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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 50, December 4, 2011, Article 13

THE DETROIT MAYOR’S MEDAL

The following item caught my eye this week. It appeared in Joe Levine's Presidential Coin & Antique Company fixed price list #13. For copies of Joe's price list, email him at JLEVINE968@aol.com. -Editor

Detroit Mayor's Medal

DETROIT MAYOR’S MEDAL, 1963. 63.4mm. Bronze. Marshall Fredericks, Sc. (MACO). Uncirculated with some light discoloration on the reverse as shown. . The obverse is a depiction of the seal of the city containing a representation of the Detroit fire in which the entire city burned with only one building saved from the flames. The figure of the left weeps over the destruction while the figure on the right gestures to the new city that will rise in its place. The two line Latin inscription at center reads: SPERAMVS RESVRGET/ MELIORA CINERIBVS (“We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes”) The reverse is inscribed SPIRIT OF DETROIT above a replication of Frederick’s statue of the same name; a 26 foot figure holding a globe which is one of the most recognized monuments in the city.

Wayne Homren, Editor

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