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Henry Sewall (Sewell) Adams

Biography

Resident of Boston. Member of the Boston Numismatic Society. 

He purchased the 1804 dollar from the Cohen collection for $325. Loren Parmelee bought it for $500 in 1876. His collection was sold at auction by Edward Cogen October 30-Novemember 1, 1876. The collection included a Virginia Shilling (sold for $110) and Lord Baltimore Groat. An 1815 half eagle realized $150. 

[His middle name appears in numismatic references as both Sewall and Sewell. However, the name Sewall appears more frequently in other generations of the family.]

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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