Founding of the Republic of China

60th Anniversary. Medal

              This article is credited to Michael Wilson of the North Shore Numismatic Society. This silver medal was struck by Taiwan on National Day, October 10, 1971, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. It features a portrait of, then president Chiang Kai-shek on the obverse, along with the inscription “The 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China” The reverse features two joined Chinese characters for the number “10”  (++) symbolizing the tenth day of the tenth month of 1911, the day of the Wuchang…

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Token Talk: Royal Canadian Legion medallion

Royal Canadian Legion

Token Talk with Duff Malkin The weekend of the 23rd and 24th April was a weekend of the Kerrisdale Days.  When I arrived I saw several booths outside of some of the banks and stores. Always looking for things numismatic, and even bank coupons will do, but not expecting anything, for Kerrisdale is not a great place to pick up tokens, I nevertheless looked for things and came across the Royal Canadian Legion booth. One also always looks at anything RCL because there are a few people interested in the military aspect of things. Thereon was a small plastic bag with what appeared…

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Little-known Medal marks Nazi-Zionist co-operation in 1933

Nazi Zionist Medal

Ein Nazi faehrt nach Palestina (A Nazi  travels to Palestine) It was a struck by [ Goebbels’ ] Berlin daily Der Angriff to commemorate  the co-operation and support given by the Zionist Jewish Agency in helping to make Germany “Judenfrei”. It also commemorate  joint visit to Zionist Palestine by SS officer Leopold von Mildenstein and Zionist Federation official Kurt Tuchler. A series of articles on their tour, appearing under the heading “A Nazi Travels to Palestine,” appeared in Der Angriff in late 1934. “The Star of David side inscription reads: EIN NAZI FÄHRT NACH PALÄSTINA — A Nazi Travels to Palestine. The Swastika side inscription is UND ERZÄHLT DAVON IM Angriff — And tells…

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Patron Saint of Numismatists

 Did you know that there is a patron saint of numismatists? His name is St. Eligius. Eligius was born near Limoges in France in 590.  He became an extremely skillful metalsmith and was appointed master of the mint under King Clotaire II of Paris. Eligius developed a close friendship with the King and his reputation as an outstanding metalsmith became widespread. Eligius later fulfilled his desire to serve God as a priest, after being ordained in 640. Then he was made bishop of Noyon and Tournai.  Eligius died on 1 December 659 or 660 and was buried at Noyon.  He is the patron…

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