Half-and-half Medal. Two award medals physically cut in half and one of each half soldered back together; they are awarded to the two contestants who tied in the contest for which the awards were made. Such half-and-half medals are particularly dramatic because the medals are of differing colors, as gold and silver, or silver and bronze. They have been observed only for sports awards, and then only rarely.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
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