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Scarce 1876 See How We Prosper Washington Medal MS-65 (NGC)

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Scarce 1876 See How We Prosper Washington Medal MS-65 (NGC)

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1876 See How We Prosper Washington medal. Bronze, 45 mm. Baker-428. MS-65 (NGC). Dies by Rudolph Laubenheimer. A classic entry among Centennial medals, part of a short series that muled a common reverse with obverses depicting Pius IX, Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm I, Marshal MacMahon of France, and George Washington. This one, depicting Washington, is the only one listed in Baker, while the others aren't listed much of anywhere (the ones depicting Victoria and MacMahon, struck to honor English and French visitors to the Centennial Exposition, are listed as "unlisted so-called dollars" in at least one place). One place all these medals make an appearance is an 1876 article in the American Journal of Numismatics by Henry Holland, whose medal collection was sold in a still-unmatched 1878 auction. Holland related that "The obverses of this series are better than most of the centennials. Only twenty-five of each were struck in bronze and a smaller number in silver, for a jeweller named Delan." This is a far cry from the very low "Rarity-4" rating offered by Rulau, but in line with how often each appears on the market. The die work sets this medal apart from most of its era in either than Washington canon or among Centennial medals. This piece boasts nice deep chestnut bronzed surfaces and excellent eye appeal.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS65
Designation N/A
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3704304010

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1876 See How We Prosper Washington medal. Bronze, 45 mm. Baker-428. MS-65 (NGC). Dies by Rudolph Laubenheimer. A classic entry among Centennial medals, part of a short series that muled a common reverse with obverses depicting Pius IX, Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm I, Marshal MacMahon of France, and George Washington. This one, depicting Washington, is the only one listed in Baker, while the others aren't listed much of anywhere (the ones depicting Victoria and MacMahon, struck to honor English and French visitors to the Centennial Exposition, are listed as "unlisted so-called dollars" in at least one place). One place all these medals make an appearance is an 1876 article in the American Journal of Numismatics by Henry Holland, whose medal collection was sold in a still-unmatched 1878 auction. Holland related that "The obverses of this series are better than most of the centennials. Only twenty-five of each were struck in bronze and a smaller number in silver, for a jeweller named Delan." This is a far cry from the very low "Rarity-4" rating offered by Rulau, but in line with how often each appears on the market. The die work sets this medal apart from most of its era in either than Washington canon or among Centennial medals. This piece boasts nice deep chestnut bronzed surfaces and excellent eye appeal.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS65
Designation N/A
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3704304010

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