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04 Sep 2017

Déjà Vu... ???

Medals | Kepi

You may remember back in August seeing a similar blog by me. You're probably thinking " Oh brother...Kepi's gone nuts! She already put this Medal up"... If you look closely though you'll see that this is a different "Life and Death" Medal. This one graded higher at PCGS SP 66. c.1950 by Cecil Howard, Sculptor. To date there are only 2 graded in existence and even though I wasn't looking for the second one, I found it at auction and won it far below what it should have gone for. So I must say I'm really excited to show you my 2 of 2 "Life and Death" Medal's. I like to check out the smaller coin auction sites...you never know when you might find a "sleeper", as I believe most bidders were looking at the larger coin auctions going on like The Money Show in Denver and the Pre-Long Beach Show among others.

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24 Aug 2017

*PEACE IS LIFE* *WAR IS DEATH* MEDAL

Medals | Kepi

I was lucky enough to have had won this Medal during a heated auction! I was really drawn to the strong theme, "Peace is Life" obverse, "War is Death" reverse. The sculptor is Cecil Howard and was created c. 1950. The medal measures 72mm in diameter and was struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York. Its reported mintage is 842 pieces in silver-plated bronze. This medal was chosen as the 42nd issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1950. This one has been graded by PCGS as a SP63. There is only one graded higher and none graded lower at PCGS. I feel very honored to have this beautiful Medal in my collection!

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05 Jul 2017

1876 UNITED STATES CENTENNIAL BRONZE MEDAL

Medals | Kepi

I couldn't believe it when I opened my package from the auction house in which I won this beautiful Medal! My first thought was it's so big!!! Especially in the holder! This is my first Medal purchase and I love it! Officially it's a 1876 Dated J-CM-11 ,AE 58mm United States Centennial MS 62 BN... Now that's quite a title : ) The obverse is Liberty placing a wreath on the heads of Industry and Art with the date 1876 below. It reads " In Commemoration of the Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence. Act of Congress June 1874. " The reverse is Rising Liberty with an unsheathed sword beneath 13 stars in a glory. Date 1776. The legend around reads " These United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, Free and Independent States. " The engraver is William Barber and there was about 7,000 pieces struck in Bronze. I feel so fortunate and proud to have this Medal in my collection, as the history behind it speaks for itself. ******* My research came from a reference book that I checked out from the ANA Library. "Medals of the United States Mint." The First Century 1792-1892 By R.W. Julian

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