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Art Medals: Where Obverse and Reverse May Converge

By Dr. Jesse Kraft for the American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   For most numismatic objects, the obverse and reverse are easy to recognize. Most of...
Chuck Yeager Congressional Silver Medal. Image: Smithsonian Institution / CoinWeek.

Public Law 94-179 – Chuck Yeager Congressional Silver Medal

Passed on December 23, 1975, Public Law 94-179 (PDF link) authorized the striking of a Congressional silver medal to honor renowned U.S. test pilot...
Charles Lindbergh stands next to The Spirit of St. Louis. To the left: A bronze galvano of the reverse of the Lindbergh Congressional Gold Medal. Image: Byers / Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

Lindbergh Congressional Gold Medal Plaster at Mike Byers

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Charles A. Lindbergh 14" Plaster of the Reverse For the 1928 Congressional Gold Medal Designed and Sculpted by Laura...
Charles Lindbergh stands next to The Spirit of St. Louis. To the left: A bronze galvano of the obverse of the Lindbergh Congressional Gold Medal. Image: Byers / Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

This Lindbergh Congressional Gold Medal Galvano Is Unique in Private Hands

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... Charles Lindbergh 14" Obverse Bronze Galvano For the 1928 Congressional Gold Medal Designed and Sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser Unique...
This bronze example of the Henry Lee medal was sold by Stack's Bowers on November 21, 2021 for $16,800. Image: Stack's Bowers.

Henry Lee Hook Bronze Medal : A Collector’s Guide

Rare Bronze striking of Major Henry Lee's Congressional Gold Medal Fewer than 76 examples struck Examples sell for thousands of dollars * * * Betts-575....
Love Tokens from the 19th century.

Love Tokens Were Once Popular Valentine’s Day Gifts

By CoinWeek .....   Love tokens are a class of numismatic collectible, where one or sometimes both sides of a coin have been smoothed down and...
John Wayne Congressional Gold Medal (1980)

John Wayne Congressional Gold Medal (1980) : A Collector’s Guide

The United States Congress awarded American actor John Wayne a Congressional Gold Medal in 1979, but the medal wasn’t completed until after his death....
ANA Centennial Silver Medal. Image: CoinWeek.

American Numismatic Association Centennial Medal (1991) : A Collector’s Guide

The American Numismatic Association Centennial Medal was issued in 1991 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The medal's obverse was...
Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal, in Bronze. Image: John Kraljevich Americana.

Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal (1862) – A Collector’s Guide

The Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace medal was designed by engraver by Salathiel Ellis Julian and is cataloged as Julian IP-39. As struck in silver, the...
Figure 4: Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten, Slag bij Ter Heijde (Battle of Scheveningen), oil on canvas, ca. 1660 (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam).

Naufraga Reperta: Shipwreck Medals in the 17th Century

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   As long as there have been shipwrecks, there have been attempts to salvage the cargo...

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