February 2023 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles.)

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show will be held in Hall C of the Long Beach, California Convention Center at 100 S. Pine Ave. Public hours are Thursday and Friday, February 2 and 3, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday, February 4, from 10 am to 4:30 pm. For additional information about the show, visit www.LongBeachExpo.com.

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Rooster

Check the web link in this article. Amazing quality of the coins from around the world. https://www.thetyrantcollection.com/

Kaiser Wilhelm

This is the first I’ve become aware that the long-anonymous “Tyrant” is in fact the software developer and billionaire Dan O’Dowd. It’s understandable he kept his identity a secret throughout the entire time it took him to accumulate all the coins for this unprecedented collection in order to keep himself from being taking advantage of. It seems he finally completed what he was trying to achieve, and what an absolutely extraordinary one of a kind assemblage of rare and fabulous coins it turned out to be! Kudos, Mr. O’Dowd: thanks for sharing your masterpiece with the coin collecting world!

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