Hudson Fulton Medal

Designed and engraved by Emil Fuchs (Austrian, 1866–1929), Struck by Whitehead & Hoag

Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Johnson 18


Diameter and weight: 64 mm, 105.8 gm (2 1/2 in., 3.73 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Americas, Europe



Obv: Columns and portico with a view of New York beyond, between the columns at the top a bust of Robert Fulton within a wreath, ROBERT FULTON / 1785 1815 below. Seated in front of the colums are three allegorical figures holding emblems of navigation and commerce, signed at the base: E FUCHS, with FIRST USE OF STEAM IN NAVIGATION / ON THE HUDSON RIVER / 1807 in the exergue.
Rev: Several figures on board a ship, surrounded by DISCOVERY OF (ornament) HUDSON RIVER BY (ornament) HENRY HUDSON (ornament) A · D · MDCIX / (ornament) THE AMERICAN / NUMISMATIC SOCIETY at left, HUDSON - FULTON / CELEBRATION COMM: at right, and HALVE MAENE to left and right of a ship at the bottom.


Sold Collectors Auctions Limited, Danbury, CT, September 7, 1990, lot 562, to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III; to MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III