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George Washington (First in War, First in Peace)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 34 mm, 17.46 gm (1 5/16 in., 0.62 oz.)

Accession Number

98.1604

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Obv: A scalloped pattern of sylized stars and eagles surrounds a circle with the inscription GEORGE WASHINGTON / FIRST IN WAR, FIRST IN PEACE enclosing a military bust of Washington facing to the left. The rim is beaded.
Rev: Inscribed BORN , FEB. 11. 1732. (curved) / GENERAL / AMERICAN ARMIES, 1775 (curved) / RESIGNED, 1783 (curved) / PRESIDENT / 1789 TO 1796. / GENERAL / U.S. ARMY, 1798 (curved) / DIED, 1799 (curved); surrounded by a wreath of flowers and beaded rim.
Edge: plain.

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society