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Commems Collection: 1934 Maryland Tercentenary

 
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 Posted 03/27/2012  6:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Leaving the Deep South today and heading north for a few days... First stop, a 1934 Maryland in PCGS MS-65.

The Maryland half commemorates the 300th anniversary of the state's founding as a colony by Cecil Calvert (Lord Baltimore) in 1634. The obverse features Cecil Calvert, while the reverse presents the Maryland Coat-of-Arms. The coin was designed by Hans Schuler for the Maryland Tercentenary Commission; Mr. Schuler also designed the Commission's Tercentenary medal (shown below).

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I've had the piece shown here for a number of years now and think it a nice example. I've also seen some nice MS-66s out there, so I admit to having thoughts of upgrading from time to time. Each time, however, I've decided I liked my coin just fine and have kept it. I'm not trying to assemble the "finest known" set (or anything close), so, while I do go after higher grade pieces for my set, I try to focus on finding coins I like and will enjoy owning vs. simply buying the highest grade coin I can afford. Sometimes the two philosophies coincide, sometimes they don't! When they don't, I go with "I like it!".

Enjoy!


1934 Maryland Tercentenary - Obverse




1934 Maryland Tercentenary - Reverse




1934 Maryland Tercentenary Medal - Obverse




1934 Maryland Tercentenary Medal - Reverse


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 Posted 03/27/2012  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have always liked the PCGS old green holders, they seem to be more appealing to me. The medal also is very cool.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hermanwilliams to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love the commemm. half dollars. In another thread I posted about building a lesson plan/history lesson for middle school aged kids and its relation to money. I've got to figure out how to add some of these in that "curriculum".
Thanks for posting these.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your collection is inspiring and wonderful commems ...

This is a coin that can be found in MS66 with a visual impact that meets our needs ... if you find the right one.


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I'm not trying to assemble the "finest known" set (or anything close), so, while I do go after higher grade pieces for my set, I try to focus on finding coins I like and will enjoy owning vs. simply buying the highest grade coin I can afford.


I salute and endorse that attitude.

For example ... I have in my cherished 50-coin MS type set an amazing 1935 Elgin half in PCGS MS65/CAC ... blazing white cartwheel luster with a hammered strike ... a 1 in many thousand coin eye appeal.

I could easily purchase an MS66 example for just a few dollars more ... but have never seen an MS66 that is even close to the visual impact of my humble MS65 coin ... and I am in the hunt for my enjoyment ... not the chase of a 'great set' as measured soley by technical grade.

Someday ... when my set is passed along/sold ... the best I can hope for is the epitaph that "David searched for and collected quality coins".

Thanks for sharing your quality set.

David
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Someday ... when my set is passed along/sold ... the best I can hope for is the epitaph that "David searched for and collected quality coins".


Amen!
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 Posted 03/27/2012  9:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can anyone remind me the translation Of the Latin Phrase below the shield? If I remember correctly, it's funny.
Another fantastic coin.
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Fatti Maschii Parole Femine

Deeds are manly, words are womanly.


I offer no editorial comment!
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 Posted 03/28/2012  07:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's right, ha, makes me love this coin.
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 Posted 03/28/2012  10:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice commem!
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 Posted 03/28/2012  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fabulous coin!
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