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100th Anniversary of American Independence Medal

100th Anniversary of American Independence Medal
Title
100th Anniversary of American Independence Medal
Date 
1876
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Description 
Machine-carved wooden medal with obverse showing nude bust of Washington facing right with surrounding legend: "GEORGE WASHINGTON/BORN FEB. 22. 1732. DIED DEC. 14. 1799." Reverse bears inscription: "GREAT/INTERNATIONAL/EXHIBITION/FAIRMOUNT PARK/PHILADELPHIA/4TH OF JULY/1876" surrounded by legend: "THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE."
Object Number 
INV.3430
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group