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    1925 Norse Medal, MS65
    Large Diameter Silvered Bronze
    Mintage of 60 to 75 Pieces

    1925 Medal Norse Medal, Large Format, Silvered, MS65 NGC. 67 mm, 2429 gn. Norse-American Minnesota congressman Ole Juulson Kvale desired a commemorative to celebrate the centennial of the voyage of the Restauration from Norway to the U.S. Kvale met opposition from Treasury officials, but negotiated the issue of an octagonal medal by the U.S. Mint. Most of the production was 1 1/2" silver medals. Sources differ on the mintage of the 2 5/8" pieces. Some say it was 60 pieces, others state 75 pieces, and Wikipedia reports both figures as a range. The large-format medals were struck in bronze, then triple-plated in silver outside of the Mint, perhaps by the Medallic Arts Company. Kvale wanted the pieces to serve as museum displays, but many were instead given to dignitaries, most notably President Coolidge. The present example offers smooth, satiny surfaces and a sharp strike. The fields display ocean-blue and chestnut-gold toning, while the high points are dove-gray.
    From The Sounder Collection, Part II.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2WHM, PCGS# 523083)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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