Eisenhower Peace and Prosperity Medal

Eisenhower Peace and Prosperity Medal
Eisenhower Peace and Prosperity Medal
Title
Eisenhower Peace and Prosperity Medal
Date 
1960
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 5/16 in. ( 3.3 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse having clothed bust of Eisehower, full face, with legend above: "PEACE AND PROSPERITY." Reverse contains inscription : "DINNER WITH/IKE/1960", followed by rendering of Eisenhower's signature, with laurel branch and sheaf of wheat below. Two circular loops attached at top center.
Object Number 
INV.3397
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "J. J./SC."
Gallery Label 
This medal was designed and minted on occasion of the seventh anniversary of Eisenhower's presidency. The original gold medal was presented to Dwight Eisenhower on January 27, 1960 during a dinner held in the Pan Pacific Union Auditorium in Los Angeles. On the same day, more than 70 dinners were simultaneosly held accross the country to mark the seventh year of the Eisenhower Administration. Bronze replicas of the original gold medal, such as this example, were distributed among dinner guests.
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Creative: Tronvig Group