British and French War Commissions Visit to New York City Medal

Object Number: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
Struck by the American Numismatic Society in honor of the visits to New York of the British and French commissions in 1917.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. J. Sanford Barnes, 1918
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Creative: Tronvig Group