The catalogue is now online for our May 21 single-owner sale: The Numismatic Collection from the Estate of Mr. Scott E. Strahan II. Follow link in bio for full online catalogue.
The Numismatic Collection from the Estate of Mr. Scott E. Strahan II
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
From isinglass to denarii (part 6 of 6). It's not all roses and reconstructions in technical art history! About half of your research takes place in a less glamorous environment (in my room behind my laptop, in my case) and revolves around creating diagrams like this one But it is equally as important! Simon Eikelenberg was not the only one interested in this recipe, as I found a total of thirty-four recipes for making fish glue impressions of coins and medals over a course of three centuries, with a lot of variations between them! The main target audience for these impressions turned out to be historians and antiquarians studying numismatics. Because of the high quality of these fish glue impressions, you could study truthful images of coins even when you couldn't access the originals. Their flexibility would ensure that you could even include them in correspondence to colleagues. Simon Eikelenberg was a historian, and in the preface to the 1747 edition of his most important work (on the history of his hometown Alkmaar) it is mentioned that he corresponded frequently with numerous antiquarians. It should not be forgotten that he was also a painter, and already in the sixteenth century painters used the portraits on ancient coins as examples for their own work. So, while it is unknown if Simon Eikelenberg ever tried the recipe himself, the answer to why he was interested in this recipe in the first place is that it was useful to him both as a historian and as a painter. I learned a lot from doing this research project and I hope y'all enjoyed this mini-series! #technicalarthistory#arthistory#history#glue#fishglue#isinglass#reconstruction#recipe#manuscript#coin#coins#medals#numismatics#art#artsy#painter#data#graph#historian#16thcentury#17thcentury#18thcentury#19thcentury#culture#alkmaar#tacitknowledge#experiment#denarius#conservationandrestoration#universityofamsterdam
Philippines - 1 Peso - 1947
Type Non circulating coin
Value 1 Peso (1 PHP)
Metal Silver (.900)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 35.5 mm
Thickness 31.33 mm
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 185
Liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese by Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Engraver: Laura Gardin Fraser
Bust of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Weakly struck in low relief at the San Francisco Mint. This Peso and along with the 50 Centavos were the first Coins struck for the new Republic.
DEFENDER AND LIBERATOR
GEN DOUGLAS MAC ARTHUR
Engraver: Laura Gardin Fraser
Philippines Coat of arms of the Republic. 1947 One Peso. (S mintmark below date). #phillippines#generalmcarthur#1peso#coin#moneda#moeda#history ##historia#coincollector#coincollection#coincollecting#numismatics#numismatica#numismatist#numismatic#1947#hugo_collection
Here is another crown-sized #silvercoin from #Prussia , a Thaler that has been minted in #Berlin in 1799. Regarding the residue on the coin I am pretty unsure whether I should have it removed or not.🧐 What do you think?
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#AuctionPreview —A large offering of proof and specimen banknotes are among the 1,213 lots to be offered across two sessions during the @torontocoinexpo Spring Sale this May. Held by New Brunswick’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions, the May 3-4 sale will be held in the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon. “This sale features a superb offering of English and world coins and a fresh chartered proof banknote collection that are coming out of storage for the first time in numerous years,” said auctioneer Brian Bell, who added “rarity reigns” on the cover of the auction catalogue. The cover features two banknotes issued by the Bank of Toronto, a 1911 $5 note (CH 715-22-08) and an 1876 $4 note (CH 715-18-02), the latter of which is a new discovery. “We have chosen the Bank of Toronto pair for different reasons. Firstly, they are great discovery notes that warrant such a prestigious place in GBA history. Secondly, one of the notes tells a story on how two families got together and bonded into a lasting friendship.” To be offered as Lot 1196, the $5 note was graded Fine-15 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and is described as a “superb rarity” as the only example known to exist. It has a serial number of “558905/B” and a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000. To continue reading, click the link in our bio.
ITEM #201 - PLEASE INBOX OFFERS ****TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 1936 $20 BARCLAYS COLONIAL BANK NOTE*** **#RARE **
**CERTIFIED** CHOICE UNCIRCULATED
DID YOU KNOW COLONIAL BANK EVOLVED INTO REPUBLIC BANK (Republic Bank)
Originally called Colonial Bank, the bank was born in 1837 as the first commercial bank in Trinidad and Tobago. The Colonial Bank was to be established exclusively in the British West Indies and British Guiana, but not elsewhere, not even in London! Its currency were dollars. The bank’s notes would be widely acceptable throughout the West Indies.
The Colonial Bank finally opened its doors on St. Vincent Wharf and King Street (now Independence Square) on May 15th, 1837, the same day as its principal (controlling) office opened in Barbados and in eleven other places in the islands and British Guiana. Four days before the official opening, Mr. C.A. Calvert, the secretary of the bank, had written to the Trinidad manager advising that seventy boxes of dollars had been shipped on board the ‘Harriet’. Each box contained from 3,000 to 5,000 coins, the total being $250,738.50. These notes would be the first and for many years the only examples of paper money freely to circulate in the West Indies. They were much needed to bring some order into the otherwise chaotic jumble of monetary systems in the Caribbean, where French, Spanish and American coins were used alongside British pieces.
In 1917, the Chairman of Barclays Bank F.C. Goodenough conceived the idea of an “Empire Bank” carrying on domestic banking on British lines throughout the sterling area and able to transfer funds through London to any part of the organisation as required. The CB was a prime target for this scheme since the Colonial Bank Act of 1916 extended the powers of the CB to carry on the business of bankers in the United Kingdom or anywhere in the British Empire.
In December 1917, Barclays issued a circular to its branches announcing that a joint working arrangement had been entered into with the CB, under which Barclays Bank would act as its principal banker and in return direct to the bank all its business relating to those areas overseas where it had branches.
We can't let you pass over the wonderful odd denominations we've been getting in, like this Three Cent Piece. It's an earlier date for this series, and a better condition for this fairly heavily circulated silver 3c series. It still has some good silver color to it, and the shield details are exquisite. This denomination is pretty specific to collect, favored mostly among completionists and type collectors. But in the mid-1800's. it was popular for multiple reasons. For one, this denomination made their three-cent stamp purchases easy. For another, the coin's 75% silver and 25% copper alloy made it unattractive to silver hoarders of the time, who made change nearly impossible as they hoarded 90% silver quarters and dimes. Find this and more history in our store! We're also open online (link in description)! #exonumia#numismatics#coins#currency#collectibles#PennyPincherCoins#FairfaxVA#Fairfax#ThreeCent#3C#OddDenomination#ThreeCentPiece#silver#Shield#Star