Sterling Silver, Proof UNC
40 mm (1-1/2”), 31.1 grams
HISTORY: The United Nations (UN) was established following the end of World War II. Leaders from 50 countries gathered in San Francisco, California, on April 25, 1945, to draw up a UN charter. By October 24, 1945, the charter was ratified and went into effect. So began an organization of world governments espousing peace, cooperation, and harmony among nations. The UN has evolved to include almost all countries and government entities, protecting human rights, providing humanitarian aid, supporting sustainable development, and promoting international law.
OBVERSE: This Official United Nations Commemorative Medal (English Edition) celebrates “WORLD HEALTH DAY” and then “7 APRIL 1972.” The design features Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man in frosted relief. Next to the right foot are the initials “PM” of the Pobjoy Mint (Surrey, England).
REVERSE: The UN logo—planet Earth from a North Pole view surrounded by a laurel wreath—centers this medal. Around the rim is “UNITED NATIONS” in five languages. Between the wreath stems are the logo of the Franklin Mint (New York, NY) and the year “1972” below.