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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Medal

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Medal
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Medal
Title
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Medal
Date 
1889
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of Benjamin Harrison facing left with legend: "BENJAMIN HARRISON"; all within beaded border. Reverse contains inscription at center enclosed within open laurel wreath: "INAUGURATED/PRESIDENT/OF THE/UNITED STATES/MARCH 4/1889"; all within beaded border.
Object Number 
165
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "C.E.BARBER. F."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group