Zachary Taylor Presidential Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3516
Date: 
1850
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 5/16 in. ( 5.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: below bust, at center: "C.C.WRIGHT F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Zachary Taylor facing right with legend: "ZACHARY TAYLOR." Reverse bears inscritpion withing corded border: "GENERAL/ZACHARY TAYLOR,/BORN/ IN ORANGE COUNTY, V.A./NOVEMBER 2.1784./ENTERED THE U.S. ARMY./MAY 3.1808./ELECTED PRESIDENT OF/THE U.S.DECEMBER1848/DIED JULY 9.1850."
Gallery Label: 
There is no proof that this medal was struck in the mint.
Bibliography: 
R.W. Julian, Medals of the United States Mint: The First Century, 1792-1892 (The Token and Medal Society, 1977), p. 85 (PR-11).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group