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    1939 Jim Barnes New Jersey Open Championship Gold Medal. Jim Barnes won the PGA Championship in 1916 and 1919 and he also won the U.S. Open in 1921 and the British Open in 1925. During his illustrious career he is credited with 21 official PGA Tour wins, having garnered his victories at a time when the PGA Tour had far fewer annual events than it does today. Born in 1886, Barnes was 53 years old when he won his final tournament, the 1939 New Jersey State Golf Association Open Championship. This 14 karat gold Championship Medal retains its original blue ribbon and pinback. The round gold medal measures 1 ½" in diameter. The front shows a knickered golfer in the act of putting plus the Seal of the State of New Jersey and the state motto "Liberty and Prosperity." Around the outside circumference are the words "NEW JERSEY STATE GOLF ASS'N." The back features a laurel wreath design and is inscribed, "OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 1939 WINNER," and is marked "14K." The overall length of the piece including ribbon is 3 ½" . Overall excellent condition. Comes with a letter of provenance from Jim Barnes' family.

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