This medal was chosen as the 22nd issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1940. The obverse bears muscular men raising a fluted pillar. Above, THERE WILL BE OTHER TOWERS; in exergue, (circled 19) FOR THEE TO / BUILD (circled 40); above ground line at left, © HANCOCK
The reverse bears a shattered oak stump with two hardy well-leafed shoots; sun behind.
Hancock designed this optimistic medal when the second World War was still young. His message was that renewal and creation will surely follow death and destruction. As he wrote in his message "From the Artist":
"As the earth renews itself after the ruin of storm, so man must rebuild his towers -material and spiritual- after the wreck of war."
This medal measures 73mm in diameter and was struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York. Its reported production quantity is 894 in bronze and 100 in silver.