Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.305
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 3/4 x 1 5/16 in. (1.9 x 3.3 cm)
Description: 
Copper struck medal formed from Indian head penny with obverse showing imprinted battleship at sea; legend: "U.S. SCOUT CRUISER SALEM/ MASS. 1909". Reverse shows original Indian head; legend "UNITED STATES/ OF AMERICA/ 1909".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group