Very hard to find official S.A.M. coin!
Issued in the late 1980's by the Society of American Magicians
This metal coin was produced by The Society of American Magicians to honor the legendary Howard Thurston for his accomplishments and contributions to the Magical Arts.
Thurston was president of the S.A.M. from 1927 to 1929.
The front of the coin features Howard Thurston's portrait and reads "Pre-Eminent Performer in The Magic Arts, 1869-1936".
The reverse reads "National President-Society of American Magicians, 1927-1929" and depicts two of his more famous illusions: The East Indian Rope Trick and the Floating Ball.
These were minted in a very limited quantity, and were made over 30 years ago.
This coin is becoming rare and hard to find.