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The Very Rare 1911 Adams Sale of Woodin’s Patterns

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The Very Rare 1911 Adams Sale of Woodin’s Patterns
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Adams, Edgar H. CATALOGUE OF AUCTION SALE OF RARE PATTERN COINS. COMPRISING MANY PATTERN DUPLICATES, IN DIFFERENT METALS, AND OF VARIOUS DENOMINATIONS, BELONGING TO MR. WILLIAM H. WOODIN, OF NEW YORK CITY. AMONG THEM THE EXCESSIVELY RARE COMMERCIAL DOLLAR OF 1875, THE FAMOUS “SCHOOLGIRL” DOLLAR OF BARBER OF 1879, GOLD 1880 BARBER STELLA IN PROOF, SIX BRIGHT RED COPPER HALF DOLLARS OF 1877, EACH OF DIFFERENT DESIGN, “WASHLADY” SILVER DOLLAR, “WASHLADY” HALF DOLLAR AND QUARTER IN COPPER, LONGACRE 1872 COMMERCIAL DOLLAR, 1863 DOLLAR WITH MOTTO, ALUMINUM, AND MANY OTHER RARITIES. New York City: Kennedy’s Auction Rooms, Feb. 10, 1911. 8vo, original printed card covers. 35, (1) pages; 367 lots. Front cover detached, chipped and taped; rear cover lacking. Interiors fine. A major early sale of patterns. Adams notes in the foreword to the sale that “the government by its recent action in restoring to Mr. John Haseltine the lot of patterns taken from him last year has established a clear title to pattern pieces, collectors may acquire such coins without the misgivings and uncertainty that formerly attended such purchases. ... It is not unreasonable to predict that patterns will advance in value at least 100 per cent, within the ensuing year.” A very rare catalogue.