President Ulysses S. Grant

dated 1873
Designed and engraved by William Barber (American, 1807–1879), and Charles E. Barber (American (born in England), 1840–1917)


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Julian PR-15

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 77 mm, 220.2 gm (3 1/16 in., 7.77 oz.)

Accession Number

2005.1150

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals

Obv: ULYSSES / S. GRANT. around a nude bust of Grant facing right, signed W & C BARBER in the field below the truncation of the shoulder, the whole surounded by a plain raised rim.
Rev: · PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES · / (ornament) / around a laurel wreath enclosing INAUGURATED / FIRST TERM / MARCH 4. 1869. / (ornament) / SECOND TERM / MARCH 4. 1873. / laurels, the whole surounded 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