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    The John Story Jenks Catalogue
    With 42 Superb Photographic Plates

    Chapman, Henry. Catalogue of the John Story Jenks Collection of Coins. Ancient Greek, Roman and the Entire World. Early American Colonial and State Issues and United States Patterns and the Regular Issues. Philadelphia: Davis & Harvey, Dec. 7-17, 1921. 4to, original white cloth, gilt. xii, 653, (1) pages, blank leaf, (24) pages; 7302 lots; 42 superb photographic plates of coins and medals; prices realized list bound in. White cloth discolored from use; very good.

    Henry Chapman's best-remembered sale, and one of the finest coin auctions ever held in this country. John Story Jenks began collecting coins around 1850 and was 82 years of age when his collection was sold. For years the Jenks catalogue served as the best single reference guide to the entire range of numismatics. The American coins, from Colonials to pioneer gold, were of prime importance. Also hugely significant was the fine array of ancient Greek and Roman coins, the incredible selection of medieval and modern European rarities, and an especially important and extensive series of British coins. Clain-Stefanelli 7997*. Davis 210. Grierson 276. Spring 100.
    Estimate $1,500.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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