Medals

NGC Certifies Very First Olympic Gold Medal for Basketball Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGCcoin.com) has certified the first Olympic gold medal for basketball ever awarded. This ultimate symbol of the sport’s rise to a global phenomenon was presented to US team captain William "Bill" Wheatley by James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

With Germany as the host country and the world on the eve of war, tensions were high during the 1936 Summer Olympic Games. The event — one of great importance to the history of sports and the world in general — would be the last Olympics held for 12 years […]

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Stack's Bowers Galleries April 2020 Auction Features Medals by Jacques Wiener Stack’s Bowers Galleries (StacksBowers.com) is excited to present a special April Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction of over 160 lots of exonumia. These pieces represent three different topics: the works of Jacques Wiener mostly comprising his famous, intricately engraved architectural series; World War I medals from a variety of issuers on each side of the great conflict, and the massive opera of Karl Goetz, ranging from historical to satirical themes.

Starting off this incredible sale are numerous offerings from the brothers Wiener, led mostly by Jacques. During the mid-19th century, the Wieners were responsible for some of the most detailed and engaging architectural medals produced, and their craftsmanship makes them popular even today, with many collecting them serially […]

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Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal ReleasedSilver and American history enthusiasts have a new option from the United States Mint with the release on Monday of the Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal.

The medal is composed of 99.9% silver to a diameter of 1.598 inches. Found on its obverse (heads side) is the likeness of Jackson, the seventh President of the United States […]

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John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal ReleasedOn Monday, Nov. 18, the United States Mint released its final Presidential Silver Medal for 2019.

Struck in an ounce of .999 fine silver to a diameter of 1.598 inches and a matte finish, the medal features a portrait of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States Mint […]

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James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal ReleasedAnother product for collectors appears from the United States Mint this week with the release of the James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal.

As indicated by its name, the medal is issued to honor James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States. Each is produced from 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver to a diameter of 1.6 inches and bears a matte finish […]

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James Madison Presidential Silver Medal ReleasedThe U.S. Mint released today a silver medal honoring James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.

Featuring a portrait of Madison, the collectible is composed of 1 troy ounce of 99.9% fine silver and bears a matte finish […]

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Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal ReleasedCelebrating the third President of the United States, the Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal went on sale today at noon EST.

The U.S. Mint medal, the first of four for release this year, is composed of 1 troy ounce of 99.9% fine silver and bears the likeness of Jefferson […]

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World War I Centennial 2018 Coast Guard Silver Medal PhotosThis article shows photos of a World War I Centennial 2018 Coast Guard Silver Medal — one of the five United States Mint medals commemorating the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active during the First World War.

On Jan. 17, the United States Mint released proof silver medals with designs honoring the U.S. Coast Guard, the Army, the Navy, the Air Service, and the Marines […]

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World War I Centennial 2018 Air Service Silver Medal PhotosEarlier this year, on Jan. 17, the United States Mint released proof silver medals celebrating the Air Service, the Army, the Navy, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard.

They were offered in support of and alongside of World War I Centennial Silver Dollars that commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in WWI. The silver dollars, struck in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated, were authorized by Congress under Public Law 113-212 […]

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NGC Certifies Rare Medal Struck for 1970 Brazilian Soccer Team Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has certified a very rare gold medal struck by Mexico for the Brazilian soccer team to celebrate them as the first to win three World Cups. The historic feat was achieved in 1970 in Mexico, which hosted the World Cup tournament that year.

The medal was purchased in a private sale and recently submitted to NGC, which graded it NGC MS 66 […]

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