Regarding Dick Johnson's question about Longines Symphonette medals, David Klinger writes:
Last month I opened a box full of medals I had accumulated in the 1960-75 timeframe. Included was a partial set (28) of the
Longines Symphonette Great American Triumphs medals. They were purchased by my Uncle Elmer Reed on a monthly
subscription basis in 1971 and 1972. They came in two-medal boxes
Data included the following:
Mintage: 5,000 (my set is marked P 696 on edge).
Composition: produced in both 99.99% silver, and 92.5% sterling silver. (mine are edge marked sterling)
Size 39mm - slightly larger than a silver dollar.
Weight: 34 grams (1.109 ASW)
I don't know if this helps. I discarded the paperwork which came with the medals keeping only these notes and one of the boxes.
I transferred the medals to one of my many coin cabinets. I never thought much of these types of issues. However, these are
attractive, and well executed medals.
Thanks! This is why stuff like the paperwork accompanying the medals is called "ephemera". It's ephemeral - stuff that lasts a short time but quickly disappears. Yet this stuff often carries valuable information for numismatic researchers. Let's continue the search - can anyone turn up more information on these medals?
To read the earlier E=Sylum article, see:
QUERY: INFORMATION ON LONGINES WITTNAUER MEDALS SOUGHT
Wayne Homren, Editor
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