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Advertising So Called Dollar Size Medals

Advertising pieces were generally excluded from HK even if, like the pieces below, one side commemorated a public event. One of the most obvious omissions in HK were the many so called dollar size advertising souvenir tokens made for the Chicago 1893 World Columbian Exposition. None were included in HK. (for a listing and tally of WCE advertising pieces, CLICK HERE). The biggest exception in HK to the "no advertising" rule are probably the corporate anniversary pieces (many of those listed in Section B beginning on page 140), but these were often an expression of corporate pride and accomplishment as well as advertising.

Battle of North Point New York Clothing House Baltimore medal

39.7 mm, White Metal

Fire Festival Fargo North Dakota Walker Brothers medal

34.8 mm, Aluminum

World Columbian Horticultural Building W.J. Broach Omaha Nebraska medal

From the 1983 World Coulumbian Expo, 37.1 mm, Aluminum

Sampson coin dealer Declaration of Independence 1876 Centennial medal

41.9 mm, White Metal

Ferris Wheel 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair Crozier Brothers medal

From the 1983 World Coulumbian Expo, 38.2mm, Aluminum

World Columbian Exposition Washburn Credit House 1492 1893 medal

From the 1983 World Columbian Expo, 38mm, Aluminum

Columbus in sight of the New World Keokuk Iowa Citizens Bank medal

Citizens Bank Keokuk, Iowa , 37.9mm, Gilt

H. Miller & Company Die Sinkers Louisville Kentucky Mechanics Fair medal

Rulau Ky24, "H. Miller & Co. Die Sinkers Engravers & Brand-Cutters", Commemorating the Mechanics Fair in Louisville Kentucky 1858. 33.7mm, White Metal

Stiners China Tea Company Independence Hall 1776 1876 medal

Obverse as the reverse of HK-27. Rulau NY-NY 300, Bronze, 39 mm. Image courtesy Jonathan Brecher

Stiners China Tea Company Liberty Bell 1776 1876 medal

Obverse of HK-27, Rulau NY-NY 309, Bronze, 39 mm. Image courtesy Jonathan Brecher

Scoville Manufacturing Company Aluminum Pilgrim 1620 medal

Obverse similar to HK-13, Rulau Wat 8, Aluminum 40 mm. Image courtesy Jonathan Brecher

Omaha Transmississippi Industrial Exposition Childs & Company Aluminum medal

Rulau Chi A31, Aluminum, 37 mm. Image courtesy Jonathan Brecher

California Seal Eureka Moise Advertising medal

Aluminum, 34 mm. Image courtesy Jonathan Brecher

Minnesota Statehood Centennial Austin Daily Herald medal

Same obverse as HK519. Gilt, 34mm. Image courtesy Randy Dobler

Sinclair Cedar Rapids Meats Iowa State Building 1893 Worlds Fair medal

World's Columbian Exposition, showing the Iowa State Building at the fair. Aluminum, 37.2mm

1890 Sioux City Corn Palace. W.H. Beck’s Corn Palace souvenir

1890 Sioux City Corn Palace. W.H. Beck’s souvenir. W.H. Beck was a jeweler in the Sioux City area. White Metal, 36.9mm

 

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