New-York Historical Society Medal (150th Anniversary)

Object Number: 
1954.170a
Date: 
1954
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "R.J.MENCONI" Inscription: edge, bottom center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y./BRONZE"
Description: 
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."
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group