Seems like I was into finding tougher Jefferson Medals last week or so. It was coincidental and unintended that happened they all had a Jefferson theme. Federal Brand Enterprises Inc.
Silver Thomas and Martha Jefferson Medal.
Deaconess Medical Arts Bldg is now located where the address on the envelope reads 4263 Pearl Rd Cleveland Ohio 44109. Since there is a zip code, the medal has to have been minted after 1963.
Seems like I was into finding tougher Jefferson Medals last week or so. It was unintended that happened they all had a Jefferson theme.
I have seen pamphlets for these that had St Petersburg Florida on them under Cleveland Ohio.
I've found numerous listed all at once but of what was available, Jefferson was the only one that really interested me for the price.
I found a set of 36 of which Nixon was the last issue, innaugurated in 1969 without a second date for end of Presidency on the inserted holder. I have not found any later issues so I will date the set to 1969. It is quite possible this dates sometime from 1969 to 1974 since Nixon was re-elected in 1972 and resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974.
It could be as early as 1965 as some LBJ issues are the last in the sets with a space for the next president who has not been elected yet.
I have found some worthpoint listings that state these are .900 silver and 2,500 of each were minted.
There are bronze sets out there with a reported mintage of 20,000.
My Jefferson medal has 2175 on the rather rough envelope as well as 2175 stamped incuse on the edge of the medal. I'm dating it as 1969.
It is just a tad larger and thicker than a US Quarter at 25.65 mm.
There are the initials H over J
below Jefferson's collar.
Odd that Martha Jefferson is shown as "First Lady" since she was not while Jefferson was president.
She served as First Lady of Virginia during Thomas' term as Governor from 1779 to 1781.
Martha Skelton Jefferson (Wayles) Born October 19 or 30, 1748 - Died September 6, 1782) was the wife of Thomas Jefferson.
She was a little over five feet tall, with a lithe figure, auburn hair, and hazel eyes. There are no surviving portraits of Martha Jefferson while she was alive.
She played the harpsichord piano, while Thomas Jefferson played violins. It was said that Martha played very skilfully.
As Virginia's First Lady during the American Revolution, in response to a request from Martha Washington, Mrs. Jefferson led a drive among the women of Virginia to raise considerable funds and supplies for her state's militia in the Continental Army.1963 Thomas Jefferson - Declaration Signer
Medallic Art Co. 999 Silver Medal
I have both the bronze and silver Jefferson medals now of the Signers of The Declaration of Independence series. The edge number on this one is 5437.
Henry Weil, French sculptor living in New York City founded the Medallic Art Company in 1903.
The Medallic Art Company was originally located in New York and moved to Danbury, Connecticut in 1972, Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1991, then to Dayton, Nevada in 1997.
In July 2009, Medallic Art Company was purchased by Northwest Territorial Mint.
The Medallic Art Company went bankrupt in 2017.
All of its archives were purchased and currently maintained by the American Numismatic Society, a New York City-based institution dedicated to researching, curating, and educating about coins and medallic arts.
It is all a bit confusing, but today Medallic Art Company is connected in some way to Medalcraft Mint, Inc 2660 W. Mason Street Green Bay, WI 54303
Their website covers historic information with quality images of vintage Medallic Art Co medals.http://medallic.medalcraft.com/
My third "No Star" 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Official Souvenir So-Called Dollar
Jefferson and Napoleon conjoined busts on obverse.
I have learned that this particular designed medal could be a study in itself. There are gilt bronze, copper, bronze, yellow bronze and silver compositions. Some of those are known to have various ray varieties surrounding the star on the reverse. Some have terrain varieties. I try to "Cherry Pick" any no star issues at low cost. While my three "No-Star" examples are not dazzling uncirculated specimens, they do have a bit of eye appeal to them at best and this one with the exception of some edge roughness has not circulated very much at all and has nice detail. I have a pocket piece in silver and a nice one with a star in bronze to make my cache count at 5 of these so far.
The "No Star" variety is seen far less often than the variety having a star near the point where St Louis is on the map shown on the reverse. I show to compare two reverses here.
Well I hope you enjoyed my newest three Jeffersons.