Category Archives: Gold Medals

Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Designs to be Reviewed by CCAC

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting November 17, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. Agenda: Review and discussion […]

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Künker Offering Alexander Macomb Gold Medal From War of 1812 in Fall Auction

The Story of Alexander Macomb by Künker GmbH …… The Hero of the Second War of American Independence As part of its Auction 339, the auction house Künker offers a Congressional Gold Medal. This is no medal like any other, but the one President Madison handed personally to Alexander Macomb, the hero of Plattsburgh. We […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Historic German States Gold Service Medal

Circa 1806 German States Bavaria King Maximilian I Joseph (1806-1825) Historic Gold Service Medal by Losch 6 Ducats 20.96 grams 36mm Unlisted in Gold Wittelsbach #2478 (In Silver)   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… PCGS Specimen 65 High-Relief Cameo Proof-Like FINEST KNOWN & EXTREMELY RARE This is an amazing world-class numismatic treasure, […]

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NGC Certifies 1st Olympic Basketball Gold Medal Ever Awarded

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the first Olympic gold medal for basketball ever awarded. This ultimate symbol of the sport’s rise to a global phenomenon was presented to US team captain William “Bill” Wheatley by James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. With Germany as the host country and […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Off Metal Trial Strike 1861 German States Bavaria Medal

1861 German States Bavaria Medal Prince Adalbert (Brother of King Maximilian II) Gold Off Metal Strike “First Test” (Trial Strike) Hand Engraving from the Bavarian Mint Presented to the House of Wittelsbach UNLISTED IN GOLD AND UNIQUE 54.43 grams 42.59 mm Hauser-536 (in Tin & Bronze) PCGS SPECIMEN 62 By Mike Byers for Mint Error […]

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Netherlands: New gold and silver medals celebrate Eurovision Song Contest’s 65th anniversary, hosted this year in Rotterdam

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The Royal Dutch Mint has produced new gold and silver collector’s medals in celebration of one of Europe’s best-known talent contests: The indomitable Eurovision Song Contest

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Ahead of Its Time – The Alcohol-Fueled Car Medals of 1901-1902

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… The debate about environmental issues, natural resources, and technological improvements are more relevant than ever before. Yet, two French gold medals submitted for certification to the Shanghai, China, PCGS office are evidence of the technology that existed 120 years ago. Using alcohol or ethanol as fuel is not new […]

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Breslau 5 Ducats Gold Coin, Hanoi Exposition Gold Medal Among Atlas Numismatics New Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, November 14-17, 2019, being held at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore. If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Atlas Numismatics […]

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The General and the Student—A Personalized, Unique Gold Medal Following the Brutality of World War I

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Ferdinand Foch, a French general and military strategist, served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in the latter part of World War I, ultimately guiding the allies to victory in their defeat of the Central Powers in November 1918. As a result of […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – PCGS Certifies Unique German Gold Obverse Trial Strikes

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This unique, historical and museum-quality set of gold Coronation Die Trial Strikes was just authenticated and certified by PCGS. It is amazing that, after 500 years, these gold die trials have remained together, intact and preserved in gem Mint State condition. They are five or 10 Ducat […]

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Rare US Life Saving Medal in Gold Featured in Stack’s Bowers November 2019 Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Our November 2019 Baltimore Auction offers a nearly unprecedented selection of rarities from the Numismatic Americana series. Among the more significant offerings in this group is one of the earliest gold Life Saving medals struck by the United States Mint. Measuring 67 mm in diameter […]

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Rare Silver Harding Inaugural Medal, Gold Telford Medal Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Rare Harding Inaugural Medal in Silver United States Presidential Inaugural medals have been issued officially since William McKinley took the oath of office in 1901. For the past 118 years, these medals have marked the change of administrations and can conjure nostalgia or bitterness depending […]

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Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Gold Medal, Certified by NGC and CAG, Realizes Over $2 Million

An extremely rare gold medal graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) that traveled on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon realized $2,055,000 at an auction held on the mission’s 50th anniversary. It is one of the highest prices ever paid for a medal, and it is the highest price realized to date for any […]

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Unrecorded Gilt Victoria Jubilee, Admiral Vernon Medals New at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 13th Annual Summer F.U.N. Convention from July 11-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These six items are just a sample of the 728 recent […]

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Chicago Coin Club Offering Limited Edition Red Book, 13 oz Gold Medal for 100th Anniversary

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club, in conjunction with Whitman Publishing, has released a special edition Red Book® A Guide Book of United States Coins. This special edition Red Book is just one of many ways the club is celebrating its 100th anniversary of being chartered as an official organization in 1919. […]

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Bush Presidential Dollar, First Spouse Gold Coins and More Coming in 2019

2019 will be the first year in which both commemorative programs from the U.S. Mint are curved By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Tuesday, December 11, United States Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME2) introduced a bill (H.R. 7257) to the House of Representatives that would authorize the production in 2019 of new Presidential $1 coins honoring […]

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Künker Summer Auctions – The Friedrich Popken Collection

Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, There are only very few dynasties whose offspring are still ruling today. The House of Welfs is one of them. Members of this house served as the Duke of Bavaria, the Duke of Saxony and the Duke of Brunswick. Since George I, the British monarch has been from the House […]

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Three important special collections in Künker’s summer auctions, part four — Chinese, Russian, and gold coins

Four catalogues present the material of the Künker summer auctions from June 18-21, 2018. Among others, the auction will entail the Genaert collection with coins from the Spanish Netherlands, the Popken collection with coins from the House of Welf, and the Gunther Wiegrebe collection with coins and medals from Lippe

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Bill Proposes Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On February 2, California Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA14) introduced the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act to Congress. The bill (H.R. 4912) seeks to recognize the women who helped win World War II by leaving their regular lives and joining the workforce–often in factory jobs typically performed by men–to […]

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The Worth of an Olympic Gold Medal: Dillon Gage

Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale firms, is educating the public about the Olympic medals slated to be awarded during the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The games begin February 9 and run through Feb. 25, 2018. As it turns out, what the gold, silver and bronze medals […]

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Bob Dole Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Former U.S. Senator Robert Joseph “Bob” Dole received a Congressional Gold Medal on January 17 during a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Dole was presented the medal in recognition of his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman. Bob Dole proudly served the people of Kansas in Congress for […]

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CCAC Approves Designs for Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On Wednesday, October 25, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) convened for a brief, one-hour public meeting to discuss and approve designs for the Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal. Public Law 115-60, which authorized the Treasury and the United States Mint to strike the medal, was introduced to the […]

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Filipino Veterans of World War II Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Filipino Veterans of World War II received a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol. It was awarded collectively to those who served honorably in an active duty status between July 26, 1941, and December 31, 1946 under the command of the United States Army Forces in the […]

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Gadoury Auctions: Gold Coins From All Over the World

By Éditions V. Gadoury, Monaco …… On December 2, 2017, Monaco auction house Editions V. Gadoury will conduct its annual auction. The 1,384 lots include numerous world gold coins, from the Persians to the Shah of Persia, from Afghanistan to Zaire The upcoming Gadoury sale has something in store for every gold coin enthusiast. Spanning […]

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New Limited Mintage Chiwoo Medals Available Now from APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to announce the latest release in the extremely successful Chiwoo Cheonwang Medal series from KOMSCO, the official mint of South Korea. The inaugural release in 2016 garnered an impressive following almost immediately and these newest 2017 editions are sure to spark even […]

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Shanghai Mint Strikes Gold, Silver Medals for NGC 30th Anniversary

The medals celebrate NGC’s expertise, global reach and commitment to impartiality The Shanghai Mint, one of the official mints of the People’s Republic of China, has struck medals to honor the 30th anniversary of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). The medals were struck in gold, silver and a special “trimetallic” composition. This is the first time […]

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Shanghai Mint Strikes Gold, Silver Medals for NGC 30th Anniversary

The medals celebrate NGC’s expertise, global reach and commitment to impartiality The Shanghai Mint, one of the official mints of the People’s Republic of China, has struck medals to honor the 30th anniversary of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). The medals were struck in gold, silver and a special “trimetallic” composition. This is the first time […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 29, 2017: Japan Crypto, Russian Gold, War on Cash

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 29, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Body Armor Made of Old Chinese Coins The Tlingit believed that the coins would provide protection from bullets. There is some anecdotal evidence that such body armor was in fact effective in a battle with the Russians in the year 1792. According […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Massive Alexander I Russian Gold Medal at ANA Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions …… This week’s highlight from our August 2017 Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado is a gold medal commemorating the birth of Alexander I. Not many related Russian medals are known to have been struck in gold and are unlisted in Mikhail […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Massive Alexander I Russian Gold Medal at ANA Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   This week’s highlight from our August 2017 Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado is a gold medal commemorating the birth of Alexander I. Not many related Russian medals are known to have been struck in gold and are unlisted in […]

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CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. At yesterday’s marathon meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), design candidate portfolios for several programs were reviewed and discussed, with committee recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury ultimately being made. The meeting’s agenda included designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the Filipino […]

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Candidate Designs Revealed for Upcoming Commemorative Coins, Gold Medals

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The United States Mint recently revealed design candidates for a number of coin and medal programs, including the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemorative coin program, and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Filipino Veterans of World War 2 Congressional Gold […]

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Spink to Sell Collections of Celtic Coins, British Historical Medals

This summer will see a very interesting sale of British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink London. The sale is packed with quality material and many historically important items. The sale will take place on July 5 and contains a substantial collection of Celtic coins, the remaining coins from the Lord Stewartby Collection, […]

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Damaged Rio Olympics Medals Soil Athletes Memories of 2016

About 130 medals rusted, spotted or falling apart By CoinWeek News Staff …. A lot was made last year of the failure of host country Brazil to properly prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The water in the swimming pool was green. The Olympic village had weird plumbing issues and shoddy […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #67: Will a Major Score End My Coin Collecting Rut? – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #67: Will a Major Score End My Coin Collecting Rut? – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan: A few weeks ago I found myself in a collecting rut. I hadn’t picked up a new coin […]

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New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

By Atlas Numismatics ……   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please contact us […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #21 Goes Live May 3

Sedwick’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #21 Catalog is NOW ONLINE! In addition to our usual fare of the world’s best treasure for sale, this auction features arguably our best offering yet of Latin American material, particularly Central American coins from the holdings of the late Richard Stuart, and also many important […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin March 15

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 15, 2017. Date: March 15, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Location: Conference Room A&B, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Interested members of […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for February 15, 2017

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for February 15, 2017. Date: February 15, 2017. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for February 15, 2017

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for February 15, 2017. Date: February 15, 2017. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen […]

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Medal Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ FUN Offering

Important, historic medals from the colonial era to present day will be prominently featured in Heritage Auctions’ January 4-9 FUN US Coins Auction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Dupré-Designed Bronze Made in Honor of Benjamin Franklin’s 80th Birthday A bronze medal from the Colonial Era depicting Benjamin Franklin will be among the featured items. First struck […]

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Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

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World Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Highlights of the upcoming Lanz Auction include an aureus of Magna Urbica with a provenance dating back as far as 1907 and an elaborately worked Bavarian gnadenpfennig By Numismatik Lanz …… Numismatic dealership Numismatik Lanz will auction off 710 lots comprising coins and medals from all over the world in their own premises on 7 […]

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New Coins from Atlas Numismatics – November 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 304 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (14), World (287) and US (3). Choice Ptolemy III Octodrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1039714 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1039714 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF […]

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Künker Auctions: The Preussag Collection, Part 2

On 1 November 2016 the second part of the Preussag collection will be auctioned off by London Coin Galleries in cooperation with Künker in Osnabrück. The material comprises 772 lots of mining coins, estimated at 630,000 GBP altogether. On 1 November 2016 London Coin Galleries, in cooperation with Künker, will be selling the second part […]

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Professor’s 1979 Chemistry Nobel Prize Gold Medal Offered by Heritage Auctions

Nobel Prize medal presented to chemist Georg Wittig for 1954 discovery of “The Wittig Reaction” is accompanied in October 19, 2016 auction by four other prestigious medals awarded to the noted German researcher and educator The historic 1979 Nobel Prize gold medal for chemistry awarded to Professor Georg Wittig (1897 – 1987) of Germany will […]

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Henry Clay Gold Presentation Medal Featured in “Lincoln and His Times” Auction at Heritage

Unique medal struck in nearly 30 ounces of “pure California gold” offered Sept. 17 in joint event celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Rail Splitter The spectacular 1852 medal honoring the revered Kentucky native and statesman Henry Clay makes its first public appearance in “Lincoln and his Times“, a special, joint auction event September 17 […]

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Spink Auctions: Pioneering Scientists Medals to Go under Hammer in London

The medals belonging to a pioneering scientist are set to go under the hammer in London on 21st July in the Spink sale of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. Of particular note within the sale are two most interesting items. Lot 167 and 168 were awarded to a Dr Harold King; who is most […]

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Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

This exquisite gold medal serves as a testament to Fabrega’s talent as well as a unique piece of Spanish numismatic and artistic history Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified a rare and interesting Spanish National Exhibition of Fine Arts gold medal awarded to the famous Catalonian artist Miguel Blay Fábrega. Born in 1866, Fábrega is […]

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U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. At 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army – nicknamed the “Borinqueneers” – received the Congressional Gold Medal at a bipartisan ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol’s Visitor Center in Washington, DC. Images of the gold medal, released by the United […]

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CCAC Releases Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, January 27, from 9am […]

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