The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is the Col. E. H. R. Green Gold Coinage Plate Books. Project Coordinator Len
Augsburger provided the following report. Thanks! -Editor
Through the generous cooperation of Dan Hamelberg, the Newman Portal has scanned two of the gold coinage plate books that document the Col.
E. H.R. Green collection. Prepared in extremely limited quantities by Stack’s in the 1940s, these photographic plates are the best record of a
collection that never appeared at public auction. The volume presenting the eagles consists of 22 plates, while the half eagles are depicted on 28
Among the delicacies are the 1875 and 1933 eagles, while the half eagles include the 1815, 1829 large date, 1832 12-stars, and 1854-S
pieces. The 1822 half eagle (unique in private hands, then held by the Virgil Brand estate) is noticeably absent – even Col. Green didn’t get to own
everything. These two plate books were acquired by Hamelberg in George Kolbe’s sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Library (part four) and previously were
handled by Abe Kosoff.
To view the Col. Green gold coinage plate books on Internet Archive, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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