In 1965 the Dominican Republic was in turmoil. A leftist revolution broke out that would have succeeded had it not been for an American military intervention in cooperation with the Organization of American States or OAS. All successful military actions, as we all know, should be commemorated with a medal. To honor the participants of this campaign the Inter-American Peace Medal For Merit was designed with a Spanish legend and inscription and showing the western hemisphere. The design was rejected however by the Department of the Army (US) causing Evans Kerrigan in his American Medals And Decorations book, to label this as “the medal that never was” while conceding that copies of it do exist in some collections. Illustrated here is one of those medals that can be found existing in my collection.“
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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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