This auction is now closed.
Please see our list of prices realized (pdf).
A number of unsold lots are still available at fixed prices. See list of available lots here (pdf).
Closing Date and Time:
June 29, 2017
9:00 PM Mountain Time
THE PHILADELPHIA COLLECTION PART FOUR: SELECTIONS FROM THE DR. ALAN YORK COLLECTION OF INTERNMENT AND DP CAMP MONEY
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TERMS OF SALE
BIDDING IN OUR AUCTIONS
LOT VIEWING SCHEDULE
HIGHLIGHTS OF AUCTION 47A
PART ONE: WORLD WIDE MATERIAL
ANCIENT COINS (1-101)
MODERN AND MEDIEVAL COINS, TOKENS AND MEDALS (102-337)
WORLD PAPER MONEY (338-410)
PART TWO: JUDAIC AND HOLY LAND RELATED MATERIAL
MEDALLIC JUDAICA AND HOLY LAND MATERIAL (441-443)
PAPER JUDAICA AND HOLY LAND MATERIAL (434-438)
TERMS OF SALE (back to top)
1. All bids are per lot as numbered in this catalog.
2. Payments are strictly cash (cash, check, money order, bank draft, bank wire or approved credit card) in US dollars. See Term #9 for credit card terms. All checks must be written in US dollars on a US bank. We do not accept payment via PayPal. Bidders are responsible for any and all bank charges for bank wires etc.
3. Auction sales are not approval sales. The bidders assume responsibility to pay for all lots bid on. Lots may be returned for reasons of improper description only within 3 days of receipt. Lots examined prior to the sale may not be returned for any reasons except authenticity. Late payers forfeit any return privileges.
4. All materials are guaranteed genuine, unless noted otherwise.
5. Bid sheets must be signed.
6. We reserve the right to reject any bid.
7. Title does not pass until lots are paid for in full.
8. Postage, insurance & handling are extra. A minimum of $5 per shipment will be charged.
9. Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted for payment. However an additional 5% is charged, to help cover our costs, for use of card in auctions and mailbid sales. Please note if you use a credit card and are a new customer, we must be able to confirm your billing address.
10. Digital photos or scans are available for most individual lots in this sale via email without charge. We prefer that you ask for this service well before the end of the sale. Images of all lots should be on line.
11. All lots with six (6) or more items are sold as is, and are not returnable.
12. Invoices are due and payable upon receipt unless arrangements are made prior to the close of the sale. All invoices over 30 days overdue are subject to an interest charge of 1½% per month.
13. There is a $25 charge for bad checks.
14. In case of tie bids, the earliest bid received will win the lot.
15. Phone, fax, mail and email bids are accepted. Phone bids should be confirmed in writing. All email bids will be confirmed by a return email. We will also try via email to confirm receipt of bids received by any other method.
16. Estimates are just that, estimates. Lots, may and do, sell for above and below estimate. Please bid what the lot is worth to you. High bids will be reduced to 5 to 10% over the 2nd high bid whenever possible.
17. Bidders are responsible for errors in bidding, so please check your bid sheet carefully.
18. There are no buyer's fees in our sales. The only additional fee charged is for shipping or for use of a credit card or a bank wire. Our bank charges $20 for a wire fee, your bank may also charge one.
19. All overseas packages will be shipped via registered or express mail at buyer's risk. Shipments of books will be very expensive to overseas addresses.
20. Bidders not known to us must provide us with satisfactory credit references or pay a (refundable of course) 25% deposit.
21. Prices realized will be published shortly after the sale and will be mailed to all consignors, subscribers and competitive bidders. Others may receive a copy for $5 plus a stamped self-addressed envelope or check our website for free.
22. Slabbed (encapsulated) coins, notes, medals or tokens certified by PCGS, NGC, ICG or ANACS may not be returned .
23. The minimum acceptable bid on any lot is at least 60% of the estimate . In some cases it may be higher than that, but it will never be higher than estimate. We have made every effort to make our estimates conservative and realistic. In the case of lots with precious metals, bids must be the "melt" value of the item at the very least. As we write this, gold is near $1280 per ounce, silver around $17.50 per ounce and platinum over $950 an ounce. All markets have been very volatile lately. If in doubt, please ask us.
Please see the next section for new bidding rules for the last day of the sale.
BIDDING IN OUR AUCTIONS (back to top)
NEW BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS FOR LAST DAY OF SALE
CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY JUNE 29, 2017
Telephone Bids will be accepted until 9:00 Mountain Time.
Fax & email Bids will be accepted until Midnight Mountain Time.
Bids left on our Voice Mail System (Answering Machines) will be accepted until Midnight Mountain Time.
We will stop answering our phones at 9:00 PM Mountain time on June 29, 2016 or as soon as our phones stops ringing for 10 minutes. However you may still leave bids on our phones via voice mail, via Fax or via email until midnight. This should make it easier for anybody who wants to bid on the last day, the last hour or even the last minute to do so. Most winning bids will be reduced to one advance over the 2nd high bid.
Bids received after 9:00 PM will not be confirmed that night. If a bid is received after the published closing time we will acknowledge it sometime the next day. No matter when you bid you will not be guaranteed to be the last bidder because if you bid while our phone lines are still on, the sale does not close until the phone line is free for 10 minutes.
We suggest you bid above estimate if you want an item, as most bids will be re- duced to one bidding increment over the 2nd high bid. Our bid sheets offer several bidding options that can save you money, optimize your bids and see that you get the lots that your really want. If you are unsure of your bidding strategy, please give us a call or contact us by email and we will be happy to discuss them with you.
There is a minimum bid of at least 60% of the estimate on each lot. However in some cases the reserve may be higher than 60% of the estimate although it will never be higher than the estimate. We will always try to make reserves and esti- mates reasonable and in line with today's market. Of course in many cases lots may be offered so infrequently that our estimates are just educated guesses.
We take seriously the commitment to reduce bids. We do not reveal the high bid on any lot, however we will tell you if you are the high bidder at the time of your re- quest and if not what you need to bid to be the high bidder at the moment. Usually more than half of all successful bids are reduced and over 75% of successful bidders have at least one of their winning bids reduced. We believe that the best strategy to being a successful bidder is placing your bids early and not waiting until the last minute. We believe the best bidding strategy is to bid early, knowing that winning bids will be reduced to the next bidding increment over the 2nd high bid. It's a successful auction when everybody is satisfied with the results: the con- signors, the bidders and the auctioneer. Many of our consignors have been con- signing material to us for 25 or more years, others have been buying material from us for as long or longer and are just now disposing of their collection or of parts of their collection. And more than a handful of the successful bidders in our sales of the past few years have been bidding (and buying) in our sales since the 1970s. We must be doing something right. 2017 is our 47th year in business.
There are no buyer's fees in our sales . You are charged only for the amount of your winning bid plus a shipping and shipping charge. If you want the convenience of using your credit card or sending us a bank wire, we do charge a small fee to help cover our costs. There are only a few coin dealers who still do not charge a buyer's fee. Some companies charge a 15 to 20% buyer's fee, plus a consignor fee as well!
LOT VIEWING SCHEDULE (back to top)
41ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PAPER MONEY SHOW: JUNE 8-10. SHERATON CROWN CENTER CONVNTION COMPLEX, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. Thursday June 8th Noon to 6 PM (Dealer set-up and Early Birds only), Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM.
COLORADO SPRINGS COIN SHOW: JUNE 21 TO JUNE 24. MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS FINANCIAL EXPO CENTER. 3650 North Neveda Avenue, Colorado Springs CO 80907. Wednesday June 21rd is dealer set up and the hours are 2 to 7. We should be there by 3 or so and stay until at least 6 to 7 depending on foot traffic. Thursday and Friday 9 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM. We will try to be there all public hours. If you make a right when entering the hall our tables should be a few tables down on the right. The show is not opened on Sunday.
We plan to have most lots from the auction with us at at both shows and we will be there for most public hours. If you are heading to the show and have gotten lost or can't find our tables call or text us on our mobile phone at 303-910-8245.
We should be in our office most days from June 12th through the close of the sale. Obviously we will not be there while we are attending the shows above.
Our usual office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 5:55 PM Mountain time. As the closing date draws near we will expand our hours. If you call and we don't answer, please leave a message with the best time to return your call and we will try to get back to you at your preferred time. Of course you can email 24 hours a day and we will return the email as soon as we can.
We will confirm all email bids within 24 hours of receiving your bid. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us . Email bids received between 9 PM and Midnight on June 29th will be confirmed sometime the next day. We do not confirm bids received via mail or fax unless specifically asked to do so. However if we have your email on file we will try to do so. When sending us a bid sheet via regular mail, fax or as an attachment, please write carefully on your bid sheet. And a short description is always helpful to avoid mistakes.
No information will be available about the results of the sale until bids have been checked and invoices have been written. This usually takes 3 to 4 days. We will not be answering the phones until that information is ready. We hope to have the phones open by July 3rd or 4th.
Because of circumstances beyond our control this has been a very difficult and long process in producing this catalog. As you can see there are no images in the printed version of this catalog. Our website contains color images of virtually every lot and we can even try to send you more images, via email, if you so desire. We do apologize for this. We had hoped to have this catalog out during the first few months of 2017. At least it's during the first half of 2017.
We hope to continue having at least one auction a year as we have enough material of our own and of others for a few more sales at the very least. Finding the time to do that is the dif- ficult thing at the moment.
CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY JUNE 29, 2017
Telephone Bids will be accepted until 9:00 Mountain Time.
Fax & email Bids will be accepted until Midnight Mountain Time.
Bids left on our Voice Mail System (Answering Machines) will be accepted until Midnight Mountain Time.
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017 SUMMER AUCTION 47A (back to top)
Our ancient coin section contains quite a number of very nice and desirable lots including a small handful of Judaean coins with a medallion of Agrippa II and a coin of Herod of Chalicis. The Greek section contains numerous nice silver coins some slabbed, some raw. But 2 early Syracuse tetradrachms, a number of large coins of both Alexander the Great and his father Philip II, Thebian staters and tetradrachms of Seleukos I are among the highlights.
Roman highlights include an early nice anonymous slabbed quadrigatus, a mint state denarius of P. Crepusius, a number of the 12 Caesar coins including Julius Caesar, Otho and Vitellius as well as a scarce Judaea Capta coin of Titus. Other Roman coins sure to elicit interest in- clude a scarce and attractive Aes of Marcus Aurelius, 3 different Silver Argenteus coins as well as numerous high grade denarii and base metal coins. The section ends with a small group of nice Roman Egyptian and Byzantine coins and a very high grade tetradrachm of Trajan Decius struck at Antioch.
The world coin section is among the finest we've offered in many years highlighted by African coins, medals and tokens. Among the handful we will mention is an early Angolan crown, nu- merous rare coins of Abdul Aziz struck in Cairo, a nice run of Italian Somaliland coins, a fine selection of Morocco coins, a rare double counter-stamped crown of Mozambique and Angola which is John Davenport's plate coin, other counterstamped coins used in Pemba and Mozambique, numerous rare and high grade coins of Sierra Leone, South Africa (Including ZAR and pre-ZAR coinage) and Southern Rhodesia. To finish out this outstanding African col- lection are a number of high grade coins of Sudan, one of the finest selections of Tunisian coins offered anywhere this century and 3 rare coins of Zanzibar.
Non-African highlights include a nice run of Paris mint Napoleonic medals which include both early restrikes and originals, a small group of Israeli gold and silver sets that we seldom have to sell and a nice run of very high grade Mexican Republic 8 Reales, The highlight of this sec- tion, and no doubt the entire auction, is the exceedingly rare Palestine 1 Mil of 1947. Probably the finest known with a nice pedigree having resided in the collections of Sidney Olson, Howard Berlin and "Mr. Philadelphia". It is the plate coin in Howard's book The Coins and Banknotes of Palestine 1927-1947.
The World Paper Section contains only about 75 lots but is choked full of rarities from the Dr. Alan York Collection. The group we are offering here include 3 different notes from Camp Hay in Australia, a rare and here-to-for unpublished chit from the AJDC in Cyprus, numerous notes from Prisoners of War, Displaced Persons and Civilian Internment Camps in Britain, France, Germany and the Isle of Man. Also "camp notes" from Gil Gil in Kenya and a few places in India. The section ends with a note from a Russian Emigre DP camp run by the US in Ger- many. Our paper section also contains a great run of early 20th century Mexican Proofs.
Our Judaic section is much smaller than usual as many of the items are listed in Part One. However it contains 2 Biblical Jetons, the infamous "Feather Jew" medal of Christian Wer- muth, a medal of Moses Montefiore, a number of better "State" medals including a uniface piece from the Morris Bram collection, a UJA medal in silver, a number of Dali medals in gold, a silver-plated Tourism Award Medal and the very rare Shin Bet Commissioned Medal.
ANCIENT COINS (back to top)
A HANDFUL OF ANCIENT JEWISH COINS (back to top)
1 Judaea. Agrippa II. 50-100, Yr. 27 (75/76). Æ31 (23.14g) (Medallion). Laureate draped bust of Vespasian right/Tyche standing left, holding rudder set on [globe] in right hand, cornucopia in left. (Hendin has wrong description). H-1287a, TJC-167b, Sofaer 236-7, RPC II-2282. Fine, green patina, a few cleaning marks. A rare and seldom offered coin. $1500+
2 Judaea, Coele-Syria. Chalcis ad Libanum, Herod of Chalcis. 41-48 AD (43-44). Æ27 (16.18g). His diademed bust right, King Herod, friend of Claudius/For Claudius Caesar Augustus, year 3 in a circle & wreath. Per Claudius he had authority over temple in Jerusalem. Sofaer-169, Hendin-1252; RPC- I, 4778. Gd. Fine, dark patina. Herod Claudius was the brother of Agrippa I and is sometimes referred to as Herod III or Herod V. An extremely rare and seldom offered Jewish related coin and much nicer than almost all specimens offered this century. $5000+
3 Judaea. Caesarea in Samaria, Hadrian. 117-138. Æ30 (18.87g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrain right/Hadrian, as founder, plowing right with ox & cow; above, Nike flying left, about to crown emperor. Kad-27, Ros-34, Sofaer 26-7; RPC III 3958. aVF. A very attractive example of this popular type. $350+?
4 Judaea, Joppa in Judaea, Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Æ19 (7.28g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right/Athena standing right, holding spear and shield. ΦΛΑ clear to left. Ros-11, Sofaer-21. Fine. Very rare! Seldom offered coin. $400+
5 Judaea, Neapolis in Samaria. Julia Maema, mother of Elagabalus & Severus Alexander. Æ13 (2.61g). Draped bust right/Cultus-statue, resembling Ephesian Artemis standing flanked by stags. Sofaer-126, unlisted in other references! aF. Very scarce, I have no record of this coin selling at auction in this century. $100+
ANCIENT GREEK COINS (back to top)
6 Danubian Celts, Geto-Dacians. Silver Tetradrachm (16.66g). 3rd century BC. Imitating Philip III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin/Zeus seated left; two monograms in left field, Z below throne. CCCBM I 185, Pink-582. GD. VF/VF, excess metal on obverse due to die break. $200+
7 Danubian Celts, Northern Bulgaria. Imitating types of Alexander the Great. Silver Tetradrachm (15.92g). 3rd Century BC. Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress/Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, circled monogram above monogram in left field. As BMC-190, Göbl OT 579/8. Toned VF and scarce. $450+
8 CELTIC, Britain. Durotriges. Uninscribed. Circa 65 BC-AD 45. EL Stater (20mm, 5.64g). Durotrigan E, Abstract (Cranborne Chase) type. Struck circa 58-45 BC. Devolved head of Apollo right/ Disjointed horse left; pellets above, pellet below, crescent above bottom pellet. Van Arsdell 1235-1. Nice VF. $500+
9 CALABRIA, Tarentum. c. 281-228 BC. Silver Nomos or Didrachm (6.34g.). Nude youth on horse prancing left, placing wreath on horse's head; monogram behind, mask of satyr below/Taras astride dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand. TAPAΣ. Vlasto 859ff; SNG ANS 1189ff. NGC XF. Toned $550+
10 Lucania, Thurium. c. 443-400 BC. Silver Stater (7.77g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Athenian helmet/Bull butting left, fish below, ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ above, ibyσ between legs. SNG ANS- unl, BMC-unl. NGC Ch. VF, 5s/4s fine style. A very attractive coin and a rare and unlisted in any major reference. $1000+
11 Campania. Neapolis. 325-241 BC. Silver Didrachm (7.41g). Head of nymph right/Man-headed bull right, being crowned by Nike, small monogram below. SG-308, SNG Cop-419. Fine+, but a bit o.c., curved obverse scratch. $250+
13 Sicily, Syracuse under the tyrant Gelon, 485-478 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (16.97g). Slow quadriga being driven right by male charioteer, Nike flying above crowning horses/ Head of Artemis-Arethusa right, 4 dolphins around, legend around. Boehringer-331, SNG ANS-106. VF, obverse a bit off-center. Popular type. $1250+
14 Sicily, Syracuse under the tyrant Gelon, 485-478 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (16.91g). Slow quadriga being driven right by male charioteer, Nike flying above crowning horses/ Head of Artemis-Arethusa right, 4 dolphins around, legend around. Boehringer-353, SNG ANS-113, Randazzo Hoard (ANA NS-18, #521, this coin). Toned VF, obverse somewhat grainy. Popular type. $1000+
15 Macedon, Amphipolos. c. 410-357 BC. Silver Obol (.45g). Young male (Apollo?) head right, bound with tania/A M - I Φ above and below dolphin right, all in incuse linear square. SG-1382, SNG Cop-41, BMC-10. VF, a bit grainy but nicer than most encountered. $75+
16 Macedonian Kings, Philip II. 359-336 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (14.27g) of Pella. Laureate head of Zeus right/Young male on horseback right holding palm branch over horse's head, thunderbolt below. Le Rider 278, SNG ANS 392. Struck c. 342-337 BC ( lifetime issue). VF $450
17 Macedonian Kings, Philip II. 359-336 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (14.35g) of Pella. Laureate head of Zeus right/Warrior on horseback left; star below raised foreleg. Le Rider 103, SNG ANS 357. Struck c. 354-348 BC (lifetime issue). EF on slightly tight flan. $900+
18 Macedonian Kings, Alexander III (the Great). 336-323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (17.23g) of Amphipolis. Head of Alexander, as young Hercules, right wearing lion's skin/Zeus seated left on backless throne holding eagle and scepter, star in left field. Price-61 . A lifetime issue struck c. 332-326 BC. Nice EF. $700+
19 Macedonian Kings, Alexander III (the Great). 336-323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (17.15g) of Amphipolis. Head of Alexander, as young Hercules, right wearing lion's skin/Zeus seated left on backless throne holding eagle and scepter, caduceus above monogram in left field. Price-66. Another attractive lifetime issue. Nice VF. $475+
20 Macedonian Kings, Alexander III (the Great). 336-323 BC. Silver Drachm (3.96g). Abydus (?) mint. Head of Hercules clad in lion's skin right/Zeus seated left, holding eagle. Monogram to left, ivy-leaf below throne. Price-1560. VF, obv. a tad off-center with mark on cheek, minor scratches on reverse. $75+
21 Macedonian Kings, Alexander III (the Great). 336-323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (17.20g) of Amphipolis. Head of Alexander, as young Hercules, right wearing lion's skin/Zeus seated left on backless throne holding eagle and scepter, tripod in left field. Price-115. Struck shortly after his death c. 322-320 BC. Toned EF, some minor encrustation on reverse. $600+
22 Macedonian Kings, Alexander III (the Great). 336-323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (16.96g) of Babylon. Head of Alexander, as young Hercules, right wearing lion's skin/Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle and scepter, monogram in wreath below, H in left field. Price-3708, SC-82.7. Struck circa 311-300 BC by Seleukos I, Nikator in honor of Alexander. VF/aF. $250+
23 THRACE. Apollonia Pontica. AR Drachm (2.85g), ca. 5th-4th Century B.C. Gorgonian head facing, tongue protruding/Anchor upright, "A" to left, crayfish to right. Nice strike, well centered, lustrous and attractive. SNG Cop-457. NGC Choice AU, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5. $300+
24 Thracian Kings, Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (17.09g) of Kolophon. Head of Alexander, as young Hercules, right wearing lion's skin/Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle and scepter, pentagram below, forepart of lion with torch below in left field. Price L22, Müller L18. GVF/aVF. $600+?
25 Thracian Kings, Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. Silver. Silver Drachm (4.37g) of Kolophon. Head of Alexander, as young Hercules, right wearing lion's skin/Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle and scepter, pentagram below, forepart of lion with crescent below in left field. Price L28, Müller -20. Lightly toned EF. Nice looking coin! $400+?
26 Boeotia, Thebes. c. 395-338 BC. Silver Stater. Boeotian Shield/Amphora, the upper part fluted. ΠΕ - ΛΙ to either side. BCD Boiotia 512; SNG Copenhagen 348. NGC Ch. VF. Obverse is a bit off-centered, the reverse is perfectly centered and very choice. This example is the nicest we can find offered via auction this century and far superior to the examples in the BCD collection. $350+
27 BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. Silver Stater (11.62g). ANTI. Struck c. 363-338 BC. Boeotian shield Amphora; dolphin left above, AN-TI across field; all within incuse concave circle. Hepworth 10, BCD Boiotia 577. Good VF.. Very rare. $1000+?
28 Thessaly. Larissa. c. 340-320 BC. Silver Drachm (5.96g). Head of nymph 3/4 to left/ Horse left, grazing, with foreleg raised about to lie down, plant below, AIΩN in ex. The horse "left" type is at least 10 times rarer than the horse right type!. SNG Cop-123. Nice VF, a bit off-center. $250+
29 Ionia, Ephesus. 2nd Century BC. Silver Drachm (4.19g). Bee; E-(Φ))/Stag standing right, palm tree behind, ΝΙΚΟΛΟΧΣ. SNG Copenhagen-295. NGC Ch. VF. A bit o.c. on obverse but the reverse is choice and centered. $350+
30 Caria, Knidos. Before 480 BC. Silver drachm (6.12g). Forepart of lion right/archaic head of Aphrodite right in incuse square. Sng Cop-200. aVF, and attractive early coin. Ex our Auction 38D (Fall 2008) where it brought $400. $300+
32 Caria, Rhodes, Teimostratos, magistrate. c. 31 BC - 60 AD. Æ35 (27.15g). Radiate head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath/Nike standing right on prow, holding aplustre. RPC-2749, Cop-886, BMC-376. VF, typical minor flaws. Ex Harlan Berk stock, Ex Kirk Davis stock (at $550!). Nice large bronze coin. This appears nicer than any offered in auction this century! $250
33 Seleukid Kings, Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-280 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (16.74g) of Seleukia on Tigris. Head of Alexander, as young Hercules, right wearing lion's skin/Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle & scepter, monogram to left, ΔΙ under throne. ESM-4, SC-117.1. aEF. $500+
34 Seleukid Kings, Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-280 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (17.14g) of Seleukia on Tigris. Head of Alexander, as young Hercules, right wearing lion's skin/Zeus seated left on throne holding Nike and scepter, monogram, K under throne. ESM-5, SC-119, Spahr-109. GVF/VF. This type with Zeus holding Nike in his right hand is much scarcer than when he holds an eagle. $575+
37 PHOENICIA, Sidon. Baalshillem (Sakton) II. c. 401-365 BC. Silver 1/16 Shekel (0.73 g). Phoenician war-galley left on waves, "39" above/Persian king or hero standing right, battling lion; o between. HGC-10,240. VF/EF. $100+
38 Achaemenid Empire, Persian Kings. c. 5th Century BC. From the time of Darius I to Xerxes I. Silver Siglos. Persian king kneeling-running right, holding spear and bow, quiver over shoulder/Incuse punch. SG-4678. NGC Fine. Attractive, well-centered coin. $100+
39 Arabia Felix. Himyarites, Amdan Bayyin Yanaf. c. 50-150 AD. Silver 1/4 unit (1.46g). Small male head right in circle, hair in ringlets, koppa above. (Scarce so clear)/Small male head right, legend and symbols around .Raidan mint. BMC-1,cf. SGI-5717 . Choice VF. An attractive small silver coin. $125+
40 BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I. c. 160-145 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (9.83g). Bilingual series. Helmeted and draped bust right/Athena Alkidemos advancing left, hurling thunderbolt and raising shield; monograms in fields. SNG ANS 850, M-IG 217f. Good VF. Greek legends on the obverse, Karosthi on the reverse. Double struck or has the appearance of being double struck due to loose or shifting dies on both sides. This is the plate coin of Wildwinds.com of MIG-217f. $350+
41 Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy IV, Philophater. 221-204 BC. Æ38. (47.66g). Laureate head of Zeus right/Eagle standing on thunderbolt, E between legs. SNG Cop-224, BMC-37. a VF. Attractive large bronze. $140+
ANCIENT ROMAN COINS (back to top)
42 Republic, Anonymous c. 225-214/212 BC. Silver Quadrigatus. Beardless laureate Janiform head/Jupiter, with Victory, in quadriga right, ROMA in relief on tablet below. SR-32, Syd-64d, RSC-23/24. NGC Ch. VF. $450?
43 Republic, M. Furius L.f. Philus. c. 119 BC. Silver Denarius (3.76g). M FOVERI LF around laureate head of Janus/Roma standing left crowning Gallic trophy carnyx and shield on each side, star above Roma, ROMA to r., PHILI in ex. SR-156, Furia-18, Syd-529. NGC Ch. Fine, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5. $150+
44 Republic, M. Furius L.f. Philus. c. 119 BC. Silver Denarius (3.88g). M FOVERI LF around laureate head of Janus/Roma standing left crowning Gallic trophy carnyx and shield on each side, star above Roma, ROMA to r., PHILI in ex. SR-156, Furia-18, Syd-529. NGC Ch. VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5. A nicer example than above. $250+
45 Republic, D. Junius Silanus. 91 BC. Silver Denarius (3.68g). Helmeted head of Roma right, A behind/Victory in biga right D. SILANVS L below, ROMA in ex. SR-225f, Junia-16a, Cr-337/3v. Slightly scarcer variety without F in reverse legend. VF/EF $125+
46 REPUBLIC. P. Crepusius. AR Denarius (3.75g), Rome Mint, ca. 82 B.C. Cr-361/1, SR-283, Crepusia-1v. Laureate head of Apollo facing right, scepter over shoulder, P behind, nothing under chin/Horseman galloping right, thrusting with spear, XXXXVII behind, P CREPVSI in exergue. NGC Choice MS, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 5/5. Rare so nice. $900+
47 Republic. L. Cornelius Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus. 82 BC. Silver Denarius (3.91g). Helmeted head of Roma right., L MANLI PRO Q behind/Sulla in triumphal quadriga r., beind crowned by victory flying left above, L SVLLA IM in ex. SR-286, Syd-757, Manlia-4. Toned VF, some porosity. Well centered. Struck by Sulla's military mint during the civil war in Italy in 82 BC.An uncommon coin. $125+
48 Republic, Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn. n. 71 BC. Silver Denarius Serratus. (3.82g). Helmeted and draped bust right, VIRTVS before, III VIR behind/MN AQVIL - MN·F MN·N, Warrior standing, raising figure of Sicilia who is slumped to left, SICIL in exergue. SR-336, Aquillia-2, Craw-401/1. Fine, a couple of small banker's marks on the obverse. Sold with an old tag from a Italian dealer. The use of III VIR on the obverse is the first use of the triumviral title of a moneyer on a Roman Republic coin. $75
49 Republic, Mn. Cordius Rufus. 46 BC. Silver Denarius (4.26g). Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri right, wearing pilei, surmounted by stars RVFVS III VIR/Venus stg left, holding scales & scepter, cupid at shoulder. Cordia-2a, SR-440, Craw-463/1. VF, a few obverse scratches, reverse off-center. $100+
50 Republic. C. Considius Paetus. 46 BC. Silver Denarius (3.83g). Laureate head of Apollo right; A behind, all in border of dots/Curule chair, garlanded, on which lies a wreath. C CONSI(DE) above and PAETI in ex.. Considia-2, SR-455. Craw-465/2a. Toned VF, a bit porous. Uncommon. $100+
51 roman Imperatorial, Julius Caesar. Silver denarius (3.73 gm). Struck at traveling mint moving with Caesar in North Africa, 47-46 BC. Diademed head of Venus right/Aeneas walking left, carrying his father Anchises and palladium, CAESAR behind. SR-1402, RSC-12. Crawford 458/1, Sydenham 1013. Toned VF, a few light scratches. $500+
53 Claudius. 41-54 AD. Æ As. (12.39g). Bare head of Claudius left/Minerva advancing right brandishing spear and holding shield. SR-1861, RIC-100. EF, nice deep green patina, obverse a bit off-center. $350+?
54 Nero. 54-68. Æ As (8.96g). Laureate bust right NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER PM TRP IMP PP/Victory advancing left holding shield S-C to either side. SR-1976, RIC-312. F/VG, somewhat porous. Still a popular type with more than decent bust. $100?
55 Otho 69 AD. Silver Denarius (3.17g). Bare head right/Securitas standing left holding wreah and scepter. SR-2163, RSC-15, RIC-10. aF. Otho ruled for just over 3 months from 15 Janaury to 17 April of 69. This was struck in February or March of that year. None of his coins are common. $500+
56 Vitellius. 69 AD. Silver Denarius (3.09g). Laureate head right/Vesta seated right holding patera and scepter. SR-2200, RSC-72, RIC-107. Dark Fine. Struck in Rome in the 2nd half of 69 AD. We sold this coin to the late Preston Rell in May of 2001. $150
57 Vespasian. 69-78, Silver Denarius. Laureate bust right/AVGVF TRI POT above and below priestly implements of a simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus. RIC-43 (30), SR-2282 (diff obv. legend), RSC-43. Struck during the 2nd half of 71 AD. aEF, on slightly tight flan. $150+
58 Titus. 79-81 AD. Silver Denarius (3.24g). Laureate head of Titus right IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM/Male & female captives back to back TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII PP. Hendin-1584, RIC-102, RSC-306, SR-2511. aVF/F. Likely issued to commemorate the victory in Judaea. Struck in 1st half of 80. An uncommon Judaea Capta type . $250+?
59 Nerva. 96-98. Silver Denarius (3.28g). Laureate bust right IM NERVA CAES AVG PM TRP COS III PP/Fortuna seated left FORTVNA PR. SR-3026, RIC-17, RSC-79. Struck in Rome Jan.-Sept. 97. VF/F. Nice portrait. $75+
60 Trajan. 98-117. Æ Quadrans (2.72g). Diademed bust of Hercules right, lion's skin around neck/Boar walking right, SC in exergue. SR-3248, RIC II 702; BMCRE 1062. Nice VF, black patina, attractive. Ex VAuctions, Sale 213, Lot 69 where it sold for $90. $90+
61 Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelus Caesar. 139-161. Silver Denarius (3.10g). Bare head of Antoninus Pius right/Bare head of Marcus Aurelius. SR-4520v (reverse legend differs), RIC-415a, RSC-14. Struck in Rome in 140 AD. Good Very Fine, scarce issue. $150+
63 Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. Æ As (12.44g). Laureate head right/Tiber reclining left on globe, resting hand on boat behind. SR-5065, RIC-1142, BMC-1498. Struck in Rome in 175. VF, green patina and scarce. Purchased from CNG's website at $975 in 2008!$550+
64 Commodus. 177-192 Silver Denarius (2.39g). Laureate bust right/Minerva running right, head left, holding branch, shield and spear. Struck in Rome 191 AD. SR-5661, RSC-358, RIC-22a. aEF but flan a bit tight. $100+
65 Commodus. 177-192 (187). Æ Sestertius (26.13g). Laureate bust right M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT/Hilaritas standing left holding branch & palm HILARIT AVG PM TR P XII IMP VIII COS V PP SC. RIC-497, C-213. SR-5754ff. VF/F. Nice portrait, rare reverse legend, with old Seaby tag. $100+
66 Septemius Severus. 193-211. Silver Denarius (3.06g). Laureate bust right SEVERVS PIVS AVG/Severus, togate, standing left, holding branch and scroll FVNDAT OR FACIS. Struck in Rome, 201 AD. SR-6282, RIC-265, RSC-205. Toned VF $80+
67 Septemius Severus. 193-211. Silver Denarius (3.18g). Laureate bearded bust right/ Dea Caelestis, holding thunderbolt and scepter, seated on lion leaping right over water which gushes from rock on left. SR-6285, RIC-266, RSC-222. Choice lustrous EF. An unusual reverse depicting the Celestial Goddess of Carthage in very high grade. $150+?
68 Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Silver Antoninianus (4.80g). Radiate bust right/Sarapis, wearing polos on head, holding corn-ears and scepter, RIC-291c, RSC-386. Choice toned EF with very strong portrait. A scarce and seldom offered type. Struck in Rome during his last year of reign before he was assassinated in April of 217. $200+?
69 Caracalla. 198-217. Silver Denarius (3.23g). Struck in Rome 211 AD. Laureate bust right/Julia Domna, as Indulgentia seated left on curule chair, right hand extended, left holding a scepter. SR-6805, RIC-214, RSC-104. VF. $75+
70 Julia Paula, wife of Elagabalus. Divorced 220-221. Silver Denarius (3.70g). Draped bust right IVLIA PAVLA AVG/Concordia seated left holding patera, resting left arm on throne, star in left field CONCORDIA. RIC-211, RSC-6a, SR-7655. Nice lustrous EF $150+
71 Severus Alexander. 222-235. Silver Denarius (3.21g). Struck 225 at Rome. Laureate bust right/Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Type without star in field. SR-7931, RIC-180, RSC-564. NGC XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. $100+
72 Maximinus I. 235-238. Silver Denarius (2.58g). Laureate bust right/Fides Militum standing left, holding standard in each hand. SR-8307v (obv. legend), RSC-7, RIC-7a. Struck in Rome very early in his reign. GVF. $100?
73 Maximinus I. 235-238 (236, Rome). Silver Denarius (3.08g). Laureate bust right/ Maximinus, in military attire, standing left between two standards, touching standard with right hand and resting on spear with left hand. PM TRP II COS PP. SR-8312, RIC-3, RSC-55. Lustrous virtually mint state. Uncommon so nice. $150+
74 Maximinus I. 235-238 (235-236, Rome). Silver Denarius (3.07g). Laureate bust right/ Salus enthroned left feeding snake arising from altar. SR-8316, RIC-14, RSC-85. Lustrous virtually mint state. $150+
75 Gordian III. 238-244 AD (240). Æ Sestertius (17.04g). Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right imp gordianivs pivs fel avg/Libertas standing left holding pileus & scepter LIBERTAS AVG SC. SR-8117, RIC-318a. VF, but flan cracks. Very attractive portrait.$150+?
76 Herennius Etruscus. 251 AD, as Caesar (under his father Trajan Decius) struck in Rome 250-251. Silver Antoninianus (4.48g). His radiate and draped bust right/Sacrificial implements (sprinkler, simpulum, jug, patera and lituus). SR-9521, RIC-143, RSC-14. Lustrous mint state/EF with the reverse weakly struck as usual. $150+
77 Volusian 251-253 (251-252, Rome). Silver Antoninianus (4.51g). Radiate and draped bust right/Virtus standing left, resting on shield and spear. SR-9778, RIC-186, RSC-135. Ch. EF, lightly toned. $150+
78 Postumus. 260-269 Æ Double Sestertius. (23.35g). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right/Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; at feet, captive. SR-11065, RIC V 169. RIC and Sear attributed this to the Cologne mint in 261 AD. More recent research makes Trier a more likely mint. VG, with heavy green patina. Heavier than most specimens. Scarce. $75+
79 Victorinus. 269-271 (270-71). Cologne mint. Æ Antoninianus (3.06g). Radiate bust right IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG/Pax standing left, holding olive-branch & scepter, PAX AVG, V in field at left, star to right. RIC-118, SR-11175. aEF with sharp & clear. $90+
80 Aurelian. Bi Double Denarius (Antoninianus), 3,63g. Siscia mint. Radiate bust right/ Emperor standing right clasing hand of Concordia, *S in ex. RIC-217v (bust). NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5. $100+
82 Diocletian. 284-305 AD. Æ Follis (9.50g) of Cyzicus. (295-299). Laureate bust right/ Genuis standing left, holding patera and cornucopia, KΓ in ex. SR-12791, RIC-VI, 12a. Choice EF with some obverse porosity but no wear at all. $150+
83 Maximianus 286-305 AD. Silver Argenteus (3.19g) of Siscia. (294-295 AD). Laureate bust right/The 4 tetrachs sacrificing over tripod-altar with military camp background, 2 pellets over altar, nothing in exergue. RIC-32b, SR 13098. Toned EF. $500+
84 Group of 3. 1) Diva Faustina Sr. Silver Denarius. Bust right/Aeternitas stg left holding globe & scepter. VF; 2) Gordian III Silver Antoninianus. Rad. bust right/Fortuna seated left. Fine: and 3) Diocletian. Silvered Antoninianus. Radiate bust right/Diocletion and Maximianus facing each, S between, XXI in exergue. VF, nice portrait. 3 coin lot. $100?
85 Group of 3 third century Antoninianii. 1) Gordian III. Silver Ant. (4.06g). Radiate bust right/Virtus standing left with spear & shield.SR-8668, RIC-6. Struck in Rome 238-239 AD. Nice VF; 2) Probus 276-282. Æ Ant. Radiate bust of Probus right/Female figure, holding wreath, facing Probus, facing left, holding globe,S in field between them, XXI in ex. SR-12021, RIC-925. Struck 281-282 in Antioch. Toned VF; 3). Carinus 283-286, as Caesar,. Æ Ant. Radiate bust left/Carinus, in military dress, stg. left holding spear & globe, captive at feet. SR-12302v. Probably struck at Ticinum 282. EF with very nice obverse portrait but reverse is somewhat corroded. 3 decent coins, the last scarce. $100+
86 Galerius. 305-311. As Caesar 293-305, struck at Rome 294 AD. Silver Argenteus. (2.92g). Laureate bust right/The 4 tetrachs sacrificing over tripod-altar with military camp in background, nothing in exergue. Unusual obverse legend of MAXIMIANVS CAES. SR-14264, RIC-29b, RSC-219a. Superb choice toned EF. Ex James Fox collection. absolutely gorgeous coin. $900+
87 Galerius 305-311. Bi Follis or Numis (5.67g). Struck at Cyzicus 308-309. Laureate bust right GAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG/Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia, A in field to left, M KV in ex. SR-14509, RIC-42. NGC AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5. $75+
88 Licinius I. 308-324. Æ3 (Follis) of Alexandria (3.45g). (321-324). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and eagle-tipped scepter, with another eagle at feet to left and captive seated on ground to right, SMALB in exergue. SR-15226, RIC-28 (Rarity 1). Choice brown EF, some red in devices, a touch off-center. $100+
89 Constantine I, the Great. 307-337. Æ3 (Centenionalis) of Heraclea. (327-329). Laureate bust right, with "eyes looking upward to heaven"/VOT XXX in wreath surrounded by legend, •SMHA below. SR-16231, RIC-91 (Rarity 5). EF, some encrustation. A rare type that is seldom encountered. $125+?
90 Julian II "The Apostate". Silver Siliqua (1.98g). Diademed, draped, cuirassed and bearded bust right/VOT X MVLT XX in 4 lines in wreath, ANT in exergue. Struck 362-363 in Antioch. RIC-8, 214, SR-19128, RSC-147a. Julian earned his nickname, and thus his unpopularity in his chosen capital city of Antioch, by his anti-Christian and pro-pagan policies. Nice EF/VF flan crack. $200+?
OTHER ANCIENT COINS: GREEK IMPERIAL, BYZANTINE AND ONE AXUMITE COIN (back to top)
91 Syria, Antioch. Trajan Decius. 249-251. AR Tetradrachm. AD 249-250. AVT K G ME KY ΔEKIOC TPAIANOC CEB, Laureate bust right, two pellets below/ΔHMAPX EΞOΥCIAC, Eagle standing right on palm branch, wings spread, wreath in beak; S C in ex. Prieur-511. Choice lightly toned AU, a couple of die breaks. An outstanding coin! $150+
93 Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68, year 11. Silver Tetradrachm (14.08g). ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑV [ΚΑΙΣ - ΣΕΒA ΓΕΡ]. Radiate bust of Nero to right/[ΑΥ-]ΤΟΚΡΑ Eagle standing on thunderbolt with palm to left; left in field, L IA (= year 11). Curtis-83, M-228, Emm-118. Toned aVF. Ex Naegeli collection, from stock of Frank Sternberg, Zurich 1982. $100+
94 Roman Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138. Diobol (9.98). Laureate head of Hadrian right/Eagle standing right, wings closed, head turned back, wreath in beak, year 19. BMC-822, Emm-1123 (Rarity5), Geissen-1152. VF, some light tooling evident. A very nice example of an extremely rare coin! $400+?
95 Roman Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138. Æ Dichalkon (1.31g). Laureate bust of Hadrian right, Letter I opposite of his portrait in circle of dots/Star of 8 rays, LI A inside of rays. Year 11 - 127/128. Milne-1252, E-1204. VF, bit rough. Scarce, well-centered and attractive green-brown patina $120+
96 Roman Egypt. Tacitus. 275-276 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (7.36g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Eagle standing right, head turned back, wreath in beak. ETOYC to left, A to right. Year 1, 275-276. C-1835, E-3973, M-4503. Nice VF. Scarce type and grade. $100+
97 Byzantine, Maurice Tiberius. 582-602. Æ 5 Nummi (Penanummium) of Catania. (1.24g). Bust right/Large V between two stars, CAT in ex.SB-582, Spahr-20 . aVF/Ch. EF. An exceptional reverse on this seldom seen coin. $100+
98 Byzantine, Constans II (641-68), Gold Solidus (4.47g). Facing busts of Constans II and Constantine IV/cross potent on globe flanked by Heraclius and Tiberius; officina E. Berk-143, SB-962. EF. $400
99 Byzantine, Leo V. 813-820. Æ Follis (4.57g) of Syracuse. Facing busts of Leo (on left) and Constantine on right/Large ΛK with pellet in between and cross above. SB-1635. aVF but on a small irregularly shaped flan. $50+
100 Byzantine, Basil I, the Macedonian. 867-886. Gold Semissis (or 2/3 of a coin) of Syracuse. (.66g). Debased as all of these are and broken. Facing bust of Basil/Facing bust of his favorite son Constantine. SB-1715, Fr-220. EF, but about 1/3 of the coin is broken off. Still very attractive. $75+?
101 Axumite. Anonymous. c. 400-470 AD. √Ü14 (.98g). Crowned bust right, holding cross-tipped scepter/ May this please the country, Greek cross with central gold inlay within circle. MH-76, MACW-406ff. Gd Fine. $100+
MODERN AND MEDIEVAL COINS, TOKENS AND MEDALS OF THE WORLD (back to top)
102 A group of cased coins and sets. 1)Austria 1965 4 Piece Proof set in leather case. KM PS6; 2) Bahamas 1966 9 piece cased set. KM-MS-1. Includes 4 silver coins including the large 5 Dollar piece: 3 & 4) Cayman Islands 1972 $25 Sterling Silver Commerative honoring the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Philip (2 coins, both in original cards of issue); 5) Panama 1970 5 Balboas Silver Crown in card of issue. KM-28. Coin is BU, card shows wear; 6) Thailand 34 coin cased set issued by Royal Thai Mint. 17 different coins are represented as there is two of each coin, depicting both the obverse and reverse of each. (KM MS13?) and 7) Vatican City 1964 8 piece mint set in red card of issue, KM MS-68. A nice grouping of sets and crowns in government issued cards with a catalog value of over $450! $250+?
103 A huge lot of coins, tokens, medals and paper money. More than 420 medallic items (mostly coins) and 125-130 banknotes, grading from poor to BU or CU. Most are VF or so. Includes Switzerland 1850-BB 5 Rappen F-V, Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1 Pfennig 1726 EPH VF (wildman issue), Nepal 1 Silver Dam of late 18th century (one of the smallest silver coins ever made), British 1811 Copper Penny token of Staffordshire, George V 1935 Silver Jubilee Medal Silver 32mm (Eimer 2029b), a marriage Tok used in Thailand and Burma from about 1615-1770, c. 40mm and 70 grams. Said to be stained with egg yolk and chicken blood, Turkey silver Yuzlak of Selim III 1203/5 (c. 1794). KM-407, Dav-334, a Spanish 5 Peseta of 1870, a Japanese 1/2 Bu of the mid-19th century, red and brown EF to Unc British Pennies of 1920 & 1921. A great lot which just may have a few gems hidden in there. If you have a chance you should look at it. Sold as is, no returns. $400+
105 Anglo-Gallic. Aquitaine: Edward the Black Prince. 1362-72. Hardi d'argent of Poiters (.96g). Half-length figure of the Prince/Long cross divides legend. Elias 205b. aVF, natural split on reverse. Ex S. George Tucker, sold by Owl (the late John Barton) 10/81, #154 $150+
106 Angola. Portuguese Africa. 1783. 10 Macutas. Crowned arms/Denomination within wreath. One year type issued under Maria I and Pedro III. Cr-22, KM-24, Dav-6. Dark toned VF. Very rare. A similar coin sold in a German auction (WAG) for €1400 (+ buyer's fee) in 2008. At that time that was more than $2000! See Lot #204 for a related item. $650+
108 Belgian Congo. 1905 Æ 55 x 57mm plaque by C. Samuel. Crowned Belgium receives naked slaves with broken chains at her feet/5 line legend besides palm trees. Vancraenbroeck 73. A couple of minor spots, otherwise as struck. Rare, one of only 200 struck by Paul Fisch. The 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Belgian Congo. $125+?
109 Belgian Congo. 1909. Æ 60mm by Jourdain. Bust of Jules Renkin/Vignette of ship, legend. Commissioned by Sir Alfred Jones of the Belgian Congo Maritime Company. Attractive low relief medal, some toning. $90+
110 Belgian Congo, Rwanda Urundi. 1958. Æ 91 mm by A. Brunet. Various objects and Afrfican landscapes/Legend, "933" in Indian ink (?) on reverse. Commemorates the International Expositiion in Brussels. $40+?
111 Belgium. Brussels, J-J Brouchoven. 1698. Copper Jeton 30mm, 8.78g. Crowned shield of Brouckhoven with two supporters, 16-98 with Brussels mm (face)/Ship with 3 masts sailing left. Dug-4655, Mitchner page 855. Nice VF. One sold in a Jean Elsen sale for more than $200 a few years back. $100+
112 Cameroon. Societe Nationale. ND (1919-1945). 50 Centime Brass. Rare token issue. KM-Tn3, G-3, Lec-25. Choice EF. This is the only one we've had. We sold this in 2000 and bought in back a few years ago. A similar one sold in a Maison Palumbo sale in 2005 for $515+ buyer's fee!. $425+
113 comoros. Societe Anonyme de la Grande Comore. ND (1915). 25 Centimes Aluminum token. SOCIETE ANONYME DE LA GRANDE COMORE/BON DE REMBOURSABLE 25¢. Lec-21, Gad-4, KN-Tn-1. EF, some porosity. Very scarce, seldom offered $225+?
114 Curacao, Cut Countermarked Coinage. (c. 1816). 3 reaal. "3" with long tail countermarked on 1/5 cut (4.13g) on Spanish Colonial (probably Mexico) 8 reales. Sch-1387, Pridmore page 252, Fig. 27, KM-29. VF. While the weight of this coin is low, it still falls in Pridmore's weight scale. He says specimens weigh between 62 and 78 grains. Our example weighs about 63.73 grains. Scarce. $175+
116 Dahomey 1930. Æ 59mm medal by Emile Monier. High relief bust of Bornou woman left/A large totem statue to the left of a map of Dahomey and a scroll. Part of a series struck for the 1930 French Colonial Exposition in Paris. EF, but some areas of light verdigris. $100+
122 Egypt, Abdul Aziz. 1277/10 (1870). 40 Para. 36mm copper type, with rose at right. Very rare. Y-4a, KM-249. F/VF. Struck in Cairo. Rough crude planchet which is typical of these Cairo mint products. Virtually a one year type, as only 325 total pieces of 2 other years were minted, but none circulated. $600+
125 EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 1992 7000 Francs. Lions, male, female & cub/Map of Africa with various themes. KM-76. Endangered Wildlife Seires. A huge silver coin (504 grams of .999 silver) 75mm diam, 11 1/2mm thick. Silver Proof. Rarely seen, only 1700 minted. This is probably Lot 153 from our sale 25C of April 1995. We haven't had (or seen) once since! It's a huge beautiful coin but both the 2015 & 2016 editions of SCWC says "image reduced". Reduced so much, it's not there. $500+
126 Ethiopia, Menelik II. EE 1892-A (1899). 1 Birr. Crowned bust right/Lion walking left, right leg raised. Chaplain type. Y-10, KM-19, Dav-30. Ch. AU, perhaps once lightly wiped. Very attractive. $425+
127 FRANCE, Berri (or Berry) Deols, Raoul VI or VII. 1160-1176. Silver Denier (.88g). + RADVLFVS around cross/+ DE DOLIS around Hexagram or six-pointed star, annulet in center. Boudeau-277, Roberts 4411, PA. 41.09. VF $60+?
129 FRANCE, Provins et Sens. Thibaut II, the Great. 1125-1152. BI Denier (.80g). +TEBΛLT COME (retrograde S), cross pattée; pellet in first and fourth quarters; œâ in third quarter and ω in second joined by line/CΛSTRI PRYYINS, comb with annulets flanking. Roberts-4726, PA-138.18. F-VF, with tiny natural hole. $50+
130 France, Louis XV. 1720 1/3 Ecu. Bust right/Cross formed of eight Ls leaning two by two, each arm being crowned, a radiant head in the center, fleur-de-lis in angles.. Maz-2227a; VG-3963, KM-455. Toned silver restrike. NGC MS61. $300+?
131 FRANCE, Premier République. Consulat. 1799-1804. Silver 41 mm Medal. Commemorating the Civil Code. By Jeuffroy. Dually-dated Cos. IV and 1803. Head of Napoleon Bonaparte right/AUX ARTS LA VICTOIRE (to the arts a victory cometh)/L'AN IV DU CONSULAT DE BONAPARTE, the Venus de' Medici. Bramsen 280, d'Essling-1001ff, Julius 1184. "Argent" and cornucopia on edge. Nice EF, some marks in field. $250+?
132 France, Napoloen Bonaparte as Emperor and King. L'An XIII (1804). Silver 41mm Coronation medal by Droz and Jeuffroy. Laureate bust of Napoleon right/Napoleon being held aloft by the People and the Senate. Bramsen-326, d'Essling-1020. Choice Toned EF. A gorgeous original of this medal. Similar to the lot below but the obverse bust by Droz is slightly smaller on this silver example. $400+?
133 France, Napoloen Bonaparte as Emperor. L'An XIII (1804). Æ 40mm Coronation medal by Andrieu and Jeuffroy. Laureate bust of Napoleon right/Napoleon being held aloft by the People and the Senate. Bramsen-326, d'Essling-1021. Choice EF. A gorgeous original of this medal. Similar to the above silver medal but the obverse bust by Droz is slightly smaller on our silver example. $200+
134 France, Napoleon, as Emperor and King . 1805. Bronze 40.5 mm medal, by Andrieu and Galle. Laureate bust of Napoloen right/Napoleon, naked, as Hercules, female figures of the two cities kneel and offer the keys to the cities.Bramson-433, d'Essling-1101). Choice EF, Bronze on edge. $150?
135 FRANCE. Napoleon as Emperor and King. Capitulation of Ulm & Memmingen. Bronze 41mm Medal, 1805. By Andreiu and Jaley, plain edge. Laureate bust of Napoleon right, legend around/Napoleon in biga right, angel above left, five line inscription in exergue. Bramsen-433, d'Essling-1084. Virtually as struck. Nice color. $200+
136 France, Napoleon, as Emperor and King . 1805. Æ 41mm by Droz and Jaley. The Battle of Austerlitz. Laureate bust right/Winged thunderbolt design with baton topped by statuette of Napoleon. Bramson-445, d'Essling-1104. Gd. EF, a few marks. A nice original medal. $200+?
137 France, Napoleon, as Emperor and King . 1814. Æ 41mm byAndriew and Brenet. For Victories in February 1814. His laureate bust right/Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, 2 fish to left, Victory with eagle flying left on right. Bramsen-1348, d'Essling-1348. A beautiful mint state restrike. $175+?
138 French Sudan 1930. Æ 59mm medal by Emile Monier. High relief female bust right/ A woman on each side of a map of French Sudan and a scroll. Part of a series struck for the 1930 French Colonial Exposition in Paris. EF, a couple of very minor areas of verdigris. $90+
140 Germany, Salomon Hermann von Mosenthal. 1877 AE 58mm by A. Scharff. His bust left/Muse of dramatic literature with mask and dagger. Mosenthal was a German-Austrian dramatist and poet born in Hesse-Cassel but received most of his acclaim in Vienna. He also wrote opera librettos. Born in 1821, this was struck on his death in 1877. Rare $200+
141 Great Britain. Richard I. (Richard the Lion-Heart) Memorial Medal. (1189-1199). Æ 41mm by J. Dassier. Bust 3/4 right of king/Fame seated upon clouds above a decorated monument. Part of Dassier's series on English Kings & Queens struck in 1731. Eimer-6. Choice chocolate brown EF. Purchased form Italo Vecchi c. January 2000. $65+
143 Guinea 1930. Æ 59mm medal by Emile Monier. High relief bust of Peul couple to left/A peul headdress along with a map of Guinea and a scroll. Part of a series struck for the 1930 French Colonial Exposition in Paris. EF, a couple of very minor areas of verdigris. $100+
144 Iran, Muzaffar al-Din Shah, 5000 dinars (5 kran), AH.1320 (1902), Persian legend, date below, all within wreath/Radiant sun behind lion brandishing sword within wreath. KM-976, Dav-288, Y-29. Lustrous Au-Unc, but a few unfortunate rim nicks & marks in field. $75+?
145 Iran, Pair of Crowns. 1) Ahmad Shah. AH 1341 (1922). 5000 Dinars (5 Krans). Bust 3/4 left/Radiant lion holds sword left. KM-1058, Dav-294, Y-60. Toned VF+ and 2) Reza Shah Pahlevi. SH 1311 (1933). 5 Rials, reform coinage. Legend & denomination in wreath, date below/Radiant lion left. KM-1131, Dav-295, Y-115. Lustrous AU, a few nicks. $100+
148 Israel. 1993/5753. 4 Piece Wildlife (Song of Songs) Series. A Young Hart & Apple Tree. 1 & 2 New Sheqalim in silver, 1 & 5 New Sheqalim in gold, 1st BU, other 3 Proof. The complete set of 4 coins with certificate of authenticity. KM-243-246, Freidberg 45 & 46. All choice, in capsule of issue. $500+
149 Israel. 1995/5756. 4 Piece Wildlife Series with certificate of authenticity. Fox & Vineyard. 1 & 2 New Sheqalim in silver, 1 & 5 New Sheqalim in gold, 1st BU, other 3 Proof. KM-274-277, Fr-58 & 59. All choice, in capsule of issue. Low mintage of only 837. $550
150 Israel. 1998/5759. 4 Piece Wildlife Series with certificate of authenticity. Stork and Fir Tree. 1 & 2 New Sheqalim in silver, 1 & 5 New Sheqalim in gold, 1st BU, other 3 Proof. KM-320-323, Fr-71 & 5972. All choice, in capsule of issue. Low mintage of only 553. The gold coins are seldom available. $700?
151 Israel. Noah's Ark. 1998/5758. Gold 10 New Sheqalim. Biblical Arts Series. Noah reaching out from Ark and releasing a dove. Only 744 minted. KM-319, Fr-70. Choice Proof. A rare and elusive gold coin from the very popular Biblical Arts Series. The dark area in the photo is not on the coin but apparently because of lighting problems when photographing the coin. $900+
152 Israel. Joseph and his Brothers. 2000/5760. Gold 10 New Sheqalim. Biblical Arts Series. Joseph and his brothers reaching out to each other, a tear flows from Joseph's eye as he recognizes his brothers. Only 700 minted. KM-341, Fr-77 Choice Proof. A rare and elusive gold coin from the very popular Biblical Arts Series. $900+
156 Italian Somaliland. Italian Possession in Africa. 1913-R. 1/4 Rupia. Head of Victor Emmanuel III right/Crown above value and date flanked by sprigs. Better date of two year type. Y-4, KM-4. VF, a few scratches. $100+
157 Italian Somaliland. Italian Possession in Africa. 1912-R. 1/2 Rupia. Head of Victor Emmanuel III right/Crown above value and date flanked by sprigs. Y-5, KM-5. Gd VF, a few areas of dark toning. $135+
161 Italian Somaliland. Italian Possession in Africa. 1915-R. Rupia. Head of Victor Emmanuel III right/Crown above value and date flanked by sprigs. Y-6, KM-6. EF, a few minor spots of porosity on reverse. $225+?
162 Italy. Naples, Charles II of Spain. 1685. Silver Tari (5.59g). Crowned shield/Globe with raised date, crown above crossed fasces and cornucopia. KM-104. EF/VF, light adjustment marks. Very attractive coin. $200+
163 Italy, Papal States. Rome, Senate, 1184-1347. BI Denaro Provisino (0.59g.). Comb; above, star, an S, and to the left a 6 pointed star (✡)/Cross with pellets (or annulets) in 2 of the angles. Berman 155. $75+?
164 Italy, Sicily, Messina. Roger II. 1105-1154. Æ Follaro (MEC) or 1/2 Follaro (Biaggi). (1.26g). Octagon in center of a cross, inside the octagon is a star, Arabic legend/Arabic legend in six lines as a star around circle. The legend on the reverse dates the coin to 540 AH (1145-46 AD). MEC-222, Biaggi-1224.VF $100+
165 Italy, Sicily, Messina. Roger II. 1105-1154. Æ Follaro (1.22g). Bust of the Virgin facing/Arabic legend arranged in a cross with dots in each angle. Struck AH 545 (1150/51). MEC-227, MIR-26 (R3). VF, but indentation on reverse which "obliterates" the face on the obverse. It has been speculated that these were deliberately dented to obliterate the face by Muslim forces of the Emirate of Bari.If so this is one of the few (only?) numismatic evidence of this Emirate. Of the handful of examples that we have seen, about half have this obliteration. $100+
166 Italy, Sicily, William II. 1166-1189. Æ Quarter Tercenario (.35g) of Palermo. Arabic legend Struck in the City of Sicily with God's help‚ around cross/3 line legend. Biaggi-1777, MEC-423/424. Gd Fine. Scarce. $50+
168 Ivory Coast 1930. Æ 59mm medal by Emile Monier. High relief bust of young Senopufo woman left/A xylophone and a large tree to the left of a map of Dahomey and a scroll. Part of a series struck for the 1930 French Colonial Exposition in Paris. EF, but a few small areas of light verdigris. A very nice example. $100+
169 Kenya. Double Error. 19-- (1978-91). 10¢ on 5¢. Struck in Aluminum not in Nickel Brass. 10 Cent die used on 5 Cent Flan. KM-18, Y-15 over KM-17, Y-14. Off metal strike, using either the wrong die or wrong size flan. Rare as such. $150?
173 Madagascar. Exposition de Madagasca . 1952. 10 Centimes token. Aluminum 27mm. EXPOSITION DE MADAGASCAR ATTRACTIONS above date/TECHNIQUES D'AUJOURD'HUI. PERSPECTIVES DE DEMAIN around value. Lec-80. Scalloped. EF. $100+
174 Madagascar. Exposition de Madagascar. 1952. 20 Centimes token. Scalloped Alum. 30mm. EXPOSITION DE MADAGASCAR ATTRACTIONS above date/TECHNIQUES D'AUJOURD'HUI. PERSPECTIVES DE DEMAIN around value. Lec-81. BU. $200+?
175 Madeira islands. Portuguese Colony. 1842. 10 (X) Reis. Crowned arms, MARIA II D G PORTUG ET ALG REGINA/Value within vine wreath PECUNIA MADEIRENSIS. Cr-2, KM-2. Brown EF, light scratches reverse. $100+?
176 Mauritius. British Crown Colony but French legend. ND (1822). 50 Sous Silver . Trees in circle ET DEP GOUV DE MAURICE around/TRES RECU AU BUR DU around POUR 50 SOUS. in 3 lines. Cr-32, KM-2. F-VF, light adjustment marks. $100+ ?
178 Mexico, Philip V of Spain. 1740 Mo MF. 8 Reales of Mexico City. The Pillar Dollar. KM-103, Cr-8. Sea-salvaged, thus salt water corrosion. Very little wear but with surface corrosion and minor rim loss, spots of encrustation and staining. We are uncertain of what ship wreck this coin came from but the (or a) previous owner bought this from Spink probably in the 1960s or 1970s. $100+?
179 Mexico. Love token. Host coin is Mexcio 1774 Mo FM 8 Reales of Charles III. Hand-engraved. An elaborate and intricate M + T plus 1791 and to the left of the initials is what looks like a horseshoe which is a symbol of good luck. Perhaps in 1791 17 year olds Maria & Tomas eloped and were married in Mexico. Or perhaps Tomas was with the Spanish army in Mexico City and was thinking of his love back home in Madrid. Host coin is nice VF, hand-engraving is EF. Love tokens of this size are very scarce. $100+?
181 Mexico ND. 18th Century? Copper 24mm Hacienda token, MORA and AR monogram in two different rectangular countermarks. Uniface and thicker than above token. Unlisted in Grove, Rulau or Wood. F-VF. $100+
189 Mexico, Republic. 1885 Pi MH 8 Reales of San Luis Potaoi. Y-S25, KM-377.12. Nice Unc., somewhat softly struck with LIBERTAD seen clearly only when tipping the coin. This seems to be the case in most specimens of this coin that we have seen. $250+?
192 MEXICO, Estados Unidos. A pattern peso (1.60g), 1986, KM-Pn235 (old KM-Pn171), 15mm pattern with SUD in reverse design, struck on magnetic copper-nickel or stainless steel. Rare, mintage of only 33 pieces! BU. A similar piece sold for $170 (plus fees) in a 2017 Steve Album auction. $75+?
193 Mombasa. British Colony. 1890-H. 1/4 Rupee (4 Annas). One year type. Crown above radiant sun over H and over banner. Y-3, KM-3. Toned unc., but a few minor marks in field. Struck at Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England. $250?
194 Mombasa. British Colony. 1888-H. 1 Rupee. Scales above mint mark and date/ Crown above radiant sun. Struck at Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England. Y-5, KM-5. Choice toned Proof or Specimen. In our opinion as nice or nicer than the one that sold in Heritage's 2014 CICF sale for $1400 plus fees. $1100+
195 Morocco, Moulay al-Hassan I. AH-1310 Fez 1 Falus. Short, scarce type formerly listed as 2 1/2 Mazunas by Yeoman & 1/4 Mouzouna by Lecompte. High grade for type. Y-1, Lec-45. VF-EF, few rim knocks. $300+
203 Morocco (Spanish). Tangiers, Tienda Asilo. ND (Perhaps 19th century or during WWII). 30 mm. Brass 15 Centimos uniface token. Tienda Asilo Tanger around 15 Centimos. Rare. VF. Tienda Asilo translates from the Spanish into Asylum shop or refugee shop. Refugee shop makes sense as this might very well be a token to be used in a refugee camp during WWII. $200+?
204 Mozambique and Angola. Crown (Angola) and PM (Mozambique) countermarks on a 1852-A 5 Francs of Louis-Napoleon. Exceedingly rare. THIS IS THE DAVENPORT PLATE COIN (page 191). Dav-484. Coin VG, c/m VF. Many counterstamps and countermarks are considered by some as spurious issues thus this is sold ‚"as is". However this particular coin carries with it such an impressive pedigree that it should receive a great deal of interest. Mozambique and Angola were two Portuguese African colonies located fairly close to each other in southern Africa. $750+?
205 Mozambique. Countermark. 1897. On a South African 2 1/2 Shilling of 1897. Two countermarks with 50 CCM each in a rectangle. Presumably 50 CCM means 50 Centavos Colonia Mozambique. The countermarks are weak while the coin is VF. From Format (of Birmingham, UK) Fixed Price List #60 #2625 in the spring of 2000. Mozambique and South share a border thus it is not surprising to see a coin such as this. $350?
206 Netherlands, Esther de Boer-van Rijk. 1923 Æ 41mm. Unsigned. High relief bust of the actress/High relief bust of her as Kniertje in Heijermans' play "Op Hoop van Zegen" (Hope of Blessing). Polek-69. This was struck on the 50th anniversary of her first portrayal in this Dutch play. She ended up playing this role over a thousand times. Rare. $100?
207 Niger. Republic. 1968. 10 Francs. Facing lion/Arms. c. 20 grams. KM-8.1, Dav-521. Gem toned Proof. This is Type 1, an original strike with very sharp details. Generally considered one of the most attractive 20th century crowns! $120
208 Nigeria.Federal Republic. Error, Pattern?. 1973. 10 Kobo in Lead. Off-Metal strike in Lead with security edge as regular issue. Somewhat damaged, probably as made.. KM PN-2ff. F-VF. From Format Price List #245, $140+
209 Palestine, British Mandate. 1947 1 Mil. KM-1, Y-1, Pridmore-63. Nice Red & brown choice Uncirculated. Extremely rare. One of five or 6 known. One sold in a Glendennings sale of 1973, NASCA sold three during the late 1970s (Wayte Raymond Collection, Sidney Olson Collection and the Montreal Collection) and we sold one in our Los Angeles Sale in September of 1981. In the late 1990s another piece (dirty EF) appeared in England and was sold privately. The Montreal Collection piece was a "dog"‚ it looked like a truck ran over it. The piece sold in 1973 may have been one of the pieces sold at auction in the late 70ss or 1981. The one offered here is the Sidney Olson Specimen described by NASCA as Brilliant red, our red & brown description is more fitting. I have seen all of the the pieces with the possible exception of the Glendenning specimen and I think this is the finest coin. In 1978 it sold for $11,500 (plus 2%). This is ex-Howard Berlin and he also called it red and brown. Mr. Philadelphia bought it for $10,000 in our sale 32E (November 2002). The last public sale of a 1947 Palestine 1 Mil was in Spink sale of 2007 where a piece, with a rim flaw, sold for more than $10,000 before the buyer's fee. One of the rarest of all British Commonwealth coins and perhaps the finest known. $10,000+
212 Pemba. Clove Islands. ND, Probably 19th Centyry.2 clove countermarks each containing Arabic legend ( Clove Islands) across obverse of Murshidabad 1 Rupee in silver. Oblique milled reeding. Bruce-X10. EF. According to Mitchner (page 234, The World of Islam) these probably date to the 1880s. There is still controversy on whether these are spurious, fantasy or legitimate countermarks. $250+?
214 Saint Thomas & Prince. Portuguese Colony, Joao as Prince. 1813-R (Rio). 80 Reis . Globe/Crown above denomination and date. Also used in Mozambique and attributed to it by some. KM-C1, Cr-53 (Mozambique). Choice chocolate Brown EF. $160
214a Saint Thomas & Prince, Democratic Republic. 1990 3500 Dobras. Wildlife Protection, Sea Turtle. KM-46. Somewhat cloudy Frosted Proof Proof. Only 750 minted. This is from our auction 27c Lot #648. $150+
215 Senegal. 1958. Gilt Bronze 59mm. Unsigned medal for the opening of the Palace of Justice in Dakar. Ariel view of the Palace, 2 line legend in exergue/Map showing Mauritania to the north of Senegal with the port city and capital Dakar at left, Scales of Justice in foreground. A few dark areas. Scarce. $100+
216 Sierra Leone. British Colony, 1791. 1 Cent. Lion on hill top, SIERRA LEONE COMPANY above, AFRICA in exergue/1 above & below 2 hands clasped, one shaded to represent a black hand, One Cent Piece 1791. Cr-1, KM-1, Vice FT-9. Choc. brown unc., a few marks in field. $650+
217 Sierra Leone. British Colony. 1791. 1 Penny. Lion on hill top, SIERRA LEONE COMPANY above, AFRICA in exergue/1 above & below 2 hands clasped, One Penny Piece 1791. Cr-2, KM-2.1, Vice FT-8. Unc., but marks in field. A companion to the above coin. $450+?
218 Sierra Leone. British Colony. 1791. Copper 10 Cents. Lion on hill top, SIERRA LEONE COMPANY above, AFRICA in exergue/10 above & below 2 hands clasped, one shaded to represent black hand, Ten Cent Piece 1791. KM-3a, Vice FT-5B. EF (Struck in Proof only). $500+
219 Sierra Leone/East India Company Mule. 1791/ ND (1797). 1 Penny - 1/48 Rupee. As KM-2.2. Lion on hill top, SIERRA LEONE COMPANY above, AFRICA in exergue/ Madras Presidency 1/48 Rupee. Arms and supporters, United East India Co. as KM-398. Vice FT-13, Pridmore-379. EF, rim bruises. Dated 1791 but probably made in early 19th century for collectors. Struck from worn dies. $750+
220 Sierra Leone. Macaulay & Babington. 1807 (1814). One Penny Token. Struck at Soho to commemorate abolition of slavery in the British Empire. European & African clasping hands in front of village/Arabic legend attesting to the abolition of the slave trade, WE ARE ALL BRETHREN. Vice-FT-1, Eimer-984, KM-Tn-1.1. VF, usual nicks. $150+
221 Sierra Leone. Macaulay & Babington. 1807 (1814). One Penny Token. Struck at Soho to commemorate abolition of slavery in British Empire. European & African clasping hands in front of village/Arabic legend attesting to the abolition of the slave trade, WE ARE ALL BRETHREN. FT-1a, Eimer-984, KM-Tn-1.1. Proof, mark or two. Rarely seen this nice! $1250+
226 South Africa. Griquatown. ND (1890). Copper Penny. Pattern with bust of Queen Victoria left/Dove with olive-branch GRIQUA above TOWN below. Rare. Struck for L.C. Lauer by Otto Nolte. Br-X9 (KM-PN6). Brown AU. $650+
227 South Africa. Griquatown. ND (1970s?). Gold 100 Pence. Fantasy Missionary issue. GRIQUA above 100 TOWN below/Dove with olive-branch. 15.72 gr., 86+% gold. As struck. Unlisted and rare. Bruce lists similar pieces in silver and copper. $750+?
230 South Africa, Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek. 1890-V. Bronze Penny. A pattern struck by Messrs. Otto Nolte & Co., Berlin for L. C. Lauer. Br-X-Pn9 (old KM PN22). Red & brown choice Proof. Offered very infrequently but brings about $800-$1200 when seen. $800+
232 South Africa. Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek. 1892. Bronze 31mm Medal. Glück Auf Transvaal around allegorical figure/Erste Prägung auf den münz-maschinen 1892 in six lines within wreath. Hern-14, Laidlow-0966. Ch. EF, coupe of tiny nicks. Struck in Berlin to commemorate opening of the new mint in Pretoria. $400+?
236 South Africa. Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek. 1892. 5 Shillings. Bust of Paul Kruger left, ZUID AFRIKAANSCE REPUBLIEK/Flagged Arms, banner, eagle, date and denomination around. Single Shaft. Y-7, KM-8.1, Dav-60. Toned EF. Scarce. $750+?
237 South Africa. Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek. 1892. 5 Shillings. Bust of Paul Kruger left, ZUID AFRIKAANSCE REPUBLIEK/Flagged Arms, banner, eagle, date and denomination around. Double Shaft. Y-7, KM-8.2, Dav-60. Toned AU, a few marks and a small rim nick keep it out of uncirculated category. The rare variety with less than 1/3 of the mintage of the above coin. $900+?
238 South Africa. Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek. 1892. Gold 1/2 Pond. Bust of Paul Kruger left/Arms, wagon with double shaft. Scarce one-year type, most of which were melted down. Y-8a, Fr-3, KM-9.1. EF, appears to have been dipped at one time. $650+
239 South Africa. Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek. 1892. Gold Pond. Bust of Paul Kruger left/Arms. Wagon with double shaft. Scarce one-year type, most of which were melted down.. Y-9a, KM-10.1, Fr-2. Nice VF. $750+?
240 South Africa. Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek. ND. Gold Pond. Blank 22 Karat gold flan with Kruger Pond Made in the Field no dies in 5 lines in black ink/7.25 in black ink. Plain edge. This coin weighs 7.99 grams and is 22 K gold, w. 2 K copper alloy. As made but no proof as to where it was made. I believe I purchased this from either Format or Bill Barrett in the 1980s to sell to my client. $550+?
241 South Africa. Union of South Africa. 1930. 1//4 Penny (Farthing). Crowned bust of George V left/Wheat sprig and berries divide birds within circle. Y-11a, KM-12.2. Choice chocolate Brown unc. $375+
242 South Africa. Union of South Africa. 1933. Penny. Crowned bust of George V left/ Sailing Ship. Y-25, KM-14.3. Nice Red & Brown unc. A much scarcer coin in mint state than Krause indicates with auction records of $500 to almost $2000 to similar pieces. $200+
249 South Africa. Union of South Africa. 1925 1 Florin. Crowned bust of George V left/Arms divides date. Denomination as FLORIN. The key date! Very rare! Seldom so nice! Y-20, KM-18. EF with small spot in front of face. $850+
251 South Africa. Union of South Africa. 1926. 2 1/2 Shillings. Crowned bust of George V left/Shield divides date, denomination at bottom 2 1/2 Shillings. 1st date of type and rare so nice.. Y-21a, KM-19.2. Au/unc. Lightly toned. $700+?
252 South Africa. Union of South Africa. 1927. 2 1/2 Shillings. Crowned bust of George V left/Shield divides date, denomination at bottom 2 1/2 Shillings. Rarest date of short type. Y-21a, KM-19.2. BU. An extremely rare coin in this grade! $1250+
254 South Africa. Union of South Africa. 1950. 2 1/2 Shillings. Bare-headed bust of George VI left/Shield divides date, denomination at bottom 2 1/2 Shillings. New obverse legend Georgivs SEXTV. Y-47, KM-39.1. Gem toned unc. $160+?
256 South Africa. Union of South Africa. 1959. Gold Pound. Bust of QEII right/ Springbok bounding right. KM-54, Y-69, Fr-9. BU. Rare date, only 502 minted. This non-Proof issue has less than 80% of the mintage of the Proof issue and the number surviving in this grade must be considerable less. $400+
257 South Africa. Union of South Africa. 1937. 1 Penny made in brown Fiber. Bare-headed bust of King George VI left/Sailing ship. First year of type. Y-33, KM-25. Unc. Perhaps pattern or a trial strike? $120+
260 South Africa. Orange Free State. M. Hersch. ND (1950s?). 3 d, 6 d, 1/-, 2/- & 2/- 6d/. Set of 5 cast Nickel-bronze tokens.M. Hersch, Thaba'nchu in 2 lines. I believe this is in present day Lesotho. Hern-276, TC 244924, 925, 926, 928 & 930. Not in Maynard or Theron. EF. (A set of 4, missing the 3d., sold for $100 in Sale 45H). $125+
261 Southern Rhodesia, George VI. 1942 1/2 Pence. KM-14a, Y-8. NGC-Proof 65 Red & Brown. Very rare. Ex WMR 34C #587. The last auction record we can find is a similar piece that Baldwin's sold in September of 2013 for about $1000, KM prices this at $900! $750+?
262 Southern Rhodesia. Elizabeth II. 1954 1/2 Penny. Y-35, KM-28. Gem Red BU, thus rare. A similar piece, but not nearly as full red as this, sold for close to $200 US (before the buyer's fee) in a September 2013 Baldwin's sale. $125+
270 Southern Rhodesia. George VI. 1946. 2 Shillings. Crowned bust left, the 2nd King Emperor to right type/Sable Antelope. Very Rare Date. Y-20 (b), KM-19a. Unc., light toning. The rarest SR coin, the great majority of which were melted. We purchased this coin from Format for £540 around 1984 for our client! $750+?
271 Southern Rhodesia. Elizabeth II. 1954. 2 Shillings. Laureate bust right/Sable Antelope. One-year type. Y-37, KM-30. Ch. BU, minor obverse spotting. Extremely rare in mint state! This seems as nice, or nicer, than the specimen sold by Baldwin's in September of 2013 for more than $1150 US (without the buyer's fee). $900+
277 Southern Rhodesia. Elizabeth II. 1953. Crown. Bust of QE II right/Cecil Rhodes Centennial Commemorative. Upright edge legend. Rare as Proof, only 1500 struck. Y-34, KM-27. The only crown of this country. $200
279 Sudan. Abdullah Ibn Mohammed. 1304/5 (c.1892). Silver 20 Piastres or 20 Ghirsh. Border of double crescents on both sides. Y-8, KM-7.1, Dav-63. VF+. Much higher silver content than usually seen on this coin! Most Sudanese crowns of this period are very base in nature. $185+
281 Sudan. Abdullah Ibn Mohammed. 1310/8 (c.1901). Bi 20 Piastres or 20 Ghirsh. Toughra above value and sprays, spears below, flower above/Date, text, flowers to either side. Y-31 KM-16, Dav-64. Crude EF for type. $150+
282 Sudan. Abdullah ibn Mohammed. 1311-11 (1894). Silvered 5 Piastres. Toughra, regnal year below within circle and double crescent border/Text, value and date within circle and border of double crescents. Y-6, KM-5.1. VF+ (high grade!). $250+
283 Sudan. Abdullah ibn Mohammed. 1311/11. Silvered Bi 2 Piastres. Toughra above value, floral wreath around/Legend and date. Y-27, KM-18. Gd VF for type. Another very rare coin which is seldom seen. $500+
284 Sudan. Abdullah ibn Mohammed. 1312/12 (1895). Bi 20 Piastres. Toughra above value within sprays, spears below, stars and flowers above and a single star below toughra/Text, date within sprays, stars above. Y-32, KM-26, as Dav-64. Choice EF for type. $125+
285 Sudan. Abdullah ibn Mohammed. 1315/8 (1898). Bronze 20 Piastres. Toughra above value, sprays below, flower above right/text, date within wreath, spears below. Y-31.1, KM-15. Ch. EF! Struck about as well as any Sudanese coin of this period that I've seen. $160+
286 Swaziland, Kingdom. 1968. Set of 4 coins. 1) Uniface Trial Piece. Obverse only. With plain edge. KM-5o. BU; 2) Uniface Trial Piece. Reverse only. With plain edge. KM-5r. BU; 3) Unaccepted pattern, obverse was the accepted design but the reverse was unaccepted due to both the spacing of the legend and the placement of the date. KM-5v and 4) The accepted design. KM-5. Lot of 4 silver coins, the first 3 patterns in BU and the 4 the issued coin in Proof. $400+
288 Tanzania. Republic. 1985. 250 Shilingi. Bust half left/Arms, 25th Anniversary of Independence. KM-29. Gem Proof. Very rare Proof only issue. The mintage is unknown but is no doubt very low. $275+?
289 Thailand (Siam). 19th Century. Silver Bullet Money 1/8 Baht (1.84g) and 1 Baht (14.98g). Each piece has two punched marks on them. Along with the two "coins" is an old 2 x 2 envelope printed Dan Brown - Rare Coins - 1532 Broadway - Denver 2, Colorado in 4 lines on back. Dan Brown was The coin dealer in Denver for many many. He opened his shop on Broadway just north of the state Capital Building and City Hall in 1942 and stayed there until the late 1970s or early 1980s. Many local coin collectors got their start visiting his store when they could while the advanced collector and other dealers could always find some rarities tucked away in his books and on his shelves. $50+?
292 Togo. Republic. 1977. 5000 Francs. Bust of General Gnassingre Eyadema left./Arms. Struck for his 10th year as President. Y-8, KM-8. Choice Proof, some areas of toning. Rare, only 150 pieces struck. A companion to the lot below. $225
293 Togo. Republic. 1977. 10,000 Francs. Bust of General Gnassingre Eyadema left./ Arms. Struck for his 10th year as President. Y-9, KM-9. Choice Proof. Rare, only 150 pieces struck. Large size (46 mm) crown. A companion to the lot above. $300+
298 Tunisia. Mahmud II. 1244 (c. 1829). 2 Piastres (1/2 Piastre). KM-93, Cr-80, Dav-71. VF, somewhat softly struck at center but clear and sharp date. Seems to be rarer than the 1245 dated crown. $250?
300 Tunisia, Abdul Mejid. 1263 (c. 1847) 2 Piastres. KM-106, Cr-101. aEF. Rare two year type. We have found only one other piece offered via auction this century. Sincona sold a lesser coin (aVF, planchet flaws) for 300 Swiss Francs (about US $350) before the buyers fee in June of 2011. $350+
308 Tunisia, Abjdul Aziz, but without the name of Muhammed Bey. 1281 (c. 1865). 2 Piastres. KM-161, Cr-178. Proof with a few very light hairlines. An exceedingly rare coin which is most likely a rejected pattern struck in Paris. Rejected because the coin did not have Bey's name which may have been a French attempt to curry favor with the Ottoman government in lieu of the Tunisians. Almost all the coins were melted and thus rare. Sincona sold a similar piece last fall for more than US $3000 (before buyer's fee) and Kunker sold one 5 years earlier for $3700+. $1000+
315 TUNISIA, French Protectorate, Muhammad al-Sadiq Bey, 1299 AH (1882) Silver Piastre. Y-2, KM-202, Lec-32. An extremely rare one year type struck without the Ottoman Sultan's name. Transitional Coinage. EF. A similar piece was sold by Sincona last October for CHF 1200. That piece, sold by Baldwin's a few years earlier, is the only other example that we can find offered at least this century! $750+
316 Tunisia, French Protectorate with Muhammad al-Habib Bey. AH 1345/1920. 10 Centimes, KM-254, Y-40. One year type in copper-nickel. Gem BU, with luster throughout showing through light toning. $100+
317 Tunisia, French Protectorate with Muhammad al-Amin Bey. AH-1364, 1945. 10 Centimes in zinc. One year World War II type. Y-60, KM-271. Choice unc., with underlying luster. The great majority of these coins were melted and it is almost impossible to find without wear or corrosion. $175+?
318 Tunisia, French Protectorate. Muhammad al-Habib Bey. 1345/1926-A. 50 Centimes. Y-41, KM-249, Lec-176. Gem toned Unc. Rare date, only 1003 struck. Seldom offered for sale in this grade! See the next two lots for great companion coins. $450+
319 Tunisia, French Protectorate. Muhammad al-Habib Bey. 1345/1926-A. 1 Franc Y-42, KM-250, Lec-231. Gem toned Unc. Rare date, only 703 struck. Seldom offered for sale in this grade! A match for the above & below coins and probably purchased by the collector at the same time. $600+?
320 Tunisia, French Protectorate, Mohamed el-Habib Bei, Silver 2 Francs . AH1345, 1926-A, Paris. KM-251, Y-43, Lec-286. Only 303 pieces struck. Very rare and seldom offered for sale! Lightly toned and choice BU. See the last 2 lots for great companion coins. $750
324 Tunisia, French Protectorate. Ahmed Pasha Bey. 1939/1358. 20 Francs. Y-56 KM-266, Lec-371, Dav-76. Choice BU, luster under light toning. This is basically the only collectible date of this type. $150+
325 Tunisia. Mohamed Lamine, Bey, AH 1371/AD 1951. Medallic silver crown of 20 Francs. Bruce -X2, (old KM-M5), Lecompte. 384. Only 303 pieces were struck. Lightly toned proof-like BU. Lecompte prices this at €1300! $550+
327 United States, University of Chicago. ND (1917 and after). Æ 60 x 82 mm. The Rosenberger Award Medal. 2 graduates in front of building/Eagle, legend. By Fred Gorred. The Rosenberger Award is a prestigious award and a rare medal and is not given every year. Among the most well-known (at least to me) recipients are Yehudi Menuhin and Toni Morrison. $150
328 United States. Exodus. 1971.Bronze 57mm by Brian Watkins for the Macabee Mint. JTM-BM-2A. Stylized view of 10 commandments & Hebrew legend meaning,We will do and We will listen/Stylized parting of the Red Sea And They Wandered. The 2nd and final issue of the Macabee Mint, only 75 pieces were minted. Struck by the Medallic Art Co. $75+
329 United States. George Gershwin. 1972 Bronze medal by Robert Russin. c. 47mm. The 4th in the Jewish American Hall of Fame Magnes Museum Series. Bust of Gershwin right/Gershwin's hands playing a Steinway. The JAHF lists this medal for $150 on their website. $75+
330 United States, Leonard Bernstein 1993 Jewish American Hall of Fame Medal. c. 47mm Bronze trapezoid by Marika Somogyi. His bust left with his signature and dates 1918-1990 below/Bernstein at piano explaining to children. Low mintage and scarce. I believe that this is only the 2nd time that I've offered this medal. In box of issue. $50+
333 Yemen, pair of crowns. 1) Ahmad ash-Shams. AH 1375 (1955) (with accession date of 1367 also). Ahmadi Riyal. Y-17, Dav-353 EF and 2) Arab Republic. AH 1382/1963 AD. Riyal. Y-31, Dav-354. BU. 2 high grade silver crowns. $50+
334 Zambia, Republic. 1994 10 Piece Freedom Series. Ten 500 Kwacha Silver Proof Crowns in case of issue. KM PS6. All choice Proofs. Each coin is .999 fine silver. The set is very rarely offered and KM has a catalog price of $475 for the set. $400+
337 Zanzibar, British Protectorate. Sultan Ali bin Hamud. 1908 Nickel 20 Cent. Y-10, KM-10. One of the rarest nickel coins ever struck and like all Zanzibar coins this is a one-year type. EF-AU but somewhat spotted especially on the palm tree side. Still should be worth well over the Krause price. $800+
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338 australia, Camp Hay Internment Camp. Feller AU-910b, Campbell-1212b. Schwan & Boling-551b. 6 pence 1 March 1941. Blue, Series C. Signed by Stahl and Epstein. The great majority of the Camp Hay internees were German Jews who were transported from internment camps on the Isle of Man to Camp Hay, also known as Camp Seven. The notes were designed by one of the inmates, George Teltscher, who was an experienced artist and designer and made these perhaps the most attractive and interesting of all World War II prisoner money. Humor, "secret" messages and the names of the internees are all part of the notes. Barbed wire around the border of the note reads, "We are here because we are because we are here..." which was the camp theme song. The ram in the center of the note has the name Eppenstein (the camp leader's name) hidden in its wool. Hidden in the 25 sheep on the back of the note are names of 25 of the internees. Please see Feller pages 106-111 for more information on these most interesting notes. According to Feller only 22 Six Pence notes with this signature combination were known in 1994. Virtually uncirculated and extremely rare. A similar note in similar condition sold for $8500 in our sale 42F in the summer of 2012. Ex Dr. Alan York collection. He purchased this (and the two lots below) from Phillips auction of 5 October 1984 (Lot 157). $5000+
339 australia, Camp Hay Internment Camp. Feller AU-911b, Campbell-1213b. Schwan & Boling-552b. 1 Shilling 1 March 1941. Green, Series D. Signed by Stahl and Epstein. Only 9 notes with this signature combination are known. Nice Uncirculated and extremely rare. I don't believe I've ever had this note. (If I did it was more than 25 years ago.) Ex Dr. Alan York collection. He purchased this (and the lots above and below) from Phillips auction of 5 October 1984 (Lot 157). For further information about Camp Hay and the notes in general see our discussion in the description of Lot 338 . $6000+
340 australia, Camp Hay Internment Camp. Feller AU-912a, Campbell-1214a553a. Schwan & Boling-552b. 2 Shillings, 1 March 1941. Red-brown, Series E. Signed by Stahl and Mendel. Choice Uncirculated and extremely rare. I don't believe I've ever had this note. (If I did it was more than 25 years ago.) The highest denomination Camp Hay note. Ex Dr. Alan York collection. He purchased this note (and the lots above) from Phillips auction of 5 October 1984 (Lot 157). For further information about Camp Hay and the notes in general see our discussion in the description of Lot 338 $7500+
341 Austria, International Refugee Organization. 5 Units Red. Campbell- 7361, Feller AS-1681, SB-183. The International Refugee Organization used these notes when they took over the Refugee camps from the United Nations. EF. $300+
343 Cyprus, American Joint Distribution Committee, Cyprus. A small paper chit (c. 115 x 52mm) which probably is a receipt for the census taken in Camp 55. F-VF and no doubt very rare. We cannot recall ever seeing a similar item. $300+?
344 Czechoslovakia, Theresienstadt. 1- 100 Kronen. Complete set of 7 notes. C 4111-4117, Feller CZ 650-656. Moses holding the 10 Commandments. 7 notes, uncirculated a few of the notes show very minor evidence of handling. A similar set sold for $180 in our sale 44b in the fall of 2014. $175+?
345 CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Jachmovske Doly. Post WWII POW money. Campbell 1980a, 1981b, 1982a-1984a and 1986a. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 100 Kronen. All green but for 2 Kronen which is yellow. These uniface notes were used at the uranium mine at Jachmovske Doly to pay prisoners-of-war for their labor. It's been more than 20 years since we've offered any notes from this camp. $200+
346 France, British run POW camp in France during World War I. Campbell-4901 (under Great Britain) No. 15 P. O. W. Company. 1 Franc. VF. Green on pink background. Included with this note is a black and white c. 4 1/4 x 4 1/2" photo of (presumably) this camp from the Imperial War Museum in London. Ex Alan York collection. Extremely rare. 1st I can recall seeing. In Spink's auction #1031 of Tom Warburton's collection a lower grade, but unlisted, 5 Franc sold for £190 plus buyer's premium. $175+
347 France, Ministry of War General Issue . 1, 5, 10 and 50 Francs. Campbell 2010e, 2011a, 2012b & 2013ab, SB-801a-804a., Feller Fr-420-423. Issued notes - 1 Franc, Series E, 5 Francs Series A, the others Series B. (I believe I've only had Series A notes in the past). Unc but all 4 notes have very faint hinge remnants. Very rare. These are all from NASCA's March 1982 Stanley Gibbons III auction, Lot #4424. Ex Dr. Alan York collection . Not often seen. $250+
348 Germany, Berlin? 1930s? Jewish Community chits for Health Care. " Krankenhilfe der Jüdiscehn Gemeinde M. 1,- Güttig bis:" in 5 lines. Roughly translated Health care for the Jewish Community 1 Mark Good until". No date is noted. 4 coupons on pinkish perforated paper c. 57 x 58 mm. The top two coupons are somewhat rough suggesting that these coupons were torn from a book of coupons. I don't believe I have seen this item before and my attribution may be wrong. However in the 1930s the Berlin Jewish Community was providing many needed services and goods to the Jewish population of the city and the Jewish Hospital on Alexanderstraße was indeed a busy place. It is possible that this is from the Lodz (Litzmannstadt) Ghetto which of course used countless numbers of coupons, chits and ration cards. But in most, but not all, cases the name of the Ghetto was printed on the item as well. Rare? $75+?
349 Germany, Buchenwald Concentration Camp. .50 Reichsmark, "M" of "RM" with vertical legs. C-3951a, Feller GE-140a, Haney BU-9, PS-65. VF, small tear at fold. According to our records, the .50 RM note with a vertical M is encountered with far less frequency than the similar note with a slanted M. This is the first that we've offered via auction since 2007 when a VF sold for $375 in very active bidding. $150+
350 Germany, Buchenwald Concentration Camp. 1 Reichsmark, Rounded 1 and M with slanted legs. Campbell-3952a2, Feller GE-141c, PS-70, SB-1012b. G-VG, with tape repair on back and some pencil graffiti on face. $50+
351 Germany, Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp. 1948, Receipt for 120 Marks received from Samuel Morris. Interestingly the denomination seems to be in Reichsmarks although the Reichsmark was no longer in use in Germany. The printed information is in English as were the official currency of the Feldafing camp but they were issued in cents and dollars. No doubt rare. F-VF. Ex Alan York collection and likely purchased from an Israeli Auction company circa 1980 .. $100+?
352 Germany, Mittelbau (Nordhausen). Also known as Dora. ND. 5 Reichsmark blue. Series G. Square (diamond) period after denomination and a 6 pointed star before serial number on back. Camp-4028a, Feller GE-257a, Haney Mi-8d. VF, some light stains in margins, with Frana Venhac - Hrnčířská 11 - 74801 Hlučín handstamped in purple in 3 lines on the back. (Hlučín is a town in Moravia, Czech Republic although during WWII it was part of Prussian Silesia, with the German name of Hultschin). Very low serial number on back 000024. Rare, seldom seen. $1400+
353 Germany, World War II Allied Occupation, Frankfurt Headquarters Command 1 B.U.T.E (Barter Unit Certificate), Series 1946. Gd VF. SB-611. Barter unit notes were printed and used to facilitate trade between relatively well-off American soldiers and the German civilian population which had very little of anything. Very rare. In the spring of 2008 we sold a similar one, but not as nice, for $235. This is from the Dr. Alan York collection and was lot #2106, from NASCA's December 1981 Stanley Gibbons sale # II. $175+
354 Germany, The Employment Board for Jewish Displaced Persons US Zone, Germany. Campbell-8972, Feller GE-1880, SB-251 (page 389). 1 Point 1947. Green. EF. Inscription in Hebrew, English and Yiddish. These notes (see below two lots) were used as payment for work supported by both the American Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Palestine. Exceedingly rare. There were at least 4 denominations issued (1, 10, 50 and 100) with a fifth listed by Feller and SB but not pictured nor is a color listed. I can recall offering only one note previously and that was a 10 unit example in our Sale 31C (May 2001) in EF, with 4 hinge remnants, which was purchased by a colleague presumably for a client. For further information on this rare issue please see The Shekel Vol. V, #4, p. 2-5, 27 & Vol. XXXIV, #2, p. 24-27. In addition Frank Passic and Steve Feller jointly penned an article in the Numismatist in 1984 (p. 1602-1617) entitled Displaced Persons Camp Money. Ex Dr. Alan York collection, presumably purchased from an Israeli auction company. $1000+
355 Germany, Germany, The Employment Board for Jewish Displaced Persons US Zone, Germany. Campbell-8974, Feller GE-1882, SB-253 (p.389). 50 Points 1947. Orange. EF but for 2 hinge marks on back. See above for more information on these extremely rare notes. We do not believe we have ever offered this denomination before. Ex Dr. Alan York collection, presumably purchased from an Israeli auction company. $1000+
356 Germany, The Employment Board for Jewish Displaced Persons US Zone, Germany. Campbell-8975, Feller GE-1883, SB-254 (p.389). 100 Points 1947. Brown. EF but for 2 hinge marks on back. See above 2 lots for more information on these extremely rare notes. We do not believe we have ever offered this denomination before. Ex Dr. Alan York collection, presumably purchased from an Israeli auction company. $1000+
357 Great Britain, Operation Bernhard. Forgery of English £5 note, 24 July 1937. Camp-4065, P-335a, Feller GE-310. London, Peppiatt signature. Choice EF, but a few pinholes. One of the nicest Operation Bernhard notes we've had in years. $125+
358 Great Britain, Operation Bernhard. Forgery of English £10 note, 10 June 1937. Camp-4066b, P-336v, Feller GE-311b. Bristol, Peppiatt signature. VF, bottom margin ragged, slightly browned. Exceedingly rare. Bristol is one of the rarest of the branch-issued white notes and the number of Bernhad "Bristol" notes is very small indeed. $400+?
359 Great Britain, Prisoners of War Camp General Issue. 3 Pence Series A with red oval overstamp but number of camp is unreadable. Campbell 5015b, SB-464, W-D for War Department. Fine, small margin tear at fold. Scarce. We haven't offered one in 8 years! Ex Alan York collection. $75+?
360 Great Britain, Prisoners of War Camp General Issue. 6 Pence Series A. Campbell-5016b, SB-465, W-D for War Department. Gd Fine, some minor discoloration. I can only recall offering one other of these notes. In our sale 39D a slightly nicer note sold for $140! Ex Alan York collection. $100+?
361 Great Britain, Prisoners of War Camp General Issue. 1 Shilling, without series letter. C-5017a, SB-466, W-D for War Department. aF, but for small notch on left front margin. Two date stamps on back, Mar 1 and Oct 17 1943. Scarce. Ex Alan York collection. $100+?
362 Great Britain, Prisoners of War Camp General Issue. 2 Shillings, without series letter. C-5018, SB-467, W-D for War Department.Camp No. 188 1 Mar. 1945 in rectangle overstamp on face and No. 188 P.O.W. Camp 1 Jun 1945 in circular handstamp on back. aVF and very rare. The 2 Shilling note is very rare and we know of one other note of this denomination which sold for over $2500 (?). Ex Alan York collection. $1250+
363 Great Britain, Prisoners of War Camp General Issue. 2 Shillings, 6 Pence, without series letter. C-5019a, SB-468, W-D for War Department.27 Prisoners of War Camp in handstamp on face and 4 May 1944 in handstamp on back. Nice VF+, bright purple. A very scarce note in high grade! Ex Alan York collection. $250+?
364 Great Britain, Prisoners of War Camp General Issue. 5 Shillings, without series letter. C-5020, SB-460, W-D for War Department. No stamps on face, 2 circular handstamps on back. Camp 114 September 1943 and20 March 1943 plus one other which is too faint to see except for 43. aVF but some discoloration and rust spots. I can't recall ever offering this denomination previously. Ex Alan York collection. $150+?
365 Great Britain, POW Camp #225 in France. C-5031, SB-471. 50 Centimes. F-VF. Blue and white with oval purple handstamp of Camp #225. Name of prisoner in manuscript pencil on back, Stanislaus Fiegel of Zetteritz 2.A., über Rochlatz in Sachsen. I believe that this is a very rare denomination and I can't recall ever offering one before. A 1 Franc note sold for $310 in our last auction. Ex Alan York collection. $250+?
366 Iceland. P-46s 1000 Kronur 21 March 1961. Facing portrait of Sigurthsson at right, watermark of S. Bjornsson facing right at left. Printed by BWC, SPECIMEN perforated at center, printer's notations upper front margin. Interestingly the serial numer at upper left is EA 1000000 while at the lower left it is EA 2000000. PMG-AU-55 (net). (The net grading due to tape remnants on left back edge as well as printer's annotations on face.) $200+?
367 India, Ahmednagar Central Internment Camp. Campbell-5065, SB page 227, Feller IN-1200. Half Anna. VG, edge tear at left, two bottom corners missing. Extremely rare note from this camp which was in operation from 1939 to 1941. Campbell Type 3, Feller Type I. While this note is listed in the above references and pictured on Dave Frank's website I have no auction record of this note being sold in this century! Ex Alan York collection. $500+
368 India, Bhopal POW Camp. 4 Annas. Campbell- 5093, SB page 227, Type I with bar at left. VG-F and rarely offered. Only the 2nd note from this camp we have offered. This POW camp was about 400 miles south of Delhi and used during WWII for (mostly) Italian POWS captured in northern Africa. Ex Alan York Collection. $200+?
369 Isle of Man. Civilian Internmant Camp, General issues, Peveril. Campbell-5348, Feller-IM-1402, SB-480d. 1 Shilling, blue. With "Peveril" handstamped at left and "PeverilCamp 2 Jan. 1945" in circular handstamp in center plus " Peveril Camp May 1945" in circular handstamp on back. Nice Fine and very rare. The only other one we've had was a nicer one in our sale 43A that brought $1000 in very active bidding. This is ex Lot #690 of Phillips ale of 2 October 1987 and is from the Alan York collection. $750+
370 Isle of Man,Metropole Internment Camp. Also known as the S Camp and was on the waterfront in the capital city of Douglas. Feller IM-1410, Campbell-5360, SB-483. 1/2 Penny on cloth-lined pasteboard with a 31mm circle in the center. Black on bright blue, the back in gray-green on white with serial number 2168. Choice Unc. This is only the 2nd time we've offered one of these, the last 5 years ago when we sold an EF-Unc chit, for $1100. Ex Alan York collection. $900+
371 Isle of Man, Metropole Internment Camp. Feller IM-1411, Campbell-5361, SB-483. 1 Penny on cloth-lined pasteboard with a 31mm circle in the center. Black on gray, the back in brown on white with serial number 3833. Choice Unc. This is only the 2nd time we've offered one of these, the last 5 years ago when we sold an EF-Unc chit, for $1100. Ex Alan York collection. $900+
372 Isle of Man, Metropole Internment Camp. 10 Shillings (c. 140 x 78 mm). Blue print on white paper. Campbell-5365, Feller IM-1415. EF (no real wear but minor evidence of handling). Serial number M-2951. Only 2000 of this denomination was printed and the first number was 1000 thus this was one of the last 50 printed. We have never offered it before and the only auction record I can find is from a 2006 DNW sale when an aEF example sold for £2000 when the pound was worth over $1.88 (thus $3750+ before the buyer's fee). That example was the Feller plate note but still our estimate is very low considering the rarity. Ex Alan York Collection. $2250+
373 Isle of Man, Metropole Internment Camp. 1 Pound (c. 153 x 85 mm). Red print on white paper. Campbell-5366, Feller IM-1416. EF-AU (no real wear but minor evidence of handling). Serial number M-1476. Only 500 of this denomination was printed and the first number was 1000 thus this was one of the last 25 printed. We have never offered it before and the only auction record I can find is from the same 2006 DNW sale when an Gd EF example sold for £3200 when the pound was worth over $1.88 (thus $6000+ before the buyer's fee). That example was the Feller plate note but still our estimate is very low considering the rarity. Ex Alan York Collection. $3000+
374 Isle of Man, Onchan. World War II Internment Camp. Half Crown (2/6). C-5371, Feller IM-1425, SB-492. With Tower of Refuge at left. Fine on watermarked paper. Overstamped twice on face as well as two dated oval handstamps on back (15 June 1941 & 2 August 1941). This camp, along with others on the Isle of Man, was the ultimate in government bureaucracy and a classic case of Catch-22. The great majority of the internees were German Jewish refugees escaping the Nazis in Germany. But Germany was the enemy and all Germans were considered German nationals, thus they escaped the German concentration and death camps on the mainland, only to be interned at their destination. Very scarce, only the 3rd I can recall offering in auction in more than 22 years. Ex Alan York collection. $350+
375 Isle of Man, Onchan. World War II Internment Camp. 5 Shillings in red. Feller IM-1426, Camp-5372, SB-493. Uncirculated on watermarked paper and very rare. Only the 2nd I can recall offering. A similar high grade note sold for $850 in our auction 42F 5 years ago. Ex Alan York Collection. $750
376 Isle of Man, Onchan. World War II Internment Camp. 10 Shillings in green. Feller IM-1427, Camp-5373, SB-494. Choice EF on watermarked paper and very rare. (No actual wear but small corner fold and some discoloration possibly from a paper clip.) Only the 2nd I can recall offering. A similar high grade note sold for $900 in our auction 42F 5 years ago. Ex Alan York Collection. $750
377 Isle of Man, Palace Internment Camp, Douglas. Campbell-5375, Feller IM-1430. 1 Penny on blue paper with counterfoil attached via perforations from booklet as made. Uncirculated with Serial number 22806. Very rare, 1st I can recall offering. Ex Alan York collection, Ex Ernest Quarmby collection. $400+?
378 Isle of Man, Palace Internment Camp, Douglas. Campbell-5378, Feller IM-1434, Quarmby-414. 2/6 or Half-Crown on tan paper with counterfoil attached via perforations from booklet as made. Uncirculated with Serial number 22806. Very faint evidence of two staple holes in left margin. Very rare, 1st I can recall offering. Ex Alan York collection, Ex Ernest Quarmby collection. It should be noted that both Feller and SB describe the note as pink but Lance Campbell described it as tan. It looks tan to me but I am (at least) partially color-blind. The note pictured on worldandmilitarynotes.com also looks tan to me. $600+?
379 Isle of Man, Peveril Internment Camp. Feller IM-1440, Camp-5381, SB-501. 1/2 Penny, White, Series A. Serial number 566, signature at right. (The Feller plate note, from Chalton Meyer's collection is serial number 567!) VF, 1st I can recall offering. We have never had this note and have only offered a 1 Penny (orange) and 1 Shilling note from this series once each 5 years ago. They each brought $815 in spirited bidding. Ex Alan York and Ernest Quarmby collections! All of the Peveril Internment Camp issues listed below are cardboard chits with the exception of Lot# 385, the 1£ note which is a larger paper issue. $500+
380 Isle of Man, Peveril Internment Camp. Feller IM-1441a, Camp-5382a, SB-502. 1/2 Penny, Yellow, Series B. Serial number 934, signature at right. aEF, 1st I can recall offering. Ex Alan York and Ernest Quarmby collections! $500+
381 Isle of Man, Peveril Internment Camp. Feller IM-1441b, Camp-5382b, SB-502. 1/2 Penny, Orange, Series B. Serial number 3468, Detainees A/c stamped at right. VF, with a name in pencil manuscript on back. Ex Alan York and Ernest Quarmby collections! $500+
382 Isle of Man, Peveril Internment Camp. Feller IM-1443a, Camp-5384, SB-504. 1 Shilling, Purple, Series D. Serial number 33, Signature of JW Green at right. EF-AU with only very minor chipping and a few tiny stains marring this chit. Ex Alan York and Ernest Quarmby collections! $500+
383 Isle of Man, Peveril Internment Camp. Feller IM-1444a, Camp-5385a, SB-505. 2 Shillings, 6 Pence, Blue, Series E. Serial number 575, signature of JW Green at right. aEF, Ex Alan York and Ernest Quarmby collections! $500+
384 Isle of Man, Peveril Internment Camp. Feller IM-1444b, Camp-5385b, SB-505. 2 Shillings, 6 Pence, Green, Series E. Serial number 1892, signature of JW Green at right. VF. Ex Alan York and Ernest Quarmby collections! $500+
385 Isle of Man, Peveril Internment Camp. Feller IM-1447. Camp-5388, SB-508. 1 Pound, white paper, Series H. Serial number 216, Detainees A/c handstamped at bottom. Gd Fine, but splits at vertical center fold. Ex Alan York and Ernest Quarmby collections! Exceedingly rare. $1000+
386 Israel, Bank Leumi. P-23a, BN-10, BLI-B5a. 50 Pounds. A very rare note, especially in this state of preservation. We are not big believers in the slabbing of paper money and we thought long and hard about taking this out of the slab especially because we see no folds in the note. There are slight corner bends and a counting crease however. Obviously bright original color as well. PMG EF-40 Exceptional Paper Quality. $6000+?
387 Israel. ND. (c.1950). A group of 4 Vignettes for Israel Bonds from the American Banknote Company Archives. 1) Large (c. 9 x 6") black and white with a group of workers (farmers, laborers, scientists, mother & child) with a menorah, cog and farm machinery in the background; 2) another large vignette, this more allegorical in nature than #1 with a woman studying with a pastoral scene in the background on the left and a man (Moses?) sitting with two cherubs and an eagle with a river and city behind and the state of Israel logo in the center; 3) Small (c. 2 x 2 1/2") black and white logo of the state of Israel; and 4) a slightly larger (3 1/4 x 3 3/4") and slightly different logo. 4 items, the first three black and white and various hues of black and white while the last is green. All with American Bank Note Company and control numbers printed on face with pencil numbers on back. A rare and important lot. $750?
388 Kenya, POW Camp No. 3. Gil Gil. Gil Gil was a temporary holding camp run by the British for Italian Prisoners of War. It was about 75 miles northwest of Narobi. The complete set of 5 small chits, 5¢ purple, 10¢ green, 25¢ pink, 50¢ blue and 1 Shilling red. All unc., but for staple holes where they were removed from book. Campbell 5450-5454, See Worldandmilitarynotes.com. Exceedingly rare! According to Campbell and David Frank only 3 complete sets are known. Ex Alan York Collecton! $3500+
390 MEXICO. Banco De Mexico. P-24p. 50 Pesos, ND (1925-34). Face Proof mounted on card stock. Unfortunately the mounting process seems not to have gone smoothly and there are some imperfections including the lower left corner being missing. $200+
392 MEXICO. Banco De Mexico. P-26p. 500 Pesos, ND (1925-34). Face Proof mounted on card stock. Allegorical woman seated at center. Nice Unc. A few light stains on the card. With serial numbers 000000 in red. $600+?
394 Mexico, El Banco Mercantil Mexicano. P-S243p. 5 Pesos Uniface Proof of the face. 3 beautiful vignettes, sailing ships at left, Raphael's Angel at center and an allegorical (Industry) woman at right. Basically unc., but for punched holes, as made, and manuscript notation in bottom margin, alteration. Rare. $750+
396 MEXICO. Banco Nacional Mexicano. 10 Pesos, ND (18xx). P-S252p. A face Proof of this extremely rare note. On stiff paper and shows evidence of being removed from an album. 3 holes punched at bottom. Almost certainly from the ABNC archives. $750+?
397 MEXICO. Banco Nacional Mexicano. 20 Pesos, ND (18xx). P-S252Ap. Back Proof in brown. With pencil notation on blank side indicating this piece was made in 1881. Uncirculated but with two pinholes. $150+?
398 Mexico, Banco Nactional Mexicano. P-S252Ba. 50 Pesos, Face and Back Proofs. Both proofs are on stiff cardboard one of which has pencil notation that it was printed in 1881. Face is black and gray while the back is orange. $900+?
399 Mexico, Banco de Jalisco. P-S325p 100 Pesos Face and Back Proofs. The face Proof has been printed on card stock and has the issued colors while the back Proof, in the issued vivid purple, seems to be glued to the card stock. Rare pair. Both have the pencil notation of 72133 on the blank side. $500+
401 MEXICO. Banco Oriental De Mexico. Puebla. P-S379p. Face Proof mounted on card stock. Beautiful note with Bank Building at left. In a pencil note on the back in addition to the stock #, is " Proof taken from Plate". Unc. and rare. $350+?
402 Mexico, Banco de San Luis Potosi. P-S404p. 500 Pesos ND (1900). Face Proof on card stock. A beautiful note, in issued colors, with state arms at left and a mining scene at left. Unc. Very Rare. $900+
403 Mexico, Banco de San Luis Potosi. P-S405p. 1000 Pesos ND (1900). Face Proof on card stock. A beautiful note, in issued colors, depicting a portrait of Mariano Arista and the state seal. Unc. Very Rare. $900+
404 Mexico, El Banco Mercantil de Veracruz. P-S438 10 Pesos. ND (1898). Face Proof on paper. Black on brown and yellow underprint. Beautiful vignettes including steam train at left, plantation scene at center and tree at right. Another rare, uncirculated note. An unfortunate tiny corner missing at lower left. $900+
406 MOZAMBIQUE. Banco Nacional Ultramarino. 1000 Escudos, 1 November 1941. P-88s. Rare as this shows no evidence of mounting or tape on the note! Specimen. PCGS Choice About New 55. Perforated Cancelled. In actuality it is perforated SPECIMEN. There are Printer's notations at top margin which is not mentioned on slab. $500+?
408 Poland, Litzmannstadt (Lodz Ghetto). Group of Three. 50 Pfennig, red serial numbers. C-4201a, F/F PO-560a, 1 Mark C-4202b, F/F PO-561 with prefix A and 20 Mark C-4206-1, F/F PO-565a. 3 notes, all Unc! A similar set brought $275 in our sale 45A in 2015. $200+?
409 Rhodesia & Nyasaland. P-21s. 1 Pound, 11 Januay 1961 SPECIMEN. QEII at right, Zimbabwe ruins on back. PMG Choice Unc. 64 with "previously mounted" notation. The mounting virtually undetectable. SPECIMEN via perforations in center and printer's notations on front top margin. A very rare note in any grade and any condition, this date seems to be unlisted in both Pick and the Banknote Book. $1250+
410 Russia, Munchoff (Monchehof). Russian Emigre Displaced Persons Camp. Located in the US zone near Kassel Germany, this camp held displaced Soviets and members of a Soviet Boy Scout Organization. 50 Pfennig. 15, March 1948. All notes from this camp are very scarce to rare and we have never offered one before. There are three types of notes known. One with the face and the back the same, one with a blank back and this type with a boy and dog on the back with the dates 1909-1939 and a serial number (#362). Campbell-7325a, Feller mentions these but doesn't list them or picture any. Au-Unc., no folds but very slight evidence of handling and pencil graffiti at top back margin identifying the note. Some consider these notes fantasies, others (like us and Alan York) consider them as inmate issue for use as change. See Worldandmilitarynotes.com for a similar, but not as nice, example. Ex-Alan York collection. $1250+
PART TWO: JUDAIC AND HOLYLAND MATERIAL (back to top)
MEDALLIC JUDAICA (back to top)
In addition to the medals and tokens as well as the paper items and books listed below there are many lots in Part One of this catalog that could have been listed here. They are: Lots 1-5, 33-37, 39, 58, 115, 118-124, 127. 140, 147-152, 163, 209-211, 260, 327-330, 338-365, 367-388, 408 and 410. We usually have many more items in this section but in addition to listing many in section one we just ran out of time.
411 David and Jonathan. c. 1590 By Hans Krauwinkel. AE28 4.77g. King David standing on left with harp; facing towards Jonathan who has a bow, Latin legend between them and around/Amasa embracing Joab, who is about to stab him, legend in field and around., H•K• in exergue. Mitch-1628, Neumann 32277. VG-Fine, but legends and design are all clear. One of a series of Biblical jetons by Krauwinkel. $50+
412 Biblical Judaea Capta J eton by Hans Krauwinkel. ND. c. 1600.Æ 28.5 (4.18g). Bust of Vespasian left/Captive Jewess weeping to right of palm tree, emperor stands to left, IVDAEA CAPTA above. Friedenberg page 94, Coins Reveal #86, Newmann-32533. Gd F/VG. Probably the most popular of all Krauwinkel, and perhaps even Biblical Jetons. $100+
413 Feather Jew. ND (c.1694) Silver 42mm(28.56g) by Christian Wermuth. A Jewish man with feathers in cap and carrying a large sack on his back and a smaller money bag in his hand. Long legend around and continuing on back implying that Jews pimp for the rulers and the cuckolded husbands are rewarded by public office. The inscription is a mix of German and Latin. Lettered edge which translates to: It is a fact that eveyone should watch carefully his own wife. Jewish Medals page 9-11, 111, Kirschner-11, Berlin Jewish Museum (Moritz Stern) #222. Bruno Kirschner, Henry Grunthal, Antoine Feil, Arthur Polak and Daniel Friedenberg are just a few of the many who have commented on the meaning of this medal. VF. One of the more infamous of all anti-Semitic medals. This is the Arthur Polak specimen and is extremely rare in silver. In our Sale 42F a lower grade cast bronze piece brought more than $500! $2750+
414 Moses Montefiore. 1884. WM 41mm by A. D. Loewenstark & Sons. His bust right surrounded by Hebrew legend, Happy are all who fear God and walk in his way 1884/Long legend in English commemorating his 100th birthday from his friends around the world. Eimer-1707, BHM-3166, Great Jewish Portaits-85, Shekel-18, 3, 31. Montefiore is considered the most important Anglo-Judaic figure of the 19th century. EF, but corrosion and bumps. $225+
415 Golden Wedding Medal. 1881. Silver 39mm by Anton Schraff. Conjoined busts right within legend. Adolf Ignatz and Julie Marceline Mautner-Markhof/Legend in wreath. Loehr-62. Choice toned EF-AU. Mautner-Markhof was a well-known brewer and restauranter in Vienna. The family lost the business in the late 1930s because of their Jewish Blood. It is thought that he was related to Isaac Mautner of Bohemia (a businessman) and Edourd Mautner a German-Jewish writer who lived in Vienna. Very attractive and rare. $375+
416 Isidor Simon 100th Birthday. 1905. Æ 60 x 40mm. His bust 1/2 left, "1805-12.Mai -1905"/Crowned "breast-plate", 10 line German legend extolling his virtues . On the 100th Birthday of the Old and honorary Master of the Lodge 'Wilhelm the three pillars' and Honorary Member of the Lodge . He died in 1906. HCZ-1355. EF. Simon was a businessman in Eisleben in Saxony-Anhalt. Presumably he was not a regular member of the Lodge because of his Judaism. Scarce. $200+
417 Max Nordau - JNF medallic pin or medalet. Bearded head 3/4 to right at the center of a Magen David/Hebrew legend KEREN/ KAYEMETH/ LEISRAEL in 3 lines in Star of David, J N F below. c. 29 x 21mm, with original loop and pin attached. Nordau (1849-1923) was considered Theodore Herzl's right hand man at the beginning of Herzl's Zionist campaign and carried on Herzl's work after Herzl's untimely death. I believe this medalet was struck in Britain in 1919. Seldom seen $75+?
418 Keren Kayemeth (JNF) Medal. Early 20th century (1920?). Æ 27.5 mm by Enrico (Henoch) Glicenstein with original loop attached. Woman in field with sheep, Keren Kayemeth Le Israel in exergue/Boy playing flute under tree. Toned EF. Scarce, especially with original loop still intact. $50+?
419 Boris Schatz Plaque. ND (c. 1925) 70 x 70mm bronze. Titled (in Hebrew) Khatsot ie the Midnight Penitential Prayer. Designed by Schatz, the founder of the Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem, although likely struck in Austria. $150+?
420 Leopold Loew/Synagogue at Szegedin. 1978? Silver 43mm, 72.16g. (This is double the thickness of the issued medal, thus is a piefort). Bust of the famous Hungarian Rabbi left, "Low Lipot" to the left, "1811-1878" to right and his signature below/Synagogue at Szegedin (in Hungary). Loew wrote the first history of Hungarian Jews and was the most important non-Orthodox rabbi in 19th century Hungary and was the father of another important Hungarian Rabbi, Immanuel Loew. Why this medal has the dates of 1811 - 1878 is unclear, as Loew died in 1875. Some handling marks, a rim bump, and lightly wiped. resulting in lightly hairlined fields but basically a nice looking medal. $175+
421 Gratitude Medal of Jews of Belgium to Jewish members of Resistance after WWII. (1980.) AE 59 mm by I. Janchelevici. 3 birds flying over landscape/Legend around 1940-1945. Jewish Museum of Belgium #57 (page 59,), Szperling SZ-2 (p. 128). (The edge is marked FISCH FONSON not FISH FONSON). Rare. In our sale 38c a similar medal sold for $150! $100+
ISRAEL STATE AND COMMISSIONED MEDALS (back to top)
422 Medal of Liberation. 1958-1961. Set of 5 varieties in copper, bronze and silver. 1) Copper-61. SM-1b type 1. Israel Liberated, a woman holds her baby up to the sun in joy, while on the other side of the palm tree a man plants a young tree/The Roman Judaea Capta coin with a mourning Jewess seated beneath a Palm tree, while the Roman emperor stands in triumph on the other side. There are 2 varieties of this medal, which we will call SM-1b and SM-1ba. 1b is dark toned around the outer legend and chain of the reverse and the letters are a bit longer. 104.2 grams. See IGCMC Catalogue, Volume I, page 96. Cleaned as usual; 2) . SM-1ba type 2. As above, but the outside of the reverse is not toned, and the letters are a bit shorter. Cleaned as usual. 102.5 grams; 3) SM-1e. 1961, Bronze 59mm. This is the extremely rare High Relief or Unpolished Plugs. c. 120 grams. Rare and seldom offered and should not be confused with the "normal" plugs issue. Choice; 4) SM-1c. 1961 Silver 61mm. There are two distinct types of this medal as there are in the bronze type, but the types are much easier to distinguish than the bronze medals. This is type 1 or the Zechovoy mint type. It is lustrous and weighs c. 119.5 grams and the edge reads Sterling .935 in English and the link on the chain touches the Hebrew letter Gimel on the bottom of the reverse and 5) SM-1c. 1961 Silver 61mm. Type II or the Hecht mint type. It is dull and weighs c. 117.5 grams and the edge reads Silver .935 in English (small than above) and the link on the chain does not touch the Hebrew Gimel on the bottom of the reverse. "Kagan" mentions that "in 1963, a new die was made for the silver medals". This, no doubt, is from the new dies. All 5 medals are from The Philadelphia Collection and previous to that the Herb Drapkin collection. $250+?
423 SM-2b Valour Variety. Uniface. VALOUR MEDAL PATTERN or test strike. 35mm (23.01) silver medal, sword and olive branch. Uniface with evidence that the other side was ground down. Lettered edge with State of Israel in both Hebrew and English. Rare. This is from the Morris Bram collection and was Lot 1103 in our Sale 27c where it was purchased by Mr. Philadelphia. $150
424 SM-22a. United Jewish Appeal (UJA). 1963. Silver 59mm. This is among Israel's rarest of all State (not commissioned) medals, with a mintage of only 764 and depicts immigrants disembarking from a ship. The key to the early 59mm silver medals. $150+
425 SM-138, 138a, 138b, 138c and 138d. Everlasting Covenant. 1991. Complete set of 5 medals by the famed artist Yaacov Agam. Tombac 59mm, Silver 26 and 50mm and Gold 22 and 30mm. Colored rainbow on spiral background/Map of the world with Jerusalem at its center, The world is built by love. I believe this is the first time we've ever offered the complete set. The Sheqel website estimates the value at $1200+ and maximum number of sets could be only 494. $800+
426 SM-159, 159a and 159b. From Salvador Dali's Tribes of Israel. Tribe of Zebulun . 1993. Tombac 75 x 60, Silver 60 x 48mm and gold 45 x 36mm. The series of painting depicting the Twelve Tribes by Salvador Dali honored Israel's 25th Anniversary. Though not Jewish, Dali was profoundly impressed by the rebirth of a Jewish state after 2,000 years of exile. Maximum mintage of this set is 650. We have no record of ever offering the gold medal before. With Certificate of Authenticity. $1500+
427 SM-160, 160a and 160b. From Salvador Dali's Tribes of Israel . Tribe of Reuben. 1993. Tombac 75 x 60, Silver 60 x 48mm and gold 45 x 36mm. Maximum mintage of this set is 650. We have no record of ever offering the gold medal before. With Certificate of Authenticity. $1500+
428 SM-161, 161a and 161b. From Salvador Dali's Tribes of Israel . Tribe of Joseph. 1994. Tombac 75 x 60, Silver 60 x 48mm and gold 45 x 36mm. Maximum mintage of this set is 650. We have no record of ever offering the gold medal before. With Certificate of Authenticity. $1500+
429 SM-161, 161a and 161b. From Salvador Dali's Tribes of Israel . Tribe of Naphtali. 1994. Tombac 75 x 60, Silver 60 x 48mm and gold 45 x 36mm. Maximum mintage of this set is 650. We have no record of ever offering the gold medal before. With Certificate of Authenticity. $1500+
430 CM-1, B'nai B'rith. 1959 Bronze 61mm. Only 197 were minted and all presented to delegates at the 1959 convention. With edge inscription. Made by Zechovoy. Only 97 minted as such. These medals usually come badly scratched. This is a very nice example. Ex 32E, Lot 1059. $75+
431 CM-8v Tourism Award 1962. Silver 59mm. Unlisted in either Haffner's Israel's Money and Medals or the IGCMC catalog although in her 1970 opus The History of Modern Israel's Money she lists this medal as PM-10a. although she gives no mintage figure. While there is no indication of silver or sterling mentioned on the edge but there is is also no evidence of bronze showing through either. I can recal only one other of this medal being offered. Of extreme rarity. The only other silver version we have sold (or even seen) sold for $650 in our sale 38D in the fall of 2008. $450+?
433 CM-106b. Shin Bet Medal. (1973-). Silver-plated 59mm. Type with Menorah & Hebrew legend General Defence Services to the left. Haffner lists this as coming in tombac, however the only three other pieces I have seen published (or perhaps this is one of the three), have also been silverplated. Of extreme rarity. This is ex 32E #1084 where it sold for $625. It is estimated that less than 10 of these exist. $500+
A FEW PAPER ITEMS AND A COUPLE OF LOTS OF NUMISMATIC LITERATURE (back to top)
434 Palestine, Jewish Colonization Association of Caïffa (? perhaps Jaffa). 1912 Check. A check payable to M. J. Rosenlesh (?) for 98 francs signed by a Mr. Ben Zion (?). Some stains, tiny edge tears and pinholes but mainly intact with counterfoil. I don't think we've ever offered a similar item. Unlisted in Meshorer-Olson. $60+?
435 Group of 3 coin postcards. Each depicting pictures of ancient Jewish or Biblical related coins. 1) A Jewish War silver shekel of year 3 which is wrongly described as a 30 pieces of silver type: 2) A photo of an obverse and reverse of a Herod the Great large 8 prutot along with line drawings of the same coin and an a picture of a denarius of Augustus and 3) 13 pictures of ancient Jewish money. In actuality 4 of the pictures are of Roman Judaea Capta coins and one of the infamous Fisci IVDAICI coin of Nerva. 1st two cards published by Peres Blanes of Jerusalem, the third by Societe :Libanon: Varsovie. All postally unused, the 3rd card has moderate stains, the first only a small stain, the 2nd unstained. $75+
436 Anti-Semitic Label. (c. 1930). Perforated c. 44 x 26mm. Black and white. Juden Hinaus (Jews Out, or Jews Keep Out). Hinge removal on back. A similar piece, in a different color, can be seen on page 23 of Altagskultur des Antisemitismus im Kleinformat Vignetten der Sammulng Wolfgang Haney ab 1880 (Everyday culture of anti-Semitism in small format Vignettes of the collection Wolfgang Haney since 1880) by Haney and Isabel Ensenbach. We sold a similar piece in 2000. Scarce. $50+
437 "COINS OF PALESTINE" 2 volumes, Volume I and 2 by M. Narkiss, Jerusalem. 1936 & 1938. Hardbound, Interiors more than decent, spines missing. Published by the Jewish Palestine Exploration Society, the first volume subtitled, Coinage of the Jews, the 2nd Coinage of the Gentiles. Except for the title pages, entirely in Hebrew, both volumes have plates. I do not believe we've ever offered both volumes. Scarce. $125+?
438 A group of 3 books. 1) Catalog of Israel's Coins & Currency, 20 Years. 1968. Hardbound by Fred Bertram and Robert Weber; 2) Israel's Modern Money and Medals 1917-1970 by Sylvia Haffner, Subtitled A History of Modern Israel's Money (the original title) and labeled Official Guide. The American Israel Numismatic Association, Inc. 1970. Hardbound and 3: An Epic in Sculpture - The Medallic History of the Jewish People by Bertram and Weber. 1974.Hardbound. 3 unused books, the 1st has a lightly discolored and aged white cover and the 2nd has a loose binding. We should mention that even 47 years after being published Sylvia Haffner's book is still the best book ever published on the subject. $75+
End of sale.