H. J. Heinz Company 70th Anniversary1939

The obverse bears bust of H. J. Heinz facing right. Around upper edge, 1869 - H.J.HEINZ COMPANY - 1939; around lower edge, to left and right, H.J. HEINZ - FOUNDER

The reverse bears founder's house and garden, founding year 1869 next to house; Across, IN COMMEMORATION / OF THE SEVENTIETH / ANNIVERSARY OF / THE FOUNDING OF / H.J. HEINZ CO.

The edge is marked MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

The medal's obverse was designed by Emil Fuchs in 1922 for the H.J. Heinz Company medal which was issued to those of its 6,500 employees who had served twelve years. The Fuchs design was reused for a number of company commemorative issues, including this one. The reverse was designed and sculpted by Rene P. Chambellan.

The medal measures 76mm (3in) in diameter and was struck in bronze by the Medallic Art Company of New York.