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1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medals PCGS Certified Feb 22 & Mar 23 1836 Original Two-Piece Set

1836 First Steam Coinage Mint Medals PCGS Certified Feb 22 & Mar 23 1836 Original Two-Piece Set

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PCGS Cert #29503880 & 29503881

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

Priced at: $5,000.00 for Two-Piece Set

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1938 Jefferson Nickel, Presentation Piece

1938 Jefferson Nickel, Presentation Piece

In early 1938 the Commission of Fine Arts announced an open competition to design a new nickel with the likeness of Thomas Jefferson. There were 390 artists who answered the call and submitted designs, some of them well known, some of them relatively unknown. I am sure that it didn’t hurt that in the midst of the Great Depression that there was a $1,000 prize for the winning design.

Amongst the aforementioned 390 artists, it was Felix Schlag’s design that was accepted. As is common practice then, and now, artists found way to further capitalize on their new found fame. With that in mind, Mr. Schlag acquired 150 Proof versions of new nickel from the mint and had them framed so as to sell them to the public.

In frames measuring approximately 9×11, Mr. Schlag signed the mat-board and had them notarized on September 20th, 1939, nearly one year after issue. The inside reads as follows:

“FIRST PRIZE WINNER AMONG 390 COMPETING ARTISTS IN THE NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR A NEW FIVE CENT COIN, APRIL 20,1938 (SIGNED) ‘FELIX SCHLAG’ SCULPTOR”

PROOF JEFFERSON NICKEL 1938

UPON REQUEST FELIX SCHLAG-DESIGNER OF THIS COIN HAS CONSENTED TO SIGN 150 PROOF JEFFERSON NICKELS-OF WHICH THE COIN ABOVE IS NUMBER __-SWORN TO BEFORE ME THIS 29TH DAY OF SETPEMB. A.D. 1939

Signed illegibly,

NOTARY PUBLIC

At Numismatic Americana Incorporated we have bought and sold many of the available 150 pieces over the years, including the number 1 specimen. These are great items for the collector of American history, Jefferson nickels, or just someone looking for a nice piece to hang in their den. We are proud to offer the following pieces for your consideration.

1938 Jefferson Nickel, Presentation Piece #132

1938 Jefferson Nickel, Presentation Piece #132

Number 132. In what I believe to be the original frame (although it is a little scuffed up). Ruggedly handsome.

Priced at: $2,000.00

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1938 Jefferson Nickel, Presentation Piece #145

1938 Jefferson Nickel, Presentation Piece #145

Number 145. In a modern frame (done by us), as close as possible to the original. Insides are very fresh, and this would look great on any Numismatist’s wall.

Priced at: $1,750.00

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Adams & Co. Bill of Lading to LA Birdsall 1854

Adams & Co. Bill of Lading to LA Birdsall 1854

This bill of lading from the Adams & Co. California Freight, Package and Parcel Express is for two packages received from the US Mint on July 3, 1854 and addressed to LA Birdsall. The boxes were pre-paid and given no known value. LA Birdsall was appointed June 30, 1853 as the first Superintendent of the US Mint at San Francisco. The reverse of the receipt shows that the two boxes contained dies from Philadelphia. There are several folds on the light blue paper with one heavier crease as well as the remnants of some light brown stains on the reverse.

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AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS COMPANY SHIPPING TAG

AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS COMPANY SHIPPING TAG

An original, unused, tag from the American Smelters Securities Co., to the Superintendent. UNITED STATES MINT SAN FRANCISCO, via the American Railway Express Company. No doubt used to ship massive ingots of gold and silver to the U.S. Mint in San Francisco to be used in coinage.

Scarce and unusual, the first we have seen. A great “go-with” for any collector of San Francisco coins.
PCGS / NGC Population: not available

Priced at: $475.00

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Freeman & Co. Bill of Lading JR Snowden to San Francisco 1855

Freeman & Co. Bill of Lading JR Snowden to San Francisco 1855

This is a receipt for one box of then-value $135 from JR Snowden in Philadelphia on July 3, 1855 to San Francisco. The bill of lading is with Freeman & Co. New-York to California Package Express and is cream colored with black scrollwork on the left margin featuring a sidewheel steamer en route. Snowden was Treasurer of the US Mint from 1847 to 1850 and then Director of the US Mint from 1853 to 1861. The reverse shows the printed insurance contract and “Recd July 28/55” in cursive ink.

Priced at: $650.00

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Memorandum of Gold Bullion Deposit 1864

Memorandum of Gold Bullion Deposit 1864

Memorandum of gold bullion deposited at the United States Assay Office at New York on November 3, 1864. The description states $1,441.29 was deposited less one-half percent Internal Revenue Tax. This Civil War deposit has the name of J. Fred Pierson with the source of the gold as Colorado and is signed by GW Edelman. There are myriad calculations in pencil as well as ink on both sides of the document and it has previously been folded into quarters, which have left creases most visible on the reverse.

Priced at: $595.00

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Memorandum of Gold Bullion Deposit 1885

Memorandum of Gold Bullion Deposit 1885

Memorandum of gold bullion deposited at the United States Assay Office at New York on December 24, 1885. This deposit was made by the Mercantile National Bank in the amount of $1,859.98. The memorandum has three deep vertical folds and one lesser horizontal fold. It also has an abundance of calculations in pencil on the reverse along with an adhered, bent, torn and cancelled two cent stamp, some red stains and smudging. Overall, the reverse is evocative of the tromp l’oeil style practiced so well by William Harnett.

Priced at: $595.00

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Nellie Tayloe Ross Letter to Karl Stefan with Steel Cents

Nellie Tayloe Ross Letter to Karl Stefan with Steel Cents

Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first governor in US history when she was elected to office to complete the term of her husband, the late Governor William Ross of Wyoming. She later became the first Director of the US Mint by serving an astounding twenty years in that capacity, from 1933 until 1953. She presided over the US Mint during the metallic composition change in the cent and nickel denominations during World War II and in this letter dated March 10, 1943 she has enclosed two examples of the new steel cents “from among the first to come off the presses” for Representative Karl Stefan. Stefan was a Republican Congressman from Nebraska who at the time was also on the Appropriations Committee. Though the enclosed steels cents (there are two steel cents included with the letter) appear unremarkable, they certainly have a remarkable provenance.

Priced at: $1,750.00

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Reserve Silver Valut US Treasury Post Card

Reserve Silver Valut US Treasury Post Card

A postal unused post card from the very early years of the twentieth century showing a color photograph of the inside of a reserve silver vault. This card is flat with a small crease visible primarily on the bottom of the reverse. Made in Germany and published by A. C. Bosselman & Co., New York.

Priced at: $30.00

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Reserve Silver Vault US Treasury Post Card

Reserve Silver Vault US Treasury Post Card

A postal unused post card from the very early years of the twentieth century showing a color photograph of the inside of a reserve silver vault. A postal unused post card from the very early years of the twentieth century showing a color photograph of the inside of a reserve silver vault. This card is slightly bowed with noticeable reverse creases and some pencil notation on the reverse. Made in Germany and published by A. C. Bosselman & Co., New York.

Priced at: $30.00

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Scoville Military Buttons

Scoville Military Buttons

The Scoville Company was founded in 1802 in Waterbury Connecticut and is still in existence today. I did try to contact the company to determine the years these buttons were made, but as yet, have not heard. Looking at the design of the eagle, which is the design from the Capped Bust Half dime minted from 1829 to 1837, one can surmise Pre-Civil War. Below is a bit of Scoville History that I was able to pull off their website:
1802
Scovill was founded in 1802 in Waterbury, CT, when the United States was only 26 years old. The company has survived through peace and war, depression and prosperity. Now on the verge of our third century in business, Scovill is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of apparel and light industrial fasteners.

1825
Scovill’s buttons have adorned many U.S. military uniforms since the war of 1812, but among the most famous pieces produced by Scovill is a set of closures made for General Marquis de LaFayette and presented to him when he visited the U.S. in 1825. These 17 closures featured the head of George Washington and were acclaimed as masterpieces of their time. They were made of solid gold which was obtained from a single nugget unearthed in North Carolina.

Priced at: $1,500.00

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United States Mint at Carson City Receipt for Silver Bullion 1874

United States Mint at Carson City Receipt for Silver Bullion 1874

A receipt for silver bullion deposited at the US Mint at Carson City dated May 21, 1874 and deposited by Frank D. Hetrick (handwritten as “F.D. Hetrick”). Hetrick was Superintendent of the Carson City Mint from May 1873 through August 1875. The deposit is for 11,084.5 gross ounces silver and the receipt is signed by George W. Bryant, melter and refiner. The reverse shows a veritable laundry list of materials required to run a smelting operation and is written in cursive pencil. There is a small hole in the upper left portion of the obverse within the ornate border scrollwork.

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United States Mint Gold Medal H. Dudley Coleman 1941 With Presentation Box

United States Mint Gold Medal H. Dudley Coleman 1941 With Presentation Box

This is a gold medal presented to H. Dudley Coleman for long and distinguished service to the United States Mint. Mr. Coleman would have been well versed in gold as he had been the Melter and Refiner at the United States Mint in New Orleans from 1899 through 1905. Later, in 1912, he served as a member of the United States Assay Commission. The medal contains 91.4g gold.

 

Priced at: $9,750.00

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United States Mint Gold Medal H. Joe Selby With Presentation Box

United States Mint Gold Medal H. Joe Selby With Presentation Box

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Priced at: $2,500.00

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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

PCGS Members Only Show

October 1-4, 2014
The Bellagio
Las Vegas, NV

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

PCGS Members Only Show
October 1-4, 2014
The Bellagio
Las Vegas, NV

The Silver Dollar & Rare Coin Expo
October 16-18, 2014
Greater Saint Charles Convention Center
Saint Charles, MO

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo
Table 511
October 30-November 2, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Coin Expo
November 8, 2014
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Allentown, PA

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