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  1. I found a picture of the book at this link: Madals Column Pennington (who recently passed away) found copies for under $10.00.
  2. This is my favorite organization for collectors of Historical, Commemorative, and Art medals. The Medal Collectors of America: http://www.medalcollectors.org/index.html All of the important collectors belong to the group, and their publication, The MCA Advisory is cutting edge and top notch. If you collect medals, for $20 a year, you can't go wrong.
  3. The smallest original jefferson Indian Peace medal was 2 inches (52mm) in diameter. The smaller medals are commemorative pieces struck by the US Mint. You can still buy them at their website for around $3.50.
  4. The medals did not come with the Jewelers boxes, you needed to buy those.
  5. The US Mint/Treasury Department put out a soft cover book listing all of their medals, which was issued each year during the 1960's and 1970's.
  6. Bill, How do you get copies of those medals, especially the Fidem medal? Dick Johnson mentioned the medal in e-sylum, and I was intrigued. I guess I could e-mail Dick directly, but thought I'd ask. Are you in Nor Cal or So Cal? If youre close by maybe we could play show and tell. I have an affinity for French Historical Medals as well.
  7. Bill, Please join! We could definately use someone with your knowledge and experience.
  8. I believe that state 1 and state 2 pertain to bronze medals only. There are no state 1 or state 2 silver medals that I know of, and I have pictures of 4 of the 6 known silver medals. On the stage 2 bronze medals, the collar hid the die break at 12:00 somehow, and created a smaller diameter. Adams /Bentley was not that clear about this. I personally think the die progression has some other nuances as well, unnoted in the book. I have a few bronze originals, and other bronze later strikes all struck with original dies, and all stage 1, and even a medal struck after 1880 - cornucopia-bronz
  9. I haven't figured out how to download pictures here yet...any advice is welcome
  10. Scottishmoney- Yes, I am fortunate enough to be the owner of the avatar. If you read Adams-Bentley Comitia Americana, you may have noticed the footnote on the original Howard silver awarded medal which was donated by the family to the MdHS in 1959 being a possible cast. I've seen it, and it is a cast - no question about it. I like to believe that the one I have is the awarded one, and there is some research supporting that theory, but not enough. I'm working on it!
  11. As a newbie, I thought I would ask, so I can get the lay of the land here. Me? I collect US Mint Medals, Indian Peace Medals, and Betts Medals, with an emphasis on Revolutionary War medals, mainly those related to the Comitia Americana series. There was a great book recently released on Comitia Americana medals by John W. Adams and Anne Bentley simply titled "Comitia Americana" on the spine. The book motivated me to focus on this area. I am trying hard to put together a set of original Comitia Americana medals. Like many of us, I regret selling my bronze AU Libertas Americana med
  12. Goetzdude, Nice cabinets, but I really love the thinner oak cabinet you have a picture of on another thread. Where can i get my hands on one of those?
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