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USS Constitution
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USS Constitution (IX-21) (1925 - 1975)
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USS Constitution Miscellaneous Memorabilia



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Constitution 97k USF Constitution copper 1841 Hard Times Token. Tommy Trampp
Constitution 153k USF Constitution pin seeking restoration funding in 1925. Tommy Trampp
Constitution 589k USS Constitution tokens/medals from the 1927-1930 restoration effort of "Old Ironsides" in Boston, MA. Tommy Trampp
Constitution 266k
Constitution 122k USF Constitution commemorative token. During "Old Ironsides" national tour she made calls at the ports of Astoria and Portland, Oregon in August 1933, and Longview, Washington 24-26 August 1933. Tommy Trampp
Constitution 72k USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" national tour commemorative token from Bremerton, WA. visit in 1933. Tommy Trampp
Constitution 66k USS Constitution 1934 Navy Day token. Tommy Trampp
Constitution 725k A three cent green stamp issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of USS Constitution Stamp issued, 21 October 1947. Bureau of Engraving and Printing; Stamp design by Andrew H. Hepburn - U.S. Government; Department of the Post Office
Image obtained from the private collection, by Gwillhickers (real name unknown).
Robert Hurst
Constitution 398k USF Constitution 1976 New Orleans Mardi Gras tokens
MARDI GRAS TOKEN HISTORY - New Orleans Mardi Gras tokens were first minted in 1960 when Rex, King of Mardi Gras, presented the first tokens to his loyal subjects, by throwing them from his parade floats. Many parade organizations, called krewes, soon picked up on this new concept. They placed their crest or emblem on the obverse, and the yearly theme of their parade on the reverse of the dated tokens.

H. Alvin Sharp, a very gifted inventor and artist, came up with the idea and designed many of them. He named these tokens, "doubloons". Those doubloons that are thrown to the crowds are made from lightweight 15 gauge aluminum with some of them anodized different colors. The "heavies", as they are called, are minted from thicker 10 gauge aluminum, bronze, .999 silver, and other metals. Most of these are handed out to relatives and friends as favors.

Truly a work of art, these silver-dollar sized tokens measure about 1-1/2” in diameter. Not only are they collected in the New Orleans area, but all around the country, and the world as well. They are highly desirable for rare dates, rare krewes, and for the collectible subject matter on the reverses.

They have never been sold to the general public by the organizations since they were only made for Mardi Gras throws and favors. They are minted in limited quantities each year, and many hundred's of thousands in collections were lost in the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. /font>

Tommy Trampp
Constitution 431k USS Constitution Military Fest Certificates. Usually sold or given as souvenirs or entry tickets to an event. Given out or sold at Military Reunions, Encampments, Clubs, Enactments, Etc. Highly collectible by Military Buff's. Tommy Trampp
Constitution 223k USS Constitution Once A Chief Always A Chief USN Navy CPO Challenge Coin. Tommy Trampp
Constitution 102k USS Constitution Museum commemorative medallion made from copper removed from the hull of USS Constitution. The copper was installed in time for Queen Elizabeth's historic visit to "Old Ironsides" in 1976. Forty years later, the USS Constitution Museum has used the same copper to create this unique collector's item.
The obverse of the medallion depicts USS Constitution under full sail encircled by the words “USS CONSTITUTION” and “Old Ironsides.” The image is taken from an oil painting by Marshall Johnson (1850-1921), owned by the USS Constitution Museum.
A decorative officer’s button inspired the medallion's reverse. Currently part of the Museum's collection, the original gilt brass button was authorized by the Navy's uniform regulations of 1802 and depicts an American bald eagle and anchor. The Museum embellished the image with the core values of the United States Navy: Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
Tommy Trampp
Constitution 367k USS Constitution Museum commemorative brass coin. It celebrates those who have served aboard her both in battle and in peace. This brass coin was cast from a previous copper medallion.
On the obverse of the coin is an image of USS Constitution under full sail with the words USS CONSTITUTION-Old Ironsides. The image is taken from an oil painting by Marshall Johnson, part of the museum's collection. On the reverse side is a design inspired by the sea bag of Gunner John Lord who served on board USS Constitution between 1824 and 1828; the sea bag is also part of the USS Constitution Museum's collection.
Tommy Trampp

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