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A Fine, Original Plated Mougey Sale

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A Fine, Original Plated Mougey Sale
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Elder, Thomas L. CATALOGUE OF THE FORTY-THIRD PUBLIC SALE. MAGNIFICENT RARE COIN COLLECTION OF THE LATE PETER MOUGEY, ESQR. OF CINCINNATI, OHIO. New York: Daniel R. Kennedy, Auctioneer, Sept. 1-3, 1910. Small 8vo, original gilt-printed russet card covers. 92, (4) pages; 1626 lots; 42 very fine photographic plates. Prices realized list laid in. Housed in custom-made clamshell box. Fine. A most important plated sale catalogue; rarely offered. It is especially noteworthy for Mougey’s outstanding collection of nearly 300 superb large cents, of which over 200 are depicted on the first twenty plates. The remainder of the plates depict rare colonial and American coins from half cents to double eagles. When the collection was sold, it was the property of William H. Woodin who had removed some of the gold rarities and silver dollars beforehand for his own collection. The remainder of the silver coins and choice large cents and half cents, however, were offered intact. The plates were prepared by Edgar Adams and fifty illustrated copies were supposedly issued but, like so many other photographically illustrated sale catalogues of the period, the majority seem to have vanished into the ether. Only five or six have come up for sale in the past quarter century or more. Elder termed Mougey a “numismatic seer,” noting in the foreword to the catalogue that “He prized only those coins which were beautifully preserved, only the ones which turn out to be the most valuable today... His coins came from notable sales, including the Mickley, Winsor, Bushnell, Parmelee, Frothingham, Cleneay, Maris, and others... In point of general fine preservation of the pieces, such a coin collection has never been offered either privately or publicly in America.” Adams A+: “Superb cents: gem 1793 Cap, Wreath; finest knowns in abundance. Choice half cents: red 1802/00. MS 1796 50¢ (2). MS 1873-CC 50¢. VF 1802 5¢. 1797 $5 (2). 1819, 1821 $5. 1873 $3. MS 1796 $2.50. 1834 $2.50 with motto. Mint sets. Gold proof sets. 1785 Confederatio 1¢.” Ex Kolbe Sale 50, lot 417; ex Kolbe & Fanning Sale 137, lot 90.