HORNREICH COLLECTION: Medallic History of Christopher Columbus and the World's Columbian Exposition
Columbus Brass Hinged Coin "Box"





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States Chicago, IL 1892
Design Description: Columbus Brass Hinged Coin "Box" Beard Columbus Metal Coin Holder
Item Description: Brass So Called Dollar Size 1892 Eglit-132A, HK-237E (Obv) Columbus Brass Hinged Coin Box
Full Grade: Raw MS 65
Owner: Spencer Collection

Owner Comments:

Medal Coin "Box", 1892, BR, WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION COLUMBUS BRASS COIN "BOX", with Hinged Lid, Eglit-132A. Obverse of HK-237E (Rarity-7). Not Encapsulated. Designed to look like a stack of fifteen reeded edge coins, the hinged top opens to reveal a hollow container that originally contained Exposition medals, Eglit-118 to 131, et seq. These are rarely found in as nice condition as this one, with working, hinged lid. Cf. Goldberg Auction 75, Lot 1922, which realized $265.00 for a ten reeded edge size "Box", this example being even more rare. From the Don Niemi Collection of World's Columbian Exposition Medals and So Called Dollars.

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