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 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, 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.

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.



Comprehensive Fixed Price List Available

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Coin Shows

PNNA Tukwila Coin Show – cancelled | Apr. 17–19

I will be setting up at the PNNA (Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association) Coin Show in Tukwila, Washington on April 17-19, 2020. The Northwest always has great shows and I hope you can make it to the show.

Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association Tukwila, Oregon Coin Show

Apr. 17–19, 2020
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave South
Tukwila, WA 98168
Table # - So-Called Guy

Sacramento Valley Coin Show | May 1–2

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 1–2, 2020
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
4900 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834

Long Beach Coin Show | Jun. 4–6

Bill Hyder and I will be setting up at the Long Beach Coin Show June 4-6, 2020. We will be at corner table # 852. We look forward to seeing you there.

Long Beach Expo
Jun. 4–6, 2020
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.

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”.