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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A Pair of Lorillard (Lorrilard) Wise Plaster Models Submitted for the New Rochelle Commemorative Half Dollar

A Pair of Lorillard (Lorrilard) Wise Plaster Models Submitted for the New Rochelle Commemorative Half Dollar

Lorillard (or Lorrilard, as per Don Taxay) Wise was the first artist contacted about producing models for the proposed New Rochelle commemorative half dollar design. Interestingly, the designs and plasters were originally approved only to be highly modified and later rejected entirely with the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) moving to another artist (Gertrude Lathrop; designer of the previously issued Albany commemorative).

A July 20, 1936 letter from Charles Moore to acting Mint Director Mary O’Reilly requested that certain aspects of the submitted design be reworked and, after this was done, a follow up letter of August 17, 1936 to acting Mint Director O’Reilly stated that the models should be approved with some additional modifications. At that time the conditionally approved design featured a Native American crouched along the shore with ship in background on obverse paired with the New Rochelle coat of arms on reverse, which would match the pair of plasters offered presently. Photographs of these plasters are also included in Taxay’s “An Illustrated History of US Commemorative Coinage” on page 197. Instead of smoothly transitioning to coinage production, additional critiques of the designs were ongoing and a complete reworking of the Native American obverse was later submitted as a sketch including merely the shoreline of New Rochelle. At this point the CFA was split as to approving the designs and plans were put into place to remove Lorillard Wise from involvement and to instead go with Gertrude Lathrop for coinage design and production.

The initially approved designs by Wise, included here, offer a very different view of what might have been for the New Rochelle commemorative half dollar. The positioning of the Native American, in an apparent crouch, seems somewhat odd today and this was also the case in the critiques of 1936 as well as in 1967 when Taxay wrote “The obverse featured an Indian who anatomy can only be described as unfortunate.” There are two positions that the word LIBERTY appears on these first-draft models; one obverse has the inscription on the sun and another has it in the vegetation directly behind the Native American. The plaster included here has the inscription on the sun.

The two plasters included are quite clean with a crisp white appearance and essentially smooth, unmarked reverses. They are approximately nine inches across and one inch deep and neither is a perfect circle, but instead each shows irregular borders immediately surrounding the raised borders that encircle the proposed design.

 

Priced at: $7,500.00

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1863 Seated Liberty Dime PCGS MS66+ (CAC)

1863 Seated Liberty Dime PCGS MS66+ (CAC)

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cac

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

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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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1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar PCGS MS65 (CAC)

1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar PCGS MS65 (CAC)

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cac

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

Priced at: $20,000.00

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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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1881-S Morgan Dollar PCGS MS66 (CAC)

1881-S Morgan Dollar PCGS MS66 (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #06622974cac

PCGS Population: 12,277 Higher: 1,834
CAC Population/Higher: 894/494

Priced at: $1,850.00

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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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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

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

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

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