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DM Rare Coins Donates Rare Bronze Medal
to Museum in Great Britain
At the seminal moment of our new History in Medals series of articles, which are being designed to bring the history behind specific medals to life, we got the ball rolling by donating a rare medal to a new museum in England! The only stipulation I proposed to them was that both of us need to find a way to make the story exciting, and get the word out about the rich, fascinating, often misbegotten stories behind these metallic relics of history.
Thomas Bonser Crompton essentially invented the modern newspaper medium that we know today. He invented a new drying apparatus; a device so successful that he supplied London with its paper for decades in the 19th century. In other words, he was a big deal in his day. In 1858, when he passed away, an elegant, high-relief medal was issued in his honor, possibly available at the funeral. While it is signed by famous British engraver L.C. Wyon, no record of it exists in Wyon’s papers. In fact, this large and hefty piece is something of a mystery and was actually left out of the reference books on British medals.
Indeed, Crompton’s legacy itself seems to be shrouded in mystery, today. His name is not in any way synonymous with his craft. In fact, few people have ever heard of him, outside the small town of Farnworth, England. We are digging, but the fact is, we don’t have all the details yet on Crompton and how the death medal came about. A team of researchers is actively investigating in England, as preparations are underway to save Crompton’s estate, Rock Hall, and turn it in to a thriving community education center and museum. We will be bringing you more information when the feature article is released on our website, under the Research tab. Stay tuned!
Information on the Save Rock Hall project can be found at the following links:
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Doug, our founder, has completed his volunteer work with the unveiling of a new, home town mural. He has participated in the designing, painting, and installation of this 15' x 30' mural, in collaboration with Dr. Tim Hollar, artist Bernie Wilkie, the American Architectural Salvage Company, and other Mt. Pleasant volunteers. This has been a two-year project with many fazes. The project has been aimed at beautifying the community, teaching important tenants of our local history, celebrating our local heritage, bringing the community together to create it, and to help to keep young people out of trouble.
Artist, Bernie Wilkie's final design sketch,2017
Painting begins, April 2018
Instillation Phase, September 2018
Finishing Touches Leading to Unveiling Ceremony, October 6th, 2018
Finished and Installed Mural!
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DM Rare Coins provides rare Seated Liberty Quarter for study and publication in new Kevin Flynn reference book, The Authoritative Reference on Seated Liberty Quarters, 2016.
DM Rare Coins begins the identification, cataloging, and preservation of the famous 18th Century coin hoard unearthed at colonial Hanna's Town in the 1960s and 1970s. The town was begun in 1769 and destroyed by Loyalists and Indians from Fort Niagara in 1782.
DM Rare Coins contributes close-up photographs of tied, finest known 1960 Cherrypicker's Guide DDO FS-102A Proof Roosevelt Dime to Jeff Ylitalo, of Errorscope Magazine.