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 Posted 05/23/2022  11:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great write-up, @commems.
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 Posted 05/23/2022  2:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A nice example and thank you for the additional information!
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 Posted 05/23/2022  4:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@NumisEd/jbuck: Thanks for the positive feedback. Much appreciated!


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 Posted 06/13/2022  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Czechoslovakia, 100 Korun, 1991, 150th Birthday of Antonín Dvo#345;ák.

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 Posted 06/13/2022  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a 1-1/2 Euro coin of France that commemorates the 2003 bicentennial of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. As part of the design, the reverse of the coin presents trumpet player Louis Armstrong.





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 Posted 06/13/2022  8:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My dad was a Dixieland Jazz fan, so albums featuring artists of the musical genre made their way to the family stereo. Of course, Louis Armstrong appeared on more than one of the albums.

As a follow-up to the Euro coin of France that I posted above, here's a 1982 one-ounce American Arts Gold Medallion (from the series that was the forerunner to the American Gold Eagle (AGE) bullion coin program) featuring a smiling Armstrong on the obverse and his trumpet and musical notes on a staff on the reverse.

(I need to get my set of these medals out of the bank, until I do, here's an image of the 1982 Armstrong medal courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://www.ha.com.




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 Posted 06/24/2022  10:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Austria, 1956, 25 Schilling, commemorating the 200th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Austria, 1956, 25 Schilling, commemorating the 200th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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Here's a half-ounce gold medal struck by the US Mint in 1980 as part of the American Arts Gold Medallions program - it features Marian Anderson, the American singer who was a major star for decades during the 20th century. She was born on February 27, 1897 and died on April 8, 1993. She received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 from President Lyndon Baines Johnson - just two weeks after President Kennedy's assassination.

Anderson was a contralto - i.e., a female singer with a singing voice in the lowest vocal range (for a female).

The medal was designed/engraved by Frank Gasparro. Its reverse design is based on the Congressional Gold Medal authorized for Anderson in 1977 by US President Jimmy Carter - the original design was by Matthew Peloso.

1980 Marian Anderson Half-Ounce Gold Medallion

(Image Credit: Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://www.ha.com.)


To learn more about the American Arts Gold Medallion program, check out:

- 1980-84 American Arts Gold Medallions



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 Posted 06/26/2022  08:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great looking medal, commems. Never had heard of Marian Anderson. So far, I only am familiar with the Fraser and Ellington commemoratives.
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 Posted 06/26/2022  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@NumisEd: You might find the post I linked above interesting - it talks a bit more about Marian Anderson.


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@Commems, thanks for the link. Her portrait seems familiar to me. I think there is TV series about her?
Regarding the commemorative series itself, I wish they had minted these coin in silver instead of gold. Would have made it much more affordable for the collector.
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Her portrait seems familiar to me. I think there is TV series about her?

I'm not sure about a TV series (but there could be), but I do know that she has been the subject of multiple documentary films - including one that aired on PBS earlier this year.


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Regarding the commemorative series itself, I wish they had minted these coin in silver instead of gold. Would have made it much more affordable for the collector.

While I can certainly understand your perspective, it's important to remember that a primary driver behind the series was the striking of a small-sized gold product for Americans to purchase and invest in American gold - the series was specifically designed/legislated to encourage the purchase of gold. Striking the medals in any other metal would not have accomplished the objective.


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