1881 Surrender at Yorktown Medal NGC MS62

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Lehigh96, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I just received my latest pickup from the recent Goldberg Sale, a nicely preserved 1881 Surrender at Yorktown Medal. I have been searching for one of these medals to compliment my Lafayette Dollar. Here are the photos for your enjoyment.

    Goldberg Photo

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    Obverse Holder Photo

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    Obverse Large Photo

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    Reverse Large Photo

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    Photo with Lafayette Dollar

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    As always, your comments are welcome!
     
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  3. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Wow, really nice Paul......:D
     
  4. pappy-o

    pappy-o coinoisseur

    Really a nice coin, love it
     
  5. raider34

    raider34 Active Member

    Great coin Lehigh. I've never seen an NGC holder like that before, pretty cool.
     
  6. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    They can't use a coin holder because of the size of the medal. Here is a photo next to a Peace Dollar to give it some scale.

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    It is very impressive in hand.
     
  7. bama guy

    bama guy Coin Hoarder

    That is sweet. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Bammed

    Enjoyed the comparison to the Lafayette dollar, obviously the medal seems to have inspired the design of the dollar, but while very similar, there are noticeable differences in the hair, the ties, facial features that make them distinctly different.
     
  9. raider34

    raider34 Active Member

    That medal's a monster :bigeyes:. Thanks for the info about the slab Lehigh.
     
  10. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    That's a fantastic companion to the Lafayette dollar, the engraved surrender scene is really well done. Trivia questions: 1) What tune did the band play when the British army surrendered? 2) What important player in the US monetary system distinguished himself by leading a bold charge on a fortified British position?
     
  11. reiljj00

    reiljj00 Junior Member

    What an awesome find Lehigh, too bad it isn't toned...lol
    What is it made of, and how rare is it? I have never seen one befor.
    Thanks,
    John
     
  12. RickieB

    RickieB Expert Plunger Sniper

    Very impressive Lehigh96...
    Most excellent to be exact...

    I agree with what SM says about some of the decriptives, however, it remains a beautiful piece!!


    RickieB
     
  13. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter


    The World turned Upside Down and Alexander Hamilton......
     
  14. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    That's right! My mother, who is alive and well at 93, attended the 150th anniversary observance of the surrender at Yorktown. Can anyone tell me who conducted the band at the ceremonies?
     
  15. Mr. Coin Lover

    Mr. Coin Lover Supporter**

    Beautiful, didn't even know it existed. I'm thinking now a slabe of this type will be used for the 5 ounze silver America the Beautiful "coin" or whatever it is being called.

    If you don't mind my asking, how did you come to find out about this medal's existance? I don't ever seeing you post anything concerning medals in the past.
     
  16. north49guy

    north49guy Show me the Money

    Nice Pairing Lehigh! Great looking coins/medals!
     
  17. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    A very hard set to find!
    they are true Gem's
     
  18. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast


    I found it when I was doing research on the Lafayette Dollar.

    http://www.cointalk.com/t50032/
     
  19. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    Very very interesting medal, indeed!
    My likey a whole bunch!
    So, about how wide is the slab? (Just wondering if the width is any larger, as I know the size is larger)
     
  20. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    My guess would be John Phillip Sousa
     
  21. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    You're right! He was pretty old at the time, and mom thought the breeze would blow him over (The monument is on an open, exposed bluff) but he directed "The Stars and Stripes Forever" without a hitch.
     
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