British and French War Commissions Visit to New York City Medal
diameter: 1 7/16 in. ( 3.6 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing head of Columbia facing left with legend around line border: "TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY/WE ARE ONE." Reverse bears the seal of New York within central medallion, with sailing ship flanked by settler and Native American above; legend: "NETHERLAND-FOVNDED/1614", all within beaded border; surrounding legend: "TO HONOR AND WELCOME THE BRITISH AND FRENCH WAR COMMISSIONS/MAY 1917." Two joined round loops attached at top center of medal.
Struck by the American Numismatic Society in honor of the visits to New York of the British and French commissions in 1917.
Gift of Mr. J. Sanford Barnes, 1918
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