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

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 Posted 06/16/2020  10:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ben Franklin
Anniversary of Kite Flying
American Commemorative Society 1952
Possibly HK-506c ?



It had to be a "must have" for me to relapse , but this one is rare, probably a small mintage like my Paul Revere American Patriots Series So-Called Dollar issue and they are related to my c.smith So-Called Half Dollar collection.
Note the last sentence I wrote in the Revere post on 2/27/20 . . .
http://goccf.com/t/301479&whichpage=182#3161484

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Charles F. Smith also has issued a Benjamin Franklin Kite medal, I have not seen that but that does interest me.

When I found this Franklin medal, well, It was mine!
This one is not shown on the top of this page but is mentioned in the first paragraph here.
https://so-calleddollars.com/Events...Society.html

This 50mm Bronze medal is uncirculated and appears to include the original box.

This medal was issued by the American Commemorative Society, which was the trade name of Charles F. Smith of Boston MA and is mentioned in the Hibler-Kappen book of So-Called Dollars. It does not have an HK number, but is listed as a product of Charles Smith around 1950-52.

The obverse reads BENJAMIN FRANKLIN/FOUNDER OF AN AMERICAN/ INSTITUTION below a bust of Franklin. 1706 American Patriots Series 1790.

The reverse reads 1752 ANNIVERSARY OF KITE FLYING 1952 AMERICAN COMMEMORATIVE SOCIETY with what appears to be Franklin flying a kite with onlookers. There is lightning in the sky.

The edge is marked HOLLAND (probably struck in Holland as other Charles Smith medals were struck in London) and the artist Dom.Pol is marked in the field on both sides.

The box is marked: from OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION/Old South Meeting House/Washington St./Boston

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 Posted 06/28/2020  3:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Germany Reunification Medal 1989


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 Posted 06/29/2020  07:53 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
TNG - the detail on this medal is exquisite. I'm sure the 50mm size gave the modeler an opportunity not found with smaller sizes
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 Posted 06/29/2020  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the new Germany Reunification post and thanks jbuckster & 999 for the the compliment.
Still tickled to have found it! No further info yet. I'm sure it is quite scarce.
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 Posted 07/02/2020  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't looked for much lately but came across this

BELLEVUE OHIO
CHERRY FESTIVAL

medal, made of aluminum. 1-1/2" diameter

PARTNERS IN PROGRESS
with
MAGIC CHEF AIR CONDITIONING
1983




I'll probably put it on my page of aluminums.

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TNG. Love your post from May....my Dad was on CV-3...before and to the finish of the war. Shellback for sure. Thanks for posting 60.
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Very nice!
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Got this medal commemorating the 61st Annual Convention State Fireman's Association of Pennsylvania Lewistown Oct. 1-4 1940 produced by the Bastian Brothers Co.

Don't think it is worth much more than a few dollars but I thought it was kind of neat.




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Joe - a very nice medal, congrats.
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