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Paddy54
04-04-2012, 05:58 PM
U.S. Treasury Award (Minuteman, Treasury Seal) // War Finance, For Patriotic Service, 1941 - 1945 (Iwo Jima Flag Raising Scene), M.J. Sherow (Engraved). Silver, 34mm, some tiny rim nicks, toning, gross weight .069 troy oz of at least .900 silver, most are found without the recipient’s name engraved.

I really have never seen one of these before, thus wanted it for my collection.Being made of.900 silver was another plus.

Paddy54
04-04-2012, 06:13 PM
1660316604 Here's the images.

green18
04-04-2012, 06:48 PM
Nice peice Paddy. It seems to posess a little wear. I wonder if it was used as a pocket piece by someone.

Treashunt
04-04-2012, 07:20 PM
Interesting piece, I have never seen one before

Paddy54
04-04-2012, 07:33 PM
Nice peice Paddy. It seems to posess a little wear. I wonder if it was used as a pocket piece by someone.

Ken it may have been used as a pocket piece, however still shows alot of detail flag and shield

rzage
04-04-2012, 08:28 PM
Paddy , do you know what they issued it for ?

Paddy54
04-04-2012, 09:31 PM
Paddy , do you know what they issued it for ?

war bonds or as we knew them Rusty as kids US savings bonds......remember buying stamps in school and when you got $18.75 in your book you sent it in for a $25.00 bond that in 7.5 years matured to the face value of $25. 1960's money:)

Paddy54
04-04-2012, 09:51 PM
war bonds or as we knew them Rusty as kids US savings bonds......remember buying stamps in school and when you got $18.75 in your book you sent it in for a $25.00 bond that in 7.5 years matured to the face value of $25. 1960's money:)


Here Rusty are what the stamp books looked like, notice the minuite man stamp as it was the icon for the war bond drive and saving bond program.

rzage
04-04-2012, 10:26 PM
Never saw them , we just bought bonds when we saved enough . I found over $5000 in bonds from the 50's and 60's last year . Pleasant suprise , even though they stopped earning interest . :)

rzage
04-04-2012, 10:27 PM
Here Rusty are what the stamp books looked like, notice the minuite man stamp as it was the icon for the war bond drive and saving bond program.

Our Nuns must of been communists . lol

rzage
04-04-2012, 10:29 PM
It is a cool medal .

PennyGuy
04-04-2012, 10:53 PM
Somewhere I acquired one of these medals, I just can't remember when or where..... Some searching found this:

After WW II the US Department of the Treasury awarded a civilian medal struck in .900 silver to individuals who worked in the process of selling war bonds. Made by the US Mint, it is 35 mm, smooth edge, weighs 21.5 grams, silver content is about 0.625 troy oz. On the lower reverse space was provided for the awardee's name to be engraved.

Paddy54
04-05-2012, 05:53 AM
There is another one up for bid on ebay now..alittle better condition looks to may have PVC damage

Jello
04-05-2012, 09:22 AM
Nice one Patrick!!!
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