USA, Continental dollar 1776, Bashlow restrike in bronze


USA, medal, 1776 (1962), imitation of Continental dollar, die scratch cuts circle below “C” of CONTINENTAL, tiny die gouge in denticles above “O,” Edge: plain, bronze, 38mm, 22.4g, Bashlow restrike, HK853, prooflike BU

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Robert Bashlow was a coin dealer who liked to make and market restrikes of historical American coins in the 1960s and 70s.

There are two kinds of things that are called “medals.” One is things that look like coins but don’t express a value. Sometimes those medals are considerably larger than most coins. The other kind of medal is a metal thing designed to be displayed on one’s chest, often a reward for something, often in a military context. If the medal is small enough it is sometimes called a “medallet.”

The word “exonumia” is used to describe all kinds of things that are “like” coins but are not coins. I wrote a blog post on that subject. Basic categories: 1. used like a coin but not issued by a national government, 2. looks like a coin but not made for spending, 3. other things that we are interested in.