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MILITARY, WAR AND PEACE, AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

264) "Washington Crossing The Delaware". Not in Rulau/Fuld (Medallic Portraits Of Washington 2nd Edition by Russell Rulau and George Fuld). I have only found it in white metal. Extremely Rare. White metal, 37.7mm.

 

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General Washington Crossing the Delaware 1776 Medal
 

265) Another "Washington Crossing The Delaware" reverse, and also not in Rulau/Fuld. This same obverse was also used on #270 below as well as BakerD-324 and BakerN-324(HK763 - note that Baker PA324 is described as being HK763 - confusing). I have only located it in bronze. Very Rare. Bronze, 37.7mm.

 

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General George Washington Crossing the Delaware 1776 Medal
 

266) Handsome high relief medal from the centennial of the evacuation of the British from New York in 1783. Same obverse as HK145 but with a different reverse. Found in white metal, bronze/copper, and silver(for a silver one look at Abner Kreisberg mail bid sale October 31, 1966 lot#71). The piece shown here is 5 mm thick at the rim and 7mm thick at highest point. Rare in white metal(but harder to find nice) with all(?) being unholed. Extremely Rare in copper/bronze. Extremely Rare in silver. Baker459, Bronze, 44.8mm.

 

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New York Evacuated By the British Centennial November 1883 Medal
 

267) This medal commemorates the centennial of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. BakerA1810 in white metal, but unlisted in bronze. Very Scarce bordering on Rare in white metal, with most being holed. Very Rare in bronze with most in nice condition. Bronze, 35mm.

 

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Centennial of the Adoption of the Constitution Washington 1887 Medal
 

268) Commemorating the centennial of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. It is listed in Rulau/Fuld as Baker1800. Rarity appears to be similar to BakerA1810 above. Very Scarce bordering on Rare in white metal, with most being holed. Rare, bordering on Very Rare in bronze, and usually in nice condition as such. Bronze, 37.7mm.

 

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Constitutional Centennial Philadelphia 1887 President Washington Medal
 

269) Obverse of HK126 with the other side different. It is not listed in Rulau/Fuld in White metal, but appears to be somewhat more common in white metal than copper or silver. The only silver one that I found was from Presidential Coin and Antique Co. #30 lot#245. Rare in white metal and almost always found without a hole. Very Rare in copper and usually uncirculated. Extremely Rare in silver. BakerJ-195. White metal, 35.1mm.

 

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Gen. Geo. Washington Anniversary Evacuation Valley Forge 1890 Medal
 

270)Centennial Anniversary of General Washington's Farewell Address. I bought this piece and another in bronze at Presidential sale #78, June 2008 lots #1018 and #1019. Read Presidential Coin and Antique Co #45 lot#726 for a second piece in white metal. Note the reverse die crack extending out to the rim at 8:00. Not in Baker(Rulau/Fuld). Very Rare bordering on Extremely Rare in white metal. Extremely Rare in bronze. White metal, 37.8mm

 

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Washington Farewell Address Centennial Somerville 1896 Medal
 

271) "Pennsylvania Volunteers", "Gettysburg July 3, 1863", "In Commemoration Of The Return Of The State Flags....", I have found this piece described as white metal, brass, and bronze. Very Rare in each metal. Brass, 38.8mm.

 

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Pennsylvania Volunteers Gettysburg Flags Independence Hall Medal
 

272) A military commemorative of the "Semi-Centennial German Artillary Charleston, S.C." I have only found it in copper. Very Rare. Copper, 38.6mm

 

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Semi-centennial German Artillery Hillsboro 1860 1865 Medal
 

273) I have found this piece described as silver, silveroid(45% nickel, 54%copper, 1% manganese), bronze and white metal. Look at Presidential Coin and Antique Co. #51 lots #105 and #106 for silver and silveroid examples. Rare in white metal, Very Rare in bronze. Extremely Rare in silver or silveroid. Almost always found without a hole in all metals. Bronze, 39.7mm.

 

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John Stark Centennial Battle of Bennington 1777 Medal
 

274) "Monument Association Of The Capture Of Andre/Tarrytown, N.Y." Very Scarce bordering on Rare in white metal and occasionally found holed as such. Rare in bronze. Extremely Rare in gilt. Rulau NY-Ta 3. Bronze, 34.5mm.

 

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Monument Association of the Centennial Capture of Andre 1780 Medal
 

274a) From an 1880 Grand Benefit Fair for the Worcester Continentals. This was no doubt a public benefit fair for the organization. The Worcester Continentals were a Massachusetts military fraternity. By George Lovett. Found in bronze and white metal. Rare in either metal and sometimes holed in white metal. 39.8mm

Worcester Continentals Benefit Fair April 1880 Medal
 

275) Commemorating the "Centennial Anniversary" in "Defiance, Ohio" of the establishment of Fort Defiance. "Centennial Souvenir Gen. Anthony Wayne". Very Rare and found holed at least half the time. Aluminum, 38.4mm.

 

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Centennial Souvenir Fort Defiance 1894 Ohio Anthony wayne Medal
 

275a) Medal depicting the Old Dutch Church, where John Andre was tried. By George Lovett. Found in bronze, white metal and silver. Rare in bronze. Very Rare in white metal. Extremely Rare in silver. 34.2mm. Image courtesy of Dave Baldwin at Lovett Tokens and Medals.

John Andre Old Dutch Church Tappan 1780 Medal
 

275b) Washington Elm medal by George Lovett. "The Lover Of Peace". Baker 436. Found in copper/bronze and white metal. Combining both metals together, Very Scarce. Rare in either metal. White Metal. 39.7mm

Washington Elm Centennial Cambridge Isaac Woods 1775 1875 Medal
 

275c) Centennial Anniversary Of The Evacuation Of Fort Ontario Oswego N.Y. 1896". Extremely Rare in either bronze or white metal, and usually holed in white metal. Bronze, 38 mm. From the collection of Randy Dobler.

Centennial Anniversary Evacuation Fort Ontario Oswego 1896 Medal
 

276) Medal of Admiral George Dewey and the Battle of Manila Bay. Small "HR" monogram above Dewey's right shoulder. Rare and sometimes holed. Aluminum, 37.9mm.

 

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Admiral George Dewey Manila May 1st 1898 Medal
 

277) Another Dewey medal. Found in aluminum and bronze. "Dewey And All The Boys Remembered The Maine", "First To The Death Of Spain's Tyranny". Small "Copyrighted" to the lower right of bust. Very Rare in either aluminum or bronze. Aluminum, 38mm.

 

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Our Dewey Remember the Maine and Flagship Olympia Medal
 

278) "U.S. Naval Campaign West Indies 1898", "William Sampson", "Commander In Chief", "Santiago De Cuba July 3.". Often found as a military participants medal with loop and hanger. There are other varieties that have "San Juan P.R", "Guantanamo", "Matanzas", and possibly others in place of "Santiago De Cuba". These latter varieties are rarer and appear to always come looped with hangers, and often with a participant name engraved on the edge. Rare. Bronze, 38.2mm.

 

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Naval Campaign West Indies 1898 William Sampson Medal
 

279) "Our War With Spain In 1898/Cubas Freedom". Looking through old auction/sales catalogs I found only one(Presidential Coin and Antique Co. #49 lot#718). The one shown here was off ebay. Very Rare. Aluminum, 38.5mm.

 

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Our War With Spain 1898 Cuba Freedom Our Heroes Medal
 

280) Celebrating the end of the Spanish American War. "Peace Jubilee 1898 / Philadelphia Oct. 26-27". Virtually all are holed, sometimes with a hanger. I have not located it in any other metal. Read description of HK643. Rare, but Extremely Rare unholed. Rulau Phl 75. White metal, 35.1mm.

 

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Philadelphia Peace Jubilee 1898 Let Us Have Peace Medal
 

281) "U.S. Grant 1822-1885". Obverse of HK278 with the same reverse as the one above. I bought this one on eBay in 2006 and it is the only one I have found in any metal. Extremely Rare. Bronze, 35.1mm.

 

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U. S. Grant 1822-1885 Let Us Have Peace Medal
 

281a) End of the Spanish American war. Same "Let Us Have Peace" reverse as the two above medals. Extremely Rare. Bronze, 35mm. From the collection of Randy Dobler.

Spanish American War Declared Let Us Have Peace 1898 Medal
 

281b) Same obverse as the piece above but with a four leaf clover reverse. Extremely Rare. Bronze, 35mm. From the collection of Randy Dobler.

Spanish American War Declared Treaty Signed 1898 Army Corp Young Medal
 

282) "National Peace Jubilee Chicago. 1898.". Rare bordering on Very Rare and usually found with a clamped on loop with ribbon and pinbar. The one shown here is a bit dinged up but shows no evidence of a previously attached loop. Extremely Rare unlooped. Read description of HK643. Brass, 37.9mm.

 

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National Peace Jubilee Chicago 1898 End Spanish American War Medal
 

283) Obverse the same as HK351 except that "To Pacific Coast" is replaced by "San Diego, Cal." Listed in the second edition of HK as HK352d. HK351 is the most common of the series. All the others, including this one are rarer, with perhaps the octagonal HK352a being the rarest. Rare. Brass, 36.3mm.

Souvenir Visit Naval Fleet Rear Admiral Evans 1908 Fighting Bob Medal
 

283a) This is a variety of HK351, but with no dots before or after "To Pacific Coast", and with "1908" higher up in the field. I am not sure of the rarity of this piece compared to HK351. From the collection of Bill Walter. Rare? Brass, 36.3mm

Souvenir Visit Naval Fleet Rear Admiral Evans 1908 Fighting Bob Medal
 

284) This piece commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the War of 1812. It is very similar to the original "Treaty of Ghent" medal which is larger. In tiny lettering on the reverse: "W. & H. Co. Newark, NJ". Rare. Bronze, 38.3mm.

Concord Between Great Britain and America New Orleans 1915 Medal
 

285) A commemorative souvenir of the 1925 Australian Cruise of the US fleet. "San Francisco Samoa Melbourne Auckland San Pedro San Diego Hawaii Sydney Hobart Wellington Panama New York". There are two reverse die varieties of this piece, the most obvious difference being a curved "AUSTRALIA" on one variety and a straight "AUSTRALIA" on the other (IMAGE). Both appear to be of similar rarity. Very Scarce. Brass, 38mm.

 

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Australian Cruise United States Fleet 145 Ships Participating Medal
 

286) This and the following eight pieces have the same or similar reverses as HK892. The first four all relate to America's uneasy relationship with Mexico, during the Mexican revolution. The one shown here is most commonly found in bronze, but also found in silver plate and brass(gilt?). "In Memory Of My Life On The Mexican Border". Combining the bronze and two plated varieties together, Very Scarce bordering on Rare. Silver plated bronze, 36mm.

My Army Life on Mexican Border Trust In The Lord Keep Powder Dry Medal
 

287) "Service In Mexico With The American Punitive Expedition In The Pursuit Of Villa". Appears to be rarer than some of the other HK892 varieties. Found in brass or bronze. Rare bordering on Very Rare. Brass, 36.1mm.

 

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Expedition In Pursuit of Villa 1916 Trust In The Lord Keep Powder Dry Medal
 

288) "Battle Of Vera Cruz / April 21st, 1914". The usual reverse wording is replaced by "Schwaab S. & S. Co. Milwaukie". The reverse device is also somewhat different. This variety appears to be somewhat more common than some of the others. Very Scarce. Brass, 35.9mm

Battle of Vera Cruz April 21st 1914 Medal
 

289) "Called To The Colors June 18, 1916 / For Service On The Mexican Border". I have found this piece described as copper, brass(gilt?) and silvered bronze. All three together, Rare. Bronze, 36mm.

 

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Called To The Colors Mexican Trust In The Lord Keep Powder Dry Medal
 

290) "Service With The American Army In France / 1918". Found in bronze, brass, and occasionally silver plate. Rare combining all three together. Brass, 36mm.

Service American Army In France Trust In The Lord Keep Powder Dry Medal
 

291) This and the following three pieces are all "National Guard Encampment" souvenirs with different dates. This one is dated 1920. Others are dated 1921, 1923, 1924(look below). I have never seen a 1922 dated piece, if they exist at all. Altogether, they appear to be Rare, but individually they are all rarer than most of the other varieties. Note that the reverse device has slight differences from the other varieties above. Dated 1920. Very Rare, Brass, 36mm.

National Guard Encampment 1920 Trust In The Lord Keep Powder Dry Medal
 

292) "National Guard Encampment". Dated 1921. Read #291 above. Very Rare. Brass, 36mm.

 

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National Guard Encampment 1921 Trust In The Lord Keep Powder Dry Medal
 

293) "National Guard Encampment". Dated 1923. Read #291 above. Very Rare. Brass, 36mm.

National Guard Encampment 1923 Trust In The Lord Keep Powder Dry Medal
 

294) Same as the previous three pieces, but with a punched in 1924 date. It looks as if the original date underneath was 1921. Read #291 above. Very Rare. Bronze, 36.1mm

 

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National Guard Encampment 1924 Trust In The Lord Keep Powder Dry Medal
 

295) Unlisted in the first edition of HK, HK896a in the second edition. Obverse of HK896 paired with a different reverse. As far as I can tell, it is considerably rarer than HK896. Very Rare. Brass, 36mm.

World War Began 1914 US Entered 1917 Armistice Signed 1918 Peace Medal
 

296) Unlisted in the first edition of HK, HK897a in the second edition. Obverse of HK897 paired with the same reverse as the previous piece above. Like the piece above, it too appears to be considerably rarer than HK897. Very Rare. Brass, 36mm.

World War Began 1914 US Entered 1917 Armistice Signed 1918 Peace Medal
 

297) Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga, 1938. Rare. Brass, 32.7mm(essentially 33mm rounded up)

 

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Anniversary Battle of Chattanooga 1863-1938 Drums of Dixie Medal
 

298) A souvenir token from B-29 Day at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas 1944. "Wichita, Kansas Fifth War Loan / B-29 Day". The token makes reference to the June 15, 1944 invasion of Saipan which would give U.S. forces an airbase from which they could launch B-29 air attacks against Japan. Rare. Aluminum, 41.4mm.

 

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Wichita Kansas B-29 Day Fifth War Loan Attacked Japan June 1944 Medal
 

299) This 1945 piece celebrates VE (Victory over Europe) and VJ (Victory over Japan). In 1898 this same obverse design was used on a few medals celebrating the end of the Spanish American War(look at #282 above). In tiny lettering: "Hanson Chicago". Rare. Gilt, 38mm.

Victory Over Europe Victory Over Japan 1945 Peace Medal
 

300) Obverse the same as the reverse of HK747. "More Air Force Per Dollar", Found in aluminum and copper. Combining both together, Very Rare, and much rarer than HK749. Copper, 38.3mm.

 

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Convair More Air Force Per Dollar General Dynamics Medal
 

301)"San Francisco Shipyard Naval Shipyard / 27-Oct. Navy Day 1947". Very Scarce. thin aluminum, 38.1mm

 

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San Francisco Naval Shipyard Navy Day October 1947 Souvenir Token
 

302) Commemorating the launching of the "U.S.S. Nautilus / World's First Nuclear Powered Vessel". This piece sometimes comes with a cardboard insert. Very Scarce. Yellow bronze, 39.3mm.

 

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U.S.S. Nautilus Nuclear Powered Vessel General Dynamics 1954 Medal
 

303) This is an undated medal that was sold by Stacks in the John Ford Part 9 auction lot #40. The obverse design is similar to HK2. Stacks described this piece as being minted sometime after 1826, possibly as late as the 1850s, but was uncertain of a more exact date. This is the only one that I have seen. Extremely Rare. White metal, 38.6mm. Image Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries www.stacksbowers.com

Liberty and Equality Declaration of Independence John Ford Medal
 

304) An undated Alamo souvenir medal by Carl Stubenrauch, probably made when he lived in San Antonio in the 1890s. There are a number of similarities to this piece and HK5. Look at Paul Koppenhaver sale July 30, 1993 lot #131 for another example. "C. Stubenrauch" below Alamo building in tiny lettering that is not visible in my image. Very Rare. Bronze, 37.1mm

 

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Alamo Souvenir Travis Crockett Bowie Bonham In Memory Of Medal

 

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