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National Bicentennial Medals

 
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 Posted 12/05/2020  4:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add navycapt1635 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all.

Not sure this is the right place to post. I have 12 of these medals, six in silver (color) and six in gold (color). The accompanying COA does not say what the coins are made of. My brother's notes say "gold plate" and "sterling silver". I have found some similar if not same coins on EBay and some are described as sterling silver and gold-plated, but most are not and are listed or have a starting auction price in the $10 to $50 range. Does anyone have any definitive knowledge about these?

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 Posted 12/05/2020  8:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Does anyone have any definitive knowledge about these?


Yes! Please have a look at a previous post of mine about these medals.

ARBA & National Bicentennial Medals


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 Posted 12/12/2020  11:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I collect Bicentennial medals. The one you have is an 18k gold plated bronze measuring 1 1/2 inches and struck in 1976 for the Bicentennial Commission. There are also three gold medals of the same design, .96 inch, 1 5/16 and a 3 inch. If and when you find them, expect to pay a healthy premium. The gold plated average around 20 while the .900 gold are 5,000 plus.

Aside from the two gold variations, there was a 1 1/2 inch bronze, a sterling silver 1 1/2 and a 3 inch for a total of seven medals officially issued in 1976.

There were also issues from 1972 to 1975 in bronze, pewter and sterling silver which came in velvet lined tilt displays or first day issues in an envelope. All struck for the Bicentennial Commission. Hope this helps.
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 Posted 12/21/2020  1:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add navycapt1635 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All,

Thanks so much for the great info--sorry for getting back so late. I've been trying to find a library copy of the Red Book Mega Ed., but without success. I really don't want to buy it just for a few medals/tokens. Just so I don't "mis-advertise" is it possible that someone who has the book could look up the weights on the bronze and gold-clad Bicentennial medals and let me know. I really appreciate the assistance.

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Bill
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