Medals and Tokens

James K. Polk Presidential Silver Medal Available From US Mint Feb. 14

James K. Polk Presidential Silver Medal Available From US Mint Feb. 14

The James K. Polk Presidential Silver Medal will be available for purchase directly from the United States Mint starting on February 14 at noon...
Fame and Infamy Represented in the Medallic Art Co. Die Shells

Fame and Infamy Represented in the Medallic Art Co. Die Shells

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... Since repatriating the die shells of the Medallic Art Co. (MACO), organizing and cataloguing these pieces...
William Shakespeare Medal Reunited With Family

William Shakespeare Medal Reunited With Family

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... One of the more fascinating aspects of the American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) eBay store are the...
Mel Wacks Judaica Art Medal Award Announced at FIDEM Tokyo 2020/2021

Mel Wacks Judaica Art Medal Award Announced at FIDEM Tokyo 2020/2021

At FIDEM Tokyo 2020/2021, the biennial Congress of the International Art Medal Federation, two medalists were chosen to share the Mel Wacks Judaica Art...
Most Comprehensive Reference Guide for Casino Chip Collectors Now Available Free Online

Most Comprehensive Reference Guide for Casino Chip Collectors Now Available Free Online

Museum of Gaming History’s recently updated ChipGuide provides a handy photo and background info database of over 280,000 gaming chips and memorabilia from worldwide...
The Fascinating World of Saint Lambert Communion Tokens

The Fascinating World of Saint Lambert Communion Tokens

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Popularized in the 1560s by French Huguenots and Scottish Presbyterians, communion tokens quickly became a staple of northern Calvinism....
Which Saint-Gaudens? American Numismatic Society

Which Saint-Gaudens?

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... There are over 160-years of records in the archives of the American Numismatic Society (ANS), including...
The Death and Return of an Emperor: Commemorative French Napoleonic Medals

The Death and Return of an Emperor: Commemorative French Napoleonic Medals

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... “It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of...

A Contemporaneous British Take on German World War I Medals

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... German World War I medals are viewed today through three main lenses: as simple vehicles for propaganda espousing Teutonic...
US Mint Opens Sales for U.S. Coast Guard 2.5 oz. Silver Medal August 17

US Mint Opens Sales for U.S. Coast Guard 2.5 oz. Silver Medal August 17

The United States Mint will accept orders for 2.5 oz. silver medals honoring the U.S. Coast Guard starting on August 17 at noon EDT....
Presidential Silver Medal Honoring John Tyler Available August 2

Presidential Silver Medal Honoring John Tyler Available August 2

The John Tyler Presidential Silver Medal will be available for purchase directly from the United States Mint starting on August 2 at noon EDT....
How Much is a 2020 Tokyo Olympics Medal Worth

How Much is a 2020 Tokyo Olympics Medal Worth

Precious Metals Wholesaler Dillon Gage Metals Unveils Olympian Gold and Silver Secrets   By Dillon Gage Metals ...... This year, one of the world's largest precious metals...
United States Mint Launches Armed Forces Silver Medal Program June 22

New Release Date for United States Mint 2.5 oz Air Force Silver Medal

On Tuesday, June 22, the United States Mint announced that it would delay the release of the United States Mint Air Force Silver Medal,...
United States Mint Launches Armed Forces Silver Medal Program June 22

United States Mint Launches Armed Forces Silver Medal Program June 22

The United States Mint will open sales for the first release in its United States Armed Forces Silver Medal Program on June 22 at...
The New Navy in New York: Tokens, Medals and Art

The New Navy in New York: Tokens, Medals and Art

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   At the end of the American Civil War, the United States had the second-largest navy...
The Coinage of the Micronation of Celestial Space: PCGS

The Coinage of the Nation of Celestial Space

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   What does it take to become a nation? In short, the answer is declaring independence and gaining recognition. But the...

Condition Census Pitt Farthing Discovered in UK

A Newman Numismatic Portal user from the United Kingdom recently reported the discovery of a high-grade Pitt farthing, which researcher Chris McDowell ranks as...

Squaring the Circle: The Andor Orand Squared Quarter

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Quite often, coming across a previously unknown-to-you numismatic object can send one spiraling down a rabbit...

William Henry Harrison Presidential Silver Medal Available May 3

The United States Mint will accept orders for the William Henry Harrison Presidential Silver Medal starting on May 3 at noon EDT. The Department of...

George Floyd Medal by Jeanne Stevens-Sollman Wins 2021 American Medal of the Year Award

The American Medallic Sculptors Association (AMSA) has announced that Jeanne Stevens-Sollman has won the 2021 American Medal of the Year (AMY) award for her...
Counterfeit Coins: An Update on the (Counterfeit) Elephant in the Room

An Update on the (Counterfeit) Elephant in the Room

Counterfeit Coins by Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ...... It's been a while since my last article on the subject of deceptive counterfeits...

Eva-Maria Wohn Wins AMSA’s Women’s Suffrage Medal Competition

A relatively new medalist, Eva-Maria Wohn of Chicago, has created the best art medal on the theme of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th...

Medals of the American Negro Commemorative Society

By Jaharia Knowles for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, sent shockwaves across the country....

Numismatic Musings on the Staten Island Ferry

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... The half-hour that I spend every workday morning and evening on the ferry traversing the...

Silver Medal Honoring President Martin Van Buren on Sale February 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Martin Van Buren Presidential Silver Medal on February 1 at noon EST. The medal...

The Macabre World War I “Totentanz” Medal Series of Walther Eberbach

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ...... As the first great conflict to serve as a focal point for much of...

Numismatic Commemorations of Vaccination Research

By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The year 2020, which brought to the world a coronavirus pandemic, is coming to an end....

The 1933 Santa Monica Breakwater So-Called Dollar

By Jay Turner for PCGS ...... 1933 SC$1 HK-687 Aluminum Santa Monica Breakwater PCGS MS62 A trip to the beach, the smell of the ocean air,...

Rear Admiral William Sims and the 1900 Paris Expo Medal

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ...... Award medals often combine the elegant and artistic elements of numismatics with interesting aspects...
Freemason Mark Pennies

Mythologized and Mistrusted: Freemason Mark Pennies

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   A fraternal organization whose origins are purported to stretch back to ancient times, FREEMASONRY has a storied history of...