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    The Minot Collection



    THE MINOT COLLECTION MEDALS ASSAY COMMISSION MEDALS julian keusch AC 583 Assay Commission Medal 1877 Copper bronzed 33 5mm 585 By William Barber Julian Keusch AC 16 Obv Ancient scientist Archimedes discovering Specific Gravity Rev Laurel and oak enclose ANNUAL ASSAY 1877 One of 25 pieces struck Deep reflective brown surfaces Choice Uncirculated 584 Assay Commission Medal 1883 Copper bronzed 33 6mm By George T Morgan Julian Keusch AC 26 Ob


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    The Philadelphia Americana Sales



    Stack s Bowers Galleries The Philadelphia Americana Sale 151 1892 1897 Assay Commission Medal Mule Julian Keusch AC 36 AC 41 julian keusch Unlisted in this Form Silver Unc 33 7 millimeters 3 2 millimeters thick 22 84 grams Obv large bust of Benjamin Harrison left finely beaded border Rev Prudence stands with mirror and scales regarding an ancient Greek coin depicting Minerva in Corin thian helmet at right legend THE MINT OF THE UNITED STATES ANNUAL ASSAY 1897 By George T Morgan This remarkable Assay Commissio


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    The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, U.S. Coins



    Session Three Starts 6 00 PM CT Wednesday August 14 2013 1110 1901 U S Assay Commission Medal Silver 40 x 57 mm julian keusch AC 45 Choice About Uncirculated Dies by Charles Barber and George Morgan Golden gray with subtle luster struck with a very light matte finish The highpoints on both side show some coppery toning No bad marks quite pleasing The weight 53 98 grams is between the weight of the two Keusch specimens 56 74 and 53 24 grams both silver which brought 920 and 862 50 in 2008 though this pie


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ine Designs as last on separate planchets Carelessly handled some scattered marks Total 3 pieces 1324 1873 Buffalo Schools Medal Silver 35 9mm By William C harles E Barber Julian SC 1 4 About Extremely Fine Obv Jesse Ketchum head 1 Rev Education crowns youth engraved 2159 in exergue Edge bump cleaned long ago 1325 1867 U S Assay Commission Medal Silver 33 2mm 15 grams julian keusch AC 3 Raritv 5 By James B Longacre Choice Ex tremely Fine Obv Oak crowned Liberty bust from 1859 pattern half dollar Rev Small closed wreath ANNUAL ASSAY 1867 Somewhat uneven surfaces bear a few scattered marks faint steely toning 1 326 1881 I S ssay ommission Medal Silver 33 6mm 16 7 grams By George I Morgan and harles E Barber IK AC 24 Rarity 5 hoice bout I ncirc


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    The Philadelphia Americana Sales



    Stack s Bowers Galleries The Philadelphia Americana Sale 151 1892 1897 Assay Commission Medal Mule Julian Keusch AC 36 AC 41 julian keusch Unlisted in this Form Silver Unc 33 7 millimeters 3 2 millimeters thick 22 84 grams Obv large bust of Benjamin Harrison left finely beaded border Rev Prudence stands with mirror and scales regarding an ancient Greek coin depicting Minerva in Corin thian helmet at right legend THE MINT OF THE UNITED STATES ANNUAL ASSAY 1897 By George T Morgan This remarkable Assay Commissio


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    The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, U.S. Coins



    Session Three Starts 6 00 PM CT Wednesday August 14 2013 1110 1901 U S Assay Commission Medal Silver 40 x 57 mm julian keusch AC 45 Choice About Uncirculated Dies by Charles Barber and George Morgan Golden gray with subtle luster struck with a very light matte finish The highpoints on both side show some coppery toning No bad marks quite pleasing The weight 53 98 grams is between the weight of the two Keusch specimens 56 74 and 53 24 grams both silver which brought 920 and 862 50 in 2008 though this pie


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ine Designs as last on separate planchets Carelessly handled some scattered marks Total 3 pieces 1324 1873 Buffalo Schools Medal Silver 35 9mm By William C harles E Barber Julian SC 1 4 About Extremely Fine Obv Jesse Ketchum head 1 Rev Education crowns youth engraved 2159 in exergue Edge bump cleaned long ago 1325 1867 U S Assay Commission Medal Silver 33 2mm 15 grams julian keusch AC 3 Raritv 5 By James B Longacre Choice Ex tremely Fine Obv Oak crowned Liberty bust from 1859 pattern half dollar Rev Small closed wreath ANNUAL ASSAY 1867 Somewhat uneven surfaces bear a few scattered marks faint steely toning 1 326 1881 I S ssay ommission Medal Silver 33 6mm 16 7 grams By George I Morgan and harles E Barber IK AC 24 Rarity 5 hoice bout I ncirc


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    The Philadelphia Americana Sales



    Stack s Bowers Galleries The Philadelphia Americana Sale 151 1892 1897 Assay Commission Medal Mule Julian Keusch AC 36 AC 41 julian keusch Unlisted in this Form Silver Unc 33 7 millimeters 3 2 millimeters thick 22 84 grams Obv large bust of Benjamin Harrison left finely beaded border Rev Prudence stands with mirror and scales regarding an ancient Greek coin depicting Minerva in Corin thian helmet at right legend THE MINT OF THE UNITED STATES ANNUAL ASSAY 1897 By George T Morgan This remarkable Assay Commissio


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    The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, U.S. Coins



    Session Three Starts 6 00 PM CT Wednesday August 14 2013 1110 1901 U S Assay Commission Medal Silver 40 x 57 mm julian keusch AC 45 Choice About Uncirculated Dies by Charles Barber and George Morgan Golden gray with subtle luster struck with a very light matte finish The highpoints on both side show some coppery toning No bad marks quite pleasing The weight 53 98 grams is between the weight of the two Keusch specimens 56 74 and 53 24 grams both silver which brought 920 and 862 50 in 2008 though this pie


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ine Designs as last on separate planchets Carelessly handled some scattered marks Total 3 pieces 1324 1873 Buffalo Schools Medal Silver 35 9mm By William C harles E Barber Julian SC 1 4 About Extremely Fine Obv Jesse Ketchum head 1 Rev Education crowns youth engraved 2159 in exergue Edge bump cleaned long ago 1325 1867 U S Assay Commission Medal Silver 33 2mm 15 grams julian keusch AC 3 Raritv 5 By James B Longacre Choice Ex tremely Fine Obv Oak crowned Liberty bust from 1859 pattern half dollar Rev Small closed wreath ANNUAL ASSAY 1867 Somewhat uneven surfaces bear a few scattered marks faint steely toning 1 326 1881 I S ssay ommission Medal Silver 33 6mm 16 7 grams By George I Morgan and harles E Barber IK AC 24 Rarity 5 hoice bout I ncirc


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    ssay Medal 5341 U S Assay Commission Uniface Medal 1949 Bronze 50 05mm By Frank Gasparro Reverse of AC 94 A narrow laurel wreath encircles the fagade of the 1901 Philadelphia Mint within an unusual legend announcing ANNUAE ASSAY COMMISSION TREASURY DEPARTMENT not U S Mint This fascinating strike omits the allegorical obverse by Gilroy Roberts and may be unique It was noted in the julian keusch reference A bronze uniface of the reverse is in the Keusch collection Plain edge tan gold patina Uncirculated Julian Keusch wrote that the Mint facade with the Alexander Hamilton statue between the pillars has interest for collectors of Lincoln cents as elements of the design seem to foreshadow the 1959 memorial reverse design 358


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    The August 2016 ANA Auction, U.S. Coins



    Bronze 33 mm By William Barber JK AC 18 Baker 348 Rarity 5 MS 65 BN NGC A smooth and inviting piece with handsome copper rose patina Satiny to modestly semi reflective in flnish both sides are also fully struck with razor sharp detail throughout the design An appealing example in all regards 1085 1891 U S Assay Commission Medal Copper 33 mm By Charles Barber and George Morgan julian keusch AC 35 Julian MT 25 Rarity 8 MS 64 BN NGC An apparently unique assay commission medal in the style originally intended to be issued for the 1891 assay however the death of Treasury Secretary William Windom on January 29 1891 prompted a hasty change in design in order to honor Windom by placing his portrait on the medal instead of the planned image of President Harrison The obverse of Wi


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    h of Allegiance All 20th Century releases SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS Total 7 pieces 2537 Pair of Yellow Bronze Mint List Medals U S Grant Presidential Medal Rutherford B Hayes Oval Indian Peace Medal Modern strikes About Uncirculated Uncirculated Total 2 pieces ASSAY COMMISSION MEDALS 253S U S Assay Commission Medal 1898 Silver 33 9mm By Charles E Barber and George T Morgan julian keusch AC 42 McKinley bust 1 from Presidential Medal Rev Justice blindfold with scales coiner flank pillar with Minerva bust About Uncirculated Rare 1972 United States Assay Commission Medal 2539 U S Assay Commission Medal 1972 Rarity 7 Bronze 57 1 mm By Frank Gasparro and Sheri J Win ter Julian Keusch AC 1 16 Obv Treasury Secretary and former Texas Governor facing Rev Treasury Bui


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    Charles McSorley Collection of Nineteenth Century Political Campaign Tokens, Part II



    13 57 3mm Bronze Frank Gasparro Obv Philip Fowler Rev Sc Uncirculated with light speckled tarnish Obverse with a bust of Nixon to the right PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES above his name in 3 lines in the left field The reverse depicts of view of the Philadelphia Mint an Assay Commission inscrip tion in the exergue The OTACS pamphlet states that 45 of these medals were struck julian keusch states that Except for 1977 this is sue is the most common of the late medals This statement is not entirely accurate At the time that Julian Keusch wrote their fine catalog the Nixon medal had appeared privately and at auction more often than any of the other late medals but that did not mean that more of them were struck than the others There are in fact several issues with higher


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    Charles McSorley Collection of Nineteenth Century Political Campaign Tokens, Part II



    13 57 3mm Bronze Frank Gasparro Obv Philip Fowler Rev Sc Uncirculated with light speckled tarnish Obverse with a bust of Nixon to the right PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES above his name in 3 lines in the left field The reverse depicts of view of the Philadelphia Mint an Assay Commission inscrip tion in the exergue The OTACS pamphlet states that 45 of these medals were struck julian keusch states that Except for 1977 this is sue is the most common of the late medals This statement is not entirely accurate At the time that Julian Keusch wrote their fine catalog the Nixon medal had appeared privately and at auction more often than any of the other late medals but that did not mean that more of them were struck than the others There are in fact several issues with higher


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    ssay Medal 5341 U S Assay Commission Uniface Medal 1949 Bronze 50 05mm By Frank Gasparro Reverse of AC 94 A narrow laurel wreath encircles the fagade of the 1901 Philadelphia Mint within an unusual legend announcing ANNUAE ASSAY COMMISSION TREASURY DEPARTMENT not U S Mint This fascinating strike omits the allegorical obverse by Gilroy Roberts and may be unique It was noted in the julian keusch reference A bronze uniface of the reverse is in the Keusch collection Plain edge tan gold patina Uncirculated Julian Keusch wrote that the Mint facade with the Alexander Hamilton statue between the pillars has interest for collectors of Lincoln cents as elements of the design seem to foreshadow the 1959 memorial reverse design 358


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    The August 2016 ANA Auction, U.S. Coins



    Bronze 33 mm By William Barber JK AC 18 Baker 348 Rarity 5 MS 65 BN NGC A smooth and inviting piece with handsome copper rose patina Satiny to modestly semi reflective in flnish both sides are also fully struck with razor sharp detail throughout the design An appealing example in all regards 1085 1891 U S Assay Commission Medal Copper 33 mm By Charles Barber and George Morgan julian keusch AC 35 Julian MT 25 Rarity 8 MS 64 BN NGC An apparently unique assay commission medal in the style originally intended to be issued for the 1891 assay however the death of Treasury Secretary William Windom on January 29 1891 prompted a hasty change in design in order to honor Windom by placing his portrait on the medal instead of the planned image of President Harrison The obverse of Wi


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    h of Allegiance All 20th Century releases SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS Total 7 pieces 2537 Pair of Yellow Bronze Mint List Medals U S Grant Presidential Medal Rutherford B Hayes Oval Indian Peace Medal Modern strikes About Uncirculated Uncirculated Total 2 pieces ASSAY COMMISSION MEDALS 253S U S Assay Commission Medal 1898 Silver 33 9mm By Charles E Barber and George T Morgan julian keusch AC 42 McKinley bust 1 from Presidential Medal Rev Justice blindfold with scales coiner flank pillar with Minerva bust About Uncirculated Rare 1972 United States Assay Commission Medal 2539 U S Assay Commission Medal 1972 Rarity 7 Bronze 57 1 mm By Frank Gasparro and Sheri J Win ter Julian Keusch AC 1 16 Obv Treasury Secretary and former Texas Governor facing Rev Treasury Bui


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    Charles McSorley Collection of Nineteenth Century Political Campaign Tokens, Part II



    13 57 3mm Bronze Frank Gasparro Obv Philip Fowler Rev Sc Uncirculated with light speckled tarnish Obverse with a bust of Nixon to the right PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES above his name in 3 lines in the left field The reverse depicts of view of the Philadelphia Mint an Assay Commission inscrip tion in the exergue The OTACS pamphlet states that 45 of these medals were struck julian keusch states that Except for 1977 this is sue is the most common of the late medals This statement is not entirely accurate At the time that Julian Keusch wrote their fine catalog the Nixon medal had appeared privately and at auction more often than any of the other late medals but that did not mean that more of them were struck than the others There are in fact several issues with higher


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    ssay Medal 5341 U S Assay Commission Uniface Medal 1949 Bronze 50 05mm By Frank Gasparro Reverse of AC 94 A narrow laurel wreath encircles the fagade of the 1901 Philadelphia Mint within an unusual legend announcing ANNUAE ASSAY COMMISSION TREASURY DEPARTMENT not U S Mint This fascinating strike omits the allegorical obverse by Gilroy Roberts and may be unique It was noted in the julian keusch reference A bronze uniface of the reverse is in the Keusch collection Plain edge tan gold patina Uncirculated Julian Keusch wrote that the Mint facade with the Alexander Hamilton statue between the pillars has interest for collectors of Lincoln cents as elements of the design seem to foreshadow the 1959 memorial reverse design 358


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    The August 2016 ANA Auction, U.S. Coins



    Bronze 33 mm By William Barber JK AC 18 Baker 348 Rarity 5 MS 65 BN NGC A smooth and inviting piece with handsome copper rose patina Satiny to modestly semi reflective in flnish both sides are also fully struck with razor sharp detail throughout the design An appealing example in all regards 1085 1891 U S Assay Commission Medal Copper 33 mm By Charles Barber and George Morgan julian keusch AC 35 Julian MT 25 Rarity 8 MS 64 BN NGC An apparently unique assay commission medal in the style originally intended to be issued for the 1891 assay however the death of Treasury Secretary William Windom on January 29 1891 prompted a hasty change in design in order to honor Windom by placing his portrait on the medal instead of the planned image of President Harrison The obverse of Wi


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    h of Allegiance All 20th Century releases SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS Total 7 pieces 2537 Pair of Yellow Bronze Mint List Medals U S Grant Presidential Medal Rutherford B Hayes Oval Indian Peace Medal Modern strikes About Uncirculated Uncirculated Total 2 pieces ASSAY COMMISSION MEDALS 253S U S Assay Commission Medal 1898 Silver 33 9mm By Charles E Barber and George T Morgan julian keusch AC 42 McKinley bust 1 from Presidential Medal Rev Justice blindfold with scales coiner flank pillar with Minerva bust About Uncirculated Rare 1972 United States Assay Commission Medal 2539 U S Assay Commission Medal 1972 Rarity 7 Bronze 57 1 mm By Frank Gasparro and Sheri J Win ter Julian Keusch AC 1 16 Obv Treasury Secretary and former Texas Governor facing Rev Treasury Bui


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    Ambassador J. William Middendorf, II Collection



    the form of a Greek coin F G 379 1 900 ASSAY COMMISSION MEDAL JK AC 44 33mm Silver Charles Barber Obv George Morgan Rev Sc Lovely iridescently toned Uncirculated The obverse bears the portrait of President McKinley to the left while the reverse depicts a seated goddess holding balance scales in her left hand and her right hand resting on a shield In the background is a temple julian keusch report that only 40 medals were struck in Silver G H PLATE 380 RARE 1901 ASSAY COMMISSION MEDAL IN COPPER JK AC 45 39x55 7mm Copper Charles Barber Obv George Morgan Rev Sc Choice About Uncirculated The obverse features the portrait of William McKinley facing left with legends above and below The reverse shows an assayer at work a motif copied from the reverse of the 1891 iss


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    Auction Sixty



    lliam Barber Sc Essentially Uncirculated but with some very light cabinet friction on the woman s shoul der on the reverse Attractive mahogany surfaces Obverse bust right of former Mint Director H R Linderman The re verse depicts a woman laying a wreath at the tomb of Joseph Henry Tree of Life and upended torch to left One of the more elusive of the 19th Century Assay Commission medals julian keusch found records substanti ating 30 bronze strikings This is the only medal in the series which uses this particular reverse G 1880 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 20 33 5mm Copper bronzed George Morgan Obv William Barber Rev Sc About Uncirculated with several spots on Hayes neck and a few tiny ones in the field Obverse bust of Hayes to the left Reverse with a kneeling figure of a partially


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    Auction Sixty Two



    am Barber Sc Essentially Uncirculated but with some very light cabinet friction on the woman s shoul der on the reverse Attractive mahogany surfaces Obverse bust right of former Mint Director H R Linderman The re verse depicts a woman laying a wreath at the tomb of Joseph Henry Tree of Life and upended torch to left One of the more elusive of the 19th Century Assay Commis sion medals julian keusch found records substantiating 30 bronze strikings This is the only medal in the series which uses this particular reverse G 1883 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 26 33 5mm Copper George Morgan Sc Uncirculated but with several tiny rim nicks The obverse features a bust left of President Arthur while the re verse bears a scene of a robed woman in classical dress in structing a small boy in the use o


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    Charles McSorley Collection of Nineteenth Century Political Campaign Tokens



    339 1879 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 19 37 7mm Copper bronzed William Barber Sc Nice Uncirculated with a few very minor obverse spots Attractive mahogany surfaces Obverse bust right of former Mint Director H R Lindcrman The reverse depicts a woman laying a wreath at the tomb of Joseph Henry The Tree of Life and upended torch are at left One of the more elusive of the 19th century Assay Medals julian keusch found records substantiating 30 bronze strikings This is the only medal in this series which uses this particular reverse G 340 1884 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 27 33 7mm Copper George Morgan Sc Choice Uncirculated The obverse bears a bust left of President Arthur a reduction from Morgan s medal for the Mint Presidential Series The reverse depicts a robed 344 1913 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 57 4


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    Richard B. Dusterberg Collection of Official Presidential Inaugural Medals and Memorabilia



    879 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 19 37 7mm Silver William Barber Sc A well toned proof with just the slight est bit of rub on the high spots Obverse bust right of former Mint Director H R Linderman The reverse depicts a woman laying a wreath at the tomb of Joseph Henry The Tree of Life and upended torch is at left One of the more elusive of the 19th century Assay Medals in both silver and bronze julian keusch found records sub stantiating only 4 silver and 30 bronze strikings We note only two offerings of the silver medal in the past 20 years This is the only medal in this series which uses this partial lar reverse The Dreyfuss Fred and Salisbury Collections i were all without an example This specimen is from the j Virgil Brand Collection 1108 where brought 1320 00 80


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    Richard B. Dusterberg Collection of Official Presidential Inaugural Medals and Memorabilia



    ERSE DIE TRIAL OF MORGAN S PATTERN FOR THE FIRST TERMS COOLIDGE MINT MEDAL 1924 89 4 x 83 8mm oblong Bronze Untrimmed George Morgan Sc Uniface About Uncirculated Obverse with a profile bust of Coolidge to the right MORGAN 1924 on the truncation of the bust A 5 1 mm reduction of this portrait appears on the 1924 Assay Commission medal According to the notes on the 1925 Assay medal in julian keusch this portrait met with the President s disapproval because it showed him too heavy in the face and the President wanted a much thin Lot 454 ner visage Morgan complied with this request and th result was an obverse portrait showing Coolidge with longer and thinner nose and more definition to his facie features making him appear thinner In addition the head appears larger than on th


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    Ambassador J. William Middendorf, II Collection



    the form of a Greek coin F G 379 1 900 ASSAY COMMISSION MEDAL JK AC 44 33mm Silver Charles Barber Obv George Morgan Rev Sc Lovely iridescently toned Uncirculated The obverse bears the portrait of President McKinley to the left while the reverse depicts a seated goddess holding balance scales in her left hand and her right hand resting on a shield In the background is a temple julian keusch report that only 40 medals were struck in Silver G H PLATE 380 RARE 1901 ASSAY COMMISSION MEDAL IN COPPER JK AC 45 39x55 7mm Copper Charles Barber Obv George Morgan Rev Sc Choice About Uncirculated The obverse features the portrait of William McKinley facing left with legends above and below The reverse shows an assayer at work a motif copied from the reverse of the 1891 iss


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    Auction Sixty



    lliam Barber Sc Essentially Uncirculated but with some very light cabinet friction on the woman s shoul der on the reverse Attractive mahogany surfaces Obverse bust right of former Mint Director H R Linderman The re verse depicts a woman laying a wreath at the tomb of Joseph Henry Tree of Life and upended torch to left One of the more elusive of the 19th Century Assay Commission medals julian keusch found records substanti ating 30 bronze strikings This is the only medal in the series which uses this particular reverse G 1880 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 20 33 5mm Copper bronzed George Morgan Obv William Barber Rev Sc About Uncirculated with several spots on Hayes neck and a few tiny ones in the field Obverse bust of Hayes to the left Reverse with a kneeling figure of a partially


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    Auction Sixty Two



    am Barber Sc Essentially Uncirculated but with some very light cabinet friction on the woman s shoul der on the reverse Attractive mahogany surfaces Obverse bust right of former Mint Director H R Linderman The re verse depicts a woman laying a wreath at the tomb of Joseph Henry Tree of Life and upended torch to left One of the more elusive of the 19th Century Assay Commis sion medals julian keusch found records substantiating 30 bronze strikings This is the only medal in the series which uses this particular reverse G 1883 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 26 33 5mm Copper George Morgan Sc Uncirculated but with several tiny rim nicks The obverse features a bust left of President Arthur while the re verse bears a scene of a robed woman in classical dress in structing a small boy in the use o


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    Charles McSorley Collection of Nineteenth Century Political Campaign Tokens



    339 1879 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 19 37 7mm Copper bronzed William Barber Sc Nice Uncirculated with a few very minor obverse spots Attractive mahogany surfaces Obverse bust right of former Mint Director H R Lindcrman The reverse depicts a woman laying a wreath at the tomb of Joseph Henry The Tree of Life and upended torch are at left One of the more elusive of the 19th century Assay Medals julian keusch found records substantiating 30 bronze strikings This is the only medal in this series which uses this particular reverse G 340 1884 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 27 33 7mm Copper George Morgan Sc Choice Uncirculated The obverse bears a bust left of President Arthur a reduction from Morgan s medal for the Mint Presidential Series The reverse depicts a robed 344 1913 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 57 4


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    Richard B. Dusterberg Collection of Official Presidential Inaugural Medals and Memorabilia



    879 ASSAY MEDAL JK AC 19 37 7mm Silver William Barber Sc A well toned proof with just the slight est bit of rub on the high spots Obverse bust right of former Mint Director H R Linderman The reverse depicts a woman laying a wreath at the tomb of Joseph Henry The Tree of Life and upended torch is at left One of the more elusive of the 19th century Assay Medals in both silver and bronze julian keusch found records sub stantiating only 4 silver and 30 bronze strikings We note only two offerings of the silver medal in the past 20 years This is the only medal in this series which uses this partial lar reverse The Dreyfuss Fred and Salisbury Collections i were all without an example This specimen is from the j Virgil Brand Collection 1108 where brought 1320 00 80


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    Richard B. Dusterberg Collection of Official Presidential Inaugural Medals and Memorabilia



    ERSE DIE TRIAL OF MORGAN S PATTERN FOR THE FIRST TERMS COOLIDGE MINT MEDAL 1924 89 4 x 83 8mm oblong Bronze Untrimmed George Morgan Sc Uniface About Uncirculated Obverse with a profile bust of Coolidge to the right MORGAN 1924 on the truncation of the bust A 5 1 mm reduction of this portrait appears on the 1924 Assay Commission medal According to the notes on the 1925 Assay medal in julian keusch this portrait met with the President s disapproval because it showed him too heavy in the face and the President wanted a much thin Lot 454 ner visage Morgan complied with this request and th result was an obverse portrait showing Coolidge with longer and thinner nose and more definition to his facie features making him appear thinner In addition the head appears larger than on th


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