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Seventeenth Century Port of Amsterdam
1 Florijn.
(Token)

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 Posted 10/11/2019  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I posted the following in the wrong thread, moved here:

An addition to my "Americana" medals



Obv:

HOOVER DAM
LAS VEGAS
NEVADA


and image of dam

Rev:

Text
TO COMMEMORATE
THE STARTING
OF THE
$165,000,000.00
BOULDER CANYON
PROJECT
1931


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WHITEMEAD - HOAG
(the medal creators)

I have searched to find information if this is indeed a 1931 contemporary (or close) issue to the actual construction, but have come up with nothing other than other medal listings. Examples are rather common.

Here is some text lifted from the website of THE HOOVER DAM TOUR COMPANY https://www.hooverdamtourcompany.com/hoover.html which offers insight into the politics of the name:

...

Initially the surveyors suggested the dam should be built at Boulder Canyon due to the granite rock floor. This brought about the name "Boulder Canyon." Once the dam's height was reviewed it was determined that Black Canyon would be more suitable since the dam would not have to be as high as at Boulder Canyon.

While preparing for the dam's construction, the railroad had to lay track to the dam site. To officially begin the railroad track project, on September 17, 1930, Secretary of the Interior, Ray L. Wilbur, named the dam "Hoover Dam" at the spike driving ceremony. This announcement came as a surprise to reporters.

Then in 1933 the country changed political party representation by voting Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt into office. Early in his term on May 8, 1933 Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior changed the name back to "Boulder Dam."

After 14 years congress felt compelled to pass a joint resolution to change the name back to "Hoover Dam" in honor of the United States 31st president, Herbert Hoover.

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Construction of the dam was, as they say, an engineering marvel. I once viewed a documentary on the construction. Truly amazing. It was a sight, too, to drive across the dam, which I believe is no longer possible due to the highway bypass.
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1859-1984 Hawkesbury, Ontario -
Hawkesbury Dollar .



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 Posted 10/11/2019  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
999 Dam nice medal! Great historical info.

Dorado you're on a roll! Thanks guys!
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I have searched to find information if this is indeed a 1931 contemporary (or close) issue to the actual construction, but have come up with nothing other than other medal listings. Examples are rather common.


I am interested in how you would go about determining this. If you have any info or follow up information later please share.
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A link to the encased Jamestown Exposition Encased cent project I posted a few days ago. I picked the Indian I liked for it. Link to Copy
http://goccf.com/t/357785
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1981 Home of the R.C.M.P.
Regina Commemorative Dollar.



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1981 Home of the R.C.M.P.
Regina Commemorative Dollar.


Really nice! I find the reverse particularly stunning.
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 Posted 10/13/2019  10:40 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My 13th Century of Progress Medal

Fairly recent, fairly common



Just keeping the ball in play...
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And my favorite for the week, perhaps should say for the year...



I seem to recall from last year a couple of posters who "collect" this topic
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I am looking for a transit token with the letter Q in the center or punched in the token? Looking for city name.

Thanks for your help.
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