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1975 Bicentennial Commemorative Medal
Date: 1975
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Medium: Silver; plastic, cardboard, paper, textile
Dimensions: Overall (medal, diam.): 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) Container (case, diam.): 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm) Container (box): 3 in. × 3 5/8 in. × 1 in. (7.6 × 9.2 × 2.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Silver struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Paul Revere facing left with legend: "AMERICAN. REVOLUTION. BICENTENNIAL"; date at left of bust: "1975"; inscription below bust truncation, at right: "PAUL / REVERE." Reverse depicts standing figure of revolutionary soldier holding rifle, legend: "LEXINGTON..CONCORD / THIS SHOT HEARD / ROUND THE WORLD." Medal is sealed inside of plastic container and set into dark blue cardboard fitted case with blue paper and white textile interior.
Object Number: INV.3574
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Marks: Obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "MG"; reverse, at lower left of image: "MG"; inside box cover, imprinted in blue: "1975 BICENTENNIAL MEDAL / COMMEMORATING / THE BATTLES OF / LEXINGTON AND CONCORD"