Medal: US Columbus Day 1910
These medals were issued in 1910 by the US state of Massachusetts. They come in a variety of sizes and compositions, which affect value. None of the medals are super-valuable, but some, especially the larger medals in good condition, can get up towards the $100 US dollar mark.
There is an interesting CoinTalk thread which speaks of an 80% silver medal, and numerous eBay listings for bronze medals. If your medal appears silver, be sure it is not silver-plated bronze.
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $60
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $75
fully uncirculated: $180
The medal in the large picture below comes from a Goldberg auction and is a whopping 77 mm in diameter. The pattern is slightly different than the smaller medals. Goldberg's large medal would probably sell for about $100 retail.
, Genre: Medals
Requested by: guy coco, Thu, 02-Jan-2014 22:25:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 03-Jan-2014 14:25:40 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 30-Dec-2015 02:45:35 GMT
Requester description: 1910 The inscription around the edge of the coin face says columbus day massachusetts october 12 1910. On the same side as this is what i believe to be the massachusetts crest in the center, which is the shape of a shield with an human figure standing inside the shield. The other side shows Colunbus standing holding up a large sword in his raised arm and it appears figures of other people kneeling in prayer around him. There is a cross in the background.
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