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MONETARY RELATED

 

386) A political medal commemorating those who voted for McKinley and the gold standard, as opposed to Bryan and the bi-metallic gold/silver standard. I have included this piece because of it's unmistakable association with the Bryan dollars(HK777 - HK786), and also because it appears to have been minted as a commemorative "AFTER" the vote. Minted by Robert Sneider of New York. Found in white metal and bronze and probably of equal rarity in each metal. Combining both metal varieties together, Rare bordering on Very Rare. Bronze, 38.5mm

 

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William McKinley Voted For Honest Dollar Patriots of 1896 Medal
 

387) Unlisted in HK's first edition, HK866b in the second edition. A muling of the obverse of HK863 with the reverse of HK435. Dickeson 2 (Delorey). The "Confederation" side of this piece is also the same as the obverse HK442, the reverse of HK857, the obverse of HK866, the reverse of HK877, and the reverse of HK887. Rare. Copper/Bronze, 38.5mm.

 

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Perseverando Confederation Beaver All Seeing Eye Dickeson Medal
 

387a) Like HK824 but with an incuse "1929". Evidently only three in existence. At this time the significance of the "1929" is not known. This example has a poorly struck "Denver" at a slight left to right upward slant relative to the upper line. Pedley-Ryan dollars were hand struck. Daniel Carr (Moonlight Mint - Loveland, Colorado) has suggested that in the case of this piece, the die appears to have been struck twice - once tilted one way causing only the "Pedley-Ryan & Co." to be impressed into the disc, then slanted the other way and struck a second time causing only the "Denver" portion of the die to be impressed. Note that the upper part of the lettering in "Pedley-Ryan & Co" is stronger than the lower part of the lettering, with the opposite being true of the "Denver" lettering. He has also suggested that this might be the same reason that the "Denver" in HK826 is missing, as all of the HK826 pieces that he has seen are more deeply impressed in the upper parts of the "Pedley-Ryan & Co" lettering than the lower parts.

A second example of this piece that I have seen has "Denver" in proper alignment and fully struck, so in that case the die was properly aligned and probably struck once. Extremely Rare. Image courtesy of Daniel Carr.

Pedley Ryan & Co. One Ounce Silver 90% 1929 Dollar

SEA, LAND, AIR

 

388) Thaddeus Lowe's 1859 great air ship "City of New York". His goal of crossing the Atlantic never came to pass. The following year it was renamed "The Great Western". Found in white metal, bronze and evidently silver. Rare in white metal. Very Rare in bronze. I did not find one in silver, but beware that the white metal pieces are often(always?) silver plated. Rulau NY-NY 50 (Rulau's dating of this piece is incorrect. The correct date is 1859). Bronze, 34.7mm

 

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City of New York Great Air Ship Balloon Thaddeus Lowe Medal
 

389) Commemorates a "Bicycle Tournament" and the City of Springfield. Very Scarce in white metal with approximately 2/3 being holed. Extremely Rare in gilt or bronze. Rulau Ma-Sp 2, Storer 1638. Gilt, 35.4mm.

 

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Bicycle Tournament Springfield A Town A City September 1883 Medal
 

390) Rowing regattas along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia have been an ongoing tradition for over 150 years. "57th Regatta Philadelphia June 18 1910", "Schuylkill Navy". This is the only one of these I have come across. Extremely Rare. Gilt, 33.5mm.

 

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Regatta Philadelphia June 1910 Schuylkill Navy Mermaid Medal
 

390a) Commemorating an automobile tour organized by the Automobile Club of Kansas City in 1910. It was to cover 2,000 miles in twelve days. Bronze, but have also found it described as brass. Very Rare. 38mm. Image courtesy of Robert Jesinger.

Fisher’s Peak Trinidad, Colorado 1910 Kansas City Star Trophy Tour
 

391) "Souvenir" of the "Olympic Games 1932" in "Los Angeles, Cal." On the obverse: "U.S. Battle Fleet". Struck by Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Company(Johnson & Jensen #8 lot#689). This piece can be found either round or octagonal. Combining both varieties together, Rare. See #392 below. Gilt Brass, 38.1mm.

 

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U.S. Battle Fleet at Olympic games 1932 Souvenir Los Angeles Medal
 

392) Undated souvenir of the "United States Navy Battle Fleet". Same obverse as above with a different reverse. Navy ships were evidently present at the 1932 Olympic sailing events that were held in the ocean off Los Angeles. Appears to be rarer than #391 above. Unlike the piece above which comes in both round and octagonal varieties, I have only found this one round. Very Rare. Gilt brass, 38.1mm

 

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U.S. Battle Fleet at Olympic games 1932 Souvenir Navy Medal
 

393) Souvenir commemorating a 1937 boat race from St. Louis, Missouri to Fort Benton, Montana. Rare. Copper, 37.5mm.

 

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St. Louis Missouri to Fort Benton Motor Boat Race 1937 Medal
 

394) This athletic competition festival is still held today in Santa Barbara. "Semana Nautica Santa Barbara California / July 1 To 5, 1936". Rare bordering on Very rare. Copper(?) plated nickel, 38.2mm.

 

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Semana Nautica Santa Barbara California July 1936 Medal
 

395) A cooperative effort of the United Kingdom and the US in 1956, the Mayflower II was built in Brixham, England, and was sailed to the United States in 1957. Today it can be toured near Plymouth, Massachusetts. Medal minted by John Pinches of England. Found in it's original blue and green lined box. Rare bordering on Very Rare. Bronze, 38.6mm

 

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Commemorating The Building Of Mayflower II 1956 Medal
 

396) In 1957 the Mayflower 2 (a full scale reproduction of the original) sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on a 55 day voyage. Medal minted by Pinches of England. Read above. Rare bordering on Very Rare. Bronze, 38.2mm.

 

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Commemorating The Sailing Of Mayflower II 1957 Medal
 

397) Commemorating the launching of Explorer 1, the first US satellite into space. January 31, 1958. This piece may have been minted after January 1st 1960 as part of a series, but I decided to include it here anyway. Very Scarce. Nickel, 33.8mm

 

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First U.S. Satellite January 1958 Explorer I Cape Canaveral Medal

ASSOCIATIONS, COMMISSIONS, SOCIETIES

 

398) "Betsy Ross Monument Association Of The Patriotic Orders Of U S of A". Found in either bronze or white metal with the white metal one possibly being slightly rarer. I have never found one holed in either metal, but have found one in bronze with a clamped on loop. Combining both metal varieties together, Rare. Bronze, 35.2mm.

 

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Betsy Ross Monument Association Patriotic Orders U.S. of A. Medal
 

399) "Honorary Board Of Filipino Commissioners.....", "Seal Of Board Of Trade 1876". I guess maybe this commemorates some sort of trade meeting. Any ideas? Also exists in white metal. Very Rare in either metal and often found holed in both metals, sometimes with an attachment. Copper, 38.1mm.

 

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Bridgeport Board of Trade Filipino Commissioners 1904 Medal
 

400) This piece celebrates the anniversary of a trade association in the form of a banquet. "Souvenir Of XXXII Anniversary Banquet Silk Association Of America Feb. XI. MCMIV". Very Rare. Silver, 38mm.

 

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Silk Association of America 32nd Anniversary Banquet 1904 Medal
 

401) 25th anniversary of the National Sanitary Supply Association, April 1948. Today it is called the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, with more than 6,000 company members globally. Nickel. Very Rare, 38.1mm

 

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National Sanitary Supply Association 25th Anniversary 1948 Souvenir Medal
 

401a) From the "New York Security Dealers Ass'n Silver Anniversary/1950" Marked "Sterling". In hope that the Bear won't rear it's ugly head! Silver. Very Rare, 38.4mm

New York Security Dealers Association Silver Anniversary 1950 Medal
 

401b) Third jubilee of the "Retail Grocers Association Of Philadelphia Organized 1886 Incorporated 1887". Rulau Pa-Ph342. Found in white metal or bronze. Very Rare in either metal. 37.7mm

Retail Grocers Association Philadelphia Third Annual Jubilee 1888 Medal
 

401c) Medal by George Lovett. Found in bronze, white metal and silver. Very Rare in bronze and white metal. Extremely Rare in silver. 34mm. Image courtesy of Dave Baldwin at Lovett Tokens and Medals.

Historical & Forestry Society Rockland Washington’s Headquarters Medal
 

401d) Commemorating the 25th dinner of the Pennsylvania Society held December 25th, 1933. Silver wash over copper. 38.4mm. Very Rare. There is also a related medal with this same obverse but with a reverse commemorating the erection of the William Penn Memorial in All Hallows Barking in London, but I have only seen it with loop or loop removed. 38.4mm

Pennsylvania Society William Penn Twenty Fifth Dinner 1933

OTHER SO CALLED DOLLARS

 

402) Same obverse as HK667, in recognition of the artist who designed the medal, Daniel Chester French. He is best known for his seated sculpture of Lincoln at the Lincoln memorial. Rare. Bronze, 37.6mm

 

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Remembrance of Daniel Chester French Medallic Art Company 1932 Token
 

403) Unlisted in the first edition of HK, HK724a in the second edition. Same as HK724 but with a different obverse inscription. "In Commemoration Of Your Visit With The Mayor". In tiny lettering: "Mfg. By Harvey Aluminum". This piece appears to be rarer than HK724. Rare bordering on Very Rare. Gold anodized aluminum, 37.5mm.

 

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In Commemoration Of Your Visit With The Mayor Los Angeles Token
 

404) "This Medal Is made Of Aluminum Produced By Natural Gas From Findlay Clay / 12,000,000 Cubic Feet Daily / Karg Well"; "Souvenir Of The Anniversary Of The Application Of Natural Gas To The Mechanical Arts Findlay, Ohio. June 8, 9, 10, 1887." This is a strange medal, as it is never found in aluminum. Rare. Brass, 34mm.

Made Of Aluminum Produced By Natural Gas Findlay Clay Karg Well Medal
 

405) Undated pre-1960 souvenir from the American side of Niagara Falls. "Prospect Point". Thin aluminum, Very rare, 34.9mm

Souvenir of Niagara Falls Prospect Point Token
 

406) An undated souvenir medal from the Puget Sound area around Seattle. The height of 14,529 feet for Mt Rainier was a measurement taken by Edgar McClure in 1897. He was killed while descending the mountain. There were a number of published heights given for Mt Rainier up until 1914 when the US Geological Survey's more accurate measurement of 14,408 was determined. The map side of this piece is similar in style to #81. It is also silver plated, but a different size. Very Rare. Silver plated copper. 38mm.

Mt. Rainier 14,529 Feet Puget Sound

 

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