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    Ayer's Cathartic Pills advertising brass disc. Long Arrows variety, XF. This is the embossed metal advertising insert that John Gault produced for his customers, that was sandwiched with a stamp and a mica disc to produce this emergency coinage issue. Massachusetts proprietary medicine vendor J.C. Ayer ordered several different types of advertising inserts from Gault, this one no doubt comes from an encased stamp that was pried open to retrieve its stamp for postal purposes long after the change shortage was alleviated. (PCGS# 661406)

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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2000
    16th-17th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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