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.

New So-CalledDollar Web Site Under Development

The Web Site, the most active site for collectors of So-Called Dollars has unfortunately been dysfunctional this past month. My previous website host has done a very poor job and I have decided to develop a new site with a new host. This is the first production version and it will take some time to get this new site fully functional. I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to collectors and researchers who have used this site for the past seven years.

I am elated to have a new developer that is actively engaged in the development of my new site and who is also a coin collector, a pretty rare combination. We are working hard together to get this site back up and operational. Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.

Coin Shows

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money | Aug. 14–18

I will be setting up at the ANA Show in Philadelphia, PA August 14-18, 2018. Bill Hyder will be with me. We will be at table # 542. If you attend the show, please be sure to stop by and say hi.

American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money

Aug. 14–18, 2018
Pennsylvania Convention Center - Halls D & E
1101 Arch St, 19107
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TABLE # 542

Long Beach Coin Show | Sep. 6–8

Bill Hyder and I will be setting up at the Long Beach Coin Show September 6-8, 2018. We will be at corner table # 852. We look forward to seeing you there.

Long Beach Expo
Sep. 6–8, 2018
Long Beach Convention Center
100 South Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
TABLE # 852

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

Educational Presentations on So-Called Dollars

At the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association in Tukwila, Washington on Saturday March 17th at 2 PM I will be giving a Power-Point presentation on So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions, which includes the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition held in Portland and the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle.

At the Western States Token Society show held in Jackson, California I will be the guest speaker at the dinner reception to be held Friday, April 6 at 6 PM. My talk will cover Historical Medals – So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions.

I will also be a guest speaker at the Northern California Numismatic Association’s Educational Symposium to be held on September 15th in Vallejo. I will be one of four speakers and my Power-Point presentation will cover my new book “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions”.

Comprehensive Fixed Price List Available

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

We are working on our next book, “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions”. Research continues and the following draft chapter is on-line for viewing:

1894 California Midwinter Exposition (pdf)

After the incredible success of our first book “Discover the World of Charbneau So-Called Dollars” which was awarded the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for, “Best Token and Medal Book, 2012” Bill Hyder and I are ready to release our second book “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions”. The book will cover all of the so-called dollars associated with expositions held on the west coast and there are dozens of new medals never previously listed. There were eight expositions held on the Pacific Coast.

Each chapter consists of two components, a story component and a catalog component. The story component talks about the exciting things that happened at the exposition and the catalog component identifies all of the commemorative so-called dollar medals that were struck for the exposition.

Q. David Bowers says in his Preface for the book, “Having the opportunity to view a selection of advanced proofs of Jeff Shevlin and Bill Hyder’s new book was a great treat. I thought I knew a lot about so-called dollars, but now I know much more! And when the book is published, my knowledge will increase exponentially… This new book by Shevlin and Hyder adds three dimensional life to all of the many so-called dollars depicted. I learned a lot from the excerpts I have read and I look forward to reading every word when the book reaches print… I suspect that this will be a dangerous book to own – for it might compel you to collect so-called dollars!”

Hardbound, 8 ½ x 11, 320 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.