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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 9, March 1, 2009, Article 19

2009 PORTLAND NATIONAL MONEY SHOW MEDALS OFFERED

Another medal that may be of interest to readers is described below by Larry Gaye. -Editor
These medals not only celebrate the National Money Show here in Portland but the sesquicentennial of the State of Oregon which accounts for the reverse design based on the Oregon Trail half dollar. The obverse logo is the logo of the Willamette Coin Club (WCC) the primary host club with the co-host Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) included in the logo. To my knowledge we as an organization are the only source of medals for the celebration of Oregonís 150th Anniversary.

The Northwest Territorial Mint of Auburn, Washington produced the medals, which are of the highest quality. The sets are limited to a total of 200 of which 110 sets have already been sold. We have a good supply of silver and bronze but the orders from ANA are really hitting hard now from the pre-convention sales with the sets as the most popular item. The medal size is 39mm; the silver is .999, and the copper is pure.

2009 Oregon ANA Bronze Medal 2009 Oregon ANA Silver Medal


The logo for the WCC was initially designed by WCC club member John Tofte and NTM's rendering for medal striking was supervised by noted Oregon celator Greg Franck-Weiby of Silverton, Oregon. Greg is the celator of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in this area and has designed many medalettes for both the PNNA and WCC for their conventions as well as the medals for the 2004 ANA National Money Show in Portland. The Norwest Territorial Mint will also be manning a coin press at the show striking special hot struck medalettes for sale.

A special exhibit award based on the State of Oregonís official celebration of the sesquicentennial was developed by the ANA to the exhibit that best exemplifies the Oregon Trail numismatically.

Credit Card orders can be made through the ANA website or the official application in The Numismatist. To order directly from the WCC/PNNA send a check or money order, no credit cards, to the Willamette Coin Club (www.pdxcoinclub.org) at:

WCC
C/o Larry Gaye
PO Box 1456
Beaverton, Or. 97075-1456

Checks should be made out to the Willamette Coin Club or WCC. You will not be disappointed; these are quite stunning reeded edge proof medals. I can be contacted by phone at 503 579 6416 or email light.man@verizon.net.



Wayne Homren, Editor

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