USA NEW JERSEY silver medal Delaware River bridge 1971


USA, NEW JERSEY, medal, 1971, Franklin Mint, Obverse: 2 arms, DELAWARE RIVER JOINT TOLL BRIDGE COMMISSION PENNSYLVANIA – NEW JERSEY ESTABLISHED 1934, Reverse: view of toll plaza, JULY 22, 1971 NEW HOPE – LAMBERTVILLE TOLL BRIDGE, Edge: reeded, silver, 39mm, ~28g, sealed in card, proof

5 in stock

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I have 5 of these. Most of them, though not the pictured one, have a small toned spot on the edge from the application of a bit of heat during the process of sealing them in the cards.

These were presented to dignitaries ceremonies at opening of bridge,

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.