American Institute Medal
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Silver struck medal with obverse showing figure of Liberty holding laurel wreath and pole surmounted by Phrygian cap; at left are tools of agriculture and sailing ship in the background; at right -- symbols of American state and cornucopia; legend above: "AMERICAN INSTITUTE."; inscription in exergue: "NEW YORK." Reverse has space for engraving at center, surrounded by laurel and oak wreath, with legend: "AWARDED/TO" and inscription: "C. Volkert/For the best/Inlaid Wood Work./1852."
Gift of Edmond C. Bonaventure
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at center: "R. LOVETT."
Harkness, Andrew. "The American Institute - Catalyst for the American Greatness." TAMS (Token and Medal Society) Journal 29, no. 4 (August 1989): 123-135.
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