Commemorative Medals and Medallions

Commemorative medals and medallions, including U. S. Mint-struck items, not including listed So-Called Dollars. The item shown is a Silver restrike of a U. S. Mint "Indian Peace Medal", Julian IP-36, the design originally struck under the James Buchanan administration. (Sold by Stacks in January of 2011)

There are 7 items in this category

19th Century British Medal, Awarded for Success in Art, Dies by Wyon
Year: 1856
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: (SOLD October, 2016 for $150) 19th Century medal awarded by Her Majesty Queen Victoria's Government, Department of Science and Art, for a local or regional art exhibition and display. 55mm in French Bronze, Dies by William Wyon, this was a "stock" pattern struck for a number of years after Wyon's death. The specific award notation was engraved upon the edge; in this case, awarded to one Edwin Chandler of Plymouth, "Stage 4b", dated 1856. Catalogued in Elmer's "British Commemorative Medals & Their Values", #1511, Plate 167. I was able to find one sketchy reference to an artist of the same name whose work sold at auction some years later (my research continues), so he may have met with some commercial success, if not particular fame. Uncirculated in the original box of award, Superb Gem except for a couple of minor edge touches, not surprising given the age. Thankfully never cleaned or abused, it retains the lovely original Chocolate Brown semi-Prooklike surfaces. The box shows some wear & minor damage. Not rare, but not common by any means either - just a lovely example of the die sinker's and medallist's art.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005228    See Details...
Pennsylvania Bicentennial Souvenir, Struck by U. S. Mint
Year: 1882
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005650    See Details...
Harrison Presidential Inaugural Medal in Silver
Year: 1886
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: A silver impression of the U. S. Mint “Presidential Inaugural Medal” for William Henry Harrison. The dies by George Morgan, these were prepared in 1886 to help fill a hole in the Mint catalog of medals struck for Presidential Inaugurals. Harrison of course had died within a month of attaining office in 1841, so no medal was prepared at that time. Listed as Julian PR-7, however unlisted in Silver, thus probably a late 19th Century restrike. I have suspected that this might be a piece de caprice struck off for Virgil Brand, or the like – it is not one of the later Rice restrikes. Certified by NGC as genuine, however it suffered a cleaning at some point and is noted as such on the “tombstone” holder. It has nicely toned back, and shows an overall impression of “old silver” coloration with some russet highlights. Recently seen (and unsold) in the Stack’s New York Americana Sale (I am the original consignor); this has been off the market for at least three to five decades. Regardless of the moderately problematical surfaces, this is a rarity of the highest order and obviously has not appeared on the market in some time. If you have any questions about this lot, please email.
Price: $2,950.00
Item Id #000999    See Details...
George Washington Inaugural Centennial Celebration Official Medal
Year: 1889
Condition: NGC MS-64BN
Description: (SOLD September, 2016 for $200) Douglas 42, dies by George Morgan. A stunning Prooflike Bronze striking of this design, which shows the seal of the City of New York on the Reverse. Thus presumably issued for the celebration in that city in 1889. It is not noted where struck; not in Julian (?) as a U. S. Mint product. Listed as R-7 in the Baker reference, I have no doubts as to its true rarity, as I have never seen another, and none show up in the Heritage archives. Unfortunately, incorrectly attributed on the label as "D-43A", which is the wrong design AND the wrong size. Either way, presumably likely the only such piece certified by NGC (unfortunately they do not provide a census of baker/Douglas pieces currently) - difficult to imagine that you could easily improve on the quality of this item.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005322    See Details...
19th Century Medal, Franco-Russian Naval Treaty Visit, Toulon, 1893
Year: 1893
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: 1893-dated medal for the visit of the Russian Imperial Naval Fleet to Toulon, France. 38mm in Bronze. This visit came about as a gesture of friendship between France and Russia after signing a Naval treaty about 1891, and follows the visit of the French fleet to Cronstadt in that year. Allegorical figures representing the two parties shaking hands on the presumed Obverse, and the City Arms of Toulon on the Reverse side. Presumably struck at Paris based upon logic and the workmanship, probably to the account of the City fathers of Toulon. This is a fully original piece, showing a bit of light "pocket wear" from being saved randomly as a souvenir. Most probably picked up in France during the period after the Second World War. Value wise, I am certainly guessing a bit, but it should be in line with other similar 19th Century material, given that these are no where near common.
Price: $95.00
Item Id #005245    See Details...
William McKinnley Memorial Establishment, Santa Clara County, California
Year: 1901
Condition: Extremely Fine
Description: 25mm Bronze medallion from the memorial established in 1901 in memory of assassinated U. S. President William McKinley, Santa Clara County, California. McKinley was shot at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, dying a few days later. A statue in his honor was erected in San Jose to mark the spot where he had spoken in May, 1901. Most of these tokens that appear show cleaning or damage, many showing signs of being unearthed. This is a nice problem free piece with just normal pocket wear.
Price: $22.00
Item Id #004813    See Details...
2004 American Numismatic Association Convention Souvenir
Year: 2004
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: A souvenir token struck in 2004 for the ANA National Money Show in Portland, Oregon. Made to resemble a Medieval English Penny, it shows the ANA logo on one side (a copy of the Peace Dollar effigy) and a Rose in Old English style on the other. Portland is known popularly as "The Rose City". Struck by Greg Franck-Weiby of the Shirepost Mint. Greg was a long time Salem & Portland club member who struck many convention souvenir tokens & "coins", as well as being responsible for a number of issues for the Society of Creative Anachronism. In Copper, 22mm, Uncirculated as struck other than a touch of tarnish. With the original mini-flip and insert, this will be housed in a Mylar Flip as the original flip contains PVC, but is included to maintain the historic fabric. No big deal but an interesting slice of Oregon numismatic ephemera.
Price: $19.50
Item Id #005247    See Details...