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Plated Harlan P. Smith Sale, ex Bass

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:1,200.00 USD Estimated At:1,800.00 - 1,800.00 USD
Plated Harlan P. Smith Sale, ex Bass
SOLD
3,500.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 15:32UTC-4 : AST/EDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. 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, contemporary black half morocco, gilt; spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers. (6), 138, (10) pages; 2416 lots; 14 fine photographic plates; prices realized list bound in. Spine and extremities worn; internally fine. A most important sale 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 a small but choice offering of 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. Ex Harry W. Bass, Jr. library, with his bookplate (Kolbe Sale 75, lot 64).