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1787 George Clinton Copper, as featured on the 1928 ANA Convention Badge

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1787 George Clinton Copper, as featured on the 1928 ANA Convention Badge

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1928 American Numismatic Association Convention badge. Bronze, 27 mm drop, 83 mm from hanger to base. Choice Mint State. Dies by Alphonse Kolb, struck by Bastian Brothers of Rochester, NY. Silk blue, white, and gold vertically striped ribbon intact and still fairly bright. The drop, featuring the obverse of the very rare 1787 George Clinton copper, is still frosty and lustrous, with attractive toning and good eye appeal. The pin is present and functional. Given the rarity of the George Clinton copper (and its value: the last one sold brought $218,500), collectors seek out acceptable ways to represent this fascinating type. The same fact was true in the 1860s, when John Adams Bolen created his George Clinton copper copies which now sell for a thousand dollars or more. In terms of rarity, this badge is probably more elusive than the Bolen copies. Only 72 people registered at the 1928 Rochester ANA Convention. While mintage figures are unknown, certainly not every person bought a badge and not every badge has survived (particularly in such good condition and with an intact ribbon). While ANA convention badges are avidly collected in their own right, this would be a centerpiece in a collection of struck copies of early American coins.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 12020

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1928 American Numismatic Association Convention badge. Bronze, 27 mm drop, 83 mm from hanger to base. Choice Mint State. Dies by Alphonse Kolb, struck by Bastian Brothers of Rochester, NY. Silk blue, white, and gold vertically striped ribbon intact and still fairly bright. The drop, featuring the obverse of the very rare 1787 George Clinton copper, is still frosty and lustrous, with attractive toning and good eye appeal. The pin is present and functional. Given the rarity of the George Clinton copper (and its value: the last one sold brought $218,500), collectors seek out acceptable ways to represent this fascinating type. The same fact was true in the 1860s, when John Adams Bolen created his George Clinton copper copies which now sell for a thousand dollars or more. In terms of rarity, this badge is probably more elusive than the Bolen copies. Only 72 people registered at the 1928 Rochester ANA Convention. While mintage figures are unknown, certainly not every person bought a badge and not every badge has survived (particularly in such good condition and with an intact ribbon). While ANA convention badges are avidly collected in their own right, this would be a centerpiece in a collection of struck copies of early American coins.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 12020

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