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Valley Forge Centennial Medal

Valley Forge Centennial Medal
Valley Forge Centennial Medal
Title
Valley Forge Centennial Medal
Date 
1878
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Description 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Washington facing right with legend: "GEORGE WASHINGTON/COMMANDER IN CHIEF". Reverse has oak and laurel wreath surrounding inscription: "IN/COMMEMORATION/OF THE/DEPARTURE/OF THE/CONTINENTAL/ARMY/JUNE 19"; legend within line border: "VALLERY FORGE CENTENNIAL./1778-1878."
Object Number 
1126
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "BARBER"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group