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    Posted: 01 Apr 2010 at 11:30pm
First off, I'd like to apologize if anything I say comes off as ignorant or misinformed as I know virtually nothing about coins. My grandfather gave me a handful of what appear to be Presidential Coins years ago. After recently digging them up, I've been hard pressed to get any information on them. I'm hoping someone here can shed some light on just what these coins are. Sorry for the horrible pictures, better ones to come.

This is the George Washington coin. The "front" of the coin has a right-side portrait of Washington with the words "George Washington President Of The United States" arching over his head and the date "1789" underneath.


The "back" of the coin shows two hands shaking, with what appears to be a hatchet and a peace pipe crossed in an "X" with the words "Peace and Friendship".


I have about half a dozen other coins with different presidents on them, all with different imagery and wording on the back. Does anyone know what these are??

-Eric
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Looks like a token maybe
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote coincrazy21 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 2010 at 2:53pm
Yes I know. It is a "Peace & Friendship" token/medal. It is made of bronze or some similar type non valuable metal. They are worth anywhere between $2 to $10 each - depending on the condition and who wants to buy them :-)
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Any idea what year/decade they'd be from?
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That particular piece can be purchased today from the mint @ $3.
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As part of a coin collection I inherited from my grandfather I recieved a "Heritage of America Coin Collection" that contained that same medallion along with one for Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Kennedy (apparently they made one for each president that has had their likeness on a coin.  The set is beautiful, and is plaqued as being made exclusively for Joseph G. Helmich (which is my grandfather) and a serial G-3255 and has a framed Certificate of Authenticity.

Some things of note I have found on the set, while they were purchased in the 1960's it contains and Eisenhower Dollar which wasn't minted until the early 70s.
 
 
That isn't my set, but i didn't have the inclination to upload a picture somewhere I could host it...and his is plainly visible
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Nice family heirloom
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote coinshop.com Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 2010 at 5:23pm
Yup coincrazy nailed it.    A side note, the "handshake" on the back is the same used on the modern nickel.........
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Heritage of America, Kennedy Mint   Case and coins intact perfect condition, does any one know the approximate worth  There are 85 coins mounted .  Gypsy 10
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