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A Rare Plated Woodin Sale

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:3,500.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD
A Rare Plated Woodin Sale
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Elder, Thomas L. CATALOGUE OF THE FORTY-EIGHTH PUBLIC AUCTION SALE. MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF RARE AMERICAN COINS OF WILLIAM H. WOODIN, ESQR., OF NEW YORK CITY. New York, Mar. 2-4, 1911. Small 8vo [22.5 by 17 cm], original gilt-printed card covers. 75, (5) pages; 1602 lots; 18 superb photographic plates. Original prices realized list included. Housed in a brown half calf clamshell box, lettered in gilt; spine with five raised bands, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine and overlapping edges a trifle worn; fore-edge of first plate backed with transparent tape. Near fine. Elder considered Woodin to be "one of the pioneers among the collectors of American gold coins. He may, indeed, be the first collector of double-eagles." The catalogue is extremely rare, with the remarkable photographic plates painstakingly executed by the multitalented Edgar Adams, one of the most prolific American numismatic researchers and photographers of the early twentieth century. Twenty copies were supposedly issued with plates but the whereabouts of far fewer are currently known. Only six appear to have come to sale in the past quarter century, two of them in the 2004 Ford library sale. [Online description truncated; see PDF or printed catalogue for full description.]