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Lester Merkin's Plated Gregory Sale

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:850.00 USD Estimated At:1,250.00 - 1,250.00 USD
Lester Merkin's Plated Gregory Sale
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Chapman, S.H. CATALOG OF THE LARGE COLLECTION OF THE GOLD AND SILVER COINS AND MEDALS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME, EUROPE AND AMERICA, PARTICULARLY THE DOLLARS OF THE WORLD, FORMED BY THE LATE CHARLES GREGORY, ESQ., NEW YORK. Philadelphia: S.T. Freeman & Sons, Auctioneers, June 19-24, 1916. 4to, later red cloth, gilt; original gilt-printed white paper covers bound in. 199, (1), (16) pages; 3792 lots; 15 fine photographic plates; prices realized list bound in. Two-leaf prospectus also bound in. Original paper covers worn; prospectus stained; main catalogue and plates near fine. Adams A: "Excellent dollars of the world. Baker 106 in gold. RR Bechtlers. Dunbar $5. Lincoln, Johnson peace medals." A wide-ranging representative collection formed by New York financier Charles Gregory, of whom Chapman wrote: "It seems very natural that a banker, using the moneys of the world, should turn his attention to forming a collection of them." Two plates depict ancient and European gold coins and ten illustrate European silver coins, among them multiple thalers; one plate depicts colonial and United States silver coins; and the final two plates illustrate notable American pioneer gold coins. Ex Lester Merkin Library (Kolbe 1984 sale, lot 241).