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1847 Franklin Institute Second Premium medal by Christian Gobrecht. Bronze, 51 mm. Julian AM-18. Choice About Uncirculated

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1847 Franklin Institute Second Premium medal by Christian Gobrecht. Bronze, 51 mm. Julian AM-18. Choice About Uncirculated

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Rich chocolate brown bronzing is even and beautiful, free of significant marks and showing just a little surface cloudiness. Glossy and boldly detailed, ideal eye appeal. This is the second place medal given by the Franklin Institute annually, struck by the US Mint and sharing a Franklin-portrait obverse with the silver first place medals. This reverse was used only for copper medals, which are actually a bit scarcer than the silver ones. This particularly example was awarded to "Wetherill & Brothers / Philada Pa / for / Chemicals." The Wetherill family is most remembered for their work in zinc mining, but numismatists may also recall one of their employees, Joseph Wharton, who left the company to invest in nickel, which he helped make one of the few metals used for United States coinage. A fine looking Franklin portrait medal with an interesting backstory.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013040

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Rich chocolate brown bronzing is even and beautiful, free of significant marks and showing just a little surface cloudiness. Glossy and boldly detailed, ideal eye appeal. This is the second place medal given by the Franklin Institute annually, struck by the US Mint and sharing a Franklin-portrait obverse with the silver first place medals. This reverse was used only for copper medals, which are actually a bit scarcer than the silver ones. This particularly example was awarded to "Wetherill & Brothers / Philada Pa / for / Chemicals." The Wetherill family is most remembered for their work in zinc mining, but numismatists may also recall one of their employees, Joseph Wharton, who left the company to invest in nickel, which he helped make one of the few metals used for United States coinage. A fine looking Franklin portrait medal with an interesting backstory.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013040

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