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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 2, January 9, 2022, Article 20

NUMISMATIC NUGGETS: JANUARY 9, 2022

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

1792 Indian Peace Medal?
1792 Washington Indian Peace Medal obverse is-it-genuine 1792 Washington Indian Peace Medal reverse is-it-genuine

Medal depicting George Washington receiving a peace pipe from a Native American chief. U.S. Seal verso. Large version, engraved, not cast, with what looks like a lion seal at the hasp, riveted edge. Includes chain. 6 5/8" x 4 7/8", very good condition. 8.98 ozt.

From Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Maine. The lot description says nothing about authenticity. Did we see this one before? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
RARE COIN SILVER INDIAN PEACE MEDAL 1792 (https://live.thomastonauction.com/lots/view/1-58TGF7/rare-coin-silver-indian-peace-medal-1792)

Montefiore Hebrew Prize Medal
Montefiore Hebrew Prize Medal obverse Montefiore Hebrew Prize Medal reverse

The City of London, Merchant Tailors School, the Montefiore Hebrew Prize, instituted 1838, glazed and frosted silver medal, by B. Wyon, arms and motto of the Merchant Tailors' Company, with camel supporters. Reverse: legend with details, named on silver outer rim to A.L. SADLER 1903, in fitted case of issue with ‘B. Wyon' stamp in inner lid. Sir Moses Montefiore (1784-1885), 1st Baronet, FRS, was a British financier and banker, activist, philanthropist and Sheriff of London. He was the first Jewish liveryman of the Merchant Tailors' Company. For many years Montefiore would attend Speech and Prize Day and present this medal himself to the awardees.

Nice medal. I'd never seen nor heard of this one before. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Rare Montefiore Silver Medal (https://www.appelauction.com/auction/8/lot-348-rare-montefiore-silver-medal/)

1838 British Guiana Copper Stiver Token
1838 British Guiana Copper Stiver Token obverse 1838 British Guiana Copper Stiver Token reverse

BRITISH GUIANA. Copper Stiver Token, 1838. William IV. NGC MS-64 Brown.

KM-Tn3; Prid-61. According to Pridmore, these interesting tokens were struck circa 1880 from a rusted dies, as evidenced by the surfaces, and found in a bog in Ireland. With beautiful toning, this example entices with its unusual history.

Interesting piece with attractive mint red coloring. How many "found in a bog in Ireland" pieces are in your collection? From the January 2022 NYINC Stack's Bowers Auction. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
BRITISH GUIANA. Copper Stiver Token, 1838. William IV. NGC MS-64 Brown. (https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots/view/3-USPWE/british-guiana-copper-stiver-token-1838-william-iv-ngc-ms-64-brown)

World Prison Tokens and Scrip
World Prison Tokens and Scrip

WORLDWIDE: LOT of 40 prison tokens & ephemera items, including Australia (1), Canada (3), Denmark (1), France (1), Germany (1), Great Britain (1), Greece (1), Turkey (4), Eastern United States/Alabama (3), Arkansas (3), Connecticut (1), Delaware (3), Florida (6), Georgia (1), Ephemera/Maine tickets (2), Maine coupon books (6), Mississippi POW coupon (1), and Pennsylvania coupon book (1); average circulated grades, and some uncs, most identified by Zara numbers, in consignor's 2x2 holders, viewing recommended; retail value $750, lot of 40 pieces.

Interesting group of world prison tokens and scrip in the Stephen Album Auction 42. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
WORLDWIDE: LOT of 40 prison tokens & ephemera items (https://www.sarc.auction/WORLDWIDE-LOT-of-40-prison-tokens-ephemera-items_i43852698)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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