Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal (1928-1930), in Gold
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The Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal (1928-1930) was established by President Herbert Hoover by Act of Congress on May 23, 1930, to commemorate expeditions to the South Pole led by Admiral Richard Byrd, which established the base camp "Little America", between 1928 and 1930. The Medal was awarded for service in scientific investigations and extraordinary aerial explorations over the Antarctic continent. The Medal was awarded in gold, silver, and bronze, however, the award criteria for the different grades is uncertain. Between 65-66 gold, 7 silver, and 9 bronze Medals were issued.
Obv: 1928 BYRD ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1930 Rev: PRESENTED TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE BYRD ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TO EXPRESS THE HIGH ADMIRATION IN WHICH THE CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOLD THEIR HEROIC AND UNDAUNTED SERVICE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS AND EXTRAORDINARY AERIAL EXPLORATION OF THE ANTARCTIC CONTINENT
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