Dow Chemicals 50th Anniversary1947

This unusual medal celebrating Dow Chemicals' fiftieth anniversary is struck in a manganese alloy developed by Dow Chemicals in the 1940's. The obverse bears Saturn and moons over swirling galaxy. Lower left DOW. The reverse bears upright hand holding leaf over stylized sun. Around, FIFTY YEARS OF CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT / 1897 - 1947.

Marshall Fredericks designed this elegant medal in a style that is reminiscent of de Francisci's Fiat Vita medal, yet simpler and more abstract.

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