200th Aniversary of the White House Medal
Gilt bronze; plastic, metal, textile
case: 4 5/16 x 7 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 11 x 18.1 x 2.9 cm )
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Commemorative gilt bronze struck medal issued for the 200th Anniversary of the White House; obverse with image of White House surrounded by laurel and oak wreath tied with bow at lower center; dates inscribed upon scrolled banner at upper center: "1800 - 2000"; inscribed in ex.: "THE/WHITE/HOUSE". Reverse bears bust-length portraits of John and Abigail Adams within oval medallions decorated with floral swags; inscription above: "FIRST INHABITANTS OF/THE/PRESIDENT'S/HOUSE";
inscribed beneath portaits: "1800/JOHN and ABIGAIL/ADAMS". Inset into rectangular fitted dark blue velvet box with gilt metal seal of the United States applied to lower right corner of box cover; inside cover is lined with white polyester satin with seal of the United States embossed in gold at center.
Gift of Betsy Gotbaum
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "JTTI"
Inscription: reverse, at lower right, beneath portrait: "TDR"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.