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    Classic Works on United States
    Large Cents

    [United States Large Cents] Frossard, Ed. Monograph of United States Cents and Half Cents Issued between the Years 1793 and 1857: To Which Is Added a Table of the Principal Coins, Tokens, Jetons, Medalets, Patterns of Coinage and Washington Pieces, Generally Classified under the Head of Colonial Coins. A Contribution to the Numismatic History of the United States. Irvington: Published by the Author, 1879. 8vo, contemporary brown pebbled cloth, gilt. 58, (2) pages; 9 heliotype plates [all but one plate hand-numbered or with ligatures drawn in, as issued]. Binding worn at spine; very good. [with] Frossard, Ed., and W.W. Hays. Varieties of United States Cents of the Year 1794. Described and Illustrated. New York: Privately Printed, 1893. Thin 4to, original red cloth, decorated in black and gilt. 18 pages; 2 tinted autotype plates. Hinges cracked; very good. [with] Crosby, Sylvester Sage. The United States Coinage of 1793. Cents and Half Cents. Descriptions of the Various Dies Bearing that Date, with Notes on the Establishment of the Mint. Boston: Published by the Author, 1897. Small 4to, later maroon cloth, gilt. 36 pages; 3 plates of coins, the first bound as a frontispiece. Nearly fine. [with] Gilbert, E., and Thomas L. Elder. The Varieties of the United States Cents of 1796. New York, 1909. 4to, original brown cloth, gilt. (16) pages (last leaf blank); 2 fine photographic plates of cents. Supplement sheet, describing varieties 22-25, bound in. Near fine.

    Four classic works on large cents. The Frossard Monograph is a good overview, and one of the earliest works to deal with die varieties for cent dates past 1794. The 1893 work was written by Frossard and based on Hays's collection, and remained the standard work until Sheldon. Second binding variant (maroon cloth, 2 cm decorative bands at top and bottom, with inner filigree to cover device). The Crosby work is one of only 200 copies printed, and is notoriously difficult to find in nice condition. The Gilbert-Elder work, which is really just a reprint of Frossard and Hays with a few new varieties noted, is the Special Hardbound Edition.
    Estimate $700
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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