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    Original Typewritten Inventory of
    Dr. Hall's Large Cents

    [Hall, Thomas]. Hall Collection of United States Cents. Clean typewritten carbon copy on onionskin paper. 13 pages, followed by 4 pages handwritten on ledger paper arranging the typewritten inventory in tabular format. Fine.

    Dr. Hall's large cents were purchased by Virgil Brand after Hall's death in 1909, along with the rest of his collection. The present inventory is a clean copy of the typewritten inventory prepared when the coins were consigned by Armin Brand to B.G. Johnson. Unlike the above, very similar, inventory of Hall's Connecticut coppers, this inventory does not list all of Hall's large cent collection. It begins by listing seven 1793 large cents, three of them Crosby 11-J Wreath cents (S-11a, 11b and 11c), and four of them Liberty Cap cents (S-12, 13, 14, and 16); not one Chain cent or earlier Wreath cent variety is listed. Examining the Hall Inventory offered above, one sees that he owned examples of every 1793 variety known at the time except for the Crosby 14-K / S-15. To take one notable example, the finest known Crosby 2-C (Sheldon NC-1), now at the ANS, was in the Hall collection and was sold by Johnson from the Brand Estate to Clapp: but it is not listed here. The simplest explanation is that the present inventory was compiled to account for cents remaining in Johnson's possession after some others had been sold and previously accounted for. Regardless, it is not a complete inventory--though even a partial inventory of the Hall collection is important.
    Estimate $750.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    November, 2018
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