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International Order of DeMolay
The Masonic Organization for Young Men
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The International Order of DeMolay or just "DeMolay" is an organization for young men ages 12 to 21
with Masonic family connections, usually fathers or uncles.
 
The organization is named after Jacques De Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar.
The name of the organization is spelled either "DeMolay" or "De Molay".
Masonic DeMolay Membership
1. Masonic DeMolay Membership Medallion - Blank
 
Bronze, 31mm, 12.40gm
 
Obverse:
Figure of Jacques De Molay facing and holding cross
No inscription
 
Reverse:
Three blank lines
CHAPTER / ORDER
DE MOLAY
 
This item is a version of the "Masonic Penny" for DeMolay members.
It has space for a member's name and chapter to be inscribed.
 
Masonic DeMolay Membership Schwab
2. Masonic DeMolay Membership Medallion - Pete Schwab, Jamestown, N.D.
 
Bronze, 31mm, 12.42gm
 
Obverse:
Figure of Jacques De Molay facing and holding cross
No inscription
 
Reverse:
CHAPTER
PETE SCHWAB (Engraved)
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Engraved, North Dakota)
ORDER
DE MOLAY
 
A man named Peter A Schwab was born in Jamestown, North Dakota in March 1913.
The DeMolay member age range of 12 to 21 would would date the medallion to 1925 to 1934.
 
Masonic DeMolay Germantown
3. Masonic DeMolay Membership Medallion - Germantown Chapter W.J. Haring
 
Bronze, 30.5mm, 11.32gm
 
Obverse:
Order of DeMolay emblem, knight's helmet facing left
 
Reverse:
GERMANTOWN CHAPTER
W. J. HARING (Inscribed)
ORDER OF DEMOLAY
 
The Germantown is most likely the one which is a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
There is a similar coin with the same design made by the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania chapter.
The Germantown chapter was founded in 1923 and was still in existence in 1966 but has since closed.
 
There was also a Germantown, Maryland chapter which has also closed.
 
The DeMolay logo on the coin was used from 1920 to 1931 which would date the coin to that period.
There were several W J Harings and Walter J Harings in the Philadelphia area at the time
who would have been 12 to 21 years old from 1920 to 1931.
 
Masonic DeMolay Frank Land
4. Masonic DeMolay Medallion - Founder Frank Land
 
Bronze, 33mm, 11.99gm
 
Obverse:
Frank Land facing slightly left
FRANK S. LAND
1890 1959
FOUNDER ORDER OF DEMOLAY
 
Reverse:
Order of DeMolay emblem
ORDER OF DE MOLAY
FOUNDED MARCH 1919
 
Frank S. Land was a Mason who founded the Order of DeMolay in 1919.
Note that the name of the order on the Medallion is spelled both "DeMolay" and "De Molay".
 
Masonic DeMolay Senior Deacon
5. Masonic DeMolay Medallion - Senior Deacon 66
 
Bronze, 28mm, 8.23gm
 
Obverse:
Bare-chested man holding wreath in right hand and flag in left hand
No text inscription.
 
Reverse:
66 DE MOLAY SR D
 
A Senior Deacon is a club officer.
The "66" could be the year 1966 or something else.
 
Masonic DeMolay Superstars
6. Masonic DeMolay Medallion - Chinar Grotto Superstars
 
Bronze, 52mm, 29.21gm
 
Obverse:
Man wearing turban over horns, DeMolay emblem
CHINAR GROTTO
DEMOLAY SUPERSTARS
 
Reverse:
The reverse is blank.
 
The Chinar Grotto is the College Station, Texas chapter of the
"Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm" or M.O.V.P.E.R,
a Masonic group similar to the Shriners.
The "DeMolay Superstars" was an awards program for DeMolay members.
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