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Link: El Alc醶ar De Segovia
Link: Windjammer Barefoot Cruises Doubloon
Link: S/V Yankee Clipper
Link: Segovia Mint Logo Sans WaterWheel
Link: A Complicated And Interesting Numismatic Specimen
Link: Museo De La Moneda - PROYECTO Segovia
Link: Museo De La Moneda - PROJECT Segovia
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This WebPage Dedicated to Segovia, Spain Medals
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Alcazar Segovia - 1989       Silver - 33.0-33.5mm
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  • El Alc醶ar De Segovia

  •    This early medal may well reflect the start of Ron's interest in the Segovia, Spain region in general and the Segovia Mint in particular. He went on to build a set of roller dies to demonstrate how the Segovia Mint created coinage hundreds of years ago. We have some wonderful Texas RenFest Trade Tokens as a result. Anything Ron gets involved in always benefits us all.
       The "Alc醶ar De Segovia" castle was built on the site of an old Arab stronghold, and is a good example of Spanish Gothic architecture. The rear fa鏰de of the castle has very slim, stone towers that rise high above the merlon topped walls. A fire ravaged much of the castle's interior in the mid-1800s, but it has been completely restored.
       When Ron created this early Segovia medal he chose his Royal Mint 1989 Annual Renaissance Medal obverse die to use as the reverse. It is always COOL to find these matings of other Landis creations with new pieces. Both of these medals are really nice Landis creations! EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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    Royal Mint 1989 Annual Renaissance Medal       Brass
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    Windjammer "Doubloon"
    Silver - Die Trial - 28.7-30.0mm
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  • Windjammer Barefoot Cruises Doubloon

  •    Above on the left we see Ron headed off toward the creation of a "Doubloon" for the Link:Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, Ltd. company. They wanted a medal that had the flavor of a Spanish Doubloon. This circa 1989-1992 specimen appears to be a trial strike before any legend was added around the periphery of the die. (See the "Eureka Springs" note below for what this die actually is.) Ron used a previously existing Royal Mint budded cross die, above on the right, as a reverse for this trial strike. A budded cross has "flaring or flowering" at the end of each arm.
       The reason we know that Ron was working on this Windjammer "Doubloon" die in the 1989-1992 timeframe will become apparent as you read the following SBsubjects on this webpage. We will find this unfinished terminal die paired up with Ron's work on a Segovia 1/2 ounce silver medal dated 1992. We will also find a 11 January 1989 Coin World news release showing the "1992" Segovia medal. Nothing is ever simple when trying to research past activities of this nature.
       Ron said the Windjammer folks wanted a medal that had the flavor of a Spanish "doubloon." To me a doubloon means a Spanish gold piece. You will note that Ron didn't model his reverse die after the gold 1 Escudos below left but rather it is most similar to the silver 8 Reales, a "piece-of-eight," below right. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
       Eureka Springs - 12 August 2003: Ron informed me of two significant facts about these pieces. First... the "1992" Segovia medals were being created several years before the 500th Aniversary Year of 1992 so the 11 January 1989 Coin World article makes perfect sense. That makes the project year more properly 1988. Second... what I took to be the unfinished first stage of the Windjammer "Doubloon" reverse die was actually its terminal stage. After the project evaporated on TheGuys, Ron ground the "Windjammer Barefoot Cruises" legend off the die and used it for various trial strikes around the mint. I saw the actual die today along with the large castle, small castle and small lion punches that Ron used to create it with originally. COOL! EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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    1607 - King Philip III - 1 Escudo - Segovia Mint
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    1635 - King Philip IIII - 8 Reales - Segovia Mint

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    S/V Yankee Clipper
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    Yankee Clipper Medal
    Copper - Die Trial - 33.3mm
  • S/V Yankee Clipper

  •    Next we see the same unfinished terminal Windjammer "Doubloon" reverse die being used for this trial strike of Ron's Yankee Clipper obverse die for the proposed Link:Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, Ltd. company's "Doubloon". This is the only known strike of this "YANKEE CLIPPER" obverse die and, to the best of Ron's recall, no actual production medals were ever produced for the Windjammer folks. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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    S/V Yankee Clipper
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       Built in 1927, CRESSIDA, was one of the only armor plated private yachts in the world. Confiscated during World War II as a war prize, she was later acquired by the Vanderbilt's and renamed PIONEER. Racing off Newport Beach, California, PIONEER was considered one of the fastest tall ships on the west coast. In 1965, she joined the Windjammer Fleet and was christened the YANKEE CLIPPER. Link:S/V Yankee Clipper ... 6-Days St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

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    Segovia Castle / Windjammer "Doubloon"
    Silver - Die Trial - 27.9-30.2mm
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  • Segovia Mint Logo Sans WaterWheel

  •    Here again we find the unfinished terminal Windjammer "Doubloon" reverse die... this time being used as a reverse die for a trial strike of Ron's Segovia Mint "castle." This is Ron's first step toward the creation of half ounce silver medals for the Segovia Mint Restoration Project. The other obverse die detail would be added later to create the "MUSEO DE LA MONDEA" obverse working die. A medal struck from that die is shown here on the right.
       Note that, during this phase of the Segovia Project medal die creation, there is still no sort of legend around the periphery of the Windjammer "Doubloon" reverse die. If we hadn't found a specimen with such a legend (coming up in the SBsubject immediately below) it sure would have been easy to conclude that this die had never gotten finished.
       The waterwheel on the left above is the logo Ron designed for the Segovia Mint in 1992. You can see a sideview of a very similar waterwheel on Ron's medal. Glenn recently informed us that the 20-blade waterwheel on the right above is what the original Segovia Mint actually was equipped with. Glenn has asked Ron to design a new logo for them. I look forward to what Ron comes up with. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen

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    Segovia/Windjammer
    Silver - Die Trial - 27.4-28.7mm
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  • A Complicated And Interesting Numismatic Specimen

  •    Now we get down to the really fun stuff. This die trial has absolutely everything one could ever wish for! This specimen is the Rosetta Stone that ties the Windjammer and Segovia medals together ...PLUS... it has other exceptionally interesting numismatic aspects.
       This is a die trial ...NOT a production error ...NOT a pi鑓e de caprice! Actually, it could be a die trial of either the Segovia Project obverse die ...or... the Windjammer "Doubloon" reverse die. At this point the Segovia obverse die has all the additional detail necessary to strike those medals ...and... the Windjammer reverse die has its legend of "Windjammer Barefoot Cruises."
       PLUS... TheGuys didn't create a new silver planchet to hot strike this die trial. They grabbed a previously existing medal of the approximate size and weight of the final Segovia Project ".5 Oz. Ag" medal. This leads me to believe that this specimen is actually a trial of the Segovia obverse die and not a trial of the Windjammer reverse die. This conclusion is also supported by the fact that you really can't even see the full legend on the Windjammer reverse die because the silver planchet was simply too small. All this isn't really terribly important anyway since this is a wonderful specimen regardless of precisely why it was created.
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    "Pan" Medal - Brass
    It captures both dies for us so we can document and enjoy Ron's work.
       The enlarged scans on the left and right above show portions of the original underlying Royal Mint "Pan" medal. We have visited this medal previously in SBsubject Link:The Road To Perfection. The bust of Pan is quite clear on the original obverse of this specimen. The original reverse shows some sort of wreath of leaves plus a set of eight heavy parallel bars. These two design components don't "feel" like they belong together... as if the original medal had already been multi-struck itself. I know I have seen the "heavy bars" design element on a medal someplace so I'll keep my eyes open and perhaps this puzzle will become more understandable at some future date.
       FINALLY... I bet you thought we were already done with this puppy ...small number punches were used on this piece sometime after being overstruck. It is hard to see each and every punch mark on the reverse of this specimen from these relatively small scans. There are three "2" punches, four "3" punches and four "5" punches scattered randomly about in varying orientations and mostly in the open field areas of this piece. The purpose for these punch marks has been lost in time. OK! Now I think I'm actually done... :-) EMail:Verne R. Walrafen

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    PROYECTO Segovia "1/2 Oz Ag" Medal
    Silver - 27.7-28.4mm
  • Museo De La Moneda - PROYECTO Segovia

  •    I figured I'd never see the Spanish variety of Ron's hot struck silver Segovia medals when Glenn told me that the medals which went to Spain had been stolen. Then... while browsing through Ron's Museum Collection there was a "PROYECTO" medal!
       An interesting and readily noticeable difference between the English "PROJECT" and the Spanish "PROYECTO" versions of this medal is that in the exergue the English die reads ".5 Oz. Ag" while the Spanish die reads "1/2 Oz. Ag".
       I couldn't help but be struck by the similarity of Ron's acqueduct on the reverse of these 1992 Segovia silver medals and the rather common 1833 Segovia copper piece's depiction of the acqueduct you see here below. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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    Excerpt from SBwebpage58:
    11 January 1989 Coin World
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    PROJECT Segovia ".5 Oz Ag" Medal
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  • Museo De La Moneda - PROJECT Segovia

  •    Somewhere I must have a good B&W photo of Ron's half-ounce piece, but I couldn't find it, or more than a zerox copy of the Coin World article. The few original half-ounce pieces I had were stolen while they were in Segovia City Hall (thus there are five or six floating somewhere around Segovia.) I learned my lesson with the larger piece and never let it out of my hands! Glenn Murray...Monday, April 21, 2003 5:14PM
       AGAIN Glenn Murray, in Segovia Spain, comes through for us. He sent us a scan of a portion of a 11 January 1989 Coin World article which shows another Ron Landis medal... one which I have never seen previous to this. A half ounce of pure silver would make this medal roughly the size of a U.S. Half Dollar. So... now we have another treasure to search for and to learn about. The mystery and the fun just never ends! EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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