With a fever pitch do they collect them!! Not in my humble opinion. A characteristic of Grumley bows is the trapezoidal limb cross section. I have one with the GR serial lower than the one that is shown in the '78 catalog. These raised medallions came in both gold and chrome covered plastic and are still used in todays Bear bows.
The medallion coin was flush with the surface of the bow until
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These bows ordinarily have, what appears to be a hand inscription on one of the limbs that gives a serial amount along with the distance and pull weight of the bow. The Kodiak was introduced in with the bi-directional glass and the aluminum lamination. In late the coin was raised above the covering of the bow and came in both gold and chrome covered plastic and are still used in Bear bows today. Bear Archery History - Key Milestones - Fredrick Bernard Bear born in Pennsylvania - Fred meets famous bowhunter Art Young in Detroit and becomes friends - Bear Products Company opens in Detroit making archery equipment as a sideline - Fred Bear patents first bow glove - Bear hires Nels Grumley to begin making bows under the name "Bear Products by Grumley" - Bear Products is split into two companies, with Fred retaining the archery business and his partner keeping the automotive business. Another example would be the few known Kodiaks which don't have a coin medallion which were supposed to be on all Kodiaks beginning in model year