Rare Royal

See More About:    Balloon Pin        Celluloid Pin        Corona Light        

We offer Rare Royal shoppers a unique range of products from on all over the world. Unlike your traditional retailer, Antiques Valuations is an online auction website with most listings offering a unparalleled characteristic called "Buy It Now" option.

rare ROYAL CAULDON ENGLAND 375 gilt edge dish w bird  flowers H A Pausch
rare royal cauldon england 375 gilt edge dish w bird flowers h a pausch
$4.75
quality
Royal Doulton Red Haired Clown D5610 Rare Character Jug
royal doulton red haired clown d5610 rare character jug
$1,600.00
quality
Royal Doulton Pearly Girl Blue Jacket SMALL Character Jug Rare
royal doulton pearly girl blue jacket small character jug rare
$1,650.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton D5521 Granny Dark Brown Glaze Large Character Jug
rare royal doulton d5521 granny dark brown glaze large character jug
$2,800.00
quality
Royal Doulton Large Mephistopheles With A Verse Character Jug Very Rare D5757
royal doulton large mephistopheles with a verse character jug very rare d5757
$1,100.00
quality
Royal Doulton D6114 Cavalier With Goatee Extremely Rare Large Character Jug
royal doulton d6114 cavalier with goatee extremely rare large character jug
$1,800.00
quality
Hatless Drake Royal Doulton Character Jug D6115 Very Rare
hatless drake royal doulton character jug d6115 very rare
$1,800.00
quality
Clark Gable Extremely Rare Royal Doulton Character Jug D6709
clark gable extremely rare royal doulton character jug d6709
$3,500.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton Prototype Figurine Airman 5440 Never Went Into Production
rare royal doulton prototype figurine airman 5440 never went into production
$950.00
quality
RARE GILLETTE RAZOR AND BLADES ADVERTISEMENT ROYAL DOULTON GILLETTE ASH TRAY
rare gillette razor and blades advertisement royal doulton gillette ash tray
$99.99
quality
VTG Royal Copenhagen The Snowman 1985 In Box Collectible Christmas Rare
vtg royal copenhagen the snowman 1985 in box collectible christmas rare
$61.59
quality
VTG Royal Copenhagen Going Home For Christmas 1973 In Box Collectible Rare
vtg royal copenhagen going home for christmas 1973 in box collectible rare
$38.49
quality
CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE ROYAL STAFFORDSHIRE BURSLEM ENGLAND VINTAGE PLATE RARE
canadian mounted police royal staffordshire burslem england vintage plate rare
$29.99
quality
DOULTON BURSLEM Rare Antique BRITISH BIRDS Brown Transferware Cup
doulton burslem rare antique british birds brown transferware cup
$79.80
quality
Rare early Royal Doulton Large Hand Painted Vase
rare early royal doulton large hand painted vase
$105.00
quality
RARE Royal Doulton LITTLE JACK HORNER Figurine HN2063 England Boy Figure HN 2063
rare royal doulton little jack horner figurine hn2063 england boy figure hn 2063
$299.99
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN1896 Sairey Gamp Green dress 7 1 8 High 622
rare royal doulton hn1896 sairey gamp green dress 7 1 8 high 622
$1,995.00
quality
Rare and Wonderful Royal Doulton no name no number 7 H approximately 523
rare and wonderful royal doulton no name no number 7 h approximately 523
$1,495.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton Daisy HN1575 3 5 8 High serie child study 676
rare royal doulton daisy hn1575 3 5 8 high serie child study 676
$995.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN1753 Eleanore 7 2 8 High 699
rare royal doulton hn1753 eleanore 7 2 8 high 699
$2,500.00
quality
Rare Lovely Royal Doulton No name No number Golden Retriever Dogs 594
rare lovely royal doulton no name no number golden retriever dogs 594
$725.00
quality
Very Rare Royal Doulton HN1837 Mariquita 8 1 8 High 640
very rare royal doulton hn1837 mariquita 8 1 8 high 640
$1,995.00
quality
Very Rare Royal Doulton HN4855 Hannah pretty ladies 8 6 8 High app 593
very rare royal doulton hn4855 hannah pretty ladies 8 6 8 high app 593
$1,495.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN2344 Sweet  Twenties 1981 8 1 8 H 554
rare royal doulton hn2344 sweet twenties 1981 8 1 8 h 554
$225.00
quality
Very Rare Royal Doulton HN751 Shepherd 6 7 8 High 595
very rare royal doulton hn751 shepherd 6 7 8 high 595
$2,995.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN3820 Lillie Langtry 1995 8 half  High 597
rare royal doulton hn3820 lillie langtry 1995 8 half high 597
$295.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN2256 Twilight 1970 5 H 587
rare royal doulton hn2256 twilight 1970 5 h 587
$295.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton London Cry HN752  6 6 8 High 563
rare royal doulton london cry hn752 6 6 8 high 563
$1,295.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN1972 The Regency Beau 8 High 607
rare royal doulton hn1972 the regency beau 8 high 607
$995.00
quality
Rare Coll Royal Doulton No name No number M Picwick Toby Jug 4 3 8 High 539
rare coll royal doulton no name no number m picwick toby jug 4 3 8 high 539
$125.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN2385 Debbie 1968 5 5 8 H 598
rare royal doulton hn2385 debbie 1968 5 5 8 h 598
$95.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN4307 Christine 2001 8 2 8 H 681
rare royal doulton hn4307 christine 2001 8 2 8 h 681
$295.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN735 Shepherdess Handwritten 6 7 8 High 611
rare royal doulton hn735 shepherdess handwritten 6 7 8 high 611
$1,995.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN1813 Forget me Not 6 High 603
rare royal doulton hn1813 forget me not 6 high 603
$995.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN558 Sairey Gamp 7 1 8 High 621
rare royal doulton hn558 sairey gamp 7 1 8 high 621
$795.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN4215 Happy Birthday 2000 1999 8 half  H 696
rare royal doulton hn4215 happy birthday 2000 1999 8 half h 696
$125.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton Pyjams 5 H 568
rare royal doulton pyjams 5 h 568
$695.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton Winged angel on back HN656 The Mask 6 6 8 High 612
rare royal doulton winged angel on back hn656 the mask 6 6 8 high 612
$1,995.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton No name No number Mrs Camp Toby Jug 4 1 8 High 538
rare royal doulton no name no number mrs camp toby jug 4 1 8 high 538
$495.00
quality
royal doulton pearly girl arriet 325 inch small RARE toby jug mug maroon hat
royal doulton pearly girl arriet 325 inch small rare toby jug mug maroon hat
$1,000.00
quality
ANTIQUE ROYAL BAYREUTH FIGURAL LEMON MILK PITCHER BLUE MARK RARE
antique royal bayreuth figural lemon milk pitcher blue mark rare
$175.00
quality
HN1542 Royal Doulton Figurine Little Child So Rare and Sweet Style Two
hn1542 royal doulton figurine little child so rare and sweet style two
$349.00
quality
HN1939 Royal Doulton Figurine Windflower 11 Tall Rare 1940 Date Code
hn1939 royal doulton figurine windflower 11 tall rare 1940 date code
$895.00
quality
Very Rare Royal Doulton No name No number 7 5 8 High 641
very rare royal doulton no name no number 7 5 8 high 641
$2,995.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton Miniature M23 Polly Peachum 2 High 637
rare royal doulton miniature m23 polly peachum 2 high 637
$995.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton D6780 John Barleycorn Tankard 5 H 541
rare royal doulton d6780 john barleycorn tankard 5 h 541
$225.00
quality
Very Rare Royal Doulton HN3068 Les Saisons Automne Autumn 1985 573
very rare royal doulton hn3068 les saisons automne autumn 1985 573
$2,295.00
quality
Very Rare Royal Doulton Milady HN1970 6 3 8 High 675
very rare royal doulton milady hn1970 6 3 8 high 675
$995.00
quality
Rare Royal Doulton HN1973 The Corinthian 7 7 8 High 599
rare royal doulton hn1973 the corinthian 7 7 8 high 599
$995.00
quality
VERY RARE ROYAL DOULTON ENGLISH BULLDOG W TRINITY HAT  CIGAR 3 1941
very rare royal doulton english bulldog w trinity hat cigar 3 1941
$1,295.00
quality
ROYAL DOULTON OFFICER OF THE LINE HN2733 MINT MAGNIFICENT REG525 RARE
royal doulton officer of the line hn2733 mint magnificent reg525 rare
$265.05
quality
Fantastic Royal Doulton Sancho Panca Rare LARGE Size Character Mug 1956
fantastic royal doulton sancho panca rare large size character mug 1956
$70.00
quality
Rare Vintage Royal Doulton Light Brown Hare Lying HN2594 Hand Painted
rare vintage royal doulton light brown hare lying hn2594 hand painted
$69.99
quality
VERY RARE Royal Doulton Santa Toby Mug with Holly  Pine Handle Christmas D6794
very rare royal doulton santa toby mug with holly pine handle christmas d6794
$125.00
quality
Royal Doulton Figurine Margaret of Anjou Statue Rare
royal doulton figurine margaret of anjou statue rare
$200.00
quality
ROYAL DAULTON SHAKESPERE CHARACTER JUG FROM ENGLAND 75 TALL RARE
royal daulton shakespere character jug from england 75 tall rare
$49.99
quality
RARE VINTAGE LENWILE ARDALT KNIGHT FIGURINE OCCUPIED JAPAN CASTLE ROYAL TRUMPET
rare vintage lenwile ardalt knight figurine occupied japan castle royal trumpet
$49.95
quality
ANTIQUE VTG Royal Copenhagen 2927 2528 NAUTICAL Plate Denmark FOOTED PLATE RARE
antique vtg royal copenhagen 2927 2528 nautical plate denmark footed plate rare
$49.99
quality
Very Rare Royal Doulton Character Jug UGLY DUCHESS  Mint
very rare royal doulton character jug ugly duchess mint
$285.99
quality
RARE 2 DECORATIVE COLLECTIBLE ROYAL COPENHAGEN PLATES
rare 2 decorative collectible royal copenhagen plates
$82.17
quality
Rare Royal Doulton Seriesware Jug D 4077 Piping Down The Valleys Wild 1917 1920
rare royal doulton seriesware jug d 4077 piping down the valleys wild 1917 1920
$195.00
quality
Royal Doulton PAIR Figurines Sailors Holiday  Boatman circa 1971 RARE
royal doulton pair figurines sailors holiday boatman circa 1971 rare
$125.00
quality
RARE Royal Copenhagen Asian Dancing Figurine  405
rare royal copenhagen asian dancing figurine 405
$249.99
quality
RARE 1927 Christmas from Royal Copenhagen Ships Boy Tiller on Christmas Night
rare 1927 christmas from royal copenhagen ships boy tiller on christmas night
$356.25
quality
Rare Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge 1998 MINT 8 Inch Plate Disc 2006
rare royal doulton brambly hedge 1998 mint 8 inch plate disc 2006
$58.88
quality
Vintage 1946 Royal Doulton MARGARET England Lady Porcelain Figure RARE
vintage 1946 royal doulton margaret england lady porcelain figure rare
$175.00
quality
RARE Vtg Royal Doulton Tintern D5609 saucer with square space
rare vtg royal doulton tintern d5609 saucer with square space
$19.99
quality
VTG rare Royal Britannia Glasgow Scotland white earthenware ceramic basket
vtg rare royal britannia glasgow scotland white earthenware ceramic basket
$20.00
quality
STALKING TIGER Flambe Figurine by Royal Doulton HN1082 Red ULTRA RARE
stalking tiger flambe figurine by royal doulton hn1082 red ultra rare
$959.20
quality
RARE SIGNED ROYAL DOULTON TOBY JUG SMALL 35 FALSTAFF D6385
rare signed royal doulton toby jug small 35 falstaff d6385
$49.99
quality
VINTAGE BUNNYKINS WABASSO BATH TOWEL BUNNY FAMILY PLAYING ROYAL DOULTON RARE
vintage bunnykins wabasso bath towel bunny family playing royal doulton rare
$0.99
quality
rare royal doulton christmas morn hn1992
rare royal doulton christmas morn hn1992
$125.00
quality
rare royal doulton setter hn1056
rare royal doulton setter hn1056
$126.00
quality
rare royal doulton CECIL ALDIN CHARACTER DOG
rare royal doulton cecil aldin character dog
$75.00
quality
VINTAGE ROYAL CROWN TWO RABBITS RARE PORCELAIN FIGURINE MADE IN ENGLAND MINT
vintage royal crown two rabbits rare porcelain figurine made in england mint
$45.00
quality
Royal Copenhagen Oil Jug With Lid Aluminia Faience Pottery 1969 1974 Rare
royal copenhagen oil jug with lid aluminia faience pottery 1969 1974 rare
$130.00
quality
Royal Doulton Figurine Rare HN2378 Simone 1970
royal doulton figurine rare hn2378 simone 1970
$65.00
quality
Royal Doulton Bunnykins RARE FREEFALL Figurine DB41 New in Box
royal doulton bunnykins rare freefall figurine db41 new in box
$74.97
quality
ROYAL BAYREUTH Figural CHAMOIS Creamer Cream Pitcher RARE
royal bayreuth figural chamois creamer cream pitcher rare
$58.92
quality
LARGE RARE Royal Doulton Santa Toby Mug with Holly Pine Handle Christmas D6794
large rare royal doulton santa toby mug with holly pine handle christmas d6794
$40.00
quality
Royal Copenhagen BiCentenary Collectible Plates Set of 2 Vintage RARE
royal copenhagen bicentenary collectible plates set of 2 vintage rare
$49.99
quality
BUNNY FINGERS Pure Evil Royal Doulton RARE 1075 inch Limited Edition Plate
bunny fingers pure evil royal doulton rare 1075 inch limited edition plate
$74.99
quality
Rare Vintage Royal Doulton Tintern Egg Coddler D5609
rare vintage royal doulton tintern egg coddler d5609
$9.99
quality
Vintage Bunnykins Book Bank Royal Doulton Made England Ltd Complete Rare Figures
vintage bunnykins book bank royal doulton made england ltd complete rare figures
$14.99
quality
RARE 1957 Royal Copenhagen Nude Women with Water Pitcher 4359 Figurine 12 tall
rare 1957 royal copenhagen nude women with water pitcher 4359 figurine 12 tall
$750.00
quality
ANTIQUE ROYAL VIENNA STYLE RARE 14 STAFFRODSHIRE PORCELAIN VASE URN LADIES SCEN
antique royal vienna style rare 14 staffrodshire porcelain vase urn ladies scen
$125.00
quality
VERY RARE Royal Worcester Little Dancer Phoebe Stabler 1931
very rare royal worcester little dancer phoebe stabler 1931
$100.00
quality
Rare Beautiful Royal Copenhagen Swan 755 Vintage Mint Ready to ship
rare beautiful royal copenhagen swan 755 vintage mint ready to ship
$70.00
quality
Crystal Seashell Compote Candy Dish Royal Copenhagen Large Art Glass RARE
crystal seashell compote candy dish royal copenhagen large art glass rare
$67.50
quality
ROYAL WORCESTER CHILD FIGURINE THE PARAKEET 3087 MINT RARE COLORS 7
royal worcester child figurine the parakeet 3087 mint rare colors 7
$259.99
quality
Antique ROYAL DOULTON White Porcelain Basket COLORFUL PORCELAIN FLOWERS Rare
antique royal doulton white porcelain basket colorful porcelain flowers rare
$19.50
quality
Rare Royal Doulton Porcelain Figurine Standing Beefeater 1924 1938 7 3 4H
rare royal doulton porcelain figurine standing beefeater 1924 1938 7 3 4h
$1,999.00
quality
Royal doulton jug RARE Happy Marriage frown and smiley face
royal doulton jug rare happy marriage frown and smiley face
$299.00
quality

Rare Orig WW1 RFC Royal Flying Corps Pilot Wings 3 5 8 th inch J A GAUNT London
rare orig ww1 rfc royal flying corps pilot wings 3 5 8 th inch j a gaunt london
$99.00
quality
RARE Antique Personal Cards Book w 42 Calling Cards 1930s Royal Centre High In
rare antique personal cards book w 42 calling cards 1930s royal centre high in
$44.99
quality
RARE VINTAGE ROYAL DOULTON SMILING VISAGE 10 3 8 COUNTRY SAYINGS PLATE 1931 32
rare vintage royal doulton smiling visage 10 3 8 country sayings plate 1931 32
$84.68
quality
Vintage Very Rare Royal Liquid Metal Polish Adv Litho Tin CanENGLAND
vintage very rare royal liquid metal polish adv litho tin canengland
$150.00
quality
Rare Expo 86 Pin For the Royal Visit Prince Charles and Diana Opening Ceremny
rare expo 86 pin for the royal visit prince charles and diana opening ceremny
$25.99
quality
TWA Royal Ambassador First Class Service Wine Glass and Menu RARE ITEMS
twa royal ambassador first class service wine glass and menu rare items
$99.95
quality
Pair Old 1981 Pink Panther Mug Rare Peekaboo 3D Handpainted Royal Orleans Cup
pair old 1981 pink panther mug rare peekaboo 3d handpainted royal orleans cup
$50.00
quality
NIB Royal Christmas Blown Glass Lighthouse Ornament St Simons GA Rare
nib royal christmas blown glass lighthouse ornament st simons ga rare
$24.99
quality
NIB Royal Christmas Blown Glass Lighthouse Ornament Cape Hatteras NC Rare
nib royal christmas blown glass lighthouse ornament cape hatteras nc rare
$24.99
quality
NIB Royal Christmas Blown Glass Lighthouse Ornament Thomas Point MD Rare
nib royal christmas blown glass lighthouse ornament thomas point md rare
$24.99
quality
Zenith Royal Six Clock Tube Radio 1950s Model A624G VERY RARE
zenith royal six clock tube radio 1950s model a624g very rare
$69.99
quality
RARE Vintage Royal Arcanum VMC 1105 Victory Silver Belt Buckle
rare vintage royal arcanum vmc 1105 victory silver belt buckle
$39.95
quality
Rare Royal Copenhagen Figurine Inuit Greenlander Sitting No 2413 Karl
rare royal copenhagen figurine inuit greenlander sitting no 2413 karl
$26.95
quality
Royal Doulton Veronica RaNo 773349 Bone China Signed RARE Made in England
royal doulton veronica rano 773349 bone china signed rare made in england
$149.95
quality
NEW VINTAGE RARE LENOX LARGE ROYAL ELEPHANT VASE JEWELED FIGURINE BEAUTIFUL
new vintage rare lenox large royal elephant vase jeweled figurine beautiful
$36.99
quality
RARE Monticello Florida Coca Cola Bottling Co ACL Royal Palm Soda Bottle Fla KS
rare monticello florida coca cola bottling co acl royal palm soda bottle fla ks
$45.00
quality
RARE Royal Doulton 1934 1950 D5437 Floral Pattern S 1025 Great Plate
rare royal doulton 1934 1950 d5437 floral pattern s 1025 great plate
$24.00
quality
RARE ROYAL DOULTON 60TH ANNIVERSARY BUNNYKINS DB137 RABBIT FIGURINE SCULPTURE 93
rare royal doulton 60th anniversary bunnykins db137 rabbit figurine sculpture 93
$24.99
quality
Queens Diamond Jubilee 20 ROYAL Commemorative Note RARE Ltd Edition Pack
queens diamond jubilee 20 royal commemorative note rare ltd edition pack
$40.04
quality
pacific line of royal rare postcard of  boat mail steamersbrasilfalklandsva
pacific line of royal rare postcard of boat mail steamersbrasilfalklandsva
$599.99
quality
Huge Lot Of Card Magic Tricks Rare New And Unopened + Royal Road Book
huge lot of card magic tricks rare new and unopened + royal road book
$275.00
quality
Royal Doulton Antique BLUE CHILDREN 55 Vase 19th Century RARE SHAPE
royal doulton antique blue children 55 vase 19th century rare shape
$884.73
quality
Royal doulton figurines 2 beautiful ladies that accent each other 1 maybe Rare
royal doulton figurines 2 beautiful ladies that accent each other 1 maybe rare
$105.99
quality
Royal Doulton Character Dog Foxhound Hound Running HN2510 Rare
royal doulton character dog foxhound hound running hn2510 rare
$125.00
quality
Very Rare Royal Doulton Bull Terrier Dog Style Two HN 2511
very rare royal doulton bull terrier dog style two hn 2511
$124.99
quality
Very Rare Royal Doulton Bull Terrier Dog Style One HN 1100
very rare royal doulton bull terrier dog style one hn 1100
$124.99
quality
NEW RARE ROYAL DOULTON THE OLD BALLOON SELLER 7 FIGURE HN1315 MADE IN ENGLAND
new rare royal doulton the old balloon seller 7 figure hn1315 made in england
$49.99
quality
NEW RARE ROYAL DOULTON ROBIN HOOD 8 FIGURE 1984 MADE IN ENGLAND HN 2773
new rare royal doulton robin hood 8 figure 1984 made in england hn 2773
$49.99
quality

Didn"t find what your looking for? Search our real time inventory below...

Rare Royal

See More About:    Chevrolet Malibu        Cap Badge        Wood Sign        
Michael Flatley rare performance Royal Variety Show

Politics and rare coins might not seem to go together, but they are linked throughout the history of the United States. From the first coins of the 1650s to the change you carry in your pocket today, political influence has been a significant part of United States coinage.

The first coins struck in what is now the United States were minted in 1652, more than a century before the "United States" existed. The Massachusetts Bay Colony struck silver coins from 1652 through about 1682, yet all but one of the denominations always carried the date 1652 regardless of the actual year of issue. Why? Politics. Since the coins were minted openly, there was real intent to fool the British Crown into believing that all of coinage in circulation was actually minted in 1652, when there was no monarchy. Instead, it was probably a courtesy. The colonists were saying: "We're going to continue to mint our own coins while not appearing to flagrantly ignore your edicts."

In 1665, after receiving a book of laws from the colonists, the King's Commissioners requested that a number of laws be changed or repealed. Among them was the following: ". . .title money, the law about a mint house, etc., be repealed, for coining is a royal prerogative, for the usurping of which yet act of indemnity is only a salvo."

Salvo? More like a salvation, as the coins were desperately needed in the colonies. It was time when wampum, musket bullets, and counterfeit foreign coins were used as money alongside the few legitimate coins that were available. The colonists ignored the request of the Crown, evidently without penalty.

The Civil War of 1861-65 presented tremendous problems for circulating coinage.

The silver half dime was one of the many denominations that wasn't circulating, and the five-cent fractional currency was considered to be a poor substitute. A solution to the problem was a coin of a new metal, and coins struck in nickel were introduced.

Nickel is impractical for coin production, as its hardness is conducive to laminations, die breaks, poor strikes, and many other problems. When James Pollock, director of the Mint in 1865, proposed a new nickel alloy for coinage, he was under the influence of political pressure. His personal preference was for coins made of French bronze, but nickel magnate Joseph Wharton had many friends in Congress, and the new nickel alloy won out. Nickel had been used in the copper-nickel cents of 1856-64, but the demand or nickel became unprecedented with the introduction of the three cent nickel (1865) and the five cent nickel (1866).

Nickel coins are still struck today, of course, and many of the problems are just as prevalent. Try putting together a set of problem-free Jefferson nickels, let alone such series as Buffalo nickels or Shield nickels.

The political clout of the followers of the late Anthony Comstock led to a significant change in our coinage in 1917. Hermon MacNeil's magnificent Standing Liberty quarter design, first introduced in 1916, was beautiful and popular. It was also scandalous, at least to the highly vocal Society for the Suppression of Vice. Treasury Secretary William McAdoo was bombarded with complaints about Miss Liberty's partial nudity, and in mid-1917 the design was modified to cover the lady. It is often argued that there were other reasons for the change, such as 1) the type one coins wouldn't stack, or 2) the chain mail placed on Miss Liberty was a symbol of war, or 3) it was done so the coin would strike up better. Argument #3 is totally invalid, as the type one Standing Liberty quarter is consistently far superior in strike to the type two. The other two arguments have a degree of credibility based on surviving documents, but the most important reason for the change was almost assuredly a case of "comstockery" as the prudery was labeled by prominent writers of the era.

While the incidents of coins mixing with politics mentioned above are famous ones, perhaps no other case can quite compare to the Morgan dollar. The Mint Act of 1873 abolished this denomination, along with the other issues such as the three-cent silver and the half dime. By 1878 the silver dollar was back as the result of extreme political pressure from the silver interests, such as the owners of the gigantic Comstock Lode, a monumental silver mine in Nevada. Overriding a presidential veto, the Bland-Allison Act of February 28, 1878 provided that the government would purchase $2 million to $4 million in domestic silver for coinage into silver dollars. It took less than two weeks for the new design to be approved, the dies made, and the first proofs struck.

The Sherman Silver Purchase Act set the amount of silver to be purchased monthly at an exact figure-187 tons per month. When the act was repealed in 1893, the mine owners were rich and the Treasury vaults were overflowing with unneeded silver dollars. It wasn't until 1898 that legislation provided for the disposal of the remaining silver through continued silver dollar mintage. In 1904, the silver finally ran out in 1893, the mine owners were rich and the Treasury vaults were overflowing with unneeded silver dollars. It wasn't until 1898 that legislation provided for the disposal of the remaining silver through continued silver dollar mintage. In 1904, the silver finally ran out, and Morgan dollar production ended for 17 years.

The story of the Morgan dollar was nearly finished-but not quite. In 1918 the Pittman Act was instituted, which required the melting of up to 350,000,000 silver dollars. A little over a quarter of a billion-that's right, billion-were actually melted, but political pressure caused another weird scenario. The silver lobby persuaded Congress to include a clause that domestic silver be purchased to replace the silver dollars lost in the melting. What was this silver used for? Starting in 1921, it was used to mint silver dollars!

Coins and politics. Politics and coins. After nearly 350 years, they are still inextricably entwined, an integral part of our past and an inevitable part of our future.

The three-cent nickel: the alloy won out over silver

About the Author

Here"s a list of other products on Antiques Valuations, come check these out:

See More About:    National State        Light Candle        Skyy Vodka        

Other Items People View After These Listings About