Category Archives: Exonumia

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Silver Medal – 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

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This medal is a commemorative piece made to mark the 25th anniversary of the Northwest German Lottery in 1980. It is in gem uncirculated condition, complete with it’s presentation case and paperwork. The obverse (I’m guessing here) shows an abstract … Continue reading

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Coin & Medal Grading Scales

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Grades are used to describe the condition of both coins and medals. They are a numeric value, usually ranging from 1 to 70, with 1 describing a coin that is badly worn and barely identifiable to 70, which describes a … Continue reading

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So Called Dollar – Santa Monica Breakwater Dedication Medal HK687

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This so-called dollar is in excellent shape; I would grade it EF45 to AU55. It has a slightly leaden surface, which comes from mild toning of the aluminum (aluminum is highly reactive with oxygen and sensitive to moisture). The obverse … Continue reading

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Paul Revere Life Insurance Medal / Dogtag

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On the obverse, the medal shows a man in Revolutionary War era garb riding a horse past a church and some Colonial style homes. The upper legend reads “The Paul Revere Life Insurance Co. Worcester, Mass.” and the lower legend reads “Health – Accident – Life”. Continue reading

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1969 Golden Spike US Mint Bullion Silver Railroad Medal

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This 5.15 oz medal is 64.5 mm in diameter and composed of 99.9% pure silver. It was minted in Philadelphia to commemorate the Centennial of the… Continue reading

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1894 California Midwinter Expo Medal HK245a

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This medal is a so-called dollar that was sold at the California Midwinter Expo of 1894. The obverse shows a design very similar to the Great Seal of the State of California. It features the Greek goddess Athena (goddess of … Continue reading