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Coins & Currency Incl. JFK Commemoratives, Dealers' Lot of 130+ Pcs, Balance of the Hoskins Estate

A sizable collection of silver coins, currency, bronze medals, and miscellany including a large assortment commemorating 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963). This dealers' lot contains 130+ pieces. Expected wear including light surface wear and tarnish, else very good. Provenance: From the collection of Ron Hoskins, assassinologist.


Numbering approximately 15 pieces, paper bills represent the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, the Philippines, and currency issued by "The Japanese Government." Highlights include an 1899 U.S. One Dollar Bill, an 1923 U.S. One Dollar Bill, and an 1935 U.S. Hawaii One Dollar bill with World War II brown seal.


Items relating to John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, and Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. comprise over two-thirds of the lot (94 pieces). Some of these include:

- A binder with coin pocketed sleeves containing 50+ JFK half dollar coins, medals, and honor medallions.

- "A Nation Mourns" International Numismatic Agency set of two commemorative JFK medals in a protective clamshell case. Residue of an old rubber band stuck on the gilt-stamped exterior of the case.

- John F. Kennedy, Jr. $5 legal tender coin in a commemorative sleeve.

Other coins and medals relate to: JFK's World War II command of the "PT-109"; JFK's inauguration; the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion; JFK's assassination; Lee Harvey Oswald's shooting death; the Sixth Floor Museum of Dealey Plaza; the Special Olympics; the "U.S.S. John F. Kennedy CV-67"; and German language medals. Of especial interest are a handful of JFK half dollars from the 1970s modified in the "hobo" style, with added facial hair and other graffiti; as well as a very unusual JFK half dollar coin which has been pierced to recreate the bullet trajectory of JFK's head injury, and machine-tooled in part "JFK Blown Away" at center. Provenance: the collector's eBay paperwork from January 2019 is included for this last piece.

Coins, Medals & Miscellany

Pieces in this category include: a limited certified edition display, #584, of "The Coins of Frank Gasparro, Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, 1965-1981," the Plexiglas cover measuring 8" x 10"; bronze medals dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr., Fidel Castro, and Nikita Khrushchev respectively; and other items relating to Abraham Lincoln, Barry Goldwater, Bob Hope, the NASA space mission, the Marshall Islands, and much, much more.

There is certainly something for everyone in this meaty dealers' lot!

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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