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George Washington (Draped bust)

Early American (1700–1832)
dated 1783


Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1192? or copy?

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 11.3 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.4 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1151

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: WASHINGTON & INDEPENDENCE / · 1783 · around a large laureate draped bust of Washington, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Rev: UNITED STATES (curved) over a seated liberty with cap and pole, holding a laurel wreath, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Edge: plain

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse