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An interesting and rare/unique medal from the 1939 NY World's Fair.

MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭✭✭

I saw the listing linked below at a Stack's Auction as I was browsing lots this morning. It is a one-ounce Platinum Medal issued in conjunction with the 1939 New York World's Fair. It comes with a mailer, OGP if you will, which makes it even more interesting because the medal is dated 1939 and the mailer is dated 1949. As mentioned in the lot description the fair also had a SC$ struck in Palladium by the same company, Baker Platinum Division of Engelhard Industries, Inc.

Has anyone here ever seen one of these or heard of one being sold/owned by a collector. Thanks in advance.



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    LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dont really know much about it, but I will say there is also a matching 5oz Platinum piece out there...

    There is a completed auction for a 1oz platinum from a few years ago, the piece was in better condition and brought double Platinum spot if I recall correctly, I found a picture I stored locally

    There are also Palladium pieces with a different design , from the same worlds fair.

    I like these "vintage bullions' and have inquired about them in the past through Jeff Shevlin, but he didn't have to much info on them either.

    Good luck in your search , I'll keep an eye on this thread for more info

    It's all about what the people want...

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is another example of this forum at its best. Information on an obscure piece leads to even more information on it and other related pieces! :)

    All glory is fleeting.
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    Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭✭✭


    BHNC #248 … 108 and counting.

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Certainly interesting piece, considering its ties to Engelhard and how popular that brand was/is.

    Great post

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    MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is neat. I have not seen anything like it and now I know why. You should post it over on the precious metals page...

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