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Gem Toned 1897 Albany Capital Centenary Medal

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Gem Toned 1897 Albany Capital Centenary Medal

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1897 Centenary of Albany As Capital medal. Silver, 51 mm. By Demarest. Choice Mint State. One of just 21 pieces struck in silver! Beautifully toned in pastel rainbow tones over deep olive gray. The surfaces are flawless. On the edge at 6:00, a blank ink collector number (8163, if you're curious) and "RARE" have been carefully inked, linking this with the large collection built before the mid 1950s from which I have offered other pieces, many quite fancy. As documented at the time in 1897, 501 pieces were struck in copper, with 21 in silver and a single piece in gold plate. I've seen one other silver piece over the years, but it wasn't this choice. A neat medal with an attractive rendition of Albany's first City Hall, constructed in 1741.

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Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 21006

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1897 Centenary of Albany As Capital medal. Silver, 51 mm. By Demarest. Choice Mint State. One of just 21 pieces struck in silver! Beautifully toned in pastel rainbow tones over deep olive gray. The surfaces are flawless. On the edge at 6:00, a blank ink collector number (8163, if you're curious) and "RARE" have been carefully inked, linking this with the large collection built before the mid 1950s from which I have offered other pieces, many quite fancy. As documented at the time in 1897, 501 pieces were struck in copper, with 21 in silver and a single piece in gold plate. I've seen one other silver piece over the years, but it wasn't this choice. A neat medal with an attractive rendition of Albany's first City Hall, constructed in 1741.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 21006

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