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A SELECTION OF MEDALS LISTED BY COUNTRY AND REGION

(This section updated on Sunday, December 9, 2007)

ALGERIA

1845, Algeria. ABD EL KADAR & THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. AE 67mm. Obv: Bust, left. Rev: Lengthy biographical inscription in English. Cf. Escande 24 (variety with French inscription). Extremely fine. $150

ANGOLA

1962, Angola. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF NOVA LISBOA. AE 80mm. Obv: Almost facing bust of General Morton de Matos. Rev: A monument. Extremely fine. $75

ANTARCTICA

1982, Antarctica/Brazil. FIRST BRAZILIAN EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA. AE 70mm. Obv: Penguins with ships in the background. Rev: Inscription above two logos. Extremely fine. $125

ARGENTINA

1915, Argentina. TRIBUTE TO GENERAL ROCA. AE plaquette 88mm x 74mm. Obv: Allegorical figures below a circular portrait. Military and naval scenes in the background. Rev: An inscribed tablet decorated with a wreath and festoons. Extremely fine. $60

BAHAMAS

1964, Bahamas. CONSTITUTION DAY. Silvered-AE 39mm. Obv: Crowned bust of Elizabeth II, right. Rev: A crowned armorial shield. Extremely fine. $60

BAVARIA

Undated (1901), Germany. 80TH BIRTHDAY OF LUITPOL, PRINCE REGENT OF BAVARIA. By Dalberger. AE-gilt55mm. Obv: Bust of Luitpol facing three-quarters right. Rev: Lions supporting a crowned armorial shield. Extremely fine. $75

BELGIAN CONGO

1959, Belgian-Congo. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BANK OF BELGIAN CONGO. AE 70mm. Obv: An elephant. Rev: Two buildings. Some slight spots, otherwise extremely fine. $100

BELGIUM

1956, Belgium. THE BELGIAN DYNASTY. Plaquette 83mm x 69mm. Obv: Conjoined busts, left, of the Belgian kings. Rev: Inscription. Extremely fine. $65

BOTSWANA

1976, Botswana. 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE. Silver 38mm. Obv: A rhinoceros, gazelle and zebra. Rev: Inscription. Proof finish. $35

BRUNEI

1972, Brunei/Great Britain. VISIT OF ELIZABETH II TO BRUNEI. Cupro-nickel 57mm. Obv: Bust of the Sultan of Brunei facing right. Rev: Bust of Elzabeth II facing right. Extremely fine. $50

CANADA

1927, Canada. DIAMOND JUBILEE OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA. By B. Mackennal and R. Delamarre. AE 76mm. Obv: Crowned bust of George V, left. Rev: An allegorical figure of Canada. BHM 4214. Very with several nicks and bumps to its edges. SOLD

CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

1968, Cape Verde/Portugal. VISIT OF GRAVEIRO LOPES TO CAPE VERDE. AE 60mm. Obv: bust, left. Rev: Three shields and a wreath. Extrmely fine. $75

THE CARIBBEAN

Undated (circa 1950s), France/The Caribbean. "THE COLOMBIE." AE 59mm. Obv: A woman with a platter of fruit on her head, palm tree and map of the Caribbean. Rev: The ship. Very fine. $90

CEYLON

Undated (circa 1900), Ceylon. NUWARA ELIYA DOG SHOW. Silver 38mm. Obv: The heads of three wild animals. Rev: Inscription. Cased. Extremely fine. Sorry, SOLD

CHAD

1938, Chad. THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY. AE 62mm. Obv: A caduceus and symbols of commerce, agriculture and industry. Rev: An armorial shield. A couple of lighter spots and color slightly uneven on the reverse, otherwise extremely fine. $75

CHILE

Undated (circa 1940's), Chile. TRIBUTE TO BERNARDO O'HIGGINS. AE 70mm. Obv: Uniformed bust, right. Rev: The "Legion of Merit" of Chile. Very fine. $50 

CHINA

1976, China. CONFUCIUS. Struck at the Paris Mint by Lagriffoul. AE 97mm. Obv: An almost facing bust of Confucius. Rev: A stylized tower and clouds. Number 55 of a limited edition. Extremely fine. $125

CORSICA

1961, Corsica. AJACCIO AIRPORT. Unsigned. AE 63mm. Obv: An airport above the airport. Rev: Snakes entwined around a winged anchor. Extremely fine. $50

CUBA

1950, Cuba. CENTENARY OF THE RAISING OF THE FIRST CUBAN FLAG. Silver 75mm. Obv: Troops and a fire in a city square. Rev: The Cuban flag. Extremely fine. $250

CZECHOLSLOVAKIA

1935, Czechoslovakia. TOMAS MASARYK, PRESIDENT. By Lucien Bazor. AE 68mm. Obv: Bust, right. Rev: A lighted torch and shield. Extremely fine. $90 

DENMARK

1776, Denmark. CHRISTIAN VII. By Daniel J. Adzer. Silver 53mm. Obv: Bust, right. Rev: Inscription. Very fine, slight dig on the reverse. $250

DUBAI

1975, Dubai. SHEIKH RAHID BIN AL-MAKTOUM. AE 51mm. Obv: Almost facing bust. Rev: Stylized sails. Extremely fine. $25

EGYPT

1869, Egypt. OPENING OF THE SUEZ CANAL. By Oscar Roty. Silver 38mm. Obv: An allegorical female figure standing before another, seated female. Rev: Inscription. A small edge bump, otherwise extremely fine. $125

1960, Egypt. OPENING OF THE ELECTRICAL POWER STATION AT THE ASWAN DAM. Silver 61mm. Obv: A view of the dam and the power station. Rev: Arabic inscription. Extremely fine. $75

FALKLAND ISLANDS

1983, Falkland Islands / Great Britain. VISIT OF MARGARET THATCHER. Silver 57mm. Obv: Bust, left. Rev: A lion with a shield. Proof finish. $75

FAROE ISLANDS

FINLAND

FRANCE

1985, France. "FRANCE," DEPARTMENTAL OFFICE OF TOURISM. By Pierre Turin. AE 81mm. Obv: Various French landmarks set against a female bust. Rev: Inscription. Extremely fine. $75

GREECE

1880, Greece/Great Britain. RECEPTION FOR GEORGE I, KING OF GREECE, IN THE CITY OF LONDON. By G.G. Adams. AE 76mm. Obv: Londinia accompanied by Britannia welcoming Hellas. St. Paul's Cathedral and the PArthenon in the background. BHM 3077, Welch 16. 400 struck. Some light handling in the fields, otherwise extremely fine. (This is a finer medal than suggested by the illustration). $625

GUADELOUPE

1953, Guadeloupe. CENTENARY OF THE BANK OF GUADELOUPE. AE 59mm. Obv: The head of a native. Rev: A ship and a map of the island. Extremely fine. $225

GUINEA BISSAU

1946, Guinea Bissau. 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF GUINEA BISSAU. AE 80mm. Obv: Bust of Nuno Tristao, left. Rev: A three-sailed ship. Extremely fine. SOLD ($90)

1971, Guinea  Bissau. SECOND NATIONAL EXPOSITION. AE 80mm. Obv: A monument. Rev: A hand holding a word, another pushing a plow. Extremely fine. $75

GUYANA

1955, Guyana. CENTENARY OF THE BANK OF GUYANA. AE 59mm. Obv: A pair of toucans. Rev: A pair of anteaters supporting a shield. Extremely fine. $225

INDIA

1911, India. DELHI DURBAR FOR THE CORONATION OF GEORGE V. By the Calcutta Mint. Silver 38mm. Obv: Conjoined, crowned busts of George V and Queen Mary, left. Rev: Inscription in Urdu. Puddester 911.2.1. Original ring for suspension. Some uneven patches of darker toning, extremely fine. $125

IRAN

1962, Iran. COMPLETION OF THE SEFID ROUD DAM. AE 61mm. Obv: A view of the dam. Rev: Inscription in Arabic and French. Extremely fine. Sorry, SOLD

IRELAND

Undated (circa 1860), Ireland. ORANGE ASSOCIATION. By J.C. Parkes. AE 39mm. Obv: Laureate bust of William III, left. Rev: A crowned harp above crossed flags. BHM 2666 (Only recorded in AE-gilt RRR). Very fine with some slight edge nicks. Extremely rare. $275

ISLE OF WIGHT

Undated (circa 1930s), Great Britain, Isle of Wight. ISLE OF WIGHT GUN CLUB. AE 39mm. Obv: The head of Diane with a bow in the background. Rev: Inscription within a wreath. Some spots, otherwise extremely fine. $50

ITALY

1885, Italy. UMBERTO I. By Giovanni Vagnetti.. AE 60mm. Obv: Bust, left. Rev: Justice and Charity. Very fine. $125

JAPAN

Undated )circa 1900), Japan. ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN PRODUCTS, OSAKA. AE 61mm. Obv: Three figures in a pavilion. Ships in the distance. Rev: Inscription around a flower. Extremely fine. $150 

JERSEY

1926, Jersey. EISTEDDFOD. Silver 44mm. Obv: A harp within a wreath of shamrock. Rev: Inscription within a wreath. Extremely fine. $90

KATANGA

1956, Katanga. ANNIVERSARY OF THE MINERAL UNION OF UPPER KATANGA. AE 85mm. Obv: A European with a group of native youth. Rev: Molten metal pouring from an indistrial bucket, map in the background. Extremely fine. $75

KENYA

1950, Kenya. CITY OF NAIROBI CHARTER CLEBRATIONS, 50 YEARS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT. Silver-gilt 51mm. Obv: Two large birds supporting a coat of arms. Rev: Inscription within a wreath. Extremely fine. $150

LATVIA

1934, Latvia/Belgium. JAN LASDIN, Latvian Minister in Brussels. By C. Van Dionant. AE 70mm. Obv: Bust, left. Rev: Inscription. Color slightly uneven on the reverse. $75

LUXEMBOURG

1945, Luxembourg. TRIBUTE TO THE WAR LEADERSHIP OF GRAND DUCHESS CHARLOTTE. AE 70mm. Obv: Bust, left. Rev: Inscription within an oak wreath. Extremely fine. $75

MACAU

1969, Macau. 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF SANTA CASA DA MISERICORDIA DE MACAU. AE 79mm. Obv: Almost facing bust of D. Belchior Carneiro. Rev: Two shields. Legend in Chinese characters. Some insignificant marks, otherwise extremely fine. $100

MADEIRA ISLANDS

1973, Madeira Islands. THE DISTRICT HOSPITAL, FUNCHAL. AE 79mm. Obv: A tropical plant. Rev: The sun. Extremely fine. $75

MALTA

1959, Malta. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. JOHN'S AMBULANCE BRIGADE. AE-gilt 70mm. Obv: Attendants providing aid to a patient. Rev: A crown above a Maltese cross. Extremely fine. $75

MONACO

Undated (circa 1930s), Monaco. THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO. Unsigned. Uniface, silvered-AE plaquette 61mm x 55mm. Obv: a view of Monaco seen through an arched opening. Extremely fine. $120

MOROCCO

1982, Morroco. MEETING OF UNESCO. AE 60mm. Obv: A towerabove roof tops. Rev: A Moroccan-style decorative pattern. Extremely fine. $35

MOZAMBIQUE

1968, Mozambique. OPENING OF THE NEW ALAZAR STADIUM, Soccer Match between Portugal and Brazil. AE 80mm. Obv: View of the stadium. Rev: Inscription. Extremely fine. $60

NEW HEBRIDES

1956, New Hebrides. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FRANCO-BRITISH CONDOMINIUM. AE 69mm. Obv: A totem. Rev: A palm tree, ship and map. Extremely fine. $95

NEW ZEALAND

1958, New Zealand. CENTENARY OF PLIMMER'S NOAH'S ARK. AE 45mm. Obv: The ark. Rev: A shield. In its original cardboard box. Extremely fine. $50 

NORWAY

1862, Norway. ST. OLAV'S CATHEDRAL, TRONDHEIM. By Jacques Wiener. AE 60mm. Obv: Exterior view of the cathedral. Rev: Interior view of the cathedral. Extremely fine. Sorry, SOLD

PAPAL STATES

1750, Papal States. THE JUBILEE YEAR. Unsigned. AE 44mm. Obv: The sealed Holy Door. Rev: Inscription on a cartouche. Some slight discoloration, otherwise extremely fine. $125

PHILIPPINES

1976, Philippines. THIRD MINISTRIAL MEETING OF THE GROUP OF 77. Silvered-AE 77mm. Obv: Conjoined busts of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, left. Rev: Logo. Extremely fine. $60

QATAR

1988, Qatar. THE OPENING OF THE NEW POST OFFICE IN DOHA. AE 51mm. Obv: A boat and palm tree above crossed swords. Rev: The new Post Office building. Extremely fine. $30

RHODESIA/SOUTH AFRICA

1947, Rhodesia/South Africa. ROYAL TOUR. By Percy Metcalfe. Silver 39mm. Obv: Conjoined busts of George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Rev: A crowned monogram. BHM 4417 R. In its original case. Extremely fine. $200

ROMANIA

1881, Romania. DECLARATION OF ROMANIA AS A KINGDOM, AND THE CORONATION OF CAROL I. By V. Kullrich. Silvered-AE 57mm.Obv: Bust, left. Rev: Inscription within a square compartment with a crown on each side. Very fine. $75.  

RUSSIA

1897, Russia/France. FRANCO-RUSSIAN FRIENDSHIP. Silver 50mm. Obv: A Russian in a fur cap and a female in a liberty cap with her hand on her shoulder. Rev: A child seated on a globe. Extremely fine. $175

ST. BARTHELEMY

1979, St. Barthelemy. CENTENARY. AE 50mm. Obv: A map of the island. Rev: An armorial shield. Extremely fine. $95

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

1970, Sao Tome and Principe. 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE. By Vasco da Conceiclio. AE 78mm. Obv: Groups of figures engaged in various activities. Rev: A map showing two early ships and the islands. Extremely fine. $75

Undated (circa 1875), Germany. SHOOTING FESTIVAL, SAXONY. By Max Barduleck. Silver 42mm. Obv: Bare head of Albert of Saxony facing right. Rev: An inscription within an oak wreath. Very fine. $95  

SCOTLAND

1921, Scotland. JUBILEE OF DAVID COLVILLE & SONS, LTD. Silver 38mm. Obv: Bust, three-quarters right. Rev: An inscribed cartouche. Extremely fine. $125

SENEGAL

1966, Senegal. FIRST WORLD FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN ARTS. AE 81mm. Obv: An African playing a stringed instrument. Rev: Sun above an artifact. Extremely fine. $80

SIERRA LEONE

1969, Sierra Leone. EXTENSION OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II QUAY BY CIE FRANCAISE D'ENTERPRISES C.I.T.R.A AE 68mm. Obv: The quay with a city view in the background. Rev: Lions supporting a shield. Extremely fine. $125

SINGAPORE

1965, Singapore. INTERSERVICE SPORT. AE-gilt 45mm. Obv: A lion beneath a pal tree, emblems of the British armed forces. Rev: Inscription. Extremely fine. $25

SOLOMON ISLANDS

1992, Solomon Islands. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GUADAL CANAL LANDING. AE 37mm. Obv: A soldier and map of an island. Rev: An aligator and shark supporting an armorial shield. In a plastic holder. Extremely fine. $20

SOUTH AFRICA

1900, South Africa/Great Britain. END OF THE FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN WAR. By Messrs Spink & Son. Silver 45mm. Obv: A wounded soldier standing with a rifle. Rev: The Union Jack enveloping an ear of wheat. BHM 3680 R. SOLD

1925, South Africa. CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF PAUL KRUGER. AE 61mm. Obv: Bust, left. Rev: Three shields with a map of South Africa in the background. Extremely fine. $150

SPAIN

1929, Spain. INTERNATIONAL EXPOSTION, BARCELONA. By A. Parera. Silve with a gold wash 50mm. Obv: Conjoined busts of Alphonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia. Rev: Armorial shield above a female and view of the exposition building. Extremely fine. $175

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS & FEDERATED MALAY STATES

Undated (late 19th C.). Straits Settlements & Federated Malay States. AGRI-HORTICULTURAL SHOW. Unsigned. AE 51mm. Obv: Sun rising above a tropical bay. Rev: A crown and ears of wheat. Unawarded. Cased. Extremely fine. $150

SUDAN

Undated (circa 1930s), Sudan. SUDAN. By E. Monier. AE 69mm. Obv: Bust of a Sudanese woman. Rev: Two Sudanese women with a map of the Sudan in the background. Some insignificant spots, otherwise extremely fine. $125

SURINAME

1920, Suriname. 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE DUTCH COLONY IN SURINAME. By J.M. van Kempen. Silver 41mm. Obv: A seated female with symbols of agriculture. Rev: Inscription. Very fine. SOLD ($90)

TAHITI

1952, Tahiti. TAHITI, COMPAGNIE DES MESSAGERIES MARITIMES. AE 59mm. Obv: A native female. Rev: A unicorn's head and a crowned anchor. Extremely fine. $125

TANZANIA

1961, Tanzania. THE INDEPENDENCE OF TANZANIA. AE 32mm. Obv: Bust facing three-quarters left. Rev: A male and female supporting tusks either side of a shield. Pierced, Very fine. $20

TASMANIA

1891-2, Australia. TASMANIAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION. Silver 33mm. Obv: Crowned, veiled bust of Victoria. Rev: Wreath (center plain). Cased. Extremely fine. $135

THAILAND

1966. Thailand. THE FIRST ASIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR, BANKOK. AE 72mm. Obv: A Siamese figure before a globe. Rev: A ship, airplane and chemical apparatus. In its original cardboard case (damaged). Extremely fine. $50

TIERRA DEL FUEGO

1899, Argentina. VISIT OF PRESIDENT ROCA AND A NAVAL SQUADRON TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO. AE 75mm. Obv: Thirteen ships in a bay. Rev: A small bust above an inscription. Very fine. SOLD ($50)

TIMOR

1969, Timor. BICENTENARY OF DILI AS CAPITAL. AE 80mm. Obv: Inscribed bands set against a cross. Rev: Rays emanating from a circle containing dates. Extremely fine. $90

TONGA

1975, CENTENARY OF THE CONSTITUTION OF TONGA. Silver 39mm. Obv: A seated figure reviewing a document, while others look on. Rev: Inscription. Proog finish. $40

TUNISIA

1967, Tunisia. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. AE 59mm. Obv: Head of Habib ibn Ali Bourguiba, left. Rev: A star and crescent above a shield. Extremely fine. $75

TUVALU

1977, Tuvalu/Great Britain. THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON'S EXPEDITION TO TUVALU. Silver 39mm. Obv: Figures on the bow of a sailing vessel. Rev: Inscription. Proof finish. $30

UPPER VOLTA

1930, Upper Volta. UPPER VOLTA. By Emile Monier. AE 59mm. Obv: A native woman with a basket on her head and an infant bound to her back. Rev: A map of Upper Volta set against a native hut. Extremely fine. $150

VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES

1976, U.S. Virgin Islands. AMERICAN BICENTENARY CELEBRATION. Silver 63mm. Obv: Map and scenes of the islands. Rev: The American eagle. Extremely fine. $60

WALES

1924. Wales. ROYAL WELSH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. Silver 45mm. Obv: A dragon. Rev: Inscription between leeks. Extremely fine, rich, attrractive toning. $90

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