Medal: US Confederate Seal (Fakes are possible) 1872 to Date
The seal of the Confederate States of America (the 'South') was designed and created by Joseph S. Wyon in London. He also designed the Great Seal of England. The Seal shows George Washington on horseback, surrounded by the South's principle crops: tobacco, cotton, rice, sugar cane, corn, and wheat. The outside edge bears the inauguration date of Jefferson Davis as President of the CSA. The motto DEO VINDICE means GOD WILL VINDICATE.
The (A) and (B) pieces are the front and back of an original electrotype. Note the back shows a mirror image of the front, as is typical for electrotypes. Values for original (1800s) electrotypes vary with size (usually 3 to 4 inches diameter) and state of preservation. The (A) and (B) images show a copper electrotype that has been plated with silver. Gold plating is also seen. The plating adds no value.
ORIGINAL ELECTROTYPES (A) AND (B)
worn or damaged: $500 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $2000
fully uncirculated: $4000
(C) is a bronze paperweight. It sells for $20 to $30 retail. A dealer might pay $5 to $10 for one.
Images (D) and (E) depict a novelty half dollar in silver. These are sometimes added to coin collections:
NOVELTY HALF DOLLAR (D) AND (E)
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $12
(F) is an enamel lapel pin, worth a few dollars. (G) is a crude gift token made of non-precious metal. It is also worth a few dollars.
Finally, the (H) image shows a large (4 inch) sterling silver medal containing about 11 troy ounces of silver. It is a beautiful piece with plenty of collector appeal. A collector might pay $2000 for it, maybe more.
Coin: 21474 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Mhancock, Wed, 17-Aug-2016 06:03:01 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 18-Aug-2016 17:54:13 GMT
Requester description: Half dollar The confederate states of America February 1862 from vindice
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