The Robert Adam Collection of U.S. Tokens and Medals comprises more than 450 lots with nearly 600 individual items, making it one of the most extensive collections of its kind that Stack’s Bowers Galleries has had the privilege of bringing to auction in recent years. The core of the collection is an impressive holding of U.S. merchant, trade and late 19th/early 20th century tokens from the 1840s through the earliest years of the 1900s, with numerous scarce and rare varieties represented.
Significant medal offerings are also featured in the Robert Adam Collection, including so-called dollars – both HK-listed and unlisted types – award medals from professional associations, agricultural and related fairs, and schools and colleges, as well as medallic issues of Augustus B. Sage and John Adams Bolen.
California–San Francisco. Undated (1851) Berenhart, Jacoby & Co. Miller-Calif 3B.
Copper. MS-61 BN (NGC).
Pennsylvania–Mount Holly Springs. 1860 Mt. Holly Paper Co. Miller-Pa 7, Musante GW-271, Baker-563B.
Copper. MS-66 BN (NGC).
New York–New York. 1876 John Matthews. Rulau NY-NY 190.
Copper. MS-64 BN (NGC).
South Dakota–Deadwood. 1880 Dakota Commandery No. 1. Rulau SD-Dd 7.
Tin. MS-64 (NGC).
Texas–Laredo. Undated (1889-1890) Laredo Beer Garden. Rulau Tx-La 8A.
Silvered German Silver. EF Details (NGC).
“1858” (ca. 1861) Pioneer Baseball Club Medal. By John Adams Bolen. Musante JAB-1.
Silvered White Metal. MS-61 (NGC).
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