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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 37, September 13, 2009, Article 15

MORE ON ANNIVERSARY TERMINOLOGY

Jan Monroe writes:

This topic is a major theme of the book I am writing on Official State Anniversary Medals. I can say without a doubt that I have not seen any medals with many of the Gustavis Style names.

For example, the 25th anniversary medals usually just use 25th. For the 50th anniversary most medals use semi-centennial for 19th century medals and 50th for 20th century medals. Some also use golden anniversary (which I assume is based on wedding anniversaries).

For the 75th anniversary most use diamond or 75th. Centennial, bicentennial, tricentennial (or tercentenary) are also common. Quadricentennial are uncommon but mainly because the U.S. is not that old. I suspect the rest of the names given are too much of a mouth full for the average citizen.

To read the complete article, see: MORE ON ANNIVERSARY TERMINOLOGY (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n36a13.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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