Edgar H. Adams (1868-1940) of Bayville, Oyster Bay, and Brooklyn, New York, was a numismatic scholar, author, and collector
produced, among other works, reference guides to territorial and private gold coins. He also coauthored, with William H. Woodin,
United States Pattern, Trial, and Experimental Pieces, a standard reference work on pattern coins. He served as editor of
the monthly journal of the American Numismatic Association, wrote a numismatic column for the New York Sun newspaper, and
was a co-founder
of the New York Numismatic Club (1908).
Comprising many pattern duplicates, in different metals, and of various denominations, belonging to Mr. William H. Woodin,
of New York City. Among them the excessively rare commercial dollar of 1875, the famous 'School-girl' dollar of Barber of
1879, gold 1880 Barber stella in proof, six bright red copper half dollar and quarter in copper, Longacre 1872 Commercial
dollar, 1863 dollar with motto, aluminum, and many other rarities.