The items featured below, and also on our home page, are a cross section of Numismatic Americana’s inventory.  Diverse and one of a kind, these items were picked for their history, their contribution to America’s monetary system, and overall eye-appeal.  Look them over and give us a call to discuss items of interest.

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1869/8 Three Cent Silver PCGS PR66CAM (CAC)

1869/8 Three Cent Silver PCGS PR66CAM (CAC)

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cac

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

Priced at: $18,500.00

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

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Arkansas 1936-D PCGS MS67 (CAC)

Arkansas 1936-D PCGS MS67 (CAC)

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cac

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

Priced at: $2,500.00

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1893 Barber Dime PCGS MS66 (CAC)

1893 Barber Dime PCGS MS66 (CAC)

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

Priced at: $2,100.00

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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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1978 Eisenhower Dollar 12% Off-Center PCGS MS62

1978 Eisenhower Dollar 12% Off-Center PCGS MS62

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

Priced at: $1,200.00

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New Rochelle 1938 PCGS MS67 (CAC)

New Rochelle 1938 PCGS MS67 (CAC)

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cac

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

Priced at: $5,500.00

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1872 Two Cent Piece PCGS MS65RB (CAC)

1872 Two Cent Piece PCGS MS65RB (CAC)

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cac

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

Priced at: $15,000.00

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1881 Seated Liberty Quarter PCGS MS67 (CAC)

1881 Seated Liberty Quarter PCGS MS67 (CAC)

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cac

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

Priced at: $16,500.00

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1864 Two Cent Piece Large Motto PCGS PR66RD (CAC)

1864 Two Cent Piece Large Motto PCGS PR66RD (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #25257408cac

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

Priced at: $32,500.00

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1864 Seated Liberty Dollar PCGS MS65+ (CAC)

1864 Seated Liberty Dollar PCGS MS65+ (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #06629622cac

PCGS Population: 2 Higher: 1
CAC Population/Higher: 6/1

Priced at: $95,000.00

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1880 G$1 PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

1880 G$1 PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #29954369cac

PCGS Population: 4 Higher: 26
CAC Population/Higher: 28/20

Priced at: $6,750.00

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1881-S Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64 (CAC)

1881-S Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64 (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #12015600cac

PCGS Population: 94,285 Higher: 63,237
CAC Population/Higher: 342/2,215

Priced at: $2,000.00

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1934 Washington Quarter Medium Motto PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

1934 Washington Quarter Medium Motto PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #25391513cac

PCGS Population: 8 Higher: 1
CAC Population/Higher: 16/1

Priced at: $2,500.00

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1892-O Barber Quarter PCGS MS66 (CAC)

1892-O Barber Quarter PCGS MS66 (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #25312492cac

PCGS Population: 14 Higher: 3
CAC Population/Higher: 5/2

Priced at: $7,500.00

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1890 Seated Liberty Quarter PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

1890 Seated Liberty Quarter PCGS MS67+ (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #25309897cac

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

Priced at: $25,000.00

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1904 Medal HK-302 Louisiana Purchase Expo Yellow Bronze PCGS MS64

1904 Medal HK-302 Louisiana Purchase Expo Yellow Bronze PCGS MS64

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PCGS Cert #28915818

PCGS Population: 3 Higher: 3
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $265.00

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1920 Medal HK-449 Wilson Manila Mint Opening Silver PCGS MS64

1920 Medal HK-449 Wilson Manila Mint Opening Silver PCGS MS64

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PCGS Cert #28901834

PCGS Population: 6 Higher: 2
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

Priced at: $3,000.00

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Stone Mountain 1925 Counterstamp TEXAS/VA 53 PCGS MS64+

Stone Mountain 1925 Counterstamp TEXAS/VA 53 PCGS MS64+

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PCGS Cert #28801920

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

Priced at: $5,750.00

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1860 Patriotic Token F-511/514 The Wealth of the South White Metal PCGS MS64

1860 Patriotic Token F-511/514 The Wealth of the South White Metal PCGS MS64

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PCGS Cert #28685897

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

Priced at: $6,500.00

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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

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