Christopher Columbus Commemorative Medal
diameter: 77mm (3 1/16 in.)
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing clothed bust of Christopher Columbus facing left with cross beneath and surrounding legend: "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS GAVE A NEW WORLD TO HUMANITY." Reverse contains inscription within open laurel wreath with superimposed emblem of the American Numismatic Society at right: "AFTER/FOUR HUNDRED/YEARS OF PROGRESS/FREE AMERICA/HONORS ITS/DISCOVERER."
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
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