Richard Nixon Official Inaugural Medal

Object Number: 
1969.25
Date: 
1969
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper, plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Container: 4 × 6 3/16 × 11/16 in. (10.2 × 15.7 × 1.7 cm)
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "RALPH J. MENCONI [copyright symbol] 1969."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of Richard Nixon facing three quarters to the right; surrounded by legend: "R I C H A R D M I L H O U S N I X O N." Reverse features sculptural rendering of crewelwork pattern of the Great Seal of the United States embroidered by Nixon's daughter, Julie; inscription beneath Seal: "To RN - JN"; legend around line border: "37TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/INAUGURATED/JANUARY 20TH 1969." Medal is inset into fitted cardboard case with dark blue plastic interior with shaped recesses for medal and triangular medal stand.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James D. Landauer, 1969
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group