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  • This Marshall House token predates the Civil War by 2 years, but is wildly popular. Why? Not only does it use the French Liberty head motif that Robert Lovett, Jr designed for the infamous Confederate Cent, but the Marshall House was the scene of one of the first casualties of the War. On May 24, 1861, Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was killed at the Marshall House in Alexandria, Virginia while removing a Confederate flag there. He was the first Union officer to die in the War. This token would have been used at this establishment during those times.
    This example was sold at Stacks recently for the astonishing price of $1320. It is graded PCGS MS63, the only uncirculated example I know of. But is it truly uncirculated?? It is weakly struck for sure, with typical softness on the 9 of the date.
    But it seems to these eyes to be a nice AU 58., without the benefit of an in hand observation.
    This Marshall House token predates the Civil War by 2 years, but is wildly popular. Why? Not only does it use the French Liberty head motif that Robert Lovett, Jr designed for the infamous Confederate Cent, but the Marshall House was the scene of one of the first casualties of the War. On May 24, 1861, Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was killed at the Marshall House in Alexandria, Virginia while removing a Confederate flag there. He was the first Union officer to die in the War. This token would have been used at this establishment during those times. This example was sold at Stacks recently for the astonishing price of $1320. It is graded PCGS MS63, the only uncirculated example I know of. But is it truly uncirculated?? It is weakly struck for sure, with typical softness on the 9 of the date. But it seems to these eyes to be a nice AU 58., without the benefit of an in hand observation.
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  • These two tokens came from my great grandfather, a Civil War veteran. He passed down a leather purse with many coins and tokens in it from 1893 through 1894. My dad gave them to me when I was a kid. Here are the two that Todd Pollock (BluCC Photos) just imaged for me.
    These two tokens came from my great grandfather, a Civil War veteran. He passed down a leather purse with many coins and tokens in it from 1893 through 1894. My dad gave them to me when I was a kid. Here are the two that Todd Pollock (BluCC Photos) just imaged for me.
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  • Another highlight of the sale:
    New York. 1863 Edward Schaaf. Fuld-630BK-1do. Rarity-7. Copper-Nickel. Plain Edge. Overstruck on an 1858 Large Letters Flying Eagle Cent.
    NGC MS 62. Sold for $1560, a bargain for such a dramatic overstrike.
    Another highlight of the sale: New York. 1863 Edward Schaaf. Fuld-630BK-1do. Rarity-7. Copper-Nickel. Plain Edge. Overstruck on an 1858 Large Letters Flying Eagle Cent. NGC MS 62. Sold for $1560, a bargain for such a dramatic overstrike.
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  • This Jefferson Davis "Death to Traitors" medalette went fairly cheap at $2520. DeWitt-C 1861-13.
    Was graded NGC MS63. Id love to see it in hand. The NGC photos gave me pause.
    This Jefferson Davis "Death to Traitors" medalette went fairly cheap at $2520. DeWitt-C 1861-13. Was graded NGC MS63. Id love to see it in hand. The NGC photos gave me pause.
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  • Also from the Stacks highlight reel, here is a medal by John Adams Bolen for the Pioneer Baseball Club, certified AU58 by PCGS. These iconic medals are on fire, sold for $3,360. Not a civil war token, but very, very cool from the period just before the war.
    This is thought to be the first depiction of baseball in medallic form.
    Also from the Stacks highlight reel, here is a medal by John Adams Bolen for the Pioneer Baseball Club, certified AU58 by PCGS. These iconic medals are on fire, sold for $3,360. Not a civil war token, but very, very cool from the period just before the war. This is thought to be the first depiction of baseball in medallic form.
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  • Got a new Civil War Token today at a coin show in KC. A Knickerbocker cent.
    Got a new Civil War Token today at a coin show in KC. A Knickerbocker cent.
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  • this is the one I would have liked to bid on, if someone here won it; good for you, Great token!
    this is the one I would have liked to bid on, if someone here won it; good for you, Great token!
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  • Happy Easter to you all! May you all receive some interesting civil war tokens in your baskets
    Happy Easter to you all! May you all receive some interesting civil war tokens in your baskets
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  • Continuing on with highlights from the Stacks Auction...
    Here is one that went for half of what I expected. 1863 Edward Schulze. Fuld-630BO-2fo. Rarity-9. Silver. Reeded Edge. Overstruck on a Spanish colonial Portrait 1 real Sold for $2640. I was the underbidder because of a mishap with the Stacks app!
    Continuing on with highlights from the Stacks Auction... Here is one that went for half of what I expected. 1863 Edward Schulze. Fuld-630BO-2fo. Rarity-9. Silver. Reeded Edge. Overstruck on a Spanish colonial Portrait 1 real Sold for $2640. I was the underbidder because of a mishap with the Stacks app!
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  • Getting awfully quiet around here, folks...Lets spotlight some of the highlights of the last exonumia sale! Start an individual thread for each token you'd like to shine a light on. You dont have to own it, this is just a discussion. Here is the J. Diehl, Undertaker CWT struck on an 1855 Seated Liberty Quarter. Super rare, 2 known
    Getting awfully quiet around here, folks...Lets spotlight some of the highlights of the last exonumia sale! Start an individual thread for each token you'd like to shine a light on. You dont have to own it, this is just a discussion. Here is the J. Diehl, Undertaker CWT struck on an 1855 Seated Liberty Quarter. Super rare, 2 known
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  • Lets see some of those Windycity auction wins. I did not participate as I received some concerning news at the doctors last week. Will be investing in medical tests instead of tokens for a while, out of the game but I'm still on the sidelines. Let's see what you got.
    Lets see some of those Windycity auction wins. I did not participate as I received some concerning news at the doctors last week. Will be investing in medical tests instead of tokens for a while, out of the game but I'm still on the sidelines. Let's see what you got.
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  • To keep the discussion going, here is another neat design from WK Lanphear of Cincinnati. His iconic sea monster die paired with a butcher's advertising. Not mine, but a photo from the Bowers Collection
    Have a good morning!
    To keep the discussion going, here is another neat design from WK Lanphear of Cincinnati. His iconic sea monster die paired with a butcher's advertising. Not mine, but a photo from the Bowers Collection Have a good morning!
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  • My VF35 example of patriotic 281/468b
    My VF35 example of patriotic 281/468b
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  • Reposting a pretty CWT I sold to another member here, as I found an associated piece. This is one of Benjamin Kittredge's pistols in which he stamped his name. (He was the distributor, not the manufacturer)
    I always find it super interesting to find identifiable products from a token's merchant.
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  • New Purchase - this one is supposedly struck in copper nickel from a planed downed copper nickel Indian cent according to the seller
    New Purchase - this one is supposedly struck in copper nickel from a planed downed copper nickel Indian cent according to the seller
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