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NUMISMATIC NUGGETS: OCTOBER 1, 2017

The E-Sylum (10/1/2017)


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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

Libertas Americana Medal

Libertas Americana Medal obverse Libertas Americana Medal reverse

Miss Liberty really took one on the chin, literally. This has got to be the worst condition Libertas Americana medal I've seen, but hey - it's a Libertas Americana medal. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
UNITED STATES, MEDAL, LIBERTAS AMERICANA, HISTORY, 1781, DUPRÉ, EF(40-45) (https://www.numiscorner.com/products/united-states-medal-libertas-americana-history-1781-dupre-ef40-45)

1815 Napoleon Son Medal

1815 Napoleon Son Medal obverse 1815 Napoleon Son Medal reverse

Description:
Obverse: NAPOLEON II EMP DES FRANCAIS - XX JUIN MDCCCXV, Head of Napoleon II facing left. Reverse: NAPOLEON/DONNE SON FILS A LA FRANCE/JUIN MDCCCXV., Napoleon in uniform gives his son to France. Original issue !

Country: France
Reign: Napoleon
Denomination: Bronze Medal
Year: 1815
Grade: XF
Catalog Nr.:
Metal: Bronze
Weight: 40.2
Size: 41

Now THAT'S a Baby Head! -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
France, Napoleon, Nice Bronze Medal 1815, Napoleon gives his son to France, XF (https://www.thecoinhouse-auctions.eu/auctions/auction-3-30092017/651/)

1900 South Africa Boer War Medal

1900 South Africa Boer War medal

Description: SOUTH AFRICA.
Tribute medal relating to the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek and the Boer War.
President Kruger, ZAR Medal by Cartaux.

Dimensions: 4.82 Grams. 37 mm.

Medium: Brass shells on cardboard.

Condition Report: About Uncirculated.

Literature: WORLD COINS AND MEDALS.

Notes: CMZAR.140.
Made in France, 5 Francs module size. RARE.

A rare piece I don't think Ive seen before. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 133: SOUTH AFRICA. Tribute medal relating to the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek and the Boer War. (https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-15F4D959B6)

c.1915 WWI Medal Group

WWI medal group Private Deighton

Description: First World War Family group, War medal and Victory medal (S.S. 107416 C. DEIGHTON L.STO R.N.) together with a War medal (5730 PTE. S. R. DEIGHTON. RIF BRIG.) Private Deighton was killed in action 25th September 1915, France & Flanders, (3)

It's sad to see medals separated from the soldier's family, but it happens all the time. I'm glad collectors are here to step into the breach and preserve these artifacts for the future. A nice grouping. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 890: First World War Family group, War medal and Victory medal (S.S. 107416 C. D (https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-395478B9D1)

1964 St. Louis Bicentennial Medal

1964 St. Louis Bcentennial medal obverse 1964 St. Louis Bcentennial medal reverse

The lot description calls this a "token", but it's a medal cataloged in the So-Called Dollars series. The description doesn't mention the composition, which is silver. Nice piece. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 38: ST LOUIS BICENTENNIAL TOKEN (https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-39B4C58B1B)

2013 Death Save the Queen Money Art

Death Save the Queen

1 $ Death NYC original banknote - Street Art American Artist

Technique: Collage and mixed technique on banknote
Title of the work: " Queen O "

Single work, dated 2013.
Signed by the artist with black felt.
Dimensions: 6 x 15 cm

Comes with seal sticker and certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Brand new, never framed, direct from the artist.
Shipping protected and cared. Expedited from France.

Don't ask me to explain this one - the series includes "Bikini Girl" and a Bart Simpson. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Death NYC - Queen O ($ 1 Banknote), dated 2013 and signed on the back - Unique work (http://www.lotprive.com/en/buy/contemporary-art/death-nyc-queen-o-1-banknote-dated-2013-and-signed-on-the-back-unique-work-407998)

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