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

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 Posted 11/04/2021  11:11 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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A 4 1/2" bois durci plaque of young Victoria.


Wow. Looks like incredibly high relief. Beautiful to boot. Thanks for sharing.
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
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 Posted 11/04/2021  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Lovely plaque, yarm!
...and leave it to Paul Bosco, huh?


I never pay too much for my tokens...but every now and then I may buy one a little too soon.

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 Posted 11/05/2021  3:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1830 Miraculous Medal
Sterling Silver
Front and Back



Found yesterday in a drawer here at home in a roll top desk.

An unusual border on the front. It is cut in such a way to sparkle in the light. I have not seen another like it.
The date does not appear to read 1830 for some odd reason. It looks more like 1820 or 1880 to me.
Incuse stamp on the reverse is an unreadable and crude rectangular area that I do think probably says "STERLING" but may be the result of a deteriorated die.
The date is supposed to read 1830 which is the year that Mary, The Blessed Mother, appeared to St. Catherine Labouré at the Rue de Bac Chapel in Paris France.

When Mary spoke to St. Catherine, she said "Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck. Those who repeat this prayer with devotion will be, in a special manner, under the protection of the Mother of God. Graces will be abundantly bestowed upon those who have confidence."

The design of the medal was seen during the apparition by St. Catherine and the prayer is the wording shown on the front.
The symbolism is correct and easily found searching for 1830 Miraculous Medal.

With approval of the Catholic Church, the first medals were made in 1832 and distributed in Paris. Only ten of the original medals are known to exist, and one of them is housed at the Miraculous Medal Shrine.

Many medals have been made. By autumn of 1834 there were already 500,000 medals in existence. In 1835 there were more than one million worldwide, and in 1839 more than 10,000,000 medals had been distributed. At the time of the death of Sister Catherine, in 1876, there were more than a billion medals.


I do believe this is at least 50 years old and the chain is quite interesting as well. Certainly more than an ordinary variety.
The appearance, weight and feel of this medal and the chain has me convinced it is .925 silver.

An informative link:

https://www.chapellenotredamedelame...aculeuse-gb/


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 Posted 11/08/2021  08:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Recently obtained this Dutch token celebrating 800 years of City Rights of the town of 's Hertogenbosch. The token features the local allegorical character "Gerritje". The reverse shows the city seal.



https://en.numista.com/catalogue/ex...a117297.html

The token is from a series of four (nickel, bronze, silver, gold). I hope to be able to acquire all four of them as I think they are one of the most beautiful local tokens produced in The Netherlands.
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 Posted 11/08/2021  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yarm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A trinket picked up during a delightful vacation?

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 Posted 11/08/2021  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a fun token.

While I am no longer actively adding to my collection, I enjoy seeing what others are finding. Jeff
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 Posted 11/09/2021  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I recently received number six in the silver Presidential medals series:



In Memory of Crazyb0 12-26-1951 to 7-27-2020
In Memory of Tootallious 3-31-1964 to 4-15-2020

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Then I would be where I am not,
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 Posted 11/10/2021  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I recently received number six in the silver Presidential medals series:
Outstanding!
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 Posted 11/10/2021  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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the town of 's Hertogenbosch..... The reverse shows the city seal.


You're probably aware the use of that seal on coins has quite a long history: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces96267.html
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 Posted 11/18/2021  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great additions to the thread.

1962 circa The Seagram Tower Niagara Falls Token
Bought this at the Coin Club auction tonight for $1.50 just so it would sell because I was the auctioneer for the members. I kinda like it.
I have been there to Niagara Falls Canada side in 1986. I don't remember seeing it though. Most focus is on the falls I suppose.
This was probably used as an elevator token to go to the observation area.


Now this is known as The Konica Minolta Tower in Niagara Falls, Canada. It originally opened in 1962, is located in the Fallsview district, and was the first of the modern observation towers built near the brink of the Falls.
The Tower Hotel was originally called the Seagram Tower, named after the House of Seagram business in Montreal.


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 Posted 11/19/2021  10:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Monument Valley token, 2000.
Will fill the empty hole at the end of my National Park Quarters album nicely.

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