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Wow. Some super examples folks!  :luhv:

My theme for the medals I have, of course, is around the early commemoratives.

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1935 Connecticut Tercentenary Medal, Bronze, 75.7mm.  Designed by Henry Kreis. Obv. Group of eight angular figures in colonial attire with scroll inscribed 1633-1935 CONNECTICUT 300 YEARS. Rev. Grape vines from the State Arms, RELIGION, LAW, EDUCATION, legend hails SELF-GOVERNMENT BASED ON CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY. Struck by Medallic Art Co. A medal in my collection.

Commemorative Medal

The official souvenir medal to commemorate Connecticut’s Tercentenary will be issued, under present plans, about November 1, this year.

It will be in bronze and about three inches in diameter. The design is by Henry G. Kreis, the well known artist, who has co-operated with Paul Manship in producing some of the outstanding medals of recent years.

On the obverse of the medal is a group of early settlers dominated by the tall figure of Thomas Hooker, and there is a scroll on which appears the phrase ‘Connecticut 1635 – 1935.’

A somewhat modernized representation of the coat of arms of the State appears on the reverse. The three vines with the nine clusters of grapes are shown, and among the vines, vertically placed, are the words ‘Religion,’ ‘Law,’ ‘Education,’ representing Connecticut’s traditional adherence to ‘Religion in a deep sense, Education in a broad sense, and Law in common sense.’ Below these words is the motto ‘*Qui Transtulit Sustinet.’ About the circumference runs the phrase ‘Three Centuries of Self-Government Based on Constitutional Liberty’ in recognition of the fact that there has existed in Connecticut for three hundred years a form of self-government which followed the principles expressed in the Fundamental Orders of 1639. 

*(Latin ‘He who transplanted sustains’, also ‘He Who Transplanted Still Sustains’ or ‘[He] Who Transplanted Continues to Sustain’) is the state motto of Connecticut depicted on a blue ribbon below the grapevines.)

The first 100 or so of the medals will be numbered in the order in which they are struck off and will be packed in attractive cases, making a most pleasing and valuable souvenir of the Tercentenary celebration. These will be sold for $5.00 each. The others, about 1,800 or 1,900, will be for sale later at $1.00 a piece. Mail orders are now being taken at the office of the Commission and all applicants will be advised when the medals are ready for purchase and distribution.

A Tercentenary Medal Committee has been in charge of the work securing a souvenir of the celebration. Many designs were considered and much historical research was conducted. The chairman of the committee is George Dudley Seymour of New Haven. Mrs. H. A. Perkins of Hartford is secretary, and the other members are Mrs. Charles a. Goodwin of Hartford, Miss A. B. Jennings of Fairfield, Bancel LaFarge of Mt. Carmel, and Theodore Sizer and Alfred R. Balinger of New Haven.

Mine is not numbered.

 

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What a great collecting theme. I wasn't aware that there were so many medals issued representing the same commemoration. I do know that expos or similar events seem to have an unlimited amount of related materials, including medals. A lifetime of collecting enjoyment indeed. 

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11 hours ago, LINCOLNMAN said:

What a great collecting theme. I wasn't aware that there were so many medals issued representing the same commemoration. I do know that expos or similar events seem to have an unlimited amount of related materials, including medals. A lifetime of collecting enjoyment indeed. 

For sure and not at coin prices.

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