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    Auction Seventy-Seven

    Highlight: in response to our Washington Post ad seeking Harding Inaugural medals, we were summoned to the office of a prominent D C. real estate developer. He had told us that he possessed two Harding medals (which we just knew were going to prove to be U.S. Mint medals!) Imagine our surprise when we were shown not just two Harding medals, but two Harding Inaugural medals in silver! The two medals were owned by the family of Samuel J. Prescott, a Washington, D.C. banker and real estate 109 *

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    The MCA Advisory, July 2007

    1/7/2007

    Highlight: the even rarer but less famous silver Warren Harding inaugural medal sold for $40,825 to the aforementioned floor bidder who was so disappointed in losing the Roosevelt medal. This is the 2^^ high world’s record price for a non-gold inaugural medal. Inaugural medals have been a specialty of PCAC for decades and the field is what it is today largely because of Joe Levine’s input. “Throughout the auction, there was humorous banter both from the auction podium manned by Joe himself and from the audience members which led to a relaxed and entertaining three hours.” larislw@aol.com My Favorite Medal: Around the World with Nuclear Task Force One (by Capt. Charles T. Creekman, Jr., USN (Ret.) In 1964, the U.S. Navy dispatched the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN- 65) escorted by

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    The MCA Advisory, July 2007

    1/7/2007

    Highlight: the even rarer but less famous silver Warren Harding inaugural medal sold for $40,825 to the aforementioned floor bidder who was so disappointed in losing the Roosevelt medal. This is the 2^^ high world’s record price for a non-gold inaugural medal. Inaugural medals have been a specialty of PCAC for decades and the field is what it is today largely because of Joe Levine’s input. “Throughout the auction, there was humorous banter both from the auction podium manned by Joe himself and from the audience members which led to a relaxed and entertaining three hours.” larislw@aol.com My Favorite Medal: Around the World with Nuclear Task Force One (by Capt. Charles T. Creekman, Jr., USN (Ret.) In 1964, the U.S. Navy dispatched the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN- 65) escorted by

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    The Great Western Collection

    Highlight: A very popular piece due to the extremely high price of the Harding inaugural medal. (D) EISENHOWER OFFICIAL INAUGURAL MEDAL, 1953. DDE 1953-4. Bronze. Unc. (D) E I S ENHOWER - NIXON OFFICIAL INAUGURAL MEDAL, 1957. DDE 1957-3. Bronze. Nice Unc. (D) KENNEDY OFFICIAL INAUGURAL MEDAL, 1961. JFK 1961-2. Silver. Unc. (F) SAME, but struck in bronze. JFK 1961-3. In Unc. (C) JOHNSON OFFICIAL INAUGURAL MEDAL, 1965. LBJ 1965-3. Silver. Unc. (D) SAME, but struck in bronze. LBJ 1965-4. In Unc. (B) NIXON OFFICIAL INAUGURAL MEDAL, 1969. RMN 1969-3. Silver. Unc. (D) SAME, but struck in bronze. RMN 1969-4. In Unc. (B) NIXON-AGNEW OFFICIAL INAUGURAL MEDAL, 1973. RMN 1973-2. Proof Silver. (D-E) SAME, but struck in antique silver. Unc. RMN 1973-3. (D-E) SAME, but in proof bronze. RMN 1973-4. (B) SAME, Anothe

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    Token and Medal Auction #36, Part 2

    Highlight: HARDING INAUGURAL BADGE. 44mm. silvered bronze in shape of maltese cross. WASHINGTON, D.C. /MARCH 4, 1921. INAUGURATION OF WAR- REN G. HARDING within center circle. 17mm. brass token with portrait of Harding encased ctr. XF. Looped at top. 1308. INAUGURATION/WARREN G. HARDING/ bust of Harding ctr. MAR. 4 - 1921 to either side. WASH- INGTON, D.C. below. Rx: Eagle with stars above. 36mm. Brass. XF. Minor rim nicks. Looped at top. PLATE. 1309. 1921 WARREN HARDING medal issued by the Keller Mechanical Engraving Co. The obverse bust of Harding is the same as used on the Official Inaugural medal. 27x34mm. AU. Illustrated by MacNeil p. 80. An Unc. in our 34th Sale brought $ 110 . 1310. WOODROW WILSON MECHANICAL CALENDAR. 45mm. Alum. AU. Obv: Bust facing of Wilson. Rx. Mechanical calendar for year

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    Catalog: Fine Collections of Coins, Medals and Paper Money. The Properties of Mr. Carl A. Johnson, Mr. E.J. Conners, Mr. Norton D. York and Others

    Highlight: 1164 1921 President Harding Inaugural Medal. Same size as last. Bronze. These Presidential medals are historically interesting. 1165 1927 Lindbergh medal, celebrating his flight New York- Paris. Fine portrait of Lindbergh. Reverse, view of his ship in flight. Bronze. Size 70. I believe it sold for $5.00 when first issued. 1166 Belgium, 1916, commemorative medal of Tenir. Con- joined busts. Bronze. 70 mm. Perfect. Very artistic. 1167 Miscellaneous Fine Medals. Panama-Pacific; Luther Re- formation ; Crane Co. ; Saxony (2) ; Lusitania Medal, etc. Nickel, bronze and composition. From 28 to 63 mm. All perfect. 9 pcs. 1168 Remainder of the medals. Small Harding medal; various souvenirs; political, commemorative, etc. From about quarter-dollar to dollar size. Brass, copper and white metal. Mostly

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    Catalogue of Interesting Consignments of Well Know Collectors To Be Sold At Auction

    Highlight: Harding Inaugural medal of Mint, 1923, 78MM., Bronze. Unc. 7

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    The Rich Uhrich Collection

    Highlight: Harding inaugural medals; and the extremely rare silver 1941 inaugural medal for FDR's third term. A selection of important numismatic reference books will command attention as well, highlighted by an absolutely superb leather bound set of the American Journal of Numismatics. A Numismatic Panorama From the preceding and other consignments you can contemplate some particularly nice Massachusetts silver coins, including Mint State pieces, a high-grade 1658 Maryland sixpence, a superb gem Newman 8-B 1787 Fugio cent, a remarkable "Specimen-67" Wash- ington Born Virginia copper with a great pedigree, and other early American issues. Among small cents such popular rarities as the 1856 Flying Eagle, 1877 Indian Head, and 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln will entice you. Three-cent pieces in silver and nicke

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    The Rich Uhrich Collection

    Highlight: Harding Inaugural Medal, 1921 3626 Warren Gamaliel Harding and Calvin Coolidge Inaugural Medal, 1921. Bronze, 68.8mm. By Darrell C. Crain. Levine WGH 1921-3. Choice Uncirculated. Obv. Bust of former Ohio newspaper publisher and Senator Harding placed dramatically off-center to the right, INAVGVRATION/ MARCH I FOVRTH/ 1921 in left field. Rev. Chiton-clad Liberty stands at 1. holding the Mace of the Senate, eight-line titles and names of Harding and Vice President Calvin Coolidge fill the field at r. Deep ruddy reddish-brown patina, struck by R. Harris & Co., Washington, D.C., who had created the Second Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Medal four years earlier. The Republican victory over Democratic contenders James M. Cox and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was to have been celebrated with "the most

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    The Rich Uhrich Collection

    Highlight: Harding Inaugural Medal patina, a trace of wire edge on the reverse and two test marks on the trim at 6:00 that are not visible from either side. Ex Dan Hansen Gollection (PGAG, November 2002, Eot 22); previ- ously ex PGAG Token & Medal Auction #43, December 1987, Eot 28. - 362 -

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    The Rich Uhrich Collection

    Highlight: Harding Inaugural material may have a bright future because of the cancellation of the official Inaugural festivities. (Total: 6 pieces) 3647 Trio of Calvin Coolidge Unofficial Inaugural Badges, 1925. Bronze, Brass. About Uncirculated-Uncirculated. Includes facing bust, U.S. flag Badger with SOUVENIR header and two shield-shaped all-inscription designs, one with header but no pin, the other without either. All Coolidge Inaugural items are scarce and elusive, since the new President was adamantly op- posed to any form or ostentation to celebrate his swearing-in to the nation's highest office. (Total: 3 pieces) 3648 Sextet of Herbert Unofficial Inaugural Badges, 1929. Bronze, Brass, silver- and goldplate. Uncirculated. Includes round, shield- and wreath-shaped bimetallic badges plus red

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