1722 1/2P ROSA AMER DEI GRATIA,, SCARCE!, 104.55/50011002, AU55 PCGS
1807 50C DRAPED BUST HALF DOLLAR, OVERTON-102,, 39339.30/32018211, VF30 PCGS
1844 $1 LIBERTY SEATED SILVER DOLLAR,, PQ!, 6930.55/2801847, AU55 PCGS
1847-C G$2.5 LIBERTY HEAD TWO & A HALF DOLLAR GOLD,,, 7745.53/31894702, AU53 PCGS
1866 2C TWO CENT, RED BROWN, PQ!, 3589.65/32004565, MS65RB PCGS
1878-CC $1 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR,, PQ!, 7080.64/30757938, MS64 PCGS
1891-CC G$5 LIBERTY HEAD FIVE DOLLAR GOLD, CAC,, 8378.62/17233038, MS62 PCGS
1906 50C BARBER HALF DOLLAR, CAC, PQ!, 6504.58/16026346, AU58 PCGS
1930-F 5M GERMANY FIVE MARK, GRAF ZEPPELIN,, 301929.63/4187855-004, MS63 NGC
1936 1C LINCOLN CENT, BRILLIANT PROOF, PQ!, 3335.64/1280161-004, PR64RD NGC
1957 50C FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR, PROOF CAMEO, PQ!, 86698.67/31489009, PR67CAM PCGS
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Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the countries armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
We recently added this medal on our website and thought the history would be interesting to our collectors. On March 2, 1929, the 70th Congress approved the act to enable the mothers and widows of the deceased soldiers, sailors and marines to make a pilgrimage to the cemeteries. The Pilgrimage Act, as it was called, directed the Secretary of War to determine the total number of women eligible and the number willing to travel to Europe. Responsibility for travel arrangements and tours also fell to the Secretary of War, who had the office of the Quartermaster General of the Army handle the mechanics of the act. Congress, on Feb. 7, 1930, appropriated $5,386,367.00 to remain available for the duration...
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