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Tag Archives: medals
The Jewish-American Hall of Fame has honored Mordecai Manuel Noah, who was the first Jewish American diplomat, the first Jewish editor of a New York newspaper, a prolific playwright, a judge, and who unsuccessfully attempted to establish a Jewish homeland in 1825 in upstate New York. Continue reading
The Franklin Mint is selling a seven-medal set called the Founding Fathers of America Coin Collection. Priced at $199.95 the set comes in a hardwood display box with a hard-bound copy of the U.S. Constitution. Endorsing the set is Fox talk show host Mike Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas and Republican presidential candidate. Continue reading
George Brower and Terry Woodward, Florence, Ore., dealers, have released their second annual silver and bronze medals. The pieces were issued in conjunction with Florence’s annual Rhododendron Festival held May 18-20. Continue reading
The Token and Medal Society voted at its board meeting last year to move its board meeting, general meeting and the TAMS banquet to Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money show. Continue reading
The role of Spanish General Bernardo de Galvez and the Texas Longhorns in the American Revolution is the theme of the Texas Numismatic Association’s 2012 convention medal, to be released May 18. Continue reading
The War of 1812, which began in June of that year, was to produce several gold medals honoring victorious leaders of that conflict. This year marks the 200th anniversary of that conflict and the medal under discussion here was awarded to Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby for his critical role in the resounding victory at the Battle of the Thames in Canada. Continue reading
The American Numismatic Society has announced a limited edition medal honoring ANS Trustee Emeritus, Eric P. Newman. The medal will be minted in both bronze and silver and will be available by subscription until Jan. 13, 2012. Continue reading
As collectors we run across the medals and badges of fraternal societies frequently. Rarely encountered, in my experience, are the medals of the Catholic Order Of Foresters. The C.O. F.. is a mutual benefit life insurance society established in Chicago … Continue reading
Northwest Territorial Mint announced May 19 that it has acquired Graco Awards, a prime contractor of medals and service ribbons for the Defense Supply Center and other U.S. government agencies. The combined entity will now employ more than 300 people at seven locations across the United States. Continue reading