The American Numismatic Society in New York by Roger deWardt Lane
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Mutt and Jeff still go to the local flea market on Thursday - free parking day, when most of the garage sale venders have to arrive at 5:30AM to be assigned a free selling spot. As a result, you never know what odd and interesting collectables you can see and sometimes purchase.
The National Park medal with the MOOSE on the obverse and the WOLF on the reverse, commerates the first National Park - Yellowstone 1872-1972. The 1940 refers to the date the Isle Royale National Park was established . The park is made up of 200 islands in Lake Superior.
Argentina medals are quite plentiful in South Florida after the monetary changes a dozen years ago in that country. Many citizens visited or emorgrated here during that period, and small things of value were brought out of the country, only to find a very limited market for them in the U.S.
These historical medals were often available at $5 to $10.
The designs and engraving far exceed the street value.
This Medal dated 1896 in Buenos Aires commerates the establishment of a charity school.
Proof AE 47mm
This Medal has a very close connection to our collector. He spent his whole life working in the hotel business, coming from a hotel family. When he saw this medal at the flea market, he immediately knew what it represented. As a teenager, he accompanied his Father to the National Hotel & Motel Exposition at
This bronze 52 mm medal was issued to commerate this event.
Thanks to a Stacks employee who reads Cyrillic and her father who was better able to explain the meaning of the words, we identified this medal as IX Summer Tryouts for all Cultural Groups of the
Reverse: Large letters
legend below: City Committee of USSR. These medals were given for participation in tryouts at
Mint: West Point
Weight 2.268 grams
Composition: 8.33 Ni
Designer: John R. Sinnock