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College Football Centennial Medal

Designed and engraved by Justin Fairbanks (American, born in 1926), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990)

Object Place: United States


Diameter and weight: 70 mm, 200.2 gm (2 3/4 in., 7.06 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art



Obv: COLLEGE FOOTBALL CENTENNIAL over teams of figures rushing together playing football, RUTGERS / - PRINCETON / 1869 - 1969 in exergue, and signed Fairbanks © 1968 at bottom left.
Rev: INTERCOLLEGIATE FOOTBALL / AN AMERICAN TRADITION aournd a wreath enclosing a torch with a football superimposed upon it, 100 on the football, and 1869 and 1969 to left and right of the torch
Edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. NY / N.C.A.A. [Chevrolet Logo]


Sold Collectors Auctions Limited, Danbury, CT, February 17, 1990, lot 748, to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III; to MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III