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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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Six more weeks of winter

February 3, 2018 in Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors News Feed (Scott Barman)

There may be a coin, token, or medal that will help celebrate any holiday or occasion. Someone looking for a collecting idea decided to find out if there was a coin for every holiday or commemoration. After searching online for the last few months, this person found over 150 coins and medals to cover more […]

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Source: Coin Collectors News Feed (Scott Barman)

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Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — a retrospective

January 25, 2018 in Books, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Tokens

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

It seems like only yesterday, but it was over a decade ago that Katherine Jaeger and I created The 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens for Whitman Publishing. This title has been very popular and remains in print. Check the Whitman website or with your favorite coin dealer or bookseller. We surveyed leading collectors, dealers, researchers and others and asked them to name in order those they thought to be most important. Medals can be important in different ways—for history or for art, or for rarity or numismatic value. In my mind, importance in history and aspects of art… Full article at the source>

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

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