Value of Old American Medals

American Medals have been a large part of our history. As early as the mid-1500s, the Europeans issued medals to celebrate the founding of America. Fast-forward two hundred years and the medals were used to celebrate America’s freedom. Eventually, medals became wide-spread and were created for every event from declaring peace with the Indians, to getting into a fair for a cheaper price. Here we have a selection of some of America’s (and Europe’s) most prominent medals. While this isn’t a completely exhaustive list, it definitely covers most of the bases.

Betts Discovery Medals (1556-1631) Image

Betts Discovery Medals (1556-1631)

Betts Colonization Medals (1632-1737) Image

Betts Colonization Medals (1632-1737)

Betts Admiral Vernon Medals (1739-1741) Image

Betts Admiral Vernon Medals (1739-1741)

Betts Proclamation Pieces of Ferdinand VI Medals (1746-1747) Image

Betts Proclamation Pieces of Ferdinand VI Medals (1746-1747)

Betts Intercolonial Wars Medals (1745-1763) Image

Betts Intercolonial Wars Medals (1745-1763)

Betts Proclamation Pieces of Charles III of Spain Medals (1760-1761) Image

Betts Proclamation Pieces of Charles III of Spain Medals (1760-1761)

Betts Peace of Paris and Revolution Medals (1763-1775) Image

Betts Peace of Paris and Revolution Medals (1763-1775)

Betts Revolutionary War Medals (1775-1782) Image

Betts Revolutionary War Medals (1775-1782)

Betts American Independence Medals (1782-1786) Image

Betts American Independence Medals (1782-1786)

Assay Commission Medals (1860-1977) Image

Assay Commission Medals (1860-1977)

Commemorative Medals (1808-1892) Image

Commemorative Medals (1808-1892)

Indian Peace Medals (1757-1889) Image

Indian Peace Medals (1757-1889)

Professional Medals (1823-1890) Image

Professional Medals (1823-1890)