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Only bronze versions of the medal issued by the American Medallic Sculpture Association to mark its participation in the 2010 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Boston are available because the reverse die for the silver-plated medal is broken.
The 3-inch medal features John B. Hynes, namesake of the Hynes Convention Center, where the Boston World’s Fair of Money was held Aug. 10-14 on the obverse. On the reverse is a high relief convex inscription: AMSA/ANA HYNES CONVENTION CENTER • BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS. It was this high relief design that caused problems in striking the silver-plated medal.
The bronze-plated copper medal is 8mm thick at the edge and thicker in the center. It weighs more than a troy pound. Twenty-one pieces have been produced, including one with a double-struck obverse.
It is available for $150 postpaid from AMSA, P.O. Box 1201, Edmonds, WA 98020. The double-struck medal will be sold for the first $250 check received.