1797 (ca. 1859) Sansom Medal. First Reissue. Silver. 41 mm. Musante GW-59, Baker-72, Julian PR-1. MS

1797 (c

2000
1797 (ca. 1859) Sansom Medal. First Reissue. Bronze. 40.72 mm. Musante GW-59, Baker-72A, Julian PR-1

1797 (c

500
1796 Repub Ameri Medal. First Obverse. Bronze. 33 mm. Musante GW-61, Baker-68. Plain Edge. AU-58 (PC

1796 Re

1000
1799 (ca. 1800) Victor Sine Clade Medal. White Metal. 56.2 mm. Musante GW-76, Baker-164. VF Details-

1799 (c

3500
1805 Washington Eccleston Medal. Bronzed Copper. 75.9 mm. By Thomas Webb, for Daniel Eccleston. Musa

1805 Wa

2000
1783 (ca. 1805) Washington & Franklin Medal by Sansom. Gilt Bronze. 40.36 mm. Musante GW-92, Baker-5

1783 (c

5000
1832 (ca. 1858) Civic Procession Medal. First Restrike. Copper. 32 mm. Musante GW-130-R1, Baker-160B

1832 (c

200
Undated (ca. 1832) Tinsmith Medal. Uniface. Tin. 41.6 mm. Musante GW-138, Baker-161. Very Fine, or b

Undated

1500
Undated (ca. 1834) Lafayette Par Nobile Fratrum Medalet. Silver. 27 mm. Musante GW-142, Baker-197. M

Undated

500
Undated (ca. 1834) Lafayette Par Nobile Fratrum Medalet. Copper. 27 mm. Musante GW-142, Baker-197A.

Undated

500
Undated (ca. 1835) Washington and Franklin Medalet by Bale. Silver. 21 mm. Musante GW-146, Baker-201

Undated

500
Undated (ca. 1841) Tyrant Alcohol Medal. Second Dies. Copper. 21 mm. Musante GW-163, Baker-332A, var

Undated

350
1889 Inauguration Centennial Medal. White Metal. 54 mm. Musante GW-187, Baker-691, Douglas 52A. Spec

1889 In

200
1889 Inauguration Centennial Medal. White Metal. 54 mm. Musante GW-187, Baker-691, Douglas 52A. Spec

1889 In

1000
1853 Crystal Palace Medal. Bronze. 51 mm. Musante GW-191, Baker-361A. MS-65 BN (NGC).

1853 Cr

10000
1797 Halliday Medal. Bronze. 54 mm. Musante GW-57, Baker-70C. MS-64 (PCGS).

1797 Ha

3000
1790 (ca. 1850) Manly Medal. Second Obverse. Copper. 49 mm. Musante GW-11, Baker-62B. MS-63 BN (PCGS

1790 (c

2000
1776 (ca. 1890) Washington Before Boston Medal. Second U.S. Mint Issue. Bronze. Musante GW-09-US2, B

1776 (c

1400
1776 (ca. 1860) Washington Before Boston Medal. U.S. Mint Gunmetal Dies. Bronzed Copper. Musante GW-

1776 (c

1400
1776 (ca. 1860) Washington Before Boston Medal. U.S. Mint Gunmetal Dies. Bronzed Copper. Musante GW-

1776 (c

1250
1776 (ca. 1860-1879) Washington Before Boston Medal. Paris Mint Restrike. Bronze. 68.5 mm. Musante G

1776 (c

1250
1776 (ca. 1789) Washington Before Boston Medal. Paris Mint Original. Bronzed Copper. 68 mm. Musante

1776 (c

2500
1789 George Washington Inaugural Button Set. Eagle flanked by G / W, with Liberty Cap above. Cobb-Un

1789 Ge

35000
George Washington Inaugural Button. Eagle and Star. Cobb-17, DeWitt GW1789.3c, for type. Copper. Ver

George

750
George Washington Inaugural Button. Eagle and Star. Cobb-17, DeWitt-GW 1789-3, for type. Silvered-Co

George

3000
1818 Benjamin Franklin Series Numismatica Medal. Bronze. 40 mm. Greenslet GM-2, Fuld FR.M.SE.1. Spec

1818 Be

500
1783 Royal Society of Edinburgh Members Medal. Silver. Oval 36.8 mm x 29.0 mm. 230.9 grains, 2.2 mm

1783 Ro

7500
1757 (ca. 1861-1875) King George II Indian Peace Medal. 19th Century Restrike. Bronzed Copper. 45 mm

1757 (c

1250
1885 Grover Cleveland Indian Peace Medal. Bronze. 59.2 mm x 75.4 mm oval. Julian IP-46. Mint State.

1885 Gr

3000
1871 Ulysses S. Grant Indian Peace Medal. Bronzed Copper. 64 mm. Julian IP-42. About Uncirculated.

1871 Ul

1000

Lot:58  1805Joseph“革命历史”银牌 PCGS SP 63

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拍品分类 世界钱币>银币 品相 PCGS SP63
拍品估价 USD 100000 成交价 USD 0
拍卖专场 SBP2018年10月巴尔地摩-美国钱币#1 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2018-10-25 04:00:00 结标日期 2018-10-25 09:00:00 拍卖状态 预展
拍品描述 1805Joseph“革命历史”银牌 PCGS SP 63

Ca. 1805 Trio of "History of the Revolution" Silver Medals Commissioned by Joseph Sansom.Once housed in hand-crafted silver and teak wood frame with "History of the Revolution" engraved on the silver band along the short top edge, and "Designed by J. Sansom F.P.S." engraved on the silver band along the short bottom edge. The three medals are as follows:

* Ca. 1805 Washington Presidency Relinquished Sansom Medal. Silver, 40.8mm. By John Reich. GW-58, Julian PR-1, Baker 71. SP-62 (PCGS). 441 grains. 2.7mm thick. Obv. Aged civil bust r., G. WASHINGTON PRES. UNIT. STA. Original advertising stated "Executed upon the designs of a person of taste by that celebrated artist, John Reich, the likeness from a drawing of [Gilbert] Stuarts sketched on purpose." Rev. Sword, fasces and laurel on pedestal, COMMISS. RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQ. 1797. Boldly recut 9 identifies the original die. The issuer described this medal with the statement, "We feel no hesitation announcing this medal as the most splendid monument that has been erected to the memory of Washington.

An impression of it may be seen at the Book Store of James Humphreys on Change Walk, where the Gentlemen who wish to possess so elegant a memento of the man to whom America is chiefly indebted for her freedom and prosperity, will leave their names, within ten days, as the dies are to be sent to Europe after a small number have been struck off from the probable demand of the United States." Toned in shades of blue and rich gray with hints of pale gold on both sides.

* Ca. 1805 Washington and Franklin Peace of 1783 Sansom Medal. Silver, 40.4mm. By John Reich. GW-92, Julian CM-5, Baker 58, Betts-617. SP-62 (PCGS). 415.1 grains. 2.8mm thick. Obv. Conjoined military Washington bust, civil Franklin bust l., anepigraphic. Rev. Eagle with lightning over globe bearing east coast with UNITED STATES, 1783 above. Prooflike gleam underlies rich blue-gray and golden toning. Though newspaper announcements of the other three Sansom-issued medals are known, none have been described in the literature for this this medal. Bronze restrikes are met with some regularity, but silver originals as here are extremely rare, with only six extant examples, not including this one, documented in 2003 when the Ford specimen was sold.

* Ca. 1805 Benjamin Franklin American Beaver Medal. Silver, 40.4mm. By John Reich. Julian CM-8, Betts-546, Fuld FR.M.UN.1. SP-63 (PCGS). 504.7 grains. 2.9mm thick. Obv. Benjamin Franklin bust r. with long curved truncation, LIGHTNING AVERTED TYRANNY REPELLD. Rev. American beaver gnaws British oak, 1776 in exergue. Plain edge, one collar segment line. Deep steely gray shows an undercurrent of old gold and iridescent blue. This medal appears to have been struck in the autumn of 1807. Newspaper advertisements first announced its production in December 1807, namechecking George Clymer and Dr. Benjamin Rush, who received specimens as surviving signers of the Declaration of Independence who were living in Philadelphia. The reverse design is described as "the American Beaver nibbling at the Overshadowing Oak of the British Power on the Western Continent" in a newspaper piece that appeared in Philadelphia on December 1 and Annapolis on December 10. Bronze specimens from these dies were struck for decades at the U.S. Mint, but silver examples appear to have mostly been struck fairly early. Greenslets estimate that 30 survive seems overly aggressive, considering that the bumper crop of medal sales of the last two decades has brought just a few to auction, including LaRivieres, Ford XIV:333 (a lovely piece undergraded as Choice AU that brought $35,000 hammer), and Ford XIV:334, from the October 1960 Parke Bernet sale of the Godfrey A.S. Weiners library (a nice AU graded "Choice Very Fine" that hammered at $18,000). The Ford catalogue estimate that "there may only be around 20 of these surviving" in silver could still be a touch on the high side.<p><p>This trio of medals is now individually encapsulated by PCGS, though they were once housed in a beautiful 6 ¾ x 2 3/8-inch dark teakwood holder, which still accompanies the medals in this lot. The frame is joined at top and bottom by silver bands, with two additional short bands on each side, which are beautifully engraved as described above. A suspension loop and ring appear at the top. Drying has split the wood at center with another small piece detached at the upper reinforcement. <p><p>The "person of taste" who commissioned the medals was Joseph Sansom, wealthy Philadelphia Quaker merchant and member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, who was inspired on a European trip by seeing medals recording the British victories of Queen Anne and Medallic History of French King Louis XIV. Upon returning to America, Sansom petitioned Secretary of State James Madison to allow his medals to be struck at the youthful Philadelphia Mint from dies executed by the talented engraver John Reich, later responsible for the Capped Bust coinage of the United States. Apparently a limited number in silver were struck 1805-1810, with later U.S. Mint strikes in bronzed copper appearing in the 19th century. <p><p>Sansoms descendants preserved these three medals and their meticulously crafted holder lovingly for nearly two centuries, and displayed the set at the Pennsylvania Historical Societys (i.e. Historical Society of Pennsylvania) exhibit commemorating the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington Birth in 1932. Accompanying the medals is the exhibition label that reads, "Medals: History of the Revolution Designed by Joseph Sansom, born 1767, son of Samuel and Hannah Callendar Sansom, married Beulah, daughter of Joseph Biddle of N.J. Loaned by his Great-Great Nephew Robeson Lea Perot."

Though six different medals incorporate obverse and reverse dies designed by Sansom and executed by Reich, only four were originally intended by Sansom when he conceived the series: the three medals in this lot as well as the famous George Washington C.C.A.U.S. medal. The other two, GW-93/Baker-54 and Julian CM-7/Betts-621, appear to be mulings of Sansom/Reich dies made by the U.S. Mint. The C.C.A.U.S. medal was the first issued and advertised by Sansom, and according to Baker, its obverse die failed early, undoubtedly explaining why that medal is known only in silver, with no restrikes known, and is not represented in this framed set from the Sansom family. The three framed medals are also known as a set in a fitted silver rings and shells case engraved "MEDALLIC HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / PHILADELPHIA 1805" on one shell, and "DESIGNED BY J. SANSOM, ENGRAVED BY REICH" on the other. The set of three medals once in the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection and described and illustrated by Stewart Witham in his monograph on Reich was broken up in the various Ford sales, leaving this framed set as the only original, intact set of Sansoms three "History of the Revolution" medals in private hands. (Witham also notes a set forever ensconced in the collections of the American Philosophical Society.) A set pedigreed to its creator is perhaps the ultimate set of Sansom medals that exist and is a set that would stand on its own credentials in any collection, no matter how advanced.

From Freemans Americana sale of April 12, 2006, Lot 1, descended in the Sansom-Perot family to the Freemans consignor; Stacks Philadelphia Americana Sale of September 23-26, 2009, lot 6190.