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    Panama-Pacific Copper Frame. An original hammered copper frame made by Shreve & Co. of San Francisco, designed to hold an original five-coin set of the Panama-Pacific commemorative coins. The frame, glass, and purple velvet interior are all pristine. This is one of the finest quality copper frames we have handled. The original ivory box is also present although somewhat tattered. In addition, the inner corrugated cardboard liner and onion skin paper are also present. The frames were designed with a back that allowed for a table top presentation with an easel or for a wall mounting.
    When Farran Zerbe promoted the Panama-Pacific commemorative coinage, he developed several purchase options ranging from a single half dollar in an imprinted paper envelope to a massive 10-piece double set in a massive copper frame. The ten-piece set was designed to show both the obverse and reverse of every different coin, including four of the large $50 pieces. Three, four, and five piece sets were also available in smaller velvet-lined leather cases, or individual $50 pieces in leather and velvet cases. (NGC ID# AL86, PCGS# 661000)


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

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    September, 2006
    13th-16th Wednesday-Saturday
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