Presidential Inaugural Medals Struck

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Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, curator of numismatics, strikes the first series of Official Presidential Inaugural Medals at the coining department of the Medallic Art Company in Danbury, Connecticut. These medals are given to President Reagan and other dignitaries.


  • Clain-Stefanelli, Elvira E (Elvira Eliza)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Numismatic Collection
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Postal History


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," March 1981, p. 4.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


January 9, 1981


  • Money
  • Coins

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