In our latest Coin World Show & Tell Facebook video,
managing editor William T. Gibbs breaks down a 1914 medal commemorating the opening
of the Panama Canal.
Fifty thousand of these medals were struck and placed on the
Cristobal, the first ship to pass through the canal in August 1914.
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These medals are popular with collectors, and are widely available
in the online marketplace. But the one Gibbs shows off is notable
Have a look at the medal and hear its full story:
Our Show & Tell series will feature Coin World editors explaining interesting numismatic items at the Coin World offices in Sidney, Ohio.
Enjoy the video and look out for future Show & Tell segments each week.
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