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General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany
Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer
Reverse engraved "Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav.
Date/Period: Circa 1864


General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., entire view

Measurement: Custer Medal: 3.5" x 1.125"; Custer Monument Badge: 5.25" x 1.75”;
GAR Medal: 3.25" x 1.75"

Additional Information: Unique gold and blue enamel badge designed by General
Custer in camp [Virginia], 1864 and produced by Tiffany & Co. to his exact
specifications. Custer’s original drawing is found among Custer family affects at the
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana. The only recipients of these
medals were directly commissioned to Tiffany of New York by George Armstrong
Custer. Medal is composed of star with “6” representing 6th Michigan Cavalry above
Maltese cross with “CUSTER” emblazoned “TUEBOR” at the bottom from state seal of
Michigan meaning “I Will Defend.” Reverse is engraved “Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich.
Cav.” suspended from gold crossed sabers on gold ribbon. It would be most interesting
to ascertain why Custer made Capt. Henshaw a recipient of his valor medal, but like the
few other recipients, only two are the citations known.

Capt. Albert T. Henshaw (1835-1913) enlisted on 9/2/1862 at Bowne, Michigan as a
1st Sergeant. He was promoted to lieutenant in May 1863 and to captain July 1, 1864.
He mustered out in July 1865 while fighting Indians as part of Michigan cavalry brigade
in Montana. After his service, Albert worked as a carpenter in Grand Rapids where he
was a member of Custer Post #5 of the GAR.
The lot includes:
Grand Army of the Republic Veteran's Medal. These were presented shortly after the
Civil War. 5-Point star shape with representation of reconciliation of soldiers on obverse,
army corps badges on reverse. Bronze. Attached to an American flag patterned ribbon.
No pin at top.

Custer Monument 1910 Pinback Button with Gold-Colored Ribbon, June 4, 1910,
Monroe, Michigan, 1.5" diameter (button), 2" x 3.5" (ribbon). This pinback with a profile
of George Armstrong Custer and the dates "1839-1876" was used to commemorate the
unveiling of the Custer Monument at Monroe, Michigan. The button is very good with
foxing and wear. The ribbon is good with typical fraying and fabric losses.

$25,500.00

1310-142


General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., entire view

General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., back view

General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., back detail

General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., entire view

General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., detail view

General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., back view

General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., back detail

General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., entire view

General George Custer Gold & Enamel Valor Medal by Tiffany Designed by Brigadier General George A. Custer Reverse engraved ''Capt. Henshaw / 6th Mich. Cav., back view



Silver Bar Cent Facsimile, only 12 Struck, Obverse: USA in Monogram, Reverse: Series of Bars
One of the Original Strikes
Date/Period: Circa 1862


Silver Bar Cent Facsimile, only 12 Struck, Obverse: USA in Monogram, Reverse: Series of Bars One of the Original Strikes, entire view 1

Measurement:24mm, 5.9 grams, plain edge

Material: Silver

Musante Number: JAB2

Additional Information: The Bar cent facsimile was John Adams Bolen’s first attempt
at copying a rare American coin. They first appeared in New York about 1785; original
specimens by George Wyon III. The obverse with 13 bars representing the original 13
colonies was patterned after the buttons of the Continental Army uniform. The copies
feature the “S passing over, instead of under, the A”. For additional information see The
Medallic Work of John Adams Bolen Die Sinker & c.
by Neil E. Musante, pp. 50 to 53.

A copy of the book and a letter by Neil Musante will accompany the bar cent. stating
that he believed the piece to be authentic. Musante states: “I have spent a bit of time
studying it and believe it to be one of the 12 silver copies, stuck from Bolen’s dies by
George Hampden Lovett to the order of W. Elliot Woodward in 1862”.

$4,200.00

849-116


Silver Bar Cent Facsimile, only 12 Struck, Obverse: USA in Monogram, Reverse: Series of Bars One of the Original Strikes, entire view 2



Washington Institute Coat Button, Portrait Bust of George Washington
Date/Period: 1824-1827


Washington Institute Coat Button, Portrait Bust of George Washington, entire view

Measurement: 18mm

Material: Gilt brass

Condition: Very Good

Additional Information: Legend “Washington institute” encircling portrait bust of
George Washington. Back mark: L . H & SCOVILL / EXTRA. The location of
Washington Institute is believed to have been in New York City, and to have been in
existence as early as 1827 and as late as 1853.

$1,250.00

1306-20


Washington Institute Coat Button, Portrait Bust of George Washington, back view



Marquis De Lafayette Medallion Button, LH & Scovill, Albert PC 31-B1
Date/Period: 1824


Marquis De Lafayette Medallion Button, LH & Scovill, Albert PC 31-B1, entire view

Measurement: 20mm

Material: Brass

Condition: Good

Additional Information: Original one-piece flat button commemorating Lafayette’s
1824-1825 visit to the United States. Featuring a left-facing relief portrait of Lafayette
designed by famous early portrait engraver Charles Cushing Wright. Sturdy brass
shank. Back mark: "L H & SCOVILL EXTRA”. See Record of American Uniform and
Historic Buttons
– Bicentennial Edition, Alphaeus Albert, pg. 414, PC 31, B1.

$1,350.00

1306-23


Marquis De Lafayette Medallion Button, LH & Scovill, Albert PC 31-B1, back view



Marquis De Lafayette Medallion Button, LH & Scovill, Albert PC 31-B1
Date/Period: 1824


Marquis De Lafayette Medallion Button, LH & Scovill, Albert PC 31-B1, entire view

Measurement: 20mm

Material: Brass

Condition: Dark patina, worn, soft light pitting to front when viewed with magnification.

Additional Information: Original one-piece flat button commemorating Lafayette’s
1824-1825 visit to the United States. Featuring a left-facing relief portrait of Lafayette
designed by famous early portrait engraver Charles Cushing Wright. Sturdy brass
shank. Back mark: "L H & SCOVILL EXTRA”. See Record of American Uniform and
Historic Buttons
– Bicentennial Edition, Alphaeus Albert, pg. 414, PC 31, B1.

$1,250.00

1306-22


Marquis De Lafayette Medallion Button, LH & Scovill, Albert PC 31-B1, back view



Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Alexander Gifford, 1815


Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, side 1

Obverse – crossed quills and open book variety. Says “The Gift of Franklin”. Reverse –
Says “Adjudged by the School Committee as a Reward of Merit to – then engraved “To
Alexan Gifford”. Ex John Ford. Ex New Netherlands Coin Company with their
holder. Circa 1793 to 1830. 35mm, nearly mint state, holed for suspension.
Name and date published chronologically within document titled FRANKLIN MEDAL
SCHOLARS published by the City of Boston, 1861.


Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, side 2

Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, document 1

Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, document 2

Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, document 3

$2,850.00

849-101




George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 46 C, 1 Piece Raised Rim
Back mark: “SUPEROR” with stars
Date/Period: 1830s [Albert states “Jacksonian”]


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 46 C, 1 Piece Raised Rim Back mark: “SUPEROR” with stars, entire view

Measurement: Diameter: .375"

Material: Brass

Condition: Very Fine

Additional Information: Bust of Washington with raised rim. See Record of American
Uniform and Historic Buttons
– Bicentennial Edition, Alphaeus Albert, pg. 415, PC 46 C.

$395.00

1306-21


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 46 C, 1 Piece Raised Rim Back mark: “SUPEROR” with stars, back view



George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 48
Date/Period: 1840s


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 48, entire view

Measurement: 14mm

Material: Brass

Condition: Very Fine

Additional Information: Bust of Washington on raised panel. See Record of American
Uniform and Historic Buttons
– Bicentennial Edition by Alphaeus Albert, pp. 415, 416,
PC 48.

$395.00

1306-19


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 48, back view



George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 52
Date/Period: 1860s


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 52, entire view

Measurement: 18mm

Material: Brass

Condition: Very Fine

Additional Information: Bust of Washington facing left, “1776” below
See Record of American Uniform and Historic Buttons – Bicentennial Edition by
Alphaeus Albert, page 416, PC 52.

$350.00

1306-18


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 52, back view



1930 Gold Golf Award Medal, Vice President’s Cup
Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland, Massachusetts


1930 Gold Golf Award Medal, Vice President’s Cup
Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland, Massachusetts, side 1 view

14K gold, (Diameter: 1.125")
The presentation ares vacant


1930 Gold Golf Award Medal, Vice President’s Cup
Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland, Massachusetts, side 2 view

$975.00

849-93




1739 Admiral Vernon, Portobello Medal w/ Multiple Portraits
Struck in the 1740s by Edward Pinchbeck, Choice Very Fine, Rarity-6, 37mm.
Admiral Vernon took Porto Bello with 6 ships, 22 November 1739


1739 Admiral Vernon, Portobello Medal w/ Multiple Portraits
Struck in the 1740s by Edward Pinchbeck, Choice Very Fine, Rarity-6, 37mm. 
Admiral Vernon took Porto Bello with 6 ships, 22 November 1739, side 1

Obverse shows Admiral Vernon and Commodore Brown, his second in command. This
is one of the multi-portrait Vernon medals. At the edge: ADMIRAL VERNON AND
COMODORE BROWN.
Reverse shows six ships and fort, edge with: WHO TOOK
PORTOBELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY.
At the bottom: NOV 22 1739.
The Adams-Chao number is PBvb 12T; Betts NUMBER 162, and the McCormick-
Goodhart number is 158. A “6” rarity; 17-32 examples known in this variety.


1739 Admiral Vernon, Portobello Medal w/ Multiple Portraits
Struck in the 1740s by Edward Pinchbeck, Choice Very Fine, Rarity-6, 37mm. 
Admiral Vernon took Porto Bello with 6 ships, 22 November 1739, side 2

$575.00

849-91





MEDALLIC WASHINGTON NUMISMATIC COLLECTION ISSUED IN
COMMEMORATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

We currently have a choice selection of Medallic Washington Portraits



Inaugural Button, George Washington, 1789, LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT, Albert 11A
Extremely Fine Condition, Golden Patina, Hard Smooth Surfaces


 Inagural Button, George Washington, 1789, Long LIve the President

Long Live the President-GW within recessed oval, the variety with narrow spacing between G
and W. 34mm diameter (1.33858-inches)


 Inagural Button, George Washington, 1789, Long LIve the President back_

$5,100.00

849-82




Medals, Naval, Badge, GAR, Medal, Military Order of the Carabao Swagger Stick, with Photographs of Distinguished Owner Rear Admiral Walter Selywn Crosley (Served 1893-1935)
Born at East Jaffrey, New Hampshire 1871
Graduated from US Naval Academy 1893
Distinguished War record
Other information available


Medals, Naval, Badge, GAR, Medal, Military Order of the Carabao

Lot Once Owned By Rear Admiral Walter S. Crosley

Counterclockwise from top:
Naval Medals, Miniature
Of Rear Admiral Walter S. Crosley
- SOLD
Includes Navy Cross West Indies Naval Campaign Medal (Sampson Medal), Spanish Campaign Medal, Philippine Campaign Medal, Haiti Campaign Medal, Dominican Republic Campaign Medal, World War I Victory Medal with Bronze Star, Order of Wen-Hu 2nd Class, pin back, Ribbon of Victory Medal shows age.
536-25

Medal, Military Order of the Carabao - SOLD
Early Military Order of the Carabao Medal with Gilt Carabao, Numbered, Marked "B. B. & Co. / PHILA. / BRONZE", on Hanger.
536-27

Swagger Stick, Rosewood with pewter pommel
Admiral Walter S. Crosley's
Engraved W.S.C

(24-inches.)
$465
536-28

Badge, Grand Army of the Republic
GAR National Officer's Badge
Circa 1886 (+/-)

American Flag and Buff Ribbon Border of National Officer, Clasp with Silver Eagle of Present Officer.
$335
536-26




John C. Freemont Campaign Token, Certified 1856


John C. Freemont Campaign Token, Certified
1856, in case view

DEWITT-JF-1856-14 [NGC MS65] Brass, 22mm
Inscription to left, J.C. FREMONT. /BORN.; to right, JAN.21. /1813/, civilian bust of
Fremont to left. Inscription above, OUR COUNTRY and thirteen stars incircle eagle with
wings perched on globe of the world: reeded edge.


John C. Freemont Campaign Token, Certified
1856, in case back view

John C. Freemont Campaign Token, Certified
1856, coin detail front

John C. Freemont Campaign Token, Certified
1856, coin detail back

$485.00

849-97




1873 Sons of Portsmouth, Commemorative Ribbon, Silk, Boston


1873 Sons of Portsmouth, Commemorative Ribbon, Silk, Boston, entire view

1873 reunion of Portsmouth, NH, natives who resided in Boston. The reunion was part of Portsmouth's
250th anniversary celebration. Black printing on white silk: "SONS OF / PORTSMOUTH / BOSTON / 1853 -
Return - 1873", with city seals of Portsmouth and Boston. Vertical rectangle.
Dimensions: H-8.5 W-2.7 inches.

$265.00

110-905




1864 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign and Civil War Token
DeWitt #AL1864-60. Fuld, Patriotic Civil War Token, #127/201a. Copper, rarity 4


 Token,-A-Lincoln-Presidential-Campaign_side-1

Obverse Lincoln bust, reverse Shield, “Our Union”. Extremely fine condition, however, weakly struck.

 Token,-A-Lincoln-Presidential-Campaign_side-2

$225.00

849-73




Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh


Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh, entire view

Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh, detail view 1

Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh, detail view 2

Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh, detail view 3

$425.00

849-94




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