Dated Souvenir Medal Marks the Completion of the Restoration of the Old San Francisco Mint

Press Release
October 29, 1976

Historic Press Release, October 29, 1976. Full text is duplicated in the body of this page.A new Old San Francisco Mint souvenir medal, dated to mark the completion of the restoration of the national landmark building, is part of the celebration planned to coincide with the public opening of the display of the 1907 Indian Head $20 gold pattern at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 9, 1976, at the old Mint, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, announced today.

The design of the bronze medal, 1-1/2″ in diameter, is to feature a portrait of Mint Director Mary Brooks on the obverse and a view of the Old Mint and the date November 9, 1976, on the reverse.

Visitors may purchase bronze blanks for $1.00 and strike their own medal on the specially-automated 1869 press in the Old Mint Museum—or purchase the new medal over-the-counter at the Old Mint.

A limit of 10,000 specimens of the new souvenir medal has been set and they will be available for sale only at the Old Mint in San Francisco. No mail orders will be accepted.

The Old Mint Museum, Fifth and Mission Streets, San Francisco, California, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge.

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