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1787 Massachusetts Half Cent PCGS MS66BN (CAC)

1787 Massachusetts Half Cent PCGS MS66BN (CAC)

All Colonial and pre-Federal copper coinage issued within the boundaries of what would become the United States is rather scarce in high grade, with good luster and superb planchet surfaces. This Massachusetts half cent has beautiful, smooth copper surfaces largely devoid of roughness. Additionally, the red-brown patina boasts of ample traces of red surrounding many of the design elements; just the way a mellowed red copper coin should look after more than two centuries.

 

The Massachusetts cent and half cent were authorized by an Act passed by the Massachusetts General Court on October 17, 1786 and the coinage was struck with dates of 1787 and 1788 before the mint was abandoned in 1789 following the ratification of the Constitution. These copper pieces were the first coins to feature the word “cents” on them and this appears boldly in exergue within the top of the shield across the eagle’s breast on the reverse. This is truly a superb piece of Americana.

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PCGS Population: 4 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $27,500.00

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1783 Nova Constellatio Pointed Rays, Small US PCGS MS64BN (CAC)

1783 Nova Constellatio Pointed Rays, Small US PCGS MS64BN (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 1 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $28,500.00

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1859 G$1 PCGS MS68

1859 G$1 PCGS MS68

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PCGS Population: 1 Higher: 1
CAC Population/Higher: 1/0

Priced at: $33,500.00

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Framed Image of Robinson Commemorative Obverse Plaster with Joseph T. Robinson Signature & Robinson Commemorative

Framed Image of Robinson Commemorative Obverse Plaster with Joseph T. Robinson Signature & Robinson Commemorative

The Arkansas commemorative half dollar was issued from 1935-1939, but in 1936 an additional variety of the half dollar was prepared and sold that featured a large portrait of the then-living Senator Joseph T. Robinson, who had been the Democratic nominee for Vice President in the 1928 general election.

Overall dimensions of the frame are approximately 13-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches while the image of the obverse plaster is approximately 7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. Robinson signed his name boldly and clearly and the signature is approximately 5 inches in length and done in somewhat faded (presumably black) ink. Beneath this there is a Robinson commemorative half dollar that appears within a circular cut-out in the frame matting. The reverse has an attached newspaper article as well as a notation that the framing was done in Little Rock, AR by Tom Allen in January, 1937.

Priced at: $3,500.00

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Group of Oregon Trail Exonumia Featuring Large Bronze Plaque & Medal

Group of Oregon Trail Exonumia Featuring Large Bronze Plaque & Medal

The Oregon Trail commemorative is a favorite of many numismatists and this lot of material features a great deal of information associated with this coinage masterpiece produced by the husband and wife team of James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser.

Included is a sterling silver pin with bright blue enamel showing a Conestoga wagon, an Old Oregon Trail Monument Expedition membership card from 1906, several vintage post cards and photos of Ezra Meeker, an Oregon Trail Memorial Associate medal awarded to Lewis B. Gawtry and an approximately 11-1/2 x 15 inch board with an approximately 9-1/2 inch bronze plaque firmly screwed to it.

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Cuba 1897 S Peso Star Above PCGS MS67

Cuba 1897 S Peso Star Above PCGS MS67

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PCGS Population: 1 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at:  $14,500.00

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1864 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS PR66+DCAM (CAC)

1864 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS PR66+DCAM (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 2 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: 3/0

Priced at: $157,500.00

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York 1936 PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

York 1936 PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 21 Higher: 26
CAC Population/Higher: 150/8

Priced at: $1,500.00

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Bay Bridge 1936-S PCGS MS66 (CAC) 76th Coin Struck with Capital Plastics Holder and Documentation

Bay Bridge 1936-S PCGS MS66 (CAC) 76th Coin Struck with Capital Plastics Holder and Documentation

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PCGS Population: 843 Higher: 168
CAC Population/Higher: 143/62

Priced at: $7,500.00

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1864 Feuchtwanger Eagle Three Cent PCGS MS64 (CAC) Eliasberg

1864 Feuchtwanger Eagle Three Cent PCGS MS64 (CAC) Eliasberg

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PCGS Population: 4 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $15,000.00

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1860 Clark Gruber Quarter Eagle PCGS MS63 (CAC)

1860 Clark Gruber Quarter Eagle PCGS MS63 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 7 Higher: 2
CAC Population/Higher: 1/0

Priced at: $47,500.00

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1938 NY Sterling Westchester Coin Club Medal New Rochelle NGC MS65 with Original Box

1938 NY Sterling Westchester Coin Club Medal New Rochelle NGC MS65 with Original Box

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NGC Population: – Higher: –
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $1,500.00

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Cleveland 1936 16th Coin Struck with Notarized Card & Treasurer Melish Letter PCGS MS66 (CAC)

Cleveland 1936 16th Coin Struck with Notarized Card & Treasurer Melish Letter PCGS MS66 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 662 Higher: 66
CAC Population/Higher: 151/36

Priced at: $8,500.00

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Columbian 1892 PCGS MS67 (CAC)

Columbian 1892 PCGS MS67 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 25 Higher: 5
CAC Population/Higher: 28/0

Priced at: $15,000.00

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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