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27 May 2019

**Coin Show Treasure**

Medals-So-Called Dollars | Kepi

Last weekend I was happy to find myself in Las Vegas attending a coin show that I has been looking forward to for quite sometime. The Las Vegas Numismatic Society's 56th Coin Show. It was a smaller venue about 100 vendors, just right for me! There was so much to see and lots of variety. Coins, currency, commemorative's, medals, gold, silver, books, supply's... they had it all! I went with a list and a budget in mind and manged to stick to it pretty good. I did find this Medal from a dealer way in the back corner and thought it would make a nice addition to my collection. It's a "So-Called Dollar" from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (Montana). San Francisco. Made of bronze, weight of 32.02 gm. and is 32 mm. It was for the State Dollar Fund of Montana. The obverse shows Winged Victory standing on the prow of a ship holding a laurel wreath out before her. There are exposition buildings, a riverboat and hills in the background. The reverse depicts a Montana scene with mountains, a stream, mining tools and a rising sun. Happy with this great find, I was off to the next vendors table where who knows what I might find! Buffalo Nickels perhaps...??? But that's the next blog... ; ) haha Hope you enjoyed my blog. All comments are welcomed.

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14 Jul 2017

thank you COINSBYGARY

Medals-So-Called Dollars | Conan Barbarian

i would like to thankCOINSBYGARYand his well written blog "The Blessings of Liberty" on introducing me to some very well designed medals with a lot of great background on each and every one of them. there was one in particular that caught my eye, the 1876 H&K Centennial Exposition Official Medal. i loved the design and the symbolism and the medal as a whole was out of this world. so what does a collector do when they see something they like, they stalk multiple samples of them. they watch them, learn more about them, and at the right moment go for the attack and snatch it up. i ended up spending 25$ on the copper medal. with an R-6 it is just about the rarest piece i own. although the medal does have a hole in it, it is in a very particular spot, where the "sun is". there were 13 stars in the sky and the hole was punched right in the middle of it. the back was not damaged in the process (by this i mean all the words are still clear just the wreath was damaged) making the medal attractive and possibly more affordable for collectors like me. And like Mike says "collect what you like"

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18 Apr 2015

Border Wars - So-Called Dollar & Arizona Tokens

Medals-So-Called Dollars | Juno Moneta

#1 It's not in great shape and they come in several varieties, I have two different large dollar sized ones. I have one that's considerably smaller but with the same US Army soldier taking aim, the reverse of that one has the "Lord's Prayer." These were intended to be given to soldiers as a 'pocket piece' by family as a reminder from home and a comfort during battle. These relate to the response by the USA to the border incursion by Pancho Villa on the community of Columbus, New Mexico. Please add a comment if you'd like to see more from the USA / Mexico Border Wars of 1916 - 1917.

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