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HARDBOUND ANDERSON DUPONT SALE

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:75.00 USD Estimated At:150.00 - 150.00 USD
HARDBOUND ANDERSON DUPONT SALE
SOLD
170.00USDto d*****4+ (29.75) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 May 15 @ 14:11UTC-4 : AST/EDT
A buyer’s premium of 17.5% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased. See shipping info and full terms.
Stack’s. ANDERSON DUPONT CATALOGUE. PART I: U.S. LARGE CENTS, 1793 TO 1857. PART II: UNITED STATES SILVER AND COPPER COINS. New York, Sept. 24–25, 1954 and Nov. 11–13, 1954. 8vo, contemporary deep maroon pebbled cloth, gilt. 92, (2) + 118, (2) pages; 2722 lots; text illustrations; plate supplement. Both prices realized lists tipped in. Near fine. Adams A (both sales). A most important collection whose origins are still not fully known. The large cents were catalogued by Dr. Sheldon. According to interviews and research conducted by P. Scott Rubin, Charles J. Dupont was a coin collector/part-time dealer who, with the help of his next door neighbor Charles Anderson, posing as a philatelic expert, acquired the coins and a philatelic collection from an unknown Eastern institution. Important segments of the collection, mostly gold coins, were sold privately through Stack’s, some ending up in the Lilly collection now at the Smithsonian Institution. Dupont was publisher of the New England Numismatic Association’s NENA News at the time and this position may have facilitated his acquisition of the collection. No special edition binding of these sales was produced, though the present catalogue is more or less exactly what one would expect such an animal to look like. Indeed, a note to the effect that the consignor paid $400 for this volume indicates that he felt it was such a special edition.