New York: Anderson Galleries, November 16–18, 1925. Crown 4to, original printed card covers. Frontispiece; 92, (2) pages; 1260 lots; text illustrations; 2 halftone plates, one of them double. Hand-priced throughout. Very good. Item #6032
Adams 9 (rated A+ overall, and for early medals, U.S. medals and Canada in particular). Raymond attempted to summarize the collection in his foreword: “It is not possible in the brief space allowed in an auction catalogue to enlarge upon the historical significance most of these coins and medals have, however present day Canadian collectors will no doubt be appreciative of the opportunity to acquire rarities seldom offered. Nor did Mr. Wilson neglect the coins and medals issued in the United States and in the early Colonial days, as many of the rarest items in the collection are much sought after examples of numismatic Americana. The series of Indian Peace Medals, presented by French and English Kings and the Presidents of the United States, is one of the most important ever held in a private collection. Few of these have survived and they have an historic interest, of a personal nature, representing the efforts of the early colonists and the later pioneers in the West to placate the natives of a new country.” Davis 860.