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To celebrate the re-opening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). They are selling many souvenirs. This is the one that caught my eye because of the quality, oh yeah and it is perfect for my hobby. This one is described and sold as a coin but I would call it a medal.
The design is detailed and the overall appearance is high quality. Judging by other souvenirs it was not a unique design and is on everything from coasters to magnets. The front has bison in their natural habitat. The back has the main entrance to the museum.
This is what is known as a custom coin, again it has no denomination or redeemable value so I would call it a medal or medallion. This one was made by American based company Northwest Territorial Mint.
When ordered by the hundreds it has a unit price of anywhere from $7.00 to $8.50 depending on finish and base metal. They use a proprietary brass and alloy system along with something called "Splash Minting" which is never well described. These are thick rounds so basically they get pounded between two dies and a collar. No exact formula is given for copper and other metal content but judging by the lack or red it is lower than most copper or brass coins.
Retail value is $14.99 plus tax but I think it is worth it. As far as I can tell it is only by visiting the AMNH itself can someone get this "coin". The website does not show it for the museum or at the company, maybe an email or phone call can have a personal shopper at the museum help. Visiting nwtmint.com you see plenty of other types of coin related items like true medals, real coins, and silver bullets. Say what you want but I think silver bullets are so cool.
Here are the stats for this...
Type/Country: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall / United States
Year: Unknown (2012 most likely)
Mintage: Unknown (Seems like about 1,000 cannot be sure)
Metal: Brass Alloy core, Antique Bronze finish
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Obverse Writing: THEODORE ☆ ROOSEVELT ☆ MEMORIAL ☆ HALL ☆
THERE CAN BE NO GREATER ISSUE THAN THAT OF CONSERVATION IN THE COUNTRY
Reverse Writing: AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
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