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Introduction to So-Called Dollars


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Learn about So-Called dollars. These medals are about the size of a US silver dollar and were struck to commemorate significant events in history. This presentation includes: Definition of a So-Called dollar Categories that include fairs & exhibitions and historical events How some events had dozens of different pieces struck Explanation of why different pieces were struck, in what quantities and in what metals Some of the activities including the Erie Canal, World''s Columbian Expo, Trans-Mississippi, Wells Fargo, Continental Dollar restrikes, Louisiana Purchase, San Francisco earthquake, Jamestown, Panama Canal, Wilson Dollars, Pan-Pac Expo and more The debate over whether So-Called dollars should be slabbed Speaker(s): Jeff Shevlin.
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