greysoldier

Member
  • Content Count

    392
  • Joined

  • Last visited

2 Followers

About greysoldier

  • Boards Title
    Collectosaurus Rex

Personal Information

  • Occupation
    wanderer
  • Hobbies
    World Stuff
  • Location
    GatorLand

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Looking for NGC MS64 PL Barber Dimes. Please PM me if you have something available.
  2. Looking for the following SILVER versions of Coin Club Medals created by Dan Carr: 2006 International Association of Silver Art Collectors (IASAC) 2008 Knights of the Coin Table 2009 Westchester County Coin Club 75th Anniversary 2012 Pawcatuck Valley Coin Club 50th Anniversary 2014 So-Called Dollar (SCD) Fellowship First Gathering 2015 Greater Houston Coin Club 60th Anniversary 2015 Pacific Coast Numismatic Society These are for my personal collection and not for resale. ANACS encapsulated or with original Dan Carr / Moonlight Mint paper cert are preferred. Please PM me with what you have.
  3. Blu62vette, That is great news. Do you plan to be at the ANA National Money Show in Orlando on March 9-11, 2017 as well ?
  4. Here is another... Listed as Julian AM-33 for the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association at 39mm with this 1844 awarded example in silver. The medal was probably designed in late 1835 or 1836 as they were first awarded by the MCMA in 1837 (also struck in gold). The C.GOBRECHT.F. 'signature' is on the obverse but none on reverse. Embroidery was evidently quite an important exhibition item. Components of the seated pose and "Gobrecht Nose" look more like his Liberty Seated coinage design.
  5. Thanks Walkerfan, I willl try to post some additional Gobrecht medals in the near future.
  6. Glad you like the image of Archemedes, physics. Gobrecht's work on Old Ben for the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania Award Medal is not to shabby either. This medal, listed as Julian AM-17, is 50mm with the GOBRECHT.F. under Ben's bust on the obverse and the first reverse style, with only the monogram G. below the wreath. Silver yes ~ sterling no. This is the earliest dated example I have seen. Don't know what Mr. Bankroft did in 1827, but he must have been pretty good at it.
  7. Great guess pocket art. You are so close, but it is Jacob Perkins' Nail Cutting and Head Making Machine, although it does look more like a telegraph to me as well.
  8. Thanks for the correct information disme, it is greatly appreciated. I should have realized sterling was not the proper standard. That is what I get for spending too much time with the silverware.
  9. Thanks for looking for and your comments as well. Yes, I am very fortunate to have this medal in my collection. I can only imagine what Mrs. Brooks embroidery must have looked like for her to be awarded this prestigious 7.4 ounce silver medal, most probably 9.25 sterling. These medals are not often seen and messydesk's beautiful image of the Thomas Hurd example shows a real treasure. Most award medals during this period were presented without inscription, so the individual receiving the award would have been responsible for any engraving. This is shown in the different style and wording between the Mrs. Brooks and Thomas Hurd medals. Basically, personal preference and different engraver. The reverse of this large so-called "Archimedes Medal" (actually New England Society for Promotion of Manufactures and Mechanics Arts Medal) features images of what were considered three very important American inventions of the time ~ Whitney's Cotton Gin, Fulton's Steamboat, and can you guess the other ? The answer will be revealed shortly.
  10. Christian Gobrecht was an accomplished engraver even before his employment by the United States Mint and many of his designs for private medals were struck by contract at the mint facility. An excellent resource for these medals is the work of R.W. Julian, "Medals of the United States Mint, The First Century, 1792 - 1892, printed by the Medal and Token Society, Inc. (1977). Some of his designs will be shown here. Post images of any in your collection. The "Archimedes Medal" (Julian AM-55) is considered one of his most intricate and largest designs at 63mm. This particular silver example was awarded in 1839, although the medal was most likely designed years earlier. Note the GOBRECHT F. in the lower bust of Archimedes on the obverse and the C.GOBRECHT.F. under the engraving panel on the reverse. Perhaps the punches are the same as those used for his 'signature' on the more famous Gobrecht Dollar.
  11. Sorry, the terminology was mine. The certified examples were sold showing the term "Token" as is on the ANACS certification label. The uncertified examples were sold showing the Daniel Carr term "Modern Overstrike" as is on the label he issues. No intent to imply that the items themselves were marked in any manner other than how they were sold. Simply replying to Idhair's post and I still think he is still absoutely correct. Just trying to make a comment and forgot how toxic this subject is here. No more posts from me.
  12. Absolutely ~ Keep up the good work ! 1964-D Peace Dollar, all marked and shown as 'fantasy' strikes: Last ebay sale for die pair 6 prooflike was $372 " die pair 5 high luster was $475 " die pair 5 bulk handled was $262 " ANACS 64 was $487 " ANACS 68 was $550 No too shabby for secondary market sales. No doubt that the 1964-D Morgan will do at least equally as well....