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  1. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/08/28/esper-says-he-will-back-medal-of-honor-for-iraq-war-hero-alwyn-cashe/
  2. Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson; September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He became regarded as a sports icon for his seven consecutive Tour de France wins from 1999 to 2005, the most in the event's history. However, Armstrong's reputation was tarnished by a doping scandal and he was stripped of all of his achievements from August 1998 onward, including his seven Tour de France titles.
  3. Not sure whether the previous example is heat damage or just some sort of discolouration? But this one looks pretty convincing!!
  4. Happened across this Silver Eagle with what appears to be some sort of discolouration. Wondered whether if is one of the heat damaged examples? “The 2001 silver eagle BU PCGS certified coin was the most common coin found at the vault under the world trade center. It took months to retrieve the coins from the sub-basement where the vault with these coins where located. Some special WTC 2001 Coin to look for would be coins found to display heat marks making the coin black in spots. These coins are often referred as "end roll coins" because they where the last or first coin in
  5. Johnny Gleave was very well known figure around St Asaph. He always seemed a very cheerful person. He was brought up in one of the pubs in Chester Street, which his mother ran.
  6. Handy link for anyone interested in the Victorian policing of Hertfordshire. https://shenleymiscellany.wordpress.com
  7. John W Pierson From Holywell (possibly also served in Flintshire Constabulary, certainly would have been in Gwynedd Constabulary) Lived in Prestatyn. Nick name "The Kraut" Love France was always going over there. Possibly married a German women? Collar number 933 Traffic Sgt in Prestayn at some point Traffic Sgt Prestatyn 1960's and early 1970's Sgt Rhyl (response) 1973 Sgt Prestatyn (response 17th July 1978). Sgt Rhyl (response) 1980's Went to live in France after he retired. Died in a nursing home in Rhyl (had dementia) was in his 90's. Male officer- h
  8. Here is what appears to be another example? Looks to me like a 1887 Jubilee Medal or 1897 Jubilee Medal 1902 Coronation Medal 1887 Jubilee Medal with 1897 clasp? would be interested to hear other people’s views.
  9. Nice to see some more examples of Gulf War sovereigns on the market. Albeit there price is slowly creeping up!!
  10. Would be interested to hear opinions as to how, what I believe to be a Confederate army snake belt buckle, came to be found the concrete foundations of a property built in 1901 in Queensland Australia? It’s been cleaned up and is in remarkably good condition. I believe these buckles were manufactured in England for the Confederate army but also used on Union troops. Did Australia also use them?
  11. An interesting read...... https://steemit.com/steemsilvergold/@ironshield/911-the-untold-story-of-the-wtc-building-4-underground-vaults
  12. The 2001 silver eagle BU PCGS certified coin was the most common coin found at the vault under the world trade center. It took months to retrieve the coins from the sub-basement where the vault with these coins where located. Some special WTC 2001 Coin to look for would be coins found to display heat marks making the coin black in spots. These coins are often referred as "end roll coins" because they where the last or first coin in a role and these coins would have absorbed most of the destructive power of the falling buildings and the fire that burned at the world trade center.
  13. Seems to be a pattern forming here... Just recently, the U.S. Mint has sold a small amount of 2017 American Silver Eagles to a few dealers in a blind-bid auction. This inventory was not accounted for in 2017. Instead of "de-trashing" or melting down these coins as normal protocol, the United States Mint has decided to release these coins a whole 3 years after they were minted! This has only been done 1 other time in the 35 year history of the United States Mint! This is being called the 2020 "West Point Hoard" by PCGS. Don't forget, these were released from the Mint 3 years af
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