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A Plated R. Coulton Davis Sale

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A Plated R. Coulton Davis Sale
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This item SOLD at 2016 Oct 21 @ 13:37UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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New York Coin & Stamp Co. CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF COINS, MEDALS, TOKENS AND CURRENCY FORMERLY OWNED BY THE LATE ROBERT COULTON DAVIS, PH.G., OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. NOW OWNED BY A PRIVATE GENTLEMAN. New York, Jan. 20-24, 1890. 4to, later blue cloth, gilt; I.S. impressed in gilt on base of spine. (2), ii, (3)-128 pages; 2914 lots; 4 fine tinted photographic plates. Hand-priced throughout in red ink. Izzy Snyderman’s copy, with his ink stamp on title, blank and front flyleaf; near fine. An above-average example of this outstanding catalogue of American coins, highlighted by Davis’s pattern holdings, which provided the foundation for his pioneering listing of the series serialized in the Coin Collector’s Journal articles in the mid 1880s. The first plate depicts gold coins: ancient Roman and Byzantine, a Brasher doubloon, and United Stated gold coins. The second plate illustrates rare United States silver coins (1794 dollar, 1796, 1797 and 1838-O half dollars, rare Seated Liberty dollars), and the third plate depicts colonials, half cents, large cents, and other copper rarities (a Baker 288 Masonic medal in brass, a Non Vi, exceptional large cents and the 1794 dollar in copper). The final plate is devoted to important colonials, United States, and foreign silver coins (1802 half dime, NE shilling, etc.). Adams 3 (rated A+): “Magnificent sale. 1838-O 50¢. 1875 proof gold. Superb patterns: copper 1794 $1, 1879 $20. 1876-CC 20¢. Brasher doubloon.” A nice, tall example, with pages measuring 29 by 22.5 cm exclusive of binding. Ex Izzy Snyderman library, with his initials at base of spine and ink stamp in a few places.