Gold Medallion of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill
In 1965 a number of medallists produced medals or medallions of Sir Winston Churchill, in gold, silver or bronze.
The medal we feature on this page is by John Pinches of London, one of the best known of "modern" medallists, before they were taken over by Franklin Mint. It is a magnificent large medal with a facing portrait of Churchill in high relief. Most coins and medals make use of profile portraiture, as "facing" portraits are difficult to execute successfully. It is beautifully engraved, with a charming rendition of Sir Winston looking elegant in a polka dotted bow tie, and was part of a limited edition of 500 pieces.
The reverse features Churchill's coat of arms as the Duke of Marlborough. There are two inscriptions, one the family motto:-
FIEL PERO DESDICHADO
Which is Spanish meaning "Faithful but disinherited", and also the motto of the Order of the Garter:-
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
The certificate which accompanies the medallion states:-
Commemorative Medal of
Sir Winston Churchill
1874 - 1965
We hereby certify that this medal, 2" in diameter, struck in 22ct. hall marked fold (3.40 oz.) is number 30 of an issue of 500 only.
John Pinches (Medallists) Ltd.
1, St. Luke's Avenue, London, S.W.4.
Churchill Medallion||50.0 mms||102.5 grams||22ct = 916||3.02 troy ounces
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1965 Churchill Medallion
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Sir Winston Spencer Churchill on Gold Medallion
Reverse of Gold Churchill Medallion
Churchill Medallion in Presentation Box