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17 Aug 2019

An essential book for any Medal collector.

Medals | Many

Medals of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University.An excellent review of this series of medals, very informative about the artists who engraved the medals and their designs, illustrated with beautiful photos. An essential book for any medal collector.

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29 Nov 2018

A beautiful Lincoln’s Medal

Exonumia | Many

Recto depicts a right-facing bearded Lincoln with “LINCOLN” wrapped around upper rim, “1089/ 1865” to right of profile. “With malice toward none with charity for all” al left and right of neck and facsimile signature beneath. “Name of engraver (Anthony De Francisci) appears miniscule just below image.

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09 Nov 2018

Metis Shipwreck Lifesaving Medal

Exonumia | Many

The New York-built screw steamer METIS of the New York and Providence Line was in collision with the schooner NETTIE CUSHING off Stonington on the night of August 30, 1872 during a heavy gale and drenching rain. It was first thought that the steamer was not much damaged and she spent some time looking for the schooner. However, it was later discovered that she was leaking badly and although headed shoreward, she never made it and sank amid great confusion, mishandling of lifeboats and other mismanagement. Fortunately, the hurricane deck of the steamer floated off and served as a life rafe. Captain J.S. Crandall of the Watch Hill, R.I., Lifesaving Station sent out a lifeboat and rescued 17 persons from the water. His fishing boat was also sent out and rescued others. Meanwhile the shore near Watch Hill was strewn with wreckage of the steamer and those who were able to float themselves in on boxes and other wooden part of the ship. There was heavy loss of life.

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22 Oct 2018

The 1887 International Medical Congress Medal

Exonumia | Many

Charles E. Barber (1840-1917) was a master steel engraver and the sixth Chief Engraver of the U.S Mint in Philadelphia. He designed more United States coins and medals than any other artist.

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18 Oct 2018

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Medal

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“The little woman who started the Big War”

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16 Oct 2018

The Great White Fleet Medal

Exonumia | Many

The “Great White Fleet” Medal commemorates the goodwill voyage around the world made by 28 U.S. warship. This medal was produced in the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1907.

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13 Oct 2018

Charles E. Barber Commemorative Medal

Exonumia | Many

This medal was issued to commemorate and honor Charles E. Barber, a master steel engraver and the sixth Chief Engraver on the U. S. Mint in Philadelphia.

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