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200th Aniversary of the White House Medal
Date: 2000
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Medium: Gilt bronze; plastic, metal, textile
Dimensions: Container: 4 5/16 × 7 1/8 × 1 1/8 in. (11 × 18.1 × 2.9 cm) Overall (Medal): 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Commemorative gilt bronze struck medal issued for the 200th Anniversary of the White House; obverse with image of White House surrounded by laurel and oak wreath tied with bow at lower center; dates inscribed upon scrolled banner at upper center: "1800 - 2000"; inscribed in ex.: "THE/WHITE/HOUSE". Reverse bears bust-length portraits of John and Abigail Adams within oval medallions decorated with floral swags; inscription above: "FIRST INHABITANTS OF/THE/PRESIDENT'S/HOUSE"; inscribed beneath portaits: "1800/JOHN and ABIGAIL/ADAMS". Inset into rectangular fitted dark blue velvet box with gilt metal seal of the United States applied to lower right corner of box cover; inside cover is lined with white polyester satin with seal of the United States embossed in gold at center.
Credit Line: Gift of Betsy Gotbaum
Object Number: 2000.920
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "JTTI" Inscription: reverse, at lower right, beneath portrait: "TDR"

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This commemorative medal was given to New-York Historical Society President Betsy Gotbaum at a dinner celebrating the 200th anniversary of the White House attended by President Clinton and former Presidents Bush, Carter, and Ford.