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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 43, October 24, 2010, Article 17

QUERY: MEDAL OF THE MONTH FOUNDATION

I saw a medal that caught my eye while reading Dick Hanscom's Alaskan Token Collector newsletter this week (October 2010 issue). Dick kindly sent me images of the piece.

Hubbard medal obverse Hubbard medal reverse

Here's the description of the piece:

Rev. Bernard Hubbard, S.J. was a former head of the geology department of the University of Santa Clara, California. Known as the "Glacier Priest," he led 31 scientific expeditions to Alaska and the Arctic. The medal; was issues by the "Medal of the Month Foundation." Bronze, 32mm, with loop.

So here's my question: just what was the Medal of the Month Foundation? Was it a real organization or just a marketing gimmick? Does it still exist?

The reverse is engraved, but neither of us can make out much beyond " To Yvonne ... From ..."

Wayne Homren, Editor

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