This medal was chosen as the 122nd issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1990.
The obverse is a deeply concave field with Michelangelo's God and Adam from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, against a background of swirling stars.
The reverse is a convex spiral of life forms, from protozoa at edge to human crouching in center. To left, signed with stylized JOV.
Jovine reprised the Creation theme again, following in de Francisci's Fiat Vita and Ellison's World of Nature footsteps. Jovine's medal put the Tri-State Mint, which had taken over the Medallic Art Company, to the test. Their press release stated that it took more than a hundred blows at 600 tons pressure and twenty separate annealings to produce each medal. The copper medal was initially sold for $60 but soon the price was increased to $125.
This medal measures 102mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company which struck an unknown number of pieces in copper (500 were authorized). A silver edition was limited to 250 pieces of which an unknown number were struck.