The October 2022 issue of The Clarion from the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) has a nice article by Harry Waterson titled "Off the Table - Onto the Chest" about the very few Congressional Gold Medals with authorized wearable versions. It's a lengthy and well-researched piece. Rather than puzzle out a way to excerpt it somehow for The E-Sylum, I thought we'd treat our readers to some numismatic eye candy - a photo gallery. See the original publication for all the details. Thanks to PAN and Harry for making this available.
Congressional Gold Medals:
Gallery of Medals with Wearable Versions
Life Saving Table Medal of the First Class
Table Medals; New-York Historical Society
Wearable Medals; US Coast Guard.
Cardenas Congressional Gold Medal in case of issue
Photos: National Museum of American History
Congressional Gold NC-4 Table medal
This is the Walter Hinton example.
This is the Eugene S. Rhoads wearable example.
Table Medal: Courtesy Adam Rohloff
Wearable Medal: Courtesy Worthpoint
Yellow Fever Congressional Gold Table Medal. AKA The Walter Reed Medal
This example awarded posthumously to Aristides Agramonte
The wearable version issued to Thomas M. England. Only wearable version known to date.
Table Medal: Courtesy Stacks/Bowers
Wearable Medal: Courtesy Allen Menke.
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