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Scarce Roosevelt political pin coming before bidders July 15

An animated Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider political pin is one of 75 items in the July 15 currency and political memorabilia auction being offered by Pook & Pook.

Pook & Pook, Inc. will present its summer auction of currency and political memorabilia Wednesday,

Theodore Roosevelt pin

Uncommon Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider animated pin. (All photos courtesy of Pook & Pook)

July 15th, 2015 at 10 am on, the sale includes more than two hundred lots of coins and paper money, as well as approximately seventy five lots of political pins and related ephemera.

Focusing primarily on American items, the July sale opens with currency. Whether searching for a specific year or mint location, or fulfilling a desire to expand a collection, Pook & Pook, Inc’s varied selection is already generating bidder interest. The sale features colonial pieces, large assortments of Civil War and Hard Times tokens, gold and silver dollars and unique paper currency, all supported by a plethora of other desirable pieces. Highlights include two uncirculated Saint-Gaudens $20 coins, multiple $10 and $5 gold coins, a 1909-S VDB Lincoln Head cent, and three 1875 20¢ pieces. Multiple commemorative medals have also elicited interest and transition the sale nicely into political memorabilia.

A large collection of pins, tokens and other campaign ephemera finish July’s auction. Representing more than a century of presidential and legislative candidates, this rare assortment features an Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin presidential ferrotype, an uncommonly large John W. Davis button, and a Theodore Roosevelt articulated pin reading “Give Them Hell Boys” inside its open mouth.

The full catalog will be available on and on July 1st. Bidders should register directly through, which offers advanced and live bidding. To see the items in person, gallery preview is Saturday, July 11th, 12:00pm-5:00pm, as well as on Monday and Tuesday, July 13th and 14th, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

For further information on the upcoming auction, visit or contact the gallery at 610-269-4040 or