Let's see your exonumia!

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

  1. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

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  3. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    "Odin Owns Ye All"

    Apologies for the lousy pics. Cell pics of BU's never go well for me.

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  4. dwhiz

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    They have arrived, the nickel one was loose so I was able to take images of both sides. The reverse side of the nickel had some type of sticky stuff on it as they used some sticky stuff to hold the tokens in place. GS Brass 1.jpg GS Nickel Z.jpg GS Nickel Y.jpg GS Nickel X.jpg
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  5. mlov43

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  6. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    You're sure in a foul mood this morning. devil.gif
  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    The largest denomination "token" that I own.


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  9. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    So, I've gotten a bit of a "bug" as it were, perhaps a "gold bug" (that's what the bug pin pictured below is called, ha ha ha, about Bryan Money, as you can see. These pieces were struck in the context of William Jennings Bryan losing presidential campaigns against McKinley in 1896 and 1900. The issue these highlight is that Bryan wanted the US to move off of a strict gold standard to using both gold and silver to guarantee our currency. He lost. I'm happy I've even got a couple of the "United Snakes of America" pieces (the reverse of which, instead of sardonically asserting it is One Dime, goes even more sarcastic with "One Dam" as in, "Frankly my dear, I don't give one...." Two of my larger silver pieces by Gorham silver smiths include a silver dollar comparison wheel on the back - to show the difference between how much silver was actually in a silver dollar at the time and how much would be required in 1896 to match the actual gold value in a gold dollar. I included the Morgan Dollar for slab size comparison and the dwhiz dollar for fun. These 2 NGC slabs are my largest and I think they're neat.
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  10. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I have these 2 Alaska statehood commemorative coins. One is medal alignment and no upset rim on the obverse, slightly different font and color. The other is coin alignment with an upset rim in the obverse. DSCN4253~2.JPG DSCN4254~2.JPG DSCN4255~2.JPG DSCN4256~2.JPG
  11. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

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  12. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Here's a triple of new Tokens I bought, the top one is super rare and the two on the bottom were minted by the US Mint. :D Someone wrote about the Smith & Hartmann Token on another thread here on CT, so I included it below.

    Frederick B. Smith was located at 122 1/2 Fulton Street, New York City, N.Y. during the Civil War. He was born in New York City on December 26, 1811. Smith was a long time engraver, starting as an apprentice under the tutorship of well known, Charles Cushing Wright. At some point in the 1830s he became a partner with James Bale, at which time he engraved various merchant's cards and Hard Times tokens. Later he became a partner to Gustav Horst, and during the Civil War was partnered with Herman Hartmann. Smith moved to Philadelphia in the late 1870s, and there was a publisher of medals with J.H. Diehl. He continued in his engraving profession until he was well into his seventies. Smith's token designs were rather simple, and often designs were repeated. Typically his dies were used to produce large numbers of tokens, basically until they were worn down and filled. Your token is somewhat better than the average strike for that issue. Many Unc examples have far less details than are visible on your token. Smith's workmanship on his tokens is kind of middle of the road, and he seemed to lean towards using lightweight planchets. It is likely that Smith did not consider token engraving to be worthy of his best efforts. Except for a few brass pieces, Smith did not make off metal PCWTs. (Cited from: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/us-token-id.21156/)

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  14. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

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  16. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Another spinner token. Not sure of age. Circa 1920's, 30's maybe.

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  17. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    By Mr. THE . . . .


    2016 Scrolls and Skulls

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  18. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    20220715_210003.jpg 20220715_210026.jpg Odin/Asgard 1 Oz. .999 silver, antique finish, 39mm, M/A, Mason Mint

    Note the eye patch. In Norse mythology Odin gained knowledge and wisdom of all things by drinking a horn of water from Mimir's well located deep below the Yggdrasil tree, or world tree. But before he could drink from the well he had to pluck out his own eye and toss it the water.
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  19. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    I've got two recent buys from different sellers - one nice fellow out in Washington State sold me a Landis Studios 3 oz silver Steampunk Angler Fish with Gearhead reverse, a Daniel Carr Atocha medal (contains actual silver recovered from the shipwreck of the Nuestra Senora De Atocha in 1622) and a number of MK Barz silver pieces, including a neat little .5 oz silver axe and a 1 oz silver hand poured Viking ship ingot (almost 9 ounces of beautiful and unique contemporary silver!). I also purchased a number of solid silver art medals from France - an 1899 Ministry of Agriculture medal by Ponscarme in the original case, a 1929 City of Paris medal by Prudhomme also in its original case, a 1959 Judge, Tribunal, Commerce medal by Borrel, and a really big 59mm, 110 grams, Sceaux - Paris - St. Denis art medal by Baron. The theme today is Past meets Present in silver.
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  20. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Batesburg (S.C) Drug Co. aluminum, M/A, 1.6 grams, 24mm

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  21. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Scalloped Mardi Gras aluminum throw 1998 DSCN4330~2.JPG DSCN4329~2.JPG DSCN4326~2.JPG DSCN4327~2.JPG
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