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New Bridgeport commem. Show me yours...

CommemKingCommemKing Posts: 2,202 ✭✭✭✭✭

Been looking for a nice lightly toned example for a while. Finally found this one recently. I like the looks and think it will fit the set nicely. It seems fairly complicated to find a Bridgeport with nice toning. Show me yours if you have one. Just thought I'd share. Thanks for looking.


  • Bob13Bob13 Posts: 1,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice one! I like the art deco eagle, but in general this is a hard design to get excited about!


    My current "Box of 20"

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,397 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2019 9:31AM

    I think the art deco eagle is underappreciated. Style-wise, it really is unique in U.S. Coinage. So much of our coinage is neoclassical.

  • CommemDudeCommemDude Posts: 2,173 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2019 10:08AM

    The two coins above are very nice examples. I have never seen a legitimate monster-toned or multi-colored coin. Peripheral album toning or gold toning are typically the nicest pieces available. This is likely due to the box of issue imparting brown toning to most of these.

    Dr Mikey
    Commems and Early Type
  • crispycrispy Posts: 792 ✭✭✭

    I am also a fan of this eagle's style. My favorite commemorative is the Connecticut because of, in part, of the similarity between that eagle and this one.

    "to you, a hero is some kind of weird sandwich..."
  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not as nice as your piece ... Graded MS-64.

    I did not buy high commemoratives when I was collecting a type set. Thank goodness I didn't because if I had, I would have been even more in the financial hole.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice example of this commemorative.

    Why would Bridgeport CT put a charlatan on their commemorative? That's as ludicrous as ANA naming its top achievement award after Farran Zerbe.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,211 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice
    Classic Commems super buy right now.

    Coins & Currency both US and World
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    both are nice commems all, wtg

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,776 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PBS had a good series on him and high attrition rate for exotic African animals imported for the circuses. A sharp businessman and I would agree with Roger though. We've had a number of these shady operators, like King Farouk. At least they had excellent taste for quality classical designs.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,397 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @crispy said:
    I am also a fan of this eagle's style. My favorite commemorative is the Connecticut because of, in part, of the similarity between that eagle and this one.

    Excellent point. I had forgotten about Connecticut which also has a similarly styled tree.

    So many interesting things in the unloved commems.

  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,343 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS64 OGH

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This was a coin that I was never attracted to.... the art deco eagle is - IMO - unappealing.... As to Mr. Barnum, well, he is a part of our history, but the image on the coin is bland. Just does not appeal to me.... Others, of course, like the coin... all part of human nature.... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • GiveMeProofGiveMeProof Posts: 539 ✭✭✭✭

    Born and raised in Bridgeport. Kinda surprising they actually made a commem. Was a big industrial city back in the day. Other than PT, nothing exciting. I do like the commem though.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,361 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bob13 Kind of like the Hotel California ... You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

    For what it's worth, there is a Bridgeport out here in California. Those who know where it is and what is around know just how remote remote can be sometimes.

    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

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  • chesterbchesterb Posts: 961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice purchase @Bob13 I saw it posted and was seriously thinking of getting it but you snagged it before me. :s It's a beautiful coin in a nice holder.

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