Gold awards are certain to catch the attention of collectors in Stack’s Bowers Galleries on March 24 as a part of its March market in vegas, headed by a 1983 American Numismatic Society 125th anniversary gold trophy.
The obverse depicts a moneyer utilizing the method of hammer striking to generate a coin with representative pieces in the ANS group — created by taking casts from real examples in the ANS set — supporting him.
The layout was the result of a contest where the winner received a prize of $3,500 with a little honorarium given to ineffective entrants. The committee that picked the decoration design initially suggested another layout by Jovine. Since Scott Miller writes in his latest publication on ANS chords, about the winning style,”There was a concern among the committee which the minter inside this design seem as though he had been hitting himself on the head with a hammer,” adding,”Nevertheless it had been decided to take this and to attach it to artistic license”
Miller had served on the Ad Hoc Committee for its 125th anniversary trophy alongside Bass and many others.
Two golden cases were broke, one for the ANS and one for Bass, along with also the provided case is a replacement, made after Bass’s first example was missing.
The Oct. 6, 1982, issue of Coin World released the a variety of artist layout entrances using a free bronze case of this decoration provided to the first five readers that attached the proper artist with every entry. Medal expert N. Neil Harris has been the only successful entrant from the Coin World competition.
It’s given in its first case as well as also the auctioneer mark it”Gem Mint State (as created ).”
Big Bicentennial decoration
Another hefty gold trophy which is commonly encountered is that the large-format 1976 National Bicentennial medal, measuring 76.2 millimeters, of which only 424 were dispersed. Gold examples were created in three dimensions, where the supplied example is the biggest at 464.7 g. It’s numbered 303 on its border and provided in its cherry box with velvet lining, followed with its own initial documentation. The sale also has a medium format decoration measuring 34 millimeters and weighing 40.35 g, at a Proof finish.
Nobel Committee awards
Gold medals realizing people’s involvement as members of their Nobel Prize Nominating Committee are a lot less expensive than the true Nobel Prize gold medals given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The voucher contains a 1971 Nobel Nominating Committee for Chemistry & Physics trophy rated Specimen 62 by Professional Coin Grading Service, and yet another decoration from 1979, honoring service to precisely the exact same committee, is rated Specimen 63 by PCGS. Both are out of the real estate of Lars Ernster and quantify 27 millimeters in diameter, and weigh approximately 20 grams each.
The obverse of each comes with a portrait of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, abandoned, along with also the reverse depicts the crowned and winged Swedish coat of arms at centre with glowing North Star above.
Stack’s Bowers stocks, regarding the prior proprietor,”Produced in Hungary since Ernster László at 1920, Lars Ernster immigrated to Sweden in 1946, playing an significant part in the scientific community and linking the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1974.
In the end, a golden medal hit in the U.S. Mint about 1882 and made by William Barber depicts two assassinated presidents, Abraham Lincoln on both sides and James Garfield on the opposite. In total, 425 cases were created, that sold for $4 per cent after Garfield’s assassination.
Stack’s Bowers observes about the 18.5-millimeter decoration, graded Mint State 63 Deep Prooflike by Numismatic Guaranty Corp,”Vibrant golden-yellow surfaces are cameo with exceptional eye appeal for its delegated numerical grade.”