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

 
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 Posted 11/03/2019  5:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BCTokens to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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A quick Google search shows Mr Vilas was a prominent "druggist" in S. Dakota in the early 20th century.


Since at least 1936, and they are still around, but not in Bryant any more.

Thanks for the information. I had set my search too narrow, and didn't turn up anything.

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 Posted 11/09/2019  7:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yarm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1887 Golden Jubilee medal in white metal, 45mm, BHM-3295.


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 Posted 11/11/2019  05:42 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yarm - a very attractive portrait. And at 45mm it must be stunning in-hand.
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 Posted 11/11/2019  07:04 am  Show Profile   Check yellow88's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add yellow88 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1800's Napoleon Empereur France Spiel Marke, holed


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 Posted 11/15/2019  01:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BCTokens to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an advertising piece for the Irish Sweepstakes:

The obverse reads:

IRISH HOSPITAL SWEEPS
TICKETS 10/- EACH
GRAND NATIONAL MARCH
THE DERBY JUNE
CAMBRIDGESHIRE OCTOBER

FORTUNE AWAITS YOU




And the reverse has instructions:

LUCKY SQUARE
SIT ON THIS AND WISH
YOUR WISH WILL BE GRANTED

APPLIES ONLY TO THE VIRTUOUS



I'm afraid to try it in case it doesn't work.

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 Posted 11/15/2019  10:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Here is an advertising piece for the Irish Sweepstakes:
Very nice!


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I'm afraid to try it in case it doesn't work.
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 Posted 11/17/2019  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yellow88 - had not been familiar with such, thanks for showing.

BCTokens - Nice! I have a fondness for tokens that have a tie-in to history, contemporary of the time.
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 Posted 11/17/2019  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My 22nd different Century of Progress medal...

31mm brass,




Obv:

1833 / 1933
SOUVENIR
A CENTURY
OF PROGRESS
CHICAGO

GREENDUCK CHI.


Rev:

An aerial view of the fair grounds, no text.

This appears to be polished brass, not gilt.


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 Posted 11/17/2019  1:43 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great new additions since I've been able to check in. Thanks!
Glad the thread lives on!
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 Posted 11/19/2019  12:39 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1964 Nevada Statehood Heraldic Art Medal
(My 32nd Different Heraldic Art So-called Half Dollar so far)

There are over 65 Heraldic Art medals to make up a complete set, I have no present ambitions to complete the set but I do grab one if I like it and it will expand my collection.
(Images will update when I get a chance to rework pictures)

Silver mining in Nevada, a state of the United States, began in 1858 with the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the first major silver-mining district in the United States. Nevada calls itself the "Silver State."
Nevada is the nation's second-largest producer of silver, after Alaska. In 2014 Nevada produced 10.93 million troy ounces of silver, of which 6,74 million ounces were as a byproduct of the mining of gold.
Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War in 1864.
Eight days before the presidential election of 1864, Nevada became the 36th state in the union, despite lacking the minimum requisite 60,000 residents in order to become a state.
At the time Nevada's population was little more than 10,000.
Rather than sending the Nevada constitution to Washington by Pony Express, the full text was sent by telegraph at a cost of $3,416.77.
It was the most costly telegraph on file for a single dispatch. Finally, the response from Washington came on October 31, 1864: "the pain is over, the child is born, Nevada this day was admitted into the Union".
Statehood was rushed to the date of October 31 to help ensure Abraham Lincoln's reelection on November 8 and post-Civil War Republican dominance in Congress, as Nevada's mining-based economy tied it to the more industrialized Union. As it turned out, however, Lincoln and the Republicans won the election handily, and did not need Nevada's help.

The Carson City Mint was built as a result of the great amounts of silver mined in Nevada. Founder of Carson City and named the first superintendent of the newly constructed Mint, Abraham Curry oversaw the production of the first coins struck at the Carson City Mint in January of 1870. The first coins struck were those of Christian Gobrecht's Liberty Seated silver dollars design from 1836. The famous "CC" mintmark was chosen and placed below the heraldic eagle.
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 Posted 11/19/2019  2:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice add and write up TNG
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 Posted 11/19/2019  5:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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1964 Nevada Statehood Heraldic Art Medal
Very nice!

I never knew Nevada was way below the population threshold for statehood.
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