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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part IV



    from Judd 60 the Name on Base type from which Gobrecht s name had been effaced The name was placed below the central design to create a new variety tailor made for contemporary collectors After Ed Cogan wrote about this type word spread that just 18 were struck and dollar specialists have considered this a prime rarity ever since This coin s provenance is unbroken for over a century The james b. wilson collection was renowned for its fine quality and antiquity having been largely formed in the 1880s This coin was among those singled out by Thomas L Elder in the catalog s introduction When Elder offered Wilson s extraordinary cabinet in 1908 this coin was acquired by Albert Holden Emery May Norweb s father It remained in the Norweb family collection for 80 years When it resurfaced in 198


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    Public Auction 6



    s Tokens Medals Silver Peace Medals Relating to the American Revolution Extensive U S Patterns Early Silver Half Cents Including Every Date Issued Private U S Gold Patterns in Base Metals Private Gold Early Gold Calif Gold Adams A Sale 65 00 Acquired from Bergman 1982 370 October 5 7 1908 Catalogue of the Twenty First Public Sale Magnificent Rare Coin Collection of the Late james b. wilson 72 pp 1409 lots Handpriced Very good brown card cover tattered taped gilt 165 Large Cents choice pcs 96 NC2 Superb Early Gold Silver Half Dimes Rare Private Gold Calif Gold Medals Fractional Currency Specimen Trial Pieces Adams A Sale 45 00 JAMES B WILSON 27 PLATES 371 October 5 7 1908 Catalogue of the Twenty First Public Sale Magnificent Rare Coin Collection of t


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    Public auction sale of remarkably fine collections of rare coins ... [05/16/1923]

    NNP-AUC-ELD50-194

    IN SILVER TOKEN 2208 Obv A fountain playing THE CHAMPAIGN FOUNTAIN Rx IN VINO VERITAS Very fine Very rare THE CELEBRATED 1838 HALF DOLLAR OF THE NEW ORLEANS MINT 2209 1838 Bust type of Liberty O over the date near the bust Re verse Eagle UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HALF DOL Practically uncirculated Excessively rare The first specimen offered at public auction since our sale of the james b. wilson Collction in 1908 and we believe it had not been offered at auc tion prior to that since the R C Davis Sale There are probably not over four specimens known altogether so it is by all means the rarest mint marked half dollar if not indeed the rarest au thenticated half dollar We are very skeptical of the so called 1853 Half Dollar without rays or arrows The only one of it we ever


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    Public Auction 6



    s Tokens Medals Silver Peace Medals Relating to the American Revolution Extensive U S Patterns Early Silver Half Cents Including Every Date Issued Private U S Gold Patterns in Base Metals Private Gold Early Gold Calif Gold Adams A Sale 65 00 Acquired from Bergman 1982 370 October 5 7 1908 Catalogue of the Twenty First Public Sale Magnificent Rare Coin Collection of the Late james b. wilson 72 pp 1409 lots Handpriced Very good brown card cover tattered taped gilt 165 Large Cents choice pcs 96 NC2 Superb Early Gold Silver Half Dimes Rare Private Gold Calif Gold Medals Fractional Currency Specimen Trial Pieces Adams A Sale 45 00 JAMES B WILSON 27 PLATES 371 October 5 7 1908 Catalogue of the Twenty First Public Sale Magnificent Rare Coin Collection of t


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    Public auction sale of remarkably fine collections of rare coins ... [05/16/1923]

    NNP-AUC-ELD50-194

    IN SILVER TOKEN 2208 Obv A fountain playing THE CHAMPAIGN FOUNTAIN Rx IN VINO VERITAS Very fine Very rare THE CELEBRATED 1838 HALF DOLLAR OF THE NEW ORLEANS MINT 2209 1838 Bust type of Liberty O over the date near the bust Re verse Eagle UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HALF DOL Practically uncirculated Excessively rare The first specimen offered at public auction since our sale of the james b. wilson Collction in 1908 and we believe it had not been offered at auc tion prior to that since the R C Davis Sale There are probably not over four specimens known altogether so it is by all means the rarest mint marked half dollar if not indeed the rarest au thenticated half dollar We are very skeptical of the so called 1853 Half Dollar without rays or arrows The only one of it we ever


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    identifiers One of only about 10 Proof examples of this Newcomb variety traced and with a nice pedigree stretching back to 1883 In the span of years from then to the present day very few collectors have had the pleasure of owning this rarity as it has tended to be held for long periods in notable collections It was plated in the Thomas Elder sale catalogue of the superb collection formed by james b. wilson and described by Elder as follows 1822 Wide date Splendid steel colored proof Very bold even impression with strong milling Perfection Very rare Bought at high cost in 1883 Unfortunately Elder did not identify the 1883 provenance the attribution to the Erothingham sale comes from large cent specialist Denis Coring nor the high price specifically but it brought a hefty 31 in th


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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III



    The D Brent Pogue Collection Part III Half Eagles The Gem james b. wilson 1808 Half Eagle Tied for Finest Certified by PCGS Lot 3135 1808 Bass Dannreuther 4 Rarity 3 Mint State 65 PCGS Mr Wilson was a well known New York broker and had exceptional opportunities for commending choice specimens The Numismatist September 1908 Richly lustrous surfaces show a complex diversity of color ranging from rich lemon yellow around the devices to cool green tinted g


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    Public Auction 6



    s Tokens Medals Silver Peace Medals Relating to the American Revolution Extensive U S Patterns Early Silver Half Cents Including Every Date Issued Private U S Gold Patterns in Base Metals Private Gold Early Gold Calif Gold Adams A Sale 65 00 Acquired from Bergman 1982 370 October 5 7 1908 Catalogue of the Twenty First Public Sale Magnificent Rare Coin Collection of the Late james b. wilson 72 pp 1409 lots Handpriced Very good brown card cover tattered taped gilt 165 Large Cents choice pcs 96 NC2 Superb Early Gold Silver Half Dimes Rare Private Gold Calif Gold Medals Fractional Currency Specimen Trial Pieces Adams A Sale 45 00 JAMES B WILSON 27 PLATES 371 October 5 7 1908 Catalogue of the Twenty First Public Sale Magnificent Rare Coin Collection of t


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    Public auction sale of remarkably fine collections of rare coins ... [05/16/1923]

    NNP-AUC-ELD50-194

    IN SILVER TOKEN 2208 Obv A fountain playing THE CHAMPAIGN FOUNTAIN Rx IN VINO VERITAS Very fine Very rare THE CELEBRATED 1838 HALF DOLLAR OF THE NEW ORLEANS MINT 2209 1838 Bust type of Liberty O over the date near the bust Re verse Eagle UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HALF DOL Practically uncirculated Excessively rare The first specimen offered at public auction since our sale of the james b. wilson Collction in 1908 and we believe it had not been offered at auc tion prior to that since the R C Davis Sale There are probably not over four specimens known altogether so it is by all means the rarest mint marked half dollar if not indeed the rarest au thenticated half dollar We are very skeptical of the so called 1853 Half Dollar without rays or arrows The only one of it we ever


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    identifiers One of only about 10 Proof examples of this Newcomb variety traced and with a nice pedigree stretching back to 1883 In the span of years from then to the present day very few collectors have had the pleasure of owning this rarity as it has tended to be held for long periods in notable collections It was plated in the Thomas Elder sale catalogue of the superb collection formed by james b. wilson and described by Elder as follows 1822 Wide date Splendid steel colored proof Very bold even impression with strong milling Perfection Very rare Bought at high cost in 1883 Unfortunately Elder did not identify the 1883 provenance the attribution to the Erothingham sale comes from large cent specialist Denis Coring nor the high price specifically but it brought a hefty 31 in th


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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III



    The D Brent Pogue Collection Part III Half Eagles The Gem james b. wilson 1808 Half Eagle Tied for Finest Certified by PCGS Lot 3135 1808 Bass Dannreuther 4 Rarity 3 Mint State 65 PCGS Mr Wilson was a well known New York broker and had exceptional opportunities for commending choice specimens The Numismatist September 1908 Richly lustrous surfaces show a complex diversity of color ranging from rich lemon yellow around the devices to cool green tinted g


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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 42 - 43

    7/1/1907

    art among the sculptures paintings etc where their beauties are too often overlooked by visitors The Committee in charge have invited M Demole to constitute a commission to study and report a codified plan of the methods to be employed for numismatic descrip tions Further reference to the contemplated work of the Congress will be announced as the plans are developed m COIN SALE THE james b. wilson COLLECTION The sale of the Collection of the late James B Wilson Esq which took place on the 5th 6th and 7th of October last was one of more than usual interest to collectors The Catalogue 74 pages and 1409 lots was very carefully prepared by Mr Thomas L Elder of New York and its handsome pages gave very full descriptions of the more attractive pieces with occasional notes on thei


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    Public Auction 6



    s Tokens Medals Silver Peace Medals Relating to the American Revolution Extensive U S Patterns Early Silver Half Cents Including Every Date Issued Private U S Gold Patterns in Base Metals Private Gold Early Gold Calif Gold Adams A Sale 65 00 Acquired from Bergman 1982 370 October 5 7 1908 Catalogue of the Twenty First Public Sale Magnificent Rare Coin Collection of the Late james b. wilson 72 pp 1409 lots Handpriced Very good brown card cover tattered taped gilt 165 Large Cents choice pcs 96 NC2 Superb Early Gold Silver Half Dimes Rare Private Gold Calif Gold Medals Fractional Currency Specimen Trial Pieces Adams A Sale 45 00 JAMES B WILSON 27 PLATES 371 October 5 7 1908 Catalogue of the Twenty First Public Sale Magnificent Rare Coin Collection of t


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    Public auction sale of remarkably fine collections of rare coins ... [05/16/1923]

    NNP-AUC-ELD50-194

    IN SILVER TOKEN 2208 Obv A fountain playing THE CHAMPAIGN FOUNTAIN Rx IN VINO VERITAS Very fine Very rare THE CELEBRATED 1838 HALF DOLLAR OF THE NEW ORLEANS MINT 2209 1838 Bust type of Liberty O over the date near the bust Re verse Eagle UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HALF DOL Practically uncirculated Excessively rare The first specimen offered at public auction since our sale of the james b. wilson Collction in 1908 and we believe it had not been offered at auc tion prior to that since the R C Davis Sale There are probably not over four specimens known altogether so it is by all means the rarest mint marked half dollar if not indeed the rarest au thenticated half dollar We are very skeptical of the so called 1853 Half Dollar without rays or arrows The only one of it we ever


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    identifiers One of only about 10 Proof examples of this Newcomb variety traced and with a nice pedigree stretching back to 1883 In the span of years from then to the present day very few collectors have had the pleasure of owning this rarity as it has tended to be held for long periods in notable collections It was plated in the Thomas Elder sale catalogue of the superb collection formed by james b. wilson and described by Elder as follows 1822 Wide date Splendid steel colored proof Very bold even impression with strong milling Perfection Very rare Bought at high cost in 1883 Unfortunately Elder did not identify the 1883 provenance the attribution to the Erothingham sale comes from large cent specialist Denis Coring nor the high price specifically but it brought a hefty 31 in th


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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III



    The D Brent Pogue Collection Part III Half Eagles The Gem james b. wilson 1808 Half Eagle Tied for Finest Certified by PCGS Lot 3135 1808 Bass Dannreuther 4 Rarity 3 Mint State 65 PCGS Mr Wilson was a well known New York broker and had exceptional opportunities for commending choice specimens The Numismatist September 1908 Richly lustrous surfaces show a complex diversity of color ranging from rich lemon yellow around the devices to cool green tinted g


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    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes (Addenda)

    11/30/2017 [Numismatics 1802 half dime]

    shows a ding across the bust that matches Amato 102 Breen 3 included this pedigree 1 Ernest F Gambs 2 William P Brown 3 J N T Levick A Redlich Scott and Co 3 4 1878 lot 543a consigned by Levick 4 H G Sampson 1878 5 Loren Parmelee 9 John P Lyman S H Chapman 11 7 1913 lot 319 PLATE 10 Elmer Sears Breen 8 included this pedigree 6 W E Woodward 10 13 1884 lot 1022 7 james b. wilson Thomas L Elder 10 5 1908 Lot 784 8 H O Granberg 1908 11 William Cutler Atwater B Max Mehl 6 11 1946 lot 1126 The 1908 Elder sale linked the coin back to Woodward The 1946 Mehl catalog links the coin back to Wilson and Granberg Breen s listing appears accurate indicating that Breen 3 and Breen 8 were two different coins A Granberg coin was sold by Mehl 7 16 1919 as lot 432 ex DeWitt


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 38, No. 2 (221)

    3/1/2004

    d Sale No l November 1981 Lot 12 9 Lester Merkin February 1972 Lot 64 B M June 1987 Lot 11 10 Henry L Jewitt collection Edward Cogan January 1876 Lot 2170 George W Merritt collection Ed Frossard January 1879 Lot 340 Thomas Warner collection S H H Chapman June 1884 Lot 3151 obv on the Frossard Monograph plate red fingerprint in right obv field 11 james b. wilson collection Thomas L Elder Sale No 21 November 1908 Lot 1138 Hillyer Ryder Wayte Raymond Inc Mail Bid Sale November 1945 Lot 62 Joseph H Spray collection Stack s April 1975 Lot 13 toning left of face small pit on neck 82 7 grains 12 Louis Helfenstein collection Lester Merkin March 1968 Lot 161 fiery red a spot between F A 13 Quality Sales Corp November 1978


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    Karl Moulton, Spring/Summer 2010

    3/1/2010

    you can think of This copy is hand priced and bound in cloth and boards with original covers The plate of 12 gold coins has been folded at one time Fine 1250 1864 JOHN F McCOY sale by W E WOODWARD One of the most important offerings of American coinage from the early years This copy has the original covers with a minor tape repair on the rear and is in very fine condition 525 1908 james b. wilson sale by THOMAS ELDER This is a nice very copy with 28 fresh plates Strong in U S coinage and one of the more desirable 20 centuiy American catalogues Comes with an original Prices Realized list The ANA library recently purchased a copy of this sale from the Stack s library and paid 1200 plus a 15 BUYER S FEE Ours is much better deal for less than half that at 595 1


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 2(59)

    3/15/1977

    DENIS W LORING P O Box 161 Back Bay Annex Boston Mass 02117 FOR SALE Some 1 796 cents S 110 AG3 17 50 Excellent starter set S 88 89 91 92 97 1 05 R6 108 110 8 pieces 6 are Fair2 the 108 BS1 and i e 105 a decent AG3 105 for the set S 89 91 99 110 real clunkers 42 for all four ALSO 1818 N 10 MS 65 Obv 65 red rev 90 red 305 Auction catalogue the james b. wilson sale by T L Elder 10 08 With original plates including 8 of L C s hardbound mint condition 250 And finally lot of 67 different auction catalogues 1924 65 plus 6 periodicals and the 1 953 Standard Catalog I wanna get this pile off my floor Retail value of the lot is about 350 so make me an offer already 120


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    Ruth Hill Correspondence, 1969-1991

    /1969 [Bank notes Research Confederate currency Early American currency]

    Page 7 818 Chapman Stergerwalt Sale 1913 31 822 Chapman Lyman Sale 1913 3 600 862 Chapman De Yoanna Sale 1923 30 870 Chapman Alvord Sale 1924 220 877 Chapman Eaton Sale 1929 20 886 Elder james b. wilson Sale 1908 500 887 Elder Mougay Sale 1910 2 000 888 Elder Henry Miller Sale 1920 50 894 Kosoff Donlon Sale 1956 85 895 Mehl Griffith Sale 1912 50 896 Mehl Conover Sale 1914 85 897 Mhel Granberg Sale 1913 90 900 Mehl Ten Eyck Sale 1922 220 903 Mehl Dunham Sale 1941 1 150 906 Mehl Grinnell Sale 1943 25 907 Mehl Roach Sale 1944 30 909 Mehl Olsen Sale 1944 50 910 Mehl Atwater S


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    The Elder Rare Coin Book

    /1913 Auction catalogs; Numismatics; Coins

    4 Great Public Sales Continued Amounts Realized Parmelee Sale 19 000 00 Harlan P Smith 22 000 00 Stickney Collection 37 000 00 Year Amounts Realized Zabriskie Collection 27 000 00 Earle Collection Held in 1912 55 000 00 True Stories of Rare Goid Coins To illustrate how certain rare coins will increase in value over a period of years the following are in stances In the year 1882 james b. wilson whose collec tion Mr Eider catalogued and sold in 1908 bought at public auction sale a 5 00 coin of a private mint for 6 60 cr 1 60 over its face value This coin lay in his bank vault until after his death when at pub lic auction Mr Elder secured it for the tremendous price of 785 00 Some years later a gentleman of Burlington N J took a rare 5 00 gold piece to a prominent col


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    The Elder Rare Coin Book

    /1913 Auction catalogs; Numismatics; Coins

    Pamphlets Use the Language of Confidence Men Such as Don t Turn Your Back on a Good Thing It May Mean Your Fortune and so on Such Peo ple Usually Know Little About Coins and Simply are Trying to Sell An Unreliable and Shoddy Book Great Public Sales of Rare Coins Held in the United States Year Amounts Realized 1907 Peter Gschwend Collection Held by Thomas L Elder 9 200 00 1908 james b. wilson Collection Held by Thomas L Elder 12 787 00 Amounts Realized 1910 Peter Mougey Collection Held by Thomas L Elder 20 459 00 1911 William H Woodin Coll n Held by Thomas L Elder 16 849 00 SOME RARE COINS WANTED AND PRICES OFFERED


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    National Counterfeit Detector: Journal for Bankers and Merchants in the United States and Canada

    11/1/1908 Counterfeits and counterfeiting

    o banks 16 238 65 deposits 729 651 56 L Hubbard president M B Staley vice president C A Kimball cashier Charles L Zigler assistant cashier Miscellaneous Half Dollar Sells for 570 The highest price ever paid for a United States silver half dollar 570 was bid for the 1838 fifty cent piece with the mint letter O at the first day s sale of the coin collection of the late james b. wilson early in October at the Collectors Club in East Twenty sixth Street New York City This costly coin was issued at the branch mint in New Orleans the first year of operation and there are said to be but four specimens extant A specimen has not been offered for quite a number of years the last bringing 113 The next highest price was 180 paid for a 1794 silver dollar the first year of issu


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    National Counterfeit Detector: Journal for Bankers and Merchants in the United States and Canada

    11/1/1908 Counterfeits and counterfeiting

    e day to travelers Rare Half Dime is Bought for 715 An insignificant looking little piece of silver minted in 1802 and for which the Treasury officials in Washington will give only a nickel was sold on October 6 for 715 The purchaser was H O Granburg of Osh kosh Wis the most noted coin collector in the Northwest He got his prize at the auction of the big coin collection of the late james b. wilson of New York City at the Collectors Club No 24 West Twenty sixth Street The coin is a half dime and although 106 years old retains its original lustre and is the finest specimen of the 1802 half dime in existence There are only fifteen other similar coins known and when this numismatic prize was bought by Mr Wilson in 1884 it cost him 39 The price paid is a new high record for hal


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    2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York #1228

    05/12/2015 PCGSID: 4744 DATE: 1855 Stars obverse with arrows at date Christian Gobrecht

    ests only 12 to 15 Our Permanent Auction Archives show 28 appearances of this issue in the past two decades but those offerings consist of only about 10 different coins suggesting that Fortin s population estimate may be fairly accurate This the first time we have handled the Eliasberg specimen and this is only the second time it has been offered publicly in more than a century Provenance james b. wilson Collection Elder 10 1908 lot 715 J M Clapp Clapp Estate to Louis E Eliasberg Sr 1942 Eliasberg Collection Bowers and Merena 5 1996 lot 1151 Lot 98270 NGC Cert ID 05834798 Ended 59 12 2015 Grade 64 Grading Service PCGS6


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Series One), Vols. 18 - 20

    7/1/1883

    1884 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS 93 AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Regular meeting Jan 15 1884 President Parish in the chair Miss Rachel T Barrington and james b. wilson Jr of New York were elected Life Members Ac ceptances have been received from Corresponding Members Patterson DuBois William Talbot Ready and Carlos Carranza also from Dr Julius Friedlaender and John Evans LL D as Honorary Members The deaths of Resident Member Sigimund K Harzfeld and Honorary Member Francois Lenormant were announced The Executive Committee proposed an amendment


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 38, No. 2 (221)

    3/1/2004

    d Sale No l November 1981 Lot 12 9 Lester Merkin February 1972 Lot 64 B M June 1987 Lot 11 10 Henry L Jewitt collection Edward Cogan January 1876 Lot 2170 George W Merritt collection Ed Frossard January 1879 Lot 340 Thomas Warner collection S H H Chapman June 1884 Lot 3151 obv on the Frossard Monograph plate red fingerprint in right obv field 11 james b. wilson collection Thomas L Elder Sale No 21 November 1908 Lot 1138 Hillyer Ryder Wayte Raymond Inc Mail Bid Sale November 1945 Lot 62 Joseph H Spray collection Stack s April 1975 Lot 13 toning left of face small pit on neck 82 7 grains 12 Louis Helfenstein collection Lester Merkin March 1968 Lot 161 fiery red a spot between F A 13 Quality Sales Corp November 1978


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    Karl Moulton, Spring/Summer 2010

    3/1/2010

    you can think of This copy is hand priced and bound in cloth and boards with original covers The plate of 12 gold coins has been folded at one time Fine 1250 1864 JOHN F McCOY sale by W E WOODWARD One of the most important offerings of American coinage from the early years This copy has the original covers with a minor tape repair on the rear and is in very fine condition 525 1908 james b. wilson sale by THOMAS ELDER This is a nice very copy with 28 fresh plates Strong in U S coinage and one of the more desirable 20 centuiy American catalogues Comes with an original Prices Realized list The ANA library recently purchased a copy of this sale from the Stack s library and paid 1200 plus a 15 BUYER S FEE Ours is much better deal for less than half that at 595 1


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 2(59)

    3/15/1977

    DENIS W LORING P O Box 161 Back Bay Annex Boston Mass 02117 FOR SALE Some 1 796 cents S 110 AG3 17 50 Excellent starter set S 88 89 91 92 97 1 05 R6 108 110 8 pieces 6 are Fair2 the 108 BS1 and i e 105 a decent AG3 105 for the set S 89 91 99 110 real clunkers 42 for all four ALSO 1818 N 10 MS 65 Obv 65 red rev 90 red 305 Auction catalogue the james b. wilson sale by T L Elder 10 08 With original plates including 8 of L C s hardbound mint condition 250 And finally lot of 67 different auction catalogues 1924 65 plus 6 periodicals and the 1 953 Standard Catalog I wanna get this pile off my floor Retail value of the lot is about 350 so make me an offer already 120


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    Ruth Hill Correspondence, 1969-1991

    /1969 [Bank notes Research Confederate currency Early American currency]

    Page 7 818 Chapman Stergerwalt Sale 1913 31 822 Chapman Lyman Sale 1913 3 600 862 Chapman De Yoanna Sale 1923 30 870 Chapman Alvord Sale 1924 220 877 Chapman Eaton Sale 1929 20 886 Elder james b. wilson Sale 1908 500 887 Elder Mougay Sale 1910 2 000 888 Elder Henry Miller Sale 1920 50 894 Kosoff Donlon Sale 1956 85 895 Mehl Griffith Sale 1912 50 896 Mehl Conover Sale 1914 85 897 Mhel Granberg Sale 1913 90 900 Mehl Ten Eyck Sale 1922 220 903 Mehl Dunham Sale 1941 1 150 906 Mehl Grinnell Sale 1943 25 907 Mehl Roach Sale 1944 30 909 Mehl Olsen Sale 1944 50 910 Mehl Atwater S


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    The Elder Rare Coin Book

    /1913 Auction catalogs; Numismatics; Coins

    Pamphlets Use the Language of Confidence Men Such as Don t Turn Your Back on a Good Thing It May Mean Your Fortune and so on Such Peo ple Usually Know Little About Coins and Simply are Trying to Sell An Unreliable and Shoddy Book Great Public Sales of Rare Coins Held in the United States Year Amounts Realized 1907 Peter Gschwend Collection Held by Thomas L Elder 9 200 00 1908 james b. wilson Collection Held by Thomas L Elder 12 787 00 Amounts Realized 1910 Peter Mougey Collection Held by Thomas L Elder 20 459 00 1911 William H Woodin Coll n Held by Thomas L Elder 16 849 00 SOME RARE COINS WANTED AND PRICES OFFERED


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    The Elder Rare Coin Book

    /1913 Auction catalogs; Numismatics; Coins

    4 Great Public Sales Continued Amounts Realized Parmelee Sale 19 000 00 Harlan P Smith 22 000 00 Stickney Collection 37 000 00 Year Amounts Realized Zabriskie Collection 27 000 00 Earle Collection Held in 1912 55 000 00 True Stories of Rare Goid Coins To illustrate how certain rare coins will increase in value over a period of years the following are in stances In the year 1882 james b. wilson whose collec tion Mr Eider catalogued and sold in 1908 bought at public auction sale a 5 00 coin of a private mint for 6 60 cr 1 60 over its face value This coin lay in his bank vault until after his death when at pub lic auction Mr Elder secured it for the tremendous price of 785 00 Some years later a gentleman of Burlington N J took a rare 5 00 gold piece to a prominent col


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    National Counterfeit Detector: Journal for Bankers and Merchants in the United States and Canada

    11/1/1908 Counterfeits and counterfeiting

    o banks 16 238 65 deposits 729 651 56 L Hubbard president M B Staley vice president C A Kimball cashier Charles L Zigler assistant cashier Miscellaneous Half Dollar Sells for 570 The highest price ever paid for a United States silver half dollar 570 was bid for the 1838 fifty cent piece with the mint letter O at the first day s sale of the coin collection of the late james b. wilson early in October at the Collectors Club in East Twenty sixth Street New York City This costly coin was issued at the branch mint in New Orleans the first year of operation and there are said to be but four specimens extant A specimen has not been offered for quite a number of years the last bringing 113 The next highest price was 180 paid for a 1794 silver dollar the first year of issu


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    National Counterfeit Detector: Journal for Bankers and Merchants in the United States and Canada

    11/1/1908 Counterfeits and counterfeiting

    e day to travelers Rare Half Dime is Bought for 715 An insignificant looking little piece of silver minted in 1802 and for which the Treasury officials in Washington will give only a nickel was sold on October 6 for 715 The purchaser was H O Granburg of Osh kosh Wis the most noted coin collector in the Northwest He got his prize at the auction of the big coin collection of the late james b. wilson of New York City at the Collectors Club No 24 West Twenty sixth Street The coin is a half dime and although 106 years old retains its original lustre and is the finest specimen of the 1802 half dime in existence There are only fifteen other similar coins known and when this numismatic prize was bought by Mr Wilson in 1884 it cost him 39 The price paid is a new high record for hal


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    E-Gobrecht, August 2017

    7/31/2017 [Numismatics Liberty Seated Collectors Club]

    is merchant token lot 140 in the sale was previously attributed to a J B Wilson in Indianapolis but based on the similarity to the Ni cholson piece Levine checked St Louis city directo ries for the period Levine s hunch was correct He adds Beginning in the 1853 directory J ames B Wil son is listed as a baker on Morgan Street between 7 th and 8 th In the 1854 5 directory the james b. wilson Bakery is at 186 Morgan Street and in the 1857 direc tory his business is listed as being at 134 and 136 Morgan Street The 1857 listing is the last in which Continued on next page


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    GEORGE FREDERICK KOLBE AUCTION SALE 106: SEPTEMBER 18, 2008

    GEORGE FREDERICK KOLBE AUCTION SALE 106: SEPTEMBER 18, 2008

    07/27/2008

    r Ford s annotated Alexander Vattemare Presentation Album sales a fine copy of Vattemare s 1861 first comprehensive catalogue of American Numismatics from the numismatic department of the French National Library Ford s set of annotated NASCA sale catalogues An exceptional complete set of Ruddy s Review a complete original subscriber s set of hardbound Remy Bourne sales Elder s 1908 james b. wilson Sale with 28 photographic plates a copy of Henry Chapman s 1916 Bement sale catalogue with six unique photographic trial plates standard multi volume works on ancient coins Meili s monumental 1903 work on Brazilian paper money a set of Calciati s Pegasi Storer s 1931 Medicina in Nummis etc Copies of the printed catalogue may be obtained by sending 15 00 to George Frederick Kolbe P O


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    MORE ON THE 1838-O HALF DOLLAR

    11/02/2008

    was stated that only four half dollars of this date and mintage were issued Heritage Auction Galleries who follow Breen Walter Breen s Complete Encyclopedia of U S and Colonial Coins New York Doubleday 1988 391 no 4 the provenance of the Norweb Specimen J N T Levick W Elliot Woodward R Coulton Davis Lorin G Parmelee New York Coin and Stamp Co 6 1890 lot 655 james b. wilson Thomas Elder 10 1908 lot 346 Albert Fairchild Holden Emery May Holden Mrs R Henry Norweb Norweb family Bowers and Merena 11 1988 lot 3119 unknown Andrew Lustig http coins ha com common view_item php Sale_No 376 amp Lot_No 6244 amp type prte pr060305b amp ic According to Breen op cit and Heritage sometime between 1880 and 1890 the above specimen passed from Joseph Nap


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    ANA LIBRARY STACK_S FAMILY LIBRARY AUCTION PURCHASES

    03/28/2010

    mmercial success Elder released nearly 300 catalogs starting in 1903 and ending in 1940 The ANA has 236 of the 294 Elder catalog dates in its collection _We know of only one complete set of Elder catalogs _ the author_s own _ and it has disappeared into the mists of time _ Adams writes The catalog of Thomas Elder_s 21st sale conducted Oct 5 7 1908 documents the rare coins collection of james b. wilson It was a notable sale of American coins especially important for large cents Elder called the collection the finest ever sold at auction and notes that _most of these choice pieces were purchased by Mr Wilson at the Frothingham sale in May 1883 Several are from the Parmelee collection _ The catalog_s fine photographic plates show some delightful illustrations Eight of the plates illustrat


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    CHARLES DAVIS MAIL BID SALE CLOSES NOVEMBER 16, 2013

    09/29/2013

    Wurtzbach Plates of Massachusetts Silver Dennis Cooper The Art and Craft of Coin Making Henry Chapman 226 128 153 s signed copy of Low 226 128 153 s Hard Times Tokens with Adams Plates W E Woodward catalogues 91 of the 108 numbered sales The Numismatist 1921 1971 complete bound in cloth T Harrison Garrett 226 128 153 s copy of Slafter on Vermonts Peter Gschwend james b. wilson Malcolm Jackson catalogues with Plates Revue Belge de Numismatique et de Sigilllographie 1904 1940 complete Crosby 226 128 153 s Early Coins of America 3 different one with Maris Plate Beazel United States Counterfeit Detector Clapp Newcomb The Cents of 1795 1814 handsomely bound as one Near Complete Run of the catalogues of M L Bolender Richard Eliasberg 226 128 153


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    DAVIS LITERATURE SALE CLOSES NOVEMBER 16, 2013

    DAVIS LITERATURE SALE CLOSES NOVEMBER 16, 2013

    11/10/2013

    Wurtzbach Plates of Massachusetts Silver Dennis Cooper The Art and Craft of Coin Making Henry Chapman 226 128 153 s signed copy of Low 226 128 153 s Hard Times Tokens with Adams Plates W E Woodward catalogues 91 of the 108 numbered sales The Numismatist 1921 1971 complete bound in cloth T Harrison Garrett 226 128 153 s copy of Slafter on Vermonts Peter Gschwend james b. wilson Malcolm Jackson catalogues with Plates Revue Belge de Numismatique et de Sigilllographie 1904 1940 complete Crosby 226 128 153 s Early Coins of America 3 different one with Maris Plate Beazel United States Counterfeit Detector Clapp Newcomb The Cents of 1795 1814 handsomely bound as one Near Complete Run of the catalogues of M L Bolender Richard Eliasberg 226 128 153


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    SOME MORE HALF DIME TOKENS

    03/06/2016

    t grocery businesses in the city from his store at Number 1 Fourth Street He was still in business in 1870 and died in 1880 To read the complete Token Catalog listing see Saint Louis Missouri Independent City U S A J B Wilson 39 s St Louis MO GOOD AT J B WILSON 39 S HALF DIME FOR BREAD TC 353092 Missouri erronersly listed as cwt in 460y 4e james b. wilson 1853 1857 auction record 880 12 03 pc a joe levine Image courtesy of Mark Borckardt and Heritage Auctions Contributed by Numisman To read the complete Token Catalog listing see Saint Louis Missouri Independent City U S A Wm Hisgen 39 s Billiard Hall Petersburg IN WM HISGEN 39 S BILLIARD HALL GOOD FOR HALF DIME IN TRADE AT THE BAR PETERSBURG


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    THE NICHOLSON AND WILSON HALF DIME TOKENS

    08/06/2017

    2003 This merchant token lot 140 in the sale was previously attributed to a J B Wilson in Indianapolis but based on the similarity to the Nicholson piece Levine checked St Louis city directories for the period Levine s hunch was correct He adds Beginning in the 1853 directory J ames B Wilson is listed as a baker on Morgan Street between 7th and 8th In the 1854 5 directory the james b. wilson Bakery is at 186 Morgan Street and in the 1857 directory his business is listed as being at 134 and 136 Morgan Street The 1857 listing is the last in which Mr Wilson s name appears Based on Levine s evidence it seems certain the Wilson piece originates in St Louis The obverse legend of this token reads GOOD AT J B WILSON S FOR while the reverse is plainly BREAD The illustrations her


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    ANA LIBRARY STACK’S FAMILY LIBRARY AUCTION PURCHASES

    03/28/2010

    nearly 300 catalogs starting in 1903 and ending in 1940 The ANA has 236 of the 294 Elder catalog dates in its collection 147 We know of only one complete set of Elder catalogs 150 the author 146 s own 150 and it has disappeared into the mists of time 148 Adams writes The catalog of Thomas Elder 146 s 21st sale conducted Oct 5 7 1908 documents the rare coins collection of james b. wilson It was a notable sale of American coins especially important for large cents Elder called the collection the finest ever sold at auction and notes that 147 most of these choice pieces were purchased by Mr Wilson at the Frothingham sale in May 1883 Several are from the Parmelee collection 148 The catalog 146 s fine photographic plates show some delightful illustrations Eight of the


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    CATALOGUE OF THE IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS OF UNITED STATES GOLD COINS, INCLUDING EXCESSIVELY RARE FIVE DOLLARS OF NORTH CAROLINA OF H.O. GRANBERG, ESQ. EX-PRES OF THE NAT. AM. NUM. ASSOC. OSHKOSH, WIS. AND OF THREE AND ONE DOLLARS AND CALIFORNIA GOLD INCLUDING FIRST $50, SILVER DOLLARS, ETC., BOOKS OF MR. J. BARNET OF NEW YORK CITY. COLLECTION OF CENTS OF J.A. CREWITT, M.D.



    GOLD FOREIGN GOLD COINS 1L0 J7 347 M 5 C BECHTLER ASSAYER in second circle ruther ford county below a star Rev NORTH CAROLINA HOLD in center 5 in three curving lines dollars 20 carats 150 g below a star Borders beaded Edge minutely reeded Extremely fine Proof surface Exces sively rare Purchased by Mr Granberg in person at the sale of the collection of the late james b. wilson Esq of New York by Mr Elder October 1908 for 785 One of the rarest Proprietary gold coins the gTeatrOre goryuYolicctmn MhPmGLpe essJL 56S 348 AUGUST BECHTLER 1842 1852 5 A BECHTLER rutherford in center 5 dollars Rev CAROLINA GOLD 134 G 21 carats Border serrated Edge reeded Extremely fine Very rare FOREIGN GOLD COINS 350 351 4 71 352 A 353 354 355 EN


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    CATALOGUE OF THE IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS OF UNITED STATES GOLD COINS, INCLUDING EXCESSIVELY RARE FIVE DOLLARS OF NORTH CAROLINA OF H.O. GRANBERG, ESQ. EX-PRES OF THE NAT. AM. NUM. ASSOC. OSHKOSH, WIS. AND OF THREE AND ONE DOLLARS AND CALIFORNIA GOLD INCLUDING FIRST $50, SILVER DOLLARS, ETC., BOOKS OF MR. J. BARNET OF NEW YORK CITY. COLLECTION OF CENTS OF J.A. CREWITT, M.D.



    Y Wv 611 UV611a Si C rty 2 3 612 Qyyh 7o 613 l 1 i 614 C 2j1 15 X ft 616 r 617 u 1 618 f t jr 6i9 Half calf chafed Gable Gold silver and copper coins of the U S By S H Chapman 4 to Unpriced 1914 Stickney Coll by H Chapman 4 to Unpriced 2 pcs Stickney M A By Henry Chapman 4 to With pricer list bound in Muslin boards 1908 Vui v 1 Mougey Coll 1910 james b. wilson Coll By Elder Printed price list 2 pcs QW Cowell Coll 1911 Griffith Coll 1912 Granberg Coll 1913 Conover Coll 1914 By Mehl With plates Sm 4 to With price lists 4 pcs W2 as Jackson M N U S Coins 1914 With P list W U Priced catalogs Various Parmelee 1890 by N Y Co Winsor 1895 by S H H C both dirty titles damaged Various sales 1901 to 1915 8 vo


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    CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES COINS OF THE LATE HON. GEORGE W. LEWIS, BURLINGTON, N.J.



    The largest sale ever held in this country realizing a k 55 800 39 plates partly hand priced and also has printed price list Has lost outside cover 4to Rare Phila 1912 lapman Henry Collection of Charles Steigerwalt 3575 lots hand priced 8vo Philadelphia 1913 Also the R B Leeds collection over 100 eagle cents of 1856 1317 lots hand priced r 2 pcs 943 Elder T L james b. wilson collection 29 plates and printed pricelist 8vo New York 1908 u f STi 4 Part I 2 plates showing Hand priced 8vo New r L H H G Brown collection 1804 dollar and other rarities York 1904 Y Coin Stamp Co L G Parmelee collection 13 plates 4to Clean Neatly hand priced Rare Half mor N Y 1890 v iean in C yU jriceu 4A pieces and 3 unbound C Also 4 bound


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    Catalogue of the Thirty-Fourth Public Sale of a Valuable Collection of Rare Coins



    ry rare 513 Parinelee Sale priced without plates One of the great est sales ever held in America 1890 Very good copy Scarce 514 Crosby s standard work upon the U S Cents and Half Cents of 1793 With plates New Rare 515 Elder Gilbert book on the U S Cents of 1796 Describing 33 varieties Two plates Heavy paper with cloth bind ing New 516 Another copy as last 517 Catalogue of james b. wilson sale realized about 13 000 With 27 plates and printed list of prices New Valuable for reference 518 1672 Book in Latin by Philippi Labbe of the Jesuit So ciety on De Antique Numismatibus 398pp half mo rocco Fine 519 GLASS MONEY of the Ommeyade Caliphs A D 800 1200 Three colors with inscriptions Perfect Rare 3 pcs 520 Three more different from last with inscriptions


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