100268 | UNITED STATES & FRANCE. American Legion bronze Medal.
100268 | UNITED STATES & FRANCE. American Legion bronze Medal. Engraved 1927. Commemorating the Ninth Annual Convention in Paris (104mm, 511.08 g, 12h).
Emblem of the Legion / COMMEMORATING / THE NINTH ANNUAL CONVENTION / OF THE / AMERICAN LEGION / PARIS FRANCE / 1927 engraved in six lines; above, smaller medal affixed, displaying frontal view of the Trocadéro (where the convention occurred); all within wreath. Edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.
About Uncirculated. Attractive light brown surfaces, with intricate, subtle detailing; some scattered marks and inconsequential rim bruises. Exceedingly Rare.
Formed by American officers in Paris following World War I, the American Legion was established 15 March 1919, and held its first annual convention in November of that year in Minneapolis. For its ninth annual convention in 1927, the Legion held its first and only of such conventions outside of the United States, where it took place at the Trocadéro in Paris 19-22 September. The exact nature of this exceedingly large and heavy medal (over 4 inches in diameter and weighing over a pound) is not certain, but it is an extremely interesting and impressive part of the Legion's memorabilia and history.
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