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    C. 1800 Washington Funeral Medal
    Baker-166A, Musante GW-70, AU53

    (1800) MEDAL Washington Funeral Urn Medal, Silver AU53 PCGS. Baker-166A, Fuld 1-B, Musante GW-70. Holed as made. Newburyport, Massachusetts engraver Jacob Perkins prepared the several sets of dies for the Washington Funeral medals, mostly similar to that offered here, although a rare variety exists with GW below the urn, and another rare variety is identified with a skull and crossbones motif instead of the urn on the reverse. Neil Musante reports that advertisements for these Perkins medals appeared as early as January 3, 1800.

    George Fuld identified several die pairs, including this 1-B die marriage that is the most plentiful variety. Medals from this die pair where struck in gold, silver, copper, and white metal (tin). The 1-B medals are the most plentiful of the various varieties, although they are scarce and in demand.

    This pleasing AU53 example has slightly reflective light gray fields that exhibit scattered marks. Delicate gold and pale blue toning enhance the eye appeal of this historically important piece. Population: 5 in 53 (1 in 53+), 4 finer (9/19).
    From The Alan V. Weinberg Collection, Part III. (NGC ID# D4P6, PCGS# 928)


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

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