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Lot 1630

1852 Slug Silver Spoon. Excellent condition. Sterling Silver Spoon With A Copy Of An 1852 $50 Octagonal Gold Coin. Similar example realized in the Heritage 2008 FUN sale $7,475 Lot 5856. Choice condition. Ornate stem presents a gold miner standing atop a floral pattern. The bowl bears an impression of the 1852 USAOG $50 "Slug" presenting C.C. Wrights defiant eagle with scroll inscribed 900 THOUS. Below the eagle is the engravers signature KUNER F. (Kagin Restrikes 1). The 1906 great fire of San Francisco consumed Kuners property, including his surviving dies. The die from which this and other uniface Restrikes were made was retrieved from the ruins and used around the time of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition to produce these high-quality spoons, a fascinating Gold Rush-related collectible and a marvelous exhibit item.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,500.

Realized $4,140

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