Category Archives: Civil War Tokens

Historic Collections of US Coins, Exonumia Offered in Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present several important collections of United States coins and Numismatic Americana in their August 2020 Las Vegas Auction. The sale will be held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino alongside the PCGS Members Only Show, with additional Internet Only sessions to be hosted on the Stack’s Bowers […]

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Bowers on collecting: Revisiting the Prairie Flower

Several years ago I contributed an article to the Civil War Token Journal, on one of my favorite tokens.
I revisit it and send along with some excerpts:
The Prairie Flower Token
Reverse Die 1069
Introduction
I start the article with comments on time, patience, and the love for tokens in worn grades—musings about Civil War tokens in general

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Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship

In recognition of Susan Trask and her husband the late Frank Trask, the Civil War Token Society has created the annual Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship for young numismatists to apply for financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition, room, and board charged by the American Numismatic Association.
Susan and Frank Trask have been instrumental in supporting education and outreach in the collecting of Civil War tokens; pushing the envelope and inspiring great numismatists

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Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship

In recognition of Susan Trask and her husband the late Frank Trask, the Civil War Token Society has created the annual Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship for young numismatists to apply for financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition, room, and board charged by the American Numismatic Association.
Susan and Frank Trask have been instrumental in supporting education and outreach in the collecting of Civil War tokens; pushing the envelope and inspiring great numismatists

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Civil War Token Society Announces Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship

In recognition of Susan Trask and her husband the late Frank Trask, the Civil War Token Society has created the annual Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship for young numismatists to apply for financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition, room, and board charged by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Susan and Frank Trask […]

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Did You Know? Edson Collection of Civil War Tokens, Washington Medals at Stack’s Bowers Whitman Auction

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is featuring the Ralph A. Edson collection in our official auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Summer Expo? Mr. Edson has a large collection of tokens and medals, with an emphasis on Civil War tokens and store cards, that will be sold […]

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Civil War tokens

Last week I said this, on the personal side:
At the age of 80, I am selling my extensive collection of Civil War patriotic and store card tokens via e-mail catalogs. Included are tokens from under $100 to unique Gem rarities in the thousands of dollars

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Civil War tokens

Last week I said this, on the personal side:
At the age of 80, I am selling my extensive collection of Civil War patriotic and store card tokens via e-mail catalogs. Included are tokens from under $100 to unique Gem rarities in the thousands of dollars

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Bowers on collecting: Some updates

This week’s
message is a bit on the personal side.
As editor of Mega Red, also known as the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, I with other Whitman staff members am putting the finishing touches on the 5th edition

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New third edition of Bowers’s Guide Book of Civil War Tokens includes expanded resources

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of a revised and updated third edition of the award-winning Guide Book of Civil War Tokens, by Q. David Bowers

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Once obscure, American Civil War tokens now take the spotlight

In the early 1940s, young George J. Fuld was first bitten by the coin-collecting bug (as were many other Americans, during a boom in hobby interest that started in the Great Depression)

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Unlocking Numismatic History on the Internet

  By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Civil War tokens have been one of my great pleasures in numismatics. I first discovered them in the late 1950s when I visited Dr. George J. Fuld, then a professor at M.I.T., at his home in Wakefield, Massachusetts. I bought from him many duplicates from […]

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Some Comments on Civil War Tokens & an Appreciation of George Fuld

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers …… Over a long period of years, ever since I discovered the world’s greatest hobby in 1952 at the age of 13, I have studied and read avidly. Now, many years later I am still learning. Along the way I have explored and have written books on colonial […]

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Civil War Tokens and Store Cards in Stack’s Bowers June Baltimore Auction

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers …… Welcome to our offering of Civil War store cards–a presentation of scarce, rare, and unique coins–including many pieces that are not represented in major collections (such as the marvelous holding of the American Numismatic Society). As mentioned in the descriptions, “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” is a phrase that can […]

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Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… I recently had the guts to spend more than $100 in buying unsearched rolls of old one-cent coins on eBay. I know, I know, you’re probably wondering what possessed me to spend so much money on a bunch of circulated, common-date wheat cents. I’m sure I’d be giving P.T. […]

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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Peter Bertram on Davis Flight Medals

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, longtime E-Sylum contributor and Civil War token and medal specialist Peter Bertram offers his opinion on Davis Flight Medals, a topic brought up in the E-Sylum last week by fellow token collector Alan […]

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