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Fort Fisher Civil War Commemorative Medal

1965 Fort Fisher Civil War Commemorative Medal

Date of Minting (Approximate): 1965

Description: This is a 1965 commemorative medal that was commissioned by the Committee of the New Hanover County Confederate Centennial Commission and was minted by Capitol Medals in High Point, North Carolina. This medal commemorates the Battle of Fort Fisher that occurred on January 13-15, 1865. The proceeds from the sale of these medals helped fund the Fort Fisher Visitor's Center that opened in 1965 and helped fund future maintenance and restoration projects.

The medal is struck in .999 fine silver, weighs 1 ounce, measures 1-17/32" (crown size) and has a proof finish. The medal also contains trace amounts of bronze-silver recovered from the sunken blockade runner "Modern Greece."

The obverse side of this medal shows an engraving of an original illustration made of one of the gun emplacements during the Civil War. The reverse side of this medal shows a reproduction of the Seal of the Confederate States.

Item Acquired: February 1, 2011

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