This medal was chosen as the 39th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series. The medal's obverse bears patriarchal nimbate God creating nude Man, sun left. In exergue, incuse GENESIS; at lower right (AW monogram) / ©
The reverse bears veiled Norn spinning yarn from distaff; the resulting thread held by Eros at right. In exergue, incuse WEB OF DESTINY; at lower left (AW monogram) / 19©49.
Revered by numismatists for his Walking Liberty half dollar and the Saltus Award medal, Weinman created this stunning medal at the ripe old age of 79. It was universally well received and is one of the medals that were chosen for a silver reissue in 1993.
The Medallic Art Company originally struck 785 medals in bronze. In the seventies, it struck 50 in silver, and in 1993, an estimated 300 additional medals in silver measuring an impressive 83mm in diameter.