Last new medals added: September 25, 2012 Last updated for sold items: April 10, 2013
New items added to Brookgreen Gardens Medals.
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BROOKGREEN GARDENS MEDALS:
An ongoing series of medals begun in 1973 issued each hear for members of the President's Council and other officials. Brookgreen Gardens near Murrells Inlet along the ocean between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a wonderful sculpture garden. Many famous sculptors works are presented in a beautiful natural setting including Anna Hyatt Huntington, Laura Gardin Fraser, A. A. Weinman, Paul Manship and Richard McDermott Miller to name just a few. Their medals were struck by the Medallic Art Company and are mostly 76mm and round.
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MEDALS:
A predecessor to The Society of Medalists they periodically issued medals of renowned artists by subscription from 1909 until 1915. It is believed the subscription never exceeded 500.
SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS MEDALS:
The Society of Medalists issued two medals per year by renowned artist by subscription beginning in 1930 until 1995. A total of 129 were issued generally 73mm Bronze and have mintages from a few hundred to a few thousand.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY HALL OF FAME MEDALS:
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University was begun in 1900 with bronze portrait busts of the honorees lining an open-air colonnade. Beginning in 1962 medals were issued to honor the existing and future inductees. Medals were issued in two sizes: 76mm in Bronze and 44mm in both Bronze and Silver. Ninety four different medals were issued by the Medallic Art Company. The series was discontinued in 1975.
OFFICIAL INAUGURAL MEDALS:
Inaugural medals were issued privately every four years beginning in 1897 to celebrate the election or reelection of the President of the United States. They were issued in various size and medal configurations each inauguration. Mintages for the basic type range from dozens to ten of thousand in recent years with many varieties being unique or near unique.
US MINT MEDALS:
The United States Mint has been issuing a wide variety of medals for 200 years. Often issued for presentation to national heroes and dignitaries in Gold, Silver, White Medal or Bronze. Due to collector demand many of these medals were struck for collector in the mid to late 19th century on an as needed basis. These were generally struck in Copper and Bronzed resulting in proof surfaces with a dark brown color. Mintages range from one for many of the Gold medals to thousands for some of the centennial medals. Many medals have continued to be struck throughout the 20th century in Yellow Bronze with a sandblasted surfaces. These generally have little collector interest unless no Bronzed specimens are available.