Featured So-Called Dollar - Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition

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  1. Wal888

    Wal888 Well-Known Member

    Hello All
    My newest acquisition was recently purchased and just now arrived in my hands.
    They are four Coins/Tokens/Medals, and I don't know the history about them.
    At least the first, I really have doubt if it's a coin or medal.
    Those are just for share with you.
    Any comments are welcome and will be very much appreciated.

    1898 OMAHA, NE

    Medals: Official Medals struck in Mint Exhibit from dies made at Philadelphia Mint. Obverse is composite picture "of...the most beautiful women in the Trans-Mississippi country" while reverse was designed by T. R. Kimball, Omaha, Architect in Chief of exposition. About "25,000 of these coins were sold".

    Obv. Female bust l.; above around Trans-Mississippi Exposition Omaha; below bust 1898
    Rev. Mounted Indian spearing a buffalo; below 1848

    HK-281 Silver. 34mm.
    HK-282 Bronze.
    HK-283 Brass.
    HK-283a Copper.
    Source: https://www.so-calleddollars.com/Events/Trans_Mississippi.html

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    Napoleon III - commemorative Medal - Cherbourg August 1858

    Obverse: Eugénie imperatrice * Napoleon III emperor - Caqué F. on the edge of the neck. At the top: 101 / Robineau RS louis. Their bare heads and contiguous to the left.
    Reverse: Victoria Brit: Reg * Albertus Princeps at the top: Cherbourg August 1858. Head of Victoria Laureate and Albert contiguous to the left
    23mm / 3.87gr (mine)
    Source: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Napoleon...Cherbourg-August-1858-MCN-35-21-/264823486144

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    Spiel Marke Victoria Regina

    Type Token
    Currency Spielmarke Tokens
    Composition Brass
    Weight 1.8 g
    Diameter 19 mm
    Thickness 1 mm
    Shape Round
    Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
    Source: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces110939.html

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    Medal - Elect the patriots Defeat the surrenderers

    ** Exonumia ** (Medals - Brazil)
    Type Token
    Year 1954
    Composition Aluminium-bronze
    Weight 7 g
    Diameter 25 mm
    Thickness 1.7 mm
    Shape Round
    Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
    Source: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces110777.html

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  3. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Nice tokens.
    Your Spiel Mark token looks to be a Lauer piece which is not a true match for the Numista link. Your token is signed under bust and has Oak branches with a single bow ribbon on reverse.
    The link has Laurel branches with a double bow ribbon.
    Just an observation.
  4. Wal888

    Wal888 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I'm very sorry for it. Thank you @alurid for your observation. In really, I did not percept that signature. But now, I can't find any match in numista site and even in another site information about this token signed.
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  5. Cachecoins

    Cachecoins Historia Moneta

    Interesting pieces...Spiel Mark is play money. It is Lauer but seems to me a very fine example of his work.
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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

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  7. Wal888

    Wal888 Well-Known Member

    Yes, very hard to find any information about this specific spiel Mark.
    I've tried to find, but found a few pieces very worn and none of them signed.
    Appears to be very rare a piece like that.
    The same occurs with the medal "SO-CALLED DOLLAR Mississippi". I even don't know if mine is made of bronze, Brass or Copper. The weight is 16.67gr. and 34mm.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2020
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  8. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I had not seen one signed like yours. I have some of these.
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    Wal888 Well-Known Member

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  10. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Tokens in first and last photos are 13 mm dia. Ultra Plus is 15 mm dia.
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