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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 29, July 19, 2009, Article 16

MORE ON EARTHQUAKE MEDALS

Leon Saryan writes:
There are a number of medals issued commemorating the 1988 earthquake in Armenia, which devastated about 1/4 of the country and killed 25,000 people.


Leon provided these images. A nice sub-genre of numismatics, and timely because of this week's earthquakes in New Zealand which triggered a tsunami watch. Coincidentally, there was also a smaller quake on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Dick Hanscom wasn't kidding - they DO have a lot of quakes there.

How do I know this? Well, I checked the U.S. Geological Survey's web site: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.html)

-Editor


Armenian Earthquake Medal Obv Armenian Earthquake Medal Rev


Earthquake Medal Onza Obv Earthquake Medal Onza Rev


To read the previous E-Sylum article, see: MORE ON EARTHQUAKE TOKENS AND MEDALS (http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n28a14.html)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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