BrianRxm Tokens and Medals (Exonumia) 89/96
United States Government Medals
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United States Government Medals honoring various groups and individuals.
Monuments Men
1. US Monuments Men Medal
 
Bronze, 38mm, 25.84gm
 
Obverse:
Men holding painting
MONUMENTS MEN
 
Reverse:
Excerpts from old paintings
IT IS OUR PRIVILEGE TO PASS ON TO THE COMING CENTURIES TREASURES OF PAST AGES
GEN. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
ACT OF CONGRESS 2014
 
This is the smaller version of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Monuments Men in 2015.
The Monuments Men was a unit of US World War II soldiers and sailors who rescued art and artifacts
stolen by the Nazis.
 
John Wayne
2. US John Wayne Medal
 
Bronze, 33mm, 16.92gm
 
Obverse:
JOHN WAYNE - AMERICAN
 
Reverse:
John Wayne in Cavalry uniform riding horse in Monument Valley
 
This is the smaller version of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to John Wayne in 1972.
John Wayne was the premier Western picture actor of the film industry.
The reverse scene is inspired by his 1956 film "The Searchers".
 
Louis L'Amour
3. US Louis L'Amour Medal
 
Bronze, 38mm, 26.01gm
 
Obverse:
Louis L'Amour facing front
LOUIS L'AMOUR
Initials "MP" (Designer Matthew Peloso)
 
Reverse:
Mountain scene with prospector and burro
THE DREAM IS IN THE MIND - REALIZATION IN THE HAND
ACT OF CONGRESS 1981
 
This is the smaller version of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Louis L'Amour in 1982.
Louis L'Amour was the premier writer of Western novels from 1950 to 1988.
He also wrote modern crime stories, a science-fiction novel, and a novel about the Crusades.
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