Born and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 1856. Admitted to the bar in 1859. Never married.
He devoted himself to studies in numismatics. Published Historical Sketches of the Paper Currency of the American Colonies in 1865. Published Continental Paper Money in 1866.
In 1862 he was treasurer and in 1868 secretary of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia.
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An historical sketch of the paper money issued by Pennsylvania : together with a complete list of all the dates, issues, amounts, denominations, and signers
This copy from the David Hirt library. Inscribed by the author to J. F. Fisher.
[8 p. ; 23 cm,Author identified in "The Armand Champa library" as Henry Phillips]. Copy from American Numismatic Society
Historical sketches of the paper currency of the American colonies, prior to the adoption of the federal Constitution, first series.
[2 v. ; 21 1/2 x 18 cm,Ed. of 250 copies, and 3 on drawing paper. 50 copies on large paper. no. 179,1st. ser. Pennsylvania. New Jersey. Rhode Island / by Elisha R. Potter. Virginia . Vermont -- 2d ser. Continental paper money]. American Numismatic Society copy.
Notes upon the Collection of Coins and Medals Now upon Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
"Notes upon the Collection of Coins and Medals Now upon Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia" is an article from Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 18.
Offprint of Henry Phillips, Jr. article from the American Journal of Numismatics, read before the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia.
Musings on the exploration of antiquity. Reprinted from the Penn Monthly, August 1881.
Reprinted from American Repository.