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MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'm trying to ascertain the weight of a medal I own and need help with the weight of its counterpart, HK-220a Bronze. Low relief. If you happen to have this medal or know what its weight is I'd appreciate the help. Thanks in advance.

Maywood.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is what I hate about SCDs. They are always referenced only by the "HK" #.

    If you don't have the relevant reference book then it's meaningless.

    Many people (me included) are no doubt driven away from SCDs because of this. There are lots of issues that would interest me but unless I see a picture of one, I'll never know it exists. :/

    Any way, no idea what an "HK-220a Bronze Low relief" is but hopefully a member of the exclusive SCD secret society will weigh in with the answer. :)

  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 807 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 8, 2023 9:17AM

    There is a website that lists many of the so-called dollars contained in the H & K so-called dollar book. I don't know whether or not it lists them all, but certainly lists many. I don't know who maintains the website but it does seem pretty all-inclusive. It includes pictures of many of the so-called dollars.

    Here is the website. https://www.so-calleddollars.com/index.html

    In the last few months I have been more interested in the so-called dollars. There are literally hundreds of them, commemorating many events both local and national. It is amazing to see some of the examples of These items.

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said: This is what I hate about SCDs. They are always referenced only by the "HK" #.
    If you don't have the relevant reference book then it's meaningless.
    Any way, no idea what an "HK-220a Bronze Low relief" is but hopefully a member of the exclusive SCD secret society will weigh in with the answer. :)

    Well, well, a little testy this morning, aren't we!! :D

    I have a link to use, but it took me about 20 seconds to open "Google" and search on So-Called Dollars to get to the same page, then another 10 seconds to locate HK-220. In all, probably less time than it took you to type out that rant but I'm sure you feel better for having done it. Carry on............................

    The link for JBK is below.

    https://so-calleddollars.com/index.html

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Maywood said:
    @JBK said: This is what I hate about SCDs. They are always referenced only by the "HK" #.
    If you don't have the relevant reference book then it's meaningless.
    Any way, no idea what an "HK-220a Bronze Low relief" is but hopefully a member of the exclusive SCD secret society will weigh in with the answer. :)

    Well, well, a little testy this morning, aren't we!! :D

    I have a link to use, but it took me about 20 seconds to open "Google" and search on So-Called Dollars to get to the same page, then another 10 seconds to locate HK-220. In all, probably less time than it took you to type out that rant but I'm sure you feel better for having done it. Carry on............................

    The link for JBK is below.

    https://so-calleddollars.com/index.html

    You aren't good at interpreting internet posts - you read too much into my comments. It wasn't intended to be "testy" or a "rant", but your reply does serve to validate my impression of the SCD field. I gave honest feedback that could help broaden the collector base, but I guess SCD people aren't interested in that. ;)

    But then, I already knew that was the case, hence my comments. :)

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You weren't trying to be helpful, you were ranting and trying to be cute and insulting. If you are driven away and have no interest in So-Called Dollars, why would you enter a thread title asking for SC$ help and comment negatively??

    Stay safe, have a nice day and educate yourself. Than maybe you'll have something of interest and value to say about this interesting area of Exonumia.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 17, 2023 6:23PM

    @Glen2022 said:
    There is a website that lists many of the so-called dollars contained in the H & K so-called dollar book. I don't know whether or not it lists them all, but certainly lists many. I don't know who maintains the website but it does seem pretty all-inclusive. It includes pictures of many of the so-called dollars.

    Here is the website. https://www.so-calleddollars.com/index.html

    In the last few months I have been more interested in the so-called dollars. There are literally hundreds of them, commemorating many events both local and national. It is amazing to see some of the examples of These items.

    This such a wonderful site and makes collecting So-Called Dollars a pleasure. Thanks to @jonathanb for maintaining it!

    I wish there was something like this website for Civil War Tokens, Merchant Tokens and others.

    By the way, here's HK-220a:

    1892 Medal HK-220a Bronze Low Relief World's Columbian Exposition, BN (Regular Strike)

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if he is still around, but try tmot99 - he is an advanced collector/researcher of WCE exonumia. From an old post 10 years ago. Good luck. With all the gilt, bronze, silver, and copper varieties of SCD's I've often wondered why CoinFacts or So-Called Dollar websites do not list weights.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said: I've often wondered why CoinFacts or So-Called Dollar websites do not list weights.

    This would be nice, but I have also advocated for years now that it would be helpful if PCGS/NGC would list that on an insert or offer, for a nominal fee, to have that sort of information included on an insert. It would be helpful.

  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,638 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've always liked these. We have 1st and 2nd ed. H-K books in our reference library but don't have Eglit. Does anyone know if the old Eglit reference had weights?
    Also... If enough folks wanted it, I'm sure people who own SCDs could also voluntarily weigh their pieces and submit the figures to the SCD site...gradually you'd have a preponderance of weight figures/ranges that way. Just a thought.


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @telehoto1 Great idea, except so many are in holders. I still think the Grading companies should offer weights on their verification sites. It might make a handy thread for all the raw SCD owners to post their items weight. May be very helpful. Perhaps a post for just that thing.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

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