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Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — the 1805 Eccleston medal

February 8, 2018 in Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Tokens

By: Q. David Bowers News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Welcome to the latest installment in my series on the subject. I highlight some of those featured in the best-selling Whitman Publishing book, 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens.

This week I showcase one of the most preposterous medals in the book, voted number 24 on the list:

1805 Washington Medal by Eccleston, “The Land Was Ours”

Among numismatically popular early medals associated with the life of George Washington, the Eccleston medal of 1805, from dies cut by Thomas Webb, is certainly the largest (76 millimeters), and it is among the most interesting.

At first glance, this seems to be a satirical medal… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Bowers on collecting: Facts and fantasies about the Bank of the United States

January 18, 2018 in Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Q. David Bowers News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

I love history, and over a period of time, I have immersed myself in many accounts published in early newspapers, books, and directories. These include Niles’ Weekly Register, launched in Baltimore in 1811, and continued for decades afterward. I skimmed every issue and read anything that had to do with finance or numismatics. The result was an “I was there” experience, such as in late summer 1814 when Hezekiah Niles, editor, was at his desk in Baltimore while British forces were approaching the city. Of course, we all know they didn’t make it, and the rockets fired from Fort McHenry… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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