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Dr. John Wilkison's Inscribed Copy of Akers on Pattern Gold

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Dr. John Wilkison's Inscribed Copy of Akers on Pattern Gold
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Akers, David W. UNITED STATES GOLD PATTERNS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE GOLD PATTERNS STRUCK AT THE UNITED STATES MINT FROM 1836 TO 1907. Racine: Western Publishing, 1975. 4to, original maroon leatherette stamped in gilt and blind; all page edges gilt. 115, (1) pages; illustrated throughout, often in color. Inscribed by the author to Dr. John Wilkison on preliminary blank. Nick to spine head; near fine. Akers's outstanding reference work on U.S. Mint issue gold pattern coins, based largely on the Dr. Wilkison collection. The inscription reads: "Best wishes to my good friend Dr. John Wilkison. I think that your gold pattern collection is one of the most significant collections in the history of numismatics. I hope that you will find this book to be a fitting tribute to your magnificent accomplishment. (signed) David W. Akers." The second chapter of the book is entirely devoted to the Wilkison collection, and many of the coins depicted throughout are from this collection. Davis 17.