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Exceptional Prices Realized from October CCO

Exceptional Prices Realized for Tokens and Medals in our October Collectors Choice Online Auction

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

Author: James McCartney / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Categories: United States Coin of the Week

​The Stack’s Bowers Galleries monthly Collectors Choice Online Auctions have become a convenient resource for collectors to expand their cabinets with a name they have trusted for over 85 years. While most popular for their high-quality offerings of U.S. coins and currency, these sales also feature impressive selections of Numismatic Americana across nearly every category. This month’s October Collectors Choice Online Auction showcased a remarkable group of tokens and medals, highlighted by desirable restrikes of the most iconic issues in U.S. numismatics.  

Lot 92005 offered an exceptional MS-65 RB (NGC) restrike of the Daniel Morgan at Cowpens medal in copper that ranks among the finest certified, which sold for a strong sum of $3,120. A post-1861 restrike of the iconic 1801 Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace medal was featured in lot 92009 and realized $690 with a grade of MS-63 BN (NGC). In lot 92029​ was found a stunning Gem MS-65 (NGC) restrike of the 1809 Lincoln Wide Awakes political medalet in silver, a perpetual favorite for both Lincoln enthusiasts and Civil War scholars. This important rarity from the Ford Collection earned $2,640 in our October sale. Civil War enthusiasts were also excited by the copper Battle of Merrimac and Monitor medalet featured in lot 92052, which realized $1,080 with a grade of MS-64 BN (NGC). 

Offered alongside these important medals was an impressive group of Civil War tokens, highlighted by a Rarity-9 McClellan/Wreath (Fuld-142/347f) graded MS-67 * (NGC) that sold for $2,880 in lot 92109.

These significant tokens and medals were featured in our October 2020 Collector’s Choice Online Auction, and the sale results are available on our website www.StacksBowers.com. If you would like to consign your collection to an upcoming Collector’s Choice Online event, contact our offices today to speak with a consignment director at 800-566-2580 or [email protected]