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Category:  Token & Medals
Owner:  JAA
Last Modified:  12/2/2022


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View Coin Copper Medal Celebrating Admiral Dewey's- Victory in the Battle of Manila Bay, Honeycutt 57, Honeycutt Plate 2nd Edition COPPER UNDATED PHILIPPINE HONEYCUTT-57 ADMIRAL DEWEY-MANILA BAY HONEYCUTT PLATE 2ND ED. NGC MS 62 ADMIRAL DEWEY-MANILA BAY MEDAL
Honeycutt-57 (2nd Edition) Honeycutt-55-9 (Third Edition)
Honeycutt Plate Medal

Diameter: 30 mm
Composition: Copper

OBVERSE
Bust of Admiral George Dewey facing left

REVERSE
The reverse features a surprisingly accurate depiction of the Battle of Manila Bay. The American Far East Squadron can be seen steaming in line of battle formation in the upper portion of the medal. The lower portion of the medal depicts the Spanish Pacific Fleet fighting from their anchored position close in to shore, and the Spanish Costal Artillery batteries.

NGC MS62 BN
View Coin Copper Medal FROM OLYMPIA TO OLYMPIA 46mm (1899) COPPER FROM OLYMPIA TO OLYMPIA NGC AU Details 1899 FROM OLYMPIA TO OLYMPIA

Composition: Copper
Diameter: 46mm
Thickness: 3mm

This beautiful medal was issued to correspond with the presentation of a Bronze tablet from the citizens of Olympia Washington to the USFS Olympia upon her return from the Spanish American War.

In a special ceremony conducted on September 29, 1899 the massive bronze tablet, four feet high and three hundred pounds in weight, was mounted on the forward turret of the Protected Cruiser Olympia immediately between its two great guns- a tribute "From Olympia to Olympia". The plaque was designed by a young American sculptor, Paul Winters Morris, under the supervision and guidance of his mentor Daniel Chester French. The central portion of the tablet depicts Victory in flowing robes, bearing in her outstretched hands a scroll across which is inscribed Dewey's historic command, "GRIDLEY, YOU MAY FIRE WHEN READY" Below the scroll in six straight lines divided by the figure of Victory is the inscription; "FROM THE CITIZENS OF OLYMPIA AND STATE OF WASHINGTON GREETINGS OF OLYMPIA TO HER NAMESAKE MDCCC XCVIII"

To commemorate the dedication of that tablet a bronze medal was struck bearing on its obverse a replica of the original plaque and on its reverse a likeness of Admiral Dewey and an impression of the Flagship Olympia.

Reference: "From Olympia To Olympia" by William Dewey in THE NUMISMATIST, January, 1946 pages 6 - 7.
View Coin Bronze Medal Struck from the Propeller of the U.S.S. Olympia, Honeycutt 58a. Honeycutt Plate 2nd Edition BRONZE (1960'S) PHILIPPINE HONEYCUTT-58a U.S.S. OLYMPIA-MANILA BAY HONEYCUTT PLATE 2ND ED. NGC MS 68 BN Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 75.50 mm (2.9725 inches)
Thickness: 5.30 mm (.210 inch)
Weight: 189 grams (6.6668 oz.)

This beautiful medal is an historic artifact of the Battle of Manila Bay. By the 1960's the U.S.S. Olympia, Admiral Dewey's Flagship during the great navel battle, was desperately in need of repairs and restoration. In order to fund the Olympia's restoration the Cruiser Olympia Association had one of the Olympia's Bronze propellers melted and struck into commemorative medals which were sold to the general public. The medals were struck in two sizes, the large 75.5 mm medal depicted here and a much more common 31mm medal utilizing the same design.
View Coin 1899 BRASS MALOS CONSTITUTION PROCLAMATION MEDAL PHILIPPINE MEDALS MALOLOS REPUBLIC BRASS 1899-DATED Philippine HONEYCUTT-62 MALOLOS CONSTITUTION PROCLAMATION NGC AU Details MALOLOS CONSTITUTION PROCLAMATION MEDAL
Honeycutt-62

Composition: Brass
Diameter: 28mm

Obverse: Bust of General Emilo Aguinaldo (President of the Philippine Republic) in center. Inscriptions: "REPUBLICA FILIPINA/PROCLAMATA ENERO/18 MALOLOS 99"

Reverse: "LOS HERUES FILIPINA" inside wreath.

During the Spanish American War of 1898 the Philippine Revolutionary Forces (who had been in rebellion against a tyrannical Spanish government since 1896) fought as allies of the United States. When Spain was defeated our Filipino allies fully expected that they would be granted full independence. Anticipating this event they convened a congress in the municipality of Malolos to adopt a constitution. This VERY RARE Proclamation Medal was issued to commemorate the ratification of the Malolos Constitution which established the first Philippine Republic on January 21, 1899. When it was learned that the Treaty of Paris (February 1899) which ended the Spanish American War ceded sovereignty over the Philippines from Spain to the United States the Philippine Republic declared War on the United States igniting the Philippine American War of 1899 - 1902.

Purchased RAW from Cookie Jar Collectibles in Philippine Mail Bid Sale XXII, Lot #988 (March 31, 2019)
View Coin 1904 PHILIPPINE MEDAL OF HONOR LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO HONEYCUTT-71 United States GiILT BRONZE 37mm 1904 MO H-30-420 MEDAL OF HONOR LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO HONEYCUTT-71 NGC AU Details 1904 LOUSIANA PURCHASE EXPO GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILLIPPINE ISLANDS MEDAL OF HONOR

Diameter: 38mm
Composition: Gilt Bronze
Catalog Numbers: Hendershott-30-420 and Honeycutt-71

Obverse: Seal of the Government of the Philippine Islands in center. Inscribed around the circumference: MEDAL .OF . HONOR / 1904 .

Reverse: Inscribed in center: TO/ space for engraving name of recipient/FOR MERIT/ WORLD'S FAIR ST. LOUIS U.S.A. inscribed around circumference: GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILLIPPINE ISLANDS

This very rare medal was presented to individuals that performed exceptional service to the Philippine Exhibit at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Typical recipients were municipal mayors, tribal chiefs, high level officials of the Government of the Philippine Islands, officers of the Philippine Constabulary, and officers of the Philippine Scouts (the Philippine Division of the United States Army). The Medal of Honor was issued in three award levels Bronze, Silver (Silvered Bronze) and Gold (Gilt Bronze). The Gilt Bronze Medal was the highest of the three award levels for this medal.

Purchased Raw from Cookie Jar Collectibles in Philippine Mail Bid Sale XXII, Lot # 989
View Coin 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT BRONZE AWARD MEDAL United States BRONZE 1904 MO H-30-41 PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT AWARD LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO Honeycutt-70c Ex. Dr. Roger R. McFadden NGC AU 55 1904 MO H-30-41 PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO BRONZE AWARD MEDAL
Honeycutt-70c
Ex. Dr. Roger R. McFadden
NGC AU55

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Bronze
Weight:102.29 grams
Diameter: 63 mm
Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman
Manufacturer: U.S. Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 975
Catalog Numbers: Hendershott H-30-41, & Honeycutt-70c
NGC Population: 1/2 (2/08/2022)

LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION REGULAR AWARD MEDALS
The award medals for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition were designed by Adolph Alexander Weinman (designer of the mercury dime) and struck in Bronze by the United States Mint at Philadelphia. Award Medals were produced in four different award levels; "Bronze Medal", "Silver Medal", "Gold Medal" and "Grand Prize." Each award level was struck in a different shape; round for the "Bronze Medal", square for the "Silver Medal" , triangular for the "Gold Medal",
and a shield shape for the "Grand Prize" medal. In addition to the award medals the mint also struck a bronze "Commemorative Medal" in a triangular shape. All of these medals share a common central obverse and reverse design. It was not uncommon for recipients of the "Silver Medal" to privately have their medals silver plated. Likewise recipients of the "Gold Medal" and "Grand Prize" medal frequently had their medals privately gold plated.
Mintage figures for the regular Award Medals are as follows: Bronze Medal (10,000), Silver Medal (11,500), Gold Medal (9,000), Grand Prize (3,300), and Commemorative Medal (6,000).

OBVERSE DESIGN
The obverse of the medal depicts two female figures above the date MCMIV (1904). The taller figure is Columbia, with her arms spread wide holding the United States flag. The youthful maiden at her side represents the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Emblematic of her reception into the union, the maiden is divesting herself of the cloak of France, the material decorated with bees, the emblem of Napoleon. In the background is the rising sun, marking the dawn of a new era of progress to the nation. Encircling the two figures are the words "Universal Exposition - Saint Louis - United States of America."

REVERSE DESIGN
An American Eagle, wings outstretched sits upon a tablet. The tablet is inscribed with the award level and "LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION". Below the tablet are two dolphins symbolizing the nations' eastern and western boundaries, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION - PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT
The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, held in St. Louis, provided an opportunity for the U.S. government to show off their new colony. The Philippine Exhibit was mammoth with a small Laguna Bay, Walled City, Visayan, and Moro Villages. The exhibit included displays by the various indigenous Philippine tribes, and encampments of the Philippine Constabulary and the Philippine Scouts (the Philippine Division of the United States Army).

LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION - PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT AWARD MEDALS
Philippine Exhibit award medals are known in four levels; "Bronze Medal", "Silver Medal", "Gold Medal," and "Grand Prize". The only difference between the regular issue award medals and Philippine Exhibit award medals is the inscription changes on the cartouche or panel on the reverse of each medal. The tablet on the reverse of the Philippine Exhibit award medals are inscribed with the award level, " PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT" and "LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION". All of the Philippine Exhibit medals are rare and have much lower mintages than their counter-part regular award medal. Mintages for the Philippine Exhibit award medals are as follows: "Bronze Medal" (975), "Silver Medal" (725), "Gold Medal" (600), and "Grand Prize" (100).

AUCTION APPEARANCES OF THIS SPECIMEN
- Heritage Auctions, December 28, 2014, The Dr. Roger R. McFadden Collection of Philippine Exonumia World and Ancient Coin Auction #24149, Lot #61033.
- Stack's Bowers October 2018 Baltimore Auction - session 11 - internet Only - U.S. Coins Part 1, Lot # 10245.

PEDIGREE
Dr. Roger R. McFadden Collection

DESCRIPTION
This elusive specimen was purchased RAW in Stack's Bowers October 2018 Baltimore Auction and came with its original maroon case of issue. Graded NGC AU55 this attractive medal is glossy and caramel in color.

REFERENCES
- Hendershott, Robert L. "1904 St. Louis World's Fair The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Mementos and Memorabilia", Kurt R. Krueger Publishing, Iola, Wisconsin, 1994.
- Honeycutt, Earl D. "Philippine Medals & Tokens 1780 - 2020, 3rd Edition 2020, Mactanboy Press, Chapel Hill, NC 2020.
- Schenkman, David E. and Levine H. Joseph, "Exonumia Notebook - Unlisted St. Louis World's Fair Medals" in "The Numismatist", July 1977 pp 1374 - 1375, at exacteditions.com.
- Schenkman, David E. and Levine H. Joseph, "Exonumia Notebook - St. Louis World's Fair Official Medals" in "The Numismatist", October 1979 pp 2172 - 2175 at exacteditions.com.


View Coin 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Philippine Exhibit Silver-Level Award Medal. Silver Plated Bronze, H-30-60, HONEYCUTT-70b United States SILVER PLATED BRONZE AR/BZ 1904 MO H-30-60 PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT AWARD LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO HONEYCUTT-70b NGC AU 55 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION, PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT SILVER-LEVEL AWARD MEDAL

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver Plated Bronze
Size: 66.7 mm x 66.5 mm
Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman
Manufacturer: U.S. Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 725
Catalog Numbers: Hendershott H-30-60, & Honeycutt-70b
NGC Population: 1/1 (4/07/2021)

REGULAR AWARD MEDALS
The award medals for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition were designed by Adolph Alexander Weinman (designer of the mercury dime) and struck in Bronze by the United States Mint at Philadelphia. Award Medals were produced in four different award levels; "Bronze Medal", "Silver Medal", "Gold Medal" and "Grand Prize." Each award level was struck in a different shape; round for the "Bronze Medal", square for the "Silver Medal" , triangular for the "Gold Medal",
and a shield shape for the "Grand Prize" medal. In addition to the award medals the mint also struck a bronze "Commemorative Medal" in a triangular shape. All of these medals share a common central obverse and reverse design. It was not uncommon for recipients of the "Silver Medal" to privately have their medals silver plated. Likewise recipients of the "Gold Medal" and "Grand Prize" medal frequently had their medals privately gold plated.
Mintage figures for the regular Award Medals are as follows: Bronze Medal (10,000), Silver Medal (11,500), Gold Medal (9,000), Grand Prize (3,300), and Commemorative Medal (6,000).

OBVERSE DESIGN
The obverse of the medal depicts two female figures above the date MCMIV (1904). The tall taller figure is Columbia, with her arms spread wide holding the United States flag. The youthful maiden at her side represents the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Emblematic of her reception into the union, the maiden is divesting herself of the cloak of France, the material decorated with bees, the emblem of Napoleon. In the background is the rising sun, marking the dawn of a new era of progress to the nation. Encircling the two figures are the words "Universal Exposition - Saint Louis - United States of America."

REVERSE DESIGN
An American Eagle, wings outstretched sits upon a tablet. The tablet is inscribed with the award level and "LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION". Below the tablet are two dolphins symbolizing the nations' eastern and western boundaries, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT
The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, held in St. Louis, provided an opportunity for the U.S. government to show off their new colony. The Philippine Exhibit was mammoth with a small Laguna Bay, Walled City, Visayan, and Moro Villages.

PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT AWARD MEDALS
Philippine Exhibit award medals are known in four levels; "Bronze Medal", "Silver Medal", "Gold Medal," and "Grand Prize". The only difference between the regular issue award medals and Philippine Exhibit award medals is the inscription changes on the cartouche or panel on the reverse of each medal. The tablet on the reverse of the Philippine Exhibit award medals are inscribed with the award level, " PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT" and "LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION". All of the Philippine Exhibit medals are rare and have much lower mintages than their counter-part regular award medal. Mintages for the Philippine Exhibit award medals are as follows: "Bronze Medal" (975), "Silver Medal" (725), "Gold Medal" (600), and "Grand Prize" (100).

AUCTION APPEARANCES OF THIS SPECIMEN
This specimen was purchased RAW in Stack's Bowers October 2018 Baltimore Auction - session 11 - internet Only - U.S. Coins Part 1, Lot # 10245.

REFERENCES
- Hendershott, Robert L. "1904 St. Louis World's Fair The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Mementos and Memorabilia", Kurt R. Krueger Publishing, Iola, Wisconsin, 1994.
- Honeycutt, Earl D. "Philippine Medals & Tokens 1780 - 2020, 3rd Edition 2020, Mactanboy Press, Chapel Hill, NC 2020
- Schenkman, David E. and Levine H. Joseph, "Exonumia Notebook - Unlisted St. Louis World's Fair Medals" in "The Numismatist", July 1977 pp 1374 - 1375, at exacteditions.com.
- Schenkman, David E. and Levine H. Joseph, "Exonumia Notebook - St. Louis World's Fair Official Medals" in "The Numismatist", October 1979 pp 2172 - 2175 at exacteditions.com.
View Coin 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION GRAND PRIZE MEDAL (Non Philippine Medal) United States GILT 1904 MO H-30-90 GRAND PRIZE MEDAL LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPO NGC MS 62 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION
GRAND PRIZE MEDAL
Gilt Bronze
Hendershott-30-90
NGC MS62

SPECIFICATIONS
Manufacturer: U.S. Philadelphia Mint
Mintage:3,300
Shape & Dimentions: Shield Shape, Height 74.3 mm, Width 60.2 mm
Weight: 149.7 Grams

DESIGNER
Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman

The "Grand Prize" was the highest of four award medals given out at the 1904 Lousiana Purchase Exposition. Other awards included a "Bronze Medal", Silver Medal", and "Gold Medal". All of the award medals were struck in Bronze. however it was common practice for recipiants of "Gold" and "Grand Prize medals to have their award medals gilded after recieving them.

OBVERSE
The obverse of the medal depicts two female figures above the date MCMIV (1904). The taller figure is Columbia, with her arms spread wide holding the United States flag. The youthful maiden at her side represents the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Emblematic of her reception into the union, the maiden is divesting herself of the cloak of France, the material decorated with bees, the emblem of Napoleon. In the background is the rising sun, marking the dawn of a new era of progress to the nation. Encircling the two figures are the words "Universal Exposition - Saint Louis - United States of America."

REVERSE
The reverse shows an architectural tablet inscribed with "Grand Prize" and "Louisiana Purchase Exposition". Below the tablet are two dolphins symbolizing the nations' eastern and western boundaries, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Above the tablet is a large eagle with its wings spread. :

Purchased in Heritage Auctions, 2021 August 22 Certified American Tokens & Medals Showcase Auction, Auction #60215, Lot # 91445

NGC Population: 1/2 (8/23/2021)
View Coin   Brazil BRONZE 1906 BRAZIL ELIHU ROOT VISIT Ex. David W. Lange NGC MS 65 BN 1906 U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root at the Third Pan-American Conference in Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Bronze Medal
45.5 mm

NGC MS65 BN

PEDIGREE
Ex. David W. Lange

Purchased Raw in Stack's Bowers, November 2015 Baltimore Auction, Lot #24061.
View Coin   PERU MEDALS & TOKENS SILVER 1906 ELIHU ROOT VISIT (62mm) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE (Ag-99%, Cu-1%) NGC MS 62 Diameter: 66 mm (2 7/16 inches)
Weight: 4.6 oz
Composition: 99% Silver, 1% Copper
AWS: 4.55 oz

NGC MS62

The medal was struck in Lima Peru and the sculptor was J.F. Rodriquez. The obverse shows the bust of Root and in Spanish it reads ELIHU ROOT, SECRETARIO DE ESTADOS DE LOS EE.UU.DEAMERICA. The reverse reads RECUERDO - DE SU - VISITA - AL - PERU - SETIEMBRE DE - 1906. The Peruvian arms are in the upper right. Root was the first Secretary of State to officially travel outside the United States.

Elihu Root was an American Lawyer & Statesman. He was born 02/15/1849 & died 02/07/1937. During his lifetime he was Secretary of War for both Presidents McKinley & T. Roosevelt between 1899 & 1904. In 1905 until 1909 he was the 38th Secretary of State under T. Roosevelt. In 1909 he was elected a U.S. Senator from the state of New York. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. This medal pertains to his travel as Secretary of State.
View Coin 1907 BRONZE 1ST LEGISLATIVE SESSION HONEYCUTT-78 PHILIPPINE MEDALS BRONZE 1907-DATED Philippine HONEYCUTT-78 1ST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BASSO-741 NGC MS 63 BN 1907 1ST PHILIPPINE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Crispulo Zamora (Manila)
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 38mm
Catalog Numbers: Basso-741, and Honeycutt-78

Obverse: Seal of the Government of the Philippine Islands in center. Inscribed: PRIMERA ASSEMBLEA LEGISLATIVE/ 16 OCTUBRE 1907

Reverse: "MANILA" inscribed on banner in center. Inscribed in small lettering around lower left circumference: CRISPULO ZAMORA

Purchased RAW from Cookie Jar Collectibles in Philippine Mail Bid Sale XXII, Lot #993 on March 31, 2019

NGC Population: 1/1
View Coin 1907 SILVERED BRONZE 1ST LEGISLATIVE SESSION HONEYCUTT-78a PHILIPPINE MEDALS BRONZE 1907-DATED Philippine HONEYCUTT-78a, SILVERED 1ST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BASSO-741 NGC MS 63 1907 1ST PHILIPPINE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Crispulo Zamora (Manila)
Composition: Silvered Bronze
Diameter: 38mm
Catalog Numbers: Basso-741, and Honeycutt-78

Obverse: Seal of the Government of the Philippine Islands in center. Inscribed: PRIMERA ASSEMBLEA LEGISLATIVE/ 16 OCTUBRE 1907

Reverse: "MANILA" inscribed on banner in center. Inscribed in small lettering around lower left circumference: CRISPULO ZAMORA

Purchased RAW from Cookie Jar Collectibles in Philippine Mail Bid Sale XXII, Lot #994 (March 31, 2019)

NGC Population: 1/1
View Coin 1907 Philippine Assembly - Visit of Secretary of War Taft BRONZE 1907-DATED PHILIPPINE HONEYCUTT-79a 1ST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BASSO-743 NGC AU 58 BN 1907 BRONZE MEDAL
FIRST PHILIPPINE LEGISLATIVE ASSENBLY
VISIT OF SECRETARY OF WAR TAFT

SPECIFICATIONS
Struck by:Crispulo Zamora
Mint Mark: CZ
Diameter: 38 mm
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 24.8 grams

ENGRAVER
Crispulo de Mendoza Zamora (10 June 1871 - 11 October 1922)

OBVERSE
The obverse features the seal of the Government of the U.S. Territory of the Philippines. Inscriptions round the circumference of the obverse are: "Venida Del Secretario De La Guerra Mr. Taft / Para Inaugurar La Asamblea Filipina" / Islas Filipinas.. The inscriptions, which are in Spanish, translate as: "Coming of Secretary of War Mr. Taft / To Inaugurate The Philippine Assembly" / Philippine Islands".

REVERSE
inscribed in Spanish in the center of the reverse is the date "16 Octuber 1907" (October 16 1907). Below the date in very smal letters are the initials "CZ" (Crispula Zamora). Inscriptions round the circumference of the reverse are: "Inauguracion De La Asamblea Filipina / Gobierno Del General Smith / Festejos Populares" The inscriptions which are in Spanish translate as :"Inauguration Of The Philippine Assembly / Governor General Smith / Popular Celebrations"

CATALOG NUMBERS
BASSO-743
HONEYCUTT-79a

The inauguration of the first Philippine Legeslative Assembly was a major milestone in building democratic processes in the Philippine Islands. To celebrate this momentous occasion Secretary of War William Howard Taft traveled to the Philippines to join the celebration. Taft who was the first U.S. Governor General of the Philippines had been promoted to Secretary of War by President Theodore Roosevelt but still had responsibility for the Philippines as the Bureau of Insular Affairs in the U.S. War Department administered all of America's Island Territories.

As part of the celebration the Philippines premier engraver Crispula Zamora designed and engraved medals in two different designs. Both designs were struck in bronze and Silvered Bronze and all are very rare. Although both designs celebrate the 1st Philippine Legislative Assembly only this design commemorates the visit of Secretary of War Taft to this important event.

Purchased from Heritage Auctions in their 2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction, Long Beach #3076, Session 5, Lot # 34506.

NGC AU58 BN
NGC Population: 1/0 (February 10 2022)
View Coin 1907 Great White Fleet Departure Plaque MEDAL 1907-DATED BRONZE ATLANTIC FLEET DEPARTURE THEODORE ROOSEVELT Failor & Hayden-532 NGC MS 65 1907 Great White Fleet Departure Plaque
Bronze. 60.8 mm x 80.1 mm (arched top).

Catalog Number: Failor & Hayden-532
Engraver: Charles E. Barber (obverse) and George Morgan (reverse).

Purchased in Stack's Bowers October 2018 Baltimore Auction, Session 11, Internet Only - U.S. Coins Part 1, Lot #10013
View Coin 1909 Honeycutt-88 Governor General W.C. Forbes - Speaker S. Osmena PHILIPPINE MEDALS BRONZE 1909-DATED Philippine HONEYCUTT-88 W.C. FORBES Honeycutt-88, Basso-752 NGC AU 53 BN 1909-DATED PHILIPPINE BRONZE
HONEYCUTT-88
W.C. FORBES

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 30 mm

OBVERSE
The obverse features the seal of the Government of the U.S. Territory of the Philippines. Inscriptions are: "W.C. FORBES / GOB. GRAL." (W. C. Forbes, Governor General of the Philippines), S. OSMENA / SPEAKER" (S. Osmena, Speaker of the Philippine Legislative Assembly) , and "PATERNO P.TE. CONSTRUC" (Fathers of construction).

REVERSE
The Central feature of the reverse is an inscription in Spanish reading: "DEL CAPITOLIO DE FILIPINAS" (Capitol of the Philippines). Inscriptions around the circumference are "EU 21 MAYO 1909" (May 21, 1909) and "COLOCO LA PRIMERA PIEDRA" (I lay the first stone)

CATALOG NUMBERS
Basso-752
Honeycutt-79a

Purchased RAW from Cookie Jar Collectibles in Philippine Mail Bid Sale XXII+ (September 2019), Lot #995A

NGC AU53 BN
NGC Population 1/0 (November 30 2021)

Photo Vision Imaged
Scratch Resistant Holder
View Coin SILVER MANILA MINT OPENING MEDAL 1920 HK-449 SC$1 WILSON DOLLAR United States SILVER SC$1 1920 HK-449 WILSON DOLLAR MANILA MINT OPENING NGC MS 63 1920 (M) HK-449 SO-CALLED DOLLAR
WILSON DOLLAR
SILVER MEDAL COMMEMORATING THE OPENING OF THE MANILA MINT
NGC MS63

SPECIFICATIONS
Mint: Manila
Mint Mark: None
Composition: .800 silver, .200 copper
Weight: 440 grains
Diameter:38.2 mm
Edge: Plain

Dies for the " Wilson Dollar" were cut by by George Morgan, who was the Mint's Chief Engraver in 1920, and who was also responsible for the U.S. Morgan Silver Dollar.

OBVERSE
The obverse presents a well executed portrait of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. Inscriptions are; "PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES".

REVERSE
The reverse shows a representation of "Juno Moneta" (the goddess of money and minting) kneeling and watching over a nude youth who is pouring planchets (coin blanks) into a coining press. Inscriptions are: "TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE MINT", MANILA P.I.", and "1920". A small letter M (for Morgan) is inscribed to the right of Juno Moneta's left foot. The design used is a modification of a much earlier Morgan design that was used on several of the U.S. Assay Commissions Annual Medals in the 1880s and 1890s.




Left: reverse of the 1890 U.S. Assay Commission Medal. Right: reverse of the 1920 Manila Mint Opening Commemorative Medal.

Mintage 2,200 Silver (HK-449), 3,700 Bronze (HK-450), and between 5 and 15 Gold (HK-1031). The surviving number of Wilson Dollars particularly in mint state is much less as many specimens were lost during WWII. When Japan invaded the Philippines in 1942 the U.S. government dumped 16 million Pesos in silver coins into Manila Bay to prevent it's seizure by the Japanese. Many Silver and Bronze Wilson Dollars were included in this dumping. Although many of these coins and medals were salvaged after the war the majority are heavily corroded from their long immersion in salt water.

All Wilson Dollars are scarce particularly in true Mint State. According to NGC and PCGS online population reports (3/10/2014) NGC and PCGS combined have only certified 120 Silver and 22 Bronze Wilson Dollars in MS60 and above.

NGC PHOTO PROOF STATEMENT REGARDING THIS SPECIMEN
"The opening of the Manila Mint in The Philippines prompted the production there of handsome medals in bronze, silver and gold. The dies were sculpted by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver George T. Morgan. Of the 2,200 silver impressions struck, an unknown quantity was dumpted into the sea to prevent their capture by the advancing Japanese Army in 1942. pristine examples such as this choice silver piece are thus quite rare. Well struck overall and highly lustrous, this lovely medal displays subtle blushes of gold, blue and red at its peripheries. NGC has certified 48 examples as MS63 and just 31 finer (11-21)."

Auction Appearances Of This Specimen:
Stephen Album Rare Coins (www.stevealbum.com) Auction 31, Lot 1010, Item No:237255
Cookie Jar Collectibles, September 2019, Philippine Mail Bid Sale XXII+, Lot # 974.

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View Coin 1943 Bronze Laurel Medal Philippines World War II Japanese Occupation BRONZE 1943 Basso-163, Honetcutt-321 PCGS MS 63 PHILIPPINES - Japanese Occupation Bronze Medal, 1943, PCGS MS-63
Honeycutt-321, Basso-165

SPECIFICATIONS:
Manafactorer: C. Zamora & Sons, Manila
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 44 mm
Weight: 42 grams
Mintage: 2,000

This medal was struck to commemorate the appointment of Jose Paciano Laurel to the "Puppet" Presidency of the Philippines by the Japanese.

OBVERSE
Bust of Jose Laurel facing left, Inscriptions are:"JOSE PACIANO LAUREL".

REVERSE
Flag of the Philippines, legend above, date below. Inscriptions are: "REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS" and "1943".

Purchased in Heritage Auctions, November 2022 World Collectors Choice Online Auction - Ancient & World Coins, Lot # 75493.
View Coin 1943 Bronze Medal. Laurel and Vargas Facing Busts Philippines BRONZE MEDAL 1943 PHIL BASSO-166 LAUREL MEDAL - FLAG Honeycutt-322 NGC MEDAL MS 64 BN 1943 REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES (JAPANESE PUPPET GOVERNMENT) BRONZE MEDAL
JOSE LAUREL & JORGE VARGAS
Basso-166, Honeycutt-322

Diameter: 44 mm
Weight: 42.21 g
Composition: Bronze
Mintage: 1,500

During the World War ll Japanese Occupation of the Philippines a puppet Philippine Republic was established with Dr. Jose Laurel, who had served as Justice of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Phillippines, as President and Jorde Vargus as Chairman of the Executive Council. This medal was struck to honor the 1943 establishment of the puppet Republic and Executive Council. After the war both Laurel and Vargas were acquitted of collaboration with the Japanese.

The Obverse of the medal depicts facing busts of Laurel and Vargas. Inscriptions are: REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS / 1943 / SANGUNIANG TAGAPAGPAGANAP.

The reverse depicts the historic triangular symbol of the Katipunan revolutionary movement of 1896. Inside the triangle are three stars which represent the three major land masses of the Philippines: Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. In the center of the triangle is a sun which represents Liberty. Eminating from the sun are eight rays representing the first eight provinces to rebel against Spain. Inscriptions are:KALAYAAN / KAPAYAPAAN / KATARUNGAN

Purchased in Heritage Auctions 2022 November 14 Milford, N.H. Collection of US Philippine Coinage Showcase Auction #63194, Lot #91213
View Coin JULY 4,1946 - $2 GOLD TOKEN Celebrating Philippine Independence HONEYCOTT-1101 PHILIPPINE MEDALS GOLD 1946-DATED Philippine HONEYCUTT-1101 PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE NGC AU Details Two-Dollar Gold Token 1946
Basso-250, Honeycutt-1101
Privately issued token to celebrate Philippine Independence

Composition: 91% Gold
Diameter:15 mm

OBVERSE
Bust facing left. Inscriptions are "REPUBLICA FILIPINA" and "JULIO 4, 1946".

REVERSE
The reverse features a Spanish shield with 2 Pillars. Inscriptions are "91% / ORO DE LAS ISLAS" , "2 D", and "FILIPINAS".

Purchased RAW from Cookie Jar Collectibles

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