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This is a 1979 Official U.S. Mint issue of the "John Wayne - American" commemorative medal. It was authorized on May 26th, 1979, his 72nd birthday and less than 3 weeks prior to his death. A single gold specimen containing 15 troy ounces of .999 gold was minted and presented to his family. - This is solid bronze, 34mm in diameter, and Mint Condition
-- Obverse: Bust of John Wayne / Reverse: John Wayne on horse
** Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 - June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. An enduring American icon, he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height. He died in 1979. In June 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne 13th among the Greatest Male Screen Legends of All Time.