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Root & Co., New York

U.S. Merchant (1845–1860)
1850s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Miller NY 732, Wright 914

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 10.1 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.36 oz.)

Accession Number

01.1711

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: ROOT. & CO. / DAGUERRIAN GALLERY. 365 BROADWAY. around a perched eagle with a shield on its chest and an olive branch and arrows in its talons with N.Y. below it, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Rev: FIRST (curved) / PREMIUM (curved) / AWARDED TO / ROOT. & CO. / FOR BEST / (straight line) / DAGUERROTYPES (curved), the whole enclosed by a large laurel wreath and surrounded by a beaded rim
Edge: milled

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins