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Atlas Numismatics will be attending the Central States Numismatic Society’s 80th Anniversary Convention from April 24 through 27, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience.
These five items are just a sample of the 287 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in the Ancient (2), United States (5) and World (280) categories.
Superb 15 Rupien
1055548 | GERMAN EAST AFRICA. Wilhelm II. 1916-T AV 15 Rupien. NGC MS65. Tabora. Crowned imperial eagle above denomination, right arabesque ends below first “A” of “OSTAFRIKA” / Elephant roaring right above date. KM 16.2; J-728a; Friedberg 1.
Tabora emergency issue. Superb frosty gem, extremely rare in this quality.
Please use this link to verify the NGC certification number: 2088750012
William Wilberforce, Abolitionist
1054334 | GREAT BRITAIN. 1807 Bronzed AE Medal. PCGS SP65. By T. Webb. 53mm. WILLIAM WILBERFORCE M. P. THE FRIEND OF AFRICA. Bare bust of Wilberforce right / SLAVE TRADE ABOLISHED MDCCCVII. Britannia with Victory, Prudence, Mercury and Justice. Eimer 983; BHM-627.
On the abolition of slavery. Superb glossy surfaces, very rare in this quality.
Housed in an oversized holder.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number: 37715173
Original Libertas Americana Medal
1055413 | UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 1781 AE Libertas Americana Medal. PCGS MS62BN (Brown). By Augustin Dupré. Paris. 48mm. LIBERTAS AMERICANA around, 4 JUIL. 1774 in exergue. Bust of Liberty left with flowing hair, staff with liberty-cap behind / NON SINE DIIS ANIMOSUS INFANS. The infant Hercules on his shield-shaped cradle, strangling a serpent in each hand; Minerva, representing France, stands over him, repelling with lance and lily-emblazoned shield the attack of the British lion. Betts 615; Loubat 14; Adams and Bentley 15.
Struck in Paris at the behest of Benjamin Franklin, who conceived the medal and suggested the mottoes, to commemorate peace following the American victory over Great Britain in the Revolutionary War. French artist Esprit-Antoine Gibelin sketched the design, while the dies were engraved by Augustin Dupré. The obverse portrait would later influence the first renditions of Liberty to appear on United States coinage, specifically those of the Liberty Cap copper coinage and the Flowing Hair silver coinage. The reverse design is highly symbolic, the two serpents representing the American victory over the British at the battles of Saratoga and Yorktown, with Minerva keeping the British lion at bay and confirming that ultimate American independence would not have been possible without French aid. The dates in the exergue on the reverse are the dates of the victories over General John Burgoyne at Saratoga and General Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown. Original striking of 1782.
Housed in an oversized holder.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number: 36016574
Internment of Vittorio Emanuele II in the Pantheon
1053835 | ITALY. Vittorio Emanuele II. (King, 1861-1878). 1878 AR and AV Set of Two Medals. NGC MS61-MS63PL (Prooflike). By Filippo Speranza. 237.01gm (AV); 139.55 gm (AR). Both 69mm. VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE D’ITALIA. Bust of the King wearing long beard and curling moustache and facing right in crowned wreath of oak leaves, dates of his birth and death below / L’OPERA A CUI CONSACRAMMO LA NOSTRA VITA È COMPIUTA. Frontal view of the Pantheon, date in two lines in exergue. Comozzi-Vertova 1633.
Commemorating the internment of the late King in the Pantheon, Rome. Grades as follows: NGC MS63PL (Prooflike) (AV); NGC MS61 (AR). A superb matched pair in exceptionally large format (the gold examples weighs in at over 67 ducats), struck in high relief.
Housed in oversized holders. Includes pink velvet case issued by the jeweler Carmagnola of Turin.
Please use these links to verify the NGC certification numbers: 2091198001 4842656001
Deeply Prooflike 1885 Bern 5 Francs
1052865 | SWITZERLAND. Bern Canton. 1885 AR 5 Francs (Shooting Thaler). NGC MS66+PL (Prooflike). DEM BUND ZUM SCHUTZ DEM FEIND ZUM TRUTZ. Standing Helvetia with sword, heraldic shield and a bear to the side / EIDGENOSSISCHES SCHUTZENFEST IN BERN 1885. Cantonal coat of arms over crossed rifles within a wreath of alpine roses and oak branches. X S17; Richter 193a; Martin 118; HMZ 2-1343o; Dav. 391.
For the Shooting Festival in Bern. Superb gem with deep, watery fields, the appearance of a specimen striking (not noted as such by NGC).
Please use this link to verify the NGC certification number: 4842672001
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Atlas Numismatics will be attending the following conventions – please stop by and say hello if you have the chance:
Central States Numismatic Society’s 80th Anniversary Convention
April 24 – April 27, 2019 – Table #1806
Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL
The 13th Annual Summer F.U.N. Convention
July 11 – July 13, 2019 – Table #TBD
Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive, West Building, Hall WE1
Appraisal and Buying
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