WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL
Struck by U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, and the Medallic Art Co.; bulk of issue was looped.
Photos courtesy of Jonathan Brecher
Obv. Figure of Liberation in the dawn, breaking the sword of tyranny and trampling the helmet of Mars underfoot; sun, near bottom border, casts rays behind her; in field to l., World; to r., War II
Rev. Across center, Freedom / from Fear and Want / [palm leaf] / Freedom of Speech / and Religion; around border, United • States • of • America • 1941 • 1945 •
HK-910 Bronze. 36mm. Without loop, very rare.
FOUR FREEDOMS VICTORY MEDAL
Private issue, undated (circa 1945).
Photos courtesy of John Dean
Obv. Bust in high relief, facing to l.; above around, Four Freedoms Victory Medal; below around, Franklin D Roosevelt; microscopic Kilenyi below l. shoulder.
Rev. In upper center, torch and wreath; above around, Victory Medal; below torch, Four Freedoms / Freedom of Speech / Freedom of Worship / Freedom from Fear / Freedom from Want
HK-911 Silver, oxidized. 38mm.
HK-912 Bronze, oxidized.