05-03-2003 05-03-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
May 3, 2003 10:00 AMCalender

Fairbanks' Infallible Counterfeit Coin Detector

Auction: Sale #2170 - 2170 Location: Bolton Date / Time: May 03, 2003 10:00AM


Fairbanks' Infallible Counterfeit Coin Detector, Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1896, of McNally-Harrison pattern, the nickeled rocker with slots for U.S. gold and silver coins, on gilt-decorated cast iron base with slot for (replaced) counterweight, in maker's cardboard box with (faded) gilt label on lid and interior illustrated instructions and advertising labels with table of full and least weights of gold coins, wd. 9 1/2 in.

Note: W.H. Harrison is listed as manager of the company on the label, which also states that the Detector is approved for use by the U.S. government, and that the price was $5.35.
Estimate $500-700


United States, advertising labels, U.S. government, manager of the company