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A mated pair of medals given to the originator of the Irish Setter in America. 1875 New England Agricultural Society medals. Silver and copper, 48 mm. Julian AM-54. About Uncirculated

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A mated pair of medals given to the originator of the Irish Setter in America. 1875 New England Agricultural Society medals. Silver and copper, 48 mm. Julian AM-54. About Uncirculated

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A mated pair of medals given to the originator of the Irish Setter in America. 1875 New England Agricultural Society medals. Silver and copper, 48 mm. Julian AM-54. About Uncirculated. An historic suite of medals for dog lovers, given to Dr. William Jarvis of Claremont, New Hampshire, the man credited with introducing the Irish Setter to America in the very year these medals were awarded. Dr. Jarvis, a dentist who also served as the U.S. Consul in Milan around the turn of the 20th century, won AKC and Westminster Kennel Club championships with his Irish Setter Elcho, "who may be considered as the fountain head of Irish Setter blood in this country" according to Albert Frederick Hochwalt's The Modern Setter. Jarvis bred Elcho, and his progeny also became winners; Elcho Jr. won at Westminster in 1886, beating 1,038 other dogs in the process. Elcho sired 197 pups (!) and is also considered the origin of all Irish Setters bred in Australia. Agricultural society medals given for prize dogs are unusual as a class, but I've never encountered another given to a specific dog considered the first of his breed in America, let alone a popular one. The silver medal is pleasant light silver gray with a golden tone and good remaining lustre despite old hairlines on both sides, now toned over. The bronze medal is an elegant mahogany, typical of US Mint medals of this era, somewhat hairlines on the reverse around the engraved "William Jarvis / Irish Setter Dog / 1875." Both display nice eye appeal, and the dies by William Barber are well-detailed. These medals have been together for over 140 years, and they are offered as a pair. 

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SKU or Cert # 60011002

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A mated pair of medals given to the originator of the Irish Setter in America. 1875 New England Agricultural Society medals. Silver and copper, 48 mm. Julian AM-54. About Uncirculated. An historic suite of medals for dog lovers, given to Dr. William Jarvis of Claremont, New Hampshire, the man credited with introducing the Irish Setter to America in the very year these medals were awarded. Dr. Jarvis, a dentist who also served as the U.S. Consul in Milan around the turn of the 20th century, won AKC and Westminster Kennel Club championships with his Irish Setter Elcho, "who may be considered as the fountain head of Irish Setter blood in this country" according to Albert Frederick Hochwalt's The Modern Setter. Jarvis bred Elcho, and his progeny also became winners; Elcho Jr. won at Westminster in 1886, beating 1,038 other dogs in the process. Elcho sired 197 pups (!) and is also considered the origin of all Irish Setters bred in Australia. Agricultural society medals given for prize dogs are unusual as a class, but I've never encountered another given to a specific dog considered the first of his breed in America, let alone a popular one. The silver medal is pleasant light silver gray with a golden tone and good remaining lustre despite old hairlines on both sides, now toned over. The bronze medal is an elegant mahogany, typical of US Mint medals of this era, somewhat hairlines on the reverse around the engraved "William Jarvis / Irish Setter Dog / 1875." Both display nice eye appeal, and the dies by William Barber are well-detailed. These medals have been together for over 140 years, and they are offered as a pair. 

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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 # 60011002

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