1976 United States Assay Commission Medal. Pewter. 75.5 mm x 59 mm, oval. By Frank Gasparro. JK-AC-120a. Rarity-7. MS-64 (NGC). Attractive pewter gray patina and strong eye appeal.This oval medal features Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, flanked by his name and title and that of Mint Director Mary Brooks. The reverse displays Frank Gasparros recreation of Emmanuel Leutzes famous painting of Washington crossing the Delaware. Among the numismatic, financial and political appointees to the Commission in 1976 was Stacks Bowers Galleries co-founder Harvey G. Stack. One of the rarest of the generally elusive modern Assay Commission medals, the 1976 issue is also the last presented to a fully operational Assay Commission that included citizen participants, although it is not the last Assay medal issued. The Assay Commission was abolished by President Jimmy Carter in January 1977, but the 1977-dated JK AC-121 was sold to the public for a brief period of time early that year. From the Richard Jewell Collection. Earlier from our Baltimore Auction of March 2016, lot 12063.