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 Posted 02/27/2012  02:49 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add CCya to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

PE-20 General George G. Meade Medal, awarded in 1866 by the Union League of Philadelphia.
Engraver Anthony C. Paquet. One gold piece struck for the General himself. One Hundred struck in bronze 79mm which is seen here.

Original case.





sorry if I've posted this before. Still one of my favorites!

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 Posted 02/27/2012  03:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mitchhailey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't collect medals but that is sweet!
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 Posted 02/27/2012  04:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WOW!

the contrast is insane! beautiful medal
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 Posted 02/28/2012  12:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crownman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ahh you got me beat! My favorite medal I own is my bronze Battle of Lexington Centennial medal which is 9 years younger than yours and had 200 struck compared to your 100! Fantastic medal you have there! Wouldn't mind having one in my collection at all
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 Posted 02/28/2012  03:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mitchhailey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm new into medals and am wondering where you find ones of this quality? eBay or auction houses like Heritage?
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 Posted 02/28/2012  09:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
mitch he has been posting these things for years on this forum and I don't think he finds them on any online place, I think he has connections for them or something. He has some of the best looking medals I have ever seen and most I didn't even know existed. These are two of the ones he has posted that I really like
www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49962

www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=16699
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I'm new into medals and am wondering where you find ones of this quality? eBay or auction houses like Heritage?




Hello Mitch,
This piece was found on eBay. A big surprise for one of this quality. Americana auctions such as Heritage or Stacks,now Stacks and Bowers are a good source on these.
Keep in mind that you can pick up electrotypes for a fraction of the price of an original. Albeit they are harder to come across then originals but not as sought after.

Example of an electrotype below,

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 Posted 02/29/2012  9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CheetahCats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
absolutely beautiful specimens and top-shelf photography!
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 Posted 03/01/2012  03:34 am  Show Profile Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are two very beautiful medals.
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 Posted 03/02/2012  1:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coindog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow that second medal has some amazing artwork. How much did you pick that one up for, if you dont mind me asking?
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 Posted 03/02/2012  2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CCya to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How much did you pick that one up for


The Taylor electrotype cost $275.00
A mint made example in that condition would run $1200.00 give or take.
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 Posted 03/02/2012  6:16 pm  Show Profile Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How can you tell that it's an electrotype?
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How can you tell that it's an electrotype?


Look at the rim of the medal. If you see indications of a seam where two halfs were joined it is an electrotype copy.
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 Posted 03/03/2012  1:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chris beatie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow both those are INCREDIBLE!
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 Posted 03/17/2012  08:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nicwinner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i like metals! especially those cameo detail ones!
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