Medals and Tokens

Counterfeit Indian Peace Medals

Counterfeit Indian Peace Medals

by Thomas K. DeLorey …………. Many U.S. numismatic items have been counterfeited or otherwise imitated over the years, some so often that authenticators such as myself are automatically suspicious of them. Near the head of this list are the Indian Peace Medals issued by the United States government from the 1790s up to 1890, of […]

By February 7, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

One of the most impressive and historical collections of British gold coinage auctioned in the United States will fall under the gavel at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money — the largest national numismatic convention held in the United States — August 9-11, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. The Thos. […]

CONECA 30th Anniversary Medals Now Available!

CONECA 30th Anniversary Medals Now Available!

Struck On 2013 American Silver Eagles The Combined Organizations Of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America is kicking off its 30th Anniversary Celebration with a limited-edition medal struck on a 2013 American Silver Eagle!  It features CONECA’s logo on the obverse — an outstretched eagle with a ribbon in its beak which boasts CONECA’s motto, “Knowledge […]

By July 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Love Tokens. VIDEO: 14:33

Collecting Love Tokens. VIDEO: 14:33

Richard Burdick, Member, Love Token Society Interviewer: David Lisot………. A romantic aspect of coin collecting includes love tokens. These are coins that have been engraved or enameled to show affection for someone or to commemorate an event. The Love Token Society had a booth at the ANA Convention in New Orleans. Longtime love token collector […]

Nobel Prize Medal presented to Francis Crick in 1962 For Discovering DNA Brings $2.27 Million

Nobel Prize Medal presented to Francis Crick in 1962 For Discovering DNA Brings $2.27 Million

The 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Francis Harry Compton Crick, along with Drs. James Dewey Watson and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins, for “…their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material,” or what would become known as DNA, sold on April […]

Heritage Auctions to offer more than 1,200 original dies and hubs from engraver Karl Goetz

Heritage Auctions to offer more than 1,200 original dies and hubs from engraver Karl Goetz

Dies worked by famed German sculptor and satirist offered in three parts beginning 17-22 April, 2013 in Chicago, IL The first of more than 1,200 original dies and hubs cut by satirist and engraver Karl Xaver Goetz, one of Germany’s most prolific medal artists of the 20st century, will be offered without reserve beginning April […]

By April 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers to auction the Raymond Bunt Collection of Civil War Sutler Tokens

Stack’s Bowers to auction the Raymond Bunt Collection of Civil War Sutler Tokens

Scheduled to cross the auction block as part of our New York Americana Sale, January 22-24, 2013, is the finest and most extensive collection of Civil War sutler tokens in private hands, The Raymond Bunt Collection. While cent-sized Civil War tokens are widely known and collected, those issued by sutlers are more specialized, not widely […]

By December 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Panda Gold and Silver Medals Struck for ANA Philadelphia 2012

Panda Gold and Silver Medals Struck for ANA Philadelphia 2012

William Graessle, Sales Vice President, Pandaamerica Interviewer: David Lisot A series of medals with the Panda design have been struck to commemorate the ANA Convention in Philadelphia. It has not been since 1989 in Pittsburgh that any of these ANA medals have been struck. Panda VP of Sales William Graessle describes how the reaction of […]

By September 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
David E. Schenkman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

David E. Schenkman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Author and Summer Seminar instructor David E. Schenkman will receive the American Numismatic Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Aug. 10 during the World’s Fair of MoneySM in Philadelphia. Schenkman has shared his knowledge of tokens with collectors since his first article was published in 1964. Every one of his eight books is considered a standard […]

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

As prices rose, gold use gave way to silver years ago Olympic medals use a lot of metal but these days the gold medal is mostly silver. The silver medal is sterling silver while the bronze is largely copper. The last time the Olympic Games handed out solid gold medals was a hundred years ago […]

Sale Report: Morton & Eden British, Russian and World Orders, Medals and Decorations, London May 31

Sale Report: Morton & Eden British, Russian and World Orders, Medals and Decorations, London May 31

SALE TOTAL: £705,498 (US$1,086,467) LOTS OFFERED: 246 SOLD BY VALUE: 85% £1=US$1.54 Lot 2 *Order of St Andrew, a large and impressive diamond-set sash badge, probably of European manufacture, in two-colour gold set with rose-cut and single-cut diamonds, ruby eyes and a central gold and blue-enamelled St Andrew’s Cross with an applied figure of the […]

Love Token Society Reveals New Website

Love Token Society Reveals New Website

The Love Token Society has just added a new website: www.lovetokensociety.com.  The former site, www.lovetokensociety.org, will time out at the end of its contract.  The new and improved site features past articles from the Love Letter newsletter, a history section, love token jewelry, and the report a love token form and image sections. Of special […]

Morton & Eden to sell large collection of Waterloo Medals in single UK auction

Morton & Eden to sell large collection of Waterloo Medals in single UK auction

Expected to raise total of £150,000 in sale on Thursday May 31 One of the largest and most complete collections of Waterloo Medals to come to auction in recent years is expected to raise a total of over £150,000 at specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden. The sale of British, Russian, and World Orders, Medals […]

Magnus Princeps Bronze Portrait Medal of Sultan Mehmed II to be offered by Baldwin’s

Magnus Princeps Bronze Portrait Medal of Sultan Mehmed II to be offered by Baldwin’s

On the 25th April Baldwin’s will offer for sale one of the most important pieces of Islamic historical documentation. The discovery of the Magnus Princeps Bronze Portrait Medal of Sultan Mehmed II, c.1460 in late 2000 provides the earliest known portrait of one of history’s greatest military commanders. Prior to this the only reliable appearance […]

By February 15, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
2011 Biggest Medals

2011 Biggest Medals

By John Kraljevich – www.jkamericana.com Medals have been collected as long as coins in America, in fact, for decades they were once even more popular. Before the Civil War, far more Americans pursued medals than coins, either foreign or domestic. Medals remained popular even after the death of the large cent created a wave of […]

Collecting Commemorative Art Medals – London Coin Fair

Collecting Commemorative Art Medals – London Coin Fair

Peter Thompson, P&D Medallions, Interviewer: David Lisot Many collectors in Great Britain are interested in the large art medals issued since the 1500’s. Medal specialist Peter Thompson talks about the differences in collecting medals and coins. He also discusses how to go about getting the best items for your collection that stand the best chance […]

By November 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Chinese Coin Collection of Dr John Snell

The Chinese Coin Collection of Dr John Snell

Paul Fraser Collectibles Lost for three quarters of a century, John Snell’s Chinese coin collection is has now re-surfaced John Abner Snell was born in Knife Falls, Minnesota on October 28, 1880, the fifth of eight children. When he was around five, his family made the long trek from northern Minnesota to central Florida, then […]

Official Medal for 2011 World’s Fair of Money Honors History of Host City

Official Medal for 2011 World’s Fair of Money Honors History of Host City

The official medal for the American Numismatic Association’s 120th Anniversary Convention, August 16-20 in Chicago, is available for purchase. Artist Jamie Franki, former master designer in the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, has been commissioned to design an historic four-medal set for the 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 World’s Fairs of Money based on […]

Russian Coin Rarities Steal The Show In New York

Russian Coin Rarities Steal The Show In New York

The market for Russian coins and medals proved to be as robust and vibrant as ever at this years Baldwins New York Sale XXV-XXVI. A combination of high quality rarities and enthusiastic buyers ensured high prices were achieved for key pieces with the sale totaling just over US$6,000,000 at US$6,008,774 (including buyer’s premium at 17%), […]

By January 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Medallic Art Company Announces New Web Site

Medallic Art Company Announces New Web Site

In 2009 Medallic Art Company came under the stewardship of Northwest Territorial Mint, which moved its minting operations to the Medallic facility in Dayton, NV.

By December 15, 2010 2 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden’s London Sale of Medals, Decorations and World Orders Nets £880,578

Morton & Eden’s London Sale of Medals, Decorations and World Orders Nets £880,578

Auctioneer James Morton said he was extremely pleased with the results of Morton & Eden’s London sale of British War Medals and Decorations Russian and World Orders and Medals, on Tuesday November 30, 2010. He said: “Once again there was strong interest in high quality Russian Orders, Medals and Decorations, highlighted by the £180,000 achieved […]

By December 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Profiles: Medal and Coin Artist Alex Shagin

Profiles: Medal and Coin Artist Alex Shagin

Alex Shagin was born in Russia, near Leningrad, on January 21, 1947. Alexander George Shagin is the only child of George and Ekaterina Shagin. He studied at the Vera Mukhina School of Arts and Design, completing his education in 1971. Shortly after completing his education he was drafted into the soviet army where he spent […]

By November 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
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