Bronze medal issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Dartmouth college. The medal was designed by Rudolph Ruzicka, noted in the “R.d.” on the reverse of the medal, he has been called the dean of America’s graphic artists. The medal was authorized by an Act of Congress and is consequently considered a national medal. As indicated by the small “P” on the obverse of the coin, it was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in April 1969 in a limited edition of five thousand. The coin shows a stylized representation of the “Old Pine”, long a symbol of Dartmouth College. On the reverse side are combined the arms of the College with those of the second Earl of Dartmouth, for whom the college was named. Around the edge of the reverse is the motto of Dartmouth, Vox Clamantis in Deserto (A voice crying in the wilderness), and that of the Earls of Dartmouth, Gaudet Tentamine Virtus (Valor rejoices in contest.) Large, heavy coin measures 7.7 ounces and 2 3/4 inches in diameter.