WHERE DID AMAZONIAN PATTERN NAME FIRST APPEAR?
Speaking of the Parmelee Sale, Michael Marotta writes:
"I am working on a feature about the Amazonian patterns and I
understand from Saul Tiechman that these coins got their names
(as did others) at the Parmelee sale. Can you suggest a way for
me to validate that the term "Amazonian" comes from the 1890
New York Stamp & Coin company sale of Parmelee's coins?"
From my copy of the sale I verified that the term did appear
in the catalog, but I don't know how to prove it originated
there; does anyone know of a printed reference to the term
"Amazonian" in reference to these patterns prior to this sale?
From the description of lot 231, 1890 Parmelee sale:
"1872 Barber's set. Dollar, Half, and Quarter Dol.: Amazonian
figure of Liberty seated l. caressing an eagle, and resting on
shield and sword with her l. arm: stars around border. Rx
defiant eagle clasps three arrows and supports a shield labelled
IN GOD WE TRUST: values below: silver: proofs: very rare;
The lot realized $13.50. It is not plated.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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