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My favorite coin of the week: 6/9/15

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Mintage: 47,070,000


1891/1891 1C FS-301


Variety Diagnostics


Repunching on all digits of the date to the north.

VarietyPlus Cross Reference


NGC Label FS-301

VarietyPlus VP-002

Fivaz-Stanton (OLD) FS-010.87

Snow S-3


My 1891 is unattributed on it's NGC holder, but is a very scarce Snow-3 variety. There are only 6 in NGC's population report, and non graded higher than MS 63. This variety shows repunching on all digits of the date to the north. This coin is one of the more interesting and exciting Snow variety's for the year.




Interesting Events in 1891:

  • French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
  • 1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park
  • 8 year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumor spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews
  • Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia
  • Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds
  • 61°F, highest temp for July 1891, in Baltimore & Phila
  • 1st travelers checks issued (American Express)
  • Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
  • James Naismith creates the game of basketball - a sport to fill the season between football and baseball.
  • 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore
  • Edison patents motion picture camera
  • Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
  • The American Numismatic Association (ANA) was founded in Chicago.

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