New-York Historical Society Medal (150th Anniversary)

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Bronze; cardboard
Overall: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Container (box): 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (7 × 7 cm)
marked: on edge: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. / BRONZE" printed: on inside of box lid: "MEDALLIC ART CO. / NEW YORK"
Struck bronze medal commemorating sesqui-centennial of the New-York Historical Society; obverse with seal of N-YHS and legend "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / INSTITUTED 1804"; reverse with image of N-YHS building on Central Park West and legend "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH / ANNIVERSARY / 1804-1954"; in original cardboard box.
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The New-York Historical Society issued this sesqui-centennial medal in 1954 for presentation to appropriate individuals and institutions and to be placed on sale "to the commonality" at $1.50 each. It was executed after the design of Ralph J. Menconi by the Medallic Art Co. in an edition of 800 copies.
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Creative: Tronvig Group