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    Named 1925 W.W.C. Wilson Sale
    With Photographic Plates

    Raymond, Wayte. The Important Numismatic Collection Formed by the Late W.W.C. Wilson, Montreal, Canada. United States & Canadian Coins, Early American & Canadian Historical Medals, Medals Presented to North American Indian Chiefs, Foreign Coins & Medals. New York: Anderson Galleries, Nov. 16-18, 1925. 4to, original green cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt. 92, (2) pages, blank leaf; (4) pages; 1260 lots; frontispiece portrait of Wilson; text illustrations; 2 halftone plates of Franco-American jetons; 1 halftone plate of Montreal Side View tokens; 45 very fine full page photographic plates of coins, medals and tokens, numbered as follows: 1-11, 11A, 11B, 12-39, 40/41 (both on one plate), 42-44, plate and lot numbers hand-lettered in white ink; prices realized list laid in. Hand-priced and named in pencil. Binding a little rubbed; near fine.

    A landmark rarity and one of the most important sales of North American numismatic material in the twentieth century. Wilson's collection of Canadian coins, medals, and tokens was the finest ever assembled at the time of his death in 1924. It also contained an impressive array of American rarities. Only a dozen or so copies with the full complement of photographic plates are known at the present time. The sale represents Raymond's finest effort as a cataloguer and a plated copy is one of the most coveted rarities of American numismatic literature.
    Estimate $5,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.




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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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