100274 | GREAT BRITAIN. Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, silver Medal.

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    100274 | GREAT BRITAIN. Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, silver Medal. Dated 1966. Commemorating the 50th Birthday of the Violinist (56mm, 97.28 g, 12h). By P. Vincze in London.

     

    YEHVDI MENVHIN ÆT SVÆ L, bust right, playing the violin / Instructor (with the features of Menuhin) kneeling right, holding violin set upon base to right and teaching youth to right; CHI NON ARDE / NON INCENDE (Tuscan proverb: "those who do things with passion will passionately inspire others") in two lines in exergue. Edge: FINE SILVER No 72.

     

    Niggl 3318. Choice Mint State. Pleasing argent surfaces, with matte brilliance. Though a mintage of 5,000 pieces was authorized, it seems unlikely that this total was ever achieved.

     

    Born in New York City to a family of Belorussian Jews, Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) spent much of his career performing in Great Britain where he received a number of awards, honors, and titles, and was widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.

     

    From the Kyle Ponterio Collection of Music Medals.

     

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