On this page you will find many items that few have ever seen.

Many areas are covered with an emphasis on pre-production, production of, and uses for United States coins and currency.

Also included will be medals and tokens.  Not legal tender, but beautiful medallic miniature sculptures issued throughout the last three hundred years.  Some of the best works from designers of U.S. coins are to be found here, along with historically important commemorative medals.

And finally we include the decorative arts here.  Vintage coin glass from 1892, trompe l’oil paintings, and vintage prints are just a few of the things you will find.

 

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(ND) GM Roller Dies Copper Pollock-4060 PCGS MS64RB

(ND) GM Roller Dies Copper Pollock-4060 PCGS MS64RB

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $875.00

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1909 Fulton Gold and Hudson Aluminum HK-375 & HK-374 Medals Two-Piece Set PCGS MS63 & MS62

1909 Fulton Gold and Hudson Aluminum HK-375 & HK-374 Medals Two-Piece Set PCGS MS63 & MS62

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $1,750.00

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(1860-1865) Bronzed Copper George Washington J-PR-27 PCGS SP63

(1860-1865) Bronzed Copper George Washington J-PR-27 PCGS SP63

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $350.00

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(1860-1865) Silver George Washington J-PR-27 PCGS SP63

(1860-1865) Silver George Washington J-PR-27 PCGS SP63

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $450.00

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(1912) Thomas Elder-Wilson Said of Bryan DeLorey-67 Lead PCGS MS61

(1912) Thomas Elder-Wilson Said of Bryan DeLorey-67 Lead PCGS MS61

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $750.00

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1876 Centennial Commemoration Medal HK-20 PCGS MS64 with Inscribed Box

1876 Centennial Commemoration Medal HK-20 PCGS MS64 with Inscribed Box

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $2,000.00

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1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-21 Copper PCGS Genuine EF Details

1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-21 Copper PCGS Genuine EF Details

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $500.00

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1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-21 Bronzed Copper PCGS SP64

1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-21 Bronzed Copper PCGS SP64

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $1,575.00

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1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-21 Bronzed Copper PCGS SP64

1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-21 Bronzed Copper PCGS SP64

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $1,575.00

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1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-21 Bronzed Copper PCGS SP65

1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-21 Bronzed Copper PCGS SP65

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1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-20 Copper PCGS Genuine AU Details

1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-20 Copper PCGS Genuine AU Details

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $1,700.00

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1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-20 Copper PCGS SP40

1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medal J-MT-20 Copper PCGS SP40

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PCGS Population: – Higher: -
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $2,500.00

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Unsigned Plaster Model for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

Unsigned Plaster Model for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

A Treasury Department Art Projects Bulletin, No. 14, of 1938 announced an open competition for the design of the new Jefferson nickel. Although the competition was open to the public, there had been a number of announcements already mailed off to known artists who might be interested and capable. The winner of the competition would receive $1,000 and the committee to pick the winner would be composed of Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the Mint along with the sculptors Sidney Waugh, Albert Stewart and Heinz Warneke. Two of the major requirements were that the models could not be signed and that any artist that would have liked to have had his or her models returned would have to pay for the return shipping. Additional detailed instructions as to the format and content were included in the announcement. Approximately 390-entries were submitted and, unfortunately, the great majority of those entries have not been found and/or connected to their artists. The winner of the competition was of course Felix Schlag, with Honorable Mention going to Henry Kreis. Kreis is better known to modern numismatists as the designer of the Connecticut and Bridgeport commemorative half dollars and the artist who engraved the obverse of the Robinson commemorative half dollar. Although Schlag won the competition, the final reverse design chosen to be placed into production bore little resemblance to his dramatic three-quarters view of Monticello.

The plaster model included here is without signature marks of any type.  It is a snowy white obverse model with IN GOD WE TRUST behind Jefferson’s head, LIBERTY spaced widely directly above his portrait and spaced widely and centered beneath. The model has very visible, raised guidelines for the letters and numbers and some mild staining by TY of LIBERTY. The reverse and sides are essentially unmarked with a few chips noted near the base, which are not visible when looking directly at the plaster.

The model is approximately 8-1/2 x ¾ inches.

 

Priced at: $4,500.00

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Two Unsigned Plaster Models for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

Two Unsigned Plaster Models for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

A Treasury Department Art Projects Bulletin, No. 14, of 1938 announced an open competition for the design of the new Jefferson nickel. Although the competition was open to the public, there had been a number of announcements already mailed off to known artists who might be interested and capable. The winner of the competition would receive $1,000 and the committee to pick the winner would be composed of Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the Mint along with the sculptors Sidney Waugh, Albert Stewart and Heinz Warneke. Two of the major requirements were that the models could not be signed and that any artist that would have liked to have had his or her models returned would have to pay for the return shipping. Additional detailed instructions as to the format and content were included in the announcement. Approximately 390-entries were submitted and, unfortunately, the great majority of those entries have not been found and/or connected to their artists. The winner of the competition was of course Felix Schlag, with Honorable Mention going to Henry Kreis. Kreis is better known to modern numismatists as the designer of the Connecticut and Bridgeport commemorative half dollars and the artist who engraved the obverse of the Robinson commemorative half dollar. Although Schlag won the competition, the final reverse design chosen to be placed into production bore little resemblance to his dramatic three-quarters view of Monticello.

The two plaster models included here are without signature marks of any type.  They are most likely a pair submitted at one time by a single artist as their patina and style look quite similar. The creamy, antique white obverse has IN GOD WE TRUST in front of the portrait, a widely spaced LIBERTY above and a closely spaced date set off-center below. There are some pencil marks that appear to be guidelines on the model as well as some tape on the edge, though the tape does not appear to have any function. The reverse is unmarked aside from some red, violet or pink ink that has long ago bled. The most dramatic feature readily visible, aside from the design, are a pair of holes drilled neatly through the model, each with an outer diameter of approximately 3/8 inch, perhaps for mounting on a wall. The likely mate for this obverse is a reverse that is strikingly similar to what was finally put into production later in 1938. It has many of the features we are familiar with on the first Jefferson nickels, but also has a pair of bold stars and the fine details of Monticello are in striking relief. Interestingly, the ink seen on the obverse mate is also seen on this piece in the field beneath E PLURIBUS UNUM as well as on the reverse. Additionally, myriad pencil markings are on the surfaces, generally along the edge and plain back, as well as a fairly large chip that has been lost from the rim above the A in AMERICA. This model also has holes drilled into it.

Each model is approximately 8-1/2 x ¾ inches.

 

Priced at: $7,500.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) John Frederick Hartranft (1830-1889) Portrait Vignette

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) John Frederick Hartranft (1830-1889) Portrait Vignette

John F. Hartranft was Governor of Pennsylvania from 1873 to 1879, but may be best known for winning the Congressional Medal of Honor, in 1886, for his part in the First Battle of Bull Run where he appeared as a volunteer after his active service period had expired. His political agenda included such radical ideas as greater racial equality and worker’s rights as well as attempting to minimize political corruption. The steel plate is approximately 2-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches, is light grey in color with minimal hatching on the reverse along with the mark of John Sellers. Included is the original paper envelope with V45095 written in bold, red ink as well as other red ink marking. Additionally, proof impressions on two pages of white stock paper, both with pencil notations, and a proof room index card accompany the plate and envelope. The proof room index card indicates John Bannister was the engraver and that it was approved in April, 1877.

 

Priced at: $230.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) ONE Plate

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) ONE Plate

An unusual plate with the word ONE repeated 648-times in 24-columns of 27-repeats each. The copper plate is approximately 9-1/4 x 4 inches with violet and orange highlights throughout. The reverse is deeper in color with some grooves, but otherwise unmarked. The original paper envelope is included with a green impression affixed and the number 380 written boldly in black or brown ink.

 

Priced at: $325.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) The World in a Pocket Book Page

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) The World in a Pocket Book Page

The 1849 edition of this publication, which matches the date on the bottom of this plate, was essentially a world almanac and could be had in a hardcover edition of 203-pages and published by George S. Appleton. The title appears above an angel (Fame?) blowing trumpet with flags, globe and eagle amidst clouds. Below is the date along with Appleton’s name and address. The approximately 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch steel plate has many fine hairlines and pre-dates the formation of the American Bank Note Company (1858). Included is the original paper envelope with notations and image affixed. The mark of JB Keim Philadelphia is on the reverse.

 

Priced at: $555.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) New England Bank Note Co. Title

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) New England Bank Note Co. Title

The New England Bank Note Company was formed in 1833 and joined forces with Rowdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson in 1847, having offices in New York, Boston, Cincinnati, New Orleans and Montreal before the combined firm merged with seven other like-minded firms in 1858 to form the American Bank Note Company. This particular plate is copper and approximately 7-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches with beveled edges and deeper edge color showing brighter central orange color. The reverse shows some tooling marks. Included is the original paper wrapper with an affixed paper imprint of the plate and 383 written in bold black or brown ink.

 

Priced at: $575.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) Portrait Vignette & Banquet Announcement

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) Portrait Vignette & Banquet Announcement

Highly polished, silvery PL-steel plate approximately 7-3/4 x 4-1/2 inches with reverse marked 1446 and also having many small markings on the reverse. The portrait is large, yet the announcement has many lines of text relating to Grant and his achievements. It announces the 69th birth anniversary to be held at Delmonico’s in New York City.

 

Priced at: $635.00

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American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) B.A. Fahnestock’s Plate

American Bank Note Company (ABNCo) B.A. Fahnestock’s Plate

B.A. Fahnestock is known for one of the era’s pervasive cure-alls known as “B. A. Fahnestock’s Celebrated Vermifuge.” The bottom of the vignette states that it was designed and engraved by Rowdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, which by 1858 had merged with seven other companies to form the American Bank Note Company. The top of the vignette states that it was produced in 1849. This may have been made as part of a label for any number of products and the portrait in upper center is likely that of Fahnestock. The steel plate is approximately 8 x 6-1/4 inches with many roughed out markings on the reverse. It includes the original paper envelope with V42141 written in bold, red ink as well as other markings in pencil and red ink. An image of the plate as it might produce an image (not included in this sale) is shown at bottom.

 

Priced at: $460.00

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Contact Information

Numismatic Americana Incorporated
P.O. Box 608
Chester, NJ 07930

William Shamhart, Jr.
Phone: 1-908-962-1500
email: Bill@numismaticamericana.com

Notes on Our Next Show

58th Money Show of the Southwest

December 4-6, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

If you have items to SELL please stop by our table and we will be happy to discuss purchasing them

We will also have many items with us for you to view. If you are looking for anything in particular, or have an interest in anything on our website, please email or give us a call, prior to the show and we will make sure we bring this item for you to view.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.

Show Schedule

58th Money Show of the Southwest
December 4-6, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

FUN 60th Annual Convention
January 8-11, 2015
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

National Money Show
March 5-7, 2015
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Central States Numismatic Society
April 22-25, 2015
Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL

Colorado Springs Coin Show
June 25-28, 2015
Freedom Financial Services Expo Center
Colorado Springs, CO