Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Collecting Nut, Jan 17, 2021.
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The reason I ask is that the originals (1877-1951) are 3.25 inches in diameter. I don't know when a token becomes a medal, but I think of a token as something smaller...with some sort of utilitarian purpose.
The mint sold the entire set of these medals in the 1980s. The marked holes in my album end with Ronald Reagan. Since then the mint has offered the subsequent presidents, with the Trump pieces unveiled recently. Most of the earlier presidential medals cannot be acquired from the mint now.
Here is the front of the album and one of the pages.
The Mint continued to sell these sets into the 21st century. I bought the complete set (through Clinton) about 2005, but the smaller medals are listed as 1-5/16". - Edited -
That's what I was thinking...I have a number of these, too (large and small), but never completed the set...Congrats! I think time will show that edited
Nope, not me! edited
Man those are really nice looking , I like,em alot
Some are nicer than others. The mint didn't pay attention to die wear when they were making these pieces, and they were not careful when the handled them after striking. Marks and weak spots in the designs are not unusual.
Here is a late 19th century 3 inch medal with the mahogany finish for Benjamin Harrison. These 19th century strikes are really beautiful, and I have thought about putting together a set of them. The trouble is only a few dealers and auction houses handle them, and the prices have gone up in recent years.
I should also add that the mintages for the 19th century mahogany often fall below 200 pieces. The modern "yellow bronze" medals are more common and not nearly as nice.
Here is the small sized version.
No completionist would have any gaps!
We often hear it said on these forums that one should collect any way that they wish. So, this is my wish.
As much as I loathe certain politicians from the past and present (you can figure out who I'm referring to yourself), I cannot leave an album slot unfilled, especially if it's a common piece.
edited George Washington was right.
It's original and I do have a complete set of the Presidental medals as well.
I already have that figured out. One of the other 1-5/16" bronze medals that I have is the White House. - Edited -
Please keep politics out of the discussion. @desertgem
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