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R. A. Torrey Medallion

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In 1936, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles started the Torrey Memorial Association under the leadership of president Paul Rood. Joining this society was a way of pledging support for an institute which intended to carry on the legacy of R. A. Torrey, the founding dean. Medallions were minted and sent out to supporters. I’ve been searching for one of these medallions for a couple of years, and today, I finally came across my first one. Here it is in all its glory. Its actual size is about that of a silver dollar.

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