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25 Aug 2014

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 Minting
www.groveminting.com

Comments

Mike Burns

Level 5

My medal is under September 17. So when you go to my site key in on that. It's The Ancient Order of Hibernians. We're all over the world and were formed many centuries ago. Mike

Mike Burns

Level 5

I was involved in creating a medal for my group. It was our 175 anniversary in the U.S. It was three others and myself. One was the guy who authorized the money. We delt with the highland mint in Florida. There is a picture of it on my site under collections. We made them out of brass. However we had four made in proof silver. I have number two. Sent it to anacs they graded it!. It can get expensive depending on what you want. If we were to do it again they would of been made of silver. The brass was very cheep and we made ten thousand. Sold them out. We worked months on the design. When people saw the silver they wanted silver. No dice. The mint played for them for our business. However with the price of silver you can sell them for a very good profit. If you need any information contact me. Lots of luck. Mike.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

my favorite medal is probably the 1993 philadelphia coinage medal

user_7180

Level 5

The Mercury Head dime was suggested and something along that same vein would be great.

user_6683

Level 4

I have a Arizona tax token and I love it just to think of the stories it could tell.

VKurtB

Level 4

When dealing with coin clubs, packaging counts for a lot. Nothing kills buzz like forlorn looking medal discs sleeping between sheets of foam sheeting. Little touches count for so much.

VKurtB

Level 4

The centennial of the switchover from Barber coinage to their TR-inspired replacements ("Mercury", Standing Lib., Walking Lib.) is nearly upon us. I believe a set of reprises of those designs, staying away from mirrored proof finishes since that era also marked the temporary demise of those finishes, would make a highly desirable set of fractional ounce medals in .999 silver. The brilliant Merc could be a 1/10 Troy ounce, the Standing Liberty could be a 1/4 ounce, and the Walker could be a 1/2 ounce. The hobby is overflowing with 1 ounce medals, and most fractional silver pieces have uninspired and uninspiring execution of their designs. A god effort at capturing the "feel" of the originals would result, I believe, in a compelling niche product that could be a major hit. Also, since the coin hobby's popularity hit a zenith in the 1960's, many local coin clubs are near their golden anniversaries. A marketing effort aimed at coin clubs who may want to strike commemorative medals might bear fruit. I know one of mine wants to make a big splash in 2020 and they are assembling a committee to evaluate vendor options now

user_9998

Level 5

One of my favorites is the 1969 ANA convention medal, which looks similar to Frank Gasparro's original small dollar design.