Lot #9. 1979 Ford Motor Company Executive Gold Medal. Proof-62 Deep Cameo (Uncertified).
The September 2009 Philadelphia Rarities Sale - 9/22/2009
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38 millimeters. 47.13 grams. 24 karat gold. Manufactured by MACO. The obverse exhibits a portrait of Henry Ford with the Ford company logo in the upper-right field. The main design element on the reverse is the inscription FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MANAGEMENT 1979. The edge carries the fineness as well as the number 14/70. Bold cameo contrast to orange-gold surfaces, the fields a bit scuffy with scattered hairlines and other shallow handling marks. An interesting historical item from the U.S. auto industry that should be of keen interest to specialized collectors or anyone who has ever worked for Ford.