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1888 Seated Liberty Dime NGC MS65 (CAC)

1888 Seated Liberty Dime NGC MS65 (CAC)

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NGC Population: 39 Higher: 28
CAC Population/Higher: 3/14

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1916 Barber Dime NGC MS67 (CAC)

1916 Barber Dime NGC MS67 (CAC)

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NGC Population: 8 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: 5/0

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1936 Mercury Dime PCGS PR66 (CAC)

1936 Mercury Dime PCGS PR66 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 318 Higher: 57
CAC Population/Higher: 97/24

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1937 Buffalo Nickel PCGS PR67 (CAC)

1937 Buffalo Nickel PCGS PR67 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 445 Higher: 18
CAC Population/Higher: 204/8

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1869 Seated Liberty Half Dime PCGS PR65 (CAC)

1869 Seated Liberty Half Dime PCGS PR65 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 31 Higher: 11
CAC Population/Higher: 2/7

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1868 Seated Liberty Half Dime PCGS PR65+ (CAC)

1868 Seated Liberty Half Dime PCGS PR65+ (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 1 Higher: 13
CAC Population/Higher: 2/9

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1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime PCGS MS65

1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime PCGS MS65

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PCGS Population: 10 Higher: 10
CAC Population/Higher: 2/6

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1862 Indian Head Cent PCGS PR64+ (CAC)

1862 Indian Head Cent PCGS PR64+ (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 6 Higher: 104
CAC Population/Higher: 15/16

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1872 Two Cent Piece NGC PF66RD

1872 Two Cent Piece NGC PF66RD

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NGC Population: 5 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: 3/0

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1855 Seated Liberty Quarter with Arrows PCGS MS66

1855 Seated Liberty Quarter with Arrows PCGS MS66

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PCGS Population: 4 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: 1/1

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Norse Medal 1925 Thick PCGS MS66+

Norse Medal 1925 Thick PCGS MS66+

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

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1884 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS67 (CAC)

1884 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS67 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 6 Higher: 0
CAC Population/Higher: 6/1

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Texas 1935-D PCGS MS67 (CAC)

Texas 1935-D PCGS MS67 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 222 Higher: 5
CAC Population/Higher: 105/1

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Norfolk 1936 PCGS MS68 (CAC)

Norfolk 1936 PCGS MS68 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 178 Higher: 1
CAC Population/Higher: 57/0

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Norfolk 1936 PCGS MS67 (CAC)

Norfolk 1936 PCGS MS67 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 1,059 Higher: 179
CAC Population/Higher: 302/57

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1861 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS65 (CAC)

1861 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS65 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 21 Higher: 15
CAC Population/Higher: 9/9

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1837 Reeded Edge Half Dollar PCGS MS64 (CAC)

1837 Reeded Edge Half Dollar PCGS MS64 (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 90 Higher: 29
CAC Population/Higher: 30/12

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Lafayette Dollar 1900 PCGS MS65+ (CAC)

Lafayette Dollar 1900 PCGS MS65+ (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 9 Higher: 96
CAC Population/Higher: 59/25

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Lafayette Dollar 1900 PCGS MS66+ (CAC)

Lafayette Dollar 1900 PCGS MS66+ (CAC)

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PCGS Population: 6 Higher: 5
CAC Population/Higher: 24/1

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Two Guns Great Northern Railway Print Ad Painted by Winold Reiss

Two Guns Great Northern Railway Print Ad Painted by Winold Reiss

Winold Reiss (1886-1953) was a German-born artist who immigrated to America in 1913 at 27-years of age after having trained as an artist in Germany. Surviving photographs suggest he was not dissimilar in appearance to a young Albert Einstein. He described himself as a modernist, though the term realist was added later, and his works were exhibited extensively during his lifetime. After death, his works continued to receive study and acclaim and they are still exhibited regularly. Recent exhibits include viewings at the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH), Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX), the German Consulate (New York, NY) and Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY).

Reiss (pronounced “Rice”) believed that portraits could capture the soul of the individual and he produced a series of portraits titled the “New Negroes” in Harlem that received wide acclaim before going to the US West to produce Native American portraits of members of the Blackfeet and Blood Indians of the US Northwest and Canada. This latter series would be used in an extensive advertising campaign by the Great Northern Railway. Larger works include the Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural.

The present print ad is titled “Two Guns” with caption-

“Son of one of the last great Pecunnie Chieftains, White Calf, who died in Washington, D.C., in 1904, while there on a mission for his people.”

The bottom margin of the portrait also has “Printed in U.S.A.” on the right side and “From original portrait by Winold Reiss, New York. Copyright Great Northern Ry. Co., Saint Paul”. This series of advertisements were apparently produced in 1940, though it cannot be stated unequivocally that there were not slightly prior or later productions.

The subject of the portrait, Two Guns (1872-1934), has long been associated with the Buffalo nickel. Two Guns became a chief upon the death of his father and headed up a largely secret organization named the Mad Dog Society that had as its goal the preservation of Blackfoot heritage. He also continued to request or otherwise compel the United States government to pay the monies owed to Native Americans, where he and his goals were not always accepted readily. The lasting “claim to fame” for Two Guns, in the eyes of most living today, would be his association with the portrait on the Buffalo nickel. James Earle Fraser had written in 1913 that Iron Tail, Two Moons “and one or two others” were used to produce a composite portrait. Almost immediately, John Two Guns White Calf emerged as the third person in the composite, though this has never been proven definitively.

The print ad featured here is approximately 9 inches x 12 inches with overall terrific integrity to the paper though it has some corner dents and mild, localized creases consistent with its age. The reverse is unmarked, but has an approximately 2-3 inch remnant of fabric-type tape at the center top. The portrait was produced in bright, vivid colors and this has been retained.

 

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Notes on Our Next Show

Central States Numismatic Society

April 22-25, 2015
Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL

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

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

GSNA Convention
May 14-16, 2015
Ukrainian Cultural Center
Somerset, NJ

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

Whitman Coin Expo
July 16-19, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Missouri Numismatic Society 55th Annual Coin Show
July 23-25, 2015
The Saint Charles Convention Center
Saint Charles, MO

American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money
August 11-15, 2015
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Whitman Coin Expo
November 5-8, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

The 59th Houston Money Show
December 3-5, 2015
Geo. R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX