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Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Medal

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Medal
Title
Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Medal
Date 
1879
Medium 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Description 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Ulysses Grant with legend: "ULYSSES S. GRANT." Reverse contains inscription within laurel wreath: "INAUGURATED/FIRST TERM/MARCH 4. 1869./SECOND TERM/MARCH 4. 1878."; legend around line border: "PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES."
Object Number 
1966.147
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "W & C BARBER F."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group