Contest seeks designer for medallion honoring war hero (Utica Observer-Dispatch)
Originally appeared on Utica Observer-Dispatch
One of the nation’s oldest rare coin shops is seeking artists from across the nation to design a silver coin-shaped medallion honoring African American World War I hero Sgt. Henry Johnson.
Ferris Coin Co. of Albany is offering two prizes of $1,000 each to the winning designs for the obverse and reverse sides of a 1.5 in (39 mm) coin-shaped silver medallion.
The submission deadline is April 17. Contestants must be 18 and older to qualify. For official rules, design requirements and answers to frequently asked questions, visit www.ferriscoin.com/henry-johnson. Send questions to contest@FerrisCoin.com.
Five hundred silver coin-shaped medallions will be available for purchase this summer. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the 369th Veteran’s Association Inc., Albany District, a 501(c)3.