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Description

The Thrifty medal is a part of a twelve-medal collection designed by Norman Rockwell. On the medal's obverse, a Boy Scout in uniform is shown handing an object (possibly) money to a bank teller. A sign in front of the teller reads "SAVINGS." On the reverse, the Boy Scouts of America logo is pictured above the inscriptions.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1970s

Measurement

1 1/2 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

sterling silver

Inscription

obverse: THRIFTY / Norman / Rockwell / [sculptor's mark?] reverse: A SCOUT IS / THRIFTY / He does not wantonly destroy property. He works / faithfully, wastes nothing, and makes the best use / of his opportunities. He saves his money so that / he may pay his own way, be generous to those / in need, and helpful to worthy objects. He / may work for pay, but must not receive / tips for courtesies or Good Turns. edge: STERLING / [The Franklin Mint symbol - a capital F with a stretched M across the middle, in a small square] / 72 / P

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6909.9

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Thrifty (from Norman Rockwell's Spirit of Scouting Medal Set)

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