1977 United States Assay Commission Medal. Pewter. 76 mm x 60 mm, oval. By Phillip Fowler, Edward Grove and Frank Gasparro. JK AC-121a. Rarity-2. MS-66 (NGC). Lovely pewter gray surfaces with a smooth matte-like finish overall.This medal is a footnote to the 179-year history of the Assay Commission. Public participation in this group had been abolished by President Carter before the 1977 deliberations. Originals were reportedly distributed by President Carter himself, each medal housed in a plush case. Examples sold to the public were packaged in sealed plastic envelopes and the Mints standard cardboard medal boxes. The obverse features a bust of Martha Washington bust right, in mobcap, from the Mints metallurgical trial pieces of the 1960s. From the Richard Jewell Collection. Collector tag with attribution notation included.