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Catalog Number 2007.040.013
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Title Joe Louis, 1914-1981
Description One bronze reproduction of the Joe Louis Congressional Gold Medal. It was issued in 1982 to celebrate Louis' life and career as a notable American. The obverse side of the medal shows a head and shoulders image of Joe Louis in a boxing pose along with his name, year of birth (1914), and year of death (1981). The last name of the medal sculptor, "Iacocca," appears in small letters at the bottom. (Mike Iacocca was a sculptor at the U. S. Mint in Philadelphia.) The reverse side shows an image of a pair of boxing gloves and "The Ring Championship" boxer's belt with the name, "Joe Louis," on it. Along the perimeter are the words, "World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, 1937-1948." The words, "Act of Congress 1981," are shown near the bottom of the medal.
Artist Mike Iacocca
Collection Currency/Medallions
Date 1982
Dimensions H-1.5 L-1.5 D-0.125 Dia-1.5 inches
Material Bronze
People Barrow, Joe Louis
Search Terms U. S. Congressional Medal