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A Plated Copy of Elder's Gschwend Sale

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A Plated Copy of Elder's Gschwend Sale
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Elder, Thomas L. CATALOGUE OF THE EIGHTEENTH PUBLIC AUCTION SALE OF A SPLENDID COLLECTION OF AMERICAN AND ENGLISH COINS, THE PROPERTY OF PETER GSCHWEND, ESQ. OF PITTSBURGH, PENNA. New York, June 15-16, 1908. Small 4to [27 by 17.5 cm], original gilt-printed card covers. 83, (1) pages; 2 leaves of addenda tipped in at end with instruction slip; 1097 lots, plus addenda lots 1098-1108 and A-BB; 17 fine photographic plates throughout, first with tissue guard. Front cover reattached with archival tape. Near fine. The scarce photographically illustrated edition of Elder's first blockbuster catalogue. The Gschwend collection begins with astonishing colonials, many of which are plated: an NE shilling; Higley coppers; a Rosa Sine Spina; two Liber Natus pieces; Maryland silver; and so on. (The NE sixpence appears to be the fake from the Clay sale; this and the threepence were pulled from the sale.) The large cents and half cents include important specimens in remarkable condition. Pattern coins of the 1860s are very well represented. [Online description truncated; see PDF or printed catalogue for full description.]