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1808 Washington Benevolent Society medal. Silver, 42 mm. Baker-327, Julian RF-23. Very Fine.

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1808 Washington Benevolent Society medal. Silver, 42 mm. Baker-327, Julian RF-23. Very Fine.

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1808 Washington Benevolent Society medal. Silver, 42 mm. Baker-327, Julian RF-23. Very Fine. Holed for suspension, no hanger. Dies by John Reich. A classic early American medal, one that fits into collections of Washingtoniana, early U.S. Mint medals, political medals, or the work of John Reich. Washington Benevolent Society chapters existed in most cities from 1808 until 1816, essentially as grassroots offshoots of the Federalist Party. These usually show some signs of use, and many were apparently worn for years. This example is evenly worn, attractively toned medium silver gray with olive and blue highlights at the peripheries. The suspension hole has become enlarged from years of display and the surfaces show many scattered but inconsequential contact marks. The rims show some light marks, but no heavy bruises. Reich's tiny R signature remains visible at the right side of the reverse exergue line. A very pleasing example of one of the earliest collectible U.S. Mint medals.

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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 # 40012001

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1808 Washington Benevolent Society medal. Silver, 42 mm. Baker-327, Julian RF-23. Very Fine. Holed for suspension, no hanger. Dies by John Reich. A classic early American medal, one that fits into collections of Washingtoniana, early U.S. Mint medals, political medals, or the work of John Reich. Washington Benevolent Society chapters existed in most cities from 1808 until 1816, essentially as grassroots offshoots of the Federalist Party. These usually show some signs of use, and many were apparently worn for years. This example is evenly worn, attractively toned medium silver gray with olive and blue highlights at the peripheries. The suspension hole has become enlarged from years of display and the surfaces show many scattered but inconsequential contact marks. The rims show some light marks, but no heavy bruises. Reich's tiny R signature remains visible at the right side of the reverse exergue line. A very pleasing example of one of the earliest collectible U.S. Mint medals.

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 # 40012001

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