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Old 08-16-2013, 13:01   #1
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Oriiginal 10th Group coin cast

10th Group CSM is looking for the original 10th Group Coin Cast; they have decided to return to its roots and would like to establish the original coin as the official 10th Group Coin. The CSM believes that an expat may either have and know where this cast is located. Any assistance in locating this piece of history will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-16-2013, 13:38   #2
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George, I have an original coin that has never been carried as it is my wife's. If they can use it to cast a new mold I would let them use it as long as I get it back. It is engraved but I think any half way decent mold maker can fix that.

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Old 08-16-2013, 14:06   #3
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Check with Venus Jewelers, Bancock
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LOL, does every SF group know about Venus Jewelers?
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Old 08-17-2013, 15:16   #5
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LOL, does every SF group know about Venus Jewelers?
I've got the contact info for Venus, if needed. They currently (last year, anyway) only accept payment via wire transfer to a domestic Bank of America account. I mention this, because it kind of freaks some people out. "Send the money to this guy's BOA acct. in Arizona and we 'll send you a ring from Thailand."
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:07   #6
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As near as we can assess, the original coin was made in either Bad Tolz or Munich. since the early 50's or 60's when the coin was made, there is no record or trace of who made them.

We have the lightning bolt version that is currently being re-cast for 1-10.
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As near as we can assess, the original coin was made in either Bad Tolz or Munich. since the early 50's or 60's when the coin was made, there is no record or trace of who made them.

We have the lightning bolt version that is currently being re-cast for 1-10.
Twin lightning bolts?

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Twin lightning bolts?

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Nope.. there are three on the coin.
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Stras, are you saying that the original coin was minted in the 50s or 60s?? I thought Col Greene made the original in 69.
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10th Group CSM is looking for the original 10th Group Coin Cast; they have decided to return to its roots and would like to establish the original coin as the official 10th Group Coin. The CSM believes that an expat may either have and know where this cast is located. Any assistance in locating this piece of history will be greatly appreciated.

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George, do you have a picture of the original coin? Is it the Trojan Horse coin with a different obverse engraving?
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Old 08-26-2013, 00:10   #11
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I think it might have been the same jeweler in Bad Tölz that did the sterling silver DUI that a couple of guys had on their Class A's. I just can't think of his name right now.... I'll do a little more thinking and try to gather some intel. I'm in the AO, so I can make some phonecalls if needed.
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Old 08-26-2013, 15:15   #12
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Original coin

Boys you can stand down. The local SFA Chapter has what the CSM thinks is the original 10th Group coin, not the 1/10 (Bad Tölz). When we got this note we clarified what he was looking for. My guess the CMD group had moved away from the original in the past few years and had a top three minted? We took over supplying the normal coin due to the restrictions of active duty units buying a bulk supply. We have couple hundred and have the mold so we can mint as many as needed. Good conversation though. Any one with questions can let me know.
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HUA. Thanks Don.
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I think it might have been the same jeweler in Bad Tölz that did the sterling silver DUI that a couple of guys had on their Class A's. I just can't think of his name right now.... I'll do a little more thinking and try to gather some intel. I'm in the AO, so I can make some phonecalls if needed.
you're thinking of Eichmann's Goldschmiede.

The son, who now runs the store, has no recollection of the coins being made there.
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Old 08-28-2013, 00:36   #15
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you're thinking of Eichmann's Goldschmiede.

The son, who now runs the store, has no recollection of the coins being made there.
Stras, I think it was Eichmann on Marktstrasse who made the sterling silver unit crests. As for the coins, I think there was another Juwelier/Goldschmied involved...
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