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317a) Commemorating the completion of the Erie canal in 1826. This surprising medal discovery was auctioned off by Stacks in November 2017. Probably unique, it was stuck with a cracked reverse die that is different from HK1000. Click Here for auction sale and description. Image Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries www.stacksbowers.com

Unique 1825 1826 Erie Canal HK 1000 Union of Erie With Atlantic Medal
 

 

318) Medal commemorating the 1877 corner stone laying of the Seventh Regiment Armory on New York’s Upper East side. By George Lovett. Very Rare in bronze, brass and white metal. Extremely Rare in silver. 40mm. Image courtesy of Dave Baldwin at Lovett Tokens and Medals.

Armory Seventh Regiment New York Corner Stone Laid 1877 Medal
 

 

319) This medal commemorates the opening of the famous Brooklyn Bridge. "Two Cities As One New York & Brooklyn". All are white metal, although I did find one described as nickel silver and another described as gilt that was probably plated as a novelty sometime after striking. Both were holed. There are also silver plated brass modern reproductions of this piece. The originals are Very Scarce, but Rare unholed(10-15% are found unholed). White metal, 35.5mm.

 

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East River Bridge Brooklyn Bridge Opening 1883 Medal
 

320) This piece shows The First Infantry I.N.G. Regiment Armory in Chicago with an ALUMINUM reverse. In tiny lettering: "Childs, Chicago.". Rare and usually found in Unc condition. Rulau Chi 8. Aluminum, 37mm.

 

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Armory First Infantry I.N.G. Chicago Aluminum Medal
 

321) This medal has a fraternal reverse dated May 12th 1891(Knights of the Golden Eagle). The obverse depicts the newly constructed Schuylkill County courthouse in Pottsville, Pennsylvania that was dedicated September 3rd that same year. Very Rare. Bronze, 37.7mm

 

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Pottsville New Court House Knights of the Golden Eagle 1891 Medal
 

322) The obverse of HK244 as the reverse. BakerY-324. Found in white metal and bronze. Rare in bronze and usually found unholed. Rare in white metal with virtually all holed. Bronze, 35mm.

 

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Centennial Laying of the Corner Stone US Capitol Washington 1893 Medal
 

323) Today the "Iron Bridge" is called the Frisco Bridge, and was previously called the Memphis bridge. Built in 1892, it is still in use today, and was the first bridge to cross the lower Mississippi. Very Rare and sometimes holed. Aluminum, 34.9mm.

Opening Iron Bridge Across The Mississippi at Memphis 1892 Medal
 

324) "Old Sugar House Rose St. N.Y.". Evidently minted at the time as it's demolition in 1892. Found in bronze, white metal and silver. Rare bordering on Very Rare in either white metal or bronze. Extremely Rare in silver. The American Numismatic Society in New York has the only silver one that I found. White Metal, 44.1mm.

 

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Sugar House Founded 1763 Demolished 1892 British Prison Medal
 

325) A commemorative "Dedicated To The Memory Of Robert Morris", and the Holland Land Purchase Office that today is a museum in Batavia, New York. Very Rare. Aluminum, 34.7mm

Holland Purchase Land Office Robert Morris Batavia N.Y. 1894 Medal
 

326) "To Commemorate The International Opening Of The Philadelphia Commercial Museum June 1897", The obverse of this piece is similar to HK644. Rulau Phl A78. Rare. Silver, 34mm.

 

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Philadelphia Commercial Museum Opening June 1897 Medal
 

326a) I am not sure, but I believe this medal commemorates an addition to the Ohio State Capitol building that was completed in 1901. If someone could straighten me out on the history here I would greatly appreciate it. "M.C. Lilley, & Co. Col. O." in tiny lettering below building. From the collection of Dave Jensen. Very Rare. Bronze, 43.2mm

Corner Stone Laid Ohio New State Building 1899 Medal
 

327) "Commemorative Of Establishment Of The Capitol In The District Of Columbia", A large and thick so called dollar. This medal was evidently made from bronze taken from the original capitol building of 1800. Very Scarce and often found with a clamped on loop with ribbon and hanger. Bronze, 44.3mm.

United States Capitol Commemoration Adams McKinley Medal
 

328) "New State Capitol Harrisburg Penna.", "Dedicated Oct. 4. 1906". "Virtue", "Liberty" and "Independence" on curled ribbon. Found in white metal or bronze. Combining both metals together, Very Rare. Bronze, 37.6mm.

 

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New State Capitol At Harrisburg Pennsylvania October 1906 Medal
 

329) Dedication of La Salle City Hall 1907. Not in very good condition. Quite rare as far as I can tell. Very Rare bordering on Extremely Rare. Brass, 34.8mm

Dedication City Hall La Salle Illinois Walter Panneck 1907 Medal
 

330) Souvenir of Salina, Kansas City Hall 1911. Very Rare. Aluminum, 38.1mm

 

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Salina Kansas Souvenir City Hall 1911 Medal
 

331) A larger so called dollar. "In Celebration Of The 175th Anniversary Of The Founding Of The Redwood Library And Athenaeum Newport R. I." In tiny lettering on the reverse: "Newman, N.Y." Rare, Bronze, 44.5mm.

Redwood Library and Athenaeum 175th Anniversary New Port R.I. Medal
 

332) "Golden Jubilee Anniversary / Cincinnati Zoo / Sept. 18 1925". I have only seen it in bronze. Rare bordering on Very Rare. Bronze, 36mm.

 

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Golden Jubilee Anniversary Cincinnati 1925 Andrew Erkenbrecher Medal
 

333) Completed in just 3 years for the Great Northern Railroad in 1928, the Cascade Tunnel is still the main rail line through the Cascade Mountains, connecting the port of Seattle with places east. For many decades it was the longest tunnel in the western hemisphere. Very Rare. Brass, 34.7mm.

 

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Cascade Tunnel Great Northern Railway 1925 A. Guthrie & Company Medal
 

333a) Medal commemorating the opening of the Soldiers Memorial Building in Lansing Michigan. Very Rare. Bronze, 38.2mm

United Veterans Council 1930 Soldiers Memorial Building Lansing Michigan Medal
 

334) Commemorating the opening of a commuters service between Pontiac and Detroit, Michigan in 1931. "Grand Trunk Station". Rare, bordering on Very Rare. Bronze, 34.3mm.

 

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Opening Commuter Train Service Pontiac To Detroit Birmingham 1931 Medal
 

335) 1935 dedication of Stratford Hall, Home of the Lees. In Westmoreland Co. Va. Very Rare. Yellow bronze, 38mm.

Robert E. Lee Stratford Hall Home Of The Lees Memorial 1935 Medal
 

336) "City Hall Grand Island, Nebraska / Dedication June 14, 1940". Very Rare. Gilt brass, 34.9mm.

 

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City Hall Grand Island Nebraska Dedication 1940 Medal
 

337) The Pennsylvania Turnpike set the standard for modern superhighways in the United States. This "Eastern Extension", built in 1950, was the first expansion completed following World War II. Rare. Nickel or Nickel silver, 38.2mm.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Eastern Extension Opening 1950 Gulf Medal
 

338) 1952 United Nations completion medal. I bought it off ebay, and it is the exact same piece that sold in Johnson & Jensen sale #25 lot#479 in 1983. Struck by the Medallic Art Co. Rare bordering on Very Rare. Yellow Bronze, 38.4mm.

 

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United Nations Headquarters New York Erected 1952 Medal
 

339) Commemorates the opening of Viking Hall at the Hayden Planetarium, New York City. There was also a book, "The Viking Rocket Story" that was given out at the opening June 30, 1955 by the Martin Company of Baltimore. Rare. Bronze, 38mm

 

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Opening Viking Hall Hayden Planetarium New York U.S. Navy 1955 Medal
 

340) Undated souvenir from the deep sea Mammoth Wharf, no trace of which exists today. On the reverse is the old North Beach Bath House in Santa Monica. Very Rare. Aluminum, 38.2mm

 

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Mammoth Wharf Port of Los Angeles Santa Monica Souvenir Medal
 

341) An undated souvenir token showing the old Signal Station atop Pike's Peak, with the Denver mint on the reverse. This piece bears an uncanny resemblance in style to HK343a and HK726, and was probably minted at or around the same time. This is the only one I have found. Extremely Rare. Brass, 36.2mm

 

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Signal Station Summit Pikes Peak United States Mint Medal
 

341a) Medal by George Lovett of the Old Middle Dutch Church. The church had multiple uses until it was demolished in 1882. This medal is found in silver, white metal, copper and brass. All metals together, Rare. Individually, Rare to Very Rare in silver, brass and white metal, but perhaps Very to Extremely Rare in copper. 34mm. Image courtesy of Dave Baldwin at Lovett Tokens and Medals.

Old Middle Dutch Church Nassau Riding School For British Dragoons Medal

 

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