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   HT 283       Low 122       MS 63 RB       R-8   

George A. Jarvis, New York City. 1837. Copper. 28.5mm. Stars on Rev.

Obv: About 50% red overall, with lots of red on the surfaces as well as in the stars and lettering.

Rev: About 50% red. Several planchet flaws make parts of the surface uneven.

Stack's April 15, 1992 sale lot 3627.

   HT 284       Low 123       MS 65 BN       R-1   

George A. Jarvis, New York City. 1837. Copper. 28.5mm. Leaves on Rev. Details...

Obv: A spot at star 2 at 7 o'clock, but attractive pale pastel iridescent toning and high wire edges.

Rev: Some mint red remains in the periperal letters.

Stack's January 21, 2003 sale, lot 1279.
Ex. Herbert M. Oechsner Collection (Stack's, September 1988, lot 545).
Previously from the Miller and Tilden Collections.

   HT 285A       Low 260       UNC Details       R-6   

Willian G. Jones, Union Coal Office Token. (1836-7) Brass. 26.5mm. Reeded edge.

Brass gilt, pierced probably as released. Chamber (sic) and Washington Streets, four varieties of coal listed. Full gilding, reeded edge.

Stack's January 12, 2000 sale, lot 708.
Ex Andrew C. Zabriskie Collection (Sotheby's, June 1999, lot 434)

   HT 286       Low 261       AU 55 BN       R-2   

H. Law. (1834-5). Copper. 29mm. Law, a baker, was at 187 Canal St. in 1834-35 only.

Brass gilt. Holed, probably as released, though the specimen in Rulau is not holed.. Chamber (sic) and Washington Streets, four varieties of coal listed. Full gilding, reeded edge.

Ex. Rudy Gilberti collection.
Ex. eBay 251795795, Carolina Coin on February 9, 2000.

   HT 287       Low 262       XF 45 BN       R-5   

Leverett & Thomas Saddlery Ware, New York. (1833-5). Copper. 28.5mm.

A few light marks. Very scarce merchant, rare this nice. Hayden says: "I have no examples in my database above VF."

Steve Hayden Mail Bid Sale #21, May 22, 2004, lot 704.

   HT 289       Low 125       MS 64 BN       R-2   

S. Maycock & Co. Everpointed Pencil Case, New York City. 1837. Copper. 28.5mm.

30% red with normal weakness resulting in four or five letters being very weak or missing. Very rare this nice. Hayden says: "The first uncirculated example I have recorded."

Steve Hayden Mail Bid Sale #21, May 22, 2004, lot 676.
Ex. Schonwalter collection.
Ex. New Netherlands May 1952 sale.

   HT 290       Low 126       MS 64 BN       R-1   

S. Maycock & Co. New York City. 1837. Copper. 27.7mm.

A crisp, clean, well-struck piece on both sides. Even chocolate brown toning overall.

Stack's June 23, 1992 sale lot 66.

   HT 291       Low 95       MS 64 BN       R-1   

Merchant's Exchange. New York City. (1837). Copper. 28mm. 6 Berries in, 4 out.

Obv: Reddish brown and mellow red. Small verdigris spots.

Rev: Touches of olive on the reverse.

Stack's January 21, 2003 sale, lot 1269.
Ex. Herbert M. Oechsner Collection (Stack's September 1988, lot 518).
Previously from the Miller and Tilden collections.

   HT 292       Low 96       MS 62 BN       R-7   

Merchant's Exchange. (1837). Copper. 28mm. 5 Berries in, 3 out. Details...

Very clean surfaces. Excellent light brown color. An extremely rare example of the merchant exchange token.

Rev: Some discoloration in NOT and below CENT.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 293       Low 97       MS 63 BN       R-1   

Merchant's Exchange. (1837). Copper. 28mm. No dash under Cent.

Very well struck with nice chocolate brown coloring.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 294       Low 98       MS 64 RB       R-1   

Merchant's Exchange. (1837). Copper. 28.8mm. Details...

The red and brown toning is highly unusual for this piece.

Obv: About 70% red.

Rev: Nearly 95% red.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 295       Low 321       MS 62 BN       R-2   

James G. Moffet, New York City. (1837) Copper. 29mm. The second word on the scroll is spelled PLURIBUS, while on HT 297 it is spelled PIUBIBUS in error. Note that the S and N of the scroll motto are cut backwards.

Spectacular brown with wonderful blue/green irridescence. This specimen looks like a proof, and is definitely a first strike coin.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 297       Low 323       MS 63 BN       R-2   

James G. Moffet, New York City. 1837. 28.7mm. Copper. Details...

Nice and deep olive brown. Well-struck overall.

Obv: Irridescent, reflective surfaces with bluish tint.

Rev: Sharp and reflective.

Stack's April 15, 1992 sale lot 3662.
Ex John L. Roper II Sale (Stack's March 20, 1984, lot 462).

   HT 299       Low 371       XF Details       R-6   

N. York & Harlem Railroad, New York City. 18.2mm. German Silver. Octagonal. (1835-8). Counterstamp Rosette. Details...

Struck by Bale and Smith. A rare issue that is especially popular with transportation collectors. Scarcer than than the uncounterstamped pieces of this variety that are usually encountered.

Obv: A "T" shaped scratch above the coach on the obverse.

Rev: Rosette counter stamp on the referse.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 131. (Not from the Litman Collection itself.)

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