A truly historic opportunity for the purveyor of museum pieces! This bright, lustrous Seated Liberty Half was struck from silver recovered from the Winthrop Masonic House in Boston!


It was engraved with tremendous skill. The obverse displays “Jos. H. Clapp” in the left field with “Boston Encampment” in the right field.


The reverse states “Taken from the Ruins of Masonic Temple April 6th, 1864.”


These coins are so rare the vast majority of collectors have never heard of one! The Boston Masonic Temple, known as Winthrop House after the distinguished old Boston family, was destroyed by fire in April 1864.


It wasn’t until the February 1993 edition of The Numismatist magazine that light was shed on these fabulous pieces, of which literally only a few are known!


The silver was pulled from the six-story structure that was built in 1845 and taken straight to the Philadelphia Mint for striking!

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1864 P 50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar (Struck from Masonic Silver) PCGS AU58


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