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Brand, Virgil - ANS Archives

A Chicago beer magnate, Brand formed a massive collection in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Brand inventoried the collection in a set of 32 ledgers now in the library of the American Numismatic Society. The ANS catalog record (as of 3/2017) is at http://numismatics.org/archives/ark:/53695/nnan0034.

Note: the main ledger is listed under 1925. Place ledgers are listed under 1920, extra ledgers under 1925, and Chicago Coin Company ledgers under 1910. The secondary ledgers are listed under the latest year covered in each volume. The ring binder series and "other loose materials" described in the ANS catalog records are listed under 1940.

Researcher Saul Teichman created a series of finding aids for the Brand ledgers, which are listed under the year 2017 and 2019. These cover collection highlights in the area of Carson City coinage, colonials, early U.S. gold, medals, patterns, proof gold, and territorial coinage.  These indexes are not comprehensive but include several thousand of the most important pieces detailed in the ledgers. Note, the finding aids make reference to "journal numbers," these are the inventory numbers that can be used to cross-reference back into the ledgers.

The second column ("Inv. No") in the ledgers is used to denote the lot number in cases where the item was purchased at auction.

 

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10 entries found for [year:2017]

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    Finding Aid (Carson City) 2017

    Finding Aid (Carson City)

    Finding aid to the Virgil Brand ledgers, created by Saul Teichman.

    Finding Aid (Colonials) 2017

    Finding Aid (Colonials)

    Finding aid to the Virgil Brand ledgers, created by Saul Teichman.

    Finding Aid (Early Gold) 2017

    Finding Aid (Early Gold)

    Finding aid to the Virgil Brand ledgers, created by Saul Teichman. This list includes early U.S. gold coinage as well as Bechtler (1831-1852) private issues. This list is not comprehensive but includes significant pieces.

    Finding Aid (Highlights, Selected U.S. Rarities) 2017

    Finding Aid (Highlights, Selected U.S. Rarities)

    Finding aid to the Virgil Brand ledgers, created by Saul Teichman. This is a not comprehensive list but identifies a number of U.S. rarities found in the Brand ledgers.

    Finding Aid (Gold Medals) 2017

    Finding Aid (Gold Medals)

    Finding aid to the Virgil Brand ledgers, created by Saul Teichman. This list covers gold medals in the Brand collection. It is not comprehensive but includes significant pieces. The Brand collection also included Washingtonia and other medals, which are not detailed here.

    Finding Aid (Patterns) 2017

    Finding Aid (Patterns)

    Finding aid to the Virgil Brand ledgers, created by Saul Teichman.

    Finding Aid (U.S. Proof Sets) 2017

    Finding Aid (U.S. Proof Sets)

    Finding aid to the Virgil Brand ledgers, created by Saul Teichman. This covers U.S. proof sets. Note that Brand acquired groups from Dr. Thomas Hall and Carl Wurtzbach that are not detailed in the Brand ledgers. These may have included important pieces, especially in the copper series.


    Finding Aid (Territorials) 2017

    Finding Aid (Territorials)

    Finding aid to the Virgil Brand ledgers, created by Saul Teichman.

    Virgil Brand Ledgers Finding Aid (Gold Proofs) 2017

    Virgil Brand Ledgers Finding Aid (Gold Proofs)

    Finding aid to the United States gold proof coinage detailed in the Virgil Brand ledgers at the American Numismatic Society. This is a year-by-year guide across denominations, prepared by Saul Teichman.

    UK Merchant Countermarks in the Brand Ledgers 6/5/2017

    UK Merchant Countermarks in the Brand Ledgers

    A listing of pieces in the Virgil Brand ledgers (at the American Numismatic Society) with UK merchant countermarks.

    Prepared by Eric Hodge.


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