West Point Sesquicentennial 1952 Medal. Laura Gardin Fraser was commissioned to design and execute this West Point medal. The medal’s images are symbolic of the history and the mission of the U.S. Military Academy. Its obverse displays a flaming torch of leadership, a sword of valor and a laurel wreath of peace, legend and commemorative dates 1802/1952. The reverse shows an eagle spreading its wings, below a rising sun standing on a shield, clutching arrows, and an inscribed ribbon with legends. A battle helmet of military service with the rod of authority are superimposed on the shield. Bronze. 3” diam. Ex-Matthew J. Connelly. Very good.