This extremely rare and beautiful uncirculated (FDR) Franklin D. Roosevelt Inaugural Medal is as nice as they come. 1933-3; Marqusee 254; Murtha 332. 76.2mm. Bronze. Paul Manship, Sc. ( U.S. Mint ). Choice Uncirculated. Obverse with a profile of Roosevelt to the left in such high relief that it took 12 strikes from the great hydraulic presses at the Mint to bring out its final details. The reverse was suggested by Roosevelt himself; a depiction of the U.S.S. Constitution, “Old Ironsides”, surrounded by Longfellow’s famous lines, “Thou too sail on, O Ship of State, Sail on, O Union, strong and great.” Beneath the ship, Manship placed a winged woman meant to represent the present day “Ship of State. Many collectors believe this to be the handsomest of all the bronze inaugural medals. 1500 of them were struck by the U.S. Mint.