OLDEST COIN COLLECTION?/h3>
Regarding the "Oldest Coin Collection Recorded in the U. S.?", George Kolbe writes:
"I call your attention to page 75 of Attinelli."
[Page 75 is the beginning of Attinelli "Part II. Catalogues
and Price-Lists". The first entry refers to a mention in the
catalogue of the Library Company of Philadelphia, dated
1764, to "The Valuable Collection of Ancient MEDALS,
in the Library". This reference predates the 1795
collection by 31 years. The oft-cited 1828 date in
Attinelli refers only to auctions. Parts II and III of
Attinelli are often overlooked by readers - my favorite
part is Part III, beginning on p102: "Publications Issued
in the United States" - Editor]
Wayne Homren, Editor
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