CONVAIR ASTRONAUTICS PLANT DEDICATION
(GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION)
SAN DIEGO, CA
Medals sponsored and issued by Convair; struck in their Tooling Dept. Plant 2, San Diego from design by C. L. Deck; 125,000 Aluminum pieces issued of which 12 were Gold-plated; also "small number" struck in Copper. Medals were presented by Convair, maker of Atlas missile, to visitors at new plant dedication July 12, 1958; one of Gold-plated specimens given to 10,000th such guest.
Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman
Obv. In center circle is a vertical missile; outside, above Astronautics; below Dedication July 12. 1958
Rev. In center circle is Convair emblem (a flying eagle, superimposed on a compass); outside, above Convair; below Div. of General Dynamics Corp.
HK-747 Copper. 38mm.
HK-748 Aluminum, Gold-plated.