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    1894 Assay Commission Medal. PR64 Brown Uncertified. Julian AC-38, R.5. Copper, 33.7 mm., 300.9 grains. President Grover Cleveland faces to the right with the legend THE MINT OF THE UNITED STATES ANNUAL ASSAY 1894. Except for the changed date, this obverse is identical to the design used in 1886 and 1887. The reverse design depicts a woman in classical dress, seated and facing a cherub. The woman is holding one weight out of a set of weights being held by the cherub. She is holding a needle in her other hand, representing the touch stone method of assay. In exergue, below, is the phrase REM ACU, translated to "(You have touched) the matter with a needle." The complete phrase should be Tetigisti Rem Acu, although Julian noted that the verb Tetigisti is understood in the context of the inscription and design. This is a pleasing example with olive-brown surfaces accented by traces of chestnut color.
    Ex: Brand Collection, per our consignor.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# DMWD, PCGS# 661000)


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    September, 2006
    13th-16th Wednesday-Saturday
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