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02 Apr 2020

Department of Treasury Meritorious Service Award

Exonumia | DrDarryl

This is a Department of Treasury Meritorious Service Award designed by John Ray Sinnock (8th Chief Engraver of the US Mint and designer of the Roosevelt dime, Franklin half dollar, and numerous other U.S. Mint items) and Adam Pietz (designer of the Iowa Centennial half dollar and numerous other U.S. Mint items). Both of their hallmarks can bee seen on the obverse at the bottom left or right of the stairs.
Based on the medal type (special government medal for U.S. government agencies). The Department of the Treasury first awarded these medals in 1949. As you can see from my research find, these medals are rarely awarded.


Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Nice Medal! You have all kinds of interesting items!

user_7180

Level 5

Truly an interesting piece of history. I must live in a sheltered place as I have never seen most of the items you present.

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

I like it. Nice find.

user_1727

Level 4

Interesting medal. I didn't know about it before.

Longstrider

Level 6

The are for sure very rare. Thanks..

Golfer

Level 5

Must be a rare medal to have, and each is unique with the recipients name. I would think medal collectors don't actively look for these, but find them for sale and acquire them for there uniqueness. Medal collecting probably has the potential of finding rare items at reasonable sale prices. It's hard to value some of these medals I would believe. Interesting medal and thanks for posting the information.

Mike

Level 7

Thats the question inwould like to know. An estate! Most come from there. I spoke to the Rooosevelt library. You would be surprised what the have!

Mokie

Level 6

Poor Samuel Rose, why did your rare medal end up in the hands of a collector?

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