1804 Silver Dollar Illustrated San Francisco, Calif. Coin Dealer Price Catalog

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 600.00 USD
1804 Silver Dollar Illustrated San Francisco, Calif. Coin Dealer Price Catalog
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1804 Silver Dollar Illustration Cover Art San Francisco, California Coin Dealer Price Catalog Pre-1906 Earthquake!
c. 1888 (Pre-1906 Earthquake), Historical Numismatic Price Catalog Imprint titled, “CATALOGUE Of W. F. GREANY 827 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CAL. - DEALER IN - Coins, Medals, Match, Medicine and Postage Stamps, Fractional, Colonial and Confederate Currency, - Also - Indian Relics and Other Curiosities - Collections Purchased”, 4th Edition, printed by James H. Barry, 429 Montgomery St., San Francisco, Fine.
The first early San Francisco issued Coin price guide we have offered, certainly missing in the most advanced Numismatic library collections. c. 1888 Coin-Currency-Stamp & Collectibles Printed Dealer Price Catalog. It measuring 8.75” x 5.75” with 32 pages, string stitched at spine, complete. Some expected wear from actual use, marginal chips and tint to the front cover edge. Published by a Coin dealer in San Francisco during the Post-Gold Rush and Pre 1906 Earthquake, apparently about 1888. Some illustrated dated items shown listed for sale end with the year 1887, thus we believe this catalog was issued in 1888. This Coin and Stamp Dealer also offered “Tickets of Admission to Impeachment of President Johnson for 15¢ each... An Historical Curiosity”! Any printed material related to the collecting of rare coins and stamps from early San Francisco, California is fairly rare. Much of the printed material being lost in the great San Francisco Earthquake and subsequent fires of April 1906.

The E-Sylum: Volume 5, Number 44, November 3, 2002, Article 10, Dave Hirt writes:

"At the PAN show in Pittsburgh I purchased

a fixed price list issued by W.F. Greany in San Francisco,

dated 1888. Do any of our readers have more information

about Greany? I know that he was an advertiser in The

Numismatist in the 1890's."

Remy Bourne's "Fixed Price Lists & Prices Paid For Lists

of United States Coin Dealers 1850-1900 Volume I

Addendum" lists three publications by Greany: a 24-page

3rd Edition (1884), a 4-page "Supplement to Catalogue"

(1887) and a 48-page 5th Edition, no date was listed. The

3rd edition is illustrated in the book and it lists Greany's

address as 827 Brannan Street, San Francisco.

A web search found one coin with a provenance to Greany:

an 1872-S half dime (lot 2104 in the Goldbergs' June 2002

Long beach sale): "From Bowers and Merena's Louis

Eliasberg Sale, May 1996, lot 1033; earlier from W. F.

Greany, February 1905 to the J.M. Clapp collection until

1942, then to the Eliasberg collection."