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    1909-11 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Silver Award Medal. In the years immediately following the 1909 grand opening of America's most storied racing grounds, hot air balloons, motorcycles, airplanes and short-distance automobile races dominated the action. The victors were often presented medals such as the presented rarity, which speaks to the array of events with fantastic early airplane and motorcar imagery joining text announcing, "Indianapolis Motor Speedway."

    Gold and bronze versions are known to exist, but this medal, measuring approximately 1.75" in diameter, is the silver variant. Backside is blank other than a "Sterling" stamp and barely legible "Indianapolis, Ind" as part of the maker's mark. Moderate handling wear and tarnishing, but aesthetics remain very strong, and historical relevance is enormous.


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