So Called Dollars


What is a So Called Dollar?

A token or medal (not a coin) that generally commemorates a public or special event, a famous person, or a famous place. Some examples would include world's fairs, town or state anniversaries, statue dedications, and other events or historical figures in American history. They generally measure between 33 and 45 mm in diameter, and most collectors stick to pieces made prior to 1962 or so, due partially to the fact that this is when Harold Hibler and Charles Kappen's book on the subject was published