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News & Articles for: Medals and Tokens

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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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,... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... 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... read more »

 

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... 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... read more »

 

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,... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

Medallic Art Company Announces New Web Site

Medallic Art Company Announces New Web Site

The world-famous Medallic Art Company announced today a new web site, www.medallic.com , designed to better display its 100+ years of minting excellence and to provide ready access for customers and art historians to numerous product categories,... 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... 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... read more »

 
 
 
 
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