Friday, June 1, 2007

SHOW & TELL - #4- Taos Coin

It's Friday and time to play Show & Tell - Go over to Kelli's to get the information!





This Anniversary Coin that was minted in 1965 to commemorate
Toas, New Mexico's 350th Anniversary

The top picture depicts three of the people of the era: Indian, Conquestador & Priest.

Along with the Cross.

The bottom picture depicts the famous Taos Pueblo and the beautiful Rocky Mountains where Taos is nestled.

My beloved sister, Marion, and her husband lived in Taos for a number of years

This coin is extra special to me because it was a gift to me from her in 1965.

In addition to this silver coin to me, she gave each of our daughters a bronze coin.

This coin is now 42 years old

making 392 years since Taos, New Mexico was first established.

Lots of history in New Mexico.

It's a beautiful state to visit and tour if you haven't done so.





30 comments:

Lori B said...

That is a neat coin from New Mexico. I'm sure it is a special treasure to you beings it is from your sister.

Granny said...

I lived in Albuquerque for a short time many years ago. New Mexico is indeed beautiful.

Thanks for your comment today. Elcie had a fun filled couple of days.

PEA said...

What a beautiful coin with such history behind it! Having been given to you by your sister, it's no wonder it's holds such a special place in your heart. xox

Kim said...

Waaay.. . cool.

LBP said...

What a great coin!

Thanks for sharing!

Trudi M said...

very nice

Marci said...

What an unusual coin. Knowing the history behind it makes it more special.

ellen b said...

I love treasures with history to them. Blessings on you.

Myrna said...

I love when you talk New Mexico! So many good memories for our family.

The coins certainly depict a bit of the rich, colorful, and interesting history of the Land of Enchantment.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a treasure! You have such interesting things.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful treasure. I enjoyed hearing the history behind it.
Kelli

Lady_MSnow said...

What a nice little treasure. :)

Lyndy said...

What an interesting coin and a treasure to you because it came from your sisters. I have never been to NM but would love to visit the whole area sometime.

Have a blessed weekend.

Lyndy

"Early Bird" said...

What a treasure...I'm glad you came back to get me
;)

Sandy said...

What a great show and tell. I'm on the run but I'll have to check this out more...the show and tell...Love the coins and the story.sandy

Momma Roar said...

I love items like this - that have several reasons to be special - the history behind it as well as who it was from! :)

Sheri said...

What a special gift from your sister! And, I too have enjoyed New Mexico. I remember driving through it for the first time when we moved to Arizona. The dessert sure has it's own beauty, with so many things to discover!

Tammy said...

Those are wonderful to have! Love the history behind them, too!
Blessings!

Lynne said...

Beautiful coin. Would love to visit New Mexico someday.

Jenn4Him said...

Neat coins. We just finished our Spanish lessons for the year. My son is here with me and he says the coins are pretty cool. Thanks.

Ruth said...

That is neat! I don't know much about New Mexico, but it sounds very interesting!

Ruth said...

Oh, Susan...how do you like your digital picture frame? I decided to get one for my hubby for Father's Day.

Christy said...

That is really neat.

I used to live in Phoenix, Arizona and we would go to Santa Fe and Glorietta, NM every summer. It is a beautiful state :)

diana said...

what a special coin. i just love the old stuff. thanks for sharing.

(coincidentally, i also have something from new mexico on my show & tell.)

Susan said...

What a neat story, Susan! Thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs.

:-) susan

Amber said...

That is very neat. I can tell it really means a lot to you!

Nadine said...

What a sweet story and special treasure.

Pam said...

I enjoy old coins! It's so neat you held onto it. I think I went through New Mexico a couple of times as a child on the way out to Cali. I never spent time there though. I would love to visit the southwest with my hubby. He is from Mexico and only knows the southern and eastern parts of this vast country of ours!

The Woman said...

And you've kept it all these years? Wow! It's the same age I am! LOL

Kitty said...

I love Taos, too. Thank you for sharing this little treasure!! :-)I know what you meant in your comment to me about the SW. The landscape does take some getting used to, but I really appreciate it, now. There is nothing quite like the New Mexico sky on a sunny day!! :-)