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Amerigo Vespucci Commemorative Plaquette

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Title:
Amerigo Vespucci Commemorative Plaquette
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Silver
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/16 x 3 x 3/16 in. ( 5.9 x 7.6 x 0.5 cm )
Date End: 
1 903
Description: 
Silver struck rectangular plaquette with obverse showing shoulder-length portrait of Vespucci, facing right, with a chart, studying first published map of the New World coasts bearing the name "America"; seal of American Numismatic Society with date "1903" and inscription: "AMERIGO VESPUCCI" at lower right. Reverse depicts mapmaker with projection globe including the New World, winds, and Earth's surface below.
Object Number: 
INV.4235
Gallery Label: 
This medal was the first of an American Numismatic Society series of medals of noted Americans who had offered distinguished service in the discovery and development of America and American history.
Date Begin: 
1903
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group