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Here is a 3 year Bicentennial medallion

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This Michigan dated !974 Bicentennial Official medallion is weird that it came out in !974 but was a Bicentennial one. I guess they figured the would save some more or make some profit by selling it for 3 years.


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Apparently many States issued up to 4 Official Medallions, using a different image for each year 1973-1976, these images were more to do with the individual States' history than the Revolutionary War & Independence. California used an image of a prospector panning for gold etc.




The booklet holder the medallions were in stated how the funds raised from the sales would be used.


They were produced by the Lincoln Mint.


Newspaper article below.
American Revolution Bicentennial Medallion highlights the state's earliest history, when Indians and fur-traders met along the waterways in pre-revolutionary commerce. As designed by James Edward Gillette, Jr., of Pontiac. the medallion will be on sale throughout the state. The reverse of the medallion highlights the logotype of the Michigan American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. Brickley Unveils State Medallion LANSING, Mich. -- Lt. Gov. James H. Briekley. chairman of the Michigan American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, recently unveiled the official Michigan Bicentennial Medallion and presented scholarship awards totaling §2.500 to three Michigan teenagers who led a statewide contest to design the medallion. In ceremonies in his office. Lt. Gov. Brickley received the sterling silver medallion numbered 76, for his role as head of the Bicentennial Commission. Executive Director Howard F. Lancour made the presentation. Lt. Guv. Brickley, in turn, presented scholarship checks to the three teenagers whose medallion designs look first, second and third places in a contest sponsored last spring by the Lincoln Mint, of Chicago, which is producing the medallions in sterling silver and bronze for sale, as a public set
The students, who were on hand with their parents to receive the awards, are: -- James Edward Gillette. Jr., of Pontiac, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Gillette, Sr., a freshman at Oakland University, who received a $1.500 scholarship provided by the Lincoln Mint, of Chicago, which will produce the Official 1974 Medallion from his design as part of the Michigan observance of the nation's 200th birthday- anniversary. -- Tena Salmons, of Royal Oak. a 10th grader at Kimball High School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Salmons, who received a $750 scholarship for winning second place: and -- Dave W. Kreger, of Owosso. a senior at Owosso High School, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kreger, who received a S250 scholarship for his third place design. Gillette's design envisions an Indian and a frontier fur trapper as symbolizing Michigan's 18th century leadership in the fur trade and provides the theme to be depicted on this year's medallion. The reverse of the medallion pictures the Michigan Bicentennial logo, that of the number 76 and the world, with the words "Official Michigan Medallion. United States Bicentennial, 1776-1976."
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