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05 Dec 2018

The Horace Mann Medal

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C. Paul Jennewein’s life as an artist is a classic success story. As a clever young boy in Germany he was apprenticed at 13 to sculptural artisans where he rapidly learned the techniques of casting, modeling, and painting. His life from then until his death in 1978 at age 87 was marked by a series of artistic accomplishments.

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29 Nov 2018

A beautiful Lincoln’s Medal

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Recto depicts a right-facing bearded Lincoln with “LINCOLN” wrapped around upper rim, “1089/ 1865” to right of profile. “With malice toward none with charity for all” al left and right of neck and facsimile signature beneath. “Name of engraver (Anthony De Francisci) appears miniscule just below image.

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09 Nov 2018

Metis Shipwreck Lifesaving Medal

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The New York-built screw steamer METIS of the New York and Providence Line was in collision with the schooner NETTIE CUSHING off Stonington on the night of August 30, 1872 during a heavy gale and drenching rain. It was first thought that the steamer was not much damaged and she spent some time looking for the schooner. However, it was later discovered that she was leaking badly and although headed shoreward, she never made it and sank amid great confusion, mishandling of lifeboats and other mismanagement. Fortunately, the hurricane deck of the steamer floated off and served as a life rafe. Captain J.S. Crandall of the Watch Hill, R.I., Lifesaving Station sent out a lifeboat and rescued 17 persons from the water. His fishing boat was also sent out and rescued others. Meanwhile the shore near Watch Hill was strewn with wreckage of the steamer and those who were able to float themselves in on boxes and other wooden part of the ship. There was heavy loss of life.

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07 Nov 2018

James Fenimore Cooper Medal

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In colonial times and through the revolutionary period, American writers and artists copied the styles and subjects of Europe's masters. But in the decades after independence, they began to embrace their homeland as their subjects.

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22 Oct 2018

The 1887 International Medical Congress Medal

Exonumia | Many

Charles E. Barber (1840-1917) was a master steel engraver and the sixth Chief Engraver of the U.S Mint in Philadelphia. He designed more United States coins and medals than any other artist.

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18 Oct 2018

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Medal

Exonumia | Many

“The little woman who started the Big War”

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16 Oct 2018

The Great White Fleet Medal

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The “Great White Fleet” Medal commemorates the goodwill voyage around the world made by 28 U.S. warship. This medal was produced in the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1907.

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