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Inside Secrets of the 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens

(2007)


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Part of Whitman Publishing continuing series of books called the "100 Greatest" in numismatics this presentation features the new book that addresses the medals and tokens of America. Hear the story of its creation from researcher Katherine Jaeger and noted numismatist and coin author Q. David Bowers, co-writers of the book. This insider's perspective with color examples of many of the medals includes: * how the medals & tokens were chosen for inclusion and how the research was divided up between the authors * examples of many of the pieces and the stories behind their issue including the Feuchtwanter cent, New Spain Jola, Satirical Hard Times Tokens, Beck's Public Baths Token, Higley Coppers, Washington Peace Medal, Columbia & Washington Medal, Washington Before Boston Medal, "Vote the Land Free" Counterstamp, Washington "Voltaire" Medal, Jefferson Indian Peace Medal, Rickett's Circus Token, Encased Postage, "Am I Not a Sister" Token, "Kittanning Destroyed" Medal, New York & Harlaem Railroad, Erie Canal Medal, Washington "Seasons" Medal, Charles I Bushnell Medal, Libertas Americana, and the satirical 1933 Huey Long Medal Speaker(s): Katherine Jaeger & Q. David Bowers.
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