Sale 136, September 12 and 13


Kolbe & Fanning's 136th sale of important numismatic literature was held on Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13. The sale featured selections from the libraries of several individuals, and included significant works on post-Renaissance European coins and medals. The catalogue and prices realized list may be seen below.

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Fixed Price Catalogue

We have just published a catalogue of rare and select numismatic books for sale at fixed prices. Items offered cover the span of numismatic study from the 16th century onwards, with books included on ancient, foreign and U.S. coins and medals.

Highlights include:

A fine set of Gnecchi's Medaglioni Romani containing plates immeasurably superior to those found in the reprint.

A beautiful copy of Hill's catalogue of the Dreyfus Renaissance Medals.

B. Max Mehl's own very rare morocco-bound copies of five editions of the Star Rare Coin Encyclopedia.

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Items listed are available for immediate purchase at the prices indicated. Orders may be placed by post, email, phone or fax. Email or phone are recommended, as orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Catalogues have been mailed to members of our mailing list. For more information or to receive a catalogue, please contact David Fanning at (614) 414-0855 or by email at

Featured Items

Kolbe & Fanning Publications

New from Kolbe & Fanning

Sale IV of selections from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Society (EPNNES) collection featured nearly 700 lots from its very important collection of American colonial coins. Held in New York on May 16-17, the sale realized over $11 million.

Highlights included the 1776 silver Continental dollar graded NGC MS63 and a 1792 pattern silver center cent in NGC MS63BN, which sold for $1,410,000 each. The auction brought the total prices realized for Newman Parts I-IV to almost $45 million.

George F. Kolbe's

An essential work for those interested in numismatic literature.

This limited edition is bound in gorgeous green Japanese bookbinding cloth and features a red morocco and gilt spine label.

Interesting and informative notes and commentary will be found throughout the book, including anecdotes and observations on the importance and rarity of certain titles, including their scope and content.

The volume comprises a detailed catalogue of the compiler's reference library, formed over four decades as a dealer in rare and out-of-print numismatic publications.

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David Fanning on the Importance of a Numismatic Library

In this video, David speaks to CoinWeek about the importance of maintaining a numismatic library
at the Early American Coppers Show.

Video: David on the Importance of a Numismatic Library
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are the largest firm in the world specializing in rare and out-of-print numismatic literature. Drawing upon decades of experience, we buy and sell books, catalogues and periodicals in all languages and from all time periods. We regularly conduct mail-bid and public auction sales and also sell numismatic books directly from this website. Please feel free to contact us if we may be of assistance in building or disposing of your library.

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