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WORLD WAR 1 GOLD VICTORY MEDAL
New So Called Dollar Discovery HK-902A
22k Gold
Pedigree: Ex. Steve Tanenbaum Collection . Steve thought this medal was produced to be given to a High ranking General of W.W.I. or Someone in the U.S. Government.
Mintage: 1 (Unique)
Engraver: James Fraser
REVIEWING the history of the Victory Medal (now known as the World War I Victory Medal) is to study a fascinating aspect of the American military's first modern participation alongside forces of other nations.

Of the nearly 5 million Americans who served during the war, some 500,000 were sailors, 50,000 were Marines, and more than 4 million were in the Army. Significantly, then, the Victory Medal was the most widely distributed American award up to World War II.

Within months of the 11 Nov. 1918 armistice ending the First World War, the concept of a Victory Medal was approved and an Interallied Military Commission meeting in France formulated a set of recommendations that would evolve into the Victory Medal we know today.

The name originally proposed for the medal, the "Allies' Medal," was rejected by the Commission because the name technically excluded the U.S. (America was an Associated power versus an Allied power) and Germany, ironically, could issue a medal by the same name. The following design-related resolutions were adopted by the Commission and were to apply to the separate Victory medals created by the 16 Allied and Associated nations:

1. A medal of the Great War shall be created and be called the Victory Medal.
2. It shall be distributed under conditions to be determined by each government.
3. The ribbon, identical for all countries, will represent two rainbows placed in juxtaposition in such a manner as will bring the red in the middle. [An American, Army Col. T. Bentley Mott, is credited with the ribbon design.]
4. The medal shall be bronze, round, its diameter 36 mm.
5. The final design of the medal itself shall be left up to the respective countries.
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💰For Sale 💰1849 $5.00 Norris, Gregg & Norris. VF/XF. Extremely Rare. #coin #coins #coinworld #coincollector #numismatic #numismatics #numismatist #territorial #california #goldrush #ngc #pcgs #usmint #usmintcoins

💥SOLD💥 The BG-435 is one of the classic delicacies of California fractional gold, featuring the Arms of California on the obverse, complete with seated Columbia (garbed as Minerva) holding a shield and spear, a handsome California grizzly bear (now extinct, apparently) feeding on grapes, and an ocean and mountains in the background. The reverse is even more iconic, a miniature version of the Humbert Eagle design from the eponymous octagonal fifty dollar gold pieces. #california #californiagold #goldrush #numismatic #numismatics #numismatist #coin #coins #coincoin #coincollector #coincollecting #coincollections #ngc #ngccoin #pcgs #pcgscoin #silver #usmint #usmintcoins #invest #coinworld

💥SOLD💥OBVERSE - 1849 $2 1/2 Mormon Quarter Eagle, Uniface Copper Restrike, Plain Edge, K-1a, MS65 Red and Brown NGC. The uniface copper "die trials" were restrikes made by private individuals circa 1897-1898. Anecdotal evidence suggests the issues were produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mormon settlement in Salt Lake City, but no documentary evidence has been found. The "die trials" were struck from original dies used on Mormon gold coinage during the Gold Rush era. The dies were repurchased by the Mormon Church in 1909 and are preserved in the Deseret Museum today. #mormon #mormongold #mormoncoins #usmint #rarecoin #rarecoins #rare #rarity #coin #coins #numismatic #numismatics #numismatist #coincollector #coincollecting #coincollection #gold #goldcoin #silver #silvercoin #invest #investment #ngc #ngccoin #pcgs

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💥SOLD💥 GOOD LUCK FINDING ANOTHER ONE 🤔Rarity 8! The desirability and collectibility of these white metal splashers is based on two factors. The first, and most obvious is the inherent collectibility of the pieces themselves. Patterns of Territorial Gold coins are extremely rare. The second basis for their collectibility rests on the unavailability of Dubosq $5.00s and $10.00s in gold.
This splasher is the closest one can come to owning a Dubosq ten dollar. Any Dubosq & Co. territorial piece is very rare, due to the March 26, 1851 assay report of Augustus Humbert. This report, published in the Pacific News two days later, revealed that many private gold coins contained less gold bullion than their face value indicated. According to the Alta California, the reputable firm of Dubosq & Co struck $150,000 face in gold during the first quarter of 1851 from 1850-dated dies. If this report is accurate, nearly all must have been melted shortly thereafter, as they were refused in commerce except at a drastic discount. #coin #coins #patterns #usmint #rare #rarity #numismatic #numismatics #numismatist #coinworld #coincollector #coincollecting #gold #goldrush #silver #invest #usmint #usmintcoins #territorial

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