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A Medal from St. Francis Prep, Queens, NY Major H1N1 Site
May 04, 2009

I do not feel that making light of the H1N1 flu bug recently spreading in the world is of any use. It is sad for those affected, and sader for the familes of those who die.

However, there are numismatic connections. The High School in Queens, NY, where over 15 students have been affected is St. Francis Prep. A Catholic High School in the Borough of Queens. I had friends who went there in the day. They have a great record of scholarship, and they have specially made track medals!

This particular example was awarded for the 600 yd. race in 1957. It is marked with the firm of Conference, NY, and measures a nice 40mm in diameter.


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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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