Charlotte Branch Mint Gold Type Set is an illustrated look at the various types and varieties stuck by the Charlotte Branch Mint during its facinating
history from 1838 - 1861. The coins depicted here were on public display at the Wilson Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from April 1999 through mid January 2000 as part of an exhibition to celebrate the bicentennial of the discovery of gold in North Carolina.
Obsolete Banknotes of North Carolina is an ever evolving, illustrated look at the vast varieties of banknotes that circulated in North Carolina prior to the Civil War. The variety of denominations and designs on these notes are tremendous! Many denominations unheard of today are represented. Would you believe three, four, six, seven, eight, and nine dollar notes! With the many different banks and branches operating simultaneously in many towns plus any out of town notes that might be circulating it must have been quite a confusing time.
North Carolina Statehood Quarter Error Type Set is based on a physical exhibit I mounted for the 2003 ANA Early Spring Show held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The exhibit was presented in four showcases. The first a basic introduction highlighted by a $25 bag of NC quarters spilling out that I had spiked with a few raw duplicates from the collection. The second case was dedicated to planchet errors and included an explanation of the planchet manufacturing process. The third featured errors created by failure of the dies and utilized photo enlargements in addition to the coins. The fourth and last case was reserved for errors created during the striking process. The explanatory text was supported by a simplified three-dimensional model of a coin striking press a machinist friend helped me craft. This became the highlight of the exhibit.
Eccentric Lincoln Memorial Cents is an interesting look at this common series with a little twist. Track the progress as this patient patiently searches out just the right pieces to complete this eccentric endeavor.
Quarter Eagles of Bela Lyon Pratt is an illustrated look at what may well be the only gold series that the average collector can realistically hope to
assemble. So, If you have been bit by the gold bug and are looking for a therapeutic activity to treat it consider an Indian Head Quarter Eagle Set, 1908 - 1929, designed by Bela Lyon Pratt.
Presidential Art Medals' Lunar Landing Medals is a display of the silver and bronze medals designed by Ralph J. Menconi and struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York to honor each of the NASA lunar landing missions.
Official NASA Medals Struck by Balfour Co. illustrates the 13 medals struck for NASA by the L. G. Balfour Company of Massachusetts for distribution to NASA and space industry employees that worked on the missions. They were not originally available to the public but in 1973 public distribution was approved.
Official Presidential Inaugural Medals is an illustrated look at the medals issued by the inaugural committee's of each newly elected or re-elected president. This can be helpful guide for the new collector of these historically interesting medals in distinguishing the official medals from other Medallic series which are often mis-marketed as such.
How a Medal is Made is another illustrated narrative on the manufacturing process involved in creating a high-relief art medal. Featuring the Gerald R. Ford Unofficial Presidential Inaugural Medal struck by AMI in 1974, it is unlike the uniface process set featured in the e-exhibit Striking the 1981 Reagan Medal in that it shows how the design evolves on both sides of the medal as it progresses through nine stages of manufacture beginning with the planchet and ending with the finished medal.