The 1943 Higgy Sale

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The 1943 Higgy Sale
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This item SOLD at 2015 Feb 28 @ 13:00UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Kosoff, A. [Numismatic Gallery]. CATALOGUE OF THE MICHAEL F. HIGGY COLLECTION, COLUMBUS, OHIO. UNITED STATES GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER COINS, FOREIGN GOLD AND CROWNS, COLONIALS, PATTERNS AND PRIVATE GOLD. New York, Sept. 10-11, 1943. 4to, later maroon, gilt; original printed covers bound in. 86, (2), (4) pages; 1852 lots; portrait; illustrated; prices realized list bound in. Binder's leaves added. Library stamps, else near fine. Ex ANA Library, with presentation bookplate from Dr. J. Hewitt Judd. Adams page 184: "Good fortune, which had been smiling on Numismatic Galleries, was to become more generous yet. In 1943, Kosoff was given an opportunity to bid on the Michael F. Higgy Collection, featuring strong U.S. material in unusually fine condition. Jim Kelly, the high bidder, was immediately classified 1-A for the draft, so Kosoff won the collection by default. However, from this point on he made his own luck: sensing a reawakening in the coin market, he prepared an elaborate catalogue and promoted it heavily; bidders responded enthusiastically, setting new records in almost every case, many by factors of two or three. With justifiable pride, Kosoff pointed to this sale as the beginning of the modern coin market."