Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 105

Lot 416

Fine Collection of Relics From The USS Constitution From The 1927 Restoration. The USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat and was launched in 1797. The ship boasts one of the most astonishing legacies in American Naval Heritage and History and as such has been a museum and educational tool for over 100 years. She has gone through several restorations and pieces of the ship have been removed and replaced, with those removed pieces finding their way to collections throughout the world. From the complete 1927 restoration, two pin trays, an ashtray and a medallion all of iron and brass once removed, were melted and re purposed into these very well designed commemoratives with the medallion mounted on a sizeable 4½ x 5" wood section taken from the original hull. The balance are small fragments of wood, souvenirs with far less content from the celebrated frigate but genuine. Estimate Value $200 - UP

Realized $540

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