Monday, September 3, 2012

My Great Uncle's Coins

My great uncle was a really interesting guy who lived in Wisconsin. I inherited a bunch of his junk coins when he passed away and figured this is a great place to share them, a very nice intersection of art, commerce, and history. Hopefully the first in a long series, I have a lot of coins...

One of my favorites. The quarter-millennial celebration coin. I am unclear on what the 1677 date means, but it's a lovely coin.


If you click on the link, you'll notice the one I have is a master--the holes were never bored and the inlayed coin and top piece were never attached, In fact, I have extra metal all around the edge. A prototype? Very cool metal art. I like mine better than the finished versions.

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