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    1940 Gold 'Valor in Citizenship' Medal Given
    To Ellis Bradford Wood by Liberty Magazine

    Liberty Magazine Valor in Citizenship 14 kt Gold Medal. 136.8 gm, 57 mm. Marked on edge for "14 kt gold." Obverse: flaming sword upright in hand, glory and wreath around, outermost legend LIBERTY MAGAZINE VALOR IN CITIZENSHIP AWARD. Reverse: stylized laurel branch at left with two lengths of scroll unfolding across, above AWARDED, on scroll 1940 / ELLIS BRADFORD WOOD, below FOR / OUTSTANDING BRAVERY / IN THE WAR OF CIVIC / RIGHTEOUSNESS, with TIFFANY & CO. in tiny letters at bottom. Excellent condition aside from a few light rim marks.
    Liberty magazine (1924-1950), a nationwide "nickel weekly," was the sponsor; at one luncheon for the award, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was a featured speaker. The medal comes with a brown Tiffany & Co. presentation case (good condition) and a once-ivory outer box (staining, some tearing, name WOOD written on top and underlined twice).


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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