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Very Scarce ca. 1860 Perseverando Medal by Dickeson, HK-863

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Very Scarce ca. 1860 Perseverando Medal by Dickeson, HK-863

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(ca. 1860) Perseverando / Continental Currency Seal medal by Montroville W. Dickeson. White metal, 39 mm. HK-863, Delorey Dickeson 4. Choice About Uncirculated. While often dated to ca. 1876, this So-Called dollar type deserves to be redated to the years immediately preceding the Civil War. Montroville Dickeson, the author of the American Numismatical Manual, was most active primarily in the late 1850s and early 1860s. These pieces appear in auction as early as the September 1863 sale of the George Seavey Collection by William Strobridge (Lot 943; the other related Dickeson so-called dollars were also offered in the next few lots), and likely earlier if I explored the issue further. This HK number is listed as Rarity-7 in the latest edition of the So-Called dollar book. It rarely turns up on the market and tends to be imperfect when it does. This one shows some scattered marks, including a scuff at the left side of the upper obverse field, but it is attractive, lustrous, and bright. Its connection with one of America's first high-profile numismatists and its design taken from Continental Currency makes this an especially popular issue.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS61
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 9017

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(ca. 1860) Perseverando / Continental Currency Seal medal by Montroville W. Dickeson. White metal, 39 mm. HK-863, Delorey Dickeson 4. Choice About Uncirculated. While often dated to ca. 1876, this So-Called dollar type deserves to be redated to the years immediately preceding the Civil War. Montroville Dickeson, the author of the American Numismatical Manual, was most active primarily in the late 1850s and early 1860s. These pieces appear in auction as early as the September 1863 sale of the George Seavey Collection by William Strobridge (Lot 943; the other related Dickeson so-called dollars were also offered in the next few lots), and likely earlier if I explored the issue further. This HK number is listed as Rarity-7 in the latest edition of the So-Called dollar book. It rarely turns up on the market and tends to be imperfect when it does. This one shows some scattered marks, including a scuff at the left side of the upper obverse field, but it is attractive, lustrous, and bright. Its connection with one of America's first high-profile numismatists and its design taken from Continental Currency makes this an especially popular issue.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS61
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 9017

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