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    2010 NBS MEETING TO BE HELD AT MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    10/11/2009

    2010 NBS MEETING TO BE HELD AT massachusetts historical society http www coinbooks org esylum_v12n41a02 html Back to top Numismatic Bibliomania Society President Dan Hamelberg reports We have secured a room in the Massachusetts Historical Society for our regular NBS meeting at the American Numismatic Association convention next year in Boston It should be a great environment for our meeting and we will have the opportunity to look thru some of thei


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    EXHIBIT: PRECIOUS METALS: FROM AU TO ZN

    06/06/2010

    EXHIBIT PRECIOUS METALS FROM AU TO ZN http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n23a10 html Back to top The American Numismatics Society sent out a press release this week about the massachusetts historical society exhibit in conjunction with this year s ANA World s Fair of Money in Boston Anne Bentley had given us a preview about this a couple weeks ago The release included pictures of a couple of the display items Great stuff Editor While the American Numismatic Association ANA is in Boston this summer the Massachusetts Historical Society MHS is taking the opportunity to show off some of its


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    JOHN W. ADAMS RECEIVES HUNTINGTON AWARD HONOR

    04/27/2014

    ety s prestigious Huntington award last night at a ceremony attended by some 80 hobby luminaries Past recipients include Edward Newell Jos 195 169 Toribio Medina Sydney P Noe A F Pradeau C H V Sutherland Philip Grierson R A G Carson Eric P Newman John S Davenport and Joseph E Cribb The 2014 Archer M Huntington Award ceremony was held from 4 30 to 6 30 PM April 26th at the massachusetts historical society in Boston The award is conferred annually in honor of the ANS benefactor Archer M Huntington in recognition of outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship The medal was designed in 1908 by Emil Fuchs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ANS From the event press release The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society have voted to award John W Adams t


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    ene whose interest in all that relates to historical studies is so well known Greene may well have purchased this volume because of its associa tion with his deceased friend Colburn Circumstantial evidence suggests therefore that Dr Green was the purchaser of Lot 342 of the Elder sale Moreover the obituary in The Numismatist noted that Dr Green was for several years the Librarian of the massachusetts historical society This would provide a natural reason for him to bequeath the catalogue to that institution after his death in 1918 Now it was all becoming clear Cogan to Colburn to BNS to Appleton to the Elder Sale Lot 342 to Dr Greene to the Massachusetts Historical Society And it would make sense that at the Massachusetts Historical Society the seven catalogues would be dis bound They would need to


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2011

    3/1/2011

    definitive It is interesting to see which Colonial coins were acquired by Thoresby for his collection He was alive while all of these coins were struck and likely added them to his collection shortly after they were issued He was able to acquire some very rare specimens although his collection was by no means complete 1 2 3 S i 7 8 9 ENDNOTES Crosby p 44 Crosby p 62 Thoresby p 80 massachusetts historical society 1 800 p 229 Crosby p 49 Massachusetts Historical Society 1 792 pp 275 6 Noe pp 15 6 Thoresby p 81 Thoresby pp 82 3 BIBLIOGRAPHY Crosby Sylvester S The Early Coins of America First Printed 1875 Chicago Argonaut Inc 1967 J G The FirstNorth American Coins The Historical Magazine October 1859 Noe Sydney P The New England and Willow Tree Coinages of Massachus


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    Tracts relating to the currency of the Massachusetts Bay, 1682-1720;

    /1902 [Money -- Massachusetts Banks and banking -- Massachusetts]

    permission of the Boston Athenaeum First Page of Some Additional Considerations etc 24 This pamphlet is printed in connection with Some Consider ations etc the pagination being continuous this being the eleventh of the joint pamphlet Photographed by permission of the Boston Athenaeum Title Page of A Model for erecting a Bank of Credit etc 36 Photographed by permission of the massachusetts historical society Title Page of A Projection for erecting a Bank of Credit etc 70 Photographed by permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society Title Page of Objections to the Bank of Credit etc 86 Photographed by permission of the Boston Public Library Title Page of A Letter from one in Boston etc 112 Photographed by permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society Title Page of A Vin


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    The Repository

    7/1/1985 Numismatics Periodicals

    n O V 1 ME Louis Engel Stanley Seemai Slawson Postponed from Apr 2 May 14 1970 Gaston DiBello Pt II r reder i ck S Knobloch 12 1970 James C Rawls Aug 24 1970 Sept 18 19 7 C Edward Zaremba ct 23 1970 massachusetts historical society Nov 19 1970 ec 11 1970 Alto Collection Feb 5 1971 Mar 5 1971 Massachusetts Historical Society Pt I M Mar 23 1971 Apr 2 1971 Raymond L Tollett 0 Kenneth Pryor 290 May 6 1971 Massachusetts Historical Society Metropolitan June 14 1971 Ancient Roman Coins 292 Aug 10 1971 A N A Convention 2 93 Sept 17 1971 Massachusetts Historical Society Pt II Oc


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    Colonial currency reprints, 1682-1751 : with an introduction and notes [Volume 1]

    /1910 [Finance Money Banks and banking]

    Frontispiece From a plate loaned by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Page First page of Severals relating to tiie Fund etc io8 Showing a memorandum in the handwriting of the Reverend Thomas Prince Photo graphed by permission of The Watkinson Library Hartford Conn Manuscript title page of A discourse in explanation of the bank of credit etc 120 Photographed by permission of the massachusetts historical society Title page of A model for erecting a bank of credit etc London 1688 152 Photographed by permission of the Boston Athenaeum First page of Some considerations on the bills of credit etc 188 Photographed by permission of the Boston Athenaeum First page of Some additional considerations etc 196 Photographed by permission of the Boston Athenaeum Title page of A model for e


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    MORE ON NBS ACTIVITIES AT THE 2010 BOSTON ANA CONVENTION

    08/22/2010

    MORE ON NBS ACTIVITIES AT THE 2010 BOSTON ANA CONVENTION http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n34a02 html Back to top John W Adams forwarded this report on last week s activities of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society at the ANA convention in Boston Below are Dan Gosling s photos of Frank Campbell and George Kolbe at the massachusetts historical society Editor The NBS Symposium was the first of four NBS events at the Boston ANA John W Adams spoke to a full house on his recently released book The Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon Medals Sometimes Lie A copy of the book was signed by all in attendance and later to complete a virtuous cycle was auctioned to raise 5000 for the Club Lacking both our president and our vice pres


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    Collection of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins Properties of the Massachusetts Historical Society and a Maryland Collector



    U S COLONIAL COINS Lot No 45 45 1652 Pine Tree Shilling Noe 27 Fine Excessively rare variety Lacking in the New Netherlands and Stearns offerings The specimen Stearns listed Lot 115 was a mis attributed Noe 20 Noe was able to find only two specimens to examine when preparing his Monograph This is evident ly that second piece since he had access to the massachusetts historical society cabinet when he was doing his work Wurtzbach was evidently aware of this as in his privately printed brochure 1937 he lists this as his 55 and mentions that there are only two known Noe used the same illustra tion as Wurtzbach used the T lames Clark specimen weighing 68 1 grains This Massachusetts Historical Society piece weighs 67 5 grains It is lacking in the American Numismatic Socie


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    Ancient and Foreign Gold, Silver & Copper Coins: Featuring Three Outstanding Collections of Ancient and Foreign Gold, Silver & Copper Coins



    ssue Didrachm 225 212 B C Laureate head of Janus Rv Jupiter in quadriga driven r by Victory ROMA incuse in solid tablet below Craw 28 3 Broad full flan Close to Extremely Fine 500 600 Furius Purpurio Denarius 169 158 B C Roma head Diana in biga Craw 187 1 Nice Very Fine C Cato Denarius 123 B C Roma head Victory in biga Craw 274 1 Granular Fine 2 pieces 100 125 Ex massachusetts historical society Sale Stack s March 1971 lot 413 M Marcius Mn f Denarius 134 B C Roma head r modius behind Rv Victory in biga r corn ears below Craw 245 1 Slightly ragged edge Choice Extremely Fine and lustrous 250 300 D Silanus L f Denarius 91 B C Mask of Silenus r ROMA below Rv Victory in biga r Gaulish trumpet below Craw 337 lb Oval flan Very Fine 100 125 Ex Massachusett


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    The Early Paper Money of America

    /2008 Numismatics; Paper money

    a Circulating Medium in Massachusetts Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Cambridge 1905 Vol 10 p 84 Tracts Relating to the Currency of the Massachu setts Bay 1682 1720 Cambridge 1902 The Massachusetts Bay Currency 1690 1750 Pro ceedings of the American Antiquarian Society Worces ter 1898 reprinted The Merchants Notes of 1 733 Proceedings of the massachusetts historical society April 1903 Currency and Banking in the Province of Mas sachusetts Bay 2 vols New York 1900 1901 Colonial Currency Reprints 1682 175 1 4 vols Bos ton 1910 reprinted Provincial Banks Land and Silver Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts January 1895 E H Derby History of Paper Money in the Province of Massachusetts before the Revolution Boston 1874


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    Public Auction 7



    Numbered entries complete inscription and excellent bibliographies 50 00 C S 7891 R osichan 194 DAVIS ANDREW MCFARLAND b 12 30 1833 d 3 29 1920 Burn in Worchester Massachusetts Received B S from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard College He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859 He left the business woild about 1882 to devote his life to research Was member of massachusetts historical society American Antiquarian Society Colonial Society of Massachusetts and American Academy of Arts and Sciences Corre sponding Member California Historical Society and Honorary Member Old Colony Historical Society SPLENDID SELECTION OF DAVIS MATERIAL MOSTLY UNCUT 354 Provincial Banks Land and Silver Reprinted from The Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts Vol III 1895 40 pp


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    Ancient and Foreign Coins Featuring the Collection of Dr. John A. Sawhill



    MHS SAWHILL GREEK COINS massachusetts historical society COINS IN THE SAWHILL COLLECTION In March 1971 Stack s was privileged to sell the ancient coins in the Collection ot the Massachusetts Historical Society The offering was especially noteworthy in that these Greek and Roman coins were originally part of the collection formed by John Quincy Adams and his descendents and donated to the Society in 1913 by Henry Adams Among the most active participa


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    The Reed Hawn Collection of United States Coins



    THE ORIGINAL CLASS I 1804 SILVER DOLLAR One of Eight Known The Reed Hawn massachusetts historical society Appleton Mickley Specimen Lot No 735 735 The Original Class I 1804 Silver Dollar The Reed Hawn Massachusetts Historical Society William Sumner Appleton Joseph J Mickley specimen As described hy Newman and Bres sett in their Fantastic 1804 Silver Dollar Very nearly Uncirculated nice steel tone slight friction on the high points Earlier described by W Elliott Woodward when he sold


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    The Numismatist, July 1982

    7/1/1982 ANA Numismatist

    Roman Colonial and Provincial coin inscriptions including those in Greek New to this edition is an index to Imperial coin issuers and a geographical index of Colonial and Provincial mints The updated reference retails for 10 Orders and inquiries should be directed to Sanford J Durst 170 East 61st St New York NY 10021 Massachusetts Reference Published Volume 76 of the Collections of the massachusetts historical society Boston by Malcolm Storer has been reprinted by Quarterman Publications of Lawrence Massachusetts under the title Numismatics of Massachusetts Originally published almost 60 years ago the book sold continually at a steady pace until it went out of print in the midT960s This new edition is the result of public demand for Storer s work Malcolm Friedberg current editor of publications for t


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    The Numismatist, July 2010

    7/1/2010

    PHOTOS massachusetts historical society 071 _080_text_0502 ANA news club pub contest 6 10 10 10 48 AM Page 76 Association news notes continued NEW ENGLAND TREASURES Rare Opportunity Collectors attending the ANA show in Boston can view unique numismatic items in the Massachusetts Historical Society Collection boston As collectors con verge on Boston for the ANA World s Fair of Money August 10 14 the Massachusetts His torical So


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    Tracts relating to the currency of the Massachusetts Bay, 1682-1720;

    /1902 [Money -- Massachusetts Banks and banking -- Massachusetts]

    X LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS First Page of An Addition to the Present Melan choly Circumstances etc 200 Photographed by permission of the massachusetts historical society Title Pace ok The Distressed State of the Town of Boston 234 Photographed by permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tttle Page of a Letter from One in the Country ETC 248 PhotoBxaphed by permission of the Boston Public Library Title Page of A Letter from a Gentleman etc 280 Photogr phed by pennission of the Massachusetts Historical Society Title Page of A Vindication


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    COINS OF OKFA l HKl rAlN Consignment Haverhill COINAGE OF GREAT BRITAIN 2o i 2258 2259 2260 2261 Charles 11 1660 1685 Ha mmered Sixpence n d 1661 1662 3rd Issue With inner circles and mark of value S 3323 Toned Very Fine 150 200 Ex John Quincy Adams massachusetts historical society Sale Stack s Sept IS 1971 part of lot 977 Hammered Fourpence n d 1661 1662 3rd Issue With inner circles and mark of value S 3324 Hammered Threepence n d 3rd Issue Similar S 3325 Hammered Twopence n d 2 3rd Issue Similar S 3326 All toned and Nice Very Fine Milled Threepence n d Crowned bust no inner circles but with mark of value S 3318 Toned Extremely Fine 5


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    ALAN WEINBERG ON THE 2010 BOSTON ANA CONVENTION

    08/15/2010

    ALAN WEINBERG ON THE 2010 BOSTON ANA CONVENTION http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n33a09 html Back to top Alan V Weinberg submitted the following discussion of his experiences at this week s ANA convention The images are courtesy of Nathan Markowitz who accompanied Alan and Dave Perkins to the Boston Public Library and massachusetts historical society Thanks Editor You d think that after approximately five decades of attending summer ANA conventions I d be a bit jaded and unenthusiastic about the massive gathering But no Boston was extremely enjoyable and rewarding for me I saw things I d never seen before acquired some goodies renewed old friendships and certainly continued to learn a lot which is one of the really uplifting thin


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    HARVEY STACK ON THE ADAMS FAMILY COIN COLLECTION

    05/20/2012

    sembled coins as they related to history from the time of Greek and Roman civilizations up to the time they lived in The entire Adams family was quite literate each having had a Harvard education Their letters to each other diaries and other documents reflected details of the times they lived in and are cherished as historical treasures today In the early 1970s it became obvious to the massachusetts historical society MHS that the great historical documents letters papers and memorabilia of John Adams and his family which were stored at the Society were slowly deteriorating and yet were not fully available to scholars Something had to be done to preserve them However funds were not available for this mammoth project The numismatic items from the Adams family were first stored at the MHS and were


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    HARVEY STACK ON NUMISMATIC PEDIGREES

    05/04/2014

    s Editor Last time I mentioned the collection of the Adams family of Massachusetts By the early l830s the members of the family had accumulated thousands upon thousands of documents showing history and events from our early colonial days through the War of Independence and the early days of the Industrial Revolution in the 1830s A depository was established in the recently endowed massachusetts historical society Many documents books coins and currency were placed there for those who wished to study and learn more about the development of the United States of America The massive collection of coins was given to the Society by John Quincy Adams along with letters documents and notes saved from earlier days The coin collection was carefully housed in large wooden library type cabinets fitted with


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    JEFFERSON'S NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

    06/29/2014

    JEFFERSON S NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA http www coinbooks org esylum_v17n27a10 html Back to top Anne E Bentley Curator of Art Artifacts at the massachusetts historical society sent this note inspired by Dan Hamelberg s copy of the first English version of Jefferson s Notes on Virginia Thanks Editor For all you bibliophiles out there the Massachusetts Historical Society has the actual manuscript Jefferson prepared for Notes on the State of Virginia which was my final conservation project before I transitioned to curatorial work here eons ago it seems now I


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    PHOTOGRAPH OF JOSEPH B. FELT IN KOLBE & FANNING SALE

    12/28/2014

    PHOTOGRAPH OF JOSEPH B FELT IN KOLBE FANNING SALE http www coinbooks org esylum_v17n53a02 html David Fanning forwarded this press release about a lot in the Kolbe amp Fanning 2015 New York sale Editor A highly important lot in Kolbe amp Fanning 226 128 153 s upcoming New York Book Auction on January 10 is lot 285 a virtually complete set of both the massachusetts historical society 226 128 153 s Collections and Proceedings These volumes absolutely essential for any research involving the early history of New England include important early U S numismatic publications most notably the foundational articles by James Mease and J Francis Fisher found in the third series of the Collections However little known numismatic nuggets await discovery throughout the 178 vo


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 143

    8/1/2010

    o details at all Cogan Cohen Lot 2214 N E Sixpence battered and poor 12 from Coin Collectors Journal Chapman Bushnell NE sixpence plated eventually sold to Garrett via Frossard Sotheby Murdoch NE sixpence not plated Described as similar to last NE shilling but NE punch shaped around the monogram reverse from a square punch fine William Sumner Appleton collection donated to massachusetts historical society NE sixpence plated in The Illustrated London News also NE shilling Willow sixpence and Somers threepence Elder Cogswell Known sale do not have catalogue or copy of lot Hesslein sale Known sale do not have catalogue or copy of lot Noe plates 3 NE sixpences Garrett ANS MHS Mehl Olsen NE sixpence not plated described as Irregular silver planchet without collar Can be clas


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    Collection of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins Properties of the Massachusetts Historical Society and a Maryland Collector



    1 he massachusetts historical society s Coin Collection Over the last century and a half the Massachusetts Historical Society acquired a considerable collection of coins The first coins were occasional gifts by interested members or friends of history later came substantial bequests of coin collections such as that of William Sumner Appleton and also occasional purchases to round out collections The last major acquisition was th


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    A.N.A. 85th Annual Convention Auction Sale Catalog



    The massachusetts historical society s Coin Collection Over the last century and a half the Massachusetts Historical Society acquired a considerable collection of coins The first coins were occasional gifts by interested members or friends of history later came substantial bequests of coin collections such as that of William Sumner Appleton and also occasional purchases to round out collections The last major acquisi tion was


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    Ancient and Foreign Gold, Silver & Copper Coins: Featuring Three Outstanding Collections of Ancient and Foreign Gold, Silver & Copper Coins



    tas r Rv The consul L Junius Brutus walking 1 between two lictors and an accensus Syd 906 Craw 433 1 Medium gray tone Nearly Extremely Fine 350 400 Ex Stack s Knobloch Sale May 1978 lot 511 Denarius 54 B C Head of L Junius Brutus r Rv Head of Caius Servilius Ahala r Craw 433 2 Attractive dark gray tone obscuring a few light scratches Extremely Fine Very Fine 200 250 Ex massachusetts historical society Sale Stack s March 1971 lot 643 Mn Acilius Glabrio Denarius 49 B C Head of Salus r Rv Valetudo Salus standing leaning on column Craw 442 la Commemorating the introduction of the first physician into Rome in 219 B C Slight graffito in the obverse field Extremely Fine with a touch of iridescence 175 225 VERCINGETORIX DENARIUS Lot No 3236 L Hostilius Saserna Denarius 48 B C H


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    Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society [Numismatic Index, 1884-1907]

    /2016

    Proceedings of the massachusetts historical society Numismatic Index 1884 1907 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society An index to numismatic content in nbsp Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society covering the period 1884 1907 Prepared by Anne E Bentley


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    he cata loguer to discover what he knew about the provenance Charlie Davis of course would not reveal the name of the person who had consigned the catalogue to him for sale He did however fill in some helpful details Early in the twenti eth century he said the BNS had deaccessioned its library with some of its literature going to the Boston Public Library and the balance going to the massachusetts historical society A rudimentary idea of the catalogue s provenance thus began to take form it seemed to be Cogan to Colburn to BNS to either the Boston Public Library or the Massachusetts Historical Society and then to one or more individuals before its appearance in this sale I also asked Charlie about the vague ness of his use of the description Boston Numismatic Society from J Colburn July 1860 Was th


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    THE ASYLUM V WINTER 2001 27 collectors If however the material is not readily saleable through pub lic auction they do sometimes sell to the dealers so as to save the trou ble and expense of trying to find an auction house Given the rudimen tary state of the numismatic litera ture market at that point the massachusetts historical society may well have decided to transfer by private treaty all but the most readily marketable pieces of litera ture to a book dealer If indeed Colburn s Cogan went through a book dealer it may have been sold privately shortly there after to a collector Alternatively it may have been advertised in AB Bookman s Weekly I have not how ever undertaken the daunting task of attempting to find a li


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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012 Biography

    94 Appleton Samnel Merchant b 6 22 1766 d 7 12 1853 Bom at New Ipswich New Hampshire brother of Nathan Appleton He had little formal education Married to Mary Gore with no children He became a prosperous storekeeper in Boston Served in the Massachusetts state legislature 1828 to 1831 He became a philanthropist contributing to various institutions including the Boston Athenaeum and the massachusetts historical society He died in Boston Appleton appears on a 41 mm mint medal Julian AM 43 issued for Massachusetts Horticultural Society dated 1845 bio ApCAB DAB Drake NCAB 5 TCBDA WWWA H Appleton William Snmner Author Collector b 1 11 1840 d 4 27 1903 Bom in Boston Massachusetts Graduate of Harvard in 1860 Married Edith Stuart August 12 1871 He never engaged in business He devoted his time to


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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 1-5

    5/1/1866

    33 1870 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS COINS FOUND ON RICHMOND ISLAND MAINE The following letter is found in the Proceedings Of the massachusetts historical society for 1855 58 pages 183 8 and will explain itself Hon Robert C Winthrop Portland May 2 1857 President of the Massachusetts Historical Society Dear Sir I send you with this a silver coin of the reign of Queen Elizabeth and a gold coin of the reign of Charles I a donation to the Massachusetts Historical Society from Dr John M Cummings of this city These coins with others o


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    Coinage Of The American Confederation Period (COAC #11)

    /1996

    in r wing of eagle intersecting S of legend rather than E Struck bronze dark patina 68 mm 6 mm thick at edge 142 42 g 1956 163 836 Gift of F C C Boyd 1 13 Striking in white metal Obv As no 112 Rev As no 112 Struck white metal 68 mm 5 mm thick at edge 95 17 g 1936 999 293 Purchased 1936 1 I am very grateful to John W Adams for supplying the photos of the pieces in the massachusetts historical society David Alexander Paul Bosco Carl Carlson for the use of notes on the M H S pieces Rita Dockery of the American Philosophical Society John J Ford Jr for his photos of the M H S pieces Margaret K Hofer of the New York Historical Society John Kleeberg H Joseph Levine Laura V Monti of the Boston Public Library and Louis L Tucker of the M H S 2 Alan M Stahl American Indian Peace


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 84

    3/1/1990

    iam Sumner Appleton had once owned a 1779 Rhode Island Ship Token vlugtende on the obverse Carl told me that no one had seen that specimen recently and its present existence was therefore unverified I filed this intelligence away for future reference During the winter of 1987 1 mentioned the possibility that Appleton may have once owned a vlugtende obverse token to Miss Anne Bentley of the massachusetts historical society where Appleton had bequeathed his coin collection in 1905 Anne was intrigued and promised to look though the trays of Appleton material that still remained at the Society Shortly afterwards Anne called to say that she had located the token and that it did indeed have vlugtende on the obverse Needless to say I was very excited at this news and at the first opportunity I drove to Boston


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 104

    4/1/1997

    urchased the entire Seavey Collection and with it the Clay Seavey Gloucestertoken Parmelee showed this piece as well as the Cram specimen he already owned at the Boston Numismatic Society meeting of March 5 1874 Presumably since the Cram specimen was finer than the Clay piece Parmelee sold the latter to William Sumner Appleton a fellow Bostonian Appleton s collection was donated to the massachusetts historical society The Clay Seavey Parmelee Appleton coin did not appear in either of the 1970 or 1971 Stack s sales of coins from the Massachusetts Historical Society Collection Its first auction appearance was in the 1976 ANA Convention sale where it was described in lot 89 as having reposed in the Massachusetts Historical Society s collection for many years It was mistakenly catalogued as being the Cram spec


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 122

    4/1/2003

    t there are two thin planchet New Englands and one thick one If Hodder s census of genuine New Englands is correct then the sole thin planchet specimen was sold in the 1 980 Garrett auction Graded at VG that specimen was documented at a very light 1 32 4 grains If unique it is not listed as such in the Garrett catalog only as Exceedingly Rare One thick New England was held by the massachusetts historical society in Boston but it is no longer in that collection It was deaccessioned and sold through Stack s and later resold again by Stack s from the John L Roper Collection in 1 983 Seven years earlier in August 1 976 the Massachusetts Historical Society sold its original first variety and second variety Carolina Elephants through Stack s lots 87 and 88 at the American Numismatic Association s


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    Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society [Numismatic Index 1791-1883]

    /2016

    Proceedings of the massachusetts historical society Numismatic Index 1791 1883 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society An index to numismatic content in nbsp Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society covering the period 1791 1883 Prepared by Anne E Bentley


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 3



    BIBLIOGRAPHY COLONIAL AMERICAN PAPER CURRENCY Belknap Jeremy The History of New Hampshire 3 vols Dover NH 1831 Crosby Sylvester S The Early Coins of America Boston 1875 1878 Davis Andrew McFarland Colonial Currency Reprints 4 vols Boston 1910 massachusetts historical society Massachusetts Paper Money 1690 1780 The Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society Boston Massachusetts Historical Society 1988 Middleton Richard Colonial America a History 1565 1776 3rd ed UK 2002 Newman Eric P The Early Paper Money of America 1st ed 2nd ed 3rd ed 4th ed Iola WI Krause 1997 Phillips Henry Historical Sketches of the Paper Currency of the Ameri


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 5



    s done that it might be known that American Adventurers had been there That some of the coppers were actually distributed is suggested by explorer Alexander MacKenzie s 1793 report of a Massachusetts Half Cent in the possession of an Indian The best single source for the history of the venture is Voyages of the Columbia to the Northwest Coast 1787 1790 1790 1793 Originally published by the massachusetts historical society in 1941 this includes log books narratives and other contemporary documents edited by Frederic W Holoway The volumes were usefully reprinted in 1990 for the bicentennial of the first voyage jointly by the MHS and the Oregon Historical Society Press The best source for the history of the medals is Anne Bentley s The Columbia Washington Medal in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical S


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 8



    Randolph The Alaskan Parchment Scrip of the Russian American Company 1816 1867 Bellingham WA 1996 COLONIAL AND CONTINENTAL CURRENCY Anderson William G The Price of Liberty The Public Debt of the American Revolution Charlottesville VA 1983 Belknap Jeremy The History of New Hampshire 3 vols Dover NH 1831 Davis Andrew McFarland Colonial Currency Reprints 4 vols Boston 1910 massachusetts historical society Massachusetts Paper Money 1690 1780 The Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society Boston Massachusetts Historical Society 1988 Middleton Richard Colonial America a History 1565 1776 3rd ed UK 2002 Newman Eric P The Early Paper Money of America 4th ed Iola WI 1997 Phillips Henry Historical Sketches of the Paper Currency of the American Colonies 2 vols Roxbury MA


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    United States Coins Properties of Massachusetts Historical Society and Other Select Consignments



    The massachusetts historical society s Coin Collection Over the last century and a halt the Massachusetts Historical Society acquired a considerable collection of coins The first coins were occasional gifts by interested members or friends of history later came substantial bequests of coin collections such as that of William Sumner Appleton and also occasional purchases to round out collections The last major acquisition was th


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    Foreign Gold Coins, Featuring the European Gold Coin Collection of Princeton University and United States Gold, Silver, & Copper Coins



    Proof smoky golden and iridescent toning Some light microscopic specks Rare 610 611 RARE 1857 PROOF FLYING EAGLE CENT No 610 1857 Brilliant Proof A glittering well struck example High wire edge Superb golden iridescence which gives the coin an exquisite cameo appearance A rarity in this grade for both the date and type collector Should fetch a record price SEE COLOR PLATE Ex Stack s massachusetts historical society sale March 1973 RARE 1858 SMALL LETTERS PROOF CENT 1858 Small letters Brilliant Proof A beautifully struck example of this rarity Sharp wire edge The coin is pale golden in color and is one of the few specimens of this variety we have had the pleasure of selling within the past decade Ex Stack s Massachusetts Historical Society sale March 1973 RARE 1858 LARGE LETTERS PROOF CENT 612 18 5


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    Part II: The Massachusetts Historical Society Collection of Foreign & Ancient Gold, Silver & Copper Coins, featuring the collection of President John Quincy Adams and Descendants



    The massachusetts historical society s Coin Collection Over the last century and a half the Massachusetts Historical Society acquired a considerable collection of coins The first coins were occasional gifts by interested members or friends of history later come substantial bequests of coin collections such as that of William Sumner Appleton and also occasional purchases to round out collections The last major acquisition was th


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    Part I: The Massachusetts Historical Society Collection of Foreign & Ancient Gold, Silver & Copper Coins, featuring the collection of President John Quincy Adams and Descendants



    The massachusetts historical society s Coin Collection Over the last century and a half the Massachusetts Historical Society acquired a considerable collection of coins The first coins were occasional gifts by interested members or friends of history later came substantial bequests of coin collections such as that of William Sumner Appleton and also occasional purchases to round out collections The last major acquisition was th


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