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Jesse Owens Bronze Medal 1.5 Inch

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At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens, a Black American track and field athlete, won four gold medals in a stadium packed with Nazi supporters and Adolf Hitler himself, dispelling the myth of Aryan Supremacy as the world watched. Jesse was immediately catapulted to world-wide fame and became a symbol of hope in the darkness of the Nazi regime. This was not Jesse’s only moment of glory — he was also responsible for what some call “the greatest 45-minutes in sports” when he broke five world records in 45 minutes and matched a sixth at the Big Ten Championships in 1935. Outside of his athletic career, Jesse continued to serve his country and inspire others when he was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1955.

Jesse Owens was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest form of national appreciation, in recognition of his “humanitarian contributions to public service, civil rights, and international goodwill.” Honor Jesse Owens’ legacy of perseverance and equality with a bronze replica of his Congressional Gold Medal, expertly crafted by the United States Mint.

Item Number: 953
Mintage Limit: None
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The Jesse Owens Bronze Medal from the U.S. Mint recognizes his athletic achievements and humanitarian contributions to public service, civil rights and international goodwill.

A bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Jesse Owens, the obverse features a portrait of Jesse Owens and is inscribed with his name, years of his birth and death – “1913-1980,” and the words “OLYMPIC CHAMPION.”

The reverse features Owens as an Olympic sprinter. Inscriptions are “ACT OF CONGRESS 1988,” “HUMANITARIAN” and “ATHLETE,” as well as “DETERMINATION, DEDICATION, DISCIPLINE and ATTITUDE,” words suggested by the Owens family and his friends as the qualities he stood for and preached to young people.

The Jesse Owens 1.5” Bronze Medal is a great addition to your collection. Order today.

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Design: Obverse/Reverse Designer/Engraver: James Ferrell
Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 100-437
Mint Mark: None
Composition: 95% Copper & 5% Zinc
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