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A Continuing Thread ~ Post Your Recent Tokens, Medals, Exonumia Acquisition

 
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 Posted 11/26/2017  7:06 pm Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Pictures are nice but if you can, add some info about your item(s) you post too. If you can't identify it, maybe somebody else will help us out.

If possible make use of the "Get a Link to to this Reply" button when referring to somebody else's addition if commenting on it or helping to identify.

The intended purpose of this thread is to share our treasured finds and our knowledge about them.

No medal or token is too ugly or common to post.
Thanks for your contributions.

Your posts do not have to be a recent acquisition. Catch up is always allowed.
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 Posted 11/26/2017  7:21 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Alrighty, I start this off. I made this collage of the 7 Heraldic Art Medals I have snatched up in the past couple weeks.
This set contains around 60 sterling medals minted from 1959 to about 1976 from what I gather so far and found a collector following after the US Commeorative Half Dollars ceased. They are referred to as "So-called Half Dollars" and contain .925 Sterling silver. Some I have found lack detail in strike.
I have been finding some of the better struck issues that catch my eye.
The price range varies by what a seller will ask, but the average medal has been getting about $15 to $30.
Some of the issues are either more popular or harder to find and get a bit more.

I am not interested in making a set, but there are still a few that I wouldn't mind adding to these.
The maximum mintages was set at 6000 each but many were melted in the late 70's and early 80's during the silver boom and not all years reached 6000 mintage.

Thanks for looking.
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 Posted 11/26/2017  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guess this counts, an Inauguration Medal from Tricky Dick's Second round in 1973. Spiro T, soon had to go and shortly thereafter Mr RJN himself had to leave, something about a Watergate something or another...



This thing is a paperweight. 70mmx7mm and 235.5gr! Also Brass!
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 Posted 11/27/2017  09:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This thread will be one to watch. Looking good so far.


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Guess this counts, an Inauguration Medal from Tricky Dick's Second round in 1973.
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 Posted 11/27/2017  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have three Medals/Tokens that were in the bottom of the box of coins that I inherited. They are certainly not as beautiful nor valuable as what has been posted.I'm not even sure if their worthy of posting.But what the heck, I'll post them.

Token 1.
Dante Alighieri

Italy Token
Year-1965
Copper-Nickel
Weight-6.90gr.
Diameter-29mm
Thickness-1mm

Obverse- Left profile of Dante Alighieri
Lettering- mcclxv (1265) mcmlxv (1965)

Reverse- Burning Flame
Lettering- Mostro Cio Che potea La lingua
Translation- Monster what it could do our language.



Token 2.
Christoforo Colombo
Italy Token
Year-1992
Copper-Nickel
Weight-6.90gr.
Diameter-28mm
Thickness-1mm

Obverse
Bust of Christoforo Colombo 3/4 Facing
Lettering-Christoforo Colombo

Reverse
Sailing Ship
Lettering-Trans Mare Currunt



Token 3.

Leonardo Da Vinci
Italy Token
Year Unknown
Copper-Nickel
Weight-6.90gr.
Diameter-28mm
Thickness-1mm

Obverse

Bust of Leonardo Da Vinci 3/4 Facing
Lettering-Leonardo Da Vinci Arte-Scienza-Tecnica
Translation-Art-Science-Technique

Reverse

A coin press
I have not been able to find any information on the lettering below the coin press nor can I decipher the lettering.









The above information for all three tokens is all that I have been able to find. If anyone has more info, please post it. thank you!
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 Posted 11/27/2017  8:35 pm  Show Profile   Check alganbagerap's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sadly, your medals are all very bad copies of a poorly produced series of medals in the mid 60s.
The quote from your first medal, Mostro Cio Che potea La lingua has been taken out of context from Canto VII of Dante's Inferno. The full phrase is meant to indicate that the full glory of the Latin language is being shown or proved. In English, you can see mostro in the middle of demonstrate, which may give you a feel for the original meaning.
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 Posted 11/27/2017  8:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, now I know!
Thank you for the information alganbagerap!
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 Posted 11/27/2017  9:05 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the additional polite info alganbagerap! Much appreciated! Very worthy medals Toot, I am grateful for your contributions and I am a fan of ol' Colombo!

Just how I hoped this thread would work.
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 Posted 11/27/2017  9:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you TNG
And your welcome
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 Posted 11/27/2017  9:50 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Moments ago, I won this medal. A little excited about it with my last second bid. I only had 7 cents to spare. It was listed as Christopher Carson and not by his more famous name Kit Carson otherwise, I may have not won it.
You won't see this one come up in silver or bronze very often. There were 7500 minted in silver and the same amount in bronze by The Medallic Art Co.
I recently read his biography and he was one of the toughest men in the Wild West. A brutal Indian killer for sure.
It fits in a theme with a few other medals I have been capturing, such as Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Buffalo Bill Cody but those are by other medal makers.



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 Posted 11/27/2017  10:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I have not been able to find any information on the lettering below the coin press nor can I decipher the lettering.


Leonardo da Vinci was known to write in shorthand and also backwards in his notebooks, either to obfuscate them from prying eyes or to prevent ink smudging on his hand (or both). I recommend looking at this text in a mirror as a start.
"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
-----King Adz
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 Posted 11/27/2017  11:53 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here it is reversed. That's pretty knowledgable about that Spence
Sorta looks like Defannlu Vigaro or something?
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 Posted 11/28/2017  12:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys! I had not thought of that. Now I need to figure out what it actually says.
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 Posted 11/28/2017  01:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Turn with Vigor".....

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 Posted 11/28/2017  01:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's probably pretty close Crazyb0!

I believe the second word is vigore which is Italian and means force! Vigor in English.
Tomorrow I'm gonna brake out the microscope and try to figure out all of the letters of the first word.
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This is a medal I purchased earlier this year as a member of the EAC.

The edge has the words "History", "Education" and "Friendship"


I'm slowly building my numismatic library--106 works and counting

With assistance, trying to compile a listing of numismatic reference books & materials available to collectors http://goccf.com/t/174749
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