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18 Mar 2020

Coin Thoughts #91 by "SUN"

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OFFICIAL RONALD REAGAN INAUGURAL MEDALS

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05 Mar 2020

Every End He Aimed At, Was His Country's

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Henry Clay is one of my favorite historical figures. He was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Clay served as the 7th speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and served as the ninth U.S. secretary of state. He received electoral votes in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections and helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser."

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15 Feb 2020

Coin Thoughts #88 by "SUN"

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OFFICIAL INAUGURAL MEDALS - GERALD R. FORD AND NELSON ROCKEFELLER

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04 Feb 2020

Oliver Cromwell Death Medal .

Medals | Mike B

Hi every one. First I just tell you the pictures of the medal were taken of Heritage House site. I was waiting for delivery. So who was Oliver Cromwell? Many have heard his name. He was born April 25,1599 and died September 3,1658. Now the medal was done by J. Dossier in 1731 and is 38mm.He also did one in silver. Oliver Cromwell was the Lord Protector of England,Scotland and Ireland. In the 1640's civil war broke out in England. Those loyal to the Monarchy Charles the Ist. The Royalists and parliament they were known as round heads.Cromwell was of course a round head.. He was ordered to lead most of The battles against those against the Monarchy.When the civil unrest was done Charles the 1st was imprisoned and of course in England if you were imprisoned you would be beheaded. This happened in 1649. By 1653 Parliamentary in fighting led Cromwell to take Head of State. He oversaw a military dictatorship. He had signed Charles the 1'st death warrant in 1649. Did anyone reading this know that England had a break in the Monarchy.? I did. Born in Ireland we learned allot about our history and Lord Cromwell was a big part of it. He was born in Huntington England. He always raised a devout Protestant and very anti catholic. The Irish was his deepest hatred. I will now give you a quote you will not read in any book but passed down though Irish histiry. "If I put an Irishman on a Spit I would get another to Turn it. That's a very deep hate.In 1649 he was selected to take care of the Irish with us and he did. In 1650 it was Scotland. He killed four thousand and imprisoned ten thousand then he captured Edinburgh. At this time Charles the II took the throne. Cromwell proclaimed himself as Lord Protector of Ireland Scotland and England. With all that and Daughter Elizabeth dying at the age of 29. He was not well and died in September 3, 1658 he was buried at Westminster Abby. That is the reverse of the Medal. But Charles the II .had his body removed and put his head on a Spit for the public to see. Charles did this for the death of his father which Lord Cromwell had done.At the present time his status stands before The Brutish Parliament.. Some of his body parts are in Sydney Australia in Sussex College.. The mask at the bottom is one of his death mask. The flag stood for the countries he ruled. And despite all his power the picture of the house is his. I'm glad I never met the man. There are books about this man. The net has just as much. If you when to learn hate this is the man. But I Don't blame him hate is taught it starts in the home and then school . Your not born hating someone. Thanks MikeDon't forget to enlarge the photos.

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23 Jan 2020

Medal of The Basilica .da Estrela 1779 to Present

Medals | Mike B

Hi everyone. Well I read the blog by Sun yesterday about the medals of Nixon. Now medals are very underrated. Simply because there is no value to them there not legal tender. But based on the person creating the medal that's not true.Now I saw some medals on the Heritage Auction Site some had a reserve of five hundred dollars simply because the person was famous.. I like medals of Cathedrals and Basilicas. The Medal of The Basilica da Estrela or the Royal Basilica and convent of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Is located in Lisbon Portugal. It's a minor Basilica and Carmelite convent of Lisbon. It was ordered built by Queen Maria.Shortly after her wedding to her uncle.in 1760. Maria Princess of Brazil vowed before the Sacred Heart of Jesus to build a church. In 1779 when she took the thrown. Queen Maria ordered construction . It turned out to be one of the most beautiful church's in Europe at the time.. Now the medal is quite big it's 90 know and made of bronze. When I saw The Medal I looked the church up. If you look at the picture of the church and The tree it's exactly the one on the obverse of the medal. I could not find the maker of the medal . This happens sometimes. Even when it's made in 1979. Some one will make it and then they start making them and selling them. The picture of the inside of the church shows the absolute beauty of the church. They used these different types of marble It gets many visitors every year. It also has the largest Nativity Scene of five hundred figures. . Now it's not the biggest in Europe but the many pictures I saw it the interior makes it one of the most beautiful. Now shopping on EBay it caught my eye. When I saw the price that also caught my eye. So we say buy What we like. I couldn't get the dark red color that the Medal is made of. The reverse has the image of Queen Maria.. Again I learned something in the reserch. The fact that the Queen had a vision of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I do not know if the Catholic Church verified this. But many just believe. . I hope you enjoyed the Little Basilica as I call it. Sure it's underrated but I like it and that's all I care about. I wish I could get the original color. Thanks.

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22 Jan 2020

Coin Thoughts #86 by "SUN"

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OFFICIAL RICHARD NIXON INAUGURAL MEDALS

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15 Jan 2020

Coin Thoughts #85 by "SUN"

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THE OFFICIAL LYNDON B. JOHNSON INAUGURAL MEDAL

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22 Nov 2019

Coin Thoughts #82 by "SUN"

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THE OFFICIAL JOHN F. KENNEDY INAUGURAL MEDAL

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