Hudson-Fulton Celebration Official Commemorative Medal
Aluminum; cardboard, paper
case: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16 x 7/16 in. ( 6.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 cm )
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing Henry Hudson and his sailors aboard ship; legend around border: "DISCOVERY OF HUDSON RIVER BY HENRY HUDSON A. D. MDCIX/THE AMERICAN/NUMISMATIC SOCIETY/HUDSON-FULTON/CELEBRATION COMM:"; image of sailing ship at lower center with inscription: "HALVE MAENE." Reverse depicts three seated allegorical female figures with naval attributes representing steam navigation; portrait in medallion suspended on ribbon overhead, flanked by two fluted columns and inscribed: "ROBERT FULTON/1765 1815"; distant seascape, at left, and Manhattan skyline, at right; inscription in exergue: "FIRST USE OF STEAM IN NAVIGATION/ON THE HUDSON RIVER/1807." Square white cardboard presentation case.
Gift of Miss Eva L. Guernsey
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "E.FUCHS"
Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "E.FUCHS"
Inscription: edge, lower center: "WHITEHEAD-HOAG"
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