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   HT 303       Low 269       AU-50       R-5   

Peale's Museum. 1825. Copper. 34.5mm.

An even, lightly worn specimen, with no obvious blemishes, which is rare for a piece this large.

Obv: A die crack cuts across the face and into the left field.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 304       Low 127       MS 63 BN       R-2   

Phalon's Hair Cutting. 28mm. Copper. 1834. Details...

An amazing needle sharp first strike with entirely light reddish brown toning.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 305       Low 153       MS 64       R-1   

Abraham Riker. New York. (1837). Copper. 28mm. 5 Berries in, 3 out.

Heritage Internet Auction Sale 23081, August 5, 2003, Lot 11731.

   HT 306       Low 154       MS 63 BN       R-3   

Abraham Riker, New York. (1837). Copper. 28mm. 6 Berries in, 2 out.

This piece is rare in high grades, especially uncirculated like this specimen.

Obv: Trace red.

Rev: About 25% red.

Steve Hayden Mail Bid Sale #20, October 18, 2003, Lot 648.

   HT 307       Low 273       AU 58 BN       R-1   

Robert B. Ruggles. (1832-35). Copper. Beaded border, Plain edge. 28.5mm.

Crisp, well-struck overall.

   HT 307A       Low 273A       AU-50       R-3   

Robert B. Ruggles. (1832-35). Copper. Reeded edge. 27.9mm.

Obv: Small toning spot at 3:00. "184" scratched into surface at 6:00 o'clock, obviously from a collector's cabinet numbering.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 308       Low 274       MS 63 BN       R-2   

Robert B. Ruggles. (1835-38). Copper. 28.5mm. Plain edge. Bale NY.

Brown toning overall.

Rev: Rim clip at 5:30.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 308A       Low 274A       AU 58 BN       R-3   

Robert B. Ruggles Gold Beater, New York. (1835-38). Reeded edge. Diagonal reeding.

A rare and underrated variety.

Rev: Small verdigris spot.

Steve Hayden Mail Bid Sale #21, May 22, 2004, lot 706.

   HT 309       Low 128       AU-50       R-5   

R.E. Russell. 12 1/2 Cent Token, 1837. New York. German Silver. 19.5mm. Details...

About uncirculated. A rare New York City token struck in Dr. Lewis Feuchtwanger's German Silver alloy.

Obv. Feuchtwanger's eagle on snake. Tarnish spot below eagle's head.

Rev. Rosettes, I. O. U./ 12 1/2 c.

Stack's Americana sale, January 15-17, 2002, lot 606.

   HT 311       Low 133       MS 62 BN       R-2   

Smith's Clock Establishment, New York, NY. 1837. Copper. 28.5mm. Hour hand right of X.

   HT 313       Low 134       MS 62 BN       R-3   

Smith's Clock Establishment, New York, NY. 1837. Copper. 28.5mm. Establishment straight.

Well struck and proof like. Medium brown toning with some red still adhering in the Roman numerals.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 314       Low 135       MS 63 BN       R-1   

Smith's Clock Establishment, New York, NY. 1837. Copper. 28.5mm. Establishment curved.

Prooflike fields, liquid copper with pale tungsten and aquamarine hues.

Stack's January 16, 2001 sale, lot 470.

   HT 315       Low 136       MS 63 BN       R-1   

Smith's Clock Establishment, New York, NY. 1837. Copper. 28.2mm. Small ornaments flank 7-1/2. Details...

A lovely brown Uncirculated token with much underlying mint red. Attractive glossy surfaces.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 102.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

   HT 317       Low 138       MS 62 BN       R-1   

Smith's Clock Establishment. Bowery, New York City. 1837. Copper. 28.5mm. Large Ornaments.

Minor bright apricot toning.

Stack's January 21, 2003 sale, lot 1282.

   HT 317A       Low 138A       UNC        R-8   

Smith's Clock Establishment. Bowery, New York City. Gilt plated copper. 28.5mm. Details...

Obv: Time is Money.

Rev: Smiths clock establishment No. 7 1/2 Bowery New York 1837.

   HT 319A       Low 279?       MS 63 BN       R-7   

Squire & Merritt, Ship Chandlers. New York City. (1836). Copper. Small 175 incused. Think planchet. Plain edge.

A very sharp strike. They apparently felt it necessary to place their address on South Street, New York.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 324       Low 283       AU 58 BN       R-4   

Squire & Merritt, Ship Chandlers. New York City. (1836). Copper. Reeded edge.

Fascinating thin-planchet token of South Street outfitter. Olive-tan toning.

Obv: Dark toning spot at 12 o'clock.

Stack's Americana sale, January 15-17, 2002, lot 613.

   HT 325       Low 283B       AU 58 BN        R-4   

Squire & Merritt, Ship Chandlers. New York City. (1836). Copper. Milled edge. "175" incused.

An important Rarity-4 variety as such. Attractive olive-brown natural toning. It is the later die combination of Obverse 3 abd Reverse B. Scarce this nice.

Stack's November 10, 1998 sale lot 2551.

   HT 334       Low 140       MS 63 BN       R-3   

Ezra B. Sweet, Stoves & Kitchen Furniture, New York. 1837. Copper. 28mm. Details...

Large Cent styled Liberty head. Amazing light reflective brown.

Obv: Glossy almost proof-like surfaces.

Rev. Listing of issuer's business specialties.

Stack's April 14, 1999 sale lot 2036.

   HT 335       Low 141       AU 58 BN       R-3   

Ezra B. Sweet, Stoves & Kitchen Furniture, New York. 1837. Copper. 28mm. Thick Planchet. Details...

Close to Mint State. Heavy-featured Liberty, gloriously smooth, reflective brown fields compliment a vivid strike. Superior to Rulau 9th Edition plate coin.

Stack's November 12, 2003 sale, lot 1335.

   HT 336       Low 287       MS 62 BN       R-2   

Van Nostrand & Dwight. 146 Nassau St., New York, NY. (1835-7). Copper. 26.5mm. Reeded edge. Struck by Bale & Smith, New York.

Struck by Bale & Smith.

The Litman, Dreyfus & Sullivan Collections (PCAC sale #73, December 4, 2004, lot 62).

   HT 337       Low 392       MS 64 BN       R-3   

C.H. Webb, Congress Hall Hotel, New York. (1832-34). Copper. 26.5mm.

Light reddish brown toning overall is very pleasing to the eye. This thin planchet type is highly elusive in this high grade.

Stack's Americana sale, January 15-17, 2002, lot 619.

   HT 342       Low 332       AU 58 BN       R-4   

Wright & Bale. New York, NY. (1832-33). Copper. 19mm. Wright & Base / Engravers / & Die / Cutters / 68 Nassau Street / Plates & Rolls / For Embossing / Dies & Seals of /Every / Description / New-York. Details...

A very crisp, problem-free example of this hard-to-find token.

(Bought as HT 341 from Steve Hayden.)

   HT 345       Low 318       AU 50       R-4   

Hiram Judson Syracuse, NY 1835-8 Copper 28.5mm Struck by Bale & Smith.

Reeded edge variety. Thin planchet.

PCAC Exonumia Auction #74, December 10, 2005, lot 84.

   HT 346       Low 318A       AU 50 BN       R-4   

Hiram Judson. Syracuse, N.Y. (1835-8). Copper. 28.5mm. Thick Planchet.

Rev: Trivial reverse verdigris.

Stack's November 10, 1998 sale lot 2542.

   HT 347       Low 87       XF 45 BN       R-7   

O.& P. BOUTWELL, Troy, NY. Copper. 28mm. Details...

An excellent example of this extremely rare piece. Crisply struck with average wear.

Rev: Somewhat weakly struck at the center, though much less wear than the Rulau plate coin.

Ex. Rudy Gilberti collection.
Ex. Steve Tanenbaum, November 14, 2001.

   HT 347 UNL       Low 87 UNL       VF-25       R-7   

O.& P. BOUTWELL, Troy, NY. Silver plated copper. 28mm. Details...

There is a strong probability that this token was the same piece offered by Woodward in his April 1886 sale of the J. M. Tilton Collection, Lot #277.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 69.
Ex. PCAC 1999 Hard Times Sale, lot #43.
Ex. J. M. Tilton Collection, Lot #277, Woodward April 1886.

   HT 348       Low 77       VF Details       R-5   

Bucklin's Interest Tables. 1834. Copper. 28.5mm. BALE N.Y. signature appears on reverse. Details...

This is a better specimen than the Rulau Sixth Edition plate. Weakly struck, as is common for this variety. These were crudely made pieces and most are in poor condition.

Rev: Series of small ancient horizontal scratches at the top.

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