Philadelphia: Davis & Harvey, April 27–29, 1904. 4to, later white cloth, gilt. (2), 109, (1) pages; 1848 lots; 14 very fine photographic plates; original printed prices realized list bound in. Partly hand-priced in pencil with notations on PRL. Near fine. Item #5527
Adams 74, rated A+ overall: “Sommer set. Season medal set. MS ‘Non Vi.’ Gem silver: MS 1804 25¢. Outstanding copper: MS 1823 1¢, chain 1¢.” The first Chapman catalogue to feature full-tone photographic plates (previous sales having photographically printed plates that, while much better than halftones, do not measure up to actual photographs). An extremely important sale of American colonial coins and choice large cents and half cents, along with important American silver and gold coins. The handsome plates depict the following coins: I & II, Massachusetts colonial silver coins; III, IV & V, the remaining Massachusetts silver and various other colonials and early issues; VI, Vermont, Massachusetts & Connecticut issues; VII, New York & New Jersey issues; VIII, early United States gold coins; IX, United States silver dollars; X, United States half dollars and quarter dollars; XI, United States dimes and half dimes; XII & XIII, choice large cents; XIV, remaining large cents and choice half cents. Clain-Stefanelli 12031 and 12189. Davis 192.