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Session 2, Lot 48

Estimate: 300 USD   |   Starting price: 1 USD Price realized: 780 USD

1883 Evacuation Day / Wall Street Statue American Numismatic Society Medal. Bronze. 57.3 mm. Musante GW-719, Baker S-319, Miller ANS-6. About Uncirculated.
Attractive brick-red patina exhibiting just a touch of friction to the highest design elements. Some moderate scratches are noted in the fields of both sides. Designed in America by Charles Osborne, but struck at the Royal Mint in Stockholm, Sweden. Although plans for a medal for the Centennial of Evacuation Day were set into motion well before the event, the backdated medals were not produced until late the following year and into the next. In all, 381 bronze specimens were produced. They feature an unusual concave obverse depicting the George Washington statue on the steps of the Sub-Treasury Building on Wall Street. The reverse with a more traditional rendering of the seals of the City of New York, the New York City Chamber of Commerce, and the American Numismatic Society. A type that is popular with competing groups of Washingtoniana enthusiasts and specialists in ANS medals.

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