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Denver exonumia very nice

I recently purchased this item. I really do like coin exonumia.
Sharing what's in our collection is a large part of this hobby and what this platform is for.
The 1900 inside of this piece is of very very high grade. It was presented to Batterton by a banker so it's safe to assume he was selective about which coins he had placed inside of it. I have no plans to remove it I just wantedbto share it with everyone.


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2023 5:30AM

    @Watchtower ... Is there a cover over the coin?? Or is there a bit of 'chatter' on the cheek? Really nice Morgan dollar coin and a great piece of exonumia - with backstory as well. Cheers, RickO

  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,854 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice piece of history and addition to your collection. Congrats on that. However, the Dollar can't be from the Denver Mint as it didn't start striking coins until 1906.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sure would be interesting to find out why they didn't put a D dollar in the holder. Thought it might be his birth year but no as he was born in 1905.
    bob :)

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  • @Ricko It's molded in acrylic. The Morgan itself is super clean. No chatter on this cheek. It really is an amazing Morgan dollar. A few scuffs on the acrylic but that's it.
    @MWallace I don't know why they call it the Denver dollar. I am aware they did not mint coins in Denver.
    I don't know why they labeled it that. Maybe somebody else does.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower... Thanks for the reply. Glad to hear it is fully protected... a beautiful coin. Since the reverse is not visible... Well, it could be the only D Denver 1900 Morgan coin ever minted... ;):D Cheers, RickO

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  • CrackoutCrackout Posts: 1,365 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting, the presentation piece in the old photo has the Mayor's name printed below the signature, but that isn't present on the OP's piece. So I'm guessing there were more that one of these produced.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd be awfully careful about analyzing the surfaces of any coin embedded in lucite or acrylic as the coins almost universally look far better after they are entombed.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,736 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2023 3:26PM

    That's a nice piece of history.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Curious that there's more than one piece since there's only one mayor.
    On a different note, is acrylic warm when it's poured to make a piece like this?

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited April 11, 2023 4:19PM

    @TomB said:
    I'd be awfully careful about analyzing the surfaces of any coin embedded in lucite or acrylic as the coins almost universally look far better after they are entombed.

    My experience has been the opposite. However, you can still use a loupe to see the surfaces so it's a moot point as far as I am concerned.
    I want to respond to the comment of more given out.
    That is correct. I have already corresponded with someone else who has one. I'm sure a dozen were given out maybe more.
    Regardless I was persuaded by a friend and fellow collector to leave it be. Don't remove it. This is someone I respect.
    BTW I have a Bruce Fox piece of exonumia as well in my blossoming collection.
    Here is a few images. The coin is really really nice and hey its Bruce Fox!

  • GoldminersGoldminers Posts: 3,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2023 4:38PM

    Is there any info or photo of the reverse? How about an O/CC? I am also interested in the "gold medal" or is it a label? There must be some reverse description somewhere or pamphlet? We need more info as I really like Denver collectables.

    I did remove a rare NCM medal from solid acrylic recently and it is almost in QA. Waiting to see if it was successful or detailed. I would want to know what is behind the curtain.

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited April 11, 2023 4:47PM

    It's a metal of some sort. It's not paper. I'd say it's as thick as a dime.
    I'm pretty sure it's a Philadelphia mint coin. 80% sure. I can just barely see the ribbon and did not pick up a mint mark. 20% chance I couldn't see it. It's like trying to look at a ceiling from the bottom crack of a door.

  • Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found this from a 2019 auction

    Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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