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    Tokens 46 mostly pre-1900 in Various Metals, Exceptional lot for this nation that issued many coinage types and medals but not an abundance of private token issues. Three 1865 -1890 era coppers seem unusual as do several of 9 CuNi issues from roughly the same time period. A 1921 dated silver medal with locomotive proclaims an inauguration. Vulcanite issues number 15 including 4 for early issues including a large-disc Corocoro 4 Reales dated 1877 and a Santa Cruz ½ Real which also indicates 5 Centavos plus another related Santa Cruz issue of 10 Centavos without Real equivalency. The other 11 vulcanite (hardened rubber, mostly made in Chile) are various emissions of Compania Huanchaca. They indicate various towns, plus the generic types with no specification. Included are those noting Asiento, Pulacayo, El Balcon and Huanchaca itself. Elwin Leslie, on page 9 of his Chilean Nitrate Mines booklet, states "most of the tokens issued under Peruvian or Bolivian control prior to 1879 are rare. Some of the later tokens are also scarce or rare". Brass issues total 18 in number including a nearly mint-state, but spotted, 1863 set of three values issued by Luis Ampuero featuring the Gold Column of La Paz. The other 15 include some likely-scarce pieces mostly from the 19th century. Attributions are tentative and cannot be guaranteed, but none of the pieces seem remotely modern. Quality is as one might expect, or better. Sold as is, NO Return.
    From The Dana Roberts Collection and Study Group.

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    April, 2013
    18th-23rd Thursday-Tuesday
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