So Called Dollars with Foreign Connections

There used to be six United States commemorative medals on this page that were in a language other than English. I decided to put five of these six medals within my "main stream" so called dollar pages. The sixth, I decided to put in with my fraternal related section, HERE under the title "Turnverein". The authors of the original HK book left out medals that were in a foreign language unless the medal also existed with English inscriptions. My inclusion of these and other foreign inscription medals may seem a break with tradition with some collectors, but from an historical perspective it does not make much sense. What is left here on this page in a rare variety of HK-8, events in foreign counties and two foreign tribute medals, and an American mining company operating in Norway.


HK8 with a different reverse. Like HK8, it is a British medal, and should not have been included in HK, although I wonder if HK8 might have been distributed in the U.S. as some sort of promotion, as it is common compared to other varieties of this piece using the same obverse - and there are quite a few others(Look at "Coincrafts Catalogue Of Crystal Palace Medals And Tokens 1851 - 1936" by Leslie Lewis Allen). Like HK8, the piece shown here commemorates the 2nd London Crystal Palace, built at Sydenham - a permanent structure built in 1854, burned down in 1936. The 1st Crystal Palace was an impressive, but somewhat smaller structure built in 1851 for the "The Great Exposition" held at Hyde Park, 8 miles NW of where the Sydenham Crystal Palace was later built. In 1862 there was a second London Worlds Fair at Kensington, just south of Hyde Park. It's main structure was not a crystal palace, although it had a large glass dome. Like the 1st Crystal Palace, it was torn down shortly after the fair ended. This variety is Very Rare(Designated RRR in Leslie Lewis Allens book). White Metal, 41.5mm

Crystal Palace London Sydenham designed Joseph Paxton 1854 medal

Commemorating "American Day" at the Argentine International Exposition in 1910. 40.4mm

Argentina International Agricultural Exposition 1910 American Day medal

A token from the 1900 Paris Exposition, advertising the F. F. Slocomb & Co. of Wilmington, Delaware. Aluminum, 38mm

F.F. Slocomb & Company Wilmington Delaware Paris Exposition 1900 token

A tribute from Europe to the United States on the 1876 Centennial. An attractive obverse in high relief. Bronze, 37.5mm

Mason medal paying tribute USA 1876 Centennial medal

Similar in theme to the above medal, this one in gratitude to the president and people of the United States for their support during World War One. Bronze, 39.8mm

The Gratitude Of The Swiss Families 1918 medal

1907 copper mine in Norway operated by an American mining company. Image courtesy of Jonathan Brecher. Copper, 38mm

Pines Mine Norway 1907 Norwegian American Copper Mining Medal


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