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Posted 6 years ago


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I am a coin collector, and collect many things but this coin is driving me crazy. I can't seem to find this coin anywhere on the net.

If there are any coin or metal collectors on here that can guide me the right way with information on this coin, I will appreciate it a lot.

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  1. TexasTwister, 6 years ago
    Hi. It's obviously not from the US Mint because it lacks the required markings like "United States", "E Pluribus Unum", a denomination, etc.

    Is it metallic? In other words will it stick to a magnet? Is anything pressed into the edge of the coin? What is its width in mm and its weight in grams? That will give you some additional search terms. I only found one coin/medallion like it, but it was definitely not the same item.
  2. ddubocq ddubocq, 6 years ago
    this coin or commemorative token should weigh 33.5 grams -be 1.5 inches in diameter and have a thickness measurement of .130 in ---the initial F over an M on reverse side are of an unknown designer and whats even more interesting is that mckinley was the 24th US president not the 25th--it is non-magnetic and is of proof quality and .999 silver--figure that out--i,ll give you density # tomorrow
  3. ddubocq ddubocq, 6 years ago
    Also-it wasn,t until 1903 that pago pago reached a deal with american invaders to allow their presence to be tolerable on their island
  4. Militarist Militarist, 6 years ago
    The FM monogram is a mint mark of The Franklin Mint which was a private mint in the US that issued a lot of real coins and fantasies like this medal.
  5. ddubocq ddubocq, 6 years ago
    the franklin mint has a similar coin but does not have the one pictured here
  6. ddubocq ddubocq, 6 years ago
    Have you gotten any more information about this item? If yes could you please post it. It is a very interesting item and many folks wonder about it---Thanks
  7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    This question was answered shortly after it was posted but the replies have been deleted.
  8. jjackson jjackson, 6 years ago
    fhrjr2 -> your comments are still on ddubocq's Show and Tell post. Check out the link below.
  9. Militarist Militarist, 6 years ago
    Like I said (see #4) this is a medal. Back about 1988 Amer. Samoa issued some coins with denominations which are listed in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. They got into some trouble over this because as a US territory they did not have the authority to issue money. As time went on they issued medals (without denominations) to get around the law. Medals are not listed in the SCWC. I had the sales propaganda for these in a file which I left behind at Krause publications when I retired. Those files should still be there and you may ask the folks there now if you wish. In my opinion this medal would only be worth it's bullion value at the current high prices.
  10. ddubocq ddubocq, 6 years ago
    Thank-you very much, Militarist- appreciate your input --very helpful-I think I,ll be looking at bullion prices unless advised otherwise-have a good day
  11. Rigos_Place Rigos_Place, 6 years ago
    The only information I found was on here, by you all. I posted in other places and nothing was found so, I just kept the medal (or whatever it is) in a box, on my desk.

    Again, thank you all for the input and researching about this particular item.

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