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Mint and Treasury "Commencement of Cabinet - 1859" Medalet

Object Number: 
1129
Date: 
ca. 1859
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 13/16 in. ( 2.1 cm )
Description: 
Silver struck medalet with obverse depicting clothed bust of Washington facing right with legend above: "PATER PATRIAE." Reverse bears inscription at center, surrounded by wreath of olive: "A/MEMORIAL/OF THE/WASHINGTON/CABINET/MAY 1859."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group