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San Francisco. Shreve & Co. Copper Frame for 10-Coin 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition Commemorative

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins - Commemoratives Start Price:4,000.00 USD Estimated At:12,000.00 - 0.00 USD
San Francisco. Shreve & Co. Copper Frame for 10-Coin 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition Commemorative
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7,750.00USDto R****u+ (1,356.25) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Sep 15 @ 21:33UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Frame: Deep golden-brown throughout, EF or so for overall appearance and soundness. Back: The black leather-like insert features an intact loop for hanging and an intact easel-stand with pull-ribbon attached; we note a tatterdemalion appearance at the two upper corners. Inserts: The deep gold lettering is bold on the embossed rich purple – the color of kings --ribbon at the top of the insert, and the insert board itself is rich and deep royal blue. Only the insert cards describing each issue, half dollar, gold dollar, quarter eagle, and two styles of $50 gold have faded some. Depressions in the insert would hold an obverse and reverse of each of the five commemorative issues struck, or put another way, an outpouring of $208 face value plus handling, etc., was necessary to buy the complete set at the Exposition! That was a steep investment in those days, which of course is the reason so few 10-coin sets were sold and so few 10-coin holders from Shreve & Co. were produced or remain today. Of the approximately 6 known 10-coin sets currently held by collectors, it is reasonable to assume many were bought piecemeal and assembled as fortune allowed until the set was complete, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that –in fact, we encourage it.

The attractive and historical frame offered here will allow another advanced collector an opportunity to house an established 10-coin set in its historically important home, or perhaps tempt a collector with a five-piece Panama-Pacific commemorative set to go for the gold and acquire five additional coins! Here is an opportunity that will grab more than one collector’s attention, and rightfully so – this is the “King” of Panama-Pacific Exposition related ephemera, bar none.