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Need some Exonumia help... dies

yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 27, 2021 8:56AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Was looking for some state Exonumia on ebay.

The one dates from 1912 and seems to be related to an Exposition held in Charleston that year.

Came across a different offerings but with similarities.

They had the same serial number.

Worthy of rescue and reuniting?

Figured at worst it would be a cool paperweight or door stop..

Just curious if anyone could explain what I am looking at... apparently a HUB die from M. C. Lilley Company?

What would the other die be?

Where is the Palmetto tree in the center?

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,242 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2021 9:34AM

    Don't know what that is. I don't think it is numismaticly related.

    Why not visit the BST Forum here and see what dies @mustanggt has for your state?

    I've already matched two dies from him to original tokens.

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2021 4:39PM

    The first one appears to be a hub for a charm, pendant, or part of a badge of some sort.

    It is possible that the hub was pressed into the lower piece to make a die. The Palmetto tree and "1912" date could have then been added to the die either by hand (direct) engraving, or that part was impressed using a secondary hub.

    If the makers desired to make pieces that had different central designs but with the same outer lettering, this would be a logical way to do it.

    Also, using a partial hub or two separate hubs reduces the total force necessary to transfer the full design.

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