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    Tokens 19th Century Copper & Brass Mitads, First portion from the Dana Roberts' collection features a dozen especially popular or interesting copper or brass items from the extensive Mitad series. One copper piece, slightly-larger at 28mm, features an old-time ship, a three-masted sailing vessel likely from circa 1838, with VALE MITAD MEDRANO opposite; this exact VF+ example credited to a "New York Collection" from the era when Dana lived in Albany, was shown as "Unique?" by Rulau Ant-30 (his page 365). Another early piece in VF, guessed by Rulau to be circa 1840, is a 29mm copper for Espinosa Oleir shown as Mit-12. The earliest dated piece is 1858 for D.J. de Castro, Eklund 1098 and Rulau Atc-9, with nice color as obtained from RC Soxman in 1975. The latest dated piece, from Santander in 1874, is a lovely lustrous piece featuring a raised hand with flaming torch shown under Rulau Snt-25. The substantial Rafael Ballestras brass is extensively catalogued by Weyl 3372, Luex 334, Eklund 1276, Bernal 17 and finally Rulau Bol-12. Copper 28mm with D.P.R. is indicated by Rulau as an 1850s era issue. Other half dozen include handsome Cartagena from Scovill mint Rulau Bol-10 with prominent cock, Rulau Mit-18 or 19 with S.H., Rulau Mit40 with starred F.R., Rulau Mit-42 with mortar and pestle, Santander Rulau Snt-50 with R.E. and starred T.N of Rulau Mit-32 with much luster. Quality ranges from AVF to nearly UNC with quality probably typical or better than normal for these types of issues.
    From The Dana Roberts Collection and Study Group.


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    April, 2013
    18th-23rd Thursday-Tuesday
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