VOLUME 133 JANUARY 2020
for collectors of coins, medals, tokens & paper money
Photo: Robert B. Kelley Material: Tom Rochovansky
Laura Gardin Fraser’s Washington & the Gold $5 The U.S. Mint took a design for the 1932 quarter and repurposed it for a 1999 commemorative. Mitchel Olszak
TERRITORIAL GOLD Bob Bair
MEDALS Tom Lopez, Ph.D.
CENTRAL AMERICAN COINAGE Brian Stickney
Hershfield-Mitchell Fractional “Coins” Kansas jewelers who struck promotional pieces inspired by California gold raised the suspicions of federal authorities.
A Night at the Holborn Medals struck for valued patrons of an upscale 20th-century London restaurant are highly collectable today.
Short-Lived Legacies A variety of factors contributed to the ephemeral nature of some coins issued by Central American countries.
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