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Henry Clay gets medal

The 200th anniversary of Henry Clay becoming speaker of the House of Representatives is commemorated by a medal commissioned by the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation in Lexington, Ky.

The obverse portrait of Clay is based on a U.S. Mint medal struck in 1852 in Philadelphia.

Measuring 50mm in diameter, the silver version of the medal contains 2.5 troy ounces and has a brilliant finish, while the bronze version has an antique finish. Both are serially number 1-100 on the edge.

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Military and civil awards, orders, decorations and medals, from 1793 to 1992.

Struck by the Northwest Territorial Mint, the silver version is priced at $249 each and the bronze version is $49.

Send orders to Jeff Garrett, Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries, 1707 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, KY 40503.   Payment to Mid-American must be made by check or money order.

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The entire proceeds go to the Henry Clay Estate (Ashland) and Memorial Foundation (www.henryclay.org). For more telephone (859) 276-1551.

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