2021 Gala Raffle

ANS Gala 2021
Thursday, January 14, 1:00 pm EST

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Join us this year for our 2021 Gala, where we will be hosting a raffle fundraiser for the first time. For more information and to purchase raffle tickets, visit the 2021 Gala page here. Individual supporters, as well as all patrons, benefactors, and their guests, will be entered into the raffle. Your contributions provide critical support for our programs. Thank you!


Raffle items are provided by the American Numismatic Society and our generous donors. We would like to thank the following, who generously donated items to the 2021 Gala Raffle:

Keith Barron
Michael Beall
Victor England, Eric McFadden, and A. Peter Weiss
Ute Wartenberg Kagan and Jonathan Kagan
Mary Lannin
Shanna Schmidt Numismatics Inc.
Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.


Raffle Items

The raffle will consist of 24 items, ranging in value from approximately $200$2000. A full list of all items will be published in the coming weeks. The following represents a selection of these and additional items, descriptions, and images are being updated weekly. To support the ANS by purchasing raffle tickets, see here. All individual supporters as well as patrons, benefactors, and their guests receive raffle tickets. More...



Athenian tetradrachm #1

This coin, with the goddess Athena on the obverse and the facing owl on the reverse, was the dollar of the ancient world.

Donated by Victor England, Eric McFadden, and A. Peter Weiss

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U.S. Uncirculated Carson City 1882 Morgan Silver Dollar, mint issue in individual GSA sale plastic holder

This Morgan dollar was struck at the fabled Carson City Mint with fresh silver from the famous Comstock Load, the largest silver hoard ever discovered in America. Representing only 1.84% of the E.PLURIBUS.UNUM 1882 of all Morgan dollars ever made, this 1882 GSA Carson City Mint Morgan dollar was part of the General Services Administration (GSA) sale held by the Treasury Department in the early 1970s.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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Rome, Ti. Vetturius, 137 B.C. AR Denarius

3.95g. 19mm. TI VE. Helmeted bust of Mars to right. Rv. Oath scene: two warriors extending swords to touch pig held by kneeling figure between them. CR 234/1. Syd. 527. Lightly toned. Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 101, 2000, lot 653

Donated by Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

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Fraunces Tavern Museum "Sons of the Revolution", Commemorative Bicentennial 1976 (proof) Medal

by Medallic Art Company. Platinum 1/2 Troy ounce. 25.8 mm. Obv. SONS OF THE REVOLUTION CENTENNIAL | STATE OF NEW YORK | FEBRUARY 22, 1976 Eagle holding medallion of a soldier Rev. FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM 1876-1976. Fraunces Tave.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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.82 cts cushion cut sapphire (deep blue)
This sapphire originates from the Rock Creek Sapphire Mine in Montana USA - owned by Potentate Mining LLC.  This sapphire weights precisely 0.82 carats and measures 5.30 x 5.30 mm in a Square Cushion Cut style.  As with most sapphire on the markets today this sapphire has been heat treated only to improve the clarity and color saturation.  The sapphire was cut and polished in Sri Lanka by one of the best commercial cutters in the industry. 

Donated by Keith Barron

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.97 cts cushion cut sapphire (green)
This sapphire originates from the Rock Creek Sapphire Mine in Montana USA - owned by Potentate Mining LLC.  This sapphire weights precisely 0.97 carats and measures 5.70 x 5.70 mm in a Square Cushion Cut style.  As with most sapphire on the markets today this sapphire has been heat treated only to improve the clarity and color saturation.   The sapphire was cut and polished in Sri Lanka by one fo the best commercial cutters in the industry. 

Donated by Keith Barron

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Signed copy of White Gold: Studies in Early Electrum Coinage

This award-winning book collects the most complete and current scholarship on the history of known examples of Archaic-period electrum coinage from Lydia and the Ionian Greeks with text, catalogues, & images. Signed by the editors.

American Numismatic Society

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Sestertius of Nero

Nero (AD 54-68). Sestertius, Rome, AD 65. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG G - ER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head r., wearing aegis / Roma seated l. on cuirass., holding Victory and a parazonium; in field, S - C; in ex. ROMA. RIC I.2 273

Donated by Michael Beall

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Athenian tetradrachm #2, slabbed

This coin, with the goddess Athena on the obverse and the facing owl on the reverse, was the dollar of the ancient world.

Donated by Michael Beall

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One Shilling & Sixpence Colonial Note of Connecticut (June 19, 1776) About Uncirculated

Only 9,000 of this denomination was printed nearly 250 years ago. Try to find another this nice!

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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Chaplains Medal (1920) by Laura Gardin Fraser

Awarded by the Protestant Church to all Chaplains serving in the Army or Navy during World War I; designed by Laura Gardin Fraser, the first woman to receive the Saltus Award.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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Bronze coin of Sardes; 2nd-1st century BCE. 
This is a bronze coin of Sardes, Lydia. The obverse shows the head of Dionysus, god of wine, facing right, and a panther, with broken spear in its mouth, on the reverse.  A wonderful specimen, is probably the best in existence.

Donated by Mary Lannin

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Medal for Jewish Orphanage on the Zwanenburgerstraat. 1865

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam. AR Medal, 139.04g (69mm). To celebrate the opening of the Jewish orphanage. Made by J. Elion. The façade of the building / Seated Caritas with 2 children; to r., shield with star of David and Hebrew script to left and right.

Donated by Shanna Schmidt Numismatics Inc..

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Count Luigi Brunacci Collection Sale Catalog

Original printed cream card covers titled in red and black. 26.5 cm.
P. & P. Santamaria (Rome) auction catalog for the coin collection of Count Luigi Brunacci and other collectors, February 24-28, 1958. Includes coins of the Roman Republic, Greek, Roman Empire, Byzantine, Italian, and foreign mint coins. One hundred and forty pages contain 1467 lot descriptions, and there are 30 plates. Includes valuations list. John Spring, in his Ancient Coin Auction Catalogues (2009), lists this sale under “Most important sales of struck Roman Republican coins.”

Duplicate of The Harry W. Bass Jr. Library of the ANS

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Centennial Exposition Exhibition Award Medal 

The official, large bronze medal from the 1876 Centennial Exposition.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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Enrico Caruso Gold Coin Collection Sale Catalog

Cream card covers titled in red and black. 28 cm. C. & E. Canessa (Naples) Auction catalog for the gold coin collection of Enrico Caruso, June 28, 1923, sold less than two years after the famed Italian grand opera tenor’s death in 1921 at age 48. One hundred and four pages contain 1458 lot descriptions, and there are 64 phototype plates, along with a fine portrait of Caruso. His gold collection was particularly strong in ancient and Italian coins, though the sale does include 36 lots of United States and pioneer gold coins, including several fractional California pieces. John Spring, in his Ancient Coin Auction Catalogues (2009), lists this sale under "Most important sales of Roman Imperial coins" and "Most important sales of Byzantine coins."

Duplicate of The Harry W. Bass Jr. Library of the ANS

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Portrait Plaque of Hippolyte Le Roy

This large-sized portrait plaque with the artist's signature was made by prominent Belgian sculptor and medallist Hippolyte Le Roy .

Donated by Ute Wartenberg and Jonathan Kagan

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Doremus & Nixon Merchant Token (1850-53), NYC, Uncirculated

Beautiful mid-19th century token from New York City.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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1871 United States 2-cent piece, Proof

Pleasing example of this rare coin, with only 960 struck.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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1908-O United States Barber Half Dollar, About Uncirculated

Nice large silver coin, and the penultimate year from the New Orleans Mint.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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1909-S Lincoln Cent, About Uncirculated

Semi-key date in one of the most-widely collected series in numismatics!

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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1936 Oregon Trail Commemorative Half Dollar, Uncirculated

Only 10,006 coins struck of this popular design by husband-wife sculptors, James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser, both winners of the Saltus Award.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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1900 Lafayette Commemorative dollar

The only dollar-sized classic commemorative coin, with only 36,026 coins struck.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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Katrina Trask plaquette (1907) by Victor D. Brenner

Portrait plaque of a great patron of the arts during the early 20th century.

Duplicate of the American Numismatic Society Collection

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