Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Medal

SKU: 02.USA.0159.101.01

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  • Bronze Medal Obverse
  • Bronze Medal Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    United States
  • date of institution
    October 19, 1919
  • remarks
    The Bronze Medal was designed by Francis D. Millet.

History


The Army of Puerto Rico Occupation Medal was first authorized on February 4, 1919, but was not officially instituted until October 19, 1919. The Bronze Medal was awarded to United States Army personnel in commemoration of military occupation service in Peurto Rico between August 14 and December 10, 1898, following the end of the Spanish-American War. Approximately 3,000 Medals were issued.

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  • Price

    $175 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: ARMY OF OCCUPATION PORTO RICO 1898 Rev: UNITED STATES ARMY FOR SERVICE

  • Size

    31.7-34mm

  • Maker

    Philadelphia Mint, Philadelphia; E. & H. Simon, New York City

  • Version Remarks

    Some examples of the Bronze Medal feature a smaller font size used for the obverse inscription. These examples are numbered 1 - 200 on th...

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