Coins / Medals / Medallions

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Medal 1, ObverseMedal 1, Reverse

Portrait Medal, 1929, Jules Verne, Literature Science Geographie, 1828-1905
Designed by French Sculptor and Medalist Raoul Lamourdedieu (1877-1953)


Medal 2, ObverseMedal 2, Reverse
Portrait Medal, 1955, Jules Venre 1828-1905, Science-Geographie-Fiction

Designed by French Sculptor and Medalist R. B. Baron (Roger B. Baron) (1907-1994)
68mm, Bronze. Created for la Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)
The reverse mentions the books:
- Le Tour du monde en 80 jours
- 5 Semaines en ballon
- Voyage del la terre a la lune
- 20 mille lieues sous le mers
and shows a modern high altitude balloon, a map showing Africa and Europe, a map of part of the moon, a modern submarine, and an octopus (note: it should be a squid)



Image Courtesy: Nicholas A. Sicurella, 1998
The above is a Russian medal (bronze) issued in 1982. It was minted to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jules Verne (though it actually appeared 4 years after this event!)
The sculptor was M. Shmakov, and the medal was struck by the Leningrad Mint. The Medal is 59.7 mm in diameter and is struck in high relief.


Image Courtesy: Gerald Pavano
1978 - Birth of Jules Verne - Franklin Mint
This "coin" was produced in Silver by the Franklin Mint. The Franklin Mint is a United States Company, that produces limited edition "collectibles" like books, coins or model cars! This particular example was produced in 1978 for the anniversay of Verne's birth.
(in the above images, the "black" is a high gloss silver, and the "white" is a frosted silver.)



19xx France - Medallion issued by Foire International, Nantes, France. Particulars of this medallion uncertain. (Foire International is a large convention in Nantes). Bronze coloured, with some of the colouring chipping on this example. "GLORIA" near edge on both sides.



Image Courtesy: Nicholas A. Sicurella, 1998
A unifaced medal showing the emblem of the French Naval vessel BAP Jules Verne set in a round mahogany plaque. The emblem design is a Mermaid with Hammer and Flaming Anvil.
The medal is 74 mm in diameter, and the plaque is 110mm and 14mm thick. It is struck in high relief and has an "Art Deco" look to it.
It has the initials FIA to the right of the flaming anvil.
The French Naval vessel BAP Jules Verne went into active service on June 1, 1976. 
(BAP = Bâtiment Atelier Polyvalent which in English is a "Technical Support and Supply" Ship) (See external links BAP JV 1 and BAP JV 2) information on the BAP Jules Verne.
This is the 2nd French Naval vessel with the name Jules Verne, the first being a Ravitailleur de sous-marins Jules Verne(Submarine Tender), launched in 1931.

Wine Taster from French Naval vessel BAP Jules Verne with Mermaid with Hammer and Flaming Anvil Medallion in bottom.
The wine taster is hallmarked fia, lyon(under),the f+a+lyon form a circle.
Size is 3"1/4 diameter.
information on the BAP Jules Verne.

Medallion showing the emblem of the French Naval vessel BAP Jules Verne with Mermaid with Hammer and Flaming Anvil.
information on the BAP Jules Verne.


1964 France - Medallion issued by Gaz de France for the launch (Sept 8, 1964) of the ship Jules Verne, le premiere navire Methanier Francais.
68 mm Bronze, Designed by French Sculptor and Medalist Roger B. Baron (1907-1994)


1996 Cuba - 10 Peso Silver coin, commemorating Jules Verne with an image of the Nautilus.
(The image above, is as issued, including the coloured effect)


1994 Amiens, France - 3 ECU (CU) AMIENS - Jules Verne. Production of 20,000
A coin produced for the City of Amiens, valid for the dates: December 1994 to February 1995
( Issued in denominations of 1 (CU - 20,000), 3 (CU - 20,000), 20 (AG - 1,000), 30 (AG - 1,500)3, and xx ECU - see below )


1994 Amiens, France - 30 ECU (Ag - Silver) AMIENS - Jules Verne. Production of 1500


1994 Amiens, France - ?? ECU (Gold) AMIENS - Jules Verne, Production of ?



New Orleans Medallion, ObverseNew Orleans Medallion, Reverse

1972 - A Tribute to Jules Verne - Rex
There are many variations to the above token/medallion. They were produced in 1972 for distribution at Mardi Gras. They are called Rex Doubloons and are struck in various metals.
The above example is shown larger than life. Its real size is 38mm, and is made of a light metal alloy, probably Aluminum.  (This token was given to me by my brother-in-law, David Riley.) 
Image Courtesy: Nicholas A. Sicurella, 1998
1972 - A Tribute to Jules Verne - Rex
The variation of the Mardi Gras Rex Doubloon at left, is antique bronze, and the one on the right is oxidized silver plated bronze.
They are struck in high relief. They were also struck in Gold and Siver.



1978 - Classics Children Love - Krewe of Pontchartrain
This Mardi Gras token celebrates classic childrens literature. the image depicts 2 children reading and acting as book ends to 7 books. The right hand book is Mysterious Island. Arranged in a circle around the children, are the names of authors: Verne, Cooper, Dumas, Wells, Hugo, Sewell, Twain, Scott, Stevenson


Image Courtesy: Nicholas A. Sicurella, 1998
1979 - A Tribute to Jules Verne - Alla
This Mardi Gras token is called an Alla Mini Doubloon. It is made of a light alloy, probably aluminum and comes in sets with a variety of colours, including purple, green and gold.


1979 - A Tribute to Jules Verne - Alla
This Mardi Gras token is a collectible version of the previous token. It is made of a heavier material, and has a high raised surface. The reverse of this particular specimen is enamelled and coated with plastic (the plastic coating is quite thick)


1986 - Fantastic World of Fiction - Mystic Krewe of Carnival
Among the images drawn from fiction is the Disney representation of the Nautilus.



1999 - A Tribute to Jules Verne - Bacchus
This Mardi Gras token depicts Verne surrounded by his fantastic vehicles. Made of a light weight material (Aluminum likely) it is shown here in Gold and Purple.


1999 - A Tribute to Jules Verne / Riding Lieutenant - Bacchus
This Mardi Gras token has the words "Riding Lieutenant" across the top, and "A Tribute to Jules Verne" across the bottom. I suspect it is tossed from the "Riding Lieutenant's" Float. It has the same year as the above Bacchus token.
Note: The Token is black, and is very hard to see when scanned!

200? USA - Disney Commemorative Token,
#36 in a series. 20,000 Legues Under the Sea movie.In "blister pack" with "Trading Card"


1996 - Time Warp Tazo, Jules Verne, 1828-1905, #219, 3 points - Frito Lay/Warner Bros.
This token is made of plastic, and commemorates Jules Verne. The image is Daffy Duck, dressed like Verne, seated at a desk writing with a feather quill. Behind him is a squid from 20,000 Leagues. The token is coloured plastic, and has raised, glow in the dark hightlights. These would have been in packages of Frito Lay chips and cheesies

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