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H. Elliott Rogers papers, 1939-1985
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Biographical note
Coin collector H. Elliott Rogers (d. 1996) of New Haven, Connecticut, and later Hilton Head, South Carolina, became an associate member of the American Numismatic Society in 1935, a fellow in 1967, and a life fellow in 1992. In 1990 he donated his collection of 265 world coins to the Society, which included some Spanish cobs and a crown dating from the period of Crete independence (1898-1912).

Includes 5 letters (1939-1940) from the New Netherlands Coin Co. (signed by Charles M. Wormser) to H. Elliott Rogers regarding U.S. coins for sale; a handwritten list by Rogers of U.S. coins, including their condition and prices, along with a note of a coin needed for his collection (in pencil and on New Netherlands Coin Co. letterhead); a typed receipt from the New Netherlands Coin Co. of a purchase made by Rogers; 2 printed lists from the New Netherlands Coin Co. of coins for sale and suggested prices; a handwritten list in pencil on 5 ruled leaves titled, "Colonial coins" with check marks and prices next to selected coins; a handwritten list of Colonial American coins titled, "Inquiry list" (on 2 leaves and in pencil ); a typed list on 6 leaves titled, "Foreign coins" with countries listed alphabetically, along with the date and condition of each coin; an article from the New York Times by Ed Reiter titled, "Auction '85 sales top $9 million" (August 18, 1985); a typescript (carbon copy) list of coins from a collection, titled "Schedule," including the value of each coin; 3 handwritten ledgers of United States coins from 1652 to 1959, including their value between 1959-1979.

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