Struck to commemorate the hundredth year anniversary of the official incorporation of the Village of Tarrytown in 1870. The medallion was made by the Medallic Art Company of New York, the oldest, largest private mint in America. The company has produced some of the world’s most prestigious awards such as the Pulitzer, Cooper & Peabody, as well as inaugural medals for eleven US Presidents.
The 1970 Tarrytown Centennial medal was designed by Norbert Fluhler, a master jeweler, craftsman and designer for Tiffany. Later, Fluhler opened his own jewelry business inside John Charles Ltd, department store in Tarrytown.
His design showed a traditional depiction of the capture of Major John Andre on one side, and a more modern rendering of the headless horseman on the reverse.