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07 Sep 2022

1964 California Commemorative Medal

Exonumia | AC coin$

Also known as the John Muir, Martínez Medal
John Muir: born April 1838, died December 1914.


Scottish born, American Naturalist, writer, ecologist and philosopher, John Muir is honored by the City of Martínez, California with this great medal.

The medal was issued in April 1964 and it brought light and interest about John Muir's lifelong dedication to the study of nature, American natural resources and scenic spots nationwide. This great man helped organize the US National Parks Service thus making him the founder of this most imagencia. Government agency. Itwas struck from 12 gauge metal, approximately 3/32 inch thick and diameter of 1 - 9/16 inches.

The beautiful medal brings the naturalist's old home in Martínez, California as a depicted relief on one of its sides and his face beautifully carved and engraved on the other. There is a "greenish hue" in the lawn and trees around the old house as depicted, probably caused by copper advanced oxidation.

I enjoy presenting this magnificent commemorative issue medal as part of my American memorabilia and exonumia items.

In my own words.

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Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Nice Medal! I really liked John Muir. He did some great things for America! ; )

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Level 6

Thanks, Kepi. Wonderful non-American born with extensive work and love for our gorgeous Nation.

TCHTrove

Level 4

Very nice. I don’t do many medals or tokens, but that one looks pretty good. That one is bronze, right?

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Level 6

Thanks for your visits and comments. Yes, it is Bronze made.

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