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The Important Granberg Sale

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:170.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 250.00 USD
The Important Granberg Sale
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United States Coin Company. CATALOGUE OF THE SUPERB COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES COINS BELONGING TO A PROMINENT AMERICAN, CONTAINING THE MOST REMARKABLE SERIES OF EARLY SILVER COINS EVER OFFERED AT AUCTION; FIFTY-NINE VARIETIES OF 1794 CENTS, OVER FORTY VARIETIES OF 1796 CENTS, CHOICE CENTS OF 1793 AND OTHER DATES, AND A FINE COLLECTION OF GOLD COINS. New York, May 19-21, 1915. Tall 8vo, original printed card covers. 50 pages, (2) pages; 1442 lots. Very good or better. A rarely encountered and highly important sale. Adams 23, rated A overall and for large cents, early silver and late silver in particular: "MS 1793 half cent. Fabulous 1794 1¢ varieties, many ex-Gilbert. Strong 1796 1¢ as well. Choice early silver, also RR mintmarks: MS 1804, 1822 10¢. MS 1804 25¢; MS 1794-1803 50¢; proof 1847-1858 $1. 1826, 1827, 1855-D $2.50." In a July 1962 Numismatist article, Jack W. Ogilvie observed that Granberg "possessed one of the most outstanding collections in America." In 1913, B. Max Mehl sold important selections from his collection, including 1884 and 1885 trade dollars and the Idler 1804 dollar; additional Granberg coins were sold in two 1919 Mehl sales. Pete Smith observes in American Numismatic Biographies that the "remainder of his collection was sold piecemeal to Woodin, Raymond and others." This shotgun method of dispersal has deprived Granberg of much acclaim, though anyone perusing this 1915 catalogue can scarcely disagree with Ogilvie's assessment of his numismatic prowess.