Dick Johnson submitted this entry from his Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Terminology. Thanks. -Editor
Map shapes appear in both solid medals and shell medals. These are both solid medals as part of a badge. The New York medal is for the delegate
from that state to a national conference of a fraternal order, the American Legion. The makers mark is on the reverse of the Illinois medal.
Map Shape. Silhouetted medallic items in the shape of some geographic entity, as country, state, province or region. All the states of America have appeared as map
shapes, as well as many provinces of Canada and countries of Europe. Those of most unusual shape (as Italy's boot shape) are quite popular. See UNUSUAL SHAPE, SILHOUETTE.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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