The Benjamin Betts Collection

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:225.00 USD Estimated At:350.00 - 350.00 USD
The Benjamin Betts Collection
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This item SOLD at 2015 Feb 28 @ 13:10UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Low, Lyman H. CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE AND HIGHLY INTERESTING COLLECTION OF COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS, THE PROPERTY OF BENJAMIN BETTS, OF BROOKLYN, N.Y. CONSISTING OF EARLY AMERICAN MEDALS, STORE CARDS OF NEW YORK CITY, AND OTHERS, EMBRACING MOST OF THE RAREST KNOWN; BADGES AND DECORATIONS OF THE WAR WITH MEXICO AND WAR OF THE REBELLION, WITH MEDALETS OF DAVIS AND BEAUREGARD, TOGETHER WITH A MATCHLESS LINE OF SPANISH-AMERICAN PROCLAMATION PIECES, FROM PHILIP V TO ISABELLA II, INCLUDING SEVERAL UNPUBLISHED, AND AN UNRIVALLED MEXICAN ARRAY OF THE ISSUES OF MORELOS, AUGUSTIN AND MAXIMILIAN, WITH MANY PATTERN COINS OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC. New York, Jan. 11-12, 1898. Tall 8vo, original printed wraps. 108, (2) pages; 1183 lots; 5 plates [2 halftones, 3 line art]. Hand-priced in ink. Rear wrap lacking; spine taped; final plate chipped and trimmed, not affecting images; very good or so. Probably Low's most significant sale, and he held over 200. Of unquestioned importance to Mexican and Latin American numismatics, but also essential for store cards, early American (Betts) medals, and for the consignor's fine numismatic library. Many of these areas matched perfectly with Low's own interests, resulting in a very finely executed catalogue with much information to be found within. The two photographic plates are of good quality (though halftones), and the line drawings are also well done. Adams 37 (rated A+ overall, and A for medals, tokens, literature, comments, "Rest of Europe," and the Americas). Davis 639.