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    1818 Washington Market
    Chowder Club Medal, MS62

    Baker-338A, Musante GW-97
    Four Known in Silver

    The Finer of Two in Private Hands

    1818 Washington Market Chowder Club Medal, Baker-338A, Musante GW-97, Silver MS62 NGC. 23.4mm. Only four examples of the Washington Market Chowder Club medal are known in silver, two of which are permanently housed in the American Numismatic Society Collection and the Massachusetts Historical Society. The two in private hands include the W├╝rtzbach, Brand (journal #92002:321), Brand estate, Norweb example (AU) and this piece, which is ex: Boyd-Ford. A single example exists in gold and is also included in the sale. We encourage bidders to refer to that lot for a more fulsome overview of the Washington Market Chowder Club and its medals.

    This silver representative is typically struck with the crude devices showing softness at the centers. The W at the central reverse is notably weak, though it remains legible. Just above it is a hashmark scratched into the surface of medal. The same mark appears on the Norweb example and is believed to be some sort of centering device. Gunmetal and golden-olive patina around the raised elements complements silver-gray toning overall. A strong rim encircles each side, and marks are minimal. This is an excellent opportunity for collectors.
    Ex: F.C.C. Boyd; Boyd Estate (3/27/1959); John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part II (Stack's 5/2004), lot 217; Donald G. Partrick.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    22nd-25th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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