A Substantial Group of Edward Cogan Sales

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A Substantial Group of Edward Cogan Sales
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Cogan, Edward. AUCTION CATALOGUES. New York, 1869-79. Thirty-two different auction catalogues, being Adams Nos. 22, 26, 32-37, 40-43, 45, 46, 47, 49, 51-53, 55, 57, 58, 60-68 and 70. 8vo, original printed wraps. A few with occasional annotations or pricing. Very good to fine copies. A significant group, accounting for 32 of the 70 catalogues issued by this numismatic pioneer. Adams page 17: “Edward Cogan, our first coin dealer, has been called the father of U.S. coin collecting... The Cogan series of seventy auction catalogs ... is important if only because it embodies the deliberate thought of one of our hobby’s great pioneers... Taking the Cogan series as a whole, it is strongest in early silver, large cents, half cents and colonials in that approximate order. Also well represented are patterns, of which there are several first appearances, and the coinage of the author’s native England.” Included here are some important sales including Packer (1871), Wood (1873), Jenks (1877), the unnamed September 1878 sale, Root (1868) and Moore (1879).