1955 United States Assay Commission Medal. Bronze. 51 mm. By Gilroy Roberts and Adam Pietz. JK AC-99a. Rarity-7. MS-67 (NGC). The exceptional sandy-gold finish remains bright and overall pristine with just a trace of friction to the sandblast texture evident on isolated high points. Nicely impressed with sharp to full striking detail.The 1955 is a rare, significant and popular Assay Commission medal showing the "First Coining Press U.S. Mint" on the reverse, as rendered by talented engraver Adam Pietz. The obverse bust of Eisenhower was sculpted by Gilroy Roberts. This issue was missing from our sales of both the Dreyfuss and Keusch collections; a specimen in the Rogers M. Fred, Jr. Collection brought $1,430 in our (Bowers and Merenas) sale of November 1995. Examples of JK AC-99 have appeared in our (Stacks) Americana Sale of January 2005 and our (Stacks) November 2006 sale of the Norweb Collection. The latter was Mrs. Norwebs personal specimen from serving on the 1955 Assay Commission. From the Richard Jewell Collection. Collector tag included.