Friday, May 20, 2011

History Channel Medalet

Do you have a medal and want to know its value? Leave a comment/

Got this little piece in the mail with a solicitation to join the History Channel Club. It was glued to the letter which I half read before shredding.

Medalet, Medal, Medallion
Let us throw up some definitions:
  1. Medalet = no value or trade, round, two-sided, less than 25mm
  2. Medal = no value or trade, round, two-sided, between 25mm - 80mm
  3. Medallion = no value or trade, round, two-sided, more than 80mm
Of course these are not official and exceptions to the "rules" are common. Often the term token or coin are used and while not accurate are fine as a general term. Just in case you think it ends there the terms tondo, circular relief, tablet, plaque, and plaquette all fall under the non-token/non-coin category.

 

This one has a die crack, common among tokens and medals it usually adds no value.

Funny thing about value. On eBay someone was selling 100 of these for $5.00 meaning each one is $0.05. Also online someone sold one for $18.00. The average sellers price is $3.00 but for an advertising medal it seems too high.

Here are the stats for this token and the coin itself...
Type/Country: History Channel Club / United States
Year: Unknown
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Unknown
Weight: 1.80 grams
Diameter: 21 millimeters
Thickness: 1/32 inch (I enjoy mixing up measurement standards)
Obverse Writing: THE HISTORY CHANNEL CLUB
Reverse Writing: 17 76
Value: $0.10 

Typical Americana designs of an eagle, union shield, Liberty bell, arrows, and leaves are on it but not with typical symbolic meaning.

Do you have a medalet and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

15 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

I did some CRHing, I found a 1955-D nickel in VG-F. I also found a 1945-S Si G-VG or F condition. How much are they worth?

Man said...

1955-D nickel in VG-F about $0.07
1945-S Si G-VG or F condition about $2.00

Kelly said...

I thought of you the other day, as I do more regularly that I should probably admit, when I received a 1964-D nickel and a 1966-P dime in the same hand of change. I found it unusual, for some reason.

Anyway, in comparing the nickel to a 1946 nickel that I have, I found that the older nickel's font was much more "crisp" even though they are nearly the same state of wear. I first thought it was due to the different composition of metals wearing differently, but at a closer look, the fonts seem just a tad different. Just thought I would share. :)

Man said...

Anyway, in comparing the nickel to a 1946 nickel that I have, I found that the older nickel's font was much more "crisp" even though they are nearly the same state of wear. I first thought it was due to the different composition of metals wearing differently, but at a closer look, the fonts seem just a tad different.

There have been minor changes but in general older coins have sharper designs because of the machines. Newer machines are more efficient and strike more coins and uses less pressure.

Kelly, I often read your blog but do not comment because I feel I may offend since I have strong feelings about most of the subject matters.

That said I was forced to read 'Women Who Run With the Wolves' in college and quickly offended everyone when I wrote an A+ paper of how this book is ridiculous but entertaining.

Obsolete Currency said...

I've got one of those History Medalet's too, although I got it from my dad, which I'm sure he received in the mail. I'm surprised people are trying to rip everyone off by charging $18 for one.

Man said...

I'm surprised people are trying to rip everyone off by charging $18 for one.

Some auctions started at $1 and went to $10, I do not understand.

Anonymous said...

Hi I was just handed a bag of old coins from my aunt, I wanted to know if there is anything special in it. Here's the list:

Mexico:

1 Peso:
1963
1971
1975
1978
50 Centavos:
1978
20 Centavos:
1954
1976
5 Centavos:
1958

Italy:

10 Lire 1955
50 Lire 1971

Yugoslavia:

50 Dinar 1955
5 Para 1973

Austria:

1 schilling 1959

UK:

2 schillings 1948

Nederlands:

5 cents:
1958
1961

10 Cents 1974

Denmark:

10 Ore 1972
5 Ore 1973

Sweden:

25 Ore 1954

Also, there were two 1 Peso notes in it, there in rough shape, but still intact, I was wondering if there's any easy way to date them.

Thank you so much.

Man said...

Mexico:

1 Peso:
1963 about $2.00
1971 about $0.20
1975 about $0.25
1978 about $0.30
50 Centavos:
1978 about $0.15
20 Centavos:
1954 about $0.35
1976 about $0.10
5 Centavos:
1958 about $0.15

Italy:

10 Lire 1955 about $0.10
50 Lire 1971 about $0.10

Yugoslavia:

50 Dinar 1955 about $0.25
5 Para 1973 about $0.10

Austria:

1 schilling 1959 about $0.25

UK:

2 schillings 1948 about $0.20

Nederlands:

5 cents:
1958 about $0.10
1961 about $0.10

10 Cents 1974 about $0.15

Denmark:

10 Ore 1972 about $0.10
5 Ore 1973 about $0.05

Sweden:

25 Ore 1954 about $0.20

Also, there were two 1 Peso notes in it, there in rough shape, but still intact, I was wondering if there's any easy way to date them.
They should have dates somewhere on them but if not just list the denomination and describe the front and back with some details and maybe I can date them.

Anonymous said...

is newyorkmint.com and govmint.com trustworthy coin websites?

Man said...

is newyorkmint.com and govmint.com trustworthy coin websites?

They are overpriced but aside from that most people have few legitimate complaints.

I have never used them and probably never would.

Kelly said...

I think my secret is safe here: I tried but didn't get far into Women Who Run With Wolves. It just didn't grab me like other books have.

It is interesting that you read my blog, but do not comment. I can handle your strong opinions, as long as it isn't that you, say, strongly dislike me, for instance. ;)

I'd like to hear from you, actually, I know you've got some smart things to say. It doesn't really matter if they are what I want to hear or not.

Man said...

I know you've got some smart things to say. It doesn't really matter if they are what I want to hear or not.

Well I have nothing sage to say and all I can hope is that you keep safe.

Kelly said...

Funny, I've found that people who are able to use the word 'sage' are usually the ones with the most sage advice to give.

The least you could do is email me sometime when you're bored.

Man said...

Ok your still at the lonestar email?

Kelly said...

Yeah, that's my direct line.