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A Continuing Thread ~ Post Your Tokens, Medals, Exonumia Acquisitions

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 Posted 11/28/2017  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MontCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My wife picked this out of a coin shops junk bin. I wish I knew what it was when we picked it up. There were several others from this series in the bin that day.

These were given out at Husky Gas Stations here is the US in the late 60s through the early 70s. They were minted by the Franklin Mint for the Husky Oil Company as a promotional "Collect Them All" gimmick. There are 13 medals in this series....guess I'll have to catch em all.

The series is titled Rugged Americans.


This is where our world (coin collecting) combines with the really popular collector category of Gas and Oil memorabilia.
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 Posted 11/29/2017  12:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MontCollector, Thats a really neat medal! Funny you posted it as I just looked at a whole set of them this afternoon! I went back in my browser history and found it. Check out the link below.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hu....m2548.l4275
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 Posted 11/29/2017  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This is a medal I purchased earlier this year as a member of the EAC.

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My wife picked this out of a coin shops junk bin.
Both are very nice!
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 Posted 11/29/2017  12:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the EAC and Geronimo medals. Nice!
I have an old Goudy non sport trading card with that Geronimo mugshot.

Add these two to my Heraldic Medals from this earlier post.
http://goccf.com/t/301479#2575015

1962 Louisiana and 1959 Hawaii



In 1959 The Hawaii medals were struck in 192 gr sterling at first but the US Treasury Dept forced the weight change to be 262 gr sterling. Some of the Hawaii medals were struck in the heavier weight.

This is the "Thin" Hawaii Statehood medal. One of the more desirable Heraldic medals in either weight. But the Hawaii "Thin" medal had a mintage of 4600 and the "Thick" had a mintage of 1200.

Three different medals were struck each year from 1959 to 1978 which makes a total of 60 medals in a complete set. The mintages were reported between 5000 and no more than 7000 but there is some info that some were significantly lower than 5000 and the silver boom of the late 70's and early 80's resulted in many being melted.


A note on the mintage figures I am supplying.
There are contradictory numbers found on the internet about Heraldic Art Medals and that is if you can even find them. If anyone finds a really good source, PM me please.
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 Posted 11/29/2017  1:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow TNG, I really had no idea that medals such as the one's you have been posting, as well as others that have shared, even existed! They really are beautiful and unique

This is indeed a great thread that you have started as well as a learning tool for those of us (unless I'm the only one) that didn't know of their existence. I'm impressed and looking forward to seeing more. Thank you, and those who have and will be sharing theirs
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 Posted 11/29/2017  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Toot and jbuckster ... Heres a little bit of info. Wish the whole book was there. I think there's 13 pages of the book here. Just click anywhere on a page and it goes to the next.
http://www.heraldicartmedals.com/
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In 1959 The Hawaii medals were struck in 192 gr sterling at first but the US Treasury Dept forced the weight change to be 262 gr sterling. Some of the Hawaii medals were struck in the heavier weight.

This is the "Thin" Hawaii Statehood medal. One of the more desirable Heraldic medals in either weight. But the Hawaii "Thin" medal had a mintage of 4600 and the "Thick" had a mintage of 1200.


I made the low vs. high volcano discovery relating to the Hawaii Statehood medal back in 2013.

It's easy to spot this variety (high volcano on left and low volcano on right).



All gold issues are low volcano.


All medal configured dies are high volcano.




There are five varieties of the Hawaii Statehood medal. More details can be found at my ANA blog.
https://www.money.org/collector/drd...cano-variety
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 Posted 12/01/2017  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wowzer! Aloha-mazing! Those gold ones are very rare.
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 Posted 12/01/2017  1:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biedercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Very nice Hawaii coins! I'd overlooked that these are dated 1959 coins; guess I'm going shopping!

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 Posted 12/01/2017  3:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This isn't a new acquisition of mine (as I picked it up in Berlin in 1990), but I believe that it is the only medal that I own, so I'm hoping that you don't mind if I post it here. It is an East German Civil Defense medal and seems to be made from plated steel.

My German translation skills aren't great, but it is says something like "For true devotion to duty" and "For the protection of these workers and farmers".



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 Posted 12/01/2017  10:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good one Spence
OK so here's a bunch of Canadian Royal Family medals of which I made a collage.



Top left is about quarter size and is sterling
1897 Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Top right is a Half Dollar size bronze
1897 Four Generations
Middle left is bronze Half Dollar size
1927 Royal Visit Medal
Middle right is bronze Dollar size
1939 Royal Visit Medal
Bottom left is bronze Dollar size
1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation
and bottom right is a small cent size
1967 Centennial of The Confederation
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 Posted 12/02/2017  01:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence, that's a pretty cool medal to have

TNG, You made those in collage? Awesome! I'm impressed
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My German translation skills aren't great, but it is says something like "For true devotion to duty" and "For the protection of these workers and farmers".


I would say that "Für treue Pflichterfüllung" means "For Dutiful Service."

"Für den Schutz der Arbeiter-und-Bauern macht" means "For the Protection of the Workers and Farmers Power". Or, power as in contribution. I think that's why "macht" appears at the end; the workers' and farmers' "work".

It was a medal given by the Zivilverteidigung der DDR or the civil defense of the Deutsche Democratische Republik (East Germany). That's how I understand it.

Here is a page about the medal, albeit in German:

https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med...?wprov=sfla1

My translation skills need assistance all the time.
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 Posted 12/02/2017  07:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good refinements @spruett and thanks for that link!
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