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

 
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 Posted 06/07/2019  10:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DrDarryl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Recently added to my research collection. Struck by the Philadelphia Mint for President Eisenhower's use at the 1960 Paris Summit. Designed by Frank Gasparro. Gifted in France. Circulating population 709. An active presidential award at the time of issue, now a rare presidential numismatic artifact that is tied to failure of the 1960 Paris Summit and part of US history in the escalation of the cold war with the Soviet Union.

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A toned specimen in my collection.
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 Posted 06/08/2019  05:34 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks DrDarry. I didn't know such existed.
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 Posted 06/10/2019  12:48 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't posted here in a while so I thought I would put up one of the four quite recent additions to my Nürnberg-Fürther Strassenbahn 20 pfennig set. I haven't counted, but I think I'm closing in on all of the designs.

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Wenzel Jamnitzer (1507-1585) was the best known German goldsmith of his era and served a succession of Holy Roman Emperors as court goldsmith. He was also known as an artist and print maker through the craft of etching.



An example of his work - a silver box for writing utensils:



Jamnitzer performed scientific studies to improve the technical knowledge of his guild. In 1568 he published Perspectiva Corporum Regularium (Perspective of Regular Solids), a book remembered for its engravings of polyhedra. This book was based on Plato's Timaeus and Euclid's Elements, and it contained 120 forms based on the Platonic solids. An example:



The above plate is quite remarkable because the form on the left is almost exactly that of the rhombic triacontahedron, and the core of the shape on the right is almost exactly the great stellated dodecahedron. Both of these were first presented mathematically by Kepler, fifty years later, in 1619. Links concerning this work:

https://www.georgehart.com/virtual-...mnitzer.html
https://www.maa.org/press/periodica...tonic-solids

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In 1543 he was appointed as a coin and seal die-cutter by the city of Nuremberg. In 1552, he became master of the city mint.
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 Posted 06/10/2019  04:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great stuff spruett001
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 Posted 06/10/2019  09:03 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was stationed in Nurnberg for a while. Rode the strassenbahn frequently. Don't know if any tokens made it home with me.
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 Posted 06/10/2019  09:15 am  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Super post Spruuuuu! Very informative and excellent octagonal token.
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 Posted 06/10/2019  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
spruett001- Very impressive! !
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 Posted 06/10/2019  3:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I haven't posted here in a while so I thought I would put up one of the four quite recent additions to my Nürnberg-Fürther Strassenbahn 20 pfennig set. I haven't counted, but I think I'm closing in on all of the designs.
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 Posted 06/11/2019  02:18 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comments. I have many more I hope to post in the future.


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I haven't counted, but I think I'm closing in on all of the designs.


Quoting myself, I did count tonight and I have 29 plus one on the way of the 45 designs, so 67% completed.


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I was stationed in Nurnberg for a while. Rode the strassenbahn frequently. Don't know if any tokens made it home with me.


If any did, I don't think they would be these. They are nearly 100 years old.
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 Posted 06/11/2019  10:10 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
spruett - definitely not these then, But my experience was nearly 50 years ago and memories are beginning to fade
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 Posted 06/11/2019  11:12 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Recent addition, MIDLAND EMPIRE STATE FAIR & RODEO, Billings Montana, featuring a favorite western Americawriter, Will James. Born in Quebec Canada in 1892, he moved to the Montana area and wrote some classic titles including Sand and Smokey the Cow Horse. Also know for his artwork.

Minted in 1968 in nickel-silver by the Franklin mint, once available in both a red and a blue holder, seen by me only online, don't know the difference. Text on either card states 250 minted.





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 Posted 06/11/2019  12:14 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
999fine, nice acquisition!
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
Machine Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
Split Plate Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/357614
2000 P LMC With Retained Struck Through error. http://goccf.com/t/357080
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 Posted 06/11/2019  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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MIDLAND EMPIRE STATE FAIR & RODEO, Billings Montana, featuring a favorite western Americawriter, Will James

That's really nice, and a very limited edition. If I knew much about will James, I had forgotten it.

I love it when someone's medal or token or exonumia leads me down the path of Google to learn something new.

Awesome medal.
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 Posted 06/11/2019  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Recent addition, MIDLAND EMPIRE STATE FAIR & RODEO, Billings Montana, featuring a favorite western Americawriter, Will James.
Very nice!
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