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A Plated Winsor Sale

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:1,300.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD
A Plated Winsor Sale
SOLD
2,400.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 15:30UTC-4 : AST/EDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Chapman, S.H. and H. CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF COINS OF THE UNITED STATES FORMED BY THE LATE RICHARD B. WINSOR, ESQ., PROVIDENCE, R.I. Philadelphia: Davis & Harvey, Auctioneers, Dec. 16-17, 1895. 4to, later maroon cloth, gilt; original gilt-printed front white paper cover bound in. (2), 93, (1) pages; 1353 lots; 10 very fine tinted photographic plates with tissue guards. Prices realized list bound in. Large cent section with modern annotations in pencil. Fine. Adams A: "Carolina elephant ?¢. 3 Granby varieties. Silver center 1¢. Gem silver. Clover leaf 1¢, superb copper. AU 1822 10¢." An important collection of American colonial, silver and copper coins. Seldom offered with all ten of the plates, perhaps attributable to anomalies in the plate numbering: the "V" on Plate V appears never to have been printed (it was added on most copies by hand as here), and Plate IV was printed "Plate V" (usually corrected by entering an "I" in ink between "Plate" and "V" as here). The "correct" Plate V, depicting dimes and half dimes, appears to be the plate most often missing, suggesting that it may not have initially been sent out with at least some of the pre-sale plated copies. The significance of the collection is well stated in the preface: "Mr. Winsor was one of the first of American collectors and a most liberal purchaser both at private and public sale. Always a fastidious buyer, and if the specimen offered did not meet his views of superior preservation it was most surely to be rejected. [online description truncated: see PDF or printed catalogue for full description]