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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 1, January 2, 2011, Article 14

EXHIBIT: HAND-ENGRAVED CIVIL WAR SILVER COINS

Speaking of exhibits, Alan V. Weinberg is readying an exhibit for next week's F.U.N. show. Neat stuff! Here’s his description. -Editor

I will be exhibiting non-competitively approximately ten different unique Confederate and Union hand-engraved silver coins at the FUN Tampa show. They are on 8 reales, bust halves, seated dollars and one on a silver Vatican coin of the era. All were engraved in 1864-65 and several were obviously by the same skilled engraver. They have been acquired one by one over the past 4+ decades and are so rare that John J. Ford, Jr only owned one - which is now in my collection. I am aware of one Confederate States of America piece that has so far escaped my clutches and is privately held and one other that was recently illustrated and is in the ANS.

Silas Perkins Engraved half dollar obverse Silas Perkins Engraved half dollar reverse

Souvenir of the Lost Cause obverse Souvenir of the Lost Cause reverse

See this link: Civil War & Lincoln Medals (www.neocollect.com/coll/65/#image_viewer) p>

The above images are from Alan's NeoCollect collection page. Below is a gold piece that won’t be in the exhibit, but it's too neat not to picture. -Editor

Cold Harbor Lifesaving Medal obverse Cold Harbor Lifesaving Medal reverse


Wayne Homren, Editor

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