Rick C. writes: I found a Pershing medal or token at a swap meet. It’s large – about 4″, and copper. On the front it has a bust of Pershing, with the words General John J. Pershing and on the reverse it says Columbus. it is not dated. What is it worth and wheres it from, Columbus Ohio, Columbus, GA or Columbus, NE?
Try Columbus, New Mexico. The medal commemorates U.S. General John Pershing chasing Pancho Villa into Mexico in 1916 after Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico, killing 18 people and burning the town to the ground. Historic!