Green Point Savings Bank Medal
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Brass struck medal with obverse depicting naval combat. Reverse contains inscription within shield-like central panel, flanked by American flags: "COMBAT OF THE UNION MONITOR/AND THE CONFEDERATE MERRIMAC/IN HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA/MARCH 9TH 1862. THIS MARKED/THE FIRST ENGAGEMENT/BETWEEN IRONCLADS AND REVOLU-/TIONIZED NAVAL WARFARE./SOME OF THE PARTS WERE FABRICATED/IN BUFFALO AND IN TROY, N.Y. AND/SHIPPED FOR FINAL ASSEMBLY TO/THE CONTINENTAL IRON WORKS/GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN WHERE/THE VESSEL WAS CONSTRUCTED/AND LAUNCHED ON JANUARY/30TH 1862."; legend: "IN COMMEMORATION/THE GREEN POINT SAVINGS BANK."
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