This silver medal is artfully crafted and the Mayflower’s historic arrival in the New World.
The obverse and reverse of this medal were both beautifully designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Chris Costello.
The medal’s obverse features a Mayflower family bracing against the cold and windy weather, foreshadowing their coming hardships, while the ship is anchored in the harbor. A pair of mayflower blossoms flank the design. Inscriptions are “A CIVIL BODY POLITICK,” “1620-2020,” and “MAYFLOWER COMPACT.”
Its reverse depicts a Wampanoag man and woman employing a planting technique used to grow several crops that were staples for the Wampanoag people. This method helped keep the soil healthy, maintaining the resources for annual plantings and successful harvests. The inscription “SUSTAINERS OF LIFE” recalls not only this sustainable planting technique but the critical skills the Wampanoag people afforded the Pilgrims by teaching them how to successfully plant and harvest the land. The additional inscription is “PEOPLE OF THE DAWN.”
The medal is encapsulated and enclosed in a cadet blue presentation case. The Mayflower ship imagery, which appears on the medal, appears outlined on the inside lid of case, which is secured in an outer packaging of similar color. An outer sleeve with the product name in silver foil complements the packaging. A beautiful Certificate of Authenticity with a brief story of the Mayflower arrival signed by the Director of the United States Mint is included with the medal. Only 20,000 of these medals will be minted.
|Diameter:||1.598 in. / 40.60 mm|
|Weight:||1.000 troy oz. / 31.103 g|