Interesting tokens and medals for sale, Civil War, Victor D Brenner, military (LAST CALL)
1867 Chas. Kleinsteuber, Mechanic. Silvered White Metal Rulau-WI-MI-25A NGC MS62 $500
This Kleinsteuber token is post war, but a lot rarer than the 1863 Civil War Token. Modifications were made to the die to reflect the new location of the shop and a new date was added. Beautiful toning and better than the MS62 grade suggests.
1863 Jos. H. Merriam, Boston MA-115E-2a Ex. George Fuld/Steve Tanenbaum Collections NGC MS65RB $800
Merriam is the die sinker that struck the most famous of all Civil War Tokens, the “Good For A Scent” piece featuring a Golden Retriever on the reverse die. This one, while not as endearing, is far scarcer. This copper example comes from the legendary collection of George Fuld, who literally wrote the book on Civil War tokens.
1863 Jos. H. Merriam, Boston MA-115E-2b Scarce off metal in brass NGC MS65 $700
This brass example is unusually nice, virtually mark free with no distracting spots that seemingly always plague this issue. Top Pop at both services
What an excellent opportunity to acquire a well matched and eye appealing pair of storecards from the leading die sinker of the American Civil War
F-510A-1a (1) E. Aschermann & Co. Milwaukee, WI (Reeded edge variety) NGC AU58BN $325
Edward Aschermann was a well-known cigar manufacturer located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This token, struck by the renowned die sinker John Marr, is one of his best designs. Indian on horseback, preparing to launch an arrow at his enemy.
This is the much rarer version struck on a planchet with reeded edge. Misattributed by NGC as WI510AWI-1a but caught by yours truly.
(1863) John Hawkins “The Ladies Man” OH-175I-1aNGC XF40 $165
1863 John Quinn / “Money Makes the Mare Go” NY-630BG-5a NGC MS64BN $150
(1861) George Washington Merriam Medal /Blank reverse. Unissued dog tag, 31mm Silvered white metal. Ex. Ken Bauer $400
Merriam used the Washington die extensively for commemorative medals, storecards, and mulings with other dies. Perhaps more importantly, it was used on the obverse of his Identification Discs, soldiers’ “dog tags.” The regimental sutler would then stamp the reverse with name, unit, and hometown information so that the body of the fallen could be identified.
(1861) George Washington (2nd obv die) /July Fourth 1860 Oration 31mm white metal $150
Washington Hero of American Independence Merriam Medal 27mm White metal low unc, flashy $100
1841 Bristol College Medal issued to Fred K. Call “Head of the Fourth Clafs.” Raw AU $75
Victor D. Brenner National Arts Club, NY Medal 63mm Bronze Tiffany & Co. NGC MS63 $300
A seldom seen undated medal from the designer of the Lincoln Cent, Victor David Brenner. This charming bronze medal depicts a woman in a flowing gown placing a vase onto a mantle.
Undated and unissued
(c.1917) Fort Niagara Post Exchange 5c Trade Only. AU $125
(c.1917) Fort Dix, NJ Good For 5c CUNN NJ 200a AU $75
Fort Hancock, NJ Company B 1st Regiment of Engineers 5c XF, CUNN NJ 40a $60
(c.1917) VT Fort Ethan Allen Exchange, 5c. Anheuser Busch emblem, Fine $50
(c.1917) Field Hospital 1, Nebraska Post Exchange 5c. XF $25
Fort Ward Service Club original steel die $100
A rare chance to own an actual die used to strike military tokens
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