Kolbe & Fanning

20. April 2017

Fixed price Exonumia catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning issue exonumia catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning have released their first catalogue devoted to numismatic exonumia: tokens, medals, badges, scrip and related items that pertain in some way to the coin collecting field. 

Examples include tokens issued by coin dealers or collectors, medals depicting prominent collectors or scholars, badges produced for coin shows, “Good For” tokens or scrip issued by coin firms, and so on. Much of the material included in the catalogue was collected by founder, George F. Kolbe, over the years. The 90-lot PDF catalogue can be downloaded from the Kolbe & Fanning website.

The catalogue includes many rare and often obscure items. Some interesting highlights include:

Lot 1: Isaac F. Wood Memorial series medal honoring president Grant, in brass, 1873. NGC MS64.

Lot 1: Isaac F. Wood Memorial series medal honoring president Grant, in brass, 1873. NGC MS64.

  • Lots 1 & 2: 1873 Boston Numismatic Society medals in brass and copper
  • Lot 5: a rare piece advertising Dickeson’s Coin & Medal Safe
  • Lot 6: a William Idler store card in silver
  • Lot 8: an unlisted store card for F.C. Key & Sons, die sinkers & medalists
  • Lot 16: a scarce gem uncirculated W. Elliot Woodward 5-cent scrip, graded PMG 65 EPQ
Lot 41: Elder, Thomas L., store card commemorating, 1910. About uncirculated.

Lot 41: Elder, Thomas L., store card commemorating, 1910. About uncirculated.

  • Lot 41: a rare Tom Elder token commemorating the 1910 ANA Convention & his Peter Mougey sale (the list includes several other Elder tokens)
  • Lot 64: serial number 2 of the New York Numismatic Club’s first medal, honoring Frank C. Higgins
Lot 65: New York Numismatic Club medal honoring F.C.C. Boyd. Very near uncirculated.

Lot 65: New York Numismatic Club medal honoring F.C.C. Boyd. Very near uncirculated.

  • Lot 65: the New York Numismatic Club medal honoring F.C.C. Boyd
  • Lot 79: a 1921 ANA Convention medal
  • Lot 82: V. Leon Belt’s unique gold ANA President’s Medal, weighing about one troy ounce and struck in .900 gold.

The catalogue is being published only in PDF form. No printed catalogue will be issued. It is being distributed first to those customers who have signed up for the email list. You can sign up for the mailing list on the Kolbe & Fanning website. Kolbe & Fanning regularly issues fixed price PDF catalogues, so make sure you are among the first to know of them: most items offered are one of a kind.

Please email Kolbe & Fanning via email or call their office at (614) 414-0855 to purchase lots.

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