Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1736 Jernegan Cistern, VF
    Betts-169, Silver

    Betts-169. 1736 Jernegan Cistern. Silver. VF. 38.8 mm, 20.5 gm. Obverse signed by John Sigismund Tanner of Saxe-Gotha. He moved to England in 1728 and became the Chief Engraver at the Mint in 1741. Reverse unsigned. The obverse design features Pallas standing amidst the emblems representing glory, art, and industry. The legend is BOTH HANDS FILL'D FOR BRITAIN. In exergue, GEORGE REIGNING. The reverse depicts Queen Caroline wearing a crown and holding a sceptre. She is watering a plantation of young palmettos. The legend reads, GROWING ARTS ADORN EMPIRE. CAROLINE PROTECTING 1736 appears in exergue. Goldsmith Henry Jernegan issued the medals to purchasers of tickets for a lottery of a silver vase. It is believed 30,000 of the medals were struck. Toning, in shades of green-blue and orange-gold, appears on this example along with tiny splashes of yellow and red. Scattered marks and hairlines are present, but are not overly distracting. The obverse reveals faint evidence of a rusted die.
    Purchased from Ted Craige.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [The John W. Adams Collection ]

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 722

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 6 - 7 HKINF World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The coins arrived today. Thank you very much for the special service. You are one of the reasons Heritage is such a great company to work with. Very Special!
    P.,
    Vero Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $6,048,212
    2018 June 28 - 29 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2018 June 28 - 29 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED $3,031,505
    2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED $1,341,736