Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Mar 21, 2012.
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do not look at Chris' medals before viewing these...you might lose all the impact...
The Bismark medal is one of my favorite pieces in my collection.
GERMANY. Otto von Bismarck cast bronze Medal. Dated 1915. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Bismarck
By P. Sturm at the Grünthal Workshop in Berlin.
The last one, unfortunately, has had a mount removed at some point but it is still cool.
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Very neat exonumia, Stairs.
Wow that Bismarck!
@stairstars I always photo both sides of my tokens, even if they're the same. The text for your medals is probably interesting. Don't be shy!
Here's a couple from my collection, "same both sides."
Not bland at all! I really like your medals! The Valentino with the premier date is awesome!
Actually, I was not even sure most of my stuff was considered "exonumia" as I rarely engage in an activity I cannot pronounce!
For all I know, this might be a common UK piece, but unique to me. Fred Karno's troupe was the act that discovered Chaplin and brought him to the States. He "jumped ship" on them, in San Fransisco, to join Keystone in 1913, thus starting his film career.
1939 MGM 15th Anniversary medal that is nearly 3" across. Year of WIZARD OF OZ and GONE WITH THE WIND.
It's a British anti-slavery halfpenny token issued in 1795 (AE 30 mm., 9.4 g.), catalogued as No. 1039a at p. 304 of P. & B. Withers, The Token Book: British Tokens of the 17th 18th and 19th Centuries and their Values (Galata 2010). Obv: African slave kneeling right, hands raised together in chains, AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER / Rev. Clasped hands, MAY SLAVERY & OPPRESSION CEASE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD (rosette before legend)/ Edge: PAYABLE IN DUBLIN CORK OR BELFAST
@Chris B ! I need to add a Fort Russell token to my collection.
WY270a; Wyoming, Fort Warren; brass, 21mm
WY320a; Wyoming, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base; brass, 28mm
WY320c; Wyoming, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base; brass, 35mm
Fort David Allen Russell was established in 1867 to protect workers for Union Pacific Railroad. Later Fort Russell was renamed in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Francis E. Warren in 1930, as Fort Francis E. Warren. Once the Air Force was created as a separate service, the base was transferred and renamed as Francis E. Warren Air Force Base.
They seem to be tough to come by. All the ones I have seen, including this one, appear to have been buried.
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