President Chester A. Arthur

dated 1881
Designed and engraved by Charles E. Barber (American (born in England), 1840–1917), and George T. Morgan (American (born in England), 1845–1925)


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Julian PR-22

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 77 mm, 210.2 gm (3 1/16 in., 7.41 oz.)

Accession Number

2005.1152

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals

Obv: CHESTER / A. ARTHUR around a nude bust of Arthur facing right, signed C. E. BARBER F. in the field below the truncation of the bust, the whole surrounded by a plain raised rim.
Rev: · PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES · / (ornament) / around a laurel wreath enclosing (ornament) / INAUGURATED / SEPTEMBER 20 / 1881 / (ornament), the whole surrounded by a plain raised rim.
Edge: plain.

Provenance

Cornelius C. Vermeule, III, by 1971; to the MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III