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100th Anniversary of American Independence Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3430
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group