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Lucky Lindbergh Coin

Object Number: 
1940.230
Date: 
1927
Medium: 
Gilt copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at lower center: "WHITEHEAD & HOAG"
Description: 
Gilt copper struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Lindbergh facing right flanked by dates: "MAY/20TH," at left, and "MAY/21ST," at right, with "1927" below bust truncation; legend within line border: "FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT NEW YORK to PARIS/CAPT. CHARLES A. LINDBERGH." Reverse depicts image of aeroplane upon cloud above shield with stars and stripes flanked by shamrock, at left, and horseshoe, at right; legend above: "LUCKY LINDBERGH COIN"; inscription beneath it, at center: "THE SPIRIT/OF/ST. LOUIS."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth D. Embler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group