A Plated 1909 Henry L. Jewett Sale

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A Plated 1909 Henry L. Jewett Sale
1,800.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 15:37UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Chapman, S.H. CATALOG OF THE SPLENDID HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF THE GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER COINS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME, EUROPE, THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO AND SOUTH AMERICA FORMED BY THE LATE HENRY L. JEWETT, ESQ., MACON, GEORGIA. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Son & Co., Auctioneers, June 21-23, 1909. 4to, later white textured cloth, gilt. (4), 131, (1) pages; 1871 lots; 13 fine photographic plates printed on thick card stock; prices realized list bound in. Plates bound somewhat out of order, as often seen with this sale. Near fine. Adams A-: "Choice ancients, English. Gem 1776 $1. Perkins medal in gold. RR U.S. gold. 1792 disme. Extensive coins of the world." Born in 1821, Jewett developed in early boyhood "a fondness for history and the collection of old coins, and, as success in business warranted, added to his cabinet, until at his death it comprised one of the finest general collections of coins and medals to be found in any private collection in America." Highlights included American colonials, Washingtonia, United States silver and gold coins, choice large cents and half cents, ancients, multiple thalers, and important European and English gold coins. Two of the very fine plates depict numerous ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins; two mainly illustrate choice English gold and silver coins; four depict European and Latin American rarities; one illustrates rare American colonial coins, and another depicts Washington medals; the final three plates are each devoted to important United States gold, silver and copper coins. Plate XII is especially interesting, as it assigns grades to some of the coins depicted. Seldom offered. Clain-Stefanelli 12002. Davis 216.