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)

Julian Assay Commission Medals (1860-1977) Image

Julian Assay Commission Medals (1860-1977)

Julian Commemorative Medals (1808-1892) Image

Julian Commemorative Medals (1808-1892)

Julian Indian Peace Medals (1757-1889) Image

Julian Indian Peace Medals (1757-1889)

Julian Professional Medals (1823-1890) Image

Julian Professional Medals (1823-1890)

So Called Dollars American Personalities Image

So Called Dollars American Personalities

So Called Dollars Commemorative and Exposition Image

So Called Dollars Commemorative and Exposition

So Called Dollars Industrial Image

So Called Dollars Industrial

So Called Dollars Monetary Issue Image

So Called Dollars Monetary Issue

So Called Dollars State, County, City, and Regional Image

So Called Dollars State, County, City, and Regional

So Called Dollars Other Image

So Called Dollars Other