Item/Description: Vintage 1981 MACO (Medallic Art Company) bronze aviation-themed commemorative calendar medal-peace medal
***Minted by “America’s oldest and largest private mint”, this stunning calendar medal is elaborately adorned with high-relief embellishments commemorating the history of aviation, with depictions of the mythological god of flight along with numerous images of aircraft-airplanes on its face side, while its obverse side depicts flying doves (the birds of “peace”) along with a 12-month calendar beneath which is the date “1981"
***Given that it’s quite heavy and oversized, it also would serve quite cleverly as an unobtrusive desktop paperweight!
Excerpted Research Info: “American Made: For over 106 years (founded in 1903), Medallic Art Company has proudly designed and minted its world renowned medallic art in the U.S.A. As an American-owned and operated company, headquartered in Dayton, NV, Medallic Art Company employs American workers who make every product they mint with “Made in the USA” values and quality. Thousands of companies, associations, and educational institutions choose the work of Medallic Art Company because of the American-made quality we produce. We have been privileged to mint some of the most important medals and awards in the history of the United States, including the Pulitzer Prize, Congressional Medal of Honor, Presidential Medal for Freedom, Inaugural Medals for eleven U.S. Presidents, National Medal of Science, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, Portrait Medals of well-known civic and community leaders, as well as Commemorative pieces for major corporations, foundations and associations. As we move into our second century of business, you can be assured that we will continue our tradition of using American labor to design and mint stunning medallic art right here in the U.S.A.”
Age/Period: Vintage - 1981
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings: Outer rim/side of medal is marked/engraved “1981 MACO Bronze” - Medallic Arts Company Ltd. (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Metallic Arts Company)
Material(s)/Format: Bronze metal
Size/Measurements: 3" in Diameter
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: Excellent (the photos say it all)!