Lot 1284: British Historical Medals from Various Properties

Dix Noonan Webb

March 14, 2018
London, United Kingdom

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Description: BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS, Death of Thomas Coats, 1883, a copper medal by N. McPhail, bust left, rev. view of Paisley Observatory, 49mm (BHM 3147; E 1698; Brodie 388; cf. DNW M12, 240). Extremely fine and very rare

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Notes: Thomas Coats (1809-83) ran one of the largest thread manufacturing companies in the world. His home town of Paisley enjoyed the benefits of his wealth and generosity, including the establishment of the Observatory in 1882. His collection of coins and medals, which formed the basis of Edward Burns’ Coinage of Scotland, was presented to the Hunterian Museum by the Coats family in 1921
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Coins & Historical Medals - Day 2

Dix Noonan Webb
March 14, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom