Western Americana Signature Sale (May 2021 Auction)

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2021 Auction, the "Western Americana Signature Sale!"

We were wonderfully astounded to have about 7500 registered bidders in the last sale, which had about $1 million in collectibles of all sorts. We set a new company record with over 715 separate buyers. Now, we have the chance to do it again, with another amazing offering of fresh material from dozens of collections from across America!

This sale has many, many highlights, including:

*Gold nuggets and high grade gold specimens- from two major collections, some of the best high grade gold specimens we’ve had in years from the William Mayrsohn Collection, a long time mining executive.

*Mining artifacts, historical items- we’ve got the whole gamut of material, inclusive of some of the best and rarest of their kinds

*Rare books and references- Fremont to a detailed, multi-volume set of Oxford dictionary

*Custom made copper cannon from Michigan’s Copper Range

*Numismatics- medals, tokens galore from major collections, including Ron Lerch.

*Rare Ingots- Silver c1874 ingot from Bristol, NV; ingots from the Mayrsohn Collection

*Ken Prag Collections:
          --Autograph collection: eleven different Thomas Edison stocks; signers of the Declaration; famous financial figures (JP Morgan, Jay Gould, Rockefeller); Houdini, and more.
           --American Express Collection: a once-in-a-lifetime offering of numerous pieces spanning the history of the company, and including what we believe is the earliest American Express Stock ever offered at auction! 
          --Early American stocks- American turnpikes, plank roads and banks, including a great collection of Robert Morris material
          --Republic of Texas document collections

*Historical breast badges and ribbons

*Historical photographs: Deadwood, Dodge City, Leadville, Eastern Nevada and more

*Fire Dept Bell from Silver City, Nevada

*Gaming collectibles

*Native Americana- wonderful historical material- much from the historic Miles family of Ely- including important historical photos of White River petroglyphs, c1920; the research library of the Ely Cosmological Society c1920, much inscribed by key Pittman. Great selection of turquoise jewelry. The overall variety and quality is astounding, and you won’t want to miss it.

Previews welcome, by appointment. Questions welcome over the phone or via email.

And don't forget, your collection could be here! We want quality collections!

--The Holabird Team

Auction Schedule

Day 1, May 13th, 2021 (Lots 1000-1640)
    Art (1000-1178)
    Stocks & Bonds (1179-1640)
         Autographs (feat. Morris Collection, Edison Collection, Gould Collection, Rockefeller, Houdini, American Express Collection) (1179-1325)
         Non-Mining (Banking, Transportation, Bridges & Turnpikes, & Misc.) (1326-1554)            
         Mining (1555-1640)

Day 2, May 14th, 2021 (Lots 2000-2579)
    Mining (2000-2305)
         Minerals, Ore Specimens, & Fossils (2000-2083)
         Ephemera (2084-2266)
         Artifacts & Equipment (2267-2305)
    Railroadiana & Transportation (2306-2374)
    Philatelic (2375-2579)
         Covers & Postal History (2375-2414)
         Postcards (2415-2528)
         Stamps (2529-2579)

Day 3, May 15th, 2021 (Lots 3000-3602)
    Firearms, Military, & Political (3000-3134)
    Cowboy & Western (3135-3156)
    Jewelry (3157-3221)
    Badges (3222-3258)
    Numismatics (3259-3498)
         Ingots (3259-3272)
         Coins (3273-3396)
         Medals & So-Called Dollars (3397-3481)
         Misc. (3482-2498)
    Tokens (3499-3602)

Day 4, May 16th, 2021 (Lots 4000-4598)
    Native Americana (4000-4088)
    General Americana (4089-4598)

Day 5, May 17th, 2021 (Lots 5000-5630)
    General Foreign (5000-5053)
    Bottles (5054-5146)
    Sports (5147-5181)
    Bargains & Dealer Specials (5182-5630)
         General Americana (5182-5327)
         Philatelic (5328-5353)
         Stocks & Bonds (5354-5411)
         Numismatics (5412-5570)
         Tokens (5571-5630)
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Bethlehem Steel Company Stocks and Bond (12)  [127605]5400 - Bethlehem Steel Company Stocks and Bond (12) [127605]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12 includes 11 stock certificates and one bond from Bethlehem Steel Company, incorporated in Delaware, issued from 1936 to 1969. All certificat
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Chemical Companies' Stock Certificates (28) and Bonds (3) (31 Total)  [127979]5401 - Chemical Companies' Stock Certificates (28) and Bonds (3) (31 Total) [127979]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 31 chemical companies' stock certificates and bonds, issued in the U.S., from 1890-1967. All in excellent to pristine condition, some wit...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Construction Company Stock Certificates  [132077]5402 - Construction Company Stock Certificates [132077]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve stock certificates from construction companies: Suburban Construction of Long Island (2); Subway and Westchester Construction (2); North
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Graphite Company Stock Certificates  [132074]5403 - Graphite Company Stock Certificates [132074]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three stock certificates from graphite companies: Dixie Consolidated Graphite Company, issued 1922; Diamond Graphite Company (2), issued 1906.
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Nickel Plating Company Stock Certificates  [132128]5404 - Nickel Plating Company Stock Certificates [132128]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three certificates: two from The Adams Nickel Plating and Manufacturing Company, one issued 1872 with revenue stamps, one unissued; also the Am
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Steel Companies Stock Certificates and Bonds with Great Vignettes (17)  [127607]5405 - Steel Companies Stock Certificates and Bonds with Great Vignettes (17) [127607]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice collection of 17 includes 14 stock certificates and three bonds from U.S. steel companies, issued from 1902-1968. Lot includes two unissued and t
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Real Estate Gold Bond Certificates Lot of 6  [130216]5406 - Real Estate Gold Bond Certificates Lot of 6 [130216]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) National Union $500 six per cent Debenture. Coupons 2-51 still attached. Crisp and clean gold seal Incorporated 1891 . 2-4) Sout
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Cities Service Company Stock Certificates  [132104]5407 - Cities Service Company Stock Certificates [132104]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 11 stock certificates from Cities Service Company, several are specimens. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ken Pr
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Large Group of Tobacco Company Stock Certificates  [135411]5408 - Large Group of Tobacco Company Stock Certificates [135411]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirty Four stock certificates issued by various tobacco companies. Included are six certs issued by Tobacco Products Corporation, (One, Issued 7/22/1
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Motion Picture Production Company Stock Certificates  [132079]5409 - Motion Picture Production Company Stock Certificates [132079]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four stock certificates: Paramount Pictures, Inc. (2); Columbia Broadcasting System; United Picture Productions. Date: Country (if not USA)
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Palmer Mountain Tunnel & Power Company Stock Certificate  [132125]5410 - Palmer Mountain Tunnel & Power Company Stock Certificate [132125]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Palmer Mountain Tunnel & Power Company Stock Certificate. Issued to Mr. George M. Underwood for one hundred shares, features a great vignette of...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Woman's Oil Company Stock Certificates  [132103]5411 - Woman's Oil Company Stock Certificates [132103]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two presenting equal opportunity in the amassing of wealth: Woman's Federal Oil Co. and The Womans Right Oil and Gas Company. Both dated ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Asian Currency Collection  [132068]5412 - Asian Currency Collection [132068]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of thirty five pieces of currency, many uncirculated from China, Japan, Indonesia and other countries. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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London, Paris & American Bank, Ltd. Exchanges  [77547]5413 - London, Paris & American Bank, Ltd. Exchanges [77547]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5 issued 1886-1895. Most appear to Second of Exchange, while one may be a 3rd (text is in French). Red and purple print. This bank was the succ
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Estimate : 130.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Nixon Inaugural Cover and Coin  [135453]5414 - Nixon Inaugural Cover and Coin [135453]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a gold plated, non-precious-metal coin and envelope cover commemorating the January 20, 1969, inauguration of US President Richard Nixon. The
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Estimate : 10.00 - 20.00
 
 
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3 Coin Books  [135547]5415 - 3 Coin Books [135547]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 Collectors Guide to postage & Fractional Currency by Kravitz and Gold Coins of the Americas with Values by Harris Date: Country (if not USA...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Numismatic Library  [131175]5416 - Numismatic Library [131175]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve numismatic books, a package of 25 Morgan dollar 2x2s, three Whitman check lists for Whitman Coin Collectors, and a canvas bank bag from
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Coin Magazine Collection (30)  [133816]5417 - Coin Magazine Collection (30) [133816]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of coin magazines. Mostly Coins The Magazine of Coin Collecting From The Coin Collectors' Capital. Various years, 1960s, 70s, and 80s...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Confederate and Southern States Currency  [132450]5418 - Confederate and Southern States Currency [132450]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Confederate and Southern States Currency book. 1976 Edition by Grover C. Criswell. Book is volume 1, 2nd revised edition. Pages: 294. Date: 1976 Cou
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Estimate : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Medallic Portraits of Adolph Hitler a Book by Colbert and Hyder  [132856]5419 - Medallic Portraits of Adolph Hitler a Book by Colbert and Hyder [132856]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This book is a collector's guide to "Medallic Portraits of Adolph Hitler" written by R.W. Colbert and William D. Hyder in 1981 present...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Numismatic Scrapbook Collection  [133818]5420 - Numismatic Scrapbook Collection [133818]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Various copies of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine- "A Monthly Magazine for the Collector of Coin, Tokens, Medals and Paper Money."Approximat...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Foreign Coin Reference Book Collection  [132032]5421 - Foreign Coin Reference Book Collection [132032]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of twelve numismatic reference works: Silver Weights of countries from 1850-1979; The Story of Money (2); An Outline of Ancient Greek Coins; Roman
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Spade Coin Types of the Chou Dynasty by Arthur Coole  [132857]5422 - Spade Coin Types of the Chou Dynasty by Arthur Coole [132857]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This book outlines the types of spade type coins used during the Chou Dynasty. It covers both square legged and round legged coins. A third Volume by
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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U.S. Coin Reference Book Collection  [132035]5423 - U.S. Coin Reference Book Collection [132035]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 17 pamphlets and books concerning U.S. coins: 1944 B. Max Mehl Star Rare Coin Encyclopedia; Patriotic Civil War Tokens by George and Melvin Ful
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Vintage Coin Auction Catalogs  [132033]5424 - Vintage Coin Auction Catalogs [132033]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of thirteen coin auction catalogs from 1950 through 1967. 1950 Hollinbeck (2); 1951 A. M. Kagin, Paul Kagin, Hollinbeck (2); 1961 Ben's Co...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Canadian  Dollars in Royal Canadian Mint Hard Shell Cases  [131161]5425 - Canadian Dollars in Royal Canadian Mint Hard Shell Cases [131161]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight uncirculated Canadian dollars in original cases from the Royal Mint. 1970 (5) Manitoba; 1972 (3) Canoe. Date: Country (if not USA):
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Canadian Coin Albums  [124805]5426 - Canadian Coin Albums [124805]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four blue Whitman coin albums for Canadian coins: 1) Whitman No.. 9062, Canadian Small Cent Collection 1920 to Date, with 51 pennies up to 1967
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Fantasy & Counterfeit Chinese Dollars  [134045]5427 - Fantasy & Counterfeit Chinese Dollars [134045]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 different. From research online, they appear to be counterfeit and/or fantasy pieces. Includes: 1912 Sun Yat-Sen Silver Dollar; 1861-1908 Emp
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Estimate : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Asian and Arabic Silver Coin Collection  [135468]5428 - Asian and Arabic Silver Coin Collection [135468]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16 coins from India and Arabic and Asian countries. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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International Coin Collection  [124793]5429 - International Coin Collection [124793]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Last updated June, 1960, this twelve inch long box has index cards separating 35 different countries and their coins. Each coin is in its own envelope
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Old Wheatback Penny Bag  [117622]5430 - Old Wheatback Penny Bag [117622]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ziploc bag of 144 wheatback Lincolns. Low grade, many holed. Several steel cents from WWII. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenan
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Estimate : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Wheatback Penny Hoard and Lincoln Cent albums and The Rest of the Box  [135362]5431 - Wheatback Penny Hoard and Lincoln Cent albums and The Rest of the Box [135362]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 326 wheatback pennies. One of them is zinc. Blue Whitman album 1941-1968 completed, a few extra pennies at the end. Memorial cent series penny
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Lincoln Penny Coin Album  [124795]5432 - Lincoln Penny Coin Album [124795]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Whitman blue folder No. 9405, Lincoln Cents 1909-1940. Missing only the1909-S VDB and 1922 plain. The 1914-D & 1931-S are verified, other dates ...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Buffalo Nickel Rolls  [131186]5433 - Buffalo Nickel Rolls [131186]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two 40 coin rolls of circulated Buffalo nickels. All readable dates, G-EF condition. One roll is all 1930s. Date: Country (if not USA): St
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Estimate : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Liberty Head Nickels (Bag of 309)  [117650]5434 - Liberty Head Nickels (Bag of 309) [117650]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 309 Liberty Head nickels graded about good or lower. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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U.S. Nickel Coin Albums  [124797]5435 - U.S. Nickel Coin Albums [124797]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three blue Whitman albums with U.S. nickels: 1) Whitman No. 9007, Liberty Head Nickel Collection 1883 to 1913 with 20 coins, well circulated; 2
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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America the Beautiful Quarters in U.S. Mint Canvas Bags  [119777]5436 - America the Beautiful Quarters in U.S. Mint Canvas Bags [119777]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four partial bags of uncirculated America the Beautiful National Parks series Washington Quarters in U.S. Mint canvas bags. 1) Theodore Rooseve
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Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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U.S. Silver Half Dollar Rolls  [131181]5437 - U.S. Silver Half Dollar Rolls [131181]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of three 20 coin rolls of circulated U.S. silver half dollars: 1) 1946-D Walking Liberty; 2) mixed date Walking Liberty 1937-1945; 3) 1956 Frankli
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Estimate : 700.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Beginning U.S. Coin Type Set  [131189]5438 - Beginning U.S. Coin Type Set [131189]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 35 coins with many different types. Morgan dollar, large cent, flying eagle cent, several Indian head cents, two cent piece, three cent piece,
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Coin Collection  [132056]5439 - Coin Collection [132056]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Here's an interesting coin collection: coins scotch taped to 8 x 10 typing paper. The first page is United States: Large cent (1817); Shield nic...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Eagle Punched In What Coin?  [135505]5440 - Eagle Punched In What Coin? [135505]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bronze, round, 27 mm with an eagle punched on one side. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Grandma's Coin Purse  [131191]5441 - Grandma's Coin Purse [131191]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage brown coin purse with 68 Indian head cents (we didn't look at all the dates, most in the 1900s); 1854 half dime (w/arrows); 1898 Barber ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Old Time Coin Purse Full of Coins  [126097]5442 - Old Time Coin Purse Full of Coins [126097]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Old time coin purse with coins pulled from circulation by J.L. Miles in Ely Nevada: 66 Indian Head pennies (as early as 1885, several 1891); also 33 f
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Miscellaneous Coin and Token Collection  [132122]5443 - Miscellaneous Coin and Token Collection [132122]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Grab bag: 20 Indian head pennies, including 1908-S, 1878, 1894; 15 old Lincolns including 1918, 1919-S, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1934, 1936; about a dozen Ca
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Original Unopened Box of 20 U.S. Proof Sets  [124792]5444 - Original Unopened Box of 20 U.S. Proof Sets [124792]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An amazing unopened box as delivered from the U.S. Assay Office. The 1969-S Proof Set consists of five coins: one Lincoln cent, one Jefferson nickel,
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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U.S. Coin Type Collection  [132051]5445 - U.S. Coin Type Collection [132051]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of fourteen U.S. coins: 1816 large cent (VG); 1821 Bust half dollar (VG); 1834 dime (AG); 1853 dime (G); 1854 dime (G); 1871 half dime (VG); 1865
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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U.S. Proof Sets 1956-1964  [124807]5446 - U.S. Proof Sets 1956-1964 [124807]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine Treasury Department proof sets, in original envelopes but slit open: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1963 (4), 1964. Date: Country (if not USA)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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U.S. Proof Sets 1957 & 1961  [131152]5447 - U.S. Proof Sets 1957 & 1961 [131152]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of ten unopened Treasury Department proof sets: 1957 (5) & 1961 (5). Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ken Pra...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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U.S. Proof Sets Unopened from the Bureau of the Mint  [124783]5448 - U.S. Proof Sets Unopened from the Bureau of the Mint [124783]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a treasure hunt! Five boxes of five sets each, unopened in their registered mail boxes from the Bureau of the Mint. 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 19
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Estimate : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Argentine Counter Collection  [126137]5449 - Argentine Counter Collection [126137]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large hoard of 43 counters from Argentina. Many different varieties and sizes. Date: Country (if not USA): Argentina State: City: Provenance
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Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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