Medal: US Kansas Bicentennial 1974
Look closely at the edge of your medallion, Steve. It is marked 'sterling silver' which is 92.5 percent pure silver. I believe these medallions weigh about one troy ounce (a jeweler can weigh it accurately) and they contain, roughly, one troy ounce of silver.
Since your medallion is a modern piece, it is not worth much more than its silver content. An example in beautiful condition may garner, say, $5 US dollars over silver.
At the moment silver is trading at $21 per troy ounce, but tomorrow it will be different. Look it up at kitco.com.
If you went to sell your piece to a coin dealer, he or she would probably pay $10 to $15. The mark-up is necessary to keep the dealership solvent. Selling directly to a collector (on eBay, for instance) would bring closer to the $20 level.
, Genre: Medals
Requested by: Steve, Sun, 22-Jun-2014 12:27:48 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 24-Jun-2014 13:21:18 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 07-Jun-2016 17:12:50 GMT
Requester description: 1974 MEDALLION OBVERSE: displays sun rays and three Busts DANIEL BOON, SPANISH EXPLORER CORONADO & INDIAN CHIEF & BUFFALOES - Below busts the word KANSAS REVERSE: Outer text says OFFICIAL 1974 GOVERNOR'S MEDALLION UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976 - Inner text says GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF KANSAS JANUARY 29, 1861 - Center displays a Kansas prairie seen with text AD ASTRA PER ASPERA and stars
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