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  1. Looking for the following and any leads on related from ANA Money Museum National Coin Week issues, ANA SS "Art of Engraving" class and Summer Seminar Banquet medal for 2013-14. Will purchase or trade for similar ANA related material from contemporary small private minters. Cheers! 2013 - ANA MM NCW 2013 (Black Diamond centennial) 2014 ANA SS AOE (Tatiana Klacsmann design -- also seeking other students) 2014 - ANA MM NCW 2014 (Kennedy 1/2 50th Anniv) 2014 ANA SS (Banquet medal) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H6urN68102zqQEQm12jEm-jv0AkcrXqrSfytVYSe9J2UFKwnJMSU3-kcYvuHn5pgwNcGzNQivH_jN9R3jKlKYpYCKBnM88kwBQXIucWNP6QquE9V7k8alSAB2jM4kT8O2nvDDsHCdhI
  2. The fantasy nation coin I designed was released by http://www.bluewatersmint.com/ last month and is still available. I've also just released a fantasy nation coin of my very own manufacture: http://www.kpftradio.com/altcash.html
  3. The coin I designed for the fantasy nation of Valemaa is now on sale at http://www.bluewatersmint.com. Blue Waters Mint is based in Cypress, Texas and is run by proprietor Bill Turner. Turner issues coins, currency and stamps for dozens of fantasy nations applying a unique variety of techniques and materials in his products. Valemaa is described as a tiny remote island in the Baltic Sea, sadly suffering from longstanding economic distress. Even so, the traditional symbol of the spirit of the people there is ringing bells. I created a two-dimensional design for the obverse of the Valemaa coin. The reverse is denominated at 1 Pfennig. My illustration was sent to die engraver Gary Carlisle in Oklahoma for a three-dimensional relief treatment, then on to Tom Maringer in Arkansas for minting on a screw press. The final product is a 14 millimeter .999 fine silver coin weighing 1/2 gram. The mintage of 500 pieces is equally split between two different finishes: brilliant white and a chemically treated suntanned version. The price for a single coin is $6.99, and for examples of both finishes it is $13.50. The coins come in archival plastic coin protectors with descriptive labels and also includes a tri-fold brochure providing a detailed narrative about the fantasy nation of Valemaa. For purchase, please visit the webstore link below: http://www.bluewater.../apps/webstore/
  4. The Renderer piece appears to have been engraved and minted by H. Alvin Sharpe, creator of the aluminum doubloons for New Orleans Mardi Gras. He's done a few storecards.
  5. The Greater Houston Coin Club has just ordered some woodies to pass out during National Coin Week. It'll be the first time in a while. They are set to be Good4 50% off new membership.
  6. The medallic work of Helmut Zobl is very inspiring. Where might someone like me in the United States find such items?
  7. Do you know who the minter is who hand hammered pewter show tokens at the 2010 Boston ANA Convention? The show tokens have the traditional image of a Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling on one side and "ANA 2010 Boston" on the other. I'd primarily want to know who the on-site minter/celator of these is, and secondarily wish to obtain one. Thanx!
  8. Recently updated list of low mintage Gallery Mint Museum items, including: Limited edition 1792 patterns - Wright pattern quarter die trials - uniface pewter strikes - Wright pattern in copper - Disme in copper New York Numis. Club medal (1998) with multiple overdates on 1796 cent reproduction Milwaukee Numis. Society ultra-hi relief Winged Liberty trial strike And an additional pair of medalets designed by Greg Franck-Weiby (aka: Ian Cnulle) for the 2004 ANA Money Show in Portland Illustrated list: http://www.kpftradio.com/gmm/websale.html
  9. Sweet!, since I'm still trying to find out.
  10. I found a zinc cent and clad dime planchet along with some mystery tokens in a lot of rejected change from a cashiers till. The cent planchet is slightly bent. I'm wondering most about the strange token with a crude regal portrait on it. The edge is scalloped and appears modern, but the design is virtually barbaric. Is this some sort of pirate treasure play money? And is the brass token Vietnam era from Sega in Japan, or from Sunshine Mint. Thanx for your replies.
  11. I just put up a youtube of three of our TV advertisements, running locally on Cable, that promote this week's Money Show of the Southwest in Houston. These were produced by David Lisot of CoinTelevision.com: http://www.houstoncoinshow.org/
  12. I've recently updated my webpage featuring a sale of very low mintage Gallery Mint Museum items designed by Ron Landis. Most are under 100 minted and features a few very desirable and rarely available pieces. http://www.kpftradio.com/gmm/websale.html
  13. I've got one of those. I've also got a bunch of contemporary numismatic-themed storecards, mostly minted by the Patrick Mint.
  14. I'm looking to obtain any silver versions of the tokens struck during summer seminar this year made by Joe Paonessa and George Cuhaj. I have similar small private mint items available to trade, or coins in trade or will purchase. Thanx! Graphic of three types of summer seminar tokens:
  15. You knew that if any candidate for the upcoming ANA elections was going to issue campaign tokens that it would be Mike Ellis. And given that he was president of CONECA, if there were any minting errors, he'd be sure to focus on them. I've got a scan of a collector set of Mike's tokens, struck by Moffat & Co. in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on my own page promoting Mike Ellis for ANA Governor: http://users.hal-pc.org/~edi/gmm/mikeana.html And please visit the Mike Ellis election blog to see what happened to the last brass strike before the die collapsed: http://mikeellisforanagovernor.blogspot.com/
  16. I've just added a new offering on my Gallery Mint Museum websale, it's a 2000 dated First US Mint Steam Press copper medal. These were struck on the 1836 Philly mint press which was restored and retooled by the Gallery Mint Museum and were offered through the American Numismatic Association education department. It is available at a discount from the original sale price. For this medal and other interesting and significant Gallery Mint Museum creations, please visit the websale page linked below: http://www.kpftradio.com/gmm/websale.html
  17. One of my friends was interviewed by DeBakey for his entrance to med school over 55 years ago.
  18. http://users.hal-pc.org/~edi/gmm/mikeana.html I made a little webpage linked above to assist my friend and fellow numismatist, Mike Ellis, to gain a nomination for American Numismatic Association Governor in this year's election. All of the details that ANA members and ANA clubs would need to participate in the process are provided on the website. Please take a look and then act quickly before the March 31st deadline and feel free to contact me, or Mike Ellis with any other questions. Thank you. Sincerely, Edwin Johnston - edi@hal-pc.org ANA member R3144122 Mike Ellis contact: mikeellis2001@yahoo.com
  19. http://www.kpftradio.com/gmm/websale.html Please visit the webpage I put together to promote my sale of Gallery Mint Museum items with mintages of 50 and under. The highlight of the sale is a pair of Pittsburgh Numismatic Society silver medals with obverse designs of both 1794 and 1796 half dollar historical reproductions, as well as edge lettering. Also of significance are some ultra-high relief designs paying homage to the Indian Head nickel and the Winged Liberty dime. A couple of other eclectic items round out the sale. On the whole, it is an offer of some fascinating hand engraving talent and remarkable applications of technology. It touches on history and humor and celebrates both numismatics and numismatists themselves. Lots of photos and significant background information are provided on the webpage. Please visit today. Cheers!, Edwin Johnston - edi@hal-pc.org vice president, Greater Houston Coin Club
  20. Thanx. I love the legend of the Holy Grail. The medal was part of a 15 piece set in silver and bronze:
  21. A seller in Austria is offering the medal depicted below. It appears to be part of a series on German Gods and Heroes issued in the 1980s. Does anyone here have any more info on this? Thanx!
  22. Dr. Lawrence J. Lee has recently gone online with a sale of eclectic material produced by the Gallery Mint Museum (GMM) that are available on his website: http://www.striker-mfg.com/ The newest categories are Hobo Tokens and Show Tokens. Hobo Tokens were issued in pairs as annual releases beginning in 1996. From 1996 to 2000 the designs were overstruck on Jefferson nickels. Beginning in 2001, the regular issues of these were struck in coin silver. During each year a new design was created each for an obverse portrait, based on the tradition of carving on the Indian Head designs, and a reverse design, which followed the design of the Buffalo side. View the sale list here: http://www.striker-mfg.com/hobo.html Dr. Lee is offering a wonderful variety of these designs for sale, including some previously unreleased issues. Images of the GMM Hobo Tokens that match the online descriptions can be viewed on The Original Hobo Nickel website: http://www.hobonickels.org/stm-arch.htm The sale of Show Tokens is even more diversified. Many of these are cent-sized pewter pieces struck on the GMM mobile mint at coin shows and events around the country. Other pieces run the gamut from large-cent-sized copper pieces commemorating specific coin club anniversaries, to hand hammered silver Greek-style designs for the ANA Summer Seminar, to Ultra-High Relief "push-out" designs based on Indian Head nickels and Mercury dimes, struck in a variety of metals. Many of the offerings are extremely low mintage or generally hard to find anywhere. And these were not offered directly to regular GMM customers at the time through the newsletter, solely being minted on site in local areas, or distributed to specific organizations and events. The webpage for the items is available here: http://www.striker-mfg.com/showtokens.html I urge those interested to view the sales asap. The prices, in my studied opinion, are bargain level to significantly underpriced, and on top of that, in many cases only a single example is being offered, so these will move quickly. I recommend shopping early for the winter holidays and purchase by the handful, because everyone in the family will adore these remarkable and unique designs, coin collectors or not, and you can save the best ones for yourself!
  23. I was just corresponding with Joe Paonessa, who is from Racine, WI. He attended the second session for Art of Engraving. Room, board and tuition can be had for as low as $768 for a week, including a mini-seminar and you can upgrade from there. The best bet is to receive a full scholarship, like I did.
  24. That was the best time ever! I'm tellin' ya! He's some of the leftovers: sketch book portraits snapshot photos
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