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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 33, August 15, 2010, Article 12

IS IT REAL? A 1913 DENVER MINT SHIPPING CRATE

Ron Pope writes:

In response to the inquiry about the wooden Buffalo nickel box, I have had one for several years and I feel it's some kind of modern reproduction. I also feel that the eBay seller of this item is a master at hype and fabrication-the only thing he stated that's true is the fact that one did sell for $2500 a few years ago. (I paid $150 for mine - they usually sell for around $200. I also have one with an 1887-CC Morgan Dollar on it that has to be a fabrication-no such coins exist!)

Mint Shipping Crates  believed to be modern fantasys. Mint Shipping Crates  believed to be modern fantasys.

One reason I feel it's a modern production is the spelling of the word "PLURIBUS" on the box-"PURRIS." I seriously doubt that would be the case if it was a true US Mint product.

It makes for a very interesting display and conversation piece but an original coin box from the Mint? I don't think so.

Me neither. This one just didn't pass the sniff test. Thanks. -Editor

To read the original E-Sylum article, see: IS IT REAL? A 1913 DENVER MINT SHIPPING CRATE (//www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n32a20.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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