MOBILE 250th ANNIVERSARY
Medal issued by Mobile 250th Anniversary Celebration
Corporation, Mobile; design "suggested" by executive committee; authorized
by 86th Congress and struck at Philadelphia Mint. Obverse of medal bears
likeness of Sieur de Bienville, who founded city in 1711 as French capital
of Louisiana. In ensuing 250 years, 6 flags flew over Mobile as depicted in
official seal of anniversary on reverse. Issue limited to 5,000 Silver
pieces; sold for $5.50.
Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman
Obv. Male bust part r., to l. 1711, to r.
1961; above around Commemoration De Deux Cent Cinquante Annees;
below bust Jean Baptiste Lemayne / Sieur De Bienville
HK-587 Silver. 33mm. Turner 6.
Rev. Seal of 250th Anniversary i.e. 6 flags
surround 2 circles; inner circle Mobile / Alabama; in outer
circle, around From Enchanting Tradition Enduring Progress; on ribbon
below 250th Anniversary