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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New Book: So-Called Dollars Volume I – United States Expositions

Just Released in 2023 – the latest publication on So-Called Dollars by Jeff Shevlin & Bill Hyder, “So-Called Dollars Volume I – United States Expositions”. It is a new standard reference book for So-Called Dollars, historical U.S. medals. The book catalogs So-Called Dollars from almost 70 different expositions held in the U.S., from the 1853 New York Crystal Palace through the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Includes detailed information never published before.

Kenneth Bressett in his preface for the book states “While reviewing this latest numismatic treat I was especially impressed by the thoroughness of the research and dedication to completeness shown on every page that go way beyond making it simply a mere catalog of types and designs, but one that is calculated to teach and inspire a new interest in the subject.”

Hardbound, 8 ½ x 11, 270 pages, 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 is encased in the cover of each collectors edition. Shipping is $4.50 per book.


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Comprehensive Fixed Price List Available

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Coin Shows

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money | Aug. 6–10

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the ANA Convention in Chicago. Bill will be there with me.

ANA
American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money

Aug. 6–10, 2024
David L Lawrence Convention Centre - Halls A & B
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
TABLE #1305 - So-Called Guy

Great American Coin & Collectibles Show | Sep. 11–14

I have attended FUN shows when they were scheduled in Tampa, but this is the first time for this show, the Great American Coin Show. I hope to see many So-Called Dollar collectors there.

GACCS
Great American Coin & Collectibles Show

Sep. 11–14, 2024
Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, Florida 33602
Corner Table # 1007

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


Award Winning Book: So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions

The 2018 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.


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”.