Bement's American Collection, with Plates

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:1,200.00 USD Estimated At:1,750.00 - 1,750.00 USD
Bement's American Collection, with Plates
2,000.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 15:44UTC-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, Henry. CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF AMERICAN COLONIAL AND STATE COINS, UNITED STATES COINS AND FOREIGN CROWNS, THE PROPERTY OF CLARENCE S. BEMENT, ESQ., PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia: Messrs. Davis & Harvey, Auctioneers, May 29, 1916. 4to, original white cloth and boards, gilt. vi, 61, (1), (4) pages; 827 lots; halftone frontispiece plate; 9 very fine photographic plates; prices realized list bound in following the plates. A fine copy. The apparently rare post-sale edition, with the prices realized list bound in (pre-sale plated hardbound copies are a centimeter taller and, of course, lack the prices realized list). Adams A-: "XF Elephant 1/2¢. MS Oak Tree 6¢. MS 1795-1797 $1. Gem cents--some incredible. C. Bechtler $5. 1793 Washington peace medal." An exceptional sale, featuring American colonial coins, replete with great rarities, and an impressive array of United States large cents in superb condition. The frontispiece depicts a Washington Indian Peace medal; plate I illustrates choice American colonial coins; II mostly depicts 1870s pattern silver dollars, along with a few halves and the remaining colonials; III illustrates United States and pioneer gold coins and superb United States silver coins, mainly early dollars; IV-VI depict large cents; VII concludes the large cents, also depicting half cents, patterns and other assorted American and foreign rarities; VIII & IX illustrate European crowns. Clarence Sweet Bement was a collector's collector. [online description truncated: see PDF or printed catalogue for full description].