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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 15, April 9, 2017, Article 26

NUMISMATIC NUGGETS: APRIL 9, 2017

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

Silver Denarius of Sextus Pompey

Silver Denarius of Sextus Pompey

Sextus Pompey, Silver Denarius, minted in Sicily, struck 37-36 B.C. [MAG P]IVS IMP ITER, diademed and bearded head of Neptune facing right, a trident over his shoulder, rev [PRAEF CLAS ET] ORAE MARIT EX S C, naval trophy set on an anchor and supported by a trident, heads of Scylla and Charybdis at base, 3.50g., 12h (Cr 511/2b; Sydenham 1347; RBW 1784). Well-struck and toned, a little short of flan, extremely fine, a very good example.

I saw this unusual piece on the Baldwin's site - it's new stock priced at £5,500. No Anthony Weiner jokes, please. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Sextus Pompey, Silver Denarius, Minted In Sicily, Struck 37-36 B.C. (http://www.baldwin.co.uk/sextus-pompey-silver-denarius-minted-in-sicily-struck-37-36-b-c-mag-p-ivs-imp-iter-diademed-and-bearded-head-of-neptune-facing-right-a-trident-over-his-shoulder-rev-praef-clas-et-orae-marit-ex-s-c-naval-trophy-set-on-an-anchor-and-supported.html)

1640 French Colonial Fleur de lis Counterstamp

1640 French Colonial Fleur de lis Counterstamp obverse 1640 French Colonial Fleur de lis Counterstamp reverse

1640 French Colonial Fleur de lis Counter-Stamped on Douzain of Henry IV for Use in Canada under France. Struck under Louis XIII.

1640 French Colonial Fleur de lis Counterstamp envelope What I found interesting about this lot was the envelope. Does anyone recognize the typeface or description style? Does it belong to a known collector or dealer? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 50: 1640 French Colonial Fleur de lis Counter-Stamped (www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/1640-french-colonial-fleur-de-lis-counter-stamped-D124DC48D4)



1828 Convict Love Token

1828 Convict Love Token

Rare circa 1828 Prisoners engraved "Love Token" coin, the coin engraved to one side "When this finds you bee, Remember me until I gain my Liberty, J.F. the opposing side "October 23 1828, a S F either side of a heart, 35mm diameter - Stock

Convict Love Tokens are quite an interesting specialty. See the earlier E-Sylum  articles for more information and a book on the topic. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 255: Rare circa 1828 Prisoners engraved "Love Token" coin, the coin engraved to one side "When this finds you bee, Remember me until I gain my Liberty, J.F. the opposing side "October 23 1828, a S F either side of a heart, 35mm diameter - Stock (www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-52B4074910)

To read earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
CONVICT LOVE TOKENS? (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v06n33a10.html)
CONVICT LOVE TOKENS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v06n34a08.html)
CONVICT LOVE TOKEN BOOK AVAILABLE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v06n37a04.html)

1892 Columbian Exposition Medallion

Columbian Exposition 1892 medal by Kato obverse Columbian Exposition 1892 medal by Kato reverse

Rare Kato medal of Christopher Columbus to commemorate the Columbian Exhibition in 1892. Measures approximately 5 inches in diameter.

I don't recall seeing a depiction of Columbus like this before. Great piece. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 520: Rare Columbian Exposition 1892 medal by Kato (www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-14C4982ADB)

1890s Labor Exchange Check

Labor Exchange check Alliance, Ohio front

Labor Exchange check Alliance, Ohio back

A number of scrip notes and other items from the Alliance, Ohio office of the 1890s Labor Exchange movement have been appearing on eBay recently. This item is not circulating scrip, but a check. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
RARE MINT 1890's Labor Exchange Punch Box Note Check Early Labor Signed Unused (www.ebay.com/itm/262924029817)

1912 International Regatta Medal

1912 International Regatta Medal obverse 1912 International Regatta Medal reverse

Material: Silver
Geographical Origin: Switzerland
Switzerland. Silver medal 1912 (Huguenin) I Preis Internationale régatte Luzern. 40 mm, 23.45 gr.

Nice medal. Unusual subject, well done. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
90. Switzerland - silver medal 1912 (Huguenin) I Preis Internationale régatte Luzern (https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10990395-switzerland-silver-medal-1912-huguenin-i-preis-internationale-r-gatte-luzern)

Eight Test Bank Notes

Eight Test Bank Notes

8 TEST NOTES
DE LA RUE INSTRUMENT LONDON AU
KBA JULES VERNE 2004 SWITZERLAND
BANCO DE MÉXICO 2010... 85 ANIVERSARIO UNC
KBA 001CASH CYCLE SWITZERLAND UNC
BANK OF ENGLAND EXPERIMENTAL TEST THE ONE UNC
SLOVAKIA 1000 CROWNS DIMANO
GIESECKE & DEVRIENT BOTICELLI 2000 BLUE HAIR UNC
TWENTY DOLLARS BANK OF CANADA UNC
INTAGLIO PRINTING AND WATERMARKS AND MANY SECURITY FEATURES

I'm not familiar with these. Can anyone tell us more? Are they common or rare? The auction contains several lots of them. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
99. TEST NOTES - 8 pcs - Bank of Canada, G&D, Slovakia, Bank of England, KBA Switzerland, Banco de Mexico, De La Rue. (https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/11081777-test-notes-8-pcs-bank-of-canada-g-d-slovakia-bank-of-england-kba-switzerland-banco-de-mexico-de-la-rue)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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