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Valley Forge Centennial Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1127
Date: 
1878
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, bewlo bust truncation, at left: "BARBER"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Washington facing right with legend around border: "GEORGE WASHINGTON./COMMANDER IN CHIEF". Reverse has oak and laurel wreath enclosing inscription: "IN/COMMEMORATION/OF THE/DEPARTURE/OF THE/CONTINENTAL/ARMY/JUNE 19"; legend around border: "VALLEY FORGE CENTENNIAL./1778 - 1878."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group