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The Winston Churchill memorial commemorative medal bill was introduced in 1969 by Senator
Thomas Eagleton from Missouri. It was unanimously approved. The bill allowed for both silver
and bronze coins to be cast at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. Lady Spencer-Churchill, Winston’s
widow, was presented with a larger version in gold.
The design of the coin was done by the Philadelphia mint’s head designer in 1969, Frank
Gasparro, who had done all of the presidential medals since Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s
Originally sold 50 years ago for the Dedication of the Museum and Church of St, Mary, the
Virgin, Aldermanbury, the silver coins quickly sold out.
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Museum and the rehallowing of the church at
Westminster in Fulton, Missouri, the National Churchill Museum is offering for sale the 280
remaining bronze coins.
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