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Famous Washington Funeral Urn Medal in Silver

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1799 (i.e. 1800) Washington Funeral Urn medal. Silver. Baker-166A. F-15 (NGC). Holed for suspension, as typical. Lots of collectors come to me to buy Washingtoniana, most of them building specialized collections. Among those who want to buy just one Washington medal and have no interest in building a collection by Baker number, the piece they want is a Washington Funeral medal. They are an incredibly personal object from the dawn of the 19th century, well-documented in their production and use, worn for the immense funeral procession marking the first passing of Washington's birthday after his death in December 1799. This one was clearly worn for more than the length of a single parade; indeed, given the size of the very well worn hole, it may have been worn for decades. The surfaces are smooth, nicely toned in deep olive gray with golden highlights, and attractive. A few little old scratches are present near the base of the obverse and the truncation of Washington's bust. The GW initials on the urn are complete; typically on a Fine, they are essentially worn away, and it would be easy to argue that this piece deserves a VF grade. A lovely example, original and desirable, a perfect historical collectible to celebrate the first President.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade F15
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 705057001

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1799 (i.e. 1800) Washington Funeral Urn medal. Silver. Baker-166A. F-15 (NGC). Holed for suspension, as typical. Lots of collectors come to me to buy Washingtoniana, most of them building specialized collections. Among those who want to buy just one Washington medal and have no interest in building a collection by Baker number, the piece they want is a Washington Funeral medal. They are an incredibly personal object from the dawn of the 19th century, well-documented in their production and use, worn for the immense funeral procession marking the first passing of Washington's birthday after his death in December 1799. This one was clearly worn for more than the length of a single parade; indeed, given the size of the very well worn hole, it may have been worn for decades. The surfaces are smooth, nicely toned in deep olive gray with golden highlights, and attractive. A few little old scratches are present near the base of the obverse and the truncation of Washington's bust. The GW initials on the urn are complete; typically on a Fine, they are essentially worn away, and it would be easy to argue that this piece deserves a VF grade. A lovely example, original and desirable, a perfect historical collectible to celebrate the first President.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade F15
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 705057001

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