Coast Survey (Bache) Life Saving Medal
diameter: 1 5/16 in. ( 3.4 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse bearing inscription within laurel wreath: "FOR/GALLANTRY/ AND HUMANITY/DEC. 1846." Reverse with inscription in a plain field: "THE/TREASURY DEPARTMENT/OF THE UNITED STATES/COAST SURVEY/TO"; space for engraving below.
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