User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Sharpless Brothers, Philadelphia

Obv: SHARPLESS BROTHERS (curved) / a large beehive / LATE / TOWNSHEND SHARPLESS (curved) / & SONS. (curved), the whole surrounded by a plain rim Rev: DRY GOODS, (curved) / WHOLESALE & RETAIL (curved) / AT THEIR / NEW STORE, / N.W. COR. OF 8TH & CHESTNUT (curved), the whole surrounded by a plain...

Show Full Description

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

U.S. Merchant (1845–1860), 1857

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Miller Pa 469; Wright 944; Rulau USTT Pa-Ph 365; Bushnell 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique





Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates