Category Archives: so-called Dollars

Wilson Dollar Medal Restrikes Celebrate Manila Mint 100 Year Anniversary

By Jeff Shevlin – So-CalledDollar.com …… This year, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Manila Mint, restrikes of the Wilson Dollar are being offered for sale. The restrikes have been struck using the original Wilson Dollar obverse die engraved by George Morgan. The Wilson Dollar was originally struck on the newly installed minting equipment […]

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David Lawrence Offers More than 100 So-Called Dollars, 1909-S VDB…

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The first David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction of October is live. Auction #1137 features 375 coins plus 30 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale is full of incredible PCGS-, NGC- and CAC-approved items including a brilliantly lustrous 1892-CC $1 PCGS MS66, an […]

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New Holders House So-Called Dollars

Jeff Shevlin, a nationally recognized expert on So-Called Dollars, has available four different types of Lucite holders to store and display So-Called Dollars, which are historical U.S. medals that commemorate events in the United States history

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Store and Display Your So-Called Dollars in New Lucite Holders

Jeff Shevlin, a nationally recognized expert on so-called dollars, now has available four different types of Lucite holders to store and display so-called dollars, which are historical U.S. medals that commemorate events in the United States history. “It is exciting to introduce a new product that will allow collectors to showcase and display their collections,” […]

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Latest So-Called Dollar Fixed Price List From Jeff Shevlin Now Available

Latest So-Called Dollar Fixed Price List From Jeff Shevlin – So-CalledDollar.com …… The latest fixed price list of So-Called Dollars is currently available from Jeff Shevlin, the “So-Called Guy”. The price list has over 100 certified and raw so-called dollars for sale, as well as world’s fair and commemorative medals. Dozens of exceptionally-rare and finest-known […]

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‘So-Called Dollars’ Book Details Expositions

Available from authors Jeff Shevlin and Bill Hyder is the book, So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions.
The work was named 2019 Best Specialized Book of the Year by the Numismatic Literary Guild.
So-Called Dollars are medals struck to commemorate events in United States history

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So-Called Dollars From the Pacific Coast Expositions

The latest publication on so-called dollars by Jeff Shevlin and Bill Hyder, So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions, won awards at the 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago as the Best Book of the Year on medals and tokens. So-called dollars are medals struck to commemorate events in United […]

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The 1920 Wilson Dollar: A Counterfeited Rarity

An elusive medal represents a challenge for collectors of higher grades   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The Wilson dollar was struck to commemorate the opening of the Manila Mint on July 6, 1920, which was the first and only US mint established outside the continental United States. The obverse is a well-executed bust of […]

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Spectacular Collection of NGC-Certified Lesher Dollars to be Sold in February

The most complete set of Lesher “Referendum Dollars” — which is entirely certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) — is being sold by Kagin’s at the 2020 ANA National Money Show in Atlanta on February 28. The Henderson-Marchase Collection consists of 20 of the silver octagonal medals that were privately made in 1900 and 1901 […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #126: Collecting Medals in America

 CoinWeek Podcast #126: Collecting Medals in America Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. CoinWeek sits down with So-Called Dollars expert Jeff Shevlin to talk about the ebb and flow of medal collecting in America. For generations, American communities commemorated important moments with the production […]

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Never Keep a Paper Dollar in Your Pocket Till Tomorrow

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   The numismatic object illustrated above is a wonderfully preserved example of a private issue token categorized by numismatic researchers Harold E. Hibler and Charles V. Kappen as a So-Called Dollar. It is a political piece that was issued in the years immediately preceding the outbreak of the Civil […]

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Extremely Rare 1920 Wilson Dollar in Gold to be Offered at July 21 Austin Auction Sale

Extremely rare 1920 Wilson dollar in gold to be offered at July 21 Austin Auction Sale On July 21, Austin Auction Gallery will offer one of the finest-known examples of one of the rarest gold medals ever struck by the United States Mint. The 1920 Wilson dollar is a seldom-seen numismatic rarity that is highly […]

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Coinage legislation left out the word “The”

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Why is “The” missing from the inscription “United States of America” on our coins?
Section 10 of the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, says, “…with this inscription, ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,’…” Once this tradition was established, nobody saw any need to change it

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New So-Called Dollar book available

‘So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions’ by Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder
So-Called Dollar dealer Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder have announced the release of their new book, So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions

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New Book on So-Called Dollars from Pacific Coast Expositions Just Released

So-Called Dollar dealer Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder announced the release of their new book, So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions. It is an illustrated reference and is the second in a series of books Shevlin plans to publish to redefine and expand the field of collecting So-Called Dollars. The preface is written […]

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1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the medal that began the entire Charles Barber-Augustus Saint-Gaudens rivalry and controversy. The well-known Columbian Exposition prize medal was Augustus Saint-Gaudens first attempt to work with Mint officials. “The […]

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CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2018 Episode 1: Amazing Mint Errors, Shipwreck Gold and More!

 CoinWeek Cool Coins! returns with this first episode for 2018. We are excited to share with you a new crop of cool stories about some of the most interesting coins, tokens, and medals that dealers and collectors show off on the bourse floor. Segment 1: Larry Shepherd talks about an original three-coin set of […]

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The 1901 Pan-American Exposition in the “Rainbow City”

1901 Pan-American Exposition and The “Rainbow City” — the assassination that took place there & new coins and medals By 1900, the United States had established itself as a major world power. The frontier had been settled coast to coast. The major hostilities with Native Americans ended in 1890 at Wounded Knee, and the massive […]

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NGC Certifies First Silver Bombardment of Fort Sumter Medal

NGC has identified a new silver variety of the Fort Sumter Medal as HK-11f A new metal type for the renowned “Bombardment of Fort Sumter Dollar” was just identified by NGC’s tokens and medals team. This variety, found in silver, graded NGC MS 64, Prooflike. The piece is largely untoned, with very clean surfaces. NGC […]

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Editor’s Choice: eBay World Coin Highlights of the Week

Each day, CoinWeek’s editors comb through eBay’s thousands of numismatic auctions and listings in search of 10 Cool Coins! that you need to know. Today, we focus on World Coins. Today’s highlights include an important gold “So-Called Dollar” struck in the Philippines, a siege coin from the Boer War, and a rare French ecu from the reign of Louis […]

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Whitman Publishing releases an overview of So-Called Dollars

(Pelham, Alabama) — The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) includes a ten-page full-color appendix on So-Called Dollars, a class of nearly 800 different historical medals, many of them struck by the United States Mint.
The section’s author, Jeff Shevlin, is a specialist in the field

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Whitman Publishing Releases Overview of So-Called Dollars

The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) includes a 10-page full-color appendix on So-Called Dollars, a class of nearly 800 different historical medals, many of them struck by the United States Mint. The section’s author, Jeff Shevlin, is a specialist in the field. He defines […]

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Whitman Publishing releases an overview of So-Called Dollars

(Pelham, Alabama) — The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) includes a ten-page full-color appendix on So-Called Dollars, a class of nearly 800 different historical medals, many of them struck by the United States Mint.
The section’s author, Jeff Shevlin, is a specialist in the field

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Northern Nevada Coin Hires Expert on So-Called Dollars

By Northern Nevada Coin …… Northern Nevada Coin has hired Jeff Shevlin to manage their store in Reno, Nevada. NNC, owned by Allen Rowe has three store locations in northern Nevada, in Reno, Carson City and Gardnerville. Shevlin will oversee the day-to-day operations of NNC Reno store. Rowe said “Jeff is well known and respected […]

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Exonumia News – So-Called Dollar Fixed Price List Available

By Jeff Shevlin …… The ninth comprehensive fixed price list of So-Called Dollars is currently available from Jeff Shevlin, the “So-Called Guy”. The price list has over 50 pages of certified and raw so-called dollars for sale, as well as world’s fair and commemorative medals. Dozens of exceptionally-rare and finest-known So-Called Dollars are offered for […]

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Exonumia News – So-Called Dollar Fixed Price List Available

By Jeff Shevlin ……   The ninth comprehensive fixed price list of So-Called Dollars is currently available from Jeff Shevlin, the “So-Called Guy”. The price list has over 50 pages of certified and raw so-called dollars for sale, as well as world’s fair and commemorative medals. Dozens of exceptionally-rare and finest-known So-Called Dollars are offered […]

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So-Called Dollars Debut in Whitman Mega Red Book

Deluxe Edition of The Guide Book of U.S. Coins will showcase So-Called Dollars By Jeff Shevlin …… According to Kenneth Bressett, editor for the Red Book, “The growing interest in medal collecting has prompted the publishers of Whitman’s Guide Book of United States Coins to acknowledge the important role medals have for today’s collector community, […]

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New So-Called Dollar Plastic Coin Holder Debuts at FUN – 4K CoinWeek Video

At the 2016 Florida United Numismatists Annual Winter Convention, CoinWeek met up with So-Called Dollar Expert Jeff Shevlin to ask him about the status of his next scholarly book on So-Called Dollars. While there, Shevlin shared with us a new line of Capital-style custom plastic holders for the So-Called Dollars of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International […]

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Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Early American Commemoratives, Part 2: Commemoratives and Related So-Called Dollars In the first part of our story, we discussed a number of so-called dollars and commemorative coins issued during important national and international expositions, including the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, […]

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Should You Collect Medals?

By David Thomason Alexander, Founder of Medal Collectors of America for Coinweek….   Medals remain a mystery to many American coin collectors in 2015. Part of the dilemma faced by open-minded collectors thinking of expanding their interest into the medal field is difficulty in finding reliable general information and even an accurate definition of just […]

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1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the medal that began the entire Charles Barber-Augustus Saint-Gaudens rivalry and controversy. The well-known Columbian Exposition prize medal was Augustus Saint-Gaudens first attempt to work with Mint officials. […]

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