Category Archives: So Called Dollars

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1950 HK508 Washington DC Sesquicentennial Medal

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This medal is one of the So-Called Dollars in my collection. It is in the mint issued packaging, but has slightly porous surfaces. I’d grade it as MS60 accordingly. The obverse shows the Statue of Armed Freedom that can be … Continue reading

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2003 Wildlife Refuge Centennial Duck

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This medal is part of a 4 piece set. This example is slabbed by PCGS and graded PR69DCAM. I’ve put a censorship block over the serial number on my piece, as I don’t want copies of mine flowing out of … 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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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

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1915 Arkansas So Called Dollar HK403 Medal

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This medal has almost uncirculated details, but it is pretty beat up around the edges. There are numerous rim dings and gouges. The obverse shows the state seal of Arkansas. This seal is divided into 2 rings: outer ring of … Continue reading