Die and (2) impressions in box
Brass, wood, paper
Overall: 1 1/4 x 2 in. ( 3.2 x 5.1 cm )
Circular brass die with shield at center with image of rising or setting sun, seated allegorical female figures at either side, an eagle with outstretched wings above, and a banner inscribed with the word "EXCELSIOR" below; in cylindrical wooden box containing two circular impressions on off-white paper.
intaglio (inverted): on banner on face of die: "EXCELSIOR"
intaglio (inverted): on face of die, below insignia: "WEIGHT 5c[?]"
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