Here are some new pickups from the last couple of weeks. The first 2 are from the recent Triskeles auction. Got them both for the opening bid. #1 Silvered Æ medal Diameter: 69 mm 1810 · 25 · DE MAYO · 1910 Obverse: Argentina standing on low platform with arms of Argentina, between allegorical figures of Commerce and Industry, all before a city view of Buenos Aires Reverse: Legend within ornate frame beneath arms. #2 Spain Isabel II. 1843 Æ proclamation medal Diameter: 23 mm Weight: 6.05 g Obverse: REINA CONSTITUTIONAL DE ESPAÑA, ISABEL II in two lines within radiance Reverse: PROCLAMADA EN CADIZ 1o DE DICIE., 1843 within wreath. The next 2 I purchased from Caliber Coins at last weeks Indiana State Numismatic Association show in Indianapolis. #3 by Breuker & Kessler, Philada., MANUFACTURED By The ORNAMENTAL WOOD CO., Philada Publisher: John Walter Scott, American, 1845–1919 After (obverse): Jean-Antoine Houdon, French, 1741–1828 Honorand: George Washington, American, 1732–1799, LL.D. 1822 Wooden medal of George Washington and Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia 1876 Wood 18.25 g, 12:00, 62.5 mm I have wanted a Washington medal for awhile. The fact that this one is wooden is just a bonus. Apparently there were 5-6 varieties made that were sold in a set at this exposition. I feel like I overpaid for this one but the other 3 were purchased below value so it all evened out. #4 Obverse: Bust of Christopher Columbus Right in Wreath Obverse Legend: THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA 1492 WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1892-1893 Reverse: Small busts of all the U.S. presidents through Grover Cleveland, Washington in the central oval bordered by a leafy wreath. Reverse Legend: THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Diameter: 55 mm This is a much nicer piece than the picture shows. The small presidents on the reverse are really nicely done. At the beginning of this year, I had decided that I wanted to focus on quality over quantity. It's frustrating that I have gotten hooked by another collecting interest but of course still fun. When you consider the low mintages for many of these medals it is amazing how affordable most medals are. Feel free to post anything you want especially any medals that you are particularly fond of.