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Harry S. Truman Presidential Inauguration Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1949.26
Date: 
1949
Medium: 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "C.P.JENNEWEIN F. AD VIVUM'48"
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Harry Truman facing left surrounded by border of stars. Reverse shows draped allegorical figure of Liberty at center, holding laurel branch, with group of people at left; inscription: "HARRY S./TRUMAN/INAUGURATED PRESIDENT/OF THE/UNITED/STATES/JANUARY 20'/1949."
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group