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    Herbert Hoover Official Bronze Inauguration Medal, 70mm diameter x 5 mm thickness, designed by Henry K. Bush-Brown, struck by U. S. Mint, 1929, mintage of 1,012. The obverse reads "Inauguration March 4, 1929" and has the designer's initials "BB" in the lower field before Hoover's bust; the reverse reads "Herbert Hoover/ President/ Charles Curtis/ Vice/ President" above an American eagle with spread wings. To the eagle's left is an illuminated map of Europe and to its right are a surveyor's tripod, a steam shovel, and a mining facility. Even wear, very fine condition. This is a true inaugural medal rather than a later commemorative and is thus very scarce.

    Note: The cataloger of this lot was probably not familiar with the way this medal was struck and graded it very fine. In fact, it shows just a trace of rubbing on the high points and would grade almost uncirculated.

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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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