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The Mickley Sale

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 300.00 USD
The Mickley Sale
SOLD
325.00USDto c*****w+ (58.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jan 10 @ 15:08UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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.
Woodward, W. Elliot. PRICED CATALOGUE OF THE NUMISMATIC COLLECTION FORMED BY JOSEPH J. MICKLEY, ESQ., OF PHILADELPHIA... New York, Oct. 28-Nov. 2, 1867. 8vo, original printed wraps. 196 pages; 3349 lots; lots 1933-1945, comprising the 1793 large cents, hand-priced and named in pencil. Untrimmed. Light wear to binding; near fine. Quite scarce, especially in nice condition in the original wraps. Adams calls this "Perhaps the greatest U.S. collection," a superlative that seems entirely justified. Woodward's tenth and final Semi-Annual Sale, the Mickley auction was followed by an 11-year absence of Woodward from the numismatic scene (the two catalogues in his series during this period having been catalogued by Strobridge). Perhaps he felt that nothing could surpass the Mickley collection: an understandable feeling. The sale featured astounding rarities and brought very strong prices (Attinelli states that the $750 brought by the 1804 dollar was "Probably the highest sum ever paid in this country for a single coin"). Adams 17 (A+ overall, A in large cents, half cents, colonials, medals, literature, patterns, proofs, early silver, Washington, comments and British). Attinelli 48-49. Davis 1158. Ex Michael Spurlock library.