Regarding numismatic souvenirs of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair,
Gawain O'Connor of
Bellingham, Washington writes:
There is a nice thread about these on CoinTalk from earlier this year. I have one of the "I've seen one million silver dollars" certificates, too.
Thanks! The E-Sylum doesn't have a corner on the market for interesting numismatic discussions. Above is an image of Gawain's certificate, and here are a few other images from CoinTalk.
To read the complete thread on CoinTalk, see:
Thread: 1962 Seattle World's Fair - Million Silver Dollars Exhibit - Slabbed Dollars Query
Last Sunday as I was putting away the U.S. Mint medal List I'd scanned, guess what I came across? A brochure from the 1962 Seattle World's Fair! It was not the one for the million dollar exhibit, but rather it offered souvenir medals for sale. Here are some images.
Coincidentally, the next day I got an email from David Lange with more information about the Whitman World's Fair medal album. Thanks!
David Lange writes:
I have complete sets of the Century 21 Exposition medals in silver and bronze, including those for the million dollar exhibit of silver dollars. I didn't set out to buy the medals, but this was the only way to get the vintage Whitman Bookshelf album in which they were sold. I needed the album for my collection of same, and I bought the silver set first. I then bought a bronze set in its album, in case I wanted to unload the silver set, but I never did that. It turned out to be a good investment, as silver was only $12/ounce at the time.
While putting the medal back into its album, I noticed that the edge is stamped THE METAL ARTS CO. INC., ROCH., N. Y.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
1962 SEATTLE WORLD'S FAIR DOLLAR DISPLAY BROCHURE
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