Back in our September 23, 2012 issue, web site visitor Travis Main asked for a copy of the paperwork accompanying Robert W. Julian's
Defense Medal. -Editor
Web site visitor Sunny Carrassi writes:
I just read your article about the Satirical Defense Medal # 4 . I am in possession of the medal and I also have the paperwork. The
medal belonged to my late husband. If it is possible I would like more information about the medal such as what was the original cost.
I’m finding it difficult to find information. I have attached a copy of the paperwork.
Thanks! In one of our earlier articles the purchase price was listed as $9.95. I reached out to Bob Julian, who writes:
The price quoted, $9.95, is correct and the issue was sold out. The first four medals were advertised at this price but the fifth, and
last, was a dollar or two higher because Medallic Art kept increasing their prices. I might note that I did not keep the modest profits,
which were donated to the ANA and ANS.
Here is more information on the medal taken from Steve Pelligrini's article in the MCA Advisory for August 2006 -Editor
1980 THE DEFENCE MEDAL
RWJ-80 Bronze 63mm Mtg: 1,000 / RWJ-80a
CuNi 63mm Mintage: 50
OBV: “Facing portrait of Gen. Douglas Macarthur with direct quote, ‘There Is No Substitute For Victory’. If the General’s policy had
been followed we would not now be facing the problem we do. Loss of will by leaders in the late 1940’s (Dem. Pres. Truman) eroded America’s
might and encouraged aggression by Commie Bloc.”
REV: “Uncle Sam, shirtless, blindfolded, armed with antiquated weapon, his power greatly diminished, attempts to defend the nation. The
blindfold symbolizes the muzzling of the CIA (Dem. Pres. J. Carter).”
To read the August 2006 MCA Advisory issue, see: www.medalcollectors.org/pdf/the%20mca%20advisory%20august%202006.pdf
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
JULIAN'S POLITICAL/SATIRICAL MEDALS
THE POLITICAL SATIRE MEDALS OF R.W. JULIAN 1977-1981
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