1852-1854独立宣言银质奖章 PCGS SP 63

1852-18

50000
Undated (ca. 1864) Letter to Hamilton Medal. Silver. 58.6 mm. 124.0 grams. Musante GW-675, Baker-257

Undated

12500
1883 Evacuation Day / Wall Street Statue American Numismatic Society Medal. Bronze. 57.3 mm. Musante

1883 Ev

300
1889 Centennial of the Inauguration of Washington Medal. Bronze cast. 113mm. By Augustus Saint-Gaude

1889 Ce

2000
1889 Centennial of the Inauguration of Washington Medal. Bronze cast. 113mm. By Augustus Saint-Gaude

1889 Ce

2000
Washington Inaugural Button. Plain Roman GW. Wide W. Cobb 11. Brass. Fine, Dents.

Washing

8000
1927 Lincoln Token by Thomas L. Elder. Cunningham 10-370X, King-1043, DeLorey-48. Gold. 18 karats. 1

1927 Li

500
1817 James Madison Presidential Medal. White Metal. 63.9 mm. By Moritz Furst. Julian PR-3, Neuzil-43

1817 Ja

2500
1841 John Tyler Presidential Medal. Bronze. 62 mm, 5.4 to 5.6 mm thick. Julian PR-8. Mint State.

1841 Jo

750
1845 James K. Polk Presidential Medal. Bronze. 62 mm, 5.2 to 5.8 mm thick. Julian PR-9. Choice About

1845 Ja

1250
1901 William McKinley Inaugural Medal. Second Inauguration. Silver. 44.4 mm. 57.4 grams. Dusterberg-

1901 Wi

4000
1917 Woodrow Wilson Presidential Medal. Second Inauguration. Aluminum. 76 mm. By George T. Morgan. F

1917 Wo

800
1918 President Woodrow Wilson Portrait Plaque. Uniface. Bronze. 200 mm, mounted into a 245 mm round

1918 Pr

500
1920 Theodore Roosevelt Bas-Relief Portrait Plaque. Cold-Painted Cast Iron. 12.5 inches x 9.75 inche

1920 Th

500
1808 Washington Benevolent Society Medal. Silver. 42.4 mm. 26.9 grams (without hanger). Musante GW-9

1808 Wa

1000
Undated (ca. 1800) Hero of Freedom Medal. Copper. 28.2 grams. Musante GW-81, Baker-79. AU-58 (PCGS).

Undated

750
1796 (1798) Washington Seasons Medal. The Shepherd. Silver. 48.2 mm. 46.7 grams, 719.3 grains. Musan

1796 (1

35000
1797 (ca. 1859) Washington Sansom Medal. U.S. Mint Dies. Red Bronze. 40.8 mm. Musante GW-59, Baker-7

1797 (c

500
1797 (ca. 1859) Washington Sansom Medal. U.S. Mint Dies. Red Bronze. 40.7 mm. Musante GW-59, Baker-7

1797 (c

850
1797 (ca. 1859) Washington Sansom Medal. U.S. Mint Dies. Silver. 40.7 mm. 26.53 grams. Musante GW-59

1797 (c

5000
1776 (1889-1904) Washington Before Boston Medal. Philadelphia Mint Restrike. Mahogany Bronze. 67.7 m

1776 (1

500
1776 (ca. 1860) Washington Before Boston Medal. U.S. Mint Gunmetal Dies. Bronzed Copper. Julian MI-1

1776 (c

1200
1776 (ca. 1789) Washington Before Boston Medal. Paris Mint Original. Bronzed Copper. Julian MI-1, Mu

1776 (c

20000
1777 Benjamin Franklin Medallion. Mottled Beige Terracotta. 119 mm. By Nini. Greenslet-5. Rarity-6.

1777 Be

500
1865 Andrew Johnson Indian Peace Medal. Large Format. Bronzed copper. 76 mm. By Anthony C. Paquet. J

1865 An

500
1862 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal. Large Format. Bronzed Copper. 76 mm. By Salathiel Ellis and

1862 Ab

1000
1862 Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal. Large Format. Silver. 76.0 mm. 3,163.8 grains. Julian IP-38

1862 Ab

15000
1825 John Quincy Adams Indian Peace Medal. Large Size. Bronze. 76 mm. By Moritz Furst and John Reich

1825 Jo

500

Lot:45  1776独立宣言签字仪式奖章 PCGS MS 65

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拍品分类 世界钱币>纪念章 品相 PCGS MS65
拍品估价 USD 40000 成交价 USD 48000
拍卖专场 SBP2018年8月ANA-美国钱币#2 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2018-08-15 21:00:00 结标日期 2018-08-16 03:00:00 拍卖状态 成交
拍品描述 1776 (ca. 1851) Declaration of Independence Signing Ceremony Medal. Struck Bronze. 91 mm. 379.9 grams. By Charles Cushing Wright. Musante GW-181, Baker-53. MS-65 BN (PCGS).This is a masterwork by esteemed engraver Charles Cushing Wright, whose mark appears on both dies, at Washingtons truncation on the obverse and at the lower center of the reverse. His representation of Washington, after the famous Houdon bust, is thoughtful and striking, and is executed in exceptional relief against a broad and largely plain field. This is an exquisite example of an enormous and very rare medal. The bronze is rich mahogany in tone, flecked with tan throughout the fields. The surfaces are glossy with virtually no handling marks save for a tiny break in the patina at the highest curls of Washingtons hair. The soft luster is immaculate, with nuances of prooflike character in the fields and light satin finish on the sharp devices. Four or so tiny carbon flecks are noted on the reverse, which would serve to identify this specimen in the future, though these medals are rare enough that one might identify it by its quality alone. We imagine this must be among the finest of the few survivors, as we do not recall handling another so choice. The last we handled (apart from an earlier offering of this piece) was in our (Stacks) Norweb Collection sale, November 2006, lot 2046, graded Choice Mint State and clearly inferior to this one. The same could be said of Lucien LaRivieres example, sold by us (Bowers and Merena) in November 1999, as it was fairly spotted. John J. Fords was beautiful, probably comparable to this one, but had a small rim bump. Gilbert Steinbergs was quite photogenic, but was cataloged with "very minor, small edge nicks and dents," while no such impairments are seen here. Considering the size and heft of the medal, it is remarkable that any survived with so little handling, particularly since the broad open fields are quite easily marred.<p>Baker cataloged this medal as "very rare" in 1885. This was shortly after the electrotype copies were put into circulation among collectors, so the medal in all its forms would have been fresh in the minds of interested contemporaries. In 1965, in his annotated version of Baker, George Fuld stated that just three had been seen by him. Years later in their 1985 revision of Baker, Rulau and Fuld missed this note and published the Gilbert Steinberg specimen as unique. The most recent edition of <em>Medallic Portraits of Washington</em> (1999) suggests perhaps five or six known. This seems reasonable, though it is likely that some additional specimens are hidden in institutional collections, which would have no bearing on availability. In struck format, these medals typically only appear when great collections are sold, as in the short list referenced above. However, even some of the great collections of this specialty lacked an example, including Garrett, Brand, Dreyfuss and Collins. Steinbergs hammered for $4,000 in 1992; a dozen years later, Fords hammered for $7,000. In 2006, just two years later, the Norweb specimen realized what was then a landmark $19,550. Our 2014 sale of the present example for $44,063 is the current record price and confirms that this medal now attracts the appreciation it deserves.From the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation. Earlier ex Anthony Terranova; our sale of the Charles A. Wharton Collection, March 2014, lot 2074. The plate piece for the type on page 250 of the 2016 reference <em>Medallic Washington, Volume 1: 1777 to 1860</em> by Neil Musante.