A little something different for the Dark Siders

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A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by vampicker » Sun May 17, 2020 12:30 am

Just picked this up last week. A Society of Medalists issue by Anthony DeFrancisci, the designer of the Peace Dollar.
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by bhinkle » Sun May 17, 2020 8:24 am

Pretty cool John, I see lightening bolts and stars.
What type of metal is it?
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by vampicker » Sun May 17, 2020 10:59 am

Lightly antiqued silver over bronze. Around 72mm and heavy. 1st variant from 1935
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by dave700x » Sun May 17, 2020 11:54 am

That is very cool! Given the unusual shape I have to ask how it was produced. :?:
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by vampicker » Sun May 17, 2020 2:09 pm

It has to be cast. My image doesn't really convey the relief of the obverse. And those lightning bolts are continuous, wrapping around the edge. It was made by the Medallic Art Co,
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by raynat3 » Sun May 17, 2020 2:16 pm

Interesting, piece of history. I have to say the first thing that came to mind was the shape and then a Girl Scout cookie box emblem.

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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by vampicker » Sun May 17, 2020 2:32 pm

I thought this had to be cast, but Alexander's book on the subject strongly suggests this was struck. As such, I'm even more amazed by it.
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by CascadeChris » Sun May 17, 2020 2:36 pm

vampicker wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 2:32 pm
I thought this had to be cast, but Alexander's book on the subject strongly suggests this was struck. As such, I'm even more amazed by it.
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by messydesk » Sun May 17, 2020 2:37 pm

Very cool! If struck, I'd think it would be a rather different process than we're used to talking about.
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by Geseas » Sun May 17, 2020 3:00 pm

"Let the Truth." Is Fiat Veto?
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by vampicker » Sun May 17, 2020 3:05 pm

The other medals in the series are clearly struck until you get to the much later years.
The image should give you some idea of the relief involved. That's a Morgan Dollar on the left

...and yeah, this will undoubtedly be the subject of a future 'About VAMs' column
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by shortnock » Sun May 17, 2020 5:21 pm

Nice pickin'.
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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by vampicker » Sun May 17, 2020 5:35 pm

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Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Post by VamHelsing » Sun May 17, 2020 8:58 pm

What's the grade? :D :D

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