Born in Covington, Kentucky.
Dealer in New York City. Adams cataloged 30 auction sales from 1903 through 1906. Five of these named himself as consignor. In October 1906 he was expelled from the ANA. No reason was given.
Author of The History of the Dollar (1905). Edited The Coin Cabinet 1905-1906.
He died in San Francisco.
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