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REGIONAL AND LOCAL FAIRS, EXPOS, CELEBRATIONS, FESTIVALS, SHOWS, JUBILEES, CARNIVALS, BAZAARS, CONVENTIONS, PARADES, EXHIBITS, FIESTAS, TOURNAMENTS

Many of these events are interesting to research!

 

89) Commemorating a seven day "Ladies Fair" in 1840 to raise money for the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument. CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE(and scroll down) for more info. Found in bronze and white metal. Both bronze and white metal pieces are usually found in EF condition or lower, but there were evidently 21 copies struck in proof white metal circa 1860(Presidential Coin & Antique Co. Nov. 15, 1997 lot#1191) that might be nicer. Combining both bronze and white metal together - Rare, with perhaps the bronze ones being rarer than white metal. The white metal ones are sometimes holed. There are also three other varieties of this piece with the same battle scene depicted. Click Here for one. A second has the same battle scene but with "Battle Of Bunker Hill Death Of Gen. Warren 17 June 1775 Boston Mourns Her Gallant Son". It may have been stuck in 1875. The third piece is Dewitt No. WH 1840-3. There is also an associated William Henry Harrison piece(Dewitt No.WHH 1840-4) that commemorates a Whig political jubilee that took place on Sept. 10th 1840 at the Bunker Hill ladies fair. On the piece shown here there are striations on the edge that look a bit like file marks, but I checked with the ANS in New York to see if their piece had the same striations, and it did. Dewitt No.WHH 1840-2. Bronze, 42.9mm.

Bunker Hill Monument Sept 8 1840 Success To The Fair Medal.
 

90) Souvenir from the participation of the Washington Light Infantry in an 1860 4th of July parade in Charleston, South Carolina. CLICK HERE for more info. Found in bronze and white metal. Very Rare in bronze. Very Rare in white metal. White metal, 38.6mm. Image Courtesy of Stacks Bowers Galleries www.stacksbowers.com

 

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July 4th 1860 Parade Captain Simonton 144 Men Medal
 

91) "Bazaar Of Nations", "Phila. Y.M.C.A. 1875". What the "Bazaar of Nations" was, I have no idea, but it was probably related to the 1876 Centennial expo. I have only found it in white metal. Rare, White metal, 38mm.

 

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Bazaar Of Nations Philadelphia YMCA 1875 Medal
 

92) From the 1882 National Mining & Industrial Exposition in Denver, Colorado. "N. Matson & Co. Chicago" in small print. Rulau Co-De 6; Very Rare in white metal. Extremely Rare in silver. Sometimes found holed in white metal. White Metal, 40mm. From the collection of Dave Jensen

 

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National Mining & Industrial Exposition 1882 Denver Colorado Medal
 

93) From the 1883 "City of New York Evacuation Day Centennial", "Washington / Knox / Clinton". Very Rare in bronze. Very Scarce in white metal, and holed in white metal approximately 75% of the time. Baker458, Bronze, 35mm.

 

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Evacuation Day Centennial New York 1883 Washington Clinton Knox Medal
 

94) Another Evacuation Day Centennial piece with Washington taking the oath of office. Unlisted in Rulau/Fuld. Rare, most of which are holed. Very Rare unholed. I have only found it in white metal. White metal, 35.7mm.

 

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1883 Evacuation Day Centennial New York Van Arsdale Medal
 

95) From the 1883 Southern Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. From 1883 to 1887 this large expo ran for 100 days each of those years. Up to that time only the Centennial Expo held in Philadelphia had been larger. Rare. Holed less than half the time. I have only found it in white metal. White Metal, 45mm exactly.

 

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Southern Exposition of the Arts and Industries 1883 Louisville
 

96)From the 1885 Louisville, Kentucky Exposition. I have run across two of these in old catalogs in white metal. Charles Kirtley sold one of these in bronze(sale #138 lot#AF16). Very Rare in white metal, Extremely Rare in bronze. White metal, 35.1mm

 

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Louisville Exposition 1885, 1883-1887 Medal
 

97) From the 1885 "Agricultural And Mechanical Ass'n Fair" in St. Louis. Held at present day Fairground Park from 1856 to 1902, this fair was quite large, predating the even larger 1904 St. Louis World's Fair held at present day Forest Park. Extremely Rare. White metal, 35mm.

 

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Agricultural and Mechanical Association Fair St. Louis 1885 Medal
 

98) Possibly from the same fair as the piece preceding. Listed in Rulau as Mo-SL C25. "Veiled Prophets Pagent" White metal, Very rare, but Extremely Rare unholed. 35mm

 

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St. Louis Enterprises Exposition 1885 Veiled Prophets Pagent Medal
 

99) "Pennsylvania State Fair Held at Philadelphia" "Sep. 23 To Oct. 14 1885." Very Rare in white metal, at least half of which are holed. Extremely Rare in copper/bronze. White metal, 37.5mm.

 

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Philadelphia Pennsylvania State Fair September 23rd to October 14 1885
 

99a) 1885 Burlington County Agricultural Fair, Mt Holly, New Jersey. This is the only one of these that I have found. From Presidential Coin & Antique Co auction #86 lot#152. Extremely Rare. Bronze. 37.6mm

 

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Burlington County Agricultural Fair Mount Holly New Jersey 1885 Medal
 

99b) State Firemens Tournament Michigan City, Indiana 1885. Extremely Rare. Bronze. 34.9mm

 

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State Firemens Tournament Michigan City Indiana September 1885 Medal
 

100) Commemorating the first industrial exposition held in Minneapolis in 1886. Rare in white metal, but the vast majority are holed. I have only found it in white metal. 37.8mm.

 

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Industrial Exposition Arts and Industries August 1886 Minneapolis Medal
 

101) An impressive "Crystal Palace" covering seven acres was the main centerpiece of this fair. It's roof consisted of 80,000 sq. feet of glass. It appears that Interstate 70 now passes over where it once stood, between Agnes Ave and Kansas Ave. Very Rare with most found holed. Rulau Mo-KC 7, Brass, 38.2mm.

 

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Kansas City Souvenir National Agricultural Exposition 1887 Medal
 

102) Grover Cleveland and Kansas City Souvenir. Reverse as the obverse of the piece above. This is the only one that I have found. From the collection of Dave Jensen. Extremely Rare. Brass, 38.2mm.

 

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Kansas City Souvenir Grover Cleveland 1887 Agricultural Exposition Medal
 

103) "Piedmont Exposition Co. Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 10-22, 1887". This regional exposition was held at the same location as the Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895. Found in both bronze and white metal. Extremely Rare in bronze. Extremely Rare in white metal and found holed. Bronze, 35mm.

 

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Piedmont Exposition Grover Cleveland October 1887 Medal
 

104) 1887 Expo held in Hornellsville, New York. Listed in Rulau as NY-Hn 1. Rare. I have only found it in white metal. Sometimes found holed. White metal, 36.6mm.

 

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Hornellsville New York Exposition August to September 1887 Medal
 

105) "Minneapolis Exposition Aug. 31-Oct. 15, 1887". I found this one on ebay and it is the only one I have seen. I found none in old auction/sales catalogs. Extremely Rare, white metal, 35.1mm

 

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Minneapolis Exposition August to October 1887 Souvenir Medal
 

106) "A Souvenir Of The Grand Winter Carnival Feb. 1887 / G.R. Fownes N.Y.", Rulau Vt-Bu 3. Rare and never(?) found holed. I have only located it in white metal. White metal, 35mm.

 

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Souvenir of Grand Winter Carnival February1887 Burlington Medal
 

106a) Firemens convention held at Troy New York, August 16-19, 1887. Have only seen in bronze, but probably exists in white metal. Extremely Rare, Bronze, 37.7mm

Firemens Convention Held at Troy New York August 1887 Medal
 

107) The obverse of this medal commemorates the 25th North American Saengerfest at St. Louis, Mo. June 1888. The reverse shows Milwaukee Bay. Many of the German-American singing groups participating in this Saengerfest were from the Milwaukee area and other locations in Wisconsin. This piece is shown in TAMS December 1990 page 196. The "Cream City" reverse of this piece shows up on a number of other tokens/medals, all of which are uncommon. Very Rare, Aluminum, 38.5mm.

 

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North American Saengerfest St. Louis 1888 Milwaukee Cream City Medal
 

108) "International Fair", "Buffalo, N.Y. Sept. 4th To 14th 1888" This was evidently an industrial fair held in Hamlin Park. Usually found in white metal and Rare as such, with virtually all found holed. I have also found one that was described as copper plated, another described as gilt, and a last piece in brass that looks as if it could be a more modern restrike. White metal, 34mm.

 

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International Fair Buffalo New York September 1888 Medal
 

109) Commemorating the 1888 Augusta, Georgia National Exposition and Military encampment. The fair was a large, mostly industrial/agricultural fair. Extremely Rare, White metal, 37.8mm

 

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Augusta National Exposition & Military Encampment 1888 Medal
 

109a) Souvenir medal from a German festival held in Reading Pennsylvania September 1888. An article from the September 3rd 1888 Reading Times states: "every effort will be made to make the event one of unallayed pleasure for all visitors, be they Germans or Americans". I have only seen it in white metal. Very Rare. White metal. 35.2mm.

Cannstatter Volksfest Verein Reading PA 1888 Festival Medal
 

110) "Maryland Exposition Baltimore, Sept. 9-14, 1889". In the third edition of "United States Tokens 1700-1900" by Rulau, this piece is listed on page 556 (Md-Ba D65) in Aluminum, and again on page 840 (Bal 62) in white metal. I have found it to be Rare in white metal and sometimes holed, and Very Rare in bronze. I have never found one described as aluminum. Bronze, 37.7mm.

 

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Baltimore Maryland Exposition September 1889 Mayor Latrobe Medal
 

111) From Sioux City, Iowa in 1889, which was when the third corn palace celebration was held. Besides this one, I have located 3 others, one in gilt and the other two in white metal, all of which were holed. This is the only Sioux City corn palace piece that I have located that is both of so called dollar size and unholed. Very Rare, but Extremely Rare unholed. Gilt, 36.7mm.

 

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Sioux City Corn Palace 1889 Third Annual Harvest Festival Medal
 

112) From a fundraising fair for the German Hospitals held in New York City, Feb. 18-26th, 1889. There are a number of contemporaneous articles about this fair in the New York Times Archives on the internet. It was a big event that raised $100,000. The fair was held at what was then The American Institute on present day third avenue between 63rd and 64th streets. Rare, with three quarters of them holed. White metal, 39.6mm

 

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Deutsche Hospitals Fair New York February 1889 Medal
 

113) "International Fair / San Antonio, Tex." held at Riverside Park. In small lettering below: "The Heidemann Mfg. Co.". The only other of these that I have found was from Presidential Coin & Antique #68 lot#1205, and the one shown here could be that piece. Extremely Rare. Bronze, 37.7mm.

 

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International Fair San Antonio Texas September 1890 Medal
 

114) Some sort of French Canadian Convention held in Manchester New Hampshire in 1890. Very rare, White metal, 38mm

 

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French Canadian Convention Manchester New Hampshire 1890 Medal
 

115) Souvenir medal from the "Nebraska State Fair And Exposition Lincoln, Sep. 1890". This and the following two medals are all of similar design. I can't find any of them in Rulau. They are all in surprisingly nice condition and the only ones that I have come across. Any further info would be appreciated. Extremely Rare as far as I can tell. White metal, 37.7mm. Image Courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.ha.com

Lincoln Nebraska State Fair September 1890 Souvenir Farm Animals Medal
 

116) From Lincoln, Nebraska 1890, Nebraska Board of Agriculture. Similar in design to the pieces above and below. The only other one I have come across was from Dick Grinolds sale #104 lot #379, and this is possibly that piece. Extremely Rare, White metal, 37.7mm

 

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Lincoln Nebraska State Board of Agriculture Souvenir 1890 Medal
 

116a) A die pairing of the reverse of #115 above with the obverse of #116 above. This is the only one that I know of. From Presidential Coin & Antique Co. auction #86 lot#161. Read #115 above. Extremely Rare as far as I can tell. Bronze. 37.7mm

Lincoln Nebraska State Board of Agriculture 1890 Farm Animals Medal
 

117) The Iowa Coal Palace housed an exposition in 1890 and 1891 promoting Iowa as a coal state, and was then dismantled shortly thereafter. "Second Season Coal Palace Opened Sept. 15, Closed October 10, 1891.". A variety of this piece uses "&" on the reverse in place of "and". I do not know which variety is rarer. Combining both varieties together, Rare, the vast majority of which are holed. Unholed ones are Very Rare, possibly Extremely so. I also found one piece from Paul Koppenhaver October 25, 1996 lot #524 that was described as being made of aluminum. Bronze, 37mm.

Iowa Coal Palace Ottawa 1891 Mineral and Industrial Exposition Medal
 

118) Commemorating Newark's hosting of the 16th annual Saengerfest(song festival). "16TES National Saengerfest Des Nordoestlichen Saengerbundes", "Newark, N.J. July 4-8 1891". Very Rare, half of which are holed. White metal, 37.7mm.

 

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16th National Saengerfest Newark New Jersey July 1891 Medal
 

119) "Carnival And Trades Display. Augusta, Ga. Held Jan. 20-23 1891", Obverse is the same as the reverse of HK626. Found in both bronze and white metal. Extremely Rare in bronze. Extremely Rare in white metal(Charles Kirtley sale #11 lot#474 with photo); Bronze, 37.7mm.

 

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Carnival and Trades Display Augusta Ga. January 1891 Souvenir Medal
 

120) "South Dakota's Invitation. To The West Of Minnesota And Beyond Fair Iowa Too, Lies The Country, South Dakota, Where the Skies Are Ever Blue. So Stranger, Come And Find A Home If Fortune You Pursue, Tis A Glorious Land Of Praries Grand And Just The Place For You.". Same as the piece below but with a different reverse. I do not know which variety is rarer. Combining both varieties together, Rare. Found holed less than half the time. Aluminum, scratched, 37.1mm.

 

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Corn Belt Exposition Mitchell South Dakota 1892 Invitation Medal
 

121) Same as the piece above but with a different reverse. Rulau Mit-3. Rare, Aluminum, 37.1mm.

 

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Corn Belt Exposition Mitchell South Dakota 1892 Invitation Medal
 

122) The same obverse as the two above but with the same Aluminum reverse as on HK161. Very Rare. Aluminum, 37mm

 

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Corn Belt Exposition Mitchell South Dakota 1892 Invitation Aluminum Medal
 

123) 1892 Twin City Columbian Celebration. Possibly a warm up to the World Columbian Expo held in nearby Chicago the next year. Charles Kirtley sale 1/14/1989 lot #527 sold one that was described as white metal. This one is aluminum, Very Rare, 36.8mm.

 

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Twin City Columbian Celebration 1892 Rock Island Moline Medal
 

124) Commemorating an 1892 parade in Asbury Park, New Jersey sponsored by the Junior Order Of American Mechanics. It was a patriotic parade held on "American Day", and was covered by the press, both in flattering and unflattering terms. Extremely Rare, Aluminum, 38.1mm.

 

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New Jersey Ashbury Park 1892 Parade Order American Mechanics Medal
 

125) Labor union medals are few and far between. Commemorating a Nashville Labor Day celebration September 5th, 1892. Very Rare, Aluminum, 37.7mm

 

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Second Labor Day Celebration Nashville Central Labor Union 1892 Medal
 

126) Obverse shows a rural farm scene. October 1892 Danbury Fair. May also be found in white metal. Holed about half the time. Rare, but Very Rare unholed. Aluminum, 39mm. From the collection of Dave Jensen.

Danbury Fair October 3-8 1892 Medal
 

127) "Bunker Hill Charlestown Mass. Carnival June 17 1893". This piece combines the reverse of HK630 with a different obverse. I have only found it in bronze. Extremely Rare, Storer 994, Bronze, 37.7mm.

 

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Bunker Hill Carnival Charleston Massachusetts June 17 1893 Medal
 

128) The reverse of HK630, same as above, but with a "Souvenir" reverse. I have not seen it in any other metal. I found one other that was holed. Extremely Rare, White metal, 37.7 mm.

Bunker Hill Carnival Charleston Massachusetts June 17 1893 Souvenir Medal
 

129) "Fort Defiance 1794", "Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne, "I Defy The Indians, English And The Devils In Hell To take It!" Gen. Scott, "Then Call It Fort Defiance!" Very Rare and sometimes holed. Aluminum, 38.3mm.

 

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Fort Defiance Centennial Celebration 1794 1894 Anthony Wayne Medal
 

130) "Peach Day Grand Junction Colo". "Quint Phila" below peach in tiny lettering. Very Rare, but Extremely Rare unholed. Aluminum, 35.6mm

 

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Souvenir of Peach Day Grand Junction Colorado September 1894 Medal
 

131) Souvenir from the 1894 Texas Cotton Palace Exposition held in Waco, Texas. "Schwaab Milwaukee" below on the reverse. The exposition closed in December, and the following month the Palace was destroyed by fire. Very Rare. I have not found any that were holed. Aluminum, 34.9mm

 

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Waco Texas Cotton Palace Souvenir 1894 Schwaab Medal
 

132) Souvenir from an 1894 Brooklyn, New York New Armory Fair. This imposing medieval structure still exists today at 357 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, between Putnam and Jefferson avenues. Very Rare, Aluminum, 38.2mm

Brooklyn New York Armory Fair 13th Regiment October 1894
 

133) There are a total of six different souvenir municipal reverses all using the obverse California seal similar to HK245 and HK245a. They are: #133 shown here, #134 and #135 shown below, HK635, HK639, and HK729. All six types appear to be of similar rarity, except for the Santa Rosa standing bears piece(#135 read below) which may be somewhat rarer. The one shown here is from the 1895 Venetian Water Carnival in Santa Cruz. Notice that it has the same obverse as HK245a with the letters in "Eureka" spaced close together. Compare to HK635, HK639, HK729, #134, and #135. At this point I do not know if each of the six varieties come only with "EUREKA" far apart, close together, or both ways for some or all varieties. Look at my #60 for a rare variety of HK245a with "EUREKA" spaced far apart. Strongly Rare. Extremely Rare in uncirculated condition. Bronze, 34.2mm

 

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Sant Cruz Venetian Water Carnival June 1895 Souvenir Eureka
 

134) Souvenir token from the 1896 La Fiesta Los Angeles. This piece has the same obverse as HK635, HK639 and HK729 (letters in "Eureka" spaced far apart. Compare to HK245a). Strongly Rare, with virtually all found in worn condition. Extremely Rare in uncirculated condition. Read #133 above. Bronze, 34.2mm

Souvenir La Fiesta Los Angeles April 1896 Eureka Medal
 

135) Souvenir from the 1897 Native Sons Celebration held in Santa Rosa, California. It has the same obverse as HK245a (letters in "Eureka" spaced close together. Compare to HK635, HK639, HK729, #133, and #134). Looking through old catalogs, I found this piece to be rarer than the other five types(read #133 above), but this may be due to the higher desirability of the standing bear design causing it to be more unavailable. Recently (Spring 2016) there was one that sold for over $800. Soon after that another sold on eBay with more wear (high prices tend to bring out more of the same). At any rate, Very Rare. Extremely Rare in uncirculated condition. Bronze, 33.7mm

 

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Souvenir Native Sons Celebration Santa Rosa September 1897 Medal
 

136) Attractive and nicely executed medal from the 1899 "National Export Exposition" held in Philadelphia. In exergue: "S.H. Quint & Sons 15 S. 4th St Phila.". In tiny lettering on the reverse: "Quint Phila.". A large and thick so called dollar. Rare. Rulau Phl 45. Bronze, 44.5mm

 

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National Export Exposition 1899 Philadelphia Manufacturers Medal
 

137) Souvenir of "Ye Dairy Farm". Reverse lettering reads: "Betsy Ross House, Washington's Tomb Mt. Vernon, Va., Grant's Tomb, N.Y., Independence Bell, The New USS Maine Launched At Phila July 27, 1901" and next to rim: "W.F. Doll Mfg Co. N.Y.". Evidently some sort of traveling theatre. I am also aware of four other related pieces, all with a small embedded horseshoe reverse made from the USS Maine. I have only seen them holed or looped. One has the obverse of this piece combined with the horseshoe reverse(Rulau New York Nyk 30 with image). A second piece has the same obverse cow depiction but with a different inscription reading "Youngs Ocean Pier Theatre Atlantic City, N.J. 1901". A third piece has the same horseshoe reverse combined with a 1901 Pan American Expo Electric Tower obverse. A fourth variety has the horseshoe reverse combined with a die that is similar to the reverse of the piece shown here, but with Carpenters Hall and Independence Hall being depicted in place of Washington's Tomb and Grant's Tomb. An interesting series of pieces. For the one shown here, Rare and sometimes holed. Aluminum, 38mm.

Ye Dairy Farm Souvenir USS Maine Betsy Ross House Medal
 

138) From the Second Cincinnati Fall Festival Sep. 16-28 1901. Similar to HK652 but considerably rarer. Looking through old auction catalogs, I only found one: Bob Slawsky auction #61 lot#662, and it was holed. "Murdock Cincinnati" in microscopic lettering below building. From the collection of Dave Jensen. Very Rare. Extremely Rare unholed. Aluminum, 34.9mm

 

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Second Cincinnati Fall Festival September 1901 Medal
 

139) "Old Home Week Bridgeport Conn." Found in bronze and white metal. Rare in white metal, maybe half of which are holed. Extremely Rare in bronze. I have also located this piece in what was described as gilt white metal. "H.H.J." in tiny lettering below cornucopia. Bronze, 37.6mm.

Old Home Week City of Bridgeport 1903 City Seal Medal
 

140) "Souvenir Electrical Show Coliseum Chicago January 15-27, 1906", "C.H. Hanson Chicago." below in tiny lettering. A set of three of these were sold on ebay awhile back in copper, aluminum, and gilt(brass?). Rare in copper. Extremely Rare in Aluminum or Gilt(Brass?). Greenslet GM114, Copper, 38.1mm.

 

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Electrical Show Coliseum Chicago January 1906 Ben Franklin Medal
 

141) From the Hudson Fulton Celebration 1907. Although this medal is found in multiple sizes, with the 51 mm and 32mm sizes being fairly common, I have found it to be rare in this size. I have found it described as silver and bronze in this size with the silver piece being looped, usually with hanger. Surprisingly, looking through old auction sales, I only found one example in bronze in the 38mm size(Charles Kirtley Mail Bid Sale #128 lot#AB06). Bronze, Very Rare, 38.2mm

First Use Steam Navigation Hudson River Robert Fulton 1907 Medal
 

142) Commemorating the Greater Louisville Exposition March 18-30, 1907. I have found this piece described as brass and copper(in consecutive lots in the same auction). It is often holed. None that I have found were in any better condition than EF. From the collection of Dave Jensen. Very Rare, Brass, 34.8mm

 

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Greater Louisville Exposition Commercial Club 1907 Medal
 

143) "An Exposition For The Betterment Of Women And Children", "This One Dollar Coin Good For Admission At All Times To The New York Women's Welfare Exposition And Mother's Congress New York 1912" Rare, Brass, 35mm.

 

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Exposition for the Betterment of Women and Children 1912 Medal
 

144) 1922 celebration of the 1849 discovery of gold at Sutter's mill by James Marshal. "Jas. W. Marshall Monument" "49 Celebration Sacramento May 1922 Hangtown". The piece shown here was from the 2008 Bill Weber auction. It is the only one that I have found. Extremely Rare, Aluminum, 38.8mm.

 

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Marshall Monument Celebration Sacramento May 1922 Hangtown Medal
 

145) "1825 Holmes County Centennial Fair Oct.13-16 1925". I have found two others of these, both on ebay, one of which was holed. Rummaging through old catalogs, I found none, and I looked through everything a second time. Very Rare, Aluminum, 38.3mm.

Holmes County Centennial Fair October 1925 Millersburg Ohio Medal
 

146) This piece came in a 9 X 16 centimeter cardboard insert that states: "This little work of Art, carrying a Message of Friendliness, is from the Official Medal of The Pacific Southwest Exposition being held at Long Beach, California, July 27th to September 3rd, 1928. It was designed and modeled by the noted sculptor and medalist, Roger Noble Burnham. In six-inch size this medal appears on the trophy sent to the King Of Spain". The majority of these pieces that I have found either do not come with this insert, or are in the form or a pinback attached to the incuse side. Rare, but Very Rare with cardboard insert. Brass shell, 38.3mm.

 

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Pacific Southwest Exposition 1928 Long Beach California Medal
 

147) This is a 1939 "good for" "Wagon Wheel" admission token from Walla Walla, Washington commemorating Washington's "Golden Jubilee" and "Southeastern Washington Fair". In my opinion, "Good For $1.00" tokens of so called dollar size are legitimate so called dollars as long as one side commemorates a public event. There are very few of these prior to 1960. The one shown here does not actually say"$1.00" on it, but the use of "Wagon Wheel" is obviously suggestive of a dollar. Scarce, Gilt brass, 38.5mm.

 

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Good For Admission $1.00 Walla Walla Wagon Wheel Souvenir Medal
 

147a) Mifflin County Good Luck Coin from 1940. Lewiston, Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Convention. "Bastian Bros. Co. Rochester, N.Y." around below in tiny lettering. Very Rare. Brass, 35.9mm

Lewiston Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Convention 1940 Good Luck Coin
 

148) This and the following five pieces are all from the "State Fair Of Texas", held in Dallas. There are also two other pieces that are not coin shaped(one in the shape of a five pointed star and the other in the shape of the state of Texas). They can sometimes all be found together embedded into a souvenir serving tray. All have blank reverses. Once in a great while I will see one on eBay. Individually, Very Rare. Brass, 41.6mm.

 

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State Fair Of Texas Dallas 1941 Medal
 

149) "State Fair Of Texas / Oct. 5-20 1946". This fair began in 1886 and is still held today. Read #148 above. Very Rare. Brass, 41.6mm.

 

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State Fair Of Texas Dallas October 1946 Medal
 

150) 1949 "State Fair Of Texas". In tiny lettering : "New Cotton Bowl-Seats 75,508 / Agriculture-Live Stock-Poultry". Read #148 above. Very Rare. Brass. 43mm.

 

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State Fair Of Texas Dallas October 1949 Medal
 

151) "State Fair Of Texas Oct. 7-22 1950". In tiny lettering : "Air Conditioned Auditorium / The Hall Of State". Read #148 above. Very Rare. Brass, 41.5mm.

 

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State Fair Of Texas Dallas 1950 Mid Century Exposition Medal
 

152) "State Fair Of Texas / Oct. 14-19 / 1952" Read #148 above. Very Rare. Brass, 41.6mm.

 

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State Fair Of Texas Dallas October 1952 Medal
 

152a) "State Fair Of Texas", Undated. Read #148 above. Very Rare. Brass, 43mm.

 

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State Fair Of Texas Dallas Medal
 

153) Souvenir from the 1953 Monticello Centennial Fair. A Century Of Progress. This is the only one of these I have come across. From the collection of Dave Jensen. Extremely Rare, Aluminum, 38.2mm

 

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Centennial Fair Souvenir Monticello Iowa Century of Progress 1953 Medal
 

154) "The Californian", From the 100th anniversary of the "California State Fair And Exposition". This large annual fair has been held in Sacramento since the mid 1800s. I have seen this piece pop up on ebay occasionally. Rare. Brass, 38.3mm.

 

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California State Fair and Exposition 1854 1954 The Californian Medal
 

155) From Tombstone, Arizona, "Rip-Roaring Days Of The West". This piece was evidently struck in the 1950s. Found in copper and aluminum. Very Scarce in copper. Rare in aluminum. Very similar to HK701. Aluminum, 37.9mm.

 

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Helldorado Days Tombstone Shootin Lynchin Hangin Souvenir Dollar

 

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