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    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.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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