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George Washington Souvenir Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3186
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 7/16 in. ( 6.2 cm )
Description: 
Turned wood medal with obverse showing undraped bust of George Washington facing right with surrounding legend: "GEORGE WASHINGTON/FEB. 22. 1732./DIED DEC. 14.1799." Reverse bears inscription: "GREAT/INTERNATIONAL/EXHIBITION/FAIRMOUNT PARK/PHILADELPHIA/4th OF JULY"; legend within line border: "THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group