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Cool exonumia newp with an automotive connection...

cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,855 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 30, 2022 10:29AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I bought a couple of interesting exonumia pieces at the B&M today. I was going to post them together, but once I did some research, I decided this one woud get its own post.

I've always liked stickered Morgans and have acquired several pieces. When I arrived at the B&M today, @shortnock was already there, going through a new bin of silver dollars they had purchased. I saw this piece right away and had to have it.

This 1921-S Morgan is stickered with an ad that says 'See the '62 Chevy Sept. 29th Steakley Bros. Chevrolet Co'.

Researching that dealership turned up some interesting info. A Corvette forum post noted that they were once in Dallas and known for selling high performance Chevrolets (similar to Don Yenko but not as well-known). One of the brothers, Bobby, was into drag racing and raced a funny car called the Steakley Stinger. Photos below. I couldn't find any credits for the dealership and car images, so thank you, whoever you are :)

You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 9/2022 1888-O VAM-1B3 H8 Morgan | Senior Regional Representative- ANACS Coin Grading. Posted opinions on coins are my own, and are not an official ANACS opinion.

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  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are neat. I'm sure that one is very rare with the sticker mostly intact. I have a couple "sticker dollars" but none are automotive related.

    I'm sure we all dream about being able to go back in time and buy rolls of coins at a bank or mint.
    I've also daydreamed about going back in time and ordering a brand new 1968-1972 Chevelle like the one pictured (only better).

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cliff Mishler has, or had, an extensive collection of stickered dollars that I supplied a few pieces to. I don’t know if he ever published it.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neat that!

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Keep in mind that the sticker dates from 1961, not 1962. At that time nearly all yearly new car introductions were done in the last week of September. It was a big deal from a promotional standpoint. The auto industry started drifting away from the late September introductions when the Mustang was introduced mid-way through the 1964 model year.

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  • SkyManSkyMan Posts: 9,493 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dcarr said:
    Those are neat. I'm sure that one is very rare with the sticker mostly intact. I have a couple "sticker dollars" but none are automotive related.

    I'm sure we all dream about being able to go back in time and buy rolls of coins at a bank or mint.
    I've also daydreamed about going back in time and ordering a brand new 1968-1972 Chevelle like the one pictured (only better).

    I'm a Mustang guy, so for me it would be a brand new 1969 Boss 429. :)

    You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 9/2022 1888-O VAM-1B3 H8 Morgan | Senior Regional Representative- ANACS Coin Grading. Posted opinions on coins are my own, and are not an official ANACS opinion.
  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CaptHenway said:
    Cliff Mishler has, or had, an extensive collection of stickered dollars that I supplied a few pieces to. I don’t know if he ever published it.

    That's actually what got me interested in them. He used to have a column in Numismatic News where he would talk about shows and places he'd been, and show some of his purchases. Sticker dollars where there often...

    You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 9/2022 1888-O VAM-1B3 H8 Morgan | Senior Regional Representative- ANACS Coin Grading. Posted opinions on coins are my own, and are not an official ANACS opinion.
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