From Ken Potter ....
~~Serving Collectors Since 1973~~

Last Updated 11/12/10

"Reno Welcomes Home Its Heroes"
"Challenge Coin"
One-Ounce Pure Silver/No Junk Metal!
Rare 500 Mintage!


Images © Ken Potter 2005 -- Not To Be Used Without Written Permission
Color Tones On Coin Are Reflections From The Photographic Technique
Used To Show The Reflectivity Of The Mirror-Like Backgrounds.
The Coin Is Actually An Immaculate Pure Silver Color!

1oz. Pure Silver 

!!!Very Few Of These Left!!!

  This is one of the scarcest "challenge coin" type medals made during the Gulf War.   It was produced by a Minting authority for sale at a Reno show they attended, in a mintage of only 500 pieces.  According to a published report by TMC in their May/June 1991 issue of their newsletter, A Closer Look ...

   "attendance at the show wasn't much so we only sold about 300 pieces.  We later realized, that with a total mintage of only 500 pieces, this had to be the rarest collectible of the Desert Shield - Desert Storm Gulf War!"

    They then offered the balance of pieces to dealers on their mailing list.  With recent events, we dug deep into our vault and pulled some of this memorabilia out for sale including a few of these medals.  Once many of the scarcer items like this one are gone they will be very difficult to locate again.  A unique memento to anybody who served in the Gulf War or for the collector of military memorabilia.    
   With its Reno theme this coin may also act as an  excellent "Poker Hole-Card Protector" when playing Texas Hold 'Em or other forms of poker such as Omaha  or Seven 7 Card Stud, where players can use this coin to secure their down cards during play.  It's for those folks looking for something really unusual and of extremely high quality -- and in this case -- rarity. This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" and the designs are frosty white.  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!  It is a one-ounce pure silver strike that measures 39 mm, which is a bit larger than the old U.S. silver dollars that were so popular in Las Vegas gambling casinos in years gone by.  Add this one to your collection today!

RARE! $41.99 each


America - America Series ...
Branches Of The Military

"Commemorative Coin Set"
"Challenge Coins"
39 mm (Approx. 1-1/2 ")  Pure Silver Set Of Six 

High Quality Die-Struck
Made In USA!
These are NOT cheap cast-metal coins from Asia!


Optional Presentation Box & Protective Capsules Available


Here is a close-up view of the front and back of the Marines Coin
All the designs are of this quality of workmanship and share the same reverse design

    These flawless set of "Challenge Coin/Medals" are struck on pure silver blanks; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white cameos (which of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!  The the obverse (front) of each medal is an intricate work of art that honors one of the branches of the military while the reverses (backs) feature a heraldic eagle and Liberty Bell as shown alongside of the Marines coin above.
   They measure 39 mm (approx 1-1/2") in diameter and are larger than an old U.S. silver dollar!    This is the perfect gift for the collector of military memorabilia or coins!   Add this fascinating set of  medals to your collection today!

Six Coin Set $250.00
Add $7.50 if presentation box and capsules are desired

Individual Coins May Be Ordered From This Set At $41.99 each


The Eagle Medallion Series ...
Honors Those Who Serve ...
Branches Of The Military
"Commemorative Coin Set"
"Challenge Coins"
39 mm (Approx. 1-1/2 ") Diameter Richly Layered In Pure Silver Set Of Six 

High Quality Die-Struck
Made In USA!
These are NOT cheap cast-metal coins from Asia!


Comes w/Presentation Box & Protective Capsules


Here is a close-up view of the front and back of the Marines Coin
All the designs are of this quality of workmanship and share the same reverse design

    These flawless "Challenge Coins" are struck on selected golden-bronze blanks and then richly layered with pure silver; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white cameos (which of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!  The the obverse (front) of each medal is an intricate work of art that honors one of the branches of the military while the reverses (backs) feature a heraldic eagle as shown alongside of the Marines coin.
   They measure 39 mm (approx 1-1/2") in diameter and are larger than an old U.S. silver dollar!    This is the perfect gift for the collector of military memorabilia or coins!   Add this fascinating set of  medals to your collection today!

$45.00 per set
Add $7.50 if presentation box and capsules are desired

Individual Coins May Be Ordered From This Set At $14.50 each


Branches Of The Military
"Commemorative Coin Set"
"Challenge Coins"
39 mm (Approx. 1-1/2 ") Diameter Golden-Bronze Set Of Six 

High Quality Die-Struck
Made In USA!
These are NOT cheap cast-metal coins from Asia!


Comes w/Presentation Box & Protective Capsules


Here is a close-up view of the front and back of the Marines Coin
All the designs are of this quality of workmanship and share the same reverse design

   These flawless set of "Challenge Coins/Medals" boasts a beautiful golden-bronze finish; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty cameos.  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!  The the obverse (front) of each medal is an intricate work of art that honors one of the branches of the military while the reverses (backs) feature a heraldic eagle as shown alongside the Marines coin.
    They measure 39 mm (approx 1-1/2") in diameter and are larger than an old U.S. silver dollar!    This is the perfect gift for the collector of military memorabilia or coins!   Add this fascinating set of six golden-bronze medals to your collection today! 

$42.00 per set
Add $7.50 if presentation box and capsules are desired

Individual Coins May Be Ordered From This Set At $12.95 each


From The Eagle Medallion Series
Honoring Those Who Serve ...
United States Marine Corps
"Commemorative Challenge Coin"

    This flawless challenge coin is a part of the Eagle Medallion series honoring the main branches of the military. It boasts  perfect reflective blazing-mirror backgrounds (which show up jet-black in scans) while the designs are frosty white (which of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!  The obverse (front) of this medal is an intricate work of art that honors this branch of the military (as noted above) while the reverse (back) feature an eagle in flight with open claws.
    It measure 39 mm, is richly layered with .999 fine pure silver and is larger than an old U.S. silver dollar!    This is the perfect gift for the collector of military memorabilia or coins!   Add this fascinating medallion to your collection today!

$14.50 each
(also available in golden-bronze at $12.95 each)


United States Marine Corps
"Challenge Coin"
One Ounce Pure Silver

Free Display Offer Below!

    This medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99 each


United States Marine Corps
Uncle Sam Spanking Saddam
"With A Nail-Studded Board"
1-1/2" (39mm) -- 1 oz Pure Silver
"Challenge Coin"

Free Display Offer Below!

    This is one of the most interesting "Challenge Coin" type medals made!   A unique memento to anybody who served in Operation Desert Storm or Iraqi Freedom, or for the collector of military memorabilia. This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" and the designs are frosty white.  Very scarce!

$41.99 each


United States Marine Corps
Uncle Sam Spanking Saddam
"With A Nail-Studded Board"
1-1/2" (39mm) -- Pure Golden-Bronze
"Challenge Coin"

Free Display Offer Below!
Only 50 Minted!

    This is one of the most interesting "Challenge Coin" type medals made!   A unique memento to anybody who served in Operation Desert Storm or Iraqi Freedom, or for the collector of military memorabilia. This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" and the designs are frosty white.  Very scarce!  Only 50 minted in golden bronze!

$19.99 each


Saddam Hussein  
w/ "Made In America"
Screw In Head
1-1/2" (39mm) -- 1 oz Pure Silver
"Challenge Coin/Medal"


"The screw driven into Saddam's head says
"Made In America" on its upper shank"

    This commemorative medal contains one troy ounce of pure .999 Silver, has a reeded edge and is 39 mm in diameter (larger than a U.S. Silver Dollar). It is one of the most interesting commemorative medals made during the Gulf War and is also appropriate to the latest conflict in Iraq.   The screw driven into Saddam's head says "Made In America" on its upper shank.  The reverse of this medal displays an attractive Eagle & Liberty Bell along with a statement attesting to the medal's weight and purity in silver.  A unique memento to anybody who served in the Gulf War or for the collector of military memorabilia.

$41.99 each


United States Marine Corps
In an era when it is sometimes hard to laugh
We've decided to do a Humorous Christmas Medal For Our Marines
If it proves popular we'll make more next year

1-1/2" (39mm) -- Pure Golden-Bronze
"Challenge Coin"
Only 50 Minted!

Free Display Offer Below!
Only 50 Minted!

    This is one of the most interesting "Challenge Coin" type medals made!    This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" and the designs are frosty white.  Only 50 minted!

$19.99 each



Desert Storm
1oz. Pure Silver
U.S. Marine Corps Medal
Fantastic Doubled Die!


    This fabulous United States Marine Corps Desert Storm medal is made of one ounce .999 pure silver and is 39 mm in diameter (larger than a silver dollar)!  The doubling shows moderate to very strong on "JAN. 16. 1999" and on the word "STORM." 
    As if the doubled die wasn't enough, the obverse also exhibits a rim cud at about 11 o'clock!  This is a magnificent treat for collectors of doubled dies and error coins in general!  Collectors of military and/or Marines memorabilia will love this one too!
    The variety is listed in the Variety Coin Register as VCR#1/DDR#1.

    The photos shown are from one of several specimens that I have in stock.  They are a perfect representation of the die stage, strength and clarity of the variety offered here.
    Note: We have had these medals in the back of our safe since 1991.  With only seven available -- we suggest you buy one now!  Once they are gone -- they are gone for good!
   Note:  We also have this same doubled die in stock on two pieces mated with the Air Force obverse and one piece with the Army obverse.  Ask us if we still have them if you are interested in substituting one of them for the piece offered here. 

$46.00 each


United States Marine Corps
"Semper Fidelis"
Made In USA Belt Buckle


Made and assembled in the USA

   Our United States Marine Corps belt buckle is assembled from high quality metal die-castings that are made in the USA!  It's plated with a highly durable finish that will last  for years with normal care. The commemorative coin enclosed is 39 mm (approximately 1-1/2" in diameter) and is either richly layered in pure silver or is pure silver depending on what you desire.  The design boasts the Eagle On Globe w/Anchor Insignia along with the famous Iwo Jima scene.
   The dies for the coin were produced by one of the most talented artesian in this country!  Thus, the coin is die struck in a high tonnage press -- not cast!   Its mounted in an attractive western style buckle with a gold-plated bezel that is secured with two screws from the back.  You'll find NONE of those cheesy looking colorized cast-metal pewter buckles here!  Just nice, high quality buckles that you'll be proud to wear!   The buckle will fit belts up to 1-1/2" wide and is designed for belts that have the snap on and off feature.  It's dimensions are 3-1/4" wide x 2-1/4" deep.

w/Coin Richly Layered In Silver $36.00
w/Pure Silver Coin $55.00

Note:  Any of the coins on this page described as 39 mm may be assembled into one of these belt buckles!
Just pick the item desired and we will assemble it into a buckle.  As for price.


From The Eagle Medallion Series
Honoring Those Who Serve ...
United States Army
"Commemorative Challenge Coin"
or
Hole Card Protector
To Cover Down-Cards In Poker

Photographed at this angle you can see the highly reflective fields of this proof strike
Color Tones On Coin Are Reflections From The Angle The Coin Was Shot At
The Coin Is Actually An Immaculate Pure Silver Color
w/Mirror-Like Backgrounds

    This flawless challenge coin or medal (call it what you want) is a part of the Eagle Medallion series honoring the main branches of the military. It boasts  perfect reflective blazing-mirror backgrounds while the designs are frosty white.  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!  The obverse (front) of this medal is an intricate work of art that honors this branch of the military while the reverse (back) features an eagle in flight with open claws -- suggesting a willingness to fight.
    It measure 39 mm, is richly layered with .999 fine pure silver and is larger than an old U.S. silver dollar!    This is the perfect gift for the collector of military memorabilia or coins!   Add this fascinating medallion to your collection today!
   
This coin may also act as an  excellent "Poker Hole-Card Protector" when playing Texas Hold 'Em or other forms of poker such as Omaha  or Seven 7 Card Stud, where players can use this coin to secure their down cards during play.  It's for those folks looking for something really unusual and of extremely high quality.

$14.50 each



Honoring Those Who Serve ...
United States Navy / Desert Storm
1-1/2" (39mm) -- 1 oz Pure Silver
"Challenge Coin/Medal"

Photographed at this angle you can see the highly reflective fields of this proof strike
Color Tones On Coin Are Reflections From The Angle The Coin Was Shot At
The Coin Is Actually An Immaculate Pure Silver Color
w/Mirror-Like Backgrounds

Only two left in stock!

$41.99 each


101st Airborne Division
"The Screaming Eagles"
One Ounce Pure Silver
"Challenge Coin"

This "Challenge Coin" type of medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 1-1/2" (39 mm) in diameter (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99 each


101st Airborne Division
"The Screaming Eagles"
One Ounce Pure Silver Display-Coin
&
Golden-Bronze Pocket-Coin

Commemorative Medal Set
"Challenge Coins"


    These commemorative medals, rounds or "challenge coins" (whatever you want to call them) are flawless "cameo" proof-like strikes minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and frosty-white designs is stunning!
    The silver piece weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar), while the golden-bronze piece is of the same dimensions.  The reverse (back) of the silver piece carries an inscription attesting to the medal's silver purity and weight while the golden-bronze version displays the Great Seal Of The United States.
    The silver piece comes encapsulated in a high quality, crystal clear, Air-tite® coin holder and includes a clear Lucite display stand free of charge. The golden-bronze "pocket-piece" comes in a clear plastic coin holder.  Add this set to your collection today!

$52.00 per set


101st Airborne Division
"The Screaming Eagles"
Golden-Bronze
"Challenge Coin"

    This "Challenge coin" is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and frosty-white designs is stunning!  The medal is 1-1/2" (39 mm) in diameter (slightly larger than a silver dollar) and is struck in golden-bronze. 

$12.95 each


82nd Airborne Division
One Ounce Pure Silver
Commemorative Medal


      This "challenge coin" type medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm or 1-1/2" in diameter (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99 each


82nd Airborne Division
39 mm Solid Golden-Bronze
Commemorative Medal
"Challenge Coin"


Here is a look at the coin imaged on a scanner
Note that scanners convert highly reflective areas into "black" as we see here


Here is another look at the coin photographed at an angle to highlight the highly reflective backgrounds
This type of photography give us a more true-to-life look at the coin but it creates unwanted reflections
 on the coin (such as the doubled lettering we see here) which are actually just that -- reflections NOT
 on the actual coin (We hope you enjoyed our short "Coin Imagery 101" course!)

      This "challenge coin" type medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs 26 grams, is struck in solid golden-bronze and measures 39 mm or 1-1/2" in diameter (a bit larger than an old U.S. silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$12.95 each


82nd Airborne Division
"The All Americans"
One Ounce Pure Silver Display-Coin
&
Golden-Bronze Pocket-Coin

Commemorative Medal Set


    These commemorative medals are flawless "cameo" proof-like strikes minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and frosty-white designs is stunning!
    The silver piece weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar), while the golden-bronze piece is of the same dimensions.  The reverse (back) of the silver piece carries an inscription attesting to the medal's silver purity and weight while the golden-bronze version displays the Great Seal Of The United States.
    The silver piece comes encapsulated in a high quality, crystal clear, Air-tite® coin holder and includes a clear Lucite display stand free of charge. The golden-bronze "pocket-piece" comes in a clear plastic coin holder.  Add this set to your collection today!

$52.00 per Set


756th Airlift Squadron
"Andrews Air Force Base Maryland "
One Ounce Pure Silver
Commemorative Medal

American Eagle Reverse Challenge Coin


Photo © Ken Potter 2003

       This "challenge coin" type medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm or 1-1/2" in diameter (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99 each 


756th Airlift Squadron
"Andrews Air Force Base Maryland "
One Ounce Pure Silver
"Challenge Coin"

RARE! Y2K Challenge Coin!


Photo © Ken Potter 2003

    This challenge coin was a minted in an extremely limited trial-run and is rarely ever seen in either the bronze or silver versions in which it was made.  The one offered here is pure silver with a mintage of just 125 pieces!
    This commemorative medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (1-1/2"), which is a bit larger than a silver dollar.  Add this one to your collection today!

$45.00 each


756th Airlift Squadron
"Andrews Air Force Base Maryland "
1-1/2" (39mm) / Golden-Bronze
"Challenge Coin"

RARE! Y2K Challenge Coin!


Photo © Ken Potter 2003

!!!!!!!!!!Mintage Only 125 Pieces!!!!!!!!!!

    This "Challenge Coin" was a minted in an extremely limited trial-run and is rarely ever seen in either the bronze or silver versions in which it was made.  The one offered here is bronze and has a mintage of only 125 pieces!
    This commemorative medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs 26 grams, is struck in an alloy of pure golden-bronze and measures 39 mm (1-1/2"), a bit larger than a silver dollar.  Add this one to your collection today!

$19.95 each


756th Airlift Squadron
"Andrews Air Force Base Maryland "
"One Nation Under God ... Forever"
"Pledge Of Allegiance"
"Challenge Coin"

The Winner Of This Auction Gets a Mint-Sealed Version Of The Medal Shown Below

1-1/2" (39mm) / Golden-Bronze
Photo © Ken Potter 2004

!!!!!!!!!!Limited Issue Of Only 100 Made!!!!!!!!!

    This "Challenge Coin" was a minted to honor the 756th on the obverse (front) and the recently "forbidden" words "One Nation Under God" from the Pledge Of Allegiance on the reverse.
    This commemorative medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs 26 grams, is struck in an alloy of pure golden-bronze and measures 39 mm (1-1/2"), a bit larger than a silver dollar.  Add this one to your collection today!

$19.95 each


Air Force Academy
1-1/2" (39mm) / Pure Silver Medal / Round
"Challenge Coin"

Photo © Ken Potter 2003
Rarely Seen!

   This medal, round or "challenge coin" (whatever you want to call it) was minted in pure .999 silver and is rarely seen on the market!
   It is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs 1 oz. and is pure silver.   It measures 1-1/2" (39 mm) in diameter (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99 each
Also available in silver-clad with a "four suites" reverse as a poker card guard for $14.50 each


Air Force Academy
Y2K "Trial" Reverse
1-1/2" (39mm) / Pure Silver Medal
"Challenge Coin"

Photo © Ken Potter 2003
RARE! 125 Limited Mintage!

    This "challenge coin" or medal was minted in an extremely limited trial-run and is rarely ever seen in either the bronze or silver versions in which it was made.  The one offered here is .999+ fine silver (the industry standard for pure) and is limited to an edition of just 125 pieces!  No more than that will ever be made!
   It is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs 1 oz. and is pure silver.   It measures 1-1/2" (39 mm) in diameter (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$46.00 each


Air Force Academy
Y2K "Trial" Reverse
1-1/2" (39mm) / Golden-Bronze
"Challenge Coin"

Photo © Ken Potter 2003
RARE! 125 Limited Mintage!

    This "challenge coin" or medal was minted in an extremely limited trial-run and is rarely ever seen in either the bronze or silver versions in which it was made.  The one offered here is bronze and is limited to an edition of just 125 pieces!  No more than that will ever be made!
   It is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs 26 grams, is struck in an alloy of pure golden-bronze and measures 1-1/2" (39 mm) in diameter (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$19.95 each


Vietnam 3-Piece Set
One Ounce Pure Silver Medals
"Challenge Coins"


Agony Of Vietnam -- Fall Of Saigon -- POW-MIA
One Ounce Pure Silver Medals

Free Display Offer Below!

    These "Challenge Coin" type medals are flawless "cameo" proof-like strikes; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!   They weigh one-ounce each, are struck in .999 pure silver and measure 1-1/2" (39 mm) in diameter (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  The reverse of these medals attests to their silver fineness and weight.   Add this set to your collection today!

Individual pieces from this set may be ordered at $41.99 each

$125.00 for the entire set

Optional presentation box and capsules available at $4.99 additional


The Agony Of Vietnam
Golden-Bronze
"Challenge Coin"

    This "Challenge coin" is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and frosty-white designs is stunning!  The medal is 1-1/2" (39 mm) in diameter (slightly larger than a silver dollar) and is struck in golden-bronze. 

$12.95 each


The Fall Of Saigon
Golden-Bronze Medal
"Challenge Coin"

    This "Challenge coin" type medal, bronze round (or whatever you want to call it) is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and  designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and frosty-white designs is stunning!  The medal is 1-1/2" (39 mm) in diameter (slightly larger than a silver dollar) and is struck in golden-bronze. 

$12.95 each


Vietnam Veterans
Memorial / Gallant Men
One Ounce Pure Silver Medal

"Challenge Coin"


    This "Challenge Coin" type of medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$36.00 each Temp Sold Out


Vietnam Veterans
Memorial
One Ounce Pure Silver Medal
"Challenge Coin"


    This "Challenge Coin" type medal is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99 each
Also available in Silver-Clad For $14.50 each


POW-MIA
"You Are Not Forgotten"
One Ounce Pure Silver
Commemorative Medal


Free Display Offer Below!

    This medal depicts the popular POW-MIA insignia while the flip side depicts a large stylized 1 and a statement attesting to its weight and fineness in silver.
    This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar). Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99 each
Also available in silver-clad for $14.50 each


Desert Storm/Desert Shield
"To Honor All Who Served"
One Ounce Pure Silver
Commemorative Medal


This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar). Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99 each


Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraqi Mobile Scud Missile Launcher
Commemorative Silver Ingot

1 oz. pure .999 fine silver

We have censored this image due to the nature of it's content.
    The Iraqi Mobile Scud Missile Launcher ingot depicts a camel  with a scud missile upright in his mouth and Iraqi soldier swinging a sledge hammer at the camel's exaggerated testicles laying on a tree-stump.  (We have censored this item due to its content.)  It was originally issues for Gulf War-I and is now is being struck for Gulf War-II!   A unique satirical memento to anybody who served (or is serving) in either of the Gulf Wars or for the collector of military memorabilia. 
   This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" and the designs are frosty white.  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs one-ounce and is struck in .999 pure silver
and measures 1.96" x 1.14" and weighs more than a U.S. Silver Dollar.
    The medal's subject matter makes this one extremely collectable and an interesting addition to any military collection.
    Please note:  this is not an Anti-Iraqi or Anti-Muslim item.  Its messages is directed at Saddam Hussein and his political arm that promotes terror.

$41.99 each


Desert Storm
"War Criminals
Must Pay for Their Crimes"

Hitler ~~ Hussein
1 oz. Silver Collectors Ingot

This collectors ingot contains one troy ounce of pure .999 Silver and is larger in weight than a U.S. Silver Dollar. It is one of the most interesting commemorative pieces made during the Gulf War.   It states very clearly that War Criminals must pay for their crimes -- a fact that Saddam has so far escaped.  A unique memento to anybody who served in the Gulf War or for the collector of military memorabilia.

$41.99 each


The New Stealth Bomber
"U.S. Message To The Taliban"

One Ounce Pure Silver
"Challenge Coin"
(Collectors Ingot
)


Free Display Offer Below!
    This "Challenge Coin" or Silver Ingot (silver ingots are often referred to as a "silver art bar" by many collectors) is still the only bar dedicated to the the War On Terror!  Because of one word on the wing of the Stealth Bomber that may be offensive to some -- we have edited it out.  The message says: "If you can read this ... You are XXXXX."  If you will not be offended by this expletive -- then bid freely but you must be 18 or older.
    Please note:  this is not an Anti-Afghani or Anti-Muslim item.  Its messages is directed at the political arm of the Taliban that promotes terror.
    This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs one-ounce and is struck in .999 pure silver
and measures 1.96" x 1.14" and weighs more than a U.S. Silver Dollar.  The medal's subject matter makes this one extremely collectable and an interesting addition to any military collection.

$41.99 each


The New Stealth Bomber
"U.S. Message To The Taliban"
Pure Golden-Bronze
"Challenge Coin"
(Collectors Ingot)
Total Mintage Only 100 Pieces!



Free Display Offer Below!
    This "Challenge Coin" or Bronze Ingot (silver or bronze ingots are often referred to as a "art bar" by many collectors) is still the only bar dedicated to the the War On Terror!  Because of one word on the wing of the Stealth Bomber that may be offensive to some -- we have edited it out.  The message says: "If you can read this ... You are XXXXX."  If you will not be offended by this expletive -- then bid freely but you must be 18 or older.
    Please note:  this is not an Anti-Afghani or Anti-Muslim item.  Its messages is directed at the political arm of the Taliban that promotes terror.
    This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs a bit under one-ounce and is struck in pure golden-bronze
and measures 1.96" x 1.14".  The medal's subject matter makes this one extremely collectable and an interesting addition to any military collection.

$14.99 each


Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraqi Mobile Scud Missile Launcher
"Challenge Coin / Ingot"
Total Mintage Only 100!

Pure Golden-Bronze

Front Of Bar

Back Of Bar

Photo © Ken Potter 2005
Please excuse the reflections in the above images.  The fields are so highly reflective it is difficult to eliminate them from our images.
Total Mintage Only 100!
    The Iraqi Mobile Scud Missile Launcher / Hitler-Hussein War Criminals ingot.  The front depicts a camel with a scud missile upright in his mouth and Iraqi soldier swinging a sledge hammer at the camel's exaggerated testicles laying on a tree-stump.  On the back side features the infamous faces of Hitler and Hussein.   A unique satirical memento to anybody who served (or is serving) in either of the Gulf Wars or for the collector of military memorabilia. 
   This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" and the designs are frosty white.  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs approx. 26 grams and is struck in pure golden bronze
and measures 1.96" x 1.14".
    The medal's subject matter makes this one extremely collectable and an interesting addition to any military collection.
    Please note:  this is not an Anti-Iraqi or Anti-Muslim item.  Its messages is directed at Saddam Hussein and his political arm that promoted terror.

$19.99 each


Thompson Machine Gun
One Ounce Pure Silver
Commemorative Bar / Ingot

Free Display Offer Below!

    The obverse (front) of this commemorative silver ingot (often referred to as a "silver bar" by collectors) features a nice rendition of a Thompson Machine Gun while the reverse (not shown) bears an oval shaped cartouche (suitable for engraving if desired) and a statement of silver weight and purity bordering the lower edge. This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike minted to exacting specifications to create backgrounds that are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and designs that are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!  It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 1.96" x 1.14".  It weighs more than a U.S. Silver Dollar!  The ingot's subject matter makes this one extremely collectable and an interesting addition to any collection.  Add this one to your collection today!


(All currently sold out --- please check back again)


Hitler -- Mussolini
1938 Meeting
of Hitler & Mussolini
Commemorative Medal
One Ounce Pure Silver

    In 1938 The Berlin Mint issued a Commemorative Silver Medal to mark the historic meeting of Hitler & Mussolini.  Today that medal is very rare and you'd have to pay approximately $400 or more if you could even find one.  Later that same medal was released by a private entity as a .999 Silver 1 Unze (1 Ounce) reproduction which we offer an example of here!  The reverse of this medal is the same as the original except that it is marked 1 UNZE .999 F.S. in a very small font to help differentiate it from the original.
    This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar). Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99


Hitler -- Mussolini
Old-Style High Relief Obverse

1938 Meeting
of Hitler & Mussolini
Commemorative Medal
One Ounce Pure Silver


Old-Style High Relief Obverse

    This is the same as the one offered above except that the obverse (front) of this coin was struck with an older die that was in much higher relief than the die that later replaced it.  The higher relief resulted in greater detail of the conjoined busts of Mussolini and Hitler making it a far more astatically pleasing design than the one to follow.  In fact, it was so high in relief that it took more than average pressure to strike the early pieces and an interesting hairline die crack developed in it almost immediately causing the die to shatter prematurely.  In addition to the greater detail this one also features wire rims rather than the wide rims on the die that replaced it.  Very few of these exist today and even the ones we see from time to time on eBay, where the sellers use their original photographs, disappointingly turn out to be the newer variety instead of the scarce one they show.
    This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar). Add this one to your collection today!

$55.00 each


Graf Zeppelin
One Ounce
Commemorative Silver Ingot

    The ingot contains one ounce of pure .999 silver.  It is listed as WEST-6v in the 1991 5th edition of, An Indexed Guide Book of Silver Art Bars. The ingot's subject matter makes this one extremely collectable and an interesting addition to any collection.   A unique memento to the collector of military memorabilia or aviation history. 
   This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs one-ounce and is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 1.96" x 1.14" and weighs more than a U.S. Silver Dollar.

$41.99 each


Desert Storm
U.S. Navy Silver Medal
Fantastic Tripled Date!



    This fabulous U.S Navy Desert Storm medal is made of one ounce .999 pure silver and is 39 mm in diameter (larger than a silver dollar)!  It exhibits some of the nicest die tripling that I've ever seen on a coin or medal.  The tripling shows particularly strong on the entire date on the reverse.  This tripling is super naked-eye stuff!

    As if this wasn't enough, the obverse displays a neat tripled die on much of UNITED STATES NAVY.   While strong doubling is most apparent, close observation will show that there is actually evidence of a very light early impression displayed as an almost complete and almost separate "A" that can be detected between the strongly doubled "A" and "T" of STATES and as a remnant of an extra upper loop of the final "S" of STATES (not shown here but easily detected with the naked eye).  Both of these tripled letters are extremely wide but too light to photograph to best advantage, (due to their lack of depth) and noted here for completeness.  You will be able to easily detect them on the actual coin by tilting it around in the light and looking in the areas noted above.  

    It appears that after the manufacturer created the three misaligned images on the NAVY obverse, he finally gave up on completing the die, as the full design appears incomplete; designs such as the flag and sails on the ship are floating in mid-air sans the mast. This is a magnificent treat for collectors of doubled dies and error collectors in general!  Collectors of military and/or Navy memorabilia will love this one too!

    The variety is listed in the Variety Coin Register as VCR#2/DDO#2/DDR#2.

    The photos shown are from one of several specimens that I have in stock.  They are a perfect representation of the die stage, strength and clarity of the variety offered here. 

$46.00  each


"The South Will Rise Again"
Robert E. Lee
One Ounce Pure Silver
Commemorative Medal


See The Reverse by Clicking Here

Free Display Offer Below!

This outstanding medal depicts Robert E. Lee, a Confederate Flag and a cannon in the foreground.  This is a flawless "cameo" proof-like strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning! It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar).  Add this one to your collection today!

$41.99 each


2003 Cook Islands
George W. Bush / Tony Blair

"Leaders Of The Free World"
Commemorative Silver Dollar

Struck by the London Mint, Ltd.    

    From the sales pitch originally used to sell the coin:  Two Brave Men stood up against the carping criticism of our "Supposed Allies" in the United Nations and leftist Hollywood Personalities -- to do the right thing.  They led a coalition of brave fighting men and women to a stunning victory over the true "Forces of Evil".  The discovery of the Killing Fields and the Torture Chambers of Iraq stand as a grim testament to this humanitarian effort -- an effort that was noble and right!
    George W. Bush and Tony Blair, emerged from this incredible effort as the true "Leaders of the Free World".
    Pictured above is the new British Commonwealth Legal Tender Commemorative Coin that has been issued by the Cook Islands to honor these two outstanding men.
    This is a flawless "cameo" proof strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs 28.26 grams, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 38.61 mm (a bit larger than a U.S. silver dollar).     Add this one to your collection today!

The coin comes packaged with a Certificate Of Authenticity

$45.00 each


2004 Cook Islands
60th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landing
Commemorative Dollar


 


Struck by the London Mint, Ltd.    

    The Normandy Invasion, codenamed Overlord, began on 6th June 1944.  After a month-long air offensive and an allied plan of deception which fooled Hitler into believing that the main attack would come in Pas de Calais, where he held back a powerful armored division, the largest amphibious landing in history got underway.  In the early hours of 6th June, Allied airborne troops landed to seize control of strategic bridges and coastline defenses on the flanks of the invasion zone.  The first Allied troops came ashore at 6:30pm.  By midnight on 6th June, 57,500 US and 75,000 British and Canadian troops had landed in Normandy.  By 25th August 1944 Paris had been liberated by these brave allied soldiers.
    Pictured above is the new British Commonwealth Legal Tender Commemorative Coin that has been issued by the Cook Islands to honor this event.  Featured on it's reverse is an outstanding rendition of the landing.
    This is a flawless "cameo" proof strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs 26.5 grams, has a plain edge, is struck in .999 100 mil pure silver-clad and measures 39.2 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar). Add this one to your collection today! 

The coin comes packaged with a Certificate Of Authenticity

$14.95 each


2005 Cook Islands
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Supreme Commander Of Allied Forces
60th Anniversary VE Day
Commemorative Dollar



Struck by the London Mint, Ltd.    

    By 1943 the tide of World War II was turning.  The Soviet Red Army was pushing back the Germans in Eastern Europe.  The Allies had defeated them in North Africa and were advancing through Italy.  On 6th June 1944 (D-Day), Allied troops landed in occupied France and began to battle their way eastwards.  German was devastated by Allied bombing raids and finally surrendered in 8th May 1945 -  Victory in Europe Day (VE Day).
    Pictured above is the new British Commonwealth Legal Tender Commemorative Coin that has been issued by the Cook Islands to honor this event.  Featured on it's reverse is an outstanding rendition of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    This is a flawless "cameo" proof strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs 26.5 grams, has a plain edge, is struck in .999 100 mil pure silver-clad and measures 39.2 mm (a bit larger than a silver dollar). Add this one to your collection today! 

The coin comes packaged with a Certificate Of Authenticity

$14.95 each



More Military Items In Stock

Custer's Last Stand - The Battle of Little Bighorn 1876 (bust of Custer overlooking Indian warriors in foreground ) // Sitting Bull / Oglala Sioux / Commemorating Custer's Last Stand (Sitting Bull) originally sold at the annual re-enactment ... 1oz. silver round $41.99

United States Air Force - Defenders of the Sky (Insignia) obv.w/Super doubled die reverse as found on the DATE and word STORM ... Only One Left!  $46.00

United States Army - Our Forces On Land (Insignia) obv.w/Super doubled die reverse as found on the DATE and word STORM ... Only One Left!  $46.00

Support Those Who Support Our Country (Presidential Seal) obv. // Operation Desert Storm Reverse 1oz. silver round $41.99

United States Marine Corps (Insignia) obv // Support Those Who Support Our Country (Presidential Seal) rev., small but obvious clipped planchet 1oz. silver round  $41.99

One War Begins ... Another Begins 1945 (comrades in arms returning home) // The Cold War Reverse... in case of issue $41.99


Encapsulation Services

Upon request, we will encapsulate any 39 mm-42 mm round coin or medal (and most rectangular and all heart-shaped 1 oz. silver bars) in a high quality, crystal clear, Air-tite® coin holder and include a clear display stand (as illustrated by the Hank Williams Jr. coin shown above).  Please add $2.50 each.  We will refund any overage sent for items that are too odd shaped to encapsulate (some bars, including those from Hamilton, Great Lakes, Patrick, Green Country and One Mint, will not fit).

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Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
(313)255-8907
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Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076-0232

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