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Hey Gang, Selling off some AAFES Pogs to fund other purchases. I will try to keep prices competitive, usually Ebay or less. Sometimes a POG does command a premium. If you are interested in a POG and don't like the price, pm with an offer. All POGS will be shipped on my dime. Paypal F/F preferred or if G/S selected, please add 3% to sale. Here we go. The need for POGs was created by the lack of change in Operation Enduring Freedom. Pogs are lighter than coins which does decrease shipping weight as previously mentioned but there were other reasons as well. By having the military ship coins it would require tasking soldiers to perform the mission and put them at risk. AAFES felt the coins were not worth putting soldiers at risk if an alternative could be found. 1. 6th Printing 6M51 Elvis POG, Extremely rare $ 25 2. 6th Printing 6D101 Elvis POG Extremely rare $ 25 3. 6th Printing 6E101 Elvis POG Extremely rare $ 25 4. 6th Printing 6F101 Elvis POG Extremely rare $ 25 5. Lot of 9 AAFES POGS with Presidents. $ 50 6. 15th Printing Set Last POGS dated 2011 $30
I've been largely inactive with my coins and medals for several years but recently got my website (www.napoleonicmedals.org) back online and have begun re-photographing my collection. Hope to talk to everyone soon. Vern
Dear Board, I am in the process of locating 1783 Washington & Independence tokens for a possible isotopic signature analysis by Prof. Ryan Mathur. It is hoped that through this testing we may gain a better, if still imperfect, idea of who minted them by linking the copper with the ore it was mined and smelted from. The old attribution to the Soho Mint is not as likely as it once was. There is now a strong suspicion that Sir Edward Thomason's manufactory is responsible for at least the W & I military bust types. It has been noted by Rulau & Fuld in Medallic Portraits of Washington (2nd ed., 1999), that the punches used for the W & I military busts are in fact mere modifications of the Duke Wellington(!) portraits found on the Wellington Peninsular halfpenny tokens. So I am planning to test one of those as well and see how it compares with its supposed Washington brethren. For more information on W & I tokens, please see: http://www.coins.nd....APED.intro.html http://www.coins.nd....TARY.intro.html I do understand that probably many, if not most, private Birmingham minters used the same copper ores in Cornwall, so this remains a concern, but the isotopic signatures of the tokens may hold other surprises, and so still be worth the $100-140 cost for "instrument time." I already have one Washington & Independence token that I am thinking of using in the experiments. This one: http://www.forumanci...ar=18&zpg=38705 By chance, does anyone have one or two more that they would be interested in donating to the project? Low grade specimens are definitely welcome of either the draped or miltary bust types. Prof. Mathur will not destroy the tokens, but nevertheless told me, "I can certainly analyze some coins for you. If you can sacrifice some small amount of sample. There are several ways to take the sample which will reduce the impact on your sample." This whole project of obtaining isotopic signatures of Washington & Independence tokens is for an article I am writing for The Numismatist, which will have much more to say on the tokens. It will also discuss what little we know about the life and work of Thomas Wells Ingram, the medalist and die sinker credited with designing the W & I seated "Liberty" reverse. The important thing to remember here is that my submission deadline is April 4, so the isotopic signature analysis has to be done very soon. My sincere thanks to the board in advance for any help that can be provided in this large undertaking! Best regards, Mark Fox Michigan