Let's see your exonumia!

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  1. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    Lets Salute The Scouts!

    1962 Girl Scouts of the USA Heraldic Art Medal

    So-Called Half Dollar



    Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on March 12, 1912, when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low organized the first Girl Guide troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia. It has since grown to 3.7 million members. Low, who had met Baden-Powell in London while she was living in the United Kingdom, dreamed of giving the United States and the world "something for all the girls."
    She envisioned an organization that would bring girls out of their homes to serve their communities, experience the out-of-doors, and have the opportunity to develop "self-reliance and resourcefulness." From its inception, the Girl Scouts has been organized and run exclusively by women, for girls and women.


    My favorite thing about the Girl Scouts is the Thin Mint Cookies. When I drove a School Bus I always had several connections and I bought a lot of them.


    1960 Boy Scouts Of America Heraldic Art Medal
    So-Called Half Dollar



    This medal seems to command a premium when offered for sale over at least half of the others in this 60 "Regular Issue" sterling medals, and 7 "Occasional Piece" sterling silver medals. There were 67 medals in all in a set. I think this is my 29th different issue in my collection.

    The Foundation of Scouting


    Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

    Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

    Scout Mission: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

    While president, Theodore Roosevelt established a relationship with James West, who would become BSA’s first Chief Scout Executive. In 1902, Roosevelt appointed West to the Board of Pension Appeals in the Department of the Interior.
    When the Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910, Roosevelt became an ardent booster of the organization.
    Roosevelt also served as the first council commissioner of Nassau County Council. As a former president, he was elected honorary vice president of the Boy Scouts of America and through his active involvement in the BSA, Roosevelt was the only man ever to be designated as Chief Scout Citizen.

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  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Bashlow restrike of the New Amsterdam Sommer Island Hogge Pence / Hudson Daalder mule in silver.

    With original envelope.


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  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Silver Hobo Tokens by Gallery Mint Museum featuring Ron Landis and Joe Rust.


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  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    "Naughty Bears" P.P.I.E. spinner, complete with frame.


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  6. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    1965 Steam Engine Days, Strum Wisconsin.

    I actually attended this as a kid.

    Found the token last year.


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  7. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    1810 Kettle Token - George III 50th Anniversary


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  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    1934 Chicago Century of Progress - Hoover Vacuum Exhibit token.


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  9. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Illinois Sesquicentennial medals

    Gilroy Roberts - engraver.


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  10. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    A few "me too" pieces . . . . .


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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    A morning selection.


    1892 World's Colombian Exposition - Christov Colon Medal (Eglit-224) - obverse.JPG 1892 World's Colombian Exposition - Christov Colon Medal (Eglit-224) - reverse.JPG 1892 World's Colombian Exposition - Christov Colon Medal (Eglit-224) - obverse slab.JPG IMG_2294.JPG IMG_2295.JPG IMG_1812.JPG IMG_1813.JPG
  14. Chris B

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    I just added this piece. 1894 dated Trinity Church, Dresden, Germany silver medal. I collect a lot of German States material.

    I found the cherubs ringing the bell very appealing.

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    and it also reminded me of this medal already in my collection.


    Both reference the Trinity Church, but it turns out that they are in different areas of the country. The 2nd one is very scarce.

    Regensburg-Stadt Am Henkel
    Catalog: Plato 23.
    Diameter: 40.5 mm
    Weight: 19.68 g
    Silver medal 1627, unsigned (By Hans Georg Bahre?). On the laying of the foundation stone of the Trinity Church on 4 July.

    Obverse: View of the Dreieinigkeitskirche (Church of the Holy Trinity); above, two angels bearing palm frond and olive branch; in clouds above, God, Christ, and radiant dove; in exergue
    Obverse Text (in exergue): IN NOM : S S TRIN : EVN :/ FOS : SPQR : 4 IVL :/ MDCXXVII

    Reverse: Script in the coat of arms of the then Lords of the Inner Council
  15. Eric the Red

    Eric the Red Well-Known Member

    Holy Mackerel you guys got some awesome medallions :woot:
  16. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I noticed the E-224 is a Lauer piece. Very nice indeed.
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  17. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Nice commemorative pieces. And the play on words made me chuckle.
  18. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    1904 St. Louis World's Fair
    Walter A. Wood Souvenir Medal

    Looped 32mm
    gilt bronze



    This seems to be a rather scarce item.

    Walter A. Wood was a farm machine manufacturing company established in 1852 and promoted products as an exhibitor at many World's Fairs and Expositions in the United States and abroad as early as 1876 and won many gold medals from what information I have found.
    American Branches were in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Louisville, San Francisco, Portland Oregon and Maine, Rochester, Richmond, Pittsburg, Fargo and Baltimore.


    Looks like the same farmer and machine on this Victorian trade card as that on the medal.
    Gotta wonder, where is mom?


    1904 St Louis World's Fair
    Jefferson-Napoleon Louisiana Purchase Pendant

    Krueger #230 ?



    I like this fancy decorated reverse with two mounted red beads, two white beads and blue enamel highlights. I can't find out much more about this, but it is very high relief, gilt and 26mm in diameter.
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  19. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    The Hoover Electric Cleaner frees the housewife from the broom.

    Chicago Exposition - Hoover Electric Cleaner Exhibit 1933

    Brass, 30 mm, 12.48 gm
    Woman standing and woman kneeling with broom
    Building with two towers

  20. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    1926 US Sesquicentennial Exposition
    So-Called Dollars


    These medals are the most commonly encountered so-called dollars that commemorate 150th anniversary of Declaration of Independence for the 1926 Philadelphia International Sesquicentennial Exposition. This is my set of all four variations I know to exist.

    HK-451 Copper
    HK-452 Bronze
    HK-453 Brass
    HK-454 Nickel



    Never saw this one before, let alone it being No 1.
    They weren't all numbered E00001 and I have the lowest number.
    If you look closely you can see a bleed-over of E00002 on the reverse as the numbering ink was not dry when these were stacked.
    Pretty awesome to have it. Wonder if it was for a VIP?
    Measures 3 1/4"X 2"

    A photo shows Prince Bertil of Sweden stepping out of the "John Morton Memorial Building" where the American Swedish Historical Museum is in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


    The museum was founded and its construction was guided by Dr. Amandus Johnson beginning in 1926. The building is so named because John Morton was a descendant of the original Swedish settlers who signed the Declaration of Independence.

    On June 2, 1926, same date this ticket was stamped, then Crown Prince Gustav Adolf (later King Gustav Adolf VI) placed the Museum's corner stone. Could this possibly be a complimentary ticket given to the person who attended and signed it on the Liberty Bell side of this ticket at the cornerstone laying ceremony?
    I cannot read the signature 100% but I think it is Marge Glackin.

  21. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    1933 Days Of Forty-Nine
    Chicago World's Fair
    MEX Gambling Token Set


    An exhibit within the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair was called The Days of Forty-Nine. A recreation of an 1849 gold rush camp. Visitors could partake in activities and events that typically happened in the camps. One of those activities was card game gambling.
    Since gambling was illegal, the participants used tokens provided by the exhibit as souvenirs. I have found three tokens so far. The 5 10 and 20 MEX denominations.

    I can't find any information about this exhibit or attraction, no stories or pictures except on a map and it was far south at the fair. I did find The Pabst Blue Ribbon Casino and that was on "The Lagoon" in a more prominent location.
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