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Crosby on the 1793 Coinage

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Crosby on the 1793 Coinage
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Crosby, Sylvester Sage. THE UNITED STATES COINAGE OF 1793. CENTS AND HALF CENTS. DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VARIOUS DIES BEARING THAT DATE, WITH NOTED ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MINT. Boston: Published by the Author, 1897 ["Reprinted from 'The American Journal of Numismatics' with Some Additions"]. Small 4to, contemporary black cloth with mottled boards, gilt. 36 pages; 3 plates of coins, the first bound as a frontispiece. Light general wear. Near fine. One of only 200 copies printed. Notoriously difficult to find in nice condition. This standard work is really a second edition of the monograph written by Crosby in collaboration with Joseph N.T. Levick which originally appeared in the April 1869 issue of the American Journal of Numismatics. In a series of four AJN articles appearing in 1896 and 1897, Crosby presented the results of his research in the intervening quarter century. Later in 1897, this edition of 200 copies reprinted with additions was separately issued. Sheldon thought highly of the work, noting: "Crosby's book was so accurate and complete that in the half century since its publication no further varieties of 1793 have been found." Ex Michael Spurlock library.