By Atlas Numismatics ……
We hope everyone is doing well and that you may have some nice summer plans in store. This month we have brought together quite an interesting selection of coins and medals for your consideration. If you see something of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.
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New Atlas Numismatics Inventory
1064493 | FRANCE. Napoleon I. (First Empire, 1804-1814). AN XI (1803) AV Medallic Essai 5 Francs. PCGS SP62+. By Tiolier. Paris. Edge: Reeded. BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL. Bust right / LE I CONSUL VISITE L’HÔTEL DES MONNAIES LE 21 VENTOSE AN XI. Inscription. Mazard 629 (R5); Gadoury 578a; VG-1204.
Commemorates Napoleon’s visit to the Paris mint on the 21st of Ventose, Year XI (March 12, 1803). Beautifully toned and highly attractive. PCGS does not designate French essai strikings as proofs, hence the specimen designation.
Ex. Hess-Divo Auction 293 (October 2002, Lot 177); Possibly Ex-Farouk Collection (Sotheby’s February 1954, Lot 504) although difficult to determine from photographic plates. Includes old auction ticket.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number: 42220684
1063476 | JAPAN. Mutsuhito. (Emperor Meiji, 1852-1912). 1871 (Meiji 4) AR 50 Sen. PCGS MS65. Dragon within beaded circle, legends separated by dots around border / Sunburst crest within beaded circle and wreath, chrysanthemum above. KM #Y-4; JNDA 01-13A.
Three spines variety.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number: 80066206
1064516 | SWISS CANTONS. Basel. (17th Century) ND AV 12 Ducats or Medallic 12 Ducats “Glückhennentaler”. PCGS MS61. 43mm. 40.90gm. ALIT ET PRO/ TEGIT (She nourishes and shields). Mother hen with four chicks before cityscape; legend in exergue / Western view of Basel with city arms held by griffin supporters to either side below. Unlisted in Krause; Fr.-79 Variant; Unlisted in HMZ and Divo; cf. SM.-1169 (same dies, though struck in silver); Wunderly 2182 (same); Fatio Collection 1252.
The imagery depicted on this medallic “Glückhennentaler” struck from taler dies, depicts the relationship between city administrators and their citizens. The notion that the Grand Council saw to the protection of its “dear children,” with the Latin legend translating to “She nourishes and protects” evokes such an allegory. The earliest issues of this type were signed with the initials of Friedrich Fecher, while subsequent pieces in the series omitted the artist’s initials. This unsigned piece is thought possibly to be by Stefan Heinrich. Perhaps only the second known gold 12 ducat-weight “Glückhennentaler”; no example in this weight format was present in major Swiss collections such as Wilmersdörffer, Hauser-Späth, Hirzel, Wunderly, Bachofen, Iklé, Stroehlin, von Schluthess-Rechberg, the South Kensington Museum, Hess-Leu’s 1964 Auction 25 Schweizer Goldmünzen, and Bank Leu’s sale Schweizer Medallien aus Altem Privatbesitz of 1989. Another example of similar weight was sold in Leo Hamburger’s October 1931 sale of the Henry Fatio Collection (lot 1252, Auction Catalog 93).
Ex. Leu Numismatik Auction 80 (May 2001, Lot 264).
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number: 42218525
1064651 | GREAT BRITAIN. The Duke of Argyll and Sir Robert Walpole. 1741 Bronze Medal. NGC MS65. Edge: Plain. 37.5mm. Full figure of Duke standing; a crown rests on an column to right / … MAKE • ROOM • FOR • SIR: ROBERT// NO : EXCISE. Devil strides into the mouth of Hell, leading Walpole by a halter. MI-557-190; Betts 247; cf. Eimer 561.
Very rare in this quality.
Please use this link to verify the NGC certification number: 5938477-002
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Current and Upcoming Events
Atlas will be attending the following numismatic conventions in 2021.
ANA 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money
August 10-14, 2021
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont (Chicago), IL
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