Silver struck medal with obverse showing figure of Liberty holding laurel wreath and pole surmounted by Phrygian cap; at left are tools of agriculture and sailing ship in the background; at right. symbols of American state and cornucopia; legend above: "AMERICAN INSTITUTE."; inscription in exergue: "NEW YORK." Reverse has space for engraving at center, surrounded by laurel and oak wreath, with legend: "AWARDED / TO / Davids & Black / For Beautiful Specimens / OF SEALING WAX / 1847".
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