York PA Bicentennial Coin info
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Hi,

I have many coins with "York PA" on it

Some are proof and look like silver and some are bronze etc.

Then there is a coin in a box which says "United States Capitol Historical Society" and the 1978 national medal ( one silver and one bronze)

So my question is, What are those coins, does it have any value, if yes how much?

And are the silver looking coins really silver?

I am attaching the coins that have a silver color and are  proof 

Thanks!

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Those are not coins, they are medallions produced by a third party. I imagine the only value they would have is the silver content. Perhaps one of our members familiar with tokens and medallions could give more information.

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21 hours ago, Arku said:

Thanks

Can you please direct me to a medallion topic?

Thanks

For these in particular, try:

York County History Center

250 East Market Street

York, PA 17403

717.848.1587

Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

 

The "fetish" for striking commemorative medals that was nationwide in the 1970's and 1980's still hangs on pretty well in South Central Pennsylvania. Perhaps the quintessential example is the Red Rose Coin Club of Lancaster, PA. Still striking annual medals now, which started in 1966 or 1968, I believe.

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