Ford V-8 Medal From Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934

Summary

Ford Motor Company produced this commemorative coin for the Ford Exposition at the Century of Progress 1934 Chicago World's Fair. This souvenir reminded visitors of their time at the fair. It also advertised Ford's newest innovation, the V-8 engine. Ford introduced the V-8, the first compact and powerful engine affordable to the general auto buying public, in 1932.

Ford Motor Company produced this commemorative coin for the Ford Exposition at the Century of Progress 1934 Chicago World's Fair. This souvenir reminded visitors of their time at the fair. It also advertised Ford's newest innovation, the V-8 engine. Ford introduced the V-8, the first compact and powerful engine affordable to the general auto buying public, in 1932.

Artifact

Medal

Date Made

1934

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2003.0.27.13

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plate (Material)
Silver (Metal)

Technique

Plating (Metal coating)

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.25 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: FORD EXPOSITION / 1934 Reverse: FORD V8 / A CENTURY OF PROGRESS CHICAGO

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