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1805 Eccleston George Washington Portrait Medal. Baker-85.

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1805 Eccleston George Washington Portrait Medal. Baker-85.

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(1805) Eccleston medal of George Washington. Bronze, 76 mm. Baker-85. About Uncirculated. An attractive example of this imposing Washington portrait medal, struck in England for the pro-American Quaker radical Daniel Eccleston but widely distributed in America. The chocolate brown and mahogany surfaces retain good gloss and nice obverse lustre, along with superb detail on the high relief portrait. Some scattered marks are seen, mostly just tiny nicks, with a small rim bruise around 2:00 and a few smaller rim nicks here and there. The reverse of this medal is typically quite granular, even thoroughly pitted, from the casting method used to produce a planchet for a medal with this much relief, but on this specimen only the most mild and microscopic granularity is seen. This medal has one of the best paper trails (Eccleston corresponded with the paperwork-hoarding Jefferson, who also had this medal hanging on his wall at Monticello) of any early American historical medal. It also bears the largest portrait of Washington of any medal from this era, a fact Eccleston was quite proud of at the time. It has long been considered a core inclusion in any collection of Washingtoniana.

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Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 000106

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(1805) Eccleston medal of George Washington. Bronze, 76 mm. Baker-85. About Uncirculated. An attractive example of this imposing Washington portrait medal, struck in England for the pro-American Quaker radical Daniel Eccleston but widely distributed in America. The chocolate brown and mahogany surfaces retain good gloss and nice obverse lustre, along with superb detail on the high relief portrait. Some scattered marks are seen, mostly just tiny nicks, with a small rim bruise around 2:00 and a few smaller rim nicks here and there. The reverse of this medal is typically quite granular, even thoroughly pitted, from the casting method used to produce a planchet for a medal with this much relief, but on this specimen only the most mild and microscopic granularity is seen. This medal has one of the best paper trails (Eccleston corresponded with the paperwork-hoarding Jefferson, who also had this medal hanging on his wall at Monticello) of any early American historical medal. It also bears the largest portrait of Washington of any medal from this era, a fact Eccleston was quite proud of at the time. It has long been considered a core inclusion in any collection of Washingtoniana.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 000106

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