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Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal

Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal
Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal
Title
Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal
Date 
1926
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
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".
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1926.81.1
Marks 
marked: on edge: "36" marked: on obverse in stone to left of figures: "ANS / NYHS" marked: on obverse, in exergue: "HM"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group