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The John P. Lyman Sale, with Plates

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:1,100.00 USD Estimated At:1,600.00 - 1,600.00 USD
The John P. Lyman Sale, with Plates
SOLD
2,400.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 15:41UTC-4 : AST/EDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Chapman, S.H. CATALOG OF THE SPLENDID COLLECTION OF SILVER & COPPER COINS OF THE UNITED STATES FORMED BY JOHN P. LYMAN, ESQ., BOSTON. Philadelphia: S.T. Freeman & Co., Auctioneers, Nov. 7, 1913. 8vo, original white cloth and boards, upper cover lettered in gilt. (2), 42 pages; 619 lots; 8 fine photographic plates. Ex Allison W. Jackman, with his bookplate; T.E. Leon stamp on flyleaf. Near fine. Adams A-: "Proof 1801-02-03 $1. 1804 $1 with 6 page analysis. MS 1805 10¢, XF 1802 5¢. Excellent cents: MS chain, 1807, 1813, 1814." A nice example of this scarce and important sale catalogue, featuring an 1804 dollar with six pages of descriptive text. Four of the superb plates depict choice United States large cents, one illustrates half cents (a bit weak), and the remaining three are devoted to rare American silver coins. Lyman, well-known in the financial world, was President of the Webster and Atlas National Bank of Boston. His collection was formed principally between 1877 and 1884, and was, as Samuel Hudson Chapman noted, "uniformly in the finest state of preservation, and it is a keen delight to an expert to have to describe a collection in which every piece shows the work of the engraver unmarred by the buffetings of circulation." This copy is remarkably free of foxing and is from the library of Allison W. Jackman, whose collection was also featured in a plated Chapman catalogue. Ex Kolbe Sale 50, lot 394.