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New York City-Coin Auction Capital of US

(2002)


Multi-Media Summary

A look at the important place in numismatic history that New York City has played as the showcase for many of the most important auctions ever to take place in this country. Scott reviews many important sales and the collectors and dealers who made them noteworthy. In this lecture only video you will see and learn about: * What three cities were the most important to the numismatic hobby * Why Edward Cogan is considered the father of coin auctions * Early sales from the 1840's & 1850's * The Chapman Brothers of Philadelphia and why they held sales in New York * Famous personalities including Woodward, Thomas Elder, Abe Kosoff, Kreisberg, Schulman, Parmilee, Bushnell, Garrett and more * Insider stories about many of the sales * Why New York is no longer the primary city for coin auctions If you like the inside perspective of coin auction history this lecture only video is for you. Speaker(s): P. Scott Rubin.
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