Tag: Columbian Exposition

1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

Based on an article by Lee Gast….   As the first commemorative Half Dollar struck, the Columbian half holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. From the first proof striking that sold for $10,000 in 1892,(The first specimen struck was bought for $10,000 by the firm that made Remington typewriters, as […]

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Coin and Currency Auction – MintProducts Auction on March 25 at NH Coin Expo

Coin and Currency Auction – MintProducts Auction on March 25 at NH Coin Expo

By MintProducts Auctions ………..   MintProducts Auctions (MPA) will hold its first sale of 2016 this Spring at the New Hampshire Coin & Currency Expo in Manchester, NH. This is MPA’s second sale in conjunction with the expo. “After the success of our first auction at the NH coin expo, we are excited to hold […]

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined the term “So-Called Dollar” to describe a medal sold at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition – an event better known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. Coin-like souvenirs […]

Celebrate Your Hobby During National Coin Week April 19-25

Celebrate Your Hobby During National Coin Week April 19-25

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year during the third week of April, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and coin clubs around the country celebrate National Coin Week, a celebration dedicated to the advancement of numismatics and the promotion of coin collecting among Americans of all ages and walks of life. The theme of this […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the medal that began the entire Charles Barber-Augustus Saint-Gaudens rivalry and controversy. The well-known Columbian Exposition prize medal was Augustus Saint-Gaudens first attempt to work with Mint officials. “The […]

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Ten Most Significant U.S. Commemoratives Coins

Ten Most Significant U.S. Commemoratives Coins

By Thomas K. DeLorey – Copyright – Reprinted with permission. Harlan J Berk….   When asked to write an article on the 10 most significant U.S. commemorative coins for this issue, I chortled and thought to myself what an easy assignment this was going to be! I had just that day finished reading galleys for […]

 
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