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Bolen’s Medals-Johnson 1882

Bolen’s Medals-Johnson 1882

This is a brown, hardbound copy with embossed decorative bands and gilt lettering on the cover. It has a Lyman Low sticker at the top of the inside front cover that measures approximately 1 x ½ inches. The book is approximately 8-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches. The spine has separated from the inner pages and there are some stray strings of cloth emerging from the cover, as shown in the image. The issue has good structural integrity, but it is in a delicate state.

This publication was offered as paper covered, full book-cloth with gilt covered and “full morocco gilt covered” with autograph and the entire printing run is believed to be 150-copies. Copies one through ten may have been for the morocco gilt with copies 11-35 reserved for the book-cloth and the remainder for book-cloth (Musante, 2002). The copies were numbered and this book is neatly stamped in blue ink with a “32”. The book has copious pencil notations throughout and is fully illustrated with hand cut-out images that are glued to the blank sides of pages, as issued. There are additional notes in pen, which may have been added as new issues or mules became known. Additionally, the table for “Bolen’s Mules” is heavily annotated. Lastly and interestingly, there is a full-page ad at the back of the book for W. Elliot Woodward, who was instrumental for marketing Bolen’s work. This is an important issue for Bolen medal collectors and historians.

 

Priced at: $650.00

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CALIFORNIA PIONEER FRACTIONAL GOLD, by Walter Breen and Ronald J. Gillio.

CALIFORNIA PIONEER FRACTIONAL GOLD, by Walter Breen and Ronald J. Gillio.

Second edition, 2003. Hard bound edition. Out of print.
Considered to be the industry’s standard guide, a book no numismatist’s library should be without. The original authors, in collaboration with numerous other scholars, have told the story behind the coins like no others before them. If you have any interest in these little treasures, or the history of the California gold rush, then this book is a must.

This, the updated second edition, has been out of print for over 7 years and is getting harder and harder to acquire. Numismatic Americana Incorporated has a limited number of brand new copies of the VERY limited printing of the hard bound issue.

Priced at: $450.00

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History of the United States Mint and Coinage Ancient and Modern-Evans US Mint Centennial Issue 1892

History of the United States Mint and Coinage Ancient and Modern-Evans US Mint Centennial Issue 1892

The 1892 edition of this work has a hardbound blue cloth binding with embossed, gilt lettering on the cover and spine. The binding is fairly tight and the cover retains a vivid shade of blue with minor scuff marks. The last ten pages of the book have an old stain along the top edge of the pages that is reminiscent of a grease or heat stain. There is also a single photographic plate that has a small piece of ancient tape along the edge to stabilize a slight tear. This edition is approximately 180-pages with dimensions of approximately 8-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches. The paper used in this edition is more substantial than that used in previous editions.

It contains an extensive chapter describing the minting process complete with many exceptional illustrations and even an illustration of a counting board with 60 (sixty!) 1804 silver coins, presumably dimes or half-dimes. There is an additional discussion of foreign and ancient coins that is then followed by a more detailed study of US federal and colonial issues. Two dozen or more high quality black and white plates of coins, minting tools and portraits are scattered throughout the work as well. Lastly, there is a nascent coin grading and valuation guide at the end, with at least the valuation guide serving as an ad for Scott Stamp and Coin Co. where an 1804 dollar is listed at $200 and an 1836 Gobrecht dollar at $4.00 while the 1796 quarter is $1.00, which is more than the 1804 quarter at 75-cents!

 

Priced at: $500.00

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History of the United States Mint and Coinage Ancient and Modern-Evans, 1894

History of the United States Mint and Coinage Ancient and Modern-Evans, 1894

This is a copy of the “New Revised Edition” of the Evans US Mint classic. Over the years there were multiple editions of this work published and the book in this listing is a hardbound issue with reddish-brown cloth covering, embossed decorative covers and spine; with gilt lettering and spine trim. There is some fading of the covers, stray pencil marks on several pages and parts of the spine are loose, but overall the book is fairly clean and tight. This edition is approximately 180-pages with dimensions of approximately 9 x 5-3/4 inches.

It contains an extensive chapter describing the minting process complete with many exceptional illustrations and even an illustration of a counting board with 60 (sixty!) 1804 silver coins, presumably dimes or half-dimes. There is an additional discussion of foreign and ancient coins that is then followed by a more detailed study of US federal and colonial issues. Two dozen or more high quality black and white plates of coins, minting tools and portraits are scattered throughout the work as well. Lastly, there is a nascent coin grading and valuation guide at the end, with at least the valuation guide serving as an ad for Scott Stamp and Coin Co. where an 1804 dollar is listed at $200 and an 1836 Gobrecht dollar at $4.00 while the 1796 quarter is $1.00, which is more than the 1804 quarter at 75-cents!

 

Priced at: $350.00

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McKinley 1916 G$1 In Bezel With Leather Pouch & Literature

McKinley 1916 G$1 In Bezel With Leather Pouch & Literature

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Priced at: $4,000.00

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MEDALS OF THE UNITED STATES ASSAY COMMISSION 1860-1977, by R. W. Julian and Ernest E. Keusch.

MEDALS OF THE UNITED STATES ASSAY COMMISSION 1860-1977, by R. W. Julian and Ernest E. Keusch.

TAMS Journal 29: 5(2) reprint of October 1989

An expansion of the section in Mr. Julian’s MEDAL OF THE UNITED STATES MINT, THE FIRST CENTURY 1792-1892, this 8 1/2 X 11 soft bound book list all of the medals of this little know Commission. Content list all medals, in know metals struck, along with designer’s information. Small enough to carry around to coins shows, and cheap enough to even write notes in. Highly recommended.

Priced at: $20.00

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Oregon 1926-S PCGS MS64 (CAC) Three-Piece Set with Oregon Trail Memorial Association Holder and Letters

Oregon 1926-S PCGS MS64 (CAC) Three-Piece Set with Oregon Trail Memorial Association Holder and Letters

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PCGS Cert #28925036 (CAC); 28925037; 28925038 (CAC)cac

PCGS Population: 1,410 Higher: 1,518
CAC Population/Higher: 21/283

Priced at: $2,750.00 for Three-Piece Set

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The Coins of the Bible Illustrated-Scott & Company 1884

The Coins of the Bible Illustrated-Scott & Company 1884

Although this is a physically small book, it measures approximately 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches and is only approximately ¼ inch thick; the book carries quite a bit of heft. The reason for that would be the four “Fac-Similies of Coins Mentioned in the Holy Bible” nestled neatly into die-cut holes in the back cover, as issued. The book is 38-pages in length with minor scuffing along the covers, but the interior pages are nearly completely devoid of any stains, stray marks or other injuries. The pages are thick and crisp and the typeface bold and easy to read. Perhaps most surprisingly, the reproductions in the back are complete as a group and have not been abused in any obvious manner. It seems that this book was originally produced to allow school age children a chance to learn about coins in the Bible and as such it would stand to reason that the great majority of pieces still extant would show significant handling. This is not the case with the current example. The reproductions included in the back include one each “Shekel of Israel”, “Widow’s Mite”, “Shekel or Stater” and “Penny or Denarius”.

 

Priced at: $995.00

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Treaty of Gold and Silver Coins (Traité des Monnaies d’Or et d’Argent) Book 1806 in French

Treaty of Gold and Silver Coins (Traité des Monnaies d’Or et d’Argent) Book 1806 in French

The original Red Book! Perhaps not, but it’s cool to think of it that way. This is a copy of the massive 1806 work written in French by Pierre-Frederic Bonneville, Essayeur de Commerce (Assayer of Commerce). The book is approximately 10.5 x 15 inches, has a leather or faux-leather spine with gold leaf lettering and is greater than 250-numbered pages. It covers, as type pieces, the coinage issues then in use throughout the world.

The section on the United States (États Unis) has a half-page devoted to descriptions of our type coinage and legislation followed by a full-page table listing denomination, weight, fineness, etc…This is followed by two pages of illustrations to scale for both gold and silver coinage. The illustrations are exceptionally well done and detailed, even if Ms. Liberty does look a bit tired in some of them, and include edge inscriptions used on the coins. Similar detailed tables and quality illustrations can be found for the coinage of other countries, too.

 

Priced at: $2,000.00

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U. S. COIN & COLUMBIAN COIN PATTERN GLASS, by Tim Timmerman and Pete Rissell.

U. S. COIN & COLUMBIAN COIN PATTERN GLASS, by Tim Timmerman and Pete Rissell.

Updated and expanded 2nd edition, 2004. Out of print.

A little known, and scarce book in its own right. This edition includes not only U. S. coin glass, but its lesser known sibling Columbian coin glass. Fully illustrated, with dimensions for every piece.

The history of these intriguing pieces, as well as the story of the late 20th century attempt to copy them, is told. A great little book easily carried to coin shows and antique shops alike. Quantities are limited.

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United States Pattern, Experimental and Trial Pieces-Judd, Fourth Edition 1970, Harry W. Bass Signed & Annotated

United States Pattern, Experimental and Trial Pieces-Judd, Fourth Edition 1970, Harry W. Bass Signed & Annotated

This copy of Judd’s reference work belonged in the library of Harry W. Bass and it is boldly signed with blue ink at the top of the first blank page inside the front cover as “Harry W. Bass Jr.”. The book itself has seen heavy use with somewhat loose binding, a scuffed and marked cover and heavily annotated pages. At the top of the dedication page there is written in smudged, red ink “A-indicates in A.N.S. collection”. The notes continue throughout the text in both blue and red ink and appear to contain auction lot and sales records as well as copious observations. The back page has a business card stapled to the top for Stewart P. Witham. Witham was a prominent numismatist whose collection of Capped Bust half dollars was later featured in the Heritage Signature Sale in conjunction with the 2010 ANA Show held in Boston, MA. This appears to have been a working copy of the Judd book in the Harry W. Bass library. Bass began collecting coins in the 1960s and the non-profit foundation created by Harry Bass, Sr. includes the following:

“Over the last thirty years of his life, he assembled one of the most complete collections of U.S. gold coins ever brought together by either an individual or a museum. In those three decades he collected over 8,000 U.S. gold coins, for he specialized in their die varieties (the die changes that occurred with use and aging), and upon his death left his collection to the his Foundation. To become a world-class expert in this very specialized area, he also assembled a private numismatic library of over 10,000 items. His Core Collection of U.S. Gold is now on display at the American Numismatic Association Museum in Colorado Springs.” Source; The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation.

 

Priced at: $950.00

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United States Pattern, Experimental and Trial Pieces-Judd, Second Edition 1962, Harry W. Bass Signed & Dated

United States Pattern, Experimental and Trial Pieces-Judd, Second Edition 1962, Harry W. Bass Signed & Dated

This copy of Judd’s reference work belonged in the library of Harry W. Bass and it is boldly signed and dated with red ink at the top of the first blank page inside the front cover as “Harry W. Bass Jr.” on one line and directly below “May, 1965”. The book itself is generally in exceptional condition with tight binding, a clean cover with bold cover text and generally clean pages. This appears to have been a shelf copy of the Judd book in the Harry W. Bass library. Bass began collecting coins in the 1960s and the non-profit foundation created by Harry Bass, Sr. includes the following:

“Over the last thirty years of his life, he assembled one of the most complete collections of U.S. gold coins ever brought together by either an individual or a museum. In those three decades he collected over 8,000 U.S. gold coins, for he specialized in their die varieties (the die changes that occurred with use and aging), and upon his death left his collection to the his Foundation. To become a world-class expert in this very specialized area, he also assembled a private numismatic library of over 10,000 items. His Core Collection of U.S. Gold is now on display at the American Numismatic Association Museum in Colorado Springs.” Source; The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation.

 

Priced at: $700.00

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Phone: 1-908-962-1500
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Notes on Our Next Show

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo
Table 511
October 30-November 2, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

If you have items to SELL please stop by our table and we will be happy to discuss purchasing them

We will also have many items with us for you to view. If you are looking for anything in particular, or have an interest in anything on our website, please email or give us a call, prior to the show and we will make sure we bring this item for you to view.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.

Show Schedule

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo
Table 511
October 30-November 2, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Coin Expo
November 8, 2014
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Allentown, PA

58th Money Show of the Southwest
December 4-6, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

FUN 60th Annual Convention
January 8-11, 2015
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

National Money Show
March 5-7, 2015
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Central States Numismatic Society
April 22-25, 2015
Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL

Colorado Springs Coin Show
June 25-28, 2015
Freedom Financial Services Expo Center
Colorado Springs, CO