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24 Aug 2017

*PEACE IS LIFE* *WAR IS DEATH* MEDAL

Medals | Kepi

I was lucky enough to have had won this Medal during a heated auction!  I was really drawn to the strong theme, "Peace is Life" obverse, "War is Death" reverse. The sculptor is Cecil Howard and was created c. 1950.  The medal measures 72mm in diameter and was struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York. Its reported mintage is 842 pieces in silver-plated bronze. This medal was chosen as the 42nd issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1950.  This one has been graded by PCGS  as a SP63.  There is only one graded higher and none graded lower at PCGS.   I feel very honored to have this beautiful Medal in my collection!

Comments

melody112305

Level 2

I love the phrase "Peace Is Life", how true. great post. ^-^

Longstrider

Level 6

Why are only level 5 people commenting on this blog???

Kepi

Level 6

We all must have very good taste! haha : )

user_9073

Level 5

Beautiful medal! Very interesting sculpting style. Really different from coins.

Mike

Level 7

Well I can honestly say the world and the United States need the message.on this beautiful medal. Great pick up. Enjoy it. Mike

Numinerd9

Level 5

Well put, Mike! I couldn't agree more on all points there. Kepi - thanks for sharing! This beauty is a real sleeper - if more people knew about them, they'd likely be worth a heckuva lot more than they currently are, especially with so few made. I never even knew this medal existed, so I sincerely thank you for educating this teacher today about such a wonderful piece of exonumia (just another reminder that learning never ends until the day we end - and now I have yet another cool piece to add to my hit list whenever I go to shows now!) --Sam Gelberd, ANA Numismatic Educator.

"SUN"

Level 6

Looks like a nice medal to add to your collection.

Longstrider

Level 6

If only the world honored the message. Beautiful medal. Nice "get". Thanks for the info and photos!!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

very strong message and beautiful design. sadly the world has still not chosen wisely

CoinLady

Level 6

That is a stunning design. This medal deserves a lot more publicity. You got a prize.

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