Below are a few images of other interesting lots in the upcoming Stack's Coin Galleries sale. The sale includes items from the following collections and consignors:
The Collection of a Bust Half Dollar Enthusiast
The Jerry Byrne, Sr. Collection
The Estate of Vera Easling
The Richard Gross Collection
The Rev. Paul Harwell Collection
A Distinguished Collection of Early American Lottery Tickets
Mexican Silver Cobs from the Lucayan Beach Wreck
The Maryland Historical Society
A Comprehensive Collection of Medals of the Napoleonic Era
A Northeastern Collection
The Cecil Simpson Collection
The Sleepy Hollow Collection
The Stack Family Collection
Click on the link below the images to see the full lot description. These are not million-dollar items and some are quite inexpensive. I've always enjoyed pieces like the German notgeld and East India coins, and used to have some in my collection. I wasn't aware of the "pirated version" of the Erie Canal completion medal. Great toning!
Lot 32: Alexander III, 336-323 B.C. Stater
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great', 336-323 B.C.
AV Stater. Lampsakos, ca. 328-323 B.C. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled serpent. Rv. Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; in left field, conjoined foreparts of two horses; below left wing, monogram. 8.33 grams. Price 1358. Ex jewelry.
Lot 564: Westphalia Notgeld. Bronze goldplate 5 Million Mark, 1923
Bronze goldplate 5 Million Mark, 1923. Obv. Prime Minister Baron vom Stein head l., Germany's Leader in More Difficult Times. Rv. White Horse of Westphalia. Struck during French occupation after World War I. Reverse shows value in three lines. J.21. A key to this complex series.
Lot 774: British East India Company ½ Rupee
INDIA. British East India Company. Bengal Presidency.
½ Rupee, Year 19 of Shah 'Alam II, frozen date. Murshidabad. Persian inscription on both sides, snowflake-like mintmark. KM 101. Modern machine struck coinage, straight reeding.
Lot 1409: 1825 Erie Canal Completion Medal
1825 Erie Canal Completion Medal. White metal. About Uncirculated.
81.5mm. By Sir Edward Thomason after Charles Cushing Wright. Forest god Pan seated with sea god Neptune. Rev. New York State Arms, legend gives dates of commencement, completion. Struck by Thomason as a pirated version of the smaller C.C. Wright original that was commissioned by the New York authorities. Reverse exhibits fascinating tawny red-gold peripheries and clear blue at center.
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