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    1891 Assay Commission Medal. MS64 Uncertified. Julian AC-34, R.5. Copper, 33.6 mm., 331.8 grains. William Windom faces right, his name in the field. Around, THE MINT OF THE UNITED STATES, and below, ANNUAL ASSAY 1891. The reverse motif is an assayer at work, with the legend SCIENTIA CORONAT OPUS, translated to "Knowledge Crowns the Work."
    Wonderful reddish-tan surfaces exhibit a hint of light olive color. The surfaces are glossy and satiny. Significant strike doubling is evident on all of the obverse letters, in some instances appearing to be tripled. This specimen has bolder doubling than either of the other examples in the present sale. (NGC ID# AL86, PCGS# 661000)


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