2020 – Collections: Medallions and Other Metallicaca

(ignore May 1, 2017 publish date – this was published on April 10, 2020)

                Yes – I’m the mayor, I’m the captain…………….and I’m packin’.

 

There’s no rhyme or reason to any of this, so – with a couple of exceptions – I’m just gonna post these items in the alphabetical order of the folders they’re in.

“Badges” worked out well for an opener, so it’s on to:

 

BERGEN COUNTY PIPES & DRUMS:

 

E PLURIBUS UNUM:

 

FIREFIGHTERS:

My mother grew up in Williston Park, L.I. – right next to Albertson and she was quite impressed with this. The rest of the world? Not so much.

 

 

GARDEN STATE GAMES:

 

THE GREAT MAPLE LEAF AND EAGLE ROAD:

“CN” is the Canadian National Railway.

 

LAKEHURST:

Lakehurst is where the Hindenberg disaster occurred in 1937. It’s also where some friends and I would go circa 1971 when they had surplus sales in a hanger.

 

METAL FINISHING:

 

MORRO BAY:

A cool little Pacific Coast town that I visited twice in the 80s and home of Morro Rock – the Gibraltar of the Pacific. Pix of that can be found here: https://iaintjustmusic.bobleafe.com/?p=770

 

NOVA CAESAREA:

This is actually another name for “New Jersey”. Don’t believe me?

http://westjersey.org/wjh_nova.htm

And that’s why this commemorative item for New Jersey’s Tercentennial has that name on the 1664 side.

Related: Another NJ Tercentenary item……….this one in .925 silver:

 

PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL:

 

RUSSIA:

 

SCHRAALENBURGH (what?):

Blame (or praise) our early Dutch settlers for this one.

 

SETON HALL:

 

SPORTS MEDALS:

If this is for a high jump, why is a naked sprinter shown on the front?

 

OK, so it’s not a sports medal……….

 

TETERBORO:

Never heard of Bendix Airport? Teterboro’s name was changed to Bendix in 1937 and back to Teterboro in 1943 (you HAVE heard of Teterboro Airport, right?). Any-way, this is pretty rare.

 

U.S. SENATE:

A friend of mine gave these to me.

 

VILLAGE OF BERGEN:

I don’t know why I have two of these.

BTW: this village was in Hudson County – NOT Bergen County.

 

WEATHERTRON PIONEERS:

I never heard of them either……..but it DOES have that Davy Crockett look that no child of the 50s can resist.

 

 

    THE OUT-OF-ALPHABETICAL-ORDER EXCEPTIONS:

 

Picture #2 should explain the near-headliner status of this 101-year-old coin:

(no relation that I know of)

 

And for the grand finale, I give you both sides of a VERY patriotic-looking troy ounce of .999 silver, encased in plastic.

The front:

 

Y’all ready for the flip?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yikes! Talk about packin’………..

 

 

 

 

I think we’re just about done here. What more is there to say, except………

 

 

STAY SAFE!

 

…….and in the words of every stripper in the country with a lisp:

 

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