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Comitia Americana & Revolutionary Era


"1781" (1845-1860) Lieutenant Colonel William Washington at Cowpens Medal. Paris Mint Restrike from Original Dies. Bronzed Copper. 47 mm. Adams and Bentley-11, Betts-594, Julian MI-8. Specimen-65 (PCGS).
Beautiful dark chocolate bronze surfaces with traces of pale blue and violet mottling in the fields when rotated in the light. Sharply struck and very attractive. The fields are gently reflective and contrast nicely with the crisp, satiny devices. Struck to celebrate William Washington's (a distant cousin of George Washington) victory at Cowpens, South Carolina. Few Americans today are familiar with this Revolutionary War battle, but our newly-formed Congress authorized the Paris Mint to produce no less than 3 different medals for this pivotal battle. This example has the edge inscribed with a pointing hand privy mark and CUIVRE, indicating it was struck at the Paris Mint between 1845 and 1860.

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