by | Feb 4, 2024 | History, Numismatics

New Rochelle “Companion Medal” NGC MS63

This Companion Medal was given to the same 50 people who received the New Rochelle Proof Coin (New Rochelle Special 50c pieces now trading for $6k-$10k) during the celebration banquet that the Westchester County Coin Club held in 1938.  

An extremely rare piece seldom offered and just as rare as the New Rochelle Special Strike coin and truly a great inclusion to anyone collecting the entire 144 commerorative set!  The medal was manufactured by Tiffany and is Sterling Silver as marked on reverse.

We have the WCCC original documents (not included in this sale) and will be posting additional information shortly as we review the notes from the original founders of the Westchester County Coin Club (WCCC)

According to researcher, Kevin Flynn, the 50 special New Rochelle Half Dollars were “…distributed in dark red boxes with a velvet liner… These had documents specifying which number they were struck. They include[d] a silver medal produced by Tiffany & Company from Lorriland Wise’s original reverse.” This same reverse was used on 1938 medals produced by the Westchester Coin Club of New York to promote the New Rochelle Half Dollars, but those medals were issued by themselves in smaller, gilt boxes.

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