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Norse American Centennial

CNG 87, Lot: 2048. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $25000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNITED STATES. AV Medal (24mm, 15.62 g, 12h). Norse American Centennial. Philadelphia mint; James Earle Fraser, designer. Triply-dated 1000, 1825, and 1925. NORSE AMERICAN CENTENNIAL, Norse soldier standing slightly left, wearing horned helmet and holding sword and round shield; in background, Viking longship under sail right on sea; 1825 1925 across upper field / AUTHORIZED BY/CONGRESS OF THE/UNITED STATES/OF AMERICA, Viking longship under sail right on sea; OPUS/FRASIER in two lines to left; A · D · 1000 in exergue. Proof, matte surfaces. Extremely rare. Original mintage of 100, with 53 melted.

From the Clarence & Helen Zaar Maritime Collection.