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    Howard Hughes personal 1939 Congressional Gold Medal recognizing his achievements in advancing the science of aviation. The Congressional Gold Medal for Howard R. Hughes was approved by the U.S. Congress August 7, 1939 for recognition of his achievements in "advancing the science of aviation and thus bringing great credit to his country throughout the world." Measuring 2.75 in. diameter, the medal's obverse depicts a profile portrait of Hughes with inscription "Howard R. Hughes Medal of the Congress Act of Aug.7, 1939 United States of America"; the reverse captures a rendition of the global route Hughes flew his Lockheed 14 Super Electra twin-engine monoplane for his record-setting round-the-world flight with the circumscribed text "Around the World In 91 Hours 14 Minutes 10 Seconds July 10-14th, 1938". Hughes' medal was ready for presentation in 1941, but Hughes never traveled to Washington, D.C. to formally receive the medal from Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hughes' Congressional Gold Medal was mailed to him years later during President Truman's administration. Medal comes with its original blue, leather-covered presentation case. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Howard Hughes.

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