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13 Aug

Some Potosi Proclamation Medals

Medals | Rodrigo de O. L.

An area of numismatics that I find quite interesting is the area of medals. Of course coins are an art form, but medals motto should be “ars gratia artis”, because coins had a purpose: to be used for exchange, and they should be cost-effective. With medals it’s different, since the purpose of medals is to remember something or someone, an artist has much more creative freedom when designing a medal than when designing a coin.

04 Feb

Defunct newspaper the New York Daily Mirror issued medals for sporting events

Medals | ANAStaff

Written by: Paul G. Lajoie