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pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭

I also posted this in the sports section.

The shop I work at just took in a few sterling, and even one gold, marathon medals. Does anyone know where to go to figure out value? There isn't really much that has sold that I could find online. Are they worth more than metal value?

Gold one - 14k 1928 Boston Marathon "8th Prize" medal
Boston Marathon Sterling "Marathon Race" April 1929
Boston Marathon Sterling 1952
Sterling Long Beach Lions Marathon May 19, 1928
Sterling Salisbury Beach 1939 16th Prize
Sterling Long Beach Lions May 19, 1928


  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool medals, no idea on value though...

  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,964 ✭✭✭✭

    I would be shocked if there isn't a ready market for Boston marathon memorabilia.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really neat medals. The sterling ones are worth a premium especially when the scrap value is only a few bucks. The gold one you should be able to get a premium but I’m not 100% sure as the scrap is probably a couple hundred bucks.

    Young Numismatist/collector
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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice medals... Not sure they even have many of these events anymore.... I know the Boston Marathon is still run. Seems these races are just not held now. Cheers, RickO

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