Exonumia

"Exonumia" describes the collecting of items such as medals and tokens (see TOKENS: AN OVERVIEW), and the items shown here have been issued by countries, communities, institutions, and individuals. They commemorate worldwide achievements — generally or individually, for good or for evil. World-renowned sculptors designed many of these medals, which you will discover.

FRANKLIN MINT, THE GENIUS OF MICHELANGELO #40, THE DYING SLAVE, BY PIERO MONASSI, 1973 FRENCH ARCHERY MEDAL, BY LOUIS OCTAVE MATTEI, 1952 FRENCH AWARD MEDAL, BY PIERRE-VICTOR DAUTEL, 1924
FRENCH AWARD MEDAL, OBVERSE BY ÉDOUARD FRAISSE, C. 1920 FRENCH DEFENSE NATIONALE, BY MAURICE DELANNOY, CIRCA 1920 FRENCH MOVIE MEDAL, CINEMA, BY MAURICE DELANNOY, CIRCA 1942
FRENCH NOUVEAU MEDAL, VIOLINIST, 1936 FRENCH, AФPOΔITH (APHRODITE), BY MAURICE DELANNOY, CIRCA 1940 FRENCH, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD, BY CHARLES MAREY, C. 1901
FRENCH, CIC ANNIVERSARY, FORTUNA, BY HENRI DROPSY, 1959 FRENCH, EMANUEL ROBLES DE L’ACADÉMIE GONCOURT, BY PAUL BELMONDO, 1979 FRENCH, NAPOLEON III, EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1867 A PARIS, BY FRANÇIOS JOSEPH HUBERT PONSCARME, 1867
FRENCH, NEC PLURIBUS IMPAR, LA VILLE DE VERSAILLES, BY RAYMOND CORBIN, 1994 GEORGE PEABODY HALL OF FAME MEDAL, ABRAM BELSKIE, 1974 GEVAERT PHOTO COMPETITION, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, BY CURT CARL L. STOEVING, 1912
GUTTAG BROTHERS MEDAL BY JONATHAN M. SWANSON, C. 1926–27 HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, JAMES MONROE, BY CARL PAUL JENNEWEIN, 1967 HERALDIC ART MEDAL XXVII, MISSISSIPPI STATEHOOD, 1967
HERCULES AND ANTAEUS, BY ANDRÉ VAUTHIER-GALLE, C. 1965 HOMENAGEM AOS MARINHEIROS DA REVOLTA, BY JORGE PÉ-CURTO, 1998 HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE (WAR)
LÉON VANDERKINDERE, BY JULIEN DILLENS, 1902 LES JOURNÉES MÉDICALES DE BRUXELLES, 1926 LIBERTY, BY ROBERT B. MAXEY, 1987
LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION, ST. LOUIS WORLD’S FAIR, BY ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, 1904 LUXEMBOURG-CHAMPION 1951-1952, BY A. HAMES, 1952 L’EFFORT, BY JOSUE DUPON, 1930
MARILYN MONROE, “GOLDEN DREAMS,” 2011 MEDALLIC ART COMPANY, DEDICATION MEDAL, BY FRANK ELISCU, 1972 MEXICO XIX OLYMPICS, 1968