1886 U.S. Mint Abraham Lincoln medal

I.R. writes: What can you tell me about a copper Lincoln inauguration coin dated March 4, 1861? The original medal you have described was struck at the Philadelphia Mint and has the following description: size: 76 mm. OBVERSE: Bust of Abraham Lincoln to right with the legend around ABRAHAM LINCOLN. REVERSE: Ornate banded wreath of […]
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1915 Lusitania Medal

Nancy B. writes: Sir I have a coin that I have copied the exact description from the internet. I received this coin from my grandfather that died in 1950s at the age of 92 years old: LUSITANIA Medal Shortly after the event a commemorative medallion was struck by the Germans. Believed to have originated in […]
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Washington Indian Peace medal

Ricahrd B. writes: Hello, Coin Doc. I have a Washington Peace medal which I purchased from a large estate which had a formidable collection of Native American and colonial artifacts. This medal is made from an oval disc of silver and is line engraved with an Indian with a peace pipe and George Washington extending […]
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