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PLATED SMITH SALE

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:1,300.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD
PLATED SMITH SALE
SOLD
2,000.00USDto T******n+ (350.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 May 15 @ 12:55UTC-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.
Chapman, S.H. and H. CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF COINS OF THE UNITED STATES FORMED BY THE LATE HARLAN P. SMITH, ESQ, NEW YORK CITY. Philadelphia: Davis & Harvey, Auctioneers, May 8–11, (1906). 4to, later textured white cloth, gilt. (6), 138, (14) pages; 2416 lots; 14 fine photographic plates. Partly hand-priced in pencil, with a few annotations probably made later. Plates depicting U.S. large cents and early dollars neatly annotated, with attributions added in white ink. Prices realized list and errata bound in. Near fine. A most important collection of American coins, rich in all series but particularly notable for Smith’s superb collection of large cents and United States gold and silver coins. The sale also included small but choice offerings of colonials, as well as ancient and foreign gold and silver coins. The Chapmans wrote in the preface: “The late Mr. Harlan P. Smith for a great many years was an ardent amateur collector of coins, and during the later period of his life engaged actively in dealing in them, but always endeavored to improve his own private cabinet, and collectors will here find a collection that takes rank with the finest that have ever been sold as regards completeness, rarity, and preservation.” Three plates depict colonials, three illustrate United States gold coins and three are of United States silver coins, two depict large cents (“All in magnificent preservation”), one is of half cents, one illustrates patterns and the final plate depicts ancient and foreign coins. Clain-Stefanelli 12196. Davis 195.