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21 Sep

Chicago World's Fair "Century of Progress"

Tokens | user_1037

When I first started collecting Tokens and Medals, I became interested in tokens and medals from World's Fairs and Expositions. As I started my collection I became interested in the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair, "Century of Progress". One of my favorite pieces that I was able to pickup was the token for the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit. Being a Lincoln history buff and Exonumia buff, I was able to bridge both of my interests with one token. The more tokens that I acquired from the Chicago World's Fair the more curious I became about it. So as my collection grew so did my interest about the Fair, I started searching for articles online, magazine articles and books. As I stated in my previous blog post, not only did I have my collection, I also learned a little history to. If you are interested in history, collecting Tokens and Medals offers the collector a glimpse into the past, which is always cool.

25 Aug

What's your favorite token/medal?

Tokens | Grove Minting Company

The folks at Grove Minting Company are looking for new ideas in striking a custom commemorative medal, and we wanted to know which tokens or medals you find the most interesting? Please feel free to reply and share an idea or photo!All the best,Grove Mintingwww.groveminting.com