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An 1882 Scott Sale with Chromolithographic Plate

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:65.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 100.00 USD
An 1882 Scott Sale with Chromolithographic Plate
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160.00USDto a*******4+ (28.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Feb 28 @ 13:31UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Scott & Company. CATALOGUE OF GOLD AND SILVER COINS, BEING GEMS IN THE COLLECTION OF MR. JOHN W. SCOTT. PART FIRST. New York: Leavitt, Mar. 13, 1882. 8vo, original printed wraps. 32 pages; 400 lots; numerous line-drawn text illustrations of coins including a Confederate half dollar; 1 fine chromolithographic plate of orders and decorations. Hand-priced in ink. Taped at lower spine; near fine. Adams A-: "C. Bechtler $5. Mormon $2.50. 1826 $10. Sommer 6¢, 12¢. Season medal. Original confederate 50¢. Choice ancients. War medals." The Confederate half dollar, presumed unique at the time, brought $870.00. Perhaps the first American auction catalogue to depict a fractional California gold coin: a line drawing of an octagonal "California Gold 1854" eagle with scroll dollar appears at the beginning of the catalogue. This section, the first fifty-eight lots of the sale, comprises "The largest collection of dollars and fractions thereof ever catalogued for public sale, all rare and nearly all as fine as when struck." The chromolithograph is most attractive.