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  1. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    1997 Buffalo Bill Cody
    Primm Nevada
    10 Dollar Silver Strike


    I can tell this is from 1999 by the G on the reverse. There is one very similar undated but made in 1994 out there with for Jean Nevada minted by Green Duck Corporation with the GDC mintmark.

    1997 Annie Oakley

    Laughlin, Nevada
    10 dollar Silver Strike


    Bust of Annie Oakley, frosted devices rather than the shiny version.

    There are supposedly two cataloged 1997 Pioneer Annie Oakley 10 dollar Silver Strikes ( frosted & shiny versions)

    To me, I just think this is the result of early and late strikes. Early, being stronger cameo.

    2000 Annie Oakley

    Laughlin, Nevada
    10 dollar Silver Strike


    I have the same Annie Oakley dated 2001 and found this 2000 dated one.

    Rather than elaborate on another Annie Oakley history, I'll just post the 2001 below.

    2000 Annie Oakley Pioneer
    Laughlin, Nevada

    10 dollar Silver Strike


    Notice on the reverse, this one is dated 2001.

    There is a very scarce version, and it does not have a date in that area of the reverse at all.
    I saw one and chased it once but it got away at a final bid over $80.00.
    I kind of regret not going higher but someday I'll get one. Patience almost always pays off.

    Two vintage non sports cards to add a little color to this post.

    1933 Goudey Indian Gum Card No 60


    1949 Bowman Wild West No C-10



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  3. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    A wonderful US Mint medal design

    2016 S US American Liberty Silver Medal
    NGC PF69


    2016 W US American Liberty Silver Medal
    NGC PF69

    Coincidentally, I bought this W mint a year later after I bought the S mint issue, which is from the same submission batch from the same seller. They both look better in hand than these images.


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  4. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    I thought this was a beautiful design so I bought the Boxed 4 medal set. However, there are actually 5 different medals for the ~

    US Mint 225th Anniversary
    2017 Liberty Medal Set


    My 5th issue is a proof from the Philadelphia Mint and was not included in the set.
    There were Gold issues the following year of this design in different size and weight. I don't have any of those.

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    A badge of the Der Stahlhelm Veteran’s Association. This example has date of issue and badge number on reverse.
  6. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    2011 P and W
    September 11th National Silver
    US Mint medals

    Here's another medal pair that are relatively affordable but I think superb in design and very special to me.

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  7. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh


    1960 Pony Express Centennial Assn.
    Bronze So-Called Dollar HK-583 (Top Left)

    500,000 were authorized to be minted of this bronze version but it is estimated that between 50,000 and 100,000 were minted.


    1960 Pony Express Centennial Assn.
    Silver So-Called Dollar HK-582 (Top Right)

    Only 5,000 silver were struck.


    1961 Pony Express Termination Centennial
    Silver So-Called Dollar HK-588 (Bottom Left)

    Only 3,000 silver medals minted and sold for $4.50 when released for sale in 1961.


    1961 Pony Express Termination Centennial
    Bronze So-Called Dollar HK-589 (Bottom Right)

    15,000 Bronze medals were minted and sold for $1.50 each the same year.

    I have seen a Capital Plastics holder that looks very much like this with all four in it. It may be a custom order or very hard to find. I made a virtual one and put my medal set images in it. If anyone ever sees one of these holders, please let me know.

    (I did a pretty good job of it if I must say)

    1960 Medals (Top Row)

    The Pony Express Association is evidently still active to this day, having annual "re-runs" by volunteer riders to re-enact the actual ride of the Pony Express that lasted 18 months between April 1860 and October 1861.
    The completion of telegraph lines ended the historical feat of carrying the mail from Missouri to California in only 10 days by horse and rider.

    The National Pony Express Centennial Association was chartered in 1957 in Utah as a non-profit corporation, with it's only purpose, to sponsor a 1960 re-run and to perpetuate the history of the Pony Express.
    The Board of Governors were from California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, the eight states through which Express ran.
    President Dwight D Eisenhower agreed to be the Honorary Chairman of this Board in 1957.

    The 1960 re-run was financed principally by the sale of 1,000 letters carried by re-run riders, Official First Day Covers and U.S. Mint Medals.
    Official Medals such as mine above were authorized by Congress as "national medals".

    It was designed by J. A. Links and struck at The Philadelphia Mint.
    The obverse shows the Pony Express founders with conjoined busts of William Hepburn Russell, Alexander Majors, and William Bradford Waddell. The reverse portrays the famous watercolor by Herman Hansen, Pony Express Horse and Rider that he painted in 1900.

    1961 Medals (Bottom Row)

    The Gold Rush in the mid-1800s necessitated a fast mail service.
    The Pony Express was developed as an alternative way for the mail to cross the North American continent. Using many mounted riders, on a route from St. Joseph Missouri to Sacramento California the founders of the Pony Express established a company for moving the mail that was faster and more reliable than stagecoaches.

    The Pony Express only operated for a year and a half—from April 1860 to November 1861. The end of the Pony Express is directly related to the telegraph.


    The completion of the telegraph system and the termination of the Express occurred within a one-month period. 1961 Pony Express Termination Centennial silver and bronze medals were issued by The National Pony Express Centennial Association, Salt Lake City and were designed by Roy J. Olsen. Authorized by 86th Congress and struck at Philadelphia Mint.

    The Coming and Going of the Pony Express
    by Frederic Remington

  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Mythological Creatures Tokens

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  9. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    The majestic Jackalope, king of the prarie!
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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Well-Known Member

    I am so happy as tonight I found and purchased an 1901 Buffalo Expo elongated cent. I gave my specimen to Ron Pope last year about 6 months prior to his passing before the 2021 holiday season.
    Ron loved anything Buffalo, he actually had a letter head as his avatar from the expo. The dark specimen was my orginal the one I gave Ron....the red one is the new one. images.jpeg.jpg C:WINDOWSTempE674 - 20190810_124149.jpg
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  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    I have an update to this one . . . .
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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    A member from another forum informed me that the little Studebaker medal above had a bigger brother

    It took me a while to locate one but it finally arrived.

    At 32mm for my original piece, the new one is more of a "papa" measuring in at 77mm.

    Presenting "Father and Son" Studebaker's . . . . .


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  14. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Well-Known Member

    I have a rare pony express medal I will post later today heading out to the show in a few. Struck and numbered on the old Carson city CC press. They were only struck by order once a month. Then the die cancelling at the years end.
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/carson-city-mint-commemorative-medal-pony-express-1860-2010.115751/ DSC_2718.jpg DSC_2717.jpg

    The copper strikes were not numbered and given away to students who attended the summer school on grading. Silver medals never hit max mintage that I believe that it was 2010 pcs.
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  15. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

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  17. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    2009 AOCS Jefferson Davis
    1oz .999 Round


    Jefferson Davis was the only President of the Confederate States of America. He held the office from 1861 until the collapse of the Confederacy at the end of the Civil War, in the spring of 1865.

    I am not sure whether this is a proof, proof-like or an uncirculated issue. I lean toward uncirculated.

    There are only 1000 proof versions of this but how many uncirculated there were I do not know.
    They both seem to cost about the same for an example of either.
    I have found some claiming there are 1000 minted of the Unc version too but I am thinking there are considerably more.
    However, in past searches, I don't find any uncirculated issue results.

    Does anyone know for sure?

    Open Currency is a common Standard for the numerous community currencies developing across the world. I believe this round was minted for a company led by Rob Gray.
    To me, it is an oz of silver with Jefferson Davis on it that I paid a bit over spot to acquire for my theme collections.
    1 troy oz. .999 silver AOCS
    American Open Currency Standard
    From what I understand, the FIFTY does not stand for $50.


    The Jefferson Davis Monument was an outdoor sculpture and memorial to Jefferson Davis at Jeff Davis Parkway and Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States from 1911 to 2017


    (from Wikipedia)
    On May 11, 2017, the statue of Davis was removed, on order from the City, despite the presence of dozens of protesters and supporters.
    Those removing the statue wore masks and helmets to hide their identities and the company name on their truck was hidden.
    After the statue's removal, the pedestal and base were also removed, leaving only the foundation. The cost of removing the statue was split between private donations and the City of New Orleans.

    The statue has been placed in storage at an undisclosed location. The city has stated that it will be relocated, but no specific plans have been announced.

    Jefferson Davis Parkway or Jeff Davis Parkway, has also been renamed in 2020.
  18. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    1999 William T. Sherman
    20 GRAMS .999 Round


    Note: I STRONGLY do not recommend buying or doing any business with the AMERICAN MINT. I never would, it's like joining a record club. They keep sending you stuff you never ordered but you can return it if you like. If you don't return it they threaten with collection agency letters.

    Something else about the medals, they can be deceiving as the nickel silver plated look exactly like the .999 medals except the .999 are marked. This one on the reverse under the flags.

    Note that it is not a full troy ounce either.
    Most look like hakes but I did like this one I got on ebay cheap enough.

    Sherman's Atlanta Campaign concluded successfully on September 2, 1864. This success made Sherman a household name and helped ensure Lincoln's presidential re-election in November.
    In August, the Democratic Party had nominated as its candidate George B. McClellan, the popular former Union army commander, and it had seemed likely that Lincoln would lose to McClellan.
    Lincoln's defeat could well have meant the victory of the Confederacy, as the Democratic Party platform called for peace negotiations based on the acknowledgment of the Confederacy's independence.

    Thus the capture of Atlanta, coming when it did, may have been Sherman's greatest contribution to the Union cause.
    After ordering almost all civilians to leave the city in September, Sherman gave instructions that all military and government buildings in Atlanta be burned, although many private homes and shops were burned as well.
    This was to set a precedent for future behavior by his armies.

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  19. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Well-Known Member

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    Plus it has a cc mint mark ;)
  20. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    So Called Dollar HK-585
    Gilt Bronze 33mm


    These were issued privately "to commemorate centennial celebration in Colorado of Pony Express" and sold as souvenirs at "East Tincup" in Colorado, a replica of mining town of 1880's.
    It opened in 1960 as tourist attraction and was located 12 miles west of Denver on route U.S. 40.
    Designed by W. M. Weber, Jr. who was the operator of East Tincup.
    1,000 of these were struck by Wendell-Northwestern and sold for $1.00.


    This was my fourth Shaving Permit, The other three from Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Leavenworth Kansas and are somewhat related because some historians say Buffalo Bill did ride for the Pony Express, and so did Buffalo Bill. Others say he did not.
    I'm still a little kid at heart and like to believe everything "Old West". It's more fun that way.
  21. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    1960 Pony Express Centennial
    Heraldic Art Medal (s)

    I have two.



    Robert McNamara's works known as "Heraldic Art Medals", which were produced by him, in his garage in Cleveland, Ohio between 1959 and 1978. A complete set would be a total of 67 medals not counting thin and thick planchet varieties.
    There were 60 "Regular Issue" sterling medals, and 7 "Special Issue" (also called "Occasional Pieces") sterling silver medals. Some, but very few, were struck in gold.

    The Pony Express Memorial Statue was completed and dedicated on Saturday, July 25, 1998, at the Pioneer Trail State Park in Salt Lake City.

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