W.W.C. Wilson Sale With Photographic Plates

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:3,500.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD
W.W.C. Wilson Sale With Photographic Plates
8,000.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 16:52UTC-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.
Raymond, Wayte. THE IMPORTANT NUMISMATIC COLLECTION FORMED BY THE LATE W.W.C. WILSON, MONTREAL, CANADA. UNITED STATES & CANADIAN COINS, EARLY AMERICAN & CANADIAN HISTORICAL MEDALS, MEDALS PRESENTED TO NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN CHIEFS, FOREIGN COINS & MEDALS. New York: Anderson Galleries, Sale Number 1996, Nov. 16-18, 1925. 4to, original green cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt. 92, (2) pages, blank leaf; (4) pages; 1260 lots; frontispiece portrait of Wilson; text illustrations; 2 halftone plates of Franco-American jetons; 1 halftone plate of Montreal Side View tokens; 45 very fine full page photographic plates of coins, medals and tokens, numbered as follows: 1-11, 11A, 11B, 12-39, 40/41 (both on one plate), 42-44, plate and lot numbers hand-lettered in white ink; prices realized list tipped in. Binding a little rubbed; some plates starting to crack at gutter margins. Near fine. A landmark rarity and one of the most important sales of Americana in the twentieth century. William W.C. Wilson was born in 1869 and began collecting coins at an early age. His collection of Canadian coins, medals, and tokens was the finest ever assembled at the time of his death in 1924. It also contained an impressive array of American rarities. [online description truncated: see PDF or printed catalogue for full description]