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    Washington Before Boston Medal, 1790. 68 mm. Bronze. Engraved by Simon Duvivier, the figure of Washington is modeled after the bust by Houdon. The Latin legend on the obverse reads TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE ARMY, ASSERTOR OF LIBERTY, THE AMERICAN CONGRESS. The reverse is a highly detailed depiction of the British evacuation of Boston from Dorchester Heights. The reverse inscription translates THE ENEMY FOR THE FIRST TIME PUT TO FLIGHT. Struck from the original dies in the Paris mint sometime in the early 1790s with dies ordered and paid for the Continental Congress. Deep, glossy brown patina with only minor surface marks for a medal of this size. Choice About Uncirculated with only slight friction seen on the highest portions of the design. (PCGS# 10367)

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    July, 1993
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