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Old 07-10-2012, 04:18 PM
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Found this in Springfield MA over the weekend and I am at a lost. On the obverse, left side I am sure that it says US CONVENTION. The man looks like he has a cane and has a cape. any help greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-10-2012, 04:20 PM
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photo?

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Old 07-10-2012, 04:39 PM
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Cane and a cape? Crippled Superman token................................

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Old 07-10-2012, 05:01 PM
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I see Elvis.....What does it say? Convention..?? Is that a matador on it? or a patriot?

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Old 07-10-2012, 05:13 PM
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It looks like a bullfighter

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Old 07-10-2012, 05:25 PM
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i was goin to saa it looks liek a woman carrying something but now it looks like a cape so that wouldnt make much sense... i wouldnt rule out the bullfighter idea cuz that looks possible

maybe its a medal or something and not a coin
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:26 PM
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i cant make out all the writing but i see on the left side the first word is "convention"
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Thinking early political button. Post the back to give us a sense of the date, because it seems early. Interesting find!
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Ironpatch, thanks for looking and I will post a picture of the back tonight

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:30 PM
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Ironpatch, thanks for looking and I will post a picture of the back tonight

Al

The 2nd word would probably make it very easy to figure out. Looks like it starts with "S"... any idea what it is?
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:56 PM
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It says ""springfield massachusetts convention" around it.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:23 PM
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I am sure that it starts off with US CONVENTION its the word to the right of the figure that I cannot read

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:44 PM
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It most definitely says "Springfield Massachusetts" on the right curving around to the bottom.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:00 PM
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I am thinking that the wording is US CONVENTION SPRINGFIELD MASS and I am now very sure that the individual is Deacon Samuel Chapin, a statue of which is in downtown Springfield at the quadrangle. I have searched Google for this coin using the information that I have but no results. HELP

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:20 PM
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Well, at least you're making progress... haha... What's on the back of it?
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Too old of a listing on eBay to get an image but in the feedback they had it as a:
"1911 DEACON SAMUEL CHAPIN SPRINGFIELD MEDAL"

A google book search mentioned a medal produced in 1911(275th anniversary of the towns founding) with the obverse having an image of the statue and an appropriate inscription on the reverse (what-ever that means)

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:59 PM
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Here he is!

http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.co...1_archive.html

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:14 AM
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thanks everybody. I worked on the reverse of the coin last night and it is just toast. Nothing to be seen. I will be doing a little more searching on the 1911 date. again thanks

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