Coin and Paper Money Collecting/medallions

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medal
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bezel
bezel  
would you happen to know what these are exactly? I have no clue thanks

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Hi Russ,
They appear to be copies of a French commemorative medals set made in 1822. Originals have some info on the back including the birth and death years of the person shown on the medal in Roman numerals. I have seen later copies made of dull gray base metal, these are blank on the opposite side. As I can see the gold color flaking off and revealing the dull gray metal, and due to design being crude compared to the originals, I would say that is what you have here.
Thanks for the question! :)

You can compare visually this one: http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,144253612,var,Jean-Fernel-1822,language,E.h

and this one: http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,144253612,var,Jean-Fernel-1822,language,E.h

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My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.

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