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Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal

Object Number: 
1926.81.1
Date: 
1926
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
marked: on edge: "36" marked: on obverse in stone to left of figures: "ANS / NYHS" marked: on obverse, in exergue: "HM"
Description: 
Silver medal struck for the American Numismatic Society and The New-York Historical Society to commemorate the purchase of Manhattan Island; obverse depicts two allegorical figures representing the intellectual and commercial progress of Manhattan, with the skyline in the distance and legend "NEW YORK CITY 1926"; reverse depicts group of Indians bartering with the Governor; in the background are sails and part of the hull of a Dutch ship; the whole surrounded by a string of wampum, with legend "1626" and in exergue "MANHATTAN".
Gallery Label: 
Commemorating the tercentenary of the purchase of Manhattan Island, this medal was jointly issued by the American Numismatic Society and the New-York Historical Society in 1926.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group