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EARLE WITH SET OF ORIGINAL PLATES

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:700.00 USD Estimated At:1,200.00 - 1,200.00 USD
EARLE WITH SET OF ORIGINAL PLATES
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850.00USDto K*******1+ (148.75) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 May 15 @ 12:58UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Chapman, Henry. CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN, EUROPEAN, ORIENTAL, EARLY AMERICAN AND UNITED STATES COINS OF GEORGE H. EARLE, JR., ESQ., PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia: Messrs. Davis & Harvey, Auctioneers, June 25–29, 1912. 4to, original gilt-printed white paper covers. v, (3), 225, (1) pages; 3875 lots. Spine reinforced with heavy white tape. Near fine. [with] Set of 39 original very fine photographic plates, removed from a previous binding. Very good. While the text and plates obviously derive from different copies, they add up to a fully plated Earle sale. Adams A+: “One of the great collections: balanced strength in ancients, European and U.S. rarities and high condition.” The Earle sale realized $55,821.63, a record at the time. While not as extensive as the Jenks collection, coin for coin it is probably superior. The ancient, European and American sections are particularly remarkable, for rarity and condition alike. In the preface, Chapman termed it “the finest collection ever offered in this country.” Plates I–V depict classic ancient Greek coins of fine style; plates VI–IX illustrate choice Roman and Byzantine portrait coins; plates X–XVIII depict European rarities; plate XIX illustrates orders and decorations; plates XX–XXIV depict an astounding array of American colonial, state coins and Washingtonia; plate XXV illustrates a remarkable panoply of rare American patterns; plates XXVI–XXVIII depict superb United States gold coins; plates XXIX–XXXIII illustrate the superb series of American silver coins; plates XXXIV–XXXVII depict outstanding large cents; plate XXXVIII illustrates choice half cents; and, finally, plate XXXIX depicts slugs and other pioneer gold rarities. A relatively affordable way of acquiring a plated Earle sale. Spring 99 (one of two Chapman sales included by Spring).