Centennial Reception Medal (To Aid St. John's Guild Floating Hospital)
Designed by Isaac F. Wood (American, died 1895)
Object Place: United States
Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 10.43 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.37 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obv: Inscribed TO AID ST JOHN’S-GUILD’-FLOATING-HOSPITAL around a nude bust of Washington facing to the right and surrounded by thirteen stars with WOOD’S SERIES “C” NO.5 and G.H.L. below and the whole surrounded by a beaded rim. The “C” in the inscription looks like a modified “O”.
Rev: Inscribed CENTENNIAL RECEPTION, BALL, & TEA-PARTY. / N.Y. around FEBY 22ND 1876 / ACADEMY OF MUSIC enclosing a bust of Martha Washington facing to the left.
Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society