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Category:  Token & Medals
Last Modified:  9/18/2020
Set Description
These are all for sale, please email with offer to hhornre634@aol.com if you have interest. Politics has been played out on American Medals since the time of George Washington. Virtually throughout the entire 19th century, Politicians used Medals to identify themselves, promote their causes, and trumpet their slogans, both here and around the world. This Set will include Political, Campaign and Presidential Medals, and include Medals dealing with Political Events, U.S. and Foreign, and Political/Economic Issues, such as Bryan Dollars and some Hard Time Tokens., and it may include some Foreign manufactured Medals dealing with these subjects.

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Emphasis is placed on rarities.

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Jefferson Peace & Friendship Medal 1801 United States U.S. Mint 1801 Presidency Bronze U.S. Mint Medal, 1801 (Date of Presidency), Bz, THOMAS JEFFERSON PRESIDENT OF THE U.S., AD 1801, 3 inch PEACE & FRIENDSHIP MEDAL. Treasury, Bureau of the Mint Medal. Obv. President Bust, side view looking left, legend around; Rv. Peace & Friendship, Two hands clasped in token of amity, pipe of peace and tomahawk crossed. In 1801, following a tradition that had begun in Colonial times, the United States began minting large silver Peace Medals used in diplomatic relations with American Indians. These gifts were not only awarded in connection with the signing of treaties but also for 'services rendered.' Mint State, in original Mint Box with Papers.
View Coin William IV, Reform Bill & Anti-Slavery Medal, Great Britain 1831 Great Britain London 1831 By Halliday WM WM 1831 G.BRIT BHM-1536 THE REFORM BILL BHM-1536 WM (45.6mm) T.HALLIDAY FECIT NGC MEDAL MS 62 PL Medal, 1831, WM, THE REFORM BILL UNDER WILLIAM IIII, Great Britain, Political Slogans and Anti-Slavery Pleas on a white metal beauty, BHM-1536, NGC MS62PL, Proof Like, Cert# 3479123-010. 45.6mm. T. Halliday Fecit. Obv. Vignettes of William IIII, Earl Grey (Tea Anyone?), and others, Ornate Banner The Confidence of the People being "hung out to dry"; Rv. Banner above, The Desire of the People; then "The Reform Bill, Triennial Parliaments, No Standing Army, No Unmerited Pensions, No Tithes, No Corn Laws, No Stamp Taxes, No East India Monopoly, No Colonial Slavery" in 11 lines. Ornate Banners Prevail in the Design. The concept is the prize here, a medal promulgating reforms of various unfair laws and opposing colonial slavery; pictured on the obverse with the king are proponents of the reform. A neat and historical medal.
View Coin Ben Franklin, Humanitarian Award, France, 1833 France Struck in France 1833 Bronze 42mm 1833-DATED BRONZE FRANKLIN - MONTYON FULD FR.M.SO.3 BARRE FECIT NGC MEDAL MS 63 BN Medal, 1833, Bz, FRANKLIN and MONTYON HUMANITARIAN AWARD MEDAL, FULD FR.M.SO.3, NGC MS63BN, Cert# 2554805-003. Bronze Benjamin Franklin Medal Struck in France, Designed by Jean-Jacques Barre. Issued by the (French) Montyon and Franklin Society. Size: 42mm. Plain edge medal (original, not a restrike) was issued by the "Societe Montyon et Franklin Pour Les Portraits Des Hommes Utiles," which is, roughly translated, the Montyon and Franklin Society for Portraits of Useful Individuals. The obverse has Conjoined busts of Franklin and Montyon facing left, below which is the signature of the famous French engraver, "Barre." This medal was apparently made to award to those who had benefited humanity in some way. Obverse: Conjoined busts of Abbé Montyon, Genius of Benevolence & Benjamin Franklin Benevolence of Genius. Reverse: Association for Propagation of the history of Benefactors of Humanity. Reverse: Les Souscripteurs Accocies Pour Propager L'Histoire des Bienfaiteurs de L' Humanite 1833, in seven lines withing a wreath of two branches of oak, around which, "Societe Montyon et Franklin pour les Portraits des Hommes Utiles"; at bottom, a star. Bibliography: see Blanchet p197, vol. 3; Forrer p131, Vol 1; Collignon1 1079. Medallist: Jacques-Jean BARRE (1793-1855). French medallist, coin and seal engraver. He studied under Tiolier and exhibited at the Salon from 1819. A prolific medallist, he also engraved plates for banknotes. Mint Marks used at the PARIS Mint: Plain Edge: All medals before March 30th 1832 have plain edges. Bronze & Copper are plain edged before 1841.
View Coin William IV, Anti-Slavery Medal, Great Britain 1834 Great Britain Anti Slavery - Issued for U.S. 1834 By Halliday WM (WM) (1834) GB BHM-1669 AM I NOT A WOMAN & SISTER BHM-1669 WM 41mm NGC MEDAL AU 58 Medal, 1834, WM, AM I NOT A WOMAN & SISTER, ANTI SLAVERY MEDAL, BRITISH BHM-1669 White Metal, NGC AU58, Cert# 3154049-003. Rare and Important Medal. Obv. kneeling female slave in chains before full figure female figure representing Justice who holds scales. Text around and below “Am I Not A Woman And A Sister/Let Us Break Their Bands Asunder And Cast Away Their Cords. Psalm II: 3.” Reverse center reads “To The Friends Of Justice, Mercy And Freedom.” This is surrounded by a leaf and flower wreath wrapped in a ribbon with the names “Penn/Granville Sharp/Wilburforce/Benezet/Clarkson/Toussant Louverture/Stephen/D. Barclay.” Medallist: Halliday.
View Coin Andrew Jackson, Running Boar, 1834 UNITED STATES Eastern United States 1834 Copper Hard Times Token 1834 HT-9 RUNNING BOAR HT-9, DeWitt CE-1834-9 NGC MS 63 BN Medal (Token), 1837, Cu, RUNNING BOAR HARD TIMES TOKEN, HT-9, DeWitt CE-1834-9, NGC MS63, Cert# 548442-003. Obv. a boar running to the left, on its flank MY THIRD HEAT, above MY VICTORY, below DOWN WITH THE BANK, around PERISH CREDIT. PERISH COMMERCE. 1834 below; Rv: Small military bust of Jackson in upper center, MY on his chest, EXPERIMENT MY CURRENCY MY GLORY below, MY SUBSTITUTE FOR THE U.S. BANK around. Attractive. Ex Heritage 1/2014, Lot 10813. History: The 1834 "Running Boar" Hard Times Token.
Political discourse in the early 19th century was far more vitriolic than we have today for which this coin owes its origins. The huge fight between Jackson's Democratic party vs. the Federalists resulted in coins such as this one and in fact formed the root of the Republican party! Few presidential vetoes have caused as much controversy as the one Andrew Jackson sent to Congress on July 10, 1832. The veto of the bill to re-charter the United States Bank was the prelude to a conflict over fiscal policy that continued through Jackson's second term and climaxed during the mid-term elections of 1834. The controversy created the background for the issuance of clothing buttons, ribbons and a great many tokens by the Whig opposition. The first tokens appeared in city elections in New York, then later in state and congressional elections and represent some of the first examples of dirty politicking in America. J. Doyle DeWitt, in American Political Badges and Medals, writes: "Many of the political tokens...bore coarse and critical allusions to Jackson through the device of a hog and legends which continually repeated the word MY." (The Whigs accused Jackson of seeking dictatorial power by taking personal control of government assets.)
View Coin Andrew Jackson, Running Boar, 1834 UNITED STATES Eastern United States 1834 Copper Hard Times Token 1834 HT-9 RUNNING BOAR HT-9, DeWitt CE-1834-9 NGC AU 58 BN Medal (Token), 1834, Cu, RUNNING BOAR HARD TIMES TOKEN, HT-9, DeWitt CE-1834-9, NGC AU58, Cert# 3607843-009. Obv. a boar running to the left, on its flank MY THIRD HEAT, above MY VICTORY, below DOWN WITH THE BANK, around PERISH CREDIT. PERISH COMMERCE. 1834 below; Rv: Small military bust of Jackson in upper center, MY on his chest, EXPERIMENT MY CURRENCY MY GLORY below, MY SUBSTITUTE FOR THE U.S. BANK around. Attractive. Ex Heritage 1/2014, Lot 10812. History: The 1834 "Running Boar" Hard Times Token.
Political discourse in the early 19th century was far more vitriolic than we have today for which this coin owes its origins. The huge fight between Jackson's Democratic party vs. the Federalists resulted in coins such as this one and in fact formed the root of the Republican party! Few presidential vetoes have caused as much controversy as the one Andrew Jackson sent to Congress on July 10, 1832. The veto of the bill to re-charter the United States Bank was the prelude to a conflict over fiscal policy that continued through Jackson's second term and climaxed during the mid-term elections of 1834. The controversy created the background for the issuance of clothing buttons, ribbons and a great many tokens by the Whig opposition. The first tokens appeared in city elections in New York, then later in state and congressional elections and represent some of the first examples of dirty politicking in America. J. Doyle DeWitt, in American Political Badges and Medals, writes: "Many of the political tokens...bore coarse and critical allusions to Jackson through the device of a hog and legends which continually repeated the word MY." (The Whigs accused Jackson of seeking dictatorial power by taking personal control of government assets.)
View Coin Andrew Jackson, Running Boar, 1834 UNITED STATES Eastern United States 1834 Copper 1834 HT-9 RUNNING BOAR HT-9, DeWitt CE-1834-9 NGC AU 58 BN Medal (Token), 1834, Cu, RUNNING BOAR HARD TIMES TOKEN, HT-9, DeWitt CE-1834-9, NGC AU58, Cert# 3607843-008. Obv. a boar running to the left, on its flank MY THIRD HEAT, above MY VICTORY, below DOWN WITH THE BANK, around PERISH CREDIT. PERISH COMMERCE. 1834 below; Rv: Small military bust of Jackson in upper center, MY on his chest, EXPERIMENT MY CURRENCY MY GLORY below, MY SUBSTITUTE FOR THE U.S. BANK around. Attractive. Ex Heritage 1/2014, Lot 10812. History: The 1834 "Running Boar" Hard Times Token.
Political discourse in the early 19th century was far more vitriolic than we have today for which this coin owes its origins. The huge fight between Jackson's Democratic party vs. the Federalists resulted in coins such as this one and in fact formed the root of the Republican party! Few presidential vetoes have caused as much controversy as the one Andrew Jackson sent to Congress on July 10, 1832. The veto of the bill to re-charter the United States Bank was the prelude to a conflict over fiscal policy that continued through Jackson's second term and climaxed during the mid-term elections of 1834. The controversy created the background for the issuance of clothing buttons, ribbons and a great many tokens by the Whig opposition. The first tokens appeared in city elections in New York, then later in state and congressional elections and represent some of the first examples of dirty politicking in America. J. Doyle DeWitt, in American Political Badges and Medals, writes: "Many of the political tokens...bore coarse and critical allusions to Jackson through the device of a hog and legends which continually repeated the word MY." (The Whigs accused Jackson of seeking dictatorial power by taking personal control of government assets.)
View Coin Washington, General of American Armies (Ex Norweb), 1850 United States Federal 1850-60 Brass BRASS (C1850-60) B-76C GEN. OF AMERICAN ARMIES Baker B-76C BR 19mm NORWEB COLLECTION NGC MEDAL MS 64 Medal, 1850 - 60, Brass, GEORGE WASHINGTON GENERAL OF AMERICAN ARMIES, EX NORWEB, Baker B-76C, NGC MS64, Cert# 2230015-015. Obv. George Washington looking left, button down jacket, Born Feb 22, 1732, Died Dec 14, 1799; Rv. 7 lines Inscribed, GEN. OF THE AMERICAN ARMIES 1775. RESIGD.THE COMD. 1783. ELECTED PREST. U.S. 1789. EX NORWEB.
View Coin Queen Victoria & Napoleon III Visit to England 1855 Great Britain London 1855 WM WM 1855 G.BRIT. BHM-2563 NAPOLEON III ENGLAND VISIT BHM-2563 WM NGC MEDAL MS 62 Medal, 1855, WM, VISIT OF NAPOLEON III TO ENGLAND, QUEEN VICTORIA, BHM-2563, NGC MS62, Cert# 2609039-011. White Metal Commemoration of Napoleon's Visit to England in 1855, Obv. Busts of Young Victoria and Napoleon III in circle frames, Ornate French and English Designs below, Female Figure above; Rv. Flags and Laurels, The Visit of the Emperor Napoleon III to Queen Vixtoria, April 1855, in legend around. Historical and Attractive Medal.
View Coin Washington, Civic procession (Ex Norweb), 1858 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1858 AE MEDAL (C1858) B-160D PHIL. CIVIC PROCESSION Baker B-160D NORWEB COLLECTION NGC MEDAL MS 63 BN Medal, 1858, AE, GEORGE WASHINGTON PHILADELPHIA CIVI PROCESSION MEDAL, (EX NORWEB), Baker B-160D, NGC MS63BN, Cert# 2230015-008. Oval Vignette with bust of WA looking rt., banners at sides below, Eagle with Wings Spread above, Sun Rays; Rv. 11 Line Inscription, Struck Distributed in Civic Procession Febry 22, 1832, The Centennial Anniversary of the Birth Day of WASHINGTON by the Gold & Silver Artificers of Phila. EX NORWEB COLLECTION.
View Coin Washington, Oath of Allegiance, 1861 United States Philadelphia, PA 1861 AE 31mm 1861 J-CM-2, AE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE Julian CM-2, Baker 279A NGC MS 63 Medal, 1861, AE, OATH OF ALLEGIANCE MEDAL, WASHINGTON, Julian CM-2, Baker 279A, NGC MS63, Cert# 3720658-001. Size: 30mm. This medal was struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1861 after the defection by the New Orleans Mint employees of that year to join with the South during the beginning months of the Civil War. Apparently Mint Director James Pollack believed that taking an oath would dispel and southern sympathizers, and had Paquet engrave the dies with the obverse showing Washington's bust facing right, with the words The Constitution is Sacredly Obligatory on All". On the reverse a laurel wreath surrounds "U. S. Mint. / Oath of Allegiance Taken by the Officers and Workmen / Sept 2, 1861 / Jas. Pollock Dir." Attractive surfaces.
Lincoln Inauguration Medal 1861 United States U.S. Mint Bronze 1861 3 inch medal U.S. Mint Medal,1861, Bz. LINCOLN INAUGURATION 3 INCH MEDAL, U.S. MINT. Mint State in Original Mint Box. Obv. portrait of Abraham Lincoln with the inscription "ABRAHAM LINCOLN" centered along the border of the medal; Rv. wreath of oak and laurel within a pearled ring. The inscription "INAUGURATED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES MARCH 4, 1861. SECOND TERM MARCH 4, 1865. ASSASSINATED APRIL 14, 1865. Within the wreath, a spray of pine and cedar, circled by serpent with its tail in its mouth, the Egyptian symbol of eternity and immortality.
View Coin Lincoln Campaign, 1864 United States Federal, Lincoln Campaign Medal 1864 WM 31mm (1864) CAMPAIGN DEWITT-AL-1864-8, WM ABRAHAM LINCOLN Dewitt-AL-1864-8, WM NGC MS 61 Medal, 1864, WM, ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAMPAIGN MEDAL, NO COMPROMISE WITH ARMED REBELS, A AFOE TO TRAITORS, United States, Dewitt-AL-1864-8 WM, NGC MS61, Cert# 3706259-006. Listed as Sullivan-Dewitt AL 1864-8, Size: 32mm. This is another great design from the Civil War election of 1864. It depicts "Abr'm Lincoln A Foe to Traitors." The reverse exclaims "No Compromise With Armed Rebels. May The Union Flourish." It was no doubt issued in response to the nomination of McClellan by the Peace Democrats in Chicago. A Wonderful Addition to a Lincoln Medal Historical Collection.
View Coin Washington & Lincoln, (U.S. Mint), 1864 United States Federal 1864-66 Silver 19mm (1864--66) J-PR-30,AR WASHINGTON - LINCOLN Julian PR-30, Baker 245A NGC MS 61 Medal, 1864-66, AR, GEORGE WASHINGTON - ABRAHAM LINCOLN SILVER MEDAL, Julian PR-30, Baker 245A, NGC MS61, Cert# 2578098-002. A simple but elegant silver medal by Paquet, marked with a tiny script "P" on the base of the truncation. Toned grey silver in color with light color tones/accents. Very Attractive, Popular Type and Scarce. Size: 19mm. Made by the U.S. Mint, Fewer than 75 are thought to have survived.
Napoleon Bonaparte Bz Plaquette in Frame 1870 France Paris 1870 Bronze 1870 1870 France Bz Plaquette France, Napoleon Bonaparte Medal, Plaquette - Framed Bz, c. 1870, France, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE BRONZE PORTRAIT PLAQUETTE. Size: 40mm X 44mm Plaquette set in a frame 64mm x 82mm, Frame Almost certainly custom produced at the same time as the plaquette was created. This is a Wonderful Old Antique Original Bronze Plaque of Napoleon Bonaparte, One of the greatest military leaders in history and emperor of France, he conquered much of Europe. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on 15 August 1769 in Corsica into a gentry family. Educated at military school, he was rapidly promoted and in 1796, was made commander of the French army in Italy . It is well made and has the profile of Napoleon, he is in the Roman style and modelled on Julius Caesar . Finely detailed, Great Patina. Purchased from Hedley Betts, San Jose, CA.
View Coin Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation, 1871 (1 of 13 Struck in Silver by U.S. Mint) UNITED STATES U.S. Mint 1871 Silver 46mm 1871-DATED J-CM-16 AR EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION J-CM-16 AR, RARE NGC MS 62 Medal, 1871, AR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION SILVER MEDAL (Records indicate that only 13 examples were struck in SIlver by U.S. Mint), 46mm. Julian CM-16 AR. NGC MS62, Cert# 2618170-003. Dies by William Barber. Obv. legend, Abraham Lincoln President of the United States, Barber (engraver’s name in small letters under Lincoln’s bust); Rv. March 4, 1861 curved legend, to April 15, 1865 (straight inscription), Emancipation Proclaimed Jan. 1, 1863. Medal Series of the U.S. Mint. J. Pollock 1871 Director. Records indicate that there were only 13 of these medals struck in silver. A very rare and attractive specimen, with bold reflectivity on both sides. This Medal was struck by the U.S. Mint as a Commemorative Medal for Lincoln, there were 363 pieces struck in bronze, and 13 struck in Silver. The U.S. Mint Director, James Pollock, whose name appears at the base of the reverse, thought to honor Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation -- he got to know Lincoln well when they were both Congressmen and both roomed at Mrs. Anne Spriggs' boardinghouse, where Pollock's better-refined anti-slavery ideas may have informed Lincoln's evolving opinion on the issue. After Pollock chose not to run again for Governor of Pennsylvania, Lincoln appointed him to be Director of the Mint. This medal is something of a thank you card to one of our most beloved Presidents. Lustrous and Rare. Cf. Tom French Americana Auctions, Capitola, CA 3/22/2006, Auction #21, Lot 77 where a silver about uncirculated example from the John Gingerich Collection was confirmed as being only 1 of only 13 silver struck by the U.S. Mint.

James Garfield, Canal Boy to President 1881 United States Washington D.C. 1881 Brass 1881 James Garfield 1881 DeWitt JG 1880 Medal, 1881, BR, JAMES GARFIELD TOKEN/MEDAL "CANAL BOY TO PRESIDENT " 25mm. Medalet of President James Garfield, 1881. Brass. Very Fine, Holed as Issued, Scratch. DeWitt JG 1880-8. Holed for suspension.
Obv: JAMES A. GARFIELD, enclosing bust of Garfield to left. Rev: Representation of the White House above a scene depicting a boy riding a horse towing a boat in a canal; in exergue, Canal Boy 1845, President 1881.
Less than a year after his election to the presidency, this medalet, originally struck for the 1880 campaign, was reissued with a different exergue inscription to commemorate Garfield's death. It would have been attached to a black ribbon and worn on the lapel by a mourner.
View Coin Washington, Independence Hall Dollar, U.S. Centennial Expo 1876 UNITED STATES Philadelphia, PA 1876 WM SC$1 1876 PA HK-41 INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-41 WM, Baker 392B US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION NGC MS 61 PL Medal, 1876, WM, INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLAR, WASHINGTON, U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, Philadelphia, PA, So Called Dollar HK-41 White Metal, NGC MS61 PL, Cert# 3018762-001. Obv. Edifice; to l., 1776; to r. 1876; below Commenced 1729 / Finished 1734; microscopic Key. F beneath edifice; above around Independence Hall; no trees in front of hall (Same as Reverse of HK-23); Rv. Military bust Washington by Key, r.; Born Feb 22 1732 / Died Dec 14 1799 on scroll below. Issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia (Same as Rv. of HK-30). Rarity-6. LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS: Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin Washington, Liberty Bell Dollar, U.S. Centennial Expo 1876 UNITED STATES Philadelphia, PA 1876 WM SC$1 1876 PA HK-32 LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-32 WM, Baker 397C JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC AU 58 Medal, 1876, WM, LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR, WASHINGTON, U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, Philadelphia, PA, So Called Dollar HK-32 White Metal, Baker 397C, NGC AU58, Cert# 3514319-007. Obv. Large Liberty Bell bearing lines Lev XXVVX proclaim liber / in Philada by order of the / Pass and Stow, Philada / MDCCLIII; to l. in field 1776; to r. 1876; above Liberty Bell; below Lev. XXV VX.; around Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof; 6-pointed star between thereof and proclaim; Rev. Military bust Washington by Key, r.; Born Feb 22 1732 / Died Dec 14 1799 on scroll below. Issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia. Rarity-6. History: Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin Washington, Lovett's Battle of Long Island 1876 UNITED STATES Philadelphia, PA / New York 1876 WM SC$1 1876 PA HK-98 BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND LOVETT'S BATTLES OF 1776 HK-98 WM, Baker 442B JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC MS 63 DPL Medal, 1876, WM, LOVETT'S BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND, WASHINGTON So Called dollar HK-98 While Metal, Baker 442B, NGC MS63 PL (Rare Proof Like Specimen), Cert# 3424787-023. Issued by George Hampden Lovett, New York City, to commemorate battles of 1776. Series of 8 Battle Medals, this being number 3. Obv. Naked bust Washington r., within circle of 34 stars; around The centennial year of our national independence; below 1876; beaded border. Rev. In center of beaded circle with rays, 1776; above around Battle of Long Island / August 27 / 1776 / 3 / New York--all within wreath of oak leaves; beaded border. Rarity-5, Much Rarer as a DPL.
View Coin Washington-Grant Dollar, U.S. Centennial Expo 1876 UNITED STATES Philadelphia, PA 1876 WM SC$1 1876 PA HK-118 WASHINGTON-GRANT DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-118 WM US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION NGC MS 63 Medal, 1876, WM, E. PLURIBUS UNUM, WASHINGTON-GRANT DOLLAR, U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, Philadelphia, PA, So Called Dollar HK-118 White Medal, Baker 409B, NGC MS63 (Among Finest Known), Cert# 3751912-001. Obv. Two full male figures stand on either side of U.S. shield; on streamer to l. of shield, vertical Washington, to r. of shield, vertical U. S. Grant, and below shield, 1776 1876; spread-winged eagle, seated on shield, streamer from beak bearing E Pluribus Unum; outside around, 25 stars; below, Centennial / F X Koehler.; Rev. Within open wreath, tied at bottom with ribbon, * / Dedicated / To the / People of the / United States / As a memorial / Of the first / Century of / Liberty. Size: 41mm. Holed, as made. Rarity-6.
View Coin Society of the Cincinnati, Medal for Patriots of the Revolution 1882 United States Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati 1882 Silver 32mm (1882) J-RF-4 AR SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI Julian J-RF-4 NGC MS 63 Medal, (1882), AR, SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI MEDAL, United States, RARE in Silver, NGC MS63, Cert# 3702967-001. Award & Membership Medal. Size: 32 Mm. By Henry Mitchell.Catalog: Julian RF-4. Description: Obv: a spread-wing eagle with the badge of the Society on its breast, olive branches in both claws and a partial wreath around its head is flanked by the dates 1783 and 1883. Rev: an open wreath with the inscription SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI above and INST.. A.D. / 1783. below. A handsome, historical and richly original example, both sides are draped in bold charcoal gray patina that lightens to lilac-gray in the center of the reverse. The devices are fully impressed with razor sharp definition. Silver examples of this type, as here, were struck in 1882 for the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. Julian also reports a single gold example, struck in December 1887. A gold example from George Washington, sold for 5.3 Million dollars at auction. This example, Ex Stacks Bowers ANA Chicago Auction, Lot #1122, August, 2013. Historical: The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Its mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members. Now a nonprofit educational organization devoted to the principles and ideals of its founders, the modern Society maintains its headquarters, library, and museum at Anderson House in Washington, D.C. Members of the Society are qualified male descendants of officers of the Continental Army and Navy and their French counterparts during the Revolutionary War. No others can ever be admitted as members.
View Coin Washington, on Horseback, Revolution Centennial, 1883 United States United States, New York 1883 WM 40mm 1883 B-462A EQUESTRIAN EFFIGY REVOLUTION CENTENNIAL Baker B-462A NGC MS 62 Medal, 1883, WM, EQUESTRIAN EFFIGY, REVOLUTION CENTENNIAL, WASHINGTON, BRITISH EVACUATION OF NY, NGC MS62, Cert# 2037809-026. General Washington entering NY mounted on horse, left arm up, hand holding continental hat high above head, Nov 25, 1783 below; Rv. Evacuation by British from NY, View of 3 British Ships in Bay, Troops Emerging from Battery Wall, Staten Island in Distance, above 1783-1883m Semi circle of 13 Stars, Centennial across scene above ships. Attractive and Historical Medal.
View Coin Blaine & Logan Campaign, 1884 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1884 Brass MEDAL (1884) CAMPAIGN DEWITT-JGB-1884-21, BRASS DEWITT-JGB-1884-21 BR JAMES G. BLAINE NGC MEDAL MS 64 Medal, 1884, BR, 1884, JAMES G. BLAINE & JOHN A. LOGAN, POLITICAL CAMPAIGN MEDAL, Brass, United States, DeWitt JGB 1884-21, NGC MS64, Cert# 2012684-001. Obv. Portraits, Conjoined Busts of Blaine and Logan looking left, Beaded Border; Rv. UNION diagonally in Shield at center, The Republicans Have led Since 1860 and with Blaine & Logan, Good for another Term, legend around, Beaded Border, Attractive Design, Golden Brass to Darker Toned Brass Color, especially on Rv. Size: 25mm.
View Coin Washington, Lincoln & Grant, Columbiana, 1892 United States Chicago, IL 1892 Brass BRASS 1892 IL E-88 WASHINGTON LINCOLN GRANT Eglit-88 WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPO NGC MEDAL MS 64 Medal, 1892, BR, COLUMBUS and WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, GRANT MEDAL, Eglit 88, NGC MS64, Cert# 2514648-030. 1892 Washington, Lincoln, Grant medal, Eglit-88, brass. NGC graded MS-64. The Columbus bust obverse paired with the bust of Presidents Washington, Lincoln and Grant make this one of the most popular Columbian Exposition medals. This medal is a better example of this variety. Ex Goldberg # 75, Ex Hoffman Collection of World's Columbian Exposition Medals.
View Coin Bust of Washington, Columbus Declaration of Independence Dollar 1892-3 UNITED STATES Chicago, IL 1892-3 WM SC$1 1892-3 IL HK-157 DECLAR OF INDEPENDENCE COLUMBIAN EXPO, 37mm HK-157 WM, Eglit-36 JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC MS 62 Medal, 1892-3, WM, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE DOLLAR, WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, Chicago, IL, So Called Dollar HK-157 White Metal, Eglit-36, NGC MS62, Cert# 3511470-025. Obv. Across center, on ribbon, World's Columbian Exposition; below at l., 1892, below at r., 1893; upper half is scene depicting signing of Declaration; above all, around Signing of Declaration of Independence / July 4th 1776; in lower half in center is spread eagle atop shield; below bust to l., Columbus, below bust to r., Washington; below all, Chicago; Rev. Upper half is scene depicting Landing of Columbus; above, Discovery of America; below scene, on ribbon, October 1492; lower half is scene depicting Landing of Pilgrims, microscopic R. L. beneath r. base; below, Dec. 1620 / Landing of the Pilgrims. Struck by Boldenweck & Co, Chicago, who received design patents D20,196 and D20,195 for the obverse and reverse designs Oct. 7, 1890. Possibly designed by Rudolph Laubenheimer, who designed No. 297. Almost certainly not designed by Robert Lovett, as suggested by Eglit, since Lovett died more than a decade earlier.
View Coin Washington, Lord's Prayer, Columbiana, 1892 United States Chicago, IL 1892-3 AE MEDAL (1892-3) IL E-255 LORD'S PRAYER EGLIT-255 WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPO NGC MEDAL MS 64 Medal, 1892-3, AE, GOD AND OUR COUNTRY, WASHINGTON, COLUMBIAN EXPO, United States, Chicago, Eglit-255, NGC MS64, Cert # 2515229-007. Obv. God and Our Country, Bust of Washington Right, Rv. Lord's Prayer. Part of a Six Piece Set of 1892-1893 Columbian Expo Gilt Lord's Prayer Medal Set. Eglit-251, Bearded Columbus Bust, NGC MS64. Eglit-252, Columbus Bust with hole at top, NGC MS66. Eglit-253, U.S. Mint with hole, NGC MS67. Eglit-254, U.S. Grant's Tomb with hole, NGC MS66. Eglit-255, G. Washington with hole, NGC MS64. Unlisted in Eglit, Bust of U.S. Grant with hole, NGC MS66. It is believed the Grant bust medals was first issued around 1885 and again for the Columbian Exposition. This set consists of some of the highest graded pieces known. Ex Goldberg #75, Lot 1981, Ex Hoffman Collection of World's Columbian Exposition Medals.
View Coin Washington, Lodge Centennial, 1893 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1893 Bronze 35mm 1893 B-M-297 WASHINGTON LODGE NO. 59 Baker B-M-297 NGC MS 65 Medal, 1893, BZ, WASHINGTON LODGE NO. 59, CENTENNIAL, Philadelphia, PA, BRONZE MEDAL, Baker M-297, NGC MS65 GEM, Cert# 2611325-002. Obv. Clothed Bust of Washington, three quarter facing Left, 1793 on the Left, 1893 on the Right, Ornamented Border; Rv. Inscription in nine lines, the first and last curved to conform to the edge, Centennial Anniversary of the Constitution of Washington Lodge No. 59. F. & A.M. Philadelphia, PA June 24, 1893, Milled Border. Beautiful Even Brown Color, 35mm. Attractive Gem in Thick NGC Holder.
France Bz Plaquette, Death of President Carnot by Roty 1894 France Paris 1894 Bronze 1894 France Bz Plaquette, Death of Carnot Bz Plaquette by Oscar Roty 1894 France, Death of President Carnot by Roty 1894 Medal, Plaquette, 1894, Bronze, France. DEATH & FUNERAL OF CARNOT (President of France) by Louis-Oscar Rot (1846-1911). Considered by many as the most important art medal. Size: 80mm x 65mm. Weight: 136 Grams. Catalog: Maier 101, Jones 323, Baxter 35. Obverse: The slain president lies in state, attended by a mournful goddess (France); above, a landscape with basilica and date; at bottom, “The Country in Grief.” Reverse: The coffin borne toward The Pantheon by females, their figures draped. Low relief, the reverse almost “misty.” A masterwork of bas relief, yet Roty takes care to make an excellent, tiny portrait of Carnot. History of Art Type: The plaquette form had been little used since the Renaissance, when it was nearly always uniface, with mythological and religious themes predominating. Roty’s two-sided rectangular medal was a great success with the public, as it should have been, simply because it was great art and captured the mood of the shocked and saddened nation. Further, the low, painterly relief, on a piece of the same canvass shape as most paintings, attracted attention from the wider arts community. Any doubt that Roty was in the first rank of French artists would not have survived the appearance of this piece; three years later his Sower design adorned French silver coins. If any medal/plaquette can be ruled obligatory in an Art-Nouveau collection, it is this one. Purchased in Munich, Germany.
View Coin William Jennings Bryan, Silver Issue, Spaulding, 1896 UNITED STATES Eastern United States 1896 During Presidential Campaigns of 1896 and 1900. Silver SC$1 1896 S-17 HK-786 BRYAN $ SPAULDING & CO. HK-786, S-17 NGC AU 58 Medal, 1896, AR, BRYAN DOLLAR - SPAULDING & CO., S-17, HK-786, So Called Dollar, Uniface. Obv. In nine lines, first curved, others straight, A Government Dollar Contains / 412 1/2 Grains / Coin Silver 900/1000 Fine / This Piece Contains / 823 Grains Coin Silver / In Value the Equivalent of / One Gold Dollar / Sept. 16th 1896. / Spaulding & Co. No rim. Rv. Blank. 52mm. Schornstein 17. These medals were made by Eastern silversmiths during Presidential campaigns of 1896 and 1900. They were more dignified in tone than many contemporary pieces issued for the same purpose, as latter usually were struck in base metal and were most satirical of Bryan and his cause. These silver medals showed comparative size and ratio of a dollar struck at the then-current price of silver with what it would be like if free coinage were to rule. They are much more than mere political pieces as they bore direct reference to the silver controversy and, hence, to our national coinage. See more info on Gold/Silver Money Controversy during this time period for interesting history. Bryan ran for President 3 times, fighting for the silver interests.
View Coin William Jennings Bryan, Silver Issue, Spaulding, 1896 UNITED STATES Eastern United States 1896 Silver SC$1 1896 S-17 HK-786 BRYAN $ SPAULDING & CO. HK-786, S-17 NGC AU 58 Medal, 1896, AR, BRYAN DOLLAR - SPAULDING & CO., Schornstein-17, HK-786, So Called Dollar, Uniface. NGC AU58, Cert# 3382773-007. (This is the second example of this HK-786 in this collection). Obv. In nine lines, first curved, others straight, A Government Dollar Contains / 412 1/2 Grains / Coin Silver 900/1000 Fine / This Piece Contains / 823 Grains Coin Silver / In Value the Equivalent of / One Gold Dollar / Sept. 16th 1896. / Spaulding & Co. No rim. Rv. Blank. 52mm. Schornstein 17. These medals were made by Eastern silversmiths during Presidential campaigns of 1896 and 1900. They were more dignified in tone than many contemporary pieces issued for the same purpose, as latter usually were struck in base metal and were most satirical of Bryan and his cause. These silver medals showed comparative size and ratio of a dollar struck at the then-current price of silver with what it would be like if free coinage were to rule. They are much more than mere political pieces as they bore direct reference to the silver controversy and, hence, to our national coinage. See more info on Gold/Silver Money Controversy during this time period for interesting history. Bryan ran for President 3 times, fighting for the silver interests.The US mint stopped coining silver dollars in 1873, much to the dismay of silver mine owners. Various efforts were made to restore silver as a standard without great success. In 1896 and 1900, William Jennings Bryan (a democrat) ran against William McKinley on the issue of bimetallism (to restore silver) and lost. Bimetallism was behind the Lesher dollars, Pedley-Ryan dollars, and various western state silver SCDs in the 1930s.
Bryan dollars (HK-777 to HK-786, HK-1010 to HK-1015) were struck to show the increased size that a silver dollar would need to be if Bryan won the presidency and instituted his platform. In essence, they were pieces made to convince people NOT to vote for Bryan. Bryan dollars are popular as of late to collectors. They appear to have been made/released by companies like Tiffany & Co, Gorham Mfg. Co Silversmiths, E Jaccard & Co, Spaulding & Co.
View Coin McKinley Campaign, 1898 United States Atlanta, GA 1898 WM WM 1898 GA. 28mm, WILLIAM MCKINLEY McKinley Campaign 1898 PEACE JUBILEE-ATLANTA, GA NGC MEDAL MS 62 PL Medal, 1898, WM, WILLIAM MCKINLEY CAMPAIGN - PEACE JUBILEE ATLANTA, GA, United States, Atlanta, GA, Campaign Medal, NGC MS62PL, Cert# 2429267-021. Size: 28mm. Obv. PEACE JUBILEE ATLANTA GA.|WILLIAM McKINLEY|DEC.14-15.1898; bust of McKinley; Rv. PEACE; sailor and soldier, both holding flags, embrace below ring of clouds. Holed, as made.
View Coin William Jennings Bryan, Silver Issue, Gorham, 1900 UNITED STATES Eastern United States 1900 Silver SC$1 1900 S-10 HK-782 BRYAN $ GORHAM MFG. CO. HK-782 AR, Schornstein-10 NGC MS 61 Medal, 1900, AR, BRYAN CARTWHEEL SILVER DOLLAR, GORHAM MFG. Eastern United States, also known as a Bryan Comparative Dollar, and a SC$ HK-782, Schornstein-10. Rarity-7. NGC MS-61, Cert# 3608136-001. Obv. 10 straight lines of inscription ends GORMAN MFG. CO./ SILVERSMITHS. Rev. Cartwheel demonstrating the diameter of the existing silver dollar is placed under three concentric lines of legend contrasting gold and silver weights and values, unlike other Cartwheel reverses with blank outer fields. A sharply struck example of a remarkably rare and elusive type from the 1900 Presidential election. Ex Heritage 1/14, Lot 10809. History: William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), lawyer, orator and political leader, was born in Salem, IL, and was graduated from Illinois College (1881). He practiced law at Janesville, IL, and later at Lincoln, NE. "Boy Orator of the Platte" and able debater, he was Democratic Congressman (1891-95). Bryan gained national recognition as leader of "free-silver" movement in 1893 as result of remarkable speech in opposition to repeal of silver clause of Sherman Act. He became allied with free-silver advocates in 1894 and ran for U.S. Senate on silver platform but was defeated. He was editor of Omaha World Herald, 1894-96, in which bimetallism was championed.
View Coin Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1900 United States MA 1900 (ND) WM WM NO DATE KING-800 LINCOLN - MASSACHUSETTS King K-800 WM NGC MEDAL MS 61 PL Medal, 1900 (Circa), WM, LINCOLN - MASSACHUSETTS, United States, King K-800, White Metal, NGC MS61PL, Cert# 2533474-009. Obv. Bust Lincoln looking right, LINCOLN legend to right, Heavy Triiple Wreath Around; Rv. Circle of Stars around edge, Fancy Crest with Horses Standing Upright at each side, Virtue, Liberty, and Independence in Banner. Reflective Proof Like Specimen, Attractive.
View Coin Napoleon & Jefferson, Louisiana Purchase Expo 1904 UNITED STATES St. Louis, MO 1904 Bronze SC$1 1904 MO HK-303 LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO OFFICIAL SOUVENIR MEDAL HK-303 Bz OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 64 BN Medal, 1904, Bz, LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION, OFFICIAL SOUVENIR DOLLAR, St. Louis, Missouri. JEFFERSON & NAPOLEON, So Called Dollar, HK 303 Bronze, NGC MS64BN, Cert# 3468231-119. Obv. busts of Jefferson and Napoleon; Rv. relief map of the U.S. This medal was struck at the mint exhibit at the Exposition and sold as a souvenir in 1904. Struck in Bronze and graded MS 64 BN by NGC. Rarity-3.
View Coin Napoleon & Jefferson, Louisiana Purchase Expo 1903-4 UNITED STATES St. Louis, MO 1903-4 Brass SC$1 1903-4 MO HK-310 GOOD-LUCK DOLLAR LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO HK-310 BR LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO NGC MS 63 Medal, 1903-4, BR, GOOD-LUCK DOLLAR, LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO, St. Louis, MO, So Called Dollar HK-310 Brass, NGC MS63, Cert# 1853921-001. Obv. Conjoined busts l. (Napoleon and Jefferson); above, around Napoleon Sold It--April 30th--Jefferson Bought It--; below busts 1803; beaded border; Rev. In center a horseshoe entwined in ribbon, four leaf clover above; 7 stars above and below; on ribbon St. Louis / 1903-4 / Exposition, to l. Good, to r. Luck; above all, around Louisiana Purchase; below all, around Stars and Stripes Forever; l. side, small Pat'd, r. side, small 1903; beaded border.
View Coin T. Roosevelt AR Proof Dollar, Louisiana Purchase Expo 1904 UNITED STATES St. Louis, MO 1904 Silvered SC$1 1904 MO HK-308 PRES. ROOSEVELT DOLLAR LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO HK-308 AR JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC PF 61 Medal, 1904, AR, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT PROOF DOLLAR, LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION, Silver So Called Dollar, HK-308, NGC PR61, Cert# 3475758-059. Obverse features the bust of President Theodore Roosevelt, reverse the Hall of Festivals building with the central cascade fountains in the foreground. Struck in silver this is one of the most popular and highly sought after So-Called Dollars. Only seven have been graded by NGC. This piece has light hairlines in the obverse fields which can be observed on every Roosevelt piece struck. On edge incuse microscopic Siber .990, which is German for silver. This piece is microscopically signed by Lauer at the truncation of the bust on the right below the shoulder. Ex Jeff Shevlin Collection.
View Coin Lincoln, Birth Place, 1909 United States United States, Illinois 1909 AL w/Bz portrait AL 1909-DATED KING-338 LINCOLN BIRTH PLACE King-338 AL 32.2mm NGC MEDAL MS 63 Medal, 1909, AL w/Bronzed Portrait, LINCOLN BIRTH PLACE, Centennial, King-338 AL, NGC MS63, Cert# 1914346-009. Obv. Lincoln Bust bronzed to stand out from Aluminum background, 1809-1909 at right curved along edge, LINCOLN at left, curved along edge, micro name below truncation; Rv. Log Cabin in Center, February 12, 1809 below, Pat Apl. , above Cabin in Which Abraham Lincoln Was Born. Very Attractive and Historical Centennial Medal.
Argentina Inauguration Bz Plaquette 1910 Argentina Buenos Aires 1910 Bronze 1910 Argentina Bz Plaquette, Patriotic Argentina Bz Plaquette 1910 Argentina Inauguration Del Monumento 1910 Medal, Plaquette, 1910, Bronze, Argentina. PATRIOTIC MEDAL, INAUGURATION DEL MONUMENTO A LOS EJERCITOS DE LA INDEPENDENCIA - 27 DE MAYO DE 1910 - PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBL. DR. JOSE FIGUEROA ALCORTA - MINISTRO DE GUERRA Tte. Gral. EDUARDO RACEDO ". Medallist J. GOTTUZZO Y Cia. Size: 70mm x 55mm. Purchased from Eduardo Raul Kinderknecht in Argentina.
Lafayette (Circle of Friends #5 - RARE) 1911 United States New York 1911 Bronze 1911 Circle of Friends # 5 by Jules Roine U.S. Bz Plaquette Lafayette 1911 Medal, Plaquete, 1911, Bronze, United States, NY. MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE, Circle of Friends Series #05, RARE, by Medallist: Jules Édouard Roiné, Marquis de Lafayette, November 1911, Bronze, 76.7 x 47.1 mm, 116 g. Obv. Lafayette the hero facing left, modeled as a young man; Rv. Liberty is shown, striding forward; the figures in the clouds tell of the influence by our Revolution upon that of France. The smoke indicates the chaos that accompanied the latter. Liberty carries the flags of the new Republic and the French Monarchy. Preceded by the American eagle, she is sending her cry of welcome across the sea. Edge: J.K. Davison, Phila. Purchased at the Chicago ANA World Fair of Money Show, August 2014.
King George V with Mary Coronation Medal by Mackennal 1911 Great Britain London 1911 Bronze 1911 Coronation Medal Great Britain, George V with Mary Great Britain Coronation Medal 1911 Medal, 1911, Bronze, Great Britain. GEORGE V with MARY, CORONATION MEDAL dated 1911. HOUSE OF WINDSOR. George V, with Mary. 1910-1936. Æ Medal (51mm, 77.96 g, 12h). Coronation. By B. Mackennal. London mint. Dated 22 June 1911. GEORGE V CROWNED JUNE 22 1911, crowned and mantled bust, wearing collar; before, orb atop ribbon / QUEEN MARY JUNE 22 1911, crowned and mantled bust left; roses below. Eimer 1922a; BHM 4022. EF, toned red surfaces. In original case of issue. Purchased from CNG.
King George V Coronation Bz Plaquette 1911 Great Britain House of Windsor 1911 Bronze 1911 Great Britain George V with Mary Great Britain Bz Plaque George V with Mary Great Britain Plaquette by Szirmai Medal, Plaquette, Bronze, 1911, Great Britain (House of Windsor), GEORGE V, with MARY. 1910-1936. Size: 52x74mm, Weight: 107.60 Grams. CORONATION. Issued by the Hotel Victoria, London. By T. Szirmaï. Dated 22 June 1911. Jugate busts of George, mantled, and Mary, crowned, left, set atop flowers with two banners inscrived GEORGE · V and MARY; half cross pattée in upper corners; Rv. Female figure standing facing, crowning 22 JUNE 1911 to upper left; to left, a second female figure, laureate, seated right on griffin throne and writing on tablet; Westminster Abbey in background; HOTEL VICTORIA/ LONDON in exergue. BHM –; Eimer –; Künker 145, lot 7626. In original case of issue. Purchased from CNG. Medallist: Tony (Toni) Szirmai was Hungarian, born in Budapest in 1871, Died 1938. He was a Hungarian sculptor, engraver and medal designer, and was active in Paris, his work is to be found in many collections of museums in Paris and also in the Royal Swedish Museum.
View Coin Wilson Dollar, Manila Mint Opening 1920 UNITED STATES Manila, Philippines 1920 Silver SC$1 1920 HK-449 WILSON DOLLAR MANILA MINT OPENING HK-449 AR NGC MS 63
View Coin The Paris Dictat, Karl Goetz, German Reparation Payments 1921 GERMANY - GOETZ MEDALS Germany 1921 Bronze BRONZE 1921-DATED KIENAST-279 (36mm) THE PARIS DICTAT Kienast-279 Bz, 36mm NGC MS 63 BN Medal, 1921, Bz, THE PARIS DICTAT, KARL GOETZ German Medal, Kienast-279, NGC MS63BN, Cert# 2788774-003. This satirical bronze medal refers to war reparations that Germany was forced to pay in 42 yearly installments after World War I, One Billion Dollars per Year. The obverse shows the figure of Germany (the German Man) on the cross, with the inscription: “Enslaved with hate and vindictiveness, from blindness, denuded of all human rights?”
The inscription above the cross: “42 Jahre “refers to the 42 annual payments of roughly one billion dollars.
The reverse shows a dagger and the inscription: “NO! - The god that made iron grow did not want serfs!”
Another satirical medal from the prolific German producer of such medals Karl Goetz. Not easy to locate in Mint State Holdered Examples.
Presidential Inauguration Medal Coolidge 1923 United States 1923 Bronze 1923 Coolidge Presidential Inauguration Medal USA Bz Plaquette or Medallion 1923 Medal, Round Medallion/Plaquette, 1923, Bronze, USA. CALVIN COOLIDGE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL MEDAL, by George T. Morgan. Obv. Portrait Coolidge right, name at sides; Rv. “inaugurated President of the United States Aug. 3, 1923"; "Constitution, Law, Order" written on a banner with a woman in the middle holding the banner and two young men flanking her. George T. Morgan medallist (1845-1925). These medals were made from 1923 - 1951. Inscription and Marks "Morgan" under the bust, "Morgan" on reverse, under the feet. Size: 3 inches diameter x 2/8 inch thick. Solid Bronze, 8 Oz.
View Coin Washington, Crossing Delaware, 1926 UNITED STATES New Jersey 1926 Silvered Copper SC$1 1926 NJ HK-674 NJ SESQUICENTENNIAL HK-674 Silvered CU NGC MS 61 Medal, 1926, Silvered Copper, N.J. SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, United States, NJ. So Called Dollar, HK-674 Silvered CU, NGC MS61, Cert# 3652216-007. The obverse has a scene depicting Washington crossing the Delaware, same obverse as in the current Quarters series. The Reverse has an amazing design depicting Battle Monument, with the Seal of City of Trenton, 1776-77 at bottom, two vignettes with laurel leaves at top. Medal has loop as originally made.

View Coin Washington, Surrender of Cornwallis Sesqui, 1931 United States Yorktown, VA 1931 AE Gilt 32mm (1931) GILT SURRENDER OF CORNWALLIS HK-UNL AE Gilt INDEPENDENCE SESQUI NGC MEDAL MS 62 Medal, 1931, AE Gilt, SURRENDER OF CORNWALLIS, INDEPENDENCE SESQUI, (WASHINGTON), So Called Dollar, HK-UNL, NGC MS62, Cert# 3331224-008. Obv. 150th Anniversary of American Independence, Yorktown, VA, Oct 19, 1781, Wreath below, Vignette with George Washington inside at sides, Portrait of GW in center; Rv. Famous Scene of Surrender of Cornwallis with Flags in background, Sesqui Centennial at top, Surrender of Cornwallis at bottom, Scene taken from famous Painting of Surrender. Ex Tim Wandke Collection.
View Coin Washington, Fredericksburgh Lodge, Bicentennial of Birth 1932 United States Virginia 1932 AE 32mm 1932 B-906, AE FREDERICKSBURGH LODGE BICENTENNIAL OF BIRTH B-906 AE NGC MS 62 Medal, 1932, AE, GOERGE WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL OF BIRTH / FREDERICKSBURGH LODGE, NGC MS62, Cert# 3514795-013. Washington as Mason. Celebrating the bicentennial of G.W's birth, the Fredricksburgh, Va. Mason's lodge, Washington was a member of nearby Alexandria lodge, but attended meetings here, this medal issued in commemoration of the event. Obv. Standing G.W in ceremonial apron, surrounded by candles, legend around, George Washington Bicentennial, dates at right, 1732-1932; Rv. Mason Logo, Washington the Mason at top in banner, 8 line inscription, Entered / Fredericksburgh Lodge / Nove. 4, 1752 / Appointed / First Master / Alexandria Lodge / No. 22 / April 28, 1788. Masonic Tool with Leaf Design at bottom. Attractive and Historical piece of Washingtonia.
View Coin Washington Bicentennial, Fort Necessity, 1932 United States Pennsylvania 1932 Bronze 32mm 1932 B-912 FORT NECESSITY, PA BICENTENNIAL OF BIRTH Baker B-912 NGC MS 63 Medal, 1932, Bz, GEORGE WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL FORT NECESSITY, So Called Dollar HK-UNL, Baker 912, NGC MS63, Cert# 2621753-025. Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania, Bicentennial of Birth, Size: 32mm. Obv. Washington Bust right, legend around, George Washington 1732-1932, Signature between; Rv. Fort Necessity, Near Uniontwon, PA, Fort Scene, dates below. Souvenir token or medal from Fort Necessity (near Uniontown, PA), given out during the bicentennial celebration of Washington's birth. Medal is attractive in hand, bronze patina, nicely detailed reverse.
View Coin Washington Bicentennial, City of Green Bay 1932 United States Green Bay, WI 1932 Silvered 38mm 1932 B-940A CITY OF GREEN BAY BICENTENNIAL OF BIRTH Baker B-940A NGC MS 65 Medal, 1932, Silvered Copper, GEORGE WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL OF BIRTH, CITY OF GREEN BAY, WI, Commemorative Medal, Baker B-940A, NGC MS65 Gem, Cert# 2621753-027. Obv. Washington right, Souvenir Coin below, legend in fancy script above; Rv. Issued to a Sponsor of Green Bay, Wis. 1932, George Washington Bicentennial in 3 line inscription, blank "sign" in center for name to be engraved. Issued by the City of Green Bay, Wisconsin, to be engraved and presented to sponsors of the City's celebration of George Washington's birth in 1932. This occasion was a really big deal, akin to that of 1909 on the occasion of Abraham Lincoln's Birth Centennial. Any number of tokens and medals were issued around the country, as can be attested to the catalog first produced by William Baker in 1885 - at the time "Washingtonia" was the hot collectible field in numismatics! This is listed as Baker 940A in the 2nd Edition by Rulau/Fuld; silvered copper. Super Attractive Proof Like Specimen.
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