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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 2, January 8, 2006, Article 11

COLLECTION DES HOMMES ILLUSTRES INFORMATION SOUGHT

Bob Fritsch writes: "My question is a simple one --
does anyone know about this series which appeared
around 1830+ in Switzerland?  The medallist I am
studying, Antoine Bovy, did a few of them, but I
have never seen anything else in the same series
by other medallists.

Appearing around the same time were two French series,
GALERIE METALLIQUE DES GRAND HOMMES FRANÇAIS and SERIES
NUMISMATICA UNIVERSALIS VIRORUM ILLUSTRUM.  If one
wants to extrapolate to modern times, maybe a comparison
with the Franklin Mint who issues medal series like
THE INVENTORS OF GRASS SEED could be made.

In particular I am looking for the names of the medals
in all three series, and most importantly, printed
references about them.  Just the reference would be
valuable to my research.   A Happy New Year to all!"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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