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    Coin World [09/21/1983] (pg. 66)

    9/21/1983

    66 Wednesday September 21 1983 CoingjjWorld International Shagin Following a brief visit to Gdansk Poland a young Sovi et sculptor decided to seek freedom in America Recent events in Poland led him to ex ecute a cast medal of Solidar ity leader Lech Walesa alex shagin still in his 20s gained fame as a prominent engraver in the Leningrad Mint He was responsible for the geographic series of Mos cow Olympic coins of 1980 In 1977 Shagin was allowed to visit Gdansk to design an ex hibition for the works of Lenin grad artists to improve brotherhood between the sis ter cities of Leningrad and Gdansk On his visit to Gdansk he was surprised at the amount of


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    Coin World [04/04/1984] (pg. 22)

    4/4/1984

    1979 80 12 00 11 50 11 00 10 50 Call OLYMPIC 25 PESOS 720 Fine Silver 1968 7 95 7 25 6 95 6 50 5 95 MINT SETS 8 Pcs With Scarce 100 Pesos 1979 17 00 16 00 15 00 14 50 Please add 2 00 postage handling on orders less than 200 00 Prices basis 8 Q0 9 00 silver We also buy Please call to confirm orders zMui Pad S3 608 837 4914 Box 127 __ 1917 Sun Prairie Wl 53590 TELEX 260180 alex shagin an artist who re cently fled from Soviet tyran ny has commemorated the prophetic 1984 and its author by creating only 84 hand pa tinated large 4 inch bronze medals Each medal weighs over two pounds and is person ally signed and numbered by the artist The creator of the 1984 medal Alex Shagin has cele brated his new won freedom by producing limited edition commemoratives honoring those


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    Coin World [07/06/2009] (pg. 60)

    7/6/2009

    Los Angeles ANA anniversary convention medals go on sale Garrett and Michelle Burke team with alex shagin to design 2009 medal The official medal for the 2009 American Numismatic Association World s Fair of Money its 118th Anniversary Convention to be held Aug 5 to 9 in Los Angeles is now available The obverse and reverse were designed by California collectors and artists Garrett and Michelle Burke and sculptured by California sculptor Alex Shagin The initials a g m appearing bot tom right o


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    The Medallist: Volume 3 (pg. 16)

    /1986 Numismatics Periodicals Medals

    the ground it makes his spirit immortal He continues The obverse of the bronze piece depicts an ethereal Amadeus in profile with his rival lurking behind him Salieri is the symbol of conformity that tried to stifle Mozart s creative genius The reverse shows Mozart s hand raising his magic flute towards a heaveniy crown of laurel ALEX SHAG IN CREATOR OF POETRY AND JOURNALISM IN METAL alex shagin who was born In Russia in 1947 is fast making his mark as one of the finest and most prolific medallists in the world Since coming to the United States in 1979 he has created some seventy medal He works dedicated to outstanding events and personalities in fine arts Olympic sports and modern history Shagin creates his models In the exact size of the finished medal most of which are no lar


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    The Numismatist, February 1987 (pg. 78)

    2/1/1987 ANA Numismatist

    Notes These pieces feature likenesses of Einstein reengraved over the Indians appearing on U S five cent pieces This type of work known as Hobo nickels began around 1913 14 and probably reached its peak during the Great Depression Most early examples depicted the head of a hobo hence the name now given to almost any reengraved nickel 78 EINSTEIN MEDAL alex shagin 1984 Obv Einstein s profile is depicted facing left with no names inscriptions or dates Rev Featured is a collage of items relating to the life of Einstein at the left is 1879 and at the right is 1955 at lower center is a violin his favorite musical instrument Superim posed on the violin is a pipe emitting an atomic cloud containing the formula E MC Specifications Cast bronze 5


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    The California Numismatist (Winter 2008) (pg. 22)

    12/1/2008 Numismatics; Periodicals; California

    Through the Numismatic Glass alex shagin America s Foremost by Dr Thomas F Fitzgerald Alex Shagin grew up in Leningrad once again named St Petersburg in the Soviet Union Shagin is an only child His father George was a dental surgeon and his mother Ekaterina was a fashion designer As a child Alex was deeply interested in art Later he enrolled in the Vera Mukhina School of Arts and Design where he complet ed his work in 1971


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    The Shekel, vol. 33, no. 2 (March-April 2000) (pg. 17)

    /2000

    g out beyond its walls to inform people of the great contributions made in many fields by an ethnic group that comprises only about 3 of the American population For further information write to the Magnes Museum Dept JAHF 2911 Russell Street Berkeley CA 94705 or visit the Jewish American Hall of Fame web site at www amuseum org jahf 1997 Barbra Streisand 1942 entertainer Artists alex shagin Mel Wacks Harry Houdini 1874 1926 magician escape artist two piece medal Artists Hal Reed Mel Wacks Titanic 191 2 Isidor Ida Straus d 1912 David Sarnoff 1 89 M 97 1 Artists Alex Shagin Mel Wacks First Jews in America 6S4 Asser Levy two piece medal Artist Alex Shagin This article has been reprinted from the NUMISMATIST courtesy of the American Numismatic Associ


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    MCA Advisory (March 2000) (pg. 1)

    3/1/2000 [Numismatics Medals]

    gress in all areas The full stories of our first election the bestowal of the first Carlson Award and constitution appear in greater detail elsewhere in this issue of the MCA Advisory Regarding a logo members will recall the straw poll taken about a logo for our organization in the pre convention newsletter We were honored by three designs created by the famous Russian born sculptor medalist alex shagin Brother Shagin provided this work free of charge as a contribution to MCA However a clear majority of members felt that none of the designs in the newsletter really personified MCA to them and the members present at our meeting voted to continue our search for a suitable emblem One of the first members Doug Thurbcr submitted copies of his own design The Thurber submission is reproduced be


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    The MCA Advisory, January 2004 (pg. 2)

    1/1/2004 Medals Tokens

    15 th year in business Award winning artist alex shagin designed the medal that features portraits of Donald Scarinci and Ken Hollenbeck on the obverse and a phoenix rising from law books surrounded by a swirl listing the firm s practice areas on the reverse This piece is also the first of its kind to feature a website address on its obverse The insert accompanying the medal describes the piece as follows We are pleased to present you with a limi


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    Coin World [02/10/1988] (pg. 42)

    2/10/1988

    COIN WORLD Wednesday February 10 1988 BUT IT COULD BE IF CONGRESS DECIDES TO CHANGE OUR COIN DESIGNS Send any three initials to be engraved FREE on the Reverse of the silver LADY LIBERTY ESSAI created by alex shagin to support new coinage designs 5 oz pure Silver or 5 oz Bronze Actual size 2V 2 65mm Proof Like or Antiqued Patina Limited to 12 000 WOULDN T YOU LIKE TO HAVE THE PROFILE OF THE LADY LIBERTY ON A DIME or NICKEL or CENT IF YOU LIKE THIS IDEA AND THE DESIGN PLEASE CONTACT THE ARTIST IMMEDIATELY WRITE OR CALL ALEX SHAGIN SCULPTOR 213 656 2978 1319 HAVENHURST OR ST 1 LOS ANGELES CA


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    Coin World [08/08/1984] (pg. 35)

    8/8/1984

    COIN WORLD Wednesday Augu st 8 1984 Shagin designs torchbearers medal A Standing Torchbearers medal has been designed by alex shagin as a dual com memorative for the Los Ange les Olympics and the Statue of Liberty The medal depicts the carry ing of the Olympic Torch from Olympia in Greece to Los An geles The Statue of Liberty marks the midpoint of the journey of the Olympic Torch that has been carried by thou sands of Americans across the country The medal stands by Itself without the aid of an external display holder


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    Coin World [04/16/1986] (pg. 22)

    4/16/1986

    22 COIN WORLD Wednesday April 16 1986 alex shagin medal honors Challenger crew flight of fancy Russian emigre 4 I meant it as a By Ed Reiter A distinguished Russian emigre has pre pared a medallic tribute to the seven Ameri can astronauts who perished aboard the space shuttle Challenger Alex Shagin of Los Angeles a former staff artist at the Leningrad Mint describes his new creation a 2 inch medal called Space Quest as not just a


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    Coin World [04/16/1986] (pg. 23)

    4/16/1986

    COIN WORLD Wednesday April 16 1986 23 Freedom is the most important word Russian emigre alex shagin finds artistic freedom By Ed Reiter Freedom is the single most important word in Alex Shagin s vocabulary As a young artist Shagin gave up a promis ing career at the Soviet Union s Leningrad Mint because he was allowed little freedom of expression either personal or professional Shortly thereafter he forsook his Russian homeland as well again because he thirst ed to be free Today at


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    Coin World [05/25/1988] (pg. 30)

    5/25/1988

    0634 515 270 9745 213 430 3366 You may also submit coins to MINNESOTA ACG REP NORTH CAROLINA ACG REP FLORIDA ACG REP Contact Becky Foster Contact Barry Ciociola Contact Robert Schmidt P O Box 24341 Rt 5 Box 9 P O Box 1292 Apple Valley MN 55124 Hillsborough NC 27278 Kevstone EL 32656 612 431 3230 919 489 9258 904 373 3578 IRVING BERLIN silver commemorative medal by sculptor alex shagin Honors Berlin Sculptor Alex Shagin of Los Angeles is of fering an Irving Berlin commemorative medal The 1 ounce silver 39 millimeter medal commemorates the centennial of Berlin s birth May 11 1888 The medals are priced at 22 each plus 2 50 postage Orders can be sent to Alex Shagin 1319 Havenhurst Drive No 1 Los Angeles Calif 90046


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    Coin World [06/10/1987] (pg. 56)

    6/10/1987

    c 64 Modem Rarities Inc 17 Mount Vernon Coin Co LAZ Coin Show 28 Prof Coin Grading Service 33 Prol Coin Grading Service 34 Prof Coin Grading Service 35 Prof Coin Grading Service 40 Professional Numismatists Guild Inc A 32 Razorttack Coin Show 28 Regal Stamp 4 Coin Co 36 Joel Renew Rare Coin Galleries 74 Joel fletiew Rare Coin Galleries 81 Roanoke Cdn Exchange S 26 Frank Sethrick 56 alex shagin 83 Silver Dollar Specialists 38 Silver Towne 13 Paul Sims Rare Coin 4 Precious Metals Brokers Inc 67 South Park Coins 16 Steinberg s 32 Sterling Investments 81 Subway Stamp Shop 83 Anthony Swiatek T 77 Taub Chan4Bennun lnc 1 49 Dean Tavernier 7 J J Teaparty 50 Teletrade Inc 51 Teletrade Inc 77 Treasure Albums V 28 Value Tique Inc 63 J J Van Grover 61 F J Vollmer 4 Co 13 Washingt


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    Coin World [11/06/1985] (pg. 66)

    11/6/1985

    66 COIN WORLD Wednesday November 6 1965 Shagin captures spirits of Twain Chagall on two medals Mark Twain and his freedom loving hero Tom Sawyer supply the designs lor the obverse and reverse of alex shagin s standing medal Mark Twain and Marc Cha gall are the subjects of two free standing medals offered to collectors by Russian bom sculptor Alex Shagin now liv ing in Los Angeles Twain is one of the few American writers whose works are permitted in the Soviet Un ion by the Soviet government Chagall was bom in the Soviet Union but emigrated to France Sculptor Shagin was exposed to Twain s wor


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    Coin World [07/01/1996] (pg. 81)

    7/1/1996

    Coin World Internation 3 000th anniversary of city of Jerusalem topic of two commemorative medals Marika Somogyi alex shagin create medals available to collectors Medallic art honoring the 3 000th anniversary of the city of Jerusalem is now being offered through the Judah L Magnes Museum in Berkeley Calif Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem is the title of a 4 5 by 5 inch ova bronze medal by Marika Somogyi The medal weighs almost 2 pounds The obverse depicts the temple cf Solomon surrounded by the Jerusalem city wa


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    Coin World [08/02/1989] (pg. 34)

    8/2/1989

    oldings with one of our knowledge able buyers today YJggf wish 10 sell my coin collection and would like to be contacted by one of your buyers My holdings include Estimated Value Name _ Address Telephone Anthony s jn l The Professionals I 110 Charlotte Place Box 1523 Englewood Cliffs NJ 07632 mECLAPATJOJ PLAQUETTE COMMEMORATING FRENCH REVOLUTION is now available from art ist alex shagin The plaquette depicts Jefferson and Layfayette on the obverse and the Bastille on the reverse in a Bicentennial tribute to the 1789 revolution New plaquette honors 1789 French revolution Medalllc and graphic artist Alex Shagin has Issued a new plaquette commemorating the bicentennial of the 1789 revolution in France The French Revolution plaquette mea sures 4 inch square and will be cast in b


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    The Numismatist, January 1987 (pg. 73)

    1/1/1987 ANA Numismatist

    ns Pure silver proof high parts are sandblasted 40mm 26g plain edge Designed by Josef Langhans issued by Heinz Otremba Wuerzburg West Germany Mintage 1 000 maximum Notes Originally priced at 22 50 this medal commemorates the 100th anniversary of Ein stein s birth A brochure was issued by Heinz Otremba for reference see Coin World December 13 1978 p 52 45 EINSTEIN MEDAL alex shagin 1979 Obv A pleasing portrait depicts Einstein facing three quarters to the right Anticipating dif ficulties with Russian customs authorities the artist did not use any inscriptions names dates or initials Rev An abstract cloud is depicted described by the artist as an unfinished shapeless cloud covering Einstein s way out of total darkness as in the Biblical exodus from Egypt a


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    The Numismatist, November 1999 (pg. 45)

    11/1/1999 ANA Numismatist

    vwsq i or Ulom ft IDR STWWS i TO K IJiWW i mw Harry Houdini 1874 1926 magician escape artist two piece medal Artists Hai Reed Mel Wacks Titanic 191 2 Isidor Ida Straus d 1 9 1 2 David Sarnoff 1 89 1 1 97 1 Artists alex shagin Mel Wacks Barbra Streisand 1 942 entertainer Artists Alex Shagin Mel Wacks First Jews In America I654 Asser Levy two piece medal Artist Alex Shagin SHAlLiJ FQRGa NOVEMBER 1999 THE NUMISMATIST 1303


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    The California Numismatist (Winter 2008) (pg. 24)

    12/1/2008 Numismatics; Periodicals; California

    One Planet by alex shagin the 1 14th medal in the series put out by the Society of Medalists between 1930 and 1995 There were a total 129 differing med als by various artists issued on a limited edition basis In 1986 Alex Shagin created a medal for the Society of Medalists The obverse features children freely and fearlessly dancing around the globe They are holding hands and representing mankind s hopes that civ il


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    The California Numismatist (Winter 2008) (pg. 25)

    12/1/2008 Numismatics; Periodicals; California

    RIVERSIDE STAMP COIN COINS STAMPS ANTIQUES SUPPLIES FOR COLLECTORS SINCE 1959 RIVERSIDE_STAMP_COIN HOTMAIL COM 6470 MAGNOLIA AVE RIVERSIDE CA 92506 BROCKTON ARCADE CRAIG ROUBINEK PHONE 951 684 9930 FAX 951 684 5707 Two of the series of medals the largest being a three pound piece seven inches in diameter designed by alex shagin for the 1986 centennial anniversary of the Statue of Liberty Gardens 1988 Still others are the Los Angeles Jewish Federation Gal lery Judaica and the Los Angeles City Hall Alex Shagin has held exhibitions in Leipzig Turku Montreal Gdansk Los Angeles New York Santa Barbara Florence Washington D C Stockholm Colorado Springs the ANS medal awarded to Q David Bowers 2006 Some of


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    The California Numismatist (Winter 2008) (pg. 26)

    12/1/2008 Numismatics; Periodicals; California

    Helsinki His medals are included in the Hermitage Museum St Peters burg the British Museum U S National Numismatic Collection and the Yad Vashem Museum Coins for Many Nations In the United States alex shagin and sculptor Marcel Jovine created the reverse of the United States Capitoi Visitor Center commemorative half dollar in 2001 In addition he has de signed medals and coins for a number of countries These include the 1980 Olympic coins of the Soviet Union pieces honoring Anne Frank for Israel coins for Singapore Australia Malta and the reverses of 15 coins for the Bahamas commemorating 5


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    The California Numismatist (Spring 2005) (pg. 13)

    3/1/2005 Numismatics; Periodicals; California

    e association decided to help defray some of the costs of this cel ebration by striking one gold 50th An niversary Medal This piece was the first prize at a drawing held during the banquet Vice President and Medals Chairman Harold Katzman took on the management of this project Through his efforts and the help of many NASC members the program was a tremen dous success Without Harold s hard alex shagin s medal created expressly for the anniversary banquet Though the bronze variety was only available to banquet attendees read the story to find out how to order a silver version work and dedicated efforts this would not have been possible Special Patrons The NASC the committee and all NASC members are indebted to George Moore III of Galaxie Designs and artist sculptor Alex Shagin for their


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    The Shekel, vol. 16, no. 5 (September-October 1983) (pg. 31)

    /1983

    bers These medals serve as a perma nent reminder of rights all too often taken for granted The Shcharansky medal s creator alex shagin is no stranger to the desperate situation of Russia s Refu seniks he was one himself Shagin studied for six years at the Leningrad Mukhina Fine and Decorative Art School Upon graduation he was se lected to join the artistic staff of the Leningrad Mint There Alex de signed the official Apollo Soyuz medals presented to the American astronauts during their visit to the Soviet Union He desi


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    The Shekel, vol. 33, no. 2 (March-April 2000) (pg. 12)

    /2000

    f sculpting in contrast to low relief coins and antique patinas versus the shiny BU or Proof finishes of freshly minted coins The artists commissioned by the Magnes Museum deserve much of the credit for the continuing success of this series Four have won the American Numismatic Association s prestigious Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture Paul Vincze Marika Somogyi alex shagin and Gerta Wiener and Shagin is also the recipient of the American Numismatic Society s J Sanford Saltus Medal Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal In addition two of the Museum s medallists have designed US coins Jacques Schnier 1936 Bay Bridge Half Dollar and Marika Somogyi 1991 Mount Rushmore Silver Dollar and Hal Reed designed two official Congressional medals Bice


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    The Shekel, vol. 29, no. 2 (March-April 1996) (pg. 33)

    /1996

    h a long drawn out sigh For the Jew is not born to laugh As a matter of fact he does not know how to laugh and if he nevertheless attempts it it is a bitter laughter commingled with tears Shalom Aleichem s immortal sketches of Jewish life accentuate and prove this truism with a creative force unequaled in Jewish literature The numismatic illustration shaped medal of Shalom Aleichem by alex shagin Mr Shagin a member of A I N A was an engraver at the Leningrad Mint in the Soviet Union He emigrated to the United States in 1980 and has worked as an independent medalist here for the past fifteen years He was the designer and sculptor of the Morris Bram memorial medal issued by A l N A Alex Shagin is the recipient of this year s Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of


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    United States Mint Annual Report 2001 (pg. 76)

    9/30/2001

    the Capitol Contemporary interpretation of the U S Double Eagle Contemporary interpretation of the U S Double Eagle 16 Stars around the center with the inscriptions 1800 6th Congress 32 Senators and House 106 Members 16 Stars around the center with the inscriptions 1800 6th Congress 32 Senators and House 106 Members DESIGN BY Elizabeth Jones Elizabeth Jones John Mercanti John Mercanti alex shagin and Marcel J ovine Alex Shagin and Marcel J ovine COMPOSITION 90 Gold 90 Gold 90 Silver 90 Silver 92 Copper 92 Copper 6 Silver 3 Balance Copper 6 Silver 3 Balance Copper Balance Copper Balance Copper 8 Nickel 8 Nickel WEIGHT 8 359 grams minimum 8 359 grams minimum 26 730 grams minimum 26 730 grams minimum 11 340 0 454 grams 11 340 0 454 grams DIAMETER 0 850 0 003 in 0


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    The MCA Advisory, May-June 2012 (pg. 11)

    5/1/2012 Medals Tokens



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    Calcoin News, vol. 54, no. 4 (pg. 44)

    9/1/2000

    am press earlier in the year as a special guest of the Mint But on that special day the Press did not work However later medals were later struck on this steam press and Dorothy had a few to show The Club s 43 rd Coin o Rama was a success with attendance up over last year August saw ISRAEL MERICA JONE talk on the 1963 Dinar of Poland She also spoke about Poland s history NEW MEETING PLACE alex shagin spoke on the Highs Lows of Aesthetics in creating medals coins at the June meeting of the GLENDALE COIN CLUB He spoke on the problems that governments create when they meddle in the creation of coin designs In July WALTER OSTROMECKI did double duty He spoke on President Nixon s Numismatic Legacy and installed the new club officers They are BOB VICK President TOM REDMOND 1 st Vic


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    Calcoin News, vol. 44, no. 3 (pg. 19)

    6/1/1990

    ies Club for 1990 are President George Russell Vice President and Treasurer Phil Iversen Secretary Barry Lapes Governors are Past President Bob Northam Jim Betton Kay Northam Harry Storch and Max Wedertz The meeting is the 3rd Monday 8 p m at the Mercury Savings Loan 2920 S Sepulveda Blvd West Los Angeles DOWNEY Recent speakers were Dale Snyder on U S Commemorative Coins and alex shagin shared knowledge on medallic art work The Downey Numismatists are meeting once again at the California Federal Sav ings and Loan Association 821 1 Firestone Blvd in Downey Paul Knoll won two gold pieces at the recent NASC gold draw ing at the Golden State Coin Show In an effort to secure new members an exchange program is underway club members will visit other coin clubs in hopes of inc


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    Calcoin News, vol. 56, no. 3 (pg. 29)

    6/1/2002

    or lunch and were presented several numismatic gifts donated by individuals clubs and coin shops Next year s event scheduled for Fullerton on March 15 2003 will be the SS annual symposium in the south Plans are under way to make this a special celebration featuring four speakers from all around the United States CALCOIN NEWS thanks Dr Tom Fitzgerald for this report Artist and speaker alex shagin Below Distinguished participants at the 34 Annual Educational Symposium in the Southland Front Row Phil Nordin Sarah Nordin Allan Peterson and Alex Shagin speakers Back Row Phil Iversen Moderator Ruth Phillips CSNA President and Dr Tom Fitzgerald Education Chairman Page 29


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    Calcoin News, vol. 56, no. 3 (pg. 35)

    6/1/2002

    n Heritage theme as commemorated by the sellout Wells Fargo Medal CSNA is now taking orders for the latest issue The 111 Convention Medal commemorates the legendary PONY EXPRESS Although it lasted a brief but very important 18 months the mail service played a major role in the development of the west shortly after the discovery of gold in California The medal designed by renowned artist alex shagin based upon an idea of Dr Tom Fitzgerald depicts a rider doffing his hat as he departs the station where he has had a quick meal and a change of horses Seen in the background is another rider departing in a different direction as the express service kept its promise of a speedy and safe delivery of the mail At the top to the right is the station that provided the horsemen a place to refresh


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    Calcoin News, vol. 49, no. 2 (pg. 10)

    3/1/1995

    first work offered to the American general public Other Soviet dissidents commemorated on medals were Andrei Sakharov and Alexander Solzhenitsyn Next to be honored was the American author George Orwell His novel 1984 which offered the specter of Big Brother always watching was significant to Shagin because he saw it as a fact of life in the Soviet Union Part two discussed the work that alex shagin completed with the 1 980 Soviet Union s Olympic coins while employed at the Leningrad Mint It is not surprising that Mr Shagin should become involved with the 1 984 Olympics scheduled for Los Angeles Peace good will and the brotherhood that are the cornerstone of the Olympic movement certainly appealed to Mr Shagin The Olympic movement is something very close to my heart I very much admi


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3 (pg. 25)

    6/1/1983 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    he steel die a technique he learned from his father Louis Douglas a master die engraver for many years While the show is limited to the work of sculptors currently residing in the United States and Canada in true American tradition it in cludes many artists who were born in other parts of the world and have come to America to practice their profession Amanullah Haiderzad of Afghanistan and alex shagin of the Soviet Union were both employed in the mints of their homelands before their recent arrival in the United States Rahim Al Wakil now studying at the Pennsylvania State University was a professor in the Fine Arts Institute of Baghdad in his native Iraq Other participants represent earlier waves of immigration to these shores Dora de Pedera Hunt and Marika Somogyi from Hungary Marcel J


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    The Numismatist, March 2003 (pg. 58)

    3/1/2003 ANA Numismatist

    ff a N A 1 3 5 2 8 5 A fter the collapse of the German Democratic Repub lic DDR in 1990 I never expected to hear of Ernst Thalmann again Yet there he was in his signature North Sea cap the same kind Helmut Schmidt often wore in the October 1999 issue of The Numismatist The article by Yuri Barshay and Thomas F Fitzgerald Shagin s Medals from Leningrad p 1182 was a welcome survey of alex shagin s excellent and varied medallic work but I noticed inaccuracies in the description of the Thalmann Tell man medal In researching the topic I discovered unanticipated informa tion about numismatic and medallic works devoted to Thalmann s memory information that links history to numismatics in an exemplary way Born in Hamburg Germany in 1886 Thalmann was not a Jew How ever as a pol


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    The Numismatist, August 2009 (pg. 75)

    8/1/2009

    079_text 0502 ANA news club pub contest 7 6 09 12 22 PM age 67 Association news notes Not Actual Size CONVENTION SOUVENIR Discover Your Golden Dreams Los Angeles medals capture city s excite ment and glamour The official medal for the American Numismatic Asso ciation s 118th Anniversary Convention August 5 9 in Los Angeles now is available Designed by Garrett and Michelle Burke and alex shagin the medal celebrates the convention s host city and the grandeur of numismatics The obverse captures the excitement and glamour of Tinseltown Lights emanat ing from the Hollywood Hills accent images of classic com memorative coins honoring California including the 1936 Bay Bridge half dollar and the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition 50 The reverse features the goddess Numis ma holding a wre


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    The Numismatist, July 2006 (pg. 77)

    7/1/2006

    ith the 100th anniversary of the Denver Mint COLORADO SPRINGS The official medal marking the ana s 115th Anniversary Convention in Denver August 16 19 celebrates old and new milestones in Colo rado s numismatic history from the establishment of the Denver Mint 100 years ago to the recent striking of its state quarter The medal was designed and sculpted Association news oznotes Designed b alex shagin the ANA convention medal is available in silver and bronze by Alex Shagin former sculptor engraver for the Leningrad Mint and struck by Keystone Mint of Fol croft Pennsylvania The obverse of the 2006 medal depicts the fagade of the Denver Mint and a columbine the state flower The reverse captures the majesty of the Rocky Moun tains home to the American Numismatic Association since grou


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    The Numismatist, July 2006 (pg. 117)

    7/1/2006

    gh she was talented and later became a Cana dian citizen dePedery Hunt required special dispensation to model Queen Elizabeth II s portrait for Canada s 1 cent piece introduced in 1990 then on other denominations Since it first appeared on Canadian coins the queen s image has changed twice to reflect her advancing years Compare if you will her current portraits the one by dePedery Hunt A alex shagin s portrait left of Jimmy Carter is under consideration as a fund raising piece for Habitat for Humanity Dora dePedery Hunt s ren dition of Elizabeth II is a kinder por trayal of the aging queen on Canadian coins versus that by Ian Rank Broadley which appears on England s current circulating issues Few will dispute that dePedery Hunt s rendition is indeed a kinder more gen erous portrait


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    The Numismatist, August 2010 (pg. 87)

    8/1/2010

    079_089_text_0502 ANA news club pub contest 7 11 10 1 1 32 PM Page 79 Association oiiews oznotes A The Boston Numismatic Society s 150th Anniversary medal was created by noted medalist and coin designer alex shagin Actual Size 46mm MILESTONES Historic Club Celebrates in Style Bronze medal observes the Boston Numismatic Society s landmark 150th anniversary BOSTON This year the Boston Numismatic Society BNS celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding Accordingly the society com missioned noted medallic sculptor and coin designer Alex Shagin to create a medal commemorating the milestone Shagin


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    The Numismatist, February 2010 (pg. 70)

    2/1/2010

    distributed at the graduation banquets ANA2009 CM99 ANA2009 CM99a Ribbon 1 2 inches 38 1 mm wide dark blue Pendant I 2 inches 38 1 mm round bronze with integral loop at top Obverse Hollywood Hills with classic coins in searchlights above Reverse Goddess Numisma flying right and holding Wreath of Discovery Edge Plain Designers Sculptor Garrett and Michelle Burke design and alex shagin sculpt Manufacturer The Medalcraft Mint Green Bay WI Quantity 110 Issue Price 25 Additional Medals ANA2009 CM99 1 2 inches 38 1 mm round bronze quantity 150 serially numbered Edge Plain with 0 150 Issue price 70 sold as a set with ANA2009 CM99a ANA2009 CM99a 1 2 inches 38 1 mm round 999 flue silver quantity 150 serially numbered Edge Plain with 0 150 Issue


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    Coin World [05/13/1987] (pg. 53)

    5/13/1987

    medal in honor of No bel Prize winner Elie Wiesel The 11 ounce sterling silver medal bears a likeness of Wiesel on its obverse On the re verse it bears the inscription SPEAKING THE TRUTH TO THE POWER The piece is 2 25 by 3 inches and comes with a certificate of authenticity It can be ordered directly from the artist at 110 for the silver and 60 for a bronze version by sending a check to alex shagin 1319 Havenhurst Los Angeles Calif 90046 Shagin personally presented his medal to Wiesel at a fund raiser for Bar Ilan Universi ty the artist said he plans to contribute part of the money raised from the sale of the medals to the university which is the only Israeli uni versity accredited in the United States Despite being Jewish Shagin rose to the po sition of senior designer at the L


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    Coin World [07/06/1988] (pg. 32)

    7/6/1988

    olen Darby who publishes the Coin Dealer Rating Guide said that the robbery may put him out of business if the coins are not found Whoever it was knew exactly what they were looking for Darby said He said there fuiH 11 ui iui lcu entry Shagin releases catalog Infnrmotinn n k a I n 11 aa rtv AAi A j n Information about more than 100 art medals by Los Angeles sculptor alex shagin is now available in his Artum Medalog catalog Shagin compiled the catalog as part of his efforts to see medallic sculpture taken out of dusty drawers and museum cases and el evated to a place of prominence on a desk bookshelf or coffee table to allow the art of the medalist to be shown off with pride The medals can prove to be a unique gift to commemorate a special event According to Shagi


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    Coin World [10/24/1984] (pg. 32)

    10/24/1984

    iece at a remarkablv affordable price of under 50 In fact it is the very first signed and numbered coin set in the 2500 year history of numismatics 1 hese are not just any coins created by just any artist Thev are very special They are the only coins to commemorate author George Orwell dated in the Orwellian Year of 1984 These are the first coins designed by internationally renowned artist alex shagin since he left his pres tigious position as head designer at the Leningrad Mint to seek freedom of religion and artistic expression in America And these coins earn the hallmark of the Johnson Matthev Refinery a world wide guarantee of the highest quality since 1817 Just 1 984 two piece brilliant Uncirculated SignaCoin Sets consisting of a one troy oz pure silver coin and a signed and n


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    Coin World [10/30/1985] (pg. 26)

    10/30/1985

    a Somogy s Tricentennial Suite is an example of exploration of new possibilities within the art Composed of three interlocking triangular forms portraying Scarlatti Handel and Bach It creates a sculptural pinwheel which is both original and effective Portraiture remained a recurring theme in the American selections Somogyi was repre sented by her massive cast Kurt Weill Lotte Lenya medal alex shagin by his powerful portrayal of Gandhi Leonda Finke by her sensitive rendering of Georgia O Keeffe and Bud Wertheim a newcomer to the field by a well received portrait of Kauko Rasanen Several other sculptors only recently work ing with the medal and showing for the first time In this biennial were Christopher Gowell Sergio di Giusti and Alfred Charley Tactile sensitivity The modelling in th


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    Coin World [10/19/1983] (pg. 3)

    10/19/1983

    ndacott Standing Nude and Gary Eriksen Monas S 1C ASj Cincinnati the American Numis matic Association s 89th Anniversary Convention medal is the work of N Neil Harris Please turn to page 10 Shagin exhibit medal available Erasmus by Canadian sculptor Dora de Pedery Hunt is a cast bronze medal The 1984 Los Angeles Olym pic Games are commemorated on a medal by noted sculptor alex shagin which has been struck for the First Exhibition of Medallic and Bas Relief Sculpture currently at the American Numismatic Society Museum in New York City While none of the works in the exhibition were judged competitively Shagin s Los Angeles Olympics IV Runners medal was chosen by a special jury to be the rep AVFJ Wttnj rn lrTT resentative exhibition piece for sale to the public Judge


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    Coin World [12/23/2002] (pg. 45)

    12/23/2002

    ed and permanently retired The Peace calendar medal is priced at 39 95 in bronze and 170 00 in 999 fine silver For information on any Hoflman Mint medals contact their sales depart ment at toll free 800 227 5813 fax 831 649 3318 or write to P O Box 896 Carmel CA 93921 or visit the Web site www hoffmanmint com A silver medal depicting Uncle Sam is available from noted sculptor alex shagin a former designer of coins for the Soviet Union The medal has the theme of Amer ica Goes to War One side shows the familiar head and shoulders of Uncle Sam facing outward from the medal and pointing to the viewer The legend reads uncle sam wants you UNCLE SAM sends a message on one side of this silver medal while the Statue of Liberty strides on the other The other side features the Stat


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    Coin World [06/28/2004] (pg. 68)

    6/28/2004

    made The obverse depicts Reagan with the inscription ronald reagan 40th president united states and INAUGURATED JANUARY 20TH 1981 The reverse shows an eagle high in its nest holding an olive branch a symbol of peace in its beak The inscription don t tread on us appears above the eagle The medal was offered in two finishes a cast bronze with antique brown patina or a 24 karat gold version alex shagin created something a little bit different featuring Rea gan The freestanding bronze medallic sculpture measures 3 5 inches tall and 4 inches wide and is wavy evoking a flying United States flag It weighs more than a pound Mintage was limited to 500 pieces Another medal related to Rea THE PHILIPPINES cele brated President Reagan s 1986 meeting with Philippine President Corazon Aquino BOWE


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    Coin World [09/01/2003] (pg. 3)

    9/1/2003

    binWorldim Contents SEPTEMBER 1 2003 Values for all U S coins Center pullout FEATURES COLUMNS 10 10 16 36 42 43 44 52 62 96 99 Editorial by Beth Deisher U S collectors appear to be struggling with how coin designs should depict freedom and liberty Oftentimes the use of classic designs is the only answer given when requests are made for design ideas Guest Commentary by alex shagin Sculptor and artist Alex Shagin contends art medals offer unique handcrafted collectibles for those interested in collecting them Each medal is designed sculptured and cast by a creative artist Beginners Workshop by William t Gibbs There s a club for practically every specialty numismatic collectible These groups bring together hobbyists with like interests and advance knowledge through t


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