Stack's Bowers - The March 2013 Baltimore Auction Lot #199


  • PCGS
  • 63
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $15,275.00
Description

"1778-1779" (Circa 1780) Rhode Island Ship Medal. Betts-562, W-1730. Without Wreath Below Ship. Brass. MS-63 (PCGS).

100.31 grains. Deep olive-gold surfaces exhibit lighter golden areas among the design elements. The strike is crisp and bold, with even the textured background of the obverse island plainly evident under low magnification. The present specimen is the ready equivalent to two recent offerings by us (Stack's Bowers) of the same type -- June 2012:1049; and November 2012:6411 -- both graded MS-63 by PCGS, with both realizing over $11,000 when the dust settled on the bidding floor. The present specimen is tied for finest certified by PCGS. The variety with VLUGTENDE ("fleeing") removed from below the reverse ship, though the word can still be made out on this particular specimen. Choice for the grade -- viewers will be hard-pressed to find a blemish or mark of any significant note. Don't let this opportunity escape.

PCGS#: 588

Pedigree: From the Ted L. Craige Collection. Purchased on December 15, 1960 from an unknown source. Paper envelopes with attribution notations included.

Coin Specifications
Category Brass
Mint Location N/A
Mintage 0.00
Designer N/A
Composition UNK
Weight N/A
Melt Value N/A
Diameter 0.00mm
Market Price Guide
Grade NumisMedia Coin World Collector's Universe Average Market Price
63 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
63 $0.00 $0.00 $15,500.00 $5,166.67
64 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
64 $0.00 $0.00 $20,000.00 $6,666.67
All price data listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each pricing source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.
Population Guide
Grade Service Pop in this Grade Pop in Higher Grades Pop in All Grades
63 NGC 0 0 0
63 NGC 0 0 0
All population information listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each certification source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.