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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 54, December 31, 2017, Article 23

NUMISMATIC NUGGETS: DECEMBER 31, 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

Victoria Model Crown

Victoria Model Crown obverse Victoria Model Crown reverse

Great Britain - Model Crown Token Victoria

So just what is a "Model Crown"? I found two others pictured on a Coin Universe forum (link below). -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Great Britain - Model Crown Token Victoria (https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/15774507-great-britain-model-crown-token-victoria)

To read the complete article, see:
1848 Model Crown (https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/779818/1848-model-crown)

1874 Twenty-Five Cents Fractional Note

1874 Twenty-Five Cents Fractional Note face

Nothing special here, just another worn-down old rag. But it was an old worn-out rag just like this one that got me started in collecting money of the U.S. Civil War. It was in a with a box of foreign coins handed down to me by my step-grandfather. A search for information eventually led me to Matt Rothert's WHitman "Black Book" - A Guide Book of United States fractional Currency: An illustrated history and catalog listing with valuations for all issues of postage and fractional currency of the United States, 1862-1876 . The book's short introduction grabbed me hook, line and sinker. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
1874 United States 25¢ Twenty-Five Cents Fractional Bank Note (https://www.pristineauction.com/a1269411-1874-United-States-25-Twenty-Five-Cents-Fractional-Bank-Note)

WWI Grand Duchy of Baden Medal

WWI Grand Duchy of Baden Medal reverse WWI Grand Duchy of Baden Medal obverse

Description: Large presentation medal from Imperial Germany the State of Grand Duchy of Baden. Metal has Imperial logo on one side and Griffon logo on the other. All original with nice details. 3 1/2"

Impressive medal! -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 223C: WWI GERMANY GRAND DUCHY OF BADEN MEDAL (https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-CAF438DBD9)

1938 Mooseheart Medal

1938 Mooseheart Medal reverse 1938 Mooseheart Medal obverse

Fraternal organization medals would make an interesting study. There must be quite a variety of them, yet each would be a finite case study. The problem with documenting medals is the sheer vastness of the field - a divide and conquer approach is required. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot 387: 1938 MOOSEHEART MEDAL (https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/-1-c-7BC4033896)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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