Currency/Medallions

Basketball medal, 1917

Round, sterling silver medal on black ribbon engraved with image of basketball player and “Dickinson College Champions 1917.”

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00561

Location: Shelf 16 (housed with AC 0022-00225, etc.)

Subject: Athletics, Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

Belles Lettres Prize for Oratory medal, 1891

Small gold medal for the Belles Lettres Society Sophomore Prize for Oratory won by Montgomery Porter Sellers in 1891.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00167

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00161 - AC 00180)

Subject: Literary Societies, Oratorical Contests, Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Belles Lettres Prize for Oratory medal, 1895

A Belles Lettres gold medal engraved with the society's symbol and motto, hung from a black crepe ribbon. This medal was awarded to Edgar Rohrer Heckman for winning the Sophomore Oratorical contest in 1895. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00189

Location: Shelf 17 (housed with 00190-00193)

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests, Literary Societies

Format: Currency/Medallions

Beta Delta Plaque, c.1960

Silver platter with ornate trim inscribed with the recipients for the “Highest Scholarship on campus, Beta Delta, 1958-1960". This is possibly referring to the Beta Delta chapter of the Phi Mu sorority, which existed at Dickinson at that time.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00103

Location: Shelf 2

Subject: Greek Life, Honors and Awards

Format: Currency/Medallions

Obverse Bronze Benjamin Rush Commemorative Medal

Bronze medal featuring Benjamin Rush, name, and dates on obverse, and image of Rush at his desk with inscription on reverse, issued by Abbott Laboratories.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00065

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Center for Public Speaking Medals, c.2000

Three award medals from the Dickinson College Center for Public Speaking.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00458

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Oratorical Contests

Format: Currency/Medallions

Congressional Medal of Honor, 1862

A bronze pin, star and red, white and blue ribbon featuring U. S. symbols which was awarded to Thomas T. Fallon in 1862 and was sent to replace the medal lost by Horatio Collins King.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00193

Location: Shelf 17 (housed with AC 00189-00192)

Subject: Award Medals, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Copper Methodist Church Medallions

Smaller copper medal featuring West College on obverse with Susanna Wesley and son John on reverse; larger copper medal featuring John Wesley and inscriptions, both produced for centennial of the Methodist Church in 1866.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00084

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00084 - AC 00088, AC 00507)

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Methodist Church, West College (Old West)

Format: Currency/Medallions

Croix Noir Award

A silver tarnished star shaped medallion with white, blue, and green enamel attached to a faded blue ribbon. Awarded to James Gordon Steese for his service in the aftermath of World War I.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Founder's Society Medallion, 1950

Oval, brass medallion with an engraving of Old West on the front and the name "Bob Weinstein '50" on the back.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00822

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00414)

Subject: Founder's Society, Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

Harry S. Truman commemorative medal

Bronze medal with President Harry S. Truman on obverse and the White House on the reverse.  Produced by the U.S. Mint in honor of his presidency. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00071

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

James Buchanan Bronze Commemorative Medal, c.1960

Large bronze medal featuring James Buchanan's profile and “1857” on obverse, issued by the U. S. Mint. The reverse side of the medal features a farmer leaning on a plow, talking with a Native American Chief while an American flag flies in the background. Gift of Dan Bechtel, class of 1975.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00060

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

James Buchanan Coins

Two gold coins commemorating President James Buchanan's birth place. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00735

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00607)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Obverse James Buchanan Commemorative Coin, 2010

Gold one dollar James Buchanan presidential commemorative coin released by the US mint in August 2010.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00607

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with AC 00059-00063)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

James Buchanan Commemorative Medal

Silver commemorative medal featuring the profile of James Buchanan on the obverse side and Wheatland, Buchanan's house, on the reverse.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00059

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

James Buchanan Doré Coin, 1856

Bronze coin featuring James Buchanan bust and “No Sectionalism” on obverse and symbol for 31 states on reverse, issued for the 1856 presidential campaign. Donated by Boyd Lee Spahr, class of 1900, in 1960.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00061

Location: Shelf 3

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Political Campaign, Politics

Format: Currency/Medallions

Two Presidential commemorative coins (one silver, one gold) featuring James Buchanan in profile on the front with the dates of his term in office and a picture of the White House on the reverse.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00507

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Jeremiah Atwater Commemorative Medal in Box

Bronze medal with Jeremiah Atwater and Middlebury College symbols, produced for the 150th anniversary of Middlebury in 1950. Atwater was President of Dickinson from 1809 to 1815.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00074

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with AC 00058-00088, AC 00507, AC 00590, AC 00607, AC 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Anniversaries

Format: Currency/Medallions

John Drew Medallion

A gold metal medallion featuring the profile of a  bust of a man embossed in the center. Around the bust is the embossed text that reads "JOHN DREW MAR-XXII MDCCCLXXIII-MCMXXIII". 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2012.12_4

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

John Glover Award Medal, 1959

Gold medal featuring inscriptions and laurels, produced for the John Glover Award by the Royal Mint, 1959. This original solid gold medal was presented to the college, along with 18 gold plated replica medals, by John Yeagley. The replicas were meant to be presented to future Glover Lecturers. The Glover Memorial Lectures are usually presented in alternate years. This lectureship in science was established in 1958 in memory of John Glover of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, the inventor of the Glover Tower, and in memory of his son and grandson, Henry and Lester Glover, by the late Dr. John D. Yeagley and Mrs. Yeagley of York, Pennsylvania.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00067

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507)

Subject: Honors and Awards

Format: Currency/Medallions

John Glover Award Medal, 1959

Gold medal featuring inscriptions and laurels, produced for the John Glover Award by the Royal Mint, 1959. This gold plated replica medal was presented to the college, along with an original solid gold medal and 17 other gold plated replica medals, by John Yeagley. The replicas were meant to be presented to future Glover Lecturers. The Glover Memorial Lectures are usually presented in alternate years. This lectureship in science was established in 1958 in memory of John Glover of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, the inventor of the Glover Tower, and in memory of his son and grandson, Henry and Lester Glover, by the late Dr. John D. Yeagley and Mrs. Yeagley of York, Pennsylvania.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00068

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with AC 00058-00088, AC 00507)

Subject: Honors and Awards, John Glover Award

Format: Currency/Medallions

John Glover Award Medal, 1962

Gold medal featuring inscriptions and laurels, produced for the John Glover Award by the Royal Mint, 1959. This medal presented to Edward Uhler Condon in 1962. It was returned to the college by the American Philosophical Society in 1974 after Edward Condon's death. The Glover Memorial Lectures are usually presented in alternate years. This lectureship in science was established in 1958 in memory of John Glover of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, the inventor of the Glover Tower, and in memory of his son and grandson, Henry and Lester Glover, by the late Dr. John D. Yeagley and Mrs. Yeagley of York, Pennsylvania.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00069

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507)

Subject: Honors and Awards, John Glover Award

Format: Currency/Medallions

John W. Snyder Commemorative Medal, c.1945

Bronze Medal with bust of John W. Snyder, inscription, and treasury seal. Produced by the U.S. Mint. John W. Snyder was the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Harry S. Truman. Snyder delivered an address during the 1949 commencement exercises and was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00073

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Judge Advocate General Medal, 1883

Gold metal pendant awarded to Horatio Collins King by Governor Grover Cleveland in 1883, which appointed King to Judge Advocate General of New York.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00416

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00415 and AC 00441)

Subject: Medal, Honors and Awards, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Medal Front, 1876

Gold metal cross with diamonds depicting scientific apparatus on the arms and center, presented to William M. B. Glandig (Class of 1878) in 1876.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00350

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00348, AC 00349)

Subject: Oratorical Contests, Medal, Honors and Awards

Format: Currency/Medallions

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