This medal was chosen as the 74th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1966.
The obverse bears bust of Thomas Jefferson left. Around, beginning of second sentence of the Declaration of Independence in three concentric lines, WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT - THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL / THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS / THAT AMONG THESE ARE LIFE - LIBERTY - AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS; nder truncation of bust, signed RALPH J MENCONI © 1967
The reverse bears standing Liberty, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Ayflower at sea, Boston Tea Party with British revenue stamp and coffins of Boston Massacre victims marked CJA, PC, SM, JC, one not visible. Around, THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The medal is of irregular subrounded shape and measures 73mm in diameter. It was produced by the Medallic Art Company of New York which struck a reported 939 pieces in bronze.