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Interesting Romanian 1948 Commemorative

 
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 Posted 07/02/2022  11:48 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I can't find too much on this token/medal besides what's on numista... But I picked it up today for a good price. (Balcescu's eye is fine, it's just the light)





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 Posted 07/02/2022  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That would be a "medal", rather than a "coin" or a "token".
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 Posted 07/02/2022  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks @sap. Numista calls it a 'token' and its made me curious . . . I get why it isn't a coin; but is it a commemorative medal or token? What's the difference between medal and token?
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 Posted 07/02/2022  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tokens usually had some use as currency either as a circulating coin or to be presented for some item (Like a free bar of soap, a coffee, a free service or a discount off something).

A medal is a metal disc that celebrates an achievement or any anniversary and has no monetary or in kind value.

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 Posted 07/02/2022  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks @princetane, that was my understanding; I was thrown off by numista's use of 'token'. I have to imagine many of this particular medal was a low mintage with many melted down or destroyed over the years; Romania didn't have it easy in the immediate post-war years and certainly the Romanian economy pre-EU was . . .err. . . bumpy.
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