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David Rittenhouse Mint and Treasury Medal

David Rittenhouse Mint and Treasury Medal
David Rittenhouse Mint and Treasury Medal
Title
David Rittenhouse Mint and Treasury Medal
Date 
1874
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of David Rittenhouse facing left; legend: "DAVd. RITTENHOUSE. 1st DIRECTr. U.S.MINT./1792-1795." Reverse contains inscription within ornamental border: "'HE/BELONGED/TO THE/WHOLE HUMAN/RACE'/BORN 1732./DIED 1796."; inscription in exergue: "MEDAL SERIES OF THE/U.S. MINT."
Object Number 
1178
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "BARBER" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower center: "J. POLLOCK 1871 DIRECTOR."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group