Circa 1792 Washington Born Virginia copper. GENERAL reverse. Musante GW-33, Baker-60. Copper. Plain

Circa 1

2750
1792 Washington President pattern. GENERAL reverse. Musante GW-35, Baker-59. Copper. Plain edge. VF-

1792 Wa

5000
Circa 1792 Twigg medal. Musante GW-38, Baker-65. White Metal. MS-64 (PCGS).

Circa 1

1000
Circa 1793 Washington Success token. First obverse. Musante GW-41, Baker-265A, DeWitt GW 1792-1a. Br

Circa 1

1000
Circa 1793 Washington Success token. Second obverse. Musante GW-42, Baker-266, DeWitt GW 1792-2. Bra

Circa 1

750
Circa 1795 Liberty and Security. Musante GW-45, Baker-30. Copper. Lettered edge, AN ASYLUM FOR THE O

Circa 1

400
Circa 1795 North Wales Halfpenny. Musante GW-51, Baker-34. Copper. Two Star reverse. Plain edge. VF-

Circa 1

500
Circa 1795 North Wales Halfpenny. Musante GW-51, Baker-34A. Copper. Lettered edge, PAYABLE IN LANCAS

Circa 1

3500
Circa 1816 Halliday medal. Musante GW-57, Baker-70C. Copper, Bronzed. Plain rims. MS-64 (PCGS).

Circa 1

4000
Circa 1816 Halliday medal. Musante GW-57, Baker-70. White Metal. Ornamented rims. SP-63 (PCGS).

Circa 1

4000
Circa 1805 Sansom medal. Presidency Relinquished. Original dies. Early impression. Musante GW-58, Ba

Circa 1

15000
Circa 1805 Sansom medal. Presidency Relinquished. Original dies. Early impression. Musante GW-58, Ba

Circa 1

1000
Circa 1858 Sansom medal. Presidency Relinquished. Original dies. Late impression. Musante GW-58, Bak

Circa 1

8500
Circa 1859 Sansom medal. Presidency Relinquished. U.S. Mint restrike. Early impression. Musante GW-5

Circa 1

2500
Circa 1860 William Idler store card. Musante GW-28, Baker-544A, Miller Pa-211. Copper. MS-66 RB (PCG

Circa 1

750
Circa 1860 copy of the Getz

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350
Circa 1860 copy of the Getz

Circa 1

750
1792 Pattern Washington Half Dollar by Peter Getz. Musante GW-22, Baker-24B. Silver. Twinned Leaf Ed

1792 Pa

20000
1791 Liverpool Halfpenny. Musante GW-19, Baker-17. Copper. Lettered edge. EF-45 (PCGS).

1791 Li

2000
Circa 1863 fantasy by Alfred Robinson. Musante GW-16, Baker-14. Copper. MS-64 BN (PCGS).

Circa 1

350
Circa 1863 fantasy by Alfred Robinson. Musante GW-16, Baker-14B. Silver. MS-64 (PCGS).

Circa 1

600
Circa 1858 Manly medal. Second Obverse reissue. Musante GW-11, Baker-62B. Copper. MS-64 BN (PCGS).

Circa 1

1200
Circa 1858 Manly medal. Second Obverse reissue. Musante GW-11, Baker-62B. Copper. SP-62 BN (PCGS).

Circa 1

2000
1790 Manly medal. Original. Musante GW-10, Baker-61B, var. Brass, Fire Gilt. AU Details—Cleaned (PCG

1790 Ma

4000
1790 Manly medal. Original dies. J. MANLY & c. removed from the reverse. Musante GW-10, Baker-61A. W

1790 Ma

3500
1790 Manly medal. Original dies. Musante GW-10, Baker-61B. Brass. AU-53 (PCGS).

1790 Ma

500
1790 Manly medal. Original dies. J. Manly & c. removed from the reverse. Musante GW-10, Baker-61B. B

1790 Ma

2000
1790 Manly medal. Original dies. Musante GW-10, Baker-61B. Brass. SP-63 (PCGS).

1790 Ma

3000
Circa 1789 Washington Inaugural Button. Dotted Script GW, LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT. Baker-1001, var.,

Circa 1

4000

Lot:20022  1797华盛顿将军大师奖章 Washington General Grand Master medal PCGS XF Details

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拍品分类 世界钱币 品相 PCGS XFDetails
拍品估价 USD 25000 成交价 USD 0
拍卖专场 SBP2019年11月巴尔地摩#A-Washingtoniana集藏 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2019-11-16 22:00:00 结标日期 2019-11-17 02:00:00 拍卖状态 预展
拍品描述 1797 George Washington General Grand Master medal. Musante GW-29, Baker-288B. Brass. Engrailed edge. EF Details—Environmental Damage (PCGS).35.3 mm. 258.7 grains. Glossy deep golden olive patina on the obverse is broken only by one small area of darker oxidation centered on Washington’s eye and forehead. Otherwise the surface is quite smooth and uniform save for where minuscule deposits are noted in the recesses of the legend. The flan was a little tight for the obverse die, yet the corded rim is unbroken, if a little thin to the lower left of the bust.

Scattered tiny pits are likely artifacts of a cast planchet that did not strike out. The reverse is virtually identical in surface quality where it has not been affected by two fairly sizable areas of shallow, dark oxidation. These roughly center on the pillars of the central design at left and right, the latter being a bit larger. This appears crusty but hard, with a bit of dark green near the centers that gives way to a leathery mahogany tone. Though not ideal, it seems stable and might be forgivable to a degree on this very challenging medal. The reverse die was of slightly smaller diameter and is beautifully centered with not only complete cording around, but a thin ring of unstruck metal beyond. Gentle handling is noted, but there are no serious marks. A short planchet crack, <em>as made</em>, extends from the edge to the center of the base of Washington’s shoulder.

This is a very rare medal and opportunities to acquire it are few and far between. The 1981 Garrett Collection sale included an extraordinary silver example, as well as a uniface piece. Similarly, the Ford sale in 2004 included a lone brass example that was less sharp than this one, and a uniface one. The Ford specimen was offered by us again in 2009, where it sold for $26,700, and it is the last one we handled. The cabinets of David Dreyfuss, Gilbert Steinberg, Lucien LaRiviere, and Charles Wharton were all missing this type, while the Fairfax Collection, offered in our May 1993 sale, included a lower grade one with a serious flan crack. The Norweb family owned a holed specimen but donated it to Western Reserve Historical Society, and it is now at Colonial Williamsburg

In George Fuld’s 2009 survey of specimens, he listed 24, including three in silver, three uniface in brass, one uniface in white metal, one white metal, one on a counterfeit silvered 8 reales and one electrotype. There were 14 in brass, seemingly the standard issued composition. In addition to these, there was one in the Gschwend sale, there is one at Yale, and possibly two at the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, though we have not been able to verify these two at present. Of the 14 Fuld listed in brass, fully half are in institutional collections. Of the possible four additions we mentioned, three are also impounded and unavailable to collectors. The currently offered piece comes with an exceptional provenance back to Joseph Mickley in 1867. Baker number in red on the edge.Ex Joseph Mickley, W. Elliot Woodward, October 1867, lot 2993; Charles I. Bushnell, S.H. and H. Chapman, June 1882, lot 1302; William Spohn Baker Collection, to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by bequest, November 15, 1897.