Jump to content
CoinPeople.com

What did the mailman bring today?


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 2.4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...

24q1xg3.jpg

 

Reverse -- I've rarely encountered such a well-struck, virtually flawless IHC -- the diamonds are absolutely full, the ribbon is amazing and the field has no imperfections -- this reverse is similarly flawless

Link to post
Share on other sites

Beware the 'green-eyed monster'......lol...Art, thanks, but I think I mentioned long ago that cents are my favorite venue in coins.......

Link to post
Share on other sites

Beware the 'green-eyed monster'......lol...Art, thanks, but I think I mentioned long ago that cents are my favorite venue in coins.......

 

You did and I have to agree 100%. They're wonderful. Maybe not really "green-eyed" but the blue is moving in that direction rapidly. :grin:

Link to post
Share on other sites

1029827.jpg

£4. O.O

1029828.jpg

lead or pewter trade token from 1630-1730's around the same price as the above

1029830.jpg

£10. half dime for a tenner O.O

from a shop not the mailman but it counts right :)

 

Really nice Scott. You've found some great items. :bthumbsup:

Link to post
Share on other sites

My first art medal:

 

1029837.jpg

 

That's a beautiful medal Ik. Any reason you chose that particular item?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah. The Greek mythology theme, the semi-Deco way it was executed... and it's just freakin' gorgeous. :D Also, the price was right; most of the ones of these I've seen on the Bay of E have been twice what I paid for this, and this one still had its original case (the red-brown thing it's sitting on in the picture). It's estimated to date from some time between 1946 and 1955, but I haven't been able to research a date certain yet.

 

The image doesn't really give a good idea of just how deeply sculpted the design is. I may take a few more from different angles. The satyr rises a full 1/8" from the field, and the finish is absolutely satiny. I don't know if it was gilded or if that's the natural finish (I believe they were struck in bronze, and I though bronze would be darker). It's 21/8" across; the details on the back are just amazing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...