Item #7156 CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE AND HIGHLY INTERESTING COLLECTION OF COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS, THE PROPERTY OF BENJAMIN BETTS, OF BROOKLYN, N.Y. CONSISTING OF EARLY AMERICAN MEDALS, STORE CARDS OF NEW YORK CITY, AND OTHERS, EMBRACING MOST OF THE RAREST KNOWN; BADGES AND DECORATIONS OF THE WAR WITH MEXICO AND WAR OF THE REBELLION, WITH MEDALETS OF DAVIS AND BEAUREGARD, TOGETHER WITH A MATCHLESS LINE OF SPANISH-AMERICAN PROCLAMATION PIECES, FROM PHILIP V TO ISABELLA II, INCLUDING SEVERAL UNPUBLISHED, AND AN UNRIVALLED MEXICAN ARRAY OF THE ISSUES OF MORELOS, AUGUSTIN AND MAXIMILIAN, WITH MANY PATTERN COINS OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC. Lyman H. Low.
CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE AND HIGHLY INTERESTING COLLECTION OF COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS, THE PROPERTY OF BENJAMIN BETTS, OF BROOKLYN, N.Y. CONSISTING OF EARLY AMERICAN MEDALS, STORE CARDS OF NEW YORK CITY, AND OTHERS, EMBRACING MOST OF THE RAREST KNOWN; BADGES AND DECORATIONS OF THE WAR WITH MEXICO AND WAR OF THE REBELLION, WITH MEDALETS OF DAVIS AND BEAUREGARD, TOGETHER WITH A MATCHLESS LINE OF SPANISH-AMERICAN PROCLAMATION PIECES, FROM PHILIP V TO ISABELLA II, INCLUDING SEVERAL UNPUBLISHED, AND AN UNRIVALLED MEXICAN ARRAY OF THE ISSUES OF MORELOS, AUGUSTIN AND MAXIMILIAN, WITH MANY PATTERN COINS OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC.
CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE AND HIGHLY INTERESTING COLLECTION OF COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS, THE PROPERTY OF BENJAMIN BETTS, OF BROOKLYN, N.Y. CONSISTING OF EARLY AMERICAN MEDALS, STORE CARDS OF NEW YORK CITY, AND OTHERS, EMBRACING MOST OF THE RAREST KNOWN; BADGES AND DECORATIONS OF THE WAR WITH MEXICO AND WAR OF THE REBELLION, WITH MEDALETS OF DAVIS AND BEAUREGARD, TOGETHER WITH A MATCHLESS LINE OF SPANISH-AMERICAN PROCLAMATION PIECES, FROM PHILIP V TO ISABELLA II, INCLUDING SEVERAL UNPUBLISHED, AND AN UNRIVALLED MEXICAN ARRAY OF THE ISSUES OF MORELOS, AUGUSTIN AND MAXIMILIAN, WITH MANY PATTERN COINS OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC.
CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE AND HIGHLY INTERESTING COLLECTION OF COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS, THE PROPERTY OF BENJAMIN BETTS, OF BROOKLYN, N.Y. CONSISTING OF EARLY AMERICAN MEDALS, STORE CARDS OF NEW YORK CITY, AND OTHERS, EMBRACING MOST OF THE RAREST KNOWN; BADGES AND DECORATIONS OF THE WAR WITH MEXICO AND WAR OF THE REBELLION, WITH MEDALETS OF DAVIS AND BEAUREGARD, TOGETHER WITH A MATCHLESS LINE OF SPANISH-AMERICAN PROCLAMATION PIECES, FROM PHILIP V TO ISABELLA II, INCLUDING SEVERAL UNPUBLISHED, AND AN UNRIVALLED MEXICAN ARRAY OF THE ISSUES OF MORELOS, AUGUSTIN AND MAXIMILIAN, WITH MANY PATTERN COINS OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC.

CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE AND HIGHLY INTERESTING COLLECTION OF COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS, THE PROPERTY OF BENJAMIN BETTS, OF BROOKLYN, N.Y. CONSISTING OF EARLY AMERICAN MEDALS, STORE CARDS OF NEW YORK CITY, AND OTHERS, EMBRACING MOST OF THE RAREST KNOWN; BADGES AND DECORATIONS OF THE WAR WITH MEXICO AND WAR OF THE REBELLION, WITH MEDALETS OF DAVIS AND BEAUREGARD, TOGETHER WITH A MATCHLESS LINE OF SPANISH-AMERICAN PROCLAMATION PIECES, FROM PHILIP V TO ISABELLA II, INCLUDING SEVERAL UNPUBLISHED, AND AN UNRIVALLED MEXICAN ARRAY OF THE ISSUES OF MORELOS, AUGUSTIN AND MAXIMILIAN, WITH MANY PATTERN COINS OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC.

New York: January 11–12, 1898. Tall 8vo, later tan cloth and marbled boards; handwritten spine label. 108, (2) pages; 1183 lots; 5 plates [2 halftones, 3 lithographic]; priced throughout in red. Previous owner’s bookplate on pastedown; title page chipped; very good. Item #7156

Adams 37, with plates. Rated A+ overall, and A for medals, tokens, literature, comments, “Rest of Europe,” and the Americas. Probably Low’s most significant sale, and he held over 200. Of unquestioned importance to Mexican and Latin American numismatics, but also essential for store cards, early American (Betts) medals, and for the consignor’s fine numismatic library. Many of these areas matched perfectly with Low’s own interests, resulting in a very finely executed catalogue with much information to be found within. The two photographic plates are of good quality (though halftones), and the lithographs are also well-done. Davis 639.

Price: $325.00