Posted 2 years ago
This is the large medallion (2 ¾ inch diameter) not the silver dollar size. It is the centennial medallion of Cyrus McCormick and International Harvester Company.
Front side of the medallion has the image of Cyrus McCormick and the dates 1809 – 1884 (his birth & death dates) and the words Inventor of the Reaper.
Reverse side has an image of the reaper with the words International Harvester Company above and Centennial of the Reaper 1831 – 1931 below the image.
In addition to being the larger and more rare medallion, this one is also engraved around the outer edge. It has the inscription
HARRY ROOT COMPLIMENTS PAUL COCHRAN
I have researched and Paul Cochran started and was president of Orange State Motors in Tampa around 1921.
The medallion is in very good condition and has a dark patina which I have left as is. Material is bronze.
I owe much credit to the folks at the Mc Cormick musuem for helping me with the research on this item.