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    1881 Assay Commission Medal. PR63 Brown Uncertified. Julian AC-20, R.5. Copper, 33.6 mm., 350.3 grains. The obverse is the same design as the 1880 medal with President Hayes facing left. The inscription is the same, except the date has been changed. The reverse has standing figures of Liberty (holding a small container of coins) and Justice (holding scales) in front of a coin press. In exergue, NE QUID DETRIMENTI RESPUBLICA CAPIAT, which translates to "Let Not the State Receive Any Harm." C.E.B. on the exergual line at left identifies Charles Barber as the engraver of the reverse die. Mostly matte surfaces with reddish mahogany-brown color, the obverse field highly reflective.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 661000)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    September, 2006
    13th-16th Wednesday-Saturday
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