Several readers chimed in on the St. Eligius medal Pabitra Saha asked about last week. Thanks, everyone.
Howard A. Daniel III writes:
I bought the Saint Eligius medal that was in your last issue of The E-Sylum, and owned one for many years. I know I bought it sometime after coming back to the USA in 1973 after being stationed overseas for ten years, but I cannot remember the exact date. I mentioned it to a numismatist back in the 1990s and he was interested in it, so I mailed it to him because I was trying to slim down my miscellaneous collection. I think it came in a holder and with an information card/certificate but my memory has faded a lot about it. Hope this information helps Pabitra Saha in finding out more about it.
Joe Levine writes:
This medal was issued sometime in the middle 1960's (?) by the Washington, D.C. coin dealer, Phil Lampkin. Phil was the proprietor of Washington Coin Exchange located on Vermont Avenue.
Dick Hanscom writes:
I believe it was made by the Van Brook Mint, Lexington, KY. There is one on eBay right now.
Thanks. The eBay listing says the medal was made in 1966.
To read the eBay listing, see:
1966- PATRON SAINT OF NUMISMATICS MEDAL BY VAN BROOK MINT OF LEXINGTON
Serge Pelletier writes:
Doug Andrews published an article in The Numismatist (circa 1994) on St. Eligius. Claude Proulx, a numismatist from the Montréal (Quebec) area promoted the patron saint of numismatist considerably in the 1990s. He even created the Knights of St. Eligius. Selected recipients were given a beautiful, large, pewter medal Claude had made. Among recipients were Frank Gasparro (Texas), Doug Andrews, and Bret Evans (editor of Canadian Coin News)
Dick Hanscom adds:
There is a very large medal of St. Eloi (Eligius) by the Paris Mint. It is huge, about 115mm.
To read the complete article, see:
SOME IMAGES FROM PABITRA SAHA: OCTOBER 27, 2013
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