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American Journal of Numismatics, Volumes 1-4, Complete

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American Journal of Numismatics, Volumes 1-4, Complete
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[American Numismatic Society] American Numismatic and Archæological Society. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS AND BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AND ARCHÆOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Vol. I, Nos. 1-12, complete. New York, 1866-67. iv, 96 pages [cumulative index to Vols. I-IV bound preceding]. [bound with] American Numismatic and Archæological Society. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS. Vol. II, Nos. 1-12, complete. New York, 1867-68. (2), 112 pages; text illustrations; map. [bound with] American Numismatic and Archæological Society. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS. Vol. III, Nos. 1-12, complete. New York, 1868-69. (2), 100 pages; text illustrations; Card Money insert; folding table of “Prices of the Lord Baltimore Coinage”; fine mounted photographic plate depicting the “First United States Mint”; folding Levick table; fine mounted Levick photographic plate depicting 1793 large cents. [bound with] American Numismatic and Archæological Society. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS. Vol. IV, Nos. 1-12, complete. New York, 1869-70. (2), 100 pages; text illustrations; lithographic plate depicting Canadian Confederation medal; fine mounted photographic plate by Dr. Hall. 4to, 19th-century black half morocco. Cumulative index partly adhered to remnants of library label on front pastedown. Binding very worn, and in need of replacement; contents very good or better. The first four volumes of this most influential publication. Volume II is legitimately scarce, being offered far less often than either Volume I or Volume III. On its own, its presence is a real selling point. Volume III is famous for the two photographic plates issued to accompany it. The November 1868 issue marks the first use of photography in an American numismatic periodical (the U.S. Mint photograph); more famous still is the well-known “Levick plate,” depicting the cents of 1793 (this copy features the first version of this plate). Further, Volume IV features the “Hall plate,” depicting the head of Liberty on U.S. coins. The binding needs attention, but this remains a nice volume.