Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 54

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


Tokens
 
 
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 2421
  Quartette of Tokens, 2 Hard Times and 2 US Civil War. One of the Hard Times Tokens grades VF and the other is VF net VG for scratches. The two patriotic US Civil War tokens each grade EF. No duplicates. Lot of 4 coins.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
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$75
Lot 2422
  Group of 7 Tokens, 5 Hard Times and 2 US Civil War. These grade AG-3 to EF40, but most are nice VF. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects but most are quite nice. No duplications. Lot of 7 coins.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
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$138
Lot 2423
(1840-44) Hard Times Token Snyder & Shankland of Philadelphia Rulau HT #C417 Rarity-8. VF-30. Struck in white metal, diameter 33 millimeters. Sharpness EF40 but there are a few light rim bruises and small contact marks scattered over both sides, and a couple small spots of shallow tin pest corrosion. The surfaces are glossy and the legends are strong. This is an extremely rare token from the Hard Times era struck by these Philadelphia merchants who were in business as custom "Drapers & Tailors" from 1840 to 1844. Rulau lists auction records from more than 15 years ago where EF examples in white metal brought prices of $1700 and $1900. Obviously these don't show up very often.
Estimated Value $750-UP.
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$978
Lot 2424
1879 South Carolina Merchant Token for Wm. L. Bradley 10 Cents Rulau SC-St 7. VF-30. Choice glossy chocolate and light olive brown. Smooth and quite attractive for the grade, just a bit of wear on the devices. The legends are complete and strong. A very rare token from this store in Stono, South Carolina.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
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$69
Lot 2425
  (1859) Pair of Storecards from William Idler, Rulau PA-214 (Kenney-2) and Rulau PA-215 (Kenney-3). The example struck in Copper (PA-214) grades MS63 prooflike and the one struck in Brass (PA-215) grades MS60. Both are very attractive and problem-free. These 33-milimeter diameter pieces were struck by William Idler in 1859 or early 1860 as his store card using the reverse die he copied from the reverse of the 1792 Washington Half Dollar pattern (Baker-544). Idler was one of this country's earliest coin dealers, and his card advertised this along with his other interests in "Minerals, Stationery, & Fancy Articles." A nice pair of these very popular pre-Civil War store cards. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
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$661






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