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The First Plated U.S. Numismatic Auction Sale Catalogue

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 500.00 USD
The First Plated U.S. Numismatic Auction Sale Catalogue
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This item SOLD at 2016 Oct 21 @ 12:51UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Cogan, Edward. CATALOGUE OF COINS AND MEDALS, THE PROPERTY OF MORTIMER LIVINGSTON MACKENZIE, ESQ. New York: Leavitt, Strebeigh & Co., June 23-24, 1869. Tall 8vo, contemporary black half morocco, gilt; spine with four raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt. 55, (1) pages; 770 lots; 5 very fine photographic plates. Hand-priced in ink. Front board detached but present, with first signature loose. Very good or so. A landmark in American numismatics, the first U.S. auction sale catalogue issued with photographic plates. Scarce. Attinelli page 52: “The sale of this celebrated collection, noted for the superior quality of the pieces offered therein, for which the aggregate amount, paid for a number of the lots, forms a good criterion; being an average of nearly six dollars a lot, extremely few lots consisting of more than one piece; gold forming the least part of the value. The set of U.S. Cents being the finest ever offered in any one collection.” This example has nice impressions of the plates, despite the marginal holes (which do not touch the albumen plates). The plates in the Mackenzie and Allan catalogues are superior to many of those in Cogan’s later sales. The problems with this copy would easily be fixed by a good bookbinder.