The following medals caught my eye this week in Joe Levine's Presidential Coin & Antique Company fixed price list #116. All three
were quickly sold. To get on Joe's mailing list, email him at JLEVINE968@aol.com
CHARLES LINDBERGH SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS ISSUE #4, 1931
CHARLES LINDBERGH SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS ISSUE #4, 1931. SOM 4.1 , 72.5mm. Gold Plated Bronze. Frederick MacMonnies, Sc. (MACO). Bright
Uncirculated. Original box & pamphlet. Obverse portrait of Lindbergh wearing flyer’s goggles and hat. The reverse is described by the
artist as “an allegory of the Lone Eagle battling through the perverse elements of storm, wind and fog. The figure of Death as King, Life’s
ever present tyrant, sure of his final triumph, retreats foiled and defeated. The wind tries in vain to raise a barrier against the spread
and trembling wings, while the insane fury of the storm hurls lightning and veils the moon and stars in mist and rain, but the Lone Eagle
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN 150TH ANNIVERSARY MEDAL, 1975
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN 150TH ANNIVERSARY MEDAL, 1975. Alexander 17 (but unlisted in this size.) 45mm. Bronze. Donald De Lue, Sc.
(MACO). Uncirculated. Obverse with a depiction of Pegasus with a rider, climbing toward the Heavens. The reverse legend: 1825 NATIONAL
ACADEMY OF DESIGN 1975/ ONE
GALVANO OF THE FLAG RAISING AT IWO JIMA, 1945.
GALVANO OF THE FLAG RAISING AT IWO JIMA, 1945. 7 ¾". Bronze. W. Clark Noble, Jr, Sc. Uniface. XF. The blank reverse bears a
substantial residue of glue which at one time was used to affix the bronze to a display base. This handsome piece, signed ©1945/ W.C.
NOBLE, JR. is a faithful rendition in bronze of AP photographer Joe Rosenthal's iconic photograph of the raising of the US flag on
Mount Suribachi on the tiny island of Iwo Jima by a group of US Marines. The legend, IWO JIMA is to either side of the flag raising scene.
The date 1945 appears in the middle right field. It is unknown whether or not this bronze depicting the flag raising preceded that of Felix
De Weldon's bronze tribute plaque to the motion picture industry which was also copyrighted in 1945.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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