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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 34, August 20, 2006, Article 17

CAPE COD WATER CHANNEL MEDAL SOLD

According to an August 16 article in The Cape Cod Times, a rare medal
from the opening of a seven-mile canal connecting Cape Cod Bay and
Buzzards Bay traded hands recently.

"A jazz band leader who cruises the Cape Cod Canal every Sunday bought
a rare bronze medallion commemorating that water channel on eBay
yesterday.

The medallion likely was minted to mark the opening of the canal
in 1914, according to the Cape Cod Times' archive. Only a handful
are known to exist."

"The coin is nearly 3 inches in diameter. It is marked from Reed &
Barton, a Taunton silversmith company. On the front of the coin two
women, one likely a Pilgrim and one an American Indian, shake hands.

Two similar medallions are at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center in
Sandwich.

The 7-mile canal connects Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay.

In addition to his musical link to the canal, with 26 years of
performances on its waters, Childs is a rare coin collector, too."

To read the complete article (and view an image of the medal), see: Full Story

[Is anyone familiar with this medal?  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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