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Gallery Mint Museum Box706 EurekaSprings AR 72632 
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I absolutely LOVE your idea of creating this scrapbook.
This is a great way of answering questions that come up a lot. 
Ron Landis ...Sun, 30 Jul 2000 11:59:06
2003
ScrapBook Subjects
Page
Index
Links
Link: Two Decadrachm Experimental Strikes
Link: Texas Renaissance Festival 'Roller Mill Mint'
Link: The Winged Lady Finds A Mysterious Coin...
Link: The First Thing Produced As Gallery Mint!
Link: Chronological Catalogue Of GMM Publications
Link: Chronological Listing Of GMM Creations
Link: Chronological Log Of Landis Carvings
Enlargement scans available on WWW and ScrapBook CD-ROM. 
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A John Wright photograph.
Decadrachm Reproduction Struck On Coin Silver Planchet
  • Two Decadrachm Experimental Strikes
       My corresponding friend, John Wright, bought these two beautiful hunks of silver from TheGuys at FUN2003 in Florida this January. What wonderful luck to be in the right place at the right time. John found the time somehow to create scans for us of his FUN2003 acquisitions and I'll be sharing more of them with you as time permits. It seems that it is true that if you want something done you should ask a busy person to do it for you... I don't know where John found the time but I reckon he simply made the time for us! Thanks John! EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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    A John Wright photograph.
    Decadrachm Reproduction Reverse Die Brockage Strike

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Click for Strip Obverse (left), Ron Landis, Roller Mill Coin Press or Strip Reverse (right) enlargement on CD-ROM
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Ron Landis busy at work running copper strips through the Roller Mill Mint.

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COPPER Early High Relief Art Medal Dies
44.7mm - 10.6mm thick - 5 ounces - plain edge
  • The Winged Lady Finds A Mysterious Coin...
    Enlargements available on both WWW and ScrapBook CD-ROM    What could possible be better than finding one of Ron Landis' 5 ounce silver High Relief Art Medals, less than 50 created, to add to my GMM/Landis collection? We have visited previously about these wonderful Landis creations in SBsubjects; 1) Link: High Relief 5oz Silver Medal and 2) Link: Dedicated to the Preservation of the Numismatic Arts.
       Finding an apparent pattern struck in copper or a trial strike in brass would definitely be COOL! That couldn't really happen could it? How about finding both of these creations? Well... only if you peek into Ron's personal coin cabinet when he isn't around to run you off. ;-)
       Only Ron could tell us whether the copper High Relief Art Medal strike shown above was actually done with a very early version of the production dies or a totally separate set of pattern dies. There are so many drastic differences that I sure thought it was struck from a different set of dies than the production dies. Now then... the legend at the bottom is incomplete around the edges but I extrapolate that it could be; The Winged Lady Finds A Mysterious Coin And Wonders. Perhaps there is more accurate information available from another source. If I discover more detailed information I'll be sure and let you know.
       Finding a brass High Relief Art Medal trial strike, as shown below, from the final production dies would normally be THE DISCOVERY of my first trip of 2003 to Eureka Springs. It has the misfortune of being overshadowed in this SBsubject because it was found with the unique copper early strike. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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    BRASS High Relief Art Medal Production Dies
    45.7mm - 11.5mm thick - 5 ounces - detailed edge
       The large Numismatic Arts medal had only the one pair of dies. However, they exist with three different legends in the exergue. The first one, "The Winged Lady....." is unique. The legend was changed to read Project Segovia, and only a few were produced... less than ten, possibly only 4-5 pieces. Then, as things changed, I changed it again to the Gallery Mint Museum variety. Ron Landis...Friday, April 04, 2003 2:23PM

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SILVER U.S.S. Daniel T. Griffin DE54/APD38 Medal
37.3mm - 3.1mm thick - 1 ounce - reeded edge
  • The First Thing Produced As Gallery Mint!
       The "Danny T" medal was a custom job I did for a customer I met at the Texas Renaissance Festival. It was completed here in Arkansas, and was possibly the first thing produced as Gallery Mint. It was struck at the Sunshine Mint in Idaho. This was way before we had the cool presses we have today, and had to be farmed out. It was for a 50 year reunion of the guys on the ship which was a destroyer escort. Only 200 pieces were struck. Ron Landis...Friday, April 04, 2003 2:23PM
       Dang! Now I have something else to search for... well, it certainly keeps me off the streets and out of the bars at night. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen

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Publications Catalogue
  • Chronological Catalogue Of GMM Publications
    Enlargements available on both WWW and ScrapBook CD-ROM    I just created webpage... GMM Publications Catalogue for all y'all. Ron loaned me his personal file of publications, news releases and clippings while I was in Eureka Springs this time. First I used it to update the inventory Daniel Lightsey helped me build a couple years ago. Then I looked at the results and decided I should capture the article titles in each publication... another day shot!
       Please check out Link:GMM Publications Catalogue and let me know if you find any goofs on my part. I also cheerfully accept suggestions if I can find the time to work them into this conglomeration of webpages. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen

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Creations Timeline
  • Chronological Listing Of GMM Creations
    Enlargements available on both WWW and ScrapBook CD-ROM    It has been MANY months since I last looked at webpage... Gallery Mint Museum Creations Timeline because I was spending all my time working on SBsubjects. A corresponding friend asked me if I could provide all the issue prices of the GMM creations so it pushed me to update my Timeline so I could add the requested price information to it.
       You can check out my efforts on Link:Gallery Mint Museum Creations Timeline. You will note I am still working on it. Haven't added the 2003 issues yet. I am also certain that I have not included a number of the show tokens and such that TheGuys have created the last few years. Any additions, corrections or amplifications you can provide me would be GREATLY appreciated! EMail:Verne R. Walrafen

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Click to view Ron's Log of Hand Engravings
  • Chronological Log Of Landis Carvings
    Enlargements available on both WWW and ScrapBook CD-ROM    What a wonderful trip to Eureka Springs! Obtaining access to... Log of Hobo Nickels Hand Engraved by Ron Landis - Beginning in 1993 is right up there with unearthing a previously unknown Leonardo Da Vinci Notebook. Actually this fantastic resource documents a variety of coin carvings as Ron didn't stick totally to nickels but he started out that way... thus the title he used for his Log.
       I am going to create a separate webpage Link:Log of Hobo Nickels Hand Engraved by Ron Landis so I can update it as Ron continues to carve coins. Otherwise this SBsubject tends to get lost down inside the ScrapBook as new SBsubjects accumulate on top of it. Since it is now tax season it may be a bit until I get time to transfer all the Log information into my new webpage. Please be patient with me. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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