CATALOGUE OF JOHN W. HASELTINE'S TYPE TABLE

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Haseltine's Type Table


The One Hundred Greatest Items Of United States Numismatic Literature Rank: Number 95



Adams 55. Clain-Stefanelli 12292. Davis 481. Gengerke 55. Sigler 1131.

Actually an auction sale of Haseltine’s personal collection, this catalog is the first significant contribution to the study of die varieties of early quarters, halves, and dollars. By now early copper varieties were well popularized, giving us some insight into Haseltine – here was a numismatist determined to blaze his own trail. Yet, Haseltine did not quite hit the ball out of the park. Consider Maris' A Historic Sketch Of The Coins Of New Jersey (#18), issued the same year with a full photographic record of its subject – had Haseltine been able to similarly illustrate his variety sets, this work might today be considered foundational, rather than merely classic. Perhaps that is as it should be, as one early quarter researcher (Steve Tompkins), noting Woodward’s sale of the Randall collection in 1885, suggests that much of Haseltine’s Type Table is more deservedly credited to the nineteenth century collector J. Colvin Randall. Charles Davis presented the same idea earlier in The Asylum (vol. XI, no. 4, Fall, 1993). Still, one sees what Haseltine left on the table – it is worth noting that the three followup works to Haseltine (Beistle's Register Of Half Dollar Die Varieties, Browning's Early Quarter Dollars and Bolender's Early Silver Dollars) are all included in our Top 100. In any case, Haseltine serendipitously paves the way for our next entry, a collection squarely built on the shoulders of our numismatic forbears.

Standard Edition

HASELTINE, John W. CATALOGUE OF JOHN W. HASELTINE'S TYPE TABLE OF U.S. DOLLARS, HALF DOLLARS & QUARTER DOLLARS, ALSO MANY OTHER RARE AND FINE COINS, INCLUDING UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN GOLD; SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS; JACKSONIAN TOKENS; ANCIENT COINS; PATTERN PIECES; FRACTIONAL CURRENCY; CONFEDERATE BONDS; WAR ENVELOPES; AUTOGRAPHS; PROOF SETS; UNITED STATES CENTS AND HALF CENTS; COLONIALS, ETC.
New York: November 28-30, 1881
124 pages, 1,920 lots
Octavo
Softbound: Printed gray wrappers


Hardbound Edition

HASELTINE, John W. CATALOGUE OF JOHN W. HASELTINE'S TYPE TABLE OF U.S. DOLLARS, HALF DOLLARS & QUARTER DOLLARS, ALSO MANY OTHER RARE AND FINE COINS, INCLUDING UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN GOLD; SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS; JACKSONIAN TOKENS; ANCIENT COINS; PATTERN PIECES; FRACTIONAL CURRENCY; CONFEDERATE BONDS; WAR ENVELOPES; AUTOGRAPHS; PROOF SETS; UNITED STATES CENTS AND HALF CENTS; COLONIALS, ETC.
New York: November 28-30, 1881
124 pages, 1,920 lots
Octavo
Hardbound: Green cloth, blind-stamped, lettered in gilt, interleaved


Post Sale Priced Edition

HASELTINE, John W. CATALOGUE OF JOHN W. HASELTINE'S TYPE TABLE OF U.S. DOLLARS, HALF DOLLARS & QUARTER DOLLARS, ALSO MANY OTHER RARE AND FINE COINS, INCLUDING UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN GOLD; SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS; JACKSONIAN TOKENS; ANCIENT COINS; PATTERN PIECES; FRACTIONAL CURRENCY; CONFEDERATE BONDS; WAR ENVELOPES; AUTOGRAPHS; PROOF SETS; UNITED STATES CENTS AND HALF CENTS; COLONIALS, ETC.
New York: November 28-30, 1881
124 pages, 1,920 lots,
Octavo: 24.5 x 15.5 cm
Softbound: Printed pink card covers, thick paper, prices realized list bound in


Mehl Reprint

HASELTINE, John W. THE EARLY UNITED STATES SILVER DOLLARS, HALF DOLLARS AND QUARTER DOLLARS. AN ARRANGEMENT OF THE DIFFERENT DIE VARIETIES AS DESCRIBED IN "HAZELTINE (sic) TYPE TABLE CATALOG". TO WHICH IS ADDED A LIST OF THE 1804 DOLLARS AND OTHER VARIETIES NOT FORMERLY LISTED.
Fort Worth: B. Max Mehl, 1927
76 pages
Octavo: 25 x 17 cm
Softbound: Card covers


Mehl Reprint, Deluxe

Image courtesy of George Frederick Kolbe, Fine Numismatic Books.

HASELTINE, John W. THE EARLY UNITED STATES SILVER DOLLARS, HALF DOLLARS AND QUARTER DOLLARS. AN ARRANGEMENT OF THE DIFFERENT DIE VARIETIES AS DESCRIBED IN "HAZELTINE (sic) TYPE TABLE CATALOG". TO WHICH IS ADDED A LIST OF THE 1804 DOLLARS AND OTHER VARIETIES NOT FORMERLY LISTED.
Fort Worth: B. Max Mehl, 1927
76 pages
Octavo: 25.5 x 17.5 cm
Hardbound: Full dark green morocco, lettered in gilt