Let's see your exonumia!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    A few more miscellaneous pieces. This past week, with the extra downtime I have been working on my inventory. I started with medals. Next week, the coins. That is going to be brutal.

    Vogel 03.jpg
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    Vatican 1964 01.jpg
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  3. stairstars

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    Vogel Bros. OUTSTANDING!! :jawdrop:
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  4. stairstars

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    I looked at the reverse of my tokens and most have just text. The Jimmy Stewart has art, so I took an image of it. While in my case, I also shot a few more film related pieces. Please, do not look at Chris' medals before viewing these...you might lose all the impact...:(
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  5. Chris B

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    A few more before I call it a night.

    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.

    Diameter: 110mm
    weight: 426g



    The last one, unfortunately, has had a mount removed at some point but it is still cool.
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  6. stairstars

    stairstars Active Member

    Truly the medalist art in it's highest forms...

    ...I quit...:yack:
  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    We don't allow quitters in this thread.
    Very neat exonumia, Stairs.
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  8. stairstars

    stairstars Active Member

    "tote that barge...lift that bale!!" :dead:
  9. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Wow that Bismarck!
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  10. stairstars

    stairstars Active Member

    It ain't no herring...:cigar:
  11. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    @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."

  12. stairstars

    stairstars Active Member

    Since my stuff is mostly film studio sourced, the text usually names the star and sometimes the production. Pretty bland. Arliss Rev.PNG
  13. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Not bland at all! I really like your medals! The Valentino with the premier date is awesome!
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  14. stairstars

    stairstars Active Member

    Thanks, we aim to please. :couchpotato:

    Actually, I was not even sure most of my stuff was considered "exonumia" as I rarely engage in an activity I cannot pronounce!
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  15. stairstars

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    OK, an example with a reverse worth seeing:

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    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.
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  16. stairstars

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    A rerun so you can see the reverse:

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    1939 MGM 15th Anniversary medal that is nearly 3" across. Year of WIZARD OF OZ and GONE WITH THE WIND.
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  18. Chris B

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    Ok, I'll lay off of the medals for a bit and start the day off with some tokens.


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  19. DonnaML

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    If people don't mind my visiting from the Ancient Coins forum, I used to have a fairly large collection of (mostly British) historical medals along with a few tokens, but sold most of them some years ago. Here's one token I have left:

    1795 Anti-Slavery token Obv..jpg

    1795 Anti-Slavery token Rev..jpg

    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
  20. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Sweet military token @Chris B ! I need to add a Fort Russell token to my collection.

    WY270a Fort Warren 5c.jpg
    WY270a; Wyoming, Fort Warren; brass, 21mm

    WY320a Francis E Warren AFB 25c.jpg
    WY320a; Wyoming, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base; brass, 28mm

    WY320c Francis E Warren AFB $1.jpg
    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.
  21. Chris B

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    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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