New York: Jan. 20–24, 1890. 4to, original black cloth-covered paper covers, gilt. (2), ii, (3)–128 pages; 2914 lots; 4 fine tinted photographic plates. Hand-priced throughout. Very good or so. Item #5372
Adams 3. An outstanding catalogue of American coins, highlighted by Davis’s pattern holdings, which provided the foundation for his pioneering listing of the series serialized in the Coin Collector’s Journal articles in the mid 1880s. The first plate depicts gold coins: ancient Roman and Byzantine, a Brasher doubloon, and United States gold coins. The second plate illustrates rare United States silver coins (1794 dollar, 1796, 1797 and 1838-O half dollars, rare Seated Liberty dollars), and the third plate depicts colonials, half cents, large cents, and other copper rarities (a Baker 288 Masonic medal in brass, a Non Vi, exceptional large cents and the 1794 dollar in copper). The final plate is devoted to important colonials, United States, and foreign silver coins (1802 half dime, NE shilling, etc.). Rated A+ by Adams: “Magnificent sale. 1838-O 50¢. 1875 proof gold. Superb patterns: copper 1794 $1, 1879 $20. 1876-CC 20¢. Brasher doubloon.” Ex Eric P. Newman Library.