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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 2, January 8, 2017, Article 27

COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS: JANUARY 8, 2017

Here's an eclectic group of items in upcoming auctions that caught my eye for various reasons. -Editor

1878 Universal International Exposition Medal

1878 Universal International Exposition medal

France - 1878 Universal International Exposition, Paris, a heavy silver award medal, by J. C. Chaplain awarded to the 'Compagnie de Komrani,' laureatte head of Marianne left, reverse winged Victory over exhibition grounds, cherub with name-tablet, 68mm, in fitted case. Good VF, but at one time cleaned. The cataloguers are unable to establish anything about the 'Compagnie de Komrani,' but they probably exhibited produce from the villages in the area around Komrani [Komorani] in present day Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Beautiful medal! -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
http://www.corbitts.com/coin-auctions/auction39/world_historical_medals-page1.html

1878 Balloon Ascent over Paris Medal

1878 Balloon Ascent over Paris Medal

France - Henri Giffard's Balloon Ascent over Paris 1878, a gilt-bronze medal by C. Trofin, balloon over a view of Paris, rev. SOUVENIR etc. in 6 lines 51mm, EF with clip, ring, marginal ribbon & bar suspension. Very attractive.

I've always had a thing for balloon medals. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
http://www.corbitts.com/coin-auctions/auction39/world_historical_medals-page1.html

1893 World's Columbian Exposition Medal: DUNKELD ESTATE

1893 World's Columbian Exposition Medal DUNKELD ESTATE

USA - 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, large bronze medal by Augustus Saint Gaudens & (reverse) Charles Barber, full length figure of Columbus stepping ashore in the New World, reverse central tablet, torch to either side, with six line commemorative legend, globe above flanked by two semi-nude females and, below, a part-view of a sailing ship, named 'DUNKELD ESTATE,' 76mm, in fitted leather case. Nearly EF.

The medal gives no indication as to what the Dunkeld Estate was exhibiting. The original estate is in Perthshire, home to the Dukes of Atholl and famous for its wide range of trees, the first planted by the 7thDuke. A second Dunkeld Estate is situated on the banks of the Castlereagh reservoir in Sri Lanka and comprises some 220 hectares of high grown Ceylon tea. It is quite possible that the medal could relate to this estate.

Interesting medal. Can any of our readers tell us more about it? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
http://www.corbitts.com/coin-auctions/auction39/world_historical_medals-page1.html

1788 guinea

1788 guinea

1788 guinea, EF with mint bloom, just a little 'edgy.' S3729.

A beautiful old coin. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
http://www.corbitts.com/coin-auctions/auction39/gb_milled_-_george_iii-page1.html

1804 Bank of England Dollar

1804 Bank of England Dollar

1804 Bank of England Dollar, practically uncirculated and very prooflike with a beautiful antique rainbow-tone. A possible proof or specimen striking, Bank Dollars are rarely found as choice as this one. S3768.

An 1804 silver dollar I can afford! -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
http://www.corbitts.com/coin-auctions/auction39/gb_milled_-_george_iii-page1.html

1812 Three Shillings Bank Token

1812 three shillings bank token

1812 proof three shillings bank token, UNC with a choice light tone. Very minor signs of rusting to the obverse die. Rare. S3770.

To read the complete lot description, see:
http://www.corbitts.com/coin-auctions/auction39/gb_milled_-_george_iii-page1.html

Moesia Inferior. Istros. 400-350 BC Drachma

Moesia Inferior. Istros. 400-350 BC Drachma obverse Moesia Inferior. Istros. 400-350 BC Drachma reverse

Greek world - Moesia Inferior. Istros. 400-350 BC Drachma. AG. D / The faces of two young side by side and opposing. R / IΣTPIH. Sea eagle on dolphin left. Under the monogram dolphin. Weight gr. 5.77. Mm diameter. 16.4 x 17.3. EF -

Interesting obverse - I don't recall seeing other coins with this sort of alignment of portraits. For other two-faced coins, see the Mike Markowitz article elsewhere in this issue. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
19. Greek Antiquity - Moesia Inferior. Istros. AR Drachm, 400-350 BC (https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/9552509-greek-antiquity-moesia-inferior-istros-ar-drachm-400-350-bc)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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