BOLEN COLLECTION SURFACES
At the ANA convention in Portland, I purchased a copy of Edwin
Johnson's rare 1882 monograph, "J. A. Bolen's Medals, Cards, and
Fac-Similes" The book lists all items produced by the die sinker.
It came in handy recently when I looked at a marvelous, large
collection of Bolen medals. Not only did the collection contain
multiple high-grade varieties of the Bolen medals, it included
several of Bolen's actual die punches. I wish I could say I own
the collection, but it's still a neat "Show–N–Tell topic for
Wayne Homren, Editor
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