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Gold bond issued May 9, 1918. Coupons and principal were redeemable for gold coin at the Treasury cash window between 1927-1942. However, Roosevelt made illegal private holdings of gold and invalidated payment in the metal via executive order as of May 1, 1933. Payment was made in other form such silver or notes after that date.

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Profile of the Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative. One of the more innovative mint designs. Try and stack these bad boys.

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US Gold Reserves 1873-1931.

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Profile of the Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative. One of the more innovative mint designs. Try and stack these bad boys.
Yeah, uh, no.
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Haha! As of April 30, 2017.

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The Numismatic Bibliomania Society
The E-Sylum: Volume 18, Number 21, May 24, 2015, Article 7
THE STRUCK COPIES OF THOMAS WYATT AND OTHERS

Numismatic literature figures into the history of some 19th Century struck copies and fantasies of U.S. Colonial coins. Dave Wnuck illustrated several of these in his email newsletter May 20, 2015 - Making the Grade #19. Here are a few selections. -Editor



(“1652”) New England Shilling. Wyatt Copy in Silver. PCGS graded EF-40.
New England Shilling. Wyatt Copy, Noe-1, Kenney-1, W-14020. Attractive medium gray with light pastel iridescence in varied tones. A rare early struck copy, produced by numismatist Thomas Wyatt about 1856. The engraver based the design on illustrations published in Joseph Felt's 1839 An Historical Account of the Massachusetts Currency. He included the cross-hatching lines found in the Felt illustrations, which themselves copied engraved plates published by Martin Folkes in 1745. This is the only specimen graded by PCGS in any grade so far; it comes with a PCGS CoinFacts image. Listed on the Noe plates as a counterfeit. $1450.



"1652" (1850s) Oak Tree Twopence. Wyatt Copy in Silver. PCGS graded MS-63.
Oak Tree Twopence Wyatt copy. Noe-OB, Kenney-6, W-14030. Really high grade for one of these, essentially as struck and showing good frosty luster over lightly toned golden-gray surfaces. An unusual piece that was never worn in an attempt to pass it as genuine. Ford never obtained an example. This is one of only 2 specimens graded by PCGS in any grade so far and the finer of the two; it comes with a PCGS CoinFacts image. Listed on the Noe plates as a counterfeit. $875



"1652" (1850s) Good Samaritan / Oak Tree Shilling. Wyatt copy in Silver. PCGS graded MS-63.
Good Samaritan shilling Wyatt copy. Kenney-8/3 Mule, W-14092. Struck by Edwin Bishop after his acquisition of Thomas Wyatt's dies. Lustrous even gray, with hints of blue. This is perhaps the most famous design of all of the collectible 19th Century struck copies and fantasies. The “original” of this design was actually a fabrication made from a genuine pine tree shilling and housed in the British Museum.

Good Samaritan Shillings were listed in the RedBook as genuine for many years. To quote from the 9th Edition of that reference: “The Good Samaritan Shilling, supposed to be a pattern piece, was struck at the Boston mint and is extremely rare. This piece is of the same general type as the Pine Tree Shilling, but has a device illustrating the parable of the Good Samaritan on The obverse. “

Thus, these Wyatt copies are themselves copies of a concoction that never existed in 17th century Massachusetts.

The whole story was brilliantly told by Eric P. Newman in his monograph The Secret of the Good Samaritan Shilling, a book which debunked these coins as the genuine article. As with many things numismatic, their infamy has caused strong collector demand whenever they turn up for sale.

Rarely offered; the Ford specimen brought $3,162.50 about a decade ago. This is the only specimen graded by PCGS in any grade so far; it comes with a PCGS CoinFacts image. The highlight of this important offering of Wyatt copies. $3350.
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Victory by Augustus Saint Gaudens at the Met.

The principal model for Victory was Hettie Anderson, an African-American woman who was a favored artists’ model in New York during the 1890s.

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Victory by Augustus Saint Gaudens at the Met.
Very nice!


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The principal model for Victory was Hettie Anderson, an African-American woman who was a favored artists’ model in New York during the 1890s
I did not know that. Thank you for sharing.
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Hettie Anderson was born in South Carolina in 1873. She relocated to New York City, where she became an artist's model, an uncommon employment at that time for a woman of African-American descent. Anderson posed for the Sherman Monument's figure of Victory in 1897; one of her sittings with Saint-Gaudens was captured by the artist Anders Zorn. Anderson was also the model for the figure of Liberty on Saint-Gaudens' twenty-dollar gold piece.



Hettie Anderson, First study for the Head of Victory, 1897
Bronze, 13 inches (33 cm.) high, private collection
The head of Victory was designed for the Sherman Monument. Saint-Gaudens made many versions of Victory, but was never quite satisfied with the piece. Saint-Gaudens presented Hettie Anderson with a plaster cast from the early sketch model for the figure, from which this bronze was created.

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I LOVE this thread! There is so much information!!
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Glad you are still enjoying it after 19 pages. I have also learned a lot putting all this stuff together in one place.
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Coin News: The unique, $10 denomination gold piece apparently was specially struck as a presentation piece, and over the decades it’s been in the famous coin collections of a former U.S. Treasury Secretary and an early 20th century Chicago beer baron.

It is certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as Proof-65 Ultra Cameo, and now insured for $2.5 million for an upcoming exhibition.(2008)

The first known sale of this coin dates back to the Parmalee Sale conducted by New York Stamp & Coin Co. in June 1890. Over the past century, owners of the coin have included former U.S. Treasury Secretary William H. Woodin, and roaring twenties era Chicago brewer, Virgil Brand. Other prominent former owners include Abe Kosoff, John J. Ford, John Murrell and Robert Lecce.

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Coiners Department at the New Orleans Mint. Note the Board in back indicating the dollar coinage monthly targets. All manner of other interesting items in the room.

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Coiners Department at the New Orleans Mint. Note the Board in back indicating the dollar coinage monthly targets. All manner of other interesting items in the room.
Very nice!
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