This medal was chosen as the 10th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series. The medal's obverse bears a strutting turkey cock and the legend AMERICA, with signature ALBERT - / LAESSLE. Turtle shell under signature. The reverse bears an ear of corn framed by separated husks. Around, ABUNDANCE.
Laessle said in the brochure that accompanied the medal:
"Wishing to symbolize the abundance of America, I have chosen for my medal two truly American subjects, the turkey and the corn."
It should be noted that America, like most other developed nations at the time, was still in the grip of the Great Depression when this medal was issued.
This medal measures 73mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company of New York. The reported mintage for this issue is 1,021 in bronze, 125 in silver.
References: Marqusee 234