Prestigious Notre Dame medal for sale on eBay

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A medal that the University of Notre Dame awards annually that it describes as the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics is up for sale on eBay.

The South Bend Tribune reports the asking price for the Laetare Medal is $11,850. The Laetare Medal was first awarded in 1883 and past award recipients include former President John Kennedy, former Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. and jazz composer Dave Brubeck.

The seller would not say whose name is on the medal, saying only it was a man and it was awarded sometime between 1940 and 1960. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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