Penny roller Raymond W. Dillard, a longtime feature of Central States shows, designed the winning entry for the Society’s 75th anniversary medal.
The central element of the design shows a diamond superimposed on the obverse of a Saint-Gaudens double eagle. The legends:
CENTRAL STATES NUMISMATIC SOCIETY / DIAMOND JUBILEE / 1939-2014 / A DAZZLING / 75 YEARS
surround the double eagle. Dillard’s initials - RWD - will be placed below the design. The medal, which will be offered for sale in 2014, will have the CSNS 13-state map logo on the reverse..
In announcing the contest winner at the 74th Anniversary Convention awards breakfast, CSNS President James Moores said, “It’s truly reflective of our 75th year – our diamond year”
CSNS Gov. Don Young chaired the design committee. He said 15 designs were submitted. The winning entry was chosen with the help of the Token and Medal Society, Young said.
Dillard will receive a special striking of the medal – a silver version with the number 000. No other medals will be numbered.
CSNS Gov. Ray Lockwood said the society plans to strike up to 250 silver and 75 bronze medals.