Tag: so-called Dollars

New So-Called Dollar Commemorates Panama Canal Centennial

New So-Called Dollar Commemorates Panama Canal Centennial

By William D. Hyder…. Legend of the Seas, an appropriate name for the ship to carry Jeff Shevlin’s 2014 medal commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. Jeff, better known to collectors as the “So-Called Guy”, first thought about such a trip more than 10 years ago while examining the well-known […]

By March 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Video –  Mintage Disputed on Philippine Wilson Gold Medal

CoinWeek Video – Mintage Disputed on Philippine Wilson Gold Medal

Jeff Shevlin, So-Called Dollar Guy Interviewer Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com…….. A rare gold medal created by the Manila Mint in 1920 has caused some controversy regarding the mintage. Mint records state only five pieces minted with others suggest then may be more. Original CoinWeek article about the sale of the Wilson Dollar is here Copyright © […]

By March 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! – ANA National Money Show 2015 – Portland, Oregon. VIDEO: 10.27

Cool Coins! – ANA National Money Show 2015 – Portland, Oregon. VIDEO: 10.27

By definition, what is a cool coin? Does it have to be rare? Valuable? Sentimental? Does it have to tell a story… a cool story? If you answered any of these questions with a “yes”, this video is for you! Fred Weinberg, fascinating Morgan dollar die cap error James Sego, rare 1968 No S Roosevelt dime, PCGS […]

By March 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 20, 2015 – Video: 9:15

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 20, 2015 – Video: 9:15

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency XI Sale, developments concerning the 1920 Wilson Gold So-Called Dollar, David Alexander’s column on the Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, and the February 2015 update to CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Wilson So-Called Dollar on Sale Today at Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale

Rare Wilson So-Called Dollar on Sale Today at Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   Lot 217. Extremely Rare 1920 Wilson Dollar in Gold For fans of the So-Called dollar series, it’s always a treat to see an auction appearance of one of the series’ true stoppers, the extremely rare 1920 “Wilson dollar” in gold. The Wilson dollar was struck on July 16,1920 to […]

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 […]

By October 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 3: America’s Forgotten History

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 3: America’s Forgotten History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Mass murder… domestic terrorism… swastikas… are they really on American medals and tokens? In the first two installments of Spotlight on So-Called Dollars, we touched on the relationship between so-called dollars and America’s classic commemoratives. In this, the third and final installment, we take a look at some […]

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Early American Commemoratives, Part 2: Commemoratives and Related So-Called Dollars In the first part of our story, we discussed a number of so-called dollars and commemorative coins issued during important national and international expositions, including the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of […]

By February 11, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
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 such […]

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate William Hyder

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate William Hyder

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… This is the third in a series of journals that we’re preparing in the lead-up to the August ANA elections. We’d like to thank collector and author William Hyder for his participation. William Hyder has an exceptional beard. He also holds a Masters’ degree in Anthropology […]

New Book on Charbneau So-Called Dollars

New Book on Charbneau So-Called Dollars

Jeff Shevlin, So-Called Guy David Lisot, Interviewer Jeff Shevlin, know as the “So-Called Guy” along with William Hyder, has written a new book about a specialty area in collecting so-called dollars. He shows his new book and shares what was involved in its creation. 3:17 New Book on Charbneau So-Called Dollars   New Book on […]

By September 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Club Profiles: The Token and Medal Society (TAMS)

Coin Club Profiles: The Token and Medal Society (TAMS)

By Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments Well if you have not heard of this group don’t feel too bad because it does a great deal of work in one of the more obscure areas of rare coin interest but one of the most interesting. To set you on the right foot however you should […]

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