The George H. Earle Catalogue, with Plates

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The George H. Earle Catalogue, with Plates
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Chapman, Henry. CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN, EUROPEAN, ORIENTAL, EARLY AMERICAN AND UNITED STATES COINS OF GEORGE H. EARLE, JR., ESQ., PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia: Messrs. Davis & Harvey, Auctioneers, June 25-29, 1912. 4to, later white cloth; original gilt-printed covers mounted. v, (3), 225, (1) pages; (12) page prices realized list bound in; 3875 lots; 39 very fine photographic plates. Near fine. Adams A+: "One of the great collections: balanced strength in ancients, European and U.S. rarities and high condition." The Earle sale realized $55,821.63, a record at the time. While not as extensive as the Jenks collection, coin for coin it is probably superior. The ancient, European and American sections are particularly remarkable, for rarity and condition alike. In the preface, Chapman termed it "the finest collection ever offered in this country." Plates I-V depict classic ancient Greek coins of fine style; plates VI-IX illustrate choice Roman and Byzantine portrait coins; plates X-XVIII depict European rarities; plate XIX illustrates orders and decorations; plates XX-XXIV depict an astounding array of American colonial, state coins and Washingtonia; plate XXV illustrates a remarkable panoply of rare American patterns; plates XXVI-XXVIII depict superb United States gold coins; plates XXIX-XXXIII illustrate the superb series of American silver coins; plates XXXIV-XXXVII depict outstanding large cents; plate XXXVIII illustrates choice half cents; and, finally, plate XXXIX depicts slugs and other pioneer gold rarities.