This site serves as the main gathering location for collectors of So-Called Dollars, historical US commemorative medals. In addition to offering So-Called Dollars for sale, the site hosts discussions on dozens of So-Called Dollar topics, hundreds of photos, research articles and collector collaboration and communication.

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Click Here or on the image above to view the October 2021 Fixed Price List

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Recent Blog Posts

Publishing Strategy

Posted January 20, 2022

Many NEW books to be written...

NGC is not going to charge $5 extra to put SH#’s on their slabs

Posted October 28, 2021

PCGS, ANACS and ICG do not charge extra either...

Upward Pressure on So-Called Dollar Values

Posted September 18, 2021

Check out these recent auction prices realized...

Comprehensive Fixed Price List Available

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Coin Shows

Santa Rosa “Redwood” Coin Show | Feb. 11–12

For a small local show the Redwood Coin Club puts on an outstanding show, one I always look forward to attending.

Santa Rosa Coin Show
Feb. 11–12, 2022
Sonoma County Fairgrounds - E.L. Finley Building
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Table # - So-Called Guy

Long Beach Coin Show | Feb. 17–19

I may not be setting up at the spring Long Beach show. I will attend and I will be walking the floor, so please page me if you do not see me. I have been setting up for over 20+ years at a table in the back of the show. For 10 years I have requested to be relocated to a table in the front of my section. This past show there were six tables I requested to have that were in a better location. They filled all six with other dealers, none of whom have been there as long as me. Obviously the show is badly mismanaged which explains why it has deteriorated so much this past five to ten years.

Long Beach Expo
Feb. 17–19, 2022
Long Beach Convention Center
100 South Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
I will be walking the bourse floor

ANA National Money Show | Mar. 10–12

I will be setting up at the ANA National Money Show in Colorado Springs, Colorado March 10-13, 2022. If you are in the area please stop by and say hi.

ANA National Money Show

Mar. 10–12, 2022
The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
Table # 333 - So-Called Guy

PNNA Tukwila Washington Coin Show | Apr. 8–10

I will be setting up at the PNNA (Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association) Coin Show in Tukwila, Washington. The Northwest always has great shows and I hope you can make it to the show.

Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association Tukwila, Washington Coin Show

Apr. 8–10, 2022
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave South
Tukwila, WA 98168
Table # - So-Called Guy

Sacramento Valley Coin Show | May 5–7

I will be setting up at the Sacramento Valley Coin Club Coin Show. I look forward to seeing you there, please be sure to stop by and say hi.

Sacramento Valley Coin Club Coin Show

May 5–7, 2022
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
4900 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834

View all the past and upcoming coin shows and other numismatic events we plan on attending on our events page.

New Book: So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions

The latest publication on so-called dollars by Jeff Shevlin & Bill Hyder “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions“ won awards at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money as the Best Book of the Year on medals and tokens. We hope you order it and know you will enjoy reading it.

Q. David Bowers in his preface for the book states “With its captivating narrative, color pictures, and other details you will have an ‘I am here’ experience when reading about the expositions… I suspect this will be a dangerous book to own – for it might compel you to collect so-called dollars.”

Hardbound, 8 ½ x 11, 300 page, full color editions are $59.95. A signed and numbered collector’s leather bound edition, limited to 100 copies, is available for $149.95. An exclusive commemorative medal will be encased in the cover of each collectors leather bound edition. Shipping is $4.50 per book.

Just Released: So-Called Dollar Collectors Pocket Price Guide

The annual “So-Called Dollar Collectors Pocket Price Guide” provides values for so-called dollars and is published in conjunction with the book “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions”. Eight expositions were held on the Pacific Coast:

In addition to providing values for so-called dollars from the pacific coast expositions in grades EF-40, AU-50, MS-60, MS-63 and MS-65, the Pocket Price Guide has high quality photos of each type, rarity information and identifies all the various metal compositions they were struck in. There is a check box for each variety with room for notes so collectors can keep track of what they have and what they are looking for. Each year additional so-called dollars will be added to the Pocket Price Guide until all so-called dollars are included.

Values for so-called dollars fluctuate just as values for U.S. coins fluctuate. Many factors influence their values and the Collectors Pocket Price Guide will be published annually to provide collectors and dealers with valuable pricing information. The Pocket Price Guide is $19.95. Shipping is $4.50.


CoinWeek: Collecting Medals in America – a Discussion with Jeff Shevlin – an audio podcast

CoinWeek sits down with So-Called Dollar expert Jeff Shevlin to talk about the ebb and flow of medal collecting in America. For generations, American communities commemorated important moments with the production of medals and tokens. We tell some of those stories and talk about how today’s medals and tokens are different. This is an audio podcast, there is no video.

So-Called Book Review

Click here (pdf) to view Eric Schena’s review of the NEW book “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions”.