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United States Numismatic Auction Catalogs: A Bibliography
An extensive listing of over 1,600 U.S. coin auction catalogs of the nineteenth century of auctions listed with date cataloger, type of coins included and number of lots.BK13929. United States Numismatic Auction Catalogs: A Bibliography by Lorraine S. Durst, 1981, 87 pages, hardcover, used, very good condition; $15.00 (Ä13.20)
Early American History Auctions (2 Catalogs), May & Aug 2009
Coins, currency autographs, and Americana.BC16229. Early American History Auctions (2 catalogs) May & Aug 2009, 480 pages, 1998 items, illustrated, softcover, small wear on covers, international shipping at the actual cost of postage, only one copy available; $9.00 (Ä7.92)
United States, Buffalo or Indian Head Nickel, 5 Cents, "Dateless" 1913 - 1938
The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel is a popular distinctly American coin type struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. The designer, James Earl Fraser, modeled the head of the Native American as a composite of three chiefs who had posed for him years earlier: Iron Tail of the Sioux (Custerís opponent at Little Big Horn), Two Moons of the Cheyenne, and John Big Tree of the Seneca nation. The buffalo (North American bison) used as model was Black Diamond from the New York Central Park Zoo. The placement of the date on a raised area of the design caused it to wear heavily in circulation, creating many "dateless" Buffalo Nickels.SP18190. U.S.A. Buffalo Nickel, worn dateless, no acid dates, 75% copper and 25% nickel, plain edge, type 2, weight 5.000 g, maximum diameter 21.2 mm, obverse profile of an American Indian right, hair braided and tied below his ear, wearing a simple headdress with two feathers, LIBERTY curving downward upper right, date over tiny F (for the designer, Fraser) on shoulder; reverse a male American bison standing left on a mound, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA arcing above, E PLURIBUS UNUM (Latin: out of many, one - the motto of the U.S.) in three lines upper right, FIVE CENTS over the mintmark (no mark = Philadelphia, D = Denver, S = San Francisco) in a recessed exergue below the mound; random selection from the same lot as the coins in the photograph, presented in a flip with a tag including all the information provided here, ONE COIN; $1.00 (Ä.88)
United States, Steel Lincoln Wheat Penny, 1943 P
During World War II, the war effort required a lot of copper to make shell casings and munitions. In 1943 the penny was made out of zinc plated steel to save copper for the war effort. Designer: Victor D Brenner. Total mintage: 684,628,000.US17178. weight 2.7 g, maximum diameter 19 mm, Philadelphia, PA mint, obverse portrait of Abraham Lincoln, IN GOD WE TRUST arcing above, LIBERTY behind in the center of the left field, 1943 before in the lower right field, no mintmark; reverse ONE / CENT in two lines above smaller UNITED STATES / OF AMERICA in two lines in center between a pair of wheat ears, E. PLURIBUS UNUM E PLURIBUS UNUM (Latin: out of many, one - the motto of the U.S.) arcing above; circulated, random selection from the same lot as the coins in the photograph, presented in a flip with a tag including all the information provided here, ONE COIN; $1.00 (Ä.88)