Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Vintage Havana Slug Brand Cigar Outer Label This is one of the most interesting cigar labels we have seen. It is an outer box label, mint condition, in an octagonal shape. This The Slug Brand Havana label features the graphics of the famous octagonal U.S. territorial fifty dollar gold slug of 1851. After the Gold Rush of 1849 and continuing into the 1850s, several private coin producing firms set up business in California. It was against federal law for states to issue their own money, but there was no law against individuals doing so. The United States Assay Office of Gold was one such coiner, and, beginning in 1851, made impressive, large, eight-sided gold "slugs," a convenient way to transport gold from place to place. On this particular label, the obverse of the coin is set into a larger image of the reverse. This cigar label should appeal to both collectors of tobacciana and to numismatists.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 701

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 September 14 - 15 Americana & Political.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $933,431