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    Tokens 110 from Fincas & Enterprises, Single lot presents the remaining items from the Dana Roberts' collection of Dominican tokens; this is the bulk of the total assemblage. A general and non-specific overview of the contents might include the following observations that are all estimates and not guaranteed for accuracy. Most are struck in brass, or perhaps copper, with another dozen each in CuNi or aluminum. At least four dozen have some sort or variety of counterstamp, countermark or incused data. Three are on national coinage of 1891 (coppers) or 1897 (silver 20 centavos). At least 30 pieces remain in the original 1973 envelopes of the famed Ray Byrne, often with those notations expanded by Dana's tiny handwritten pencil comments or observations. Three casino chips, and a red fibre "check" of the banana loaders Antilles Products Ltd, are atypical. Sets of a specific issuer, typically with 3 to 8 different issues within, are several. Examples are Ingenio San Luis (sugar mill) with eight different values or major varieties, seemingly all with several countermarks or punches, and often square with rounded corners. Angelina San Pedro de Macoris 15 Centavo tokens incused on left-over Spanish-American-War era US-soldier "dogtags" are a fetching pair. Colonia Esperanza trio, Bodega Angelina septet mostly in CuNi includes cuartet like Christensen 1975 lot sold then for $210, Central San Jose brass unifaces in five denominations, La Romana 1913 Carl Quentin duet, Barahona Delmonte 1904 set of four denominations, San Pedro de Macoris Ingenio Provenir nice brass trio, Jose Batista CuNi trio, Consuelo large format aluminum cuartet are accompanied by a sextet of aluminum J.A. Jiminez merchandise issues. Over a dozen "cajas de café" are present, generally copper or brass discs with a number and finca initial (s). An example of this is a trio of Miguel Domenech from Finca El Pinas in Bani with 20, 10 and 5, plus a common "D". Quality is as one might expect with a few issues still near mint state but most exhibiting heavy honest circulation for up to half a century on many remote portions of this thriving island. Of merit is the mention that two famed numismatists of the past half century, Isaac Rudman and Alcedo Almanzar, supplied various of these pieces to Dana Roberts who then left them in the original envelopes. Attributions are not guaranteed but are likely to be accurate. 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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