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Auction 161  18 Sep 2021
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Lot 167

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1731 Work on Errors and Other Numismatic Oddities
Kundmann, Johann Christian. NUMMI SINGULARES, ODER SONDERBARE THALER UND MÜNTZEN, SO OFFT WEGEN EINER KLEINEN MARQUE, ODER THEILS CURIEUSEN HISTORIE, THEILS FABELHAFFTEN MÄHRCHEN, VON DENEN MÜNTZ-LIEBHABERN HOCHGESCHÄTZET, UND DEßWEGEN IN MÜNTZ-CABINETTERN VOR ANDERN AUFBEHALTEN WERDEN. Breslau und Leipzig: Bey Michael Hubert, 1731. 4to [20 by 17 cm], contemporary calf-backed pasteboard covers; spine with five raised bands decorated in gilt; all page edges red. 134, (18) pages; a few woodcut engravings; woodcut headpieces; 5 folding attractively engraved plates of coins. Binding worn, but sound; pages browned. Very good. Among the "singular" coins described and depicted is a double-struck piece, a 1658 Cromwell crown with its diagnostic die crack, and various additional pieces exhibiting die flaws, mis-striking, and other errors. The first edition of this very early work on the subject; a second edition was published three years later. Dekesel K205 (calling for only four plates). Hirsch 71. Lipsius 215.
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