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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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Sales 134 and 135

Kolbe & Fanning's 134th and 135th sales of important numismatic literature from the libraries of Philip W. Ralls and others were held on May 15-16. The sales featured significant works in virtually all areas of numismatic study, most especially United States auction catalogues and large cent literature. The combined prices realized list may be seen below.

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Live online bidding is now available in our mail bid auctions. 

The Philip W. Ralls Library
Sale 134

May 15 at 12:00 Eastern


Sale 134 comprises the library of Philip W. Ralls, featuring important works on U.S. large cents, impressive runs of special edition auction catalogues and much else. 
Important Numismatic Books
Sale 135

May 16 at 12:00 Eastern


Sale 135 features works on ancient, foreign, and U.S. coins, including significant material on French coins and works on Russian coins from the Quentin Archer library.

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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