New York: Wiley, 1930. First edition. Small 8vo, original red cloth, gilt. Frontispiece; xiii, (1), 372 pages. Previous owners' name in ink on flyleaf; near fine. Item #2814
The scarce original edition of this important reference, originally the author’s 1916 Princeton doctoral dissertation. Seven decades after publication, it remains a storehouse of useful and important numismatic information on U.S. coins and fractional currency. Pete Smith has noted that “Much of the original edition was destroyed in a warehouse fire.” Clain-Stefanelli 13465. Grierson 221: “L’un intérêt et d’une valeur exceptionnels.” Sigler 441.