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New-York Historical Society Medal (150th Anniversary)

New-York Historical Society Medal (150th Anniversary)
Title
New-York Historical Society Medal (150th Anniversary)
Date 
1954
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
box: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 7 x 7 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Description 
Struck bronze medal commemorating sesqui-centennial of the New-York Historical Society; obverse with seal of N-YHS and legend "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / INSTITUTED 1804"; reverse with image of N-YHS building on Central Park West and legend "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH / ANNIVERSARY / 1804-1954"; in original cardboard box.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1954.171a
Marks 
marked: on edge: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. / BRONZE" printed: on inside of box lid: "MEDALLIC ART CO. / NEW YORK"
Gallery Label 
The New-York Historical Society issued this sesqui-centennial medal in 1954 for presentation to appropriate individuals and institutions and to be placed on sale "to the commonality" at $1.50 each. It was executed after the design of Ralph J. Menconi by the Medallic Art Co. in an edition of 800 copies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group