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Commems Collection: 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary

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Continuing our northern swing, next up is the 1936 Connecticut Tercentenary in PCGS MS-65.

The coin was issued to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Connecticut Colony. The obverse features the famous Charter Oak, the hiding place for the colony's Royal Charter when an attempt was made by King James II (through his local administrator Sir Edmund Andros) to revoke it. The reverse features a standing eagle. Interestingly, while the coins were designed by Henry Kreiss, both sides are based on paintings by Charles De Wolf Bromwell.

Kreiss also designed the companion commemorative medal; I've included images of it below. The obverse features a group of men and women symbolizing the founders of Connecticut; Thomas Hooker, lead founder, is at the center. The medal's reverse depicts three grapevines (as seen on the Colony/State Seal) that originally symbolized the three initial settlements of Connecticut. On the medal, however, they appear to be tied to the principles of Religion, Law and Education.

Enjoy!


1935 Connecticut Tercentenary -- Obverse




1935 Connecticut Tercentenary -- Reverse




1935 Connecticut Tercentenary Medallion -- Obverse




1935 Connecticut Tercentenary Medallion -- Reverse


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 Posted 03/29/2012  10:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TreeMonkey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm enjoying your coins and history lesson! Thanks for sharing.
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breath-taking specimens...
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Very nice!

I have always liked this design. I wish I had some tie to Connecticut. If I did, it would be a contender for the last hole in my 7070.

Curse my need for a personal attachment to the coin in that final hole.
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By far one of my top 5 favorite commems. What a design, love the art deco-y motif.
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 Posted 03/30/2012  4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Loving every single one!
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Lovely coin (again) commems ... your example is much 'cleaner' than my MS65 Connecticut ... with much nicer all-around eye appeal.

Interesting how PCGS again misspelled the name of the coin.

I am also enjoying very much the associated medals you are showing. This one .. along with the Maryland medal ... are great historical links to the coins and events.

The folks shown on the obverse of this medal appear to be a bit 'stretched' ... perhaps Connecticut in 1935 was the home of the tall and thin people?

Wondering how to learn more about the medals?

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 Posted 03/31/2012  09:58 am  Show Profile Check muddler's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another great example and the medal is quite interesting too. One of my favorite designs, the charter oak is cool and the reverse eagle is majestic. Funny my favorite quarter is also the charter oak coin.
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nickelsearcher: Yes, everyone is quite tall and thin! I wonder if Kreiss wore glasses with "special" lenses?

I'm working on an article about the commemorative coin-medal tie-ins -- I'll keep CCF posted on its progress.

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 Posted 04/04/2012  12:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm originally from CT and I don't have one yet. Maybe some day. Very nice coin.
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