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Hall of Fame Medal

1900
Anton Scharff (Austrian, 1845–1903)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Diameter: .072; .004TH.

Accession Number

01.6214

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Medals

Vermeule: “Obv: Bust of George Washington, facing slightly left / GEORGE WASHINGTON. BORN 1732. DIED 1799. / signed A. SCHARFF. Rev: View of the Hall of Fame, inscribed above HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS. ERECTED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN 1900 / below on a tablet NEW YORK UNIVERSITY. CHARTERED MDCCCXXXI. UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS. PURCHASED MDCCCXCI. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE REMOVED MDCCCXCIV. THIS HALL OF FAME WAS COMPLETED MCM IN HONOR OF GREAT AMERI - CANS.

Stuck to commemorate the opening of the Hall of Fame, 1900. OBV: Bust of Washington turned towards right slighty. Inscription- “George Washington Born 1732. Died 1799. A Scharff”. REV: The Hall of Fame. Inscribed above- “Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Erected in the City of New York in 1900”. Below in a tablet- “New York University. Chartered MDCCCXXXI. University Heights. Purchased MDCCCXCI. University College removed MDCCCXCIV. This Hall of Fame was completed MCM in honor of Great Americans.”

Credit Line

Gift of Mauritius David, N.Y.