Edgar H. Adams (1868-1940) of Bayville, Oyster Bay, and Brooklyn, New York, was a numismatic scholar, author, and collector
who produced, among other works, reference guides
to territorial and private gold coins. He also coauthored, with William H. Woodin, the book United States Pattern, Trial,
and Experimental Pieces, a standard reference work on
pattern coins. He served as editor of The Numismatist, 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.