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"Wood's Series" Washington Monument Medal

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White metal
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "LOVETT" Inscription: obverse, on lower left of field: "I.F.W. DES." Inscription: obverse, on lower right of field: "G.H.L. FEC."
White metal struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Washington facing right, in central circle, with legend inside circle: "1775 - 100 YEARS - 1875"; legend outside circle, around border: "FIRST IN WAR AND IN PEACE/LAST IN SECURING." Reverse shows infinished obelisk that divides vertical inscription: "WASHINGTON/D.C."; legend above: "(PRESIDENCY OF U.S.GRANT)/WOOD'S SERIES "C" NO. 3"; legend around border: "A MONUMENT./CORNER STONE LAID 1848 - COMPLETED 1876."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group