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NUMISMATIC NUGGETS: MARCH 5, 2017

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NUMISMATIC NUGGETS: MARCH 5, 2017

Here's a selection of interesting or unusual items I came across in the marketplace this week. Tell us what you think of some of these. -Editor

Germanicus Bronze

Germanicus Bronze obverse Germanicus Bronze reverse

Roman Empire - Germanicus, father of Caligula (died AD 19) bronze as (10,50 g. 28 mm.). Rome mint, 42 A.D. Claudius I restitutio. Large S.C. Scarce.

GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N. Bare head of Germanicus, right.

TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P. around large S C. RIC (Claudius) 106

Good fine condition. Nice old cabinet red-brown patina. Almost complete legends, nice portrait and great example from this scarce Claudius I restitutio of Germanicus bronze as!! 10,50 g. 28 mm.

That's one long neck. Was his father a giraffe? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
36. Roman Empire - Germanicus, father of Caligula (died AD 19) bronze as (10,50 g. 28 mm.). Rome mint, 42 A.D. Claudius I restitutio. Large S.C. (https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10536521-roman-empire-germanicus-father-of-caligula-died-ad-19-bronze-as-10-50-g-28-mm-rome-mint-42-a-d-claudius-i-restitutio-large-s-c)

Savilla Spain Silver Real

Savilla Spain Silver Real rverse Savilla Spain Silver Real obverse

1 silver Real, struck in Sevilla under the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon & Isabella (1469-1504).

Obverse: Crowned shield of Castile-Leon and Aragon.

Reverse: Yoke with traces and sheaf of arrows, S (mint mark Sevilla). Diameter: 24,5 mm Weight: 3,37 grams.

A yoke! So that's what that is. I thought the engraver was yoking with me - that's a bizarre-looking design. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
35. Spain, Sevilla - Catholic Monarchs - 1 Real - Silver - Sevilla mint (https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10467887-spain-sevilla-catholic-monarchs-1-real-silver-sevilla-mint)

1832 City of London Reform Bill Medal

1832 City of London Reform Bill Medal

CITY OF LONDON MEDAL. REFORM BILL, 1832. Struck in AR, by B. Wyon. Obv: "REFORM IN THE PRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE

A nice silver Wyon medal commemorating an Act of Parliament that instituted changes to the electoral system of England and Wales. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
CITY OF LONDON MEDAL. REFORM BILL, 1832. (www.dukes-auctions.com/auctions/86/lot/500/
CITY+OF+LONDON+MEDAL.+REFORM+BILL%2C+1832.+)

For more information on the 1832 Reform Act see:
The 1832 Reform Act (www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/21cc/struggle/chartists1/
historicalsources/source2/reformact.html)

1833 Kingdom of Sardinia 50 Cent

1833 Kingdom of Sardinia 50 Cent obverse 1833 Kingdom of Sardinia 50 Cent reverse

Kingdom of Sardinia - 50 Cent, 1833, Genoa, Carlo Alberto – silver
Note: Very rare coin (R3) Only 136 specimens produced!
References: Gigante Catalogue n°: 140

An interesting and quite rare piece. But what caught my eye is how much Carlo Alberto looks like former President Bill Clinton. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
48. Kingdom of Sardinia - 50 Cent, 1833, Genoa, Carlo Alberto – silver (https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10532067-kingdom-of-sardinia-50-cent-1833-genoa-carlo-alberto-silver)

1857 Prince Edward Island "Self Government" Token

1857 Prince Edward Island Self Government Token obverse 1857 Prince Edward Island Self Government Token reverse

Description: Token issued by prince Edward Island "self Government and Free Trade" 1857

The above "Reform Act" medal was issued AFTER government had enacted new laws. This token is an example of how people speak out BEFORE such event - raising attention to their political causes through many means, including numismatic. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 126: 1857 Prince Edward Island "Self Government" token (www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-0DF402C85C)

1866 Hong Kong Dollar

1866 Hong Kong Dollar obverse 1866 Hong Kong Dollar reverse

HONG KONG. Dollar, 1866. PCGS AU-55.
KM-10; Mars-C41. Beautiful colorful toning pervading the entire surface. Golden and magenta coloring is found in the centers while the most vibrant lilac, royal blue and seafoam green highlights are found in the outer periphery. Only mild bag marks and light touches of wear to high points consistent with the assigned grade

Pretty toning, and a nice design incorporating elements of both east and -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
71001 HONG KONG. Dollar, 1866. (https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots/view/3-6WVQC)

1934 V8 Ford Century Of Progress Medal

1934 V8 Ford Century Of Progress Medal obverse 1934 V8 Ford Century Of Progress Medal reverse

Description: 1934 V8 Ford Century Of Progress Exposition, Chicago Worlds Fair Token, 1 1/4"

I'm not sure why I was attracted to this ugly thing. I guess it's the clean lines and Art Deco style of this very plain medal. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 190: 1934 V8 Ford Century Of Progress Exposition, Chicago Worlds Fair Token, 1 1/4" (www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-5B043F78B4)

Butcher's Slaughter Token

Butcher's Slaughter Token obverse Butcher's Slaughter Token reverse

Description: Copper token, 'thin slaughter wages' A copper token, 'thin slaughter wages', Dimensions: 3.5X4 cm.

HEBREW
טוקן נחושת 'שכר שחיטה דקה'
טוקן נחושת 'שכר שחיטה דקה', מידות: 3.5X4 ס"מ.

I asked dealer Bill Rosenblum about this one - I'd never seen anything like it. -Editor

Bill writes:

Tokens like this were used to pay the butcher or the Rabbi who would "slaughter" chickens the "Kosher" way. They were used in Europe quite frequently in the 18th and 19th century. I'm not familiar with the one pictured and to me it looks quite modern.

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 121: Copper token, 'thin slaughter wages' (www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-7484BC5881)

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