United States Centennial Commemorative Medal

United States Centennial Commemorative Medal
Title
United States Centennial Commemorative Medal
Date 
1874
Medium 
Gilt copper
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description 
Gilt copper struck medal with obverse showing central allegorical female figure of Liberty rising from the ground, with sword in her right hand and left hand pointing toward thirteen stars in glory, date in exergue: "1776"; legend within beaded border: "THESE UNITED COLONIES ARE AND OF RIGHT OUGHT TO BE FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES." Reverse bears inscription at center within laurel wreath: "IN/COMMEMORATION/OF THE/HUNDREDTH/ANNIVERSARY/OF/AMERICAN/INDEPENDENCE"; legend around border: "BY AUTHORITY OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES/1876."
Object Number 
INV.3391F
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Creative: Tronvig Group