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George Washington (Fit Keystone)

1876
Designed by Isaac F. Wood (American, died 1895), Engraved by George Hampden Lovett (American, active 1848–1893)


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Baker 408B

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 32 mm, 9.85 gm (1 1/4 in., 0.35 oz.)

Accession Number

98.1627

Medium or Technique

White Metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Obv: A nude bust of Washington facing to the right enclosed within a wreath and set onto a keystone. Inscribed 1732 to the left and 1799 to the right. A crown and eagle is above and the monogram WC(?) is below. The whole is surrounded by a beaded rim.
Rev: Inscribed FIT KEYSTONE (curved) / IN THE / TRIUMPHAL / ARCH / WHICH SPANS (curved) / THE NATION’S CENTURY, a banner at the top is inscribed 1776 WASHINGTON 1876 and signed I.F.W. / DES within the banner to the left and G.H.L. / FEC to the right.
Edge: Plain.

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society