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Lot:1090 1787 Columbia and Washington Medal. Pewter, 41.0 mm. EF-40 (PCGS).

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SBP2023年11月加州#1-Sydney F. Martin集藏

2023-11-14 01:00:00

2023-11-14 05:00:00

USD 22800

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1787 Columbia and Washington Medal. Pewter, 41.0 mm. EF-40 (PCGS).455.3 grains. Coin turn. The key to this entire set, last sold in our (Stacks) 2004 Ford V sale, where we described it as follows:<p><p><em>Traces of original lustre can be seen in the protected areas on both sides. Fairly banged up, one serious edge flaw most visible on the reverse at 1:00, rim test cut on obverse at 2:00 (for some unknown reason, as there is no way anyone could have assumed this might have been silver). Toned in a light pewter gray with areas of bright silver showing principally in the protected portions of the obverse and reverse. No obvious die breaks on either side. No signs of reverse die damage.</em><p><p>The "rim damage" noted in the description is actually a casting flaw from the process that created this pieces planchet and not damage at all, though we do note a little notch above G of WASHINGTON that is barely noticeable and scarcely approaches the level of "damage." Despite its scattered marks, this is a really lovely medal.<p><p>This example is the sole struck witness to the first reverse die cut for the Columbia and Washington medal. Anne Bentley located the letter that may tell the story of why, written by Joseph Barrell to Samuel Blachley Webb on October 11, 1787, penned less than two weeks after the ships set out from Boston:<p><p><em>The Medals, the Medals! Alas, I havent had it in my power to send by this oppt., as Ive had a New one made for the one that sunk in, and just as it was finished an Accident ruined it. Another will be finished tonight, and by the next oppt. you shall have them.</em><p><p>The new die - the one Barrell planned to have finished that very night - is the second reverse, namely the one seen here. Clearly fewer were struck from this die (naturally, since the ships had already left) and this appears to be the sole survivor.<p><p>It is possible the example in Frossards January 1891 104th sale was struck from these dies. Only the obverse is plated, and Kevin Vinton was the first to note that the obverse centering of that untraced piece essentially matches the alignment seen here, but does not match any of the known medals from the second reverse. Until that piece surfaces and shows us its back side, the medal offered here will remain unique.<p>.<strong>To view supplemental information and all items from the Sydney F. Martin Collection, click<a href="https://stacksbowers.com/sydney-f-martin-collection/"target=’_blank’> here.</a></strong>.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex the Wayte Raymond Estate; our (Stacks) sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part V, October 2004, lot 162; Kevin Vintons fixed price list of the Sun Rays Collection, August 2018, lot 3; Anthony Terranova, August 2018.

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