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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 […]

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