Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dali "Peace" Medal / Medallion (.999 silver, 1978)

Dali "Peace" Medal / Medallion
(.999 silver, 1978)

There is no shortage of Dali medals, medallions, and coins out there.  This medal is devoted to the topic of peace.

It is dated 1978, measures about 59mm in diameter, and weighs about 100g.  On the edge, it is stamped "silver 999," "E," and "164/350."  Please note that the particular medal pictured here is no longer in my posession; it has been passed on to a proud new owner.

Anyhoo, the medal is shown here with its original satin-lined, flocked presentation case.

Internet information on this medal is lacking.  It is highly unlikely that only 350 of these were produced.  I suspect that the "E" refers to a set, as in the fifth set of 350, for instance.  I can't confirm this because I have not heard of another person with a different letter stamped on the edge.

What I have heard from other owners of this medal, or observed at auction:
  • one person has reported this medal without any serial number on it;
  • one person has reported owning two medals, both stamped "## / 150" with no letter;
  • I observed an online auction of this medal reported to be stamped "EA 61 / 75";
  • I observed an online auction of this medal reported to be stamped "E 100 / 350;"
  • Update 4/25/11: I observed an online auction of this medal reported to be stamped "Israel 0827;"
  • Update 5/21/11: I observed an online auction of this medal stamped "E 78 / 350;"
  • Update: 6/25/11: I observed an online auction of this medal stamped "37 / 150;"
  • Update 7/1/11: I recently observed an auction of two medals represented by the seller as #956 and #1061 of 3,500 originating from an Israel edition;
  • Update 8/6/11: I observed an online auction of this medal reported to be stamped "E 203 / 350;"
  • Update 10/5/11: I recently obtained this medal in a flocked presentation case stamped "AP 68 / 75;"
  • Update 11/5/11: I recently obtained this medal in a flocked presentation case stamped "E 10 / 350;"
  • Update 11/5/11: I recently obtained this medal stamped "Israel 964," with a card indicating a total edition of 3500;
  • Update 8/12/13: I recently obtained this medal in a flocked presentation case stamped "E 285 / 350."
So, regarding the serial numbers, there is no clear consensus as of yet.  If you have one of these medals, please report in with details.

It's a pretty cool medal.  Not too common, but it does turn up on auction from time to time.  Prices have ranged from about $225 to $350.  That's a huge range, but the market speaks for itself.  Happy hunting.
(8/12/13 update: prices average around $200)

2 comments:

Guy Grobler said...

How much do you think the prototype of this medallion would be worth? would it be worth more then the medallion?

chazzinnc said...

i have this medal same box on the side it is marked eithe looks like a 9 0 and backwards c or co6 the other way it is not marked made in isreal any one know