Very Rare Warren G. Harding Presidential Philadelphia Visit US Mint Bronze medal
Harding Presidential Philadelphia Visit US Mint Bronze Medal. This comes from a set of five (5) Small Philadelphia Mint Visit PRESIDENTIAL MEDALS featuring consecutive Presidents Warren Harding - 1923, Calvin Coolidge - 1928, Herbert Hoover - 1931, Franklin Roosevelt - 1938, and Harry Truman - 1947. The obverses show their portraits as on the Presidential medals while the reverses show the Philadelphia Mint. I can find no sales of the Coolidge or Hoover ones. It comes from a large collection put together in the 1960s by a Minnesota collector that includes many unusual Philadelphia Mint medals.
The medal obverses were engraved by John Ray Sinnock and the common reverses were engraved by A. The medal has no date above the word PHILADELPHIA, " adding, "The genesis of this series began with a suggestion by Farran Zerbe in 1909 that a small medal be struck to commemorate visits to the Philadelphia Mint. Nothing was done with that idea until 1922 when the first medal in this series was struck.
Ernie Keusch has identified 17 different medals in the series. It has become a favorite of some Assay Medal collectors because all of the obverses and the reverses are reductions of portraits and devices previously used in various Assay Commission medals. These medals should be distinguished from miniatures of the regular Presidential Series medals which exactly replicate obverse and reverse of their larger counterparts.
Each measures 1 3/8 inches in diameter and is bronze. The Mint no longer carries most of these medals for sale and they are unlisted in the standard references. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Medals". The seller is "museumcoin" and is located in this country: US.
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Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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