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    (1800) Washington Oval Funeral Medal, MS62
    By Jacob Perkins, Gold, Uniface
    Baker-169, Musante GW-75 (A)

    (1800) Washington Funeral Medal, Gold, Baker-169, Musante GW-75 (A), MS62 NGC. 25.6 grains. Uniface oval wafer, 25 x 31 mm. About one dozen examples are known of the rare oval gold Washington Funeral medal, executed in fine style by Massachusetts engraver Jacob Perkins in 1800. The medals were issued by Ebsen Moulton of Boston, and intended to be placed in lockets. A majority of survivors are holed and in lightly circulated grades. Those pieces were possibly worn at Washington's Boston funeral processions, held January 9, February 11 (Masons), and February 22, 1800. Others are known encased in lockets and jewelry, and one was inserted into the cover of a deluxe binding of Henry T. Tuckerman's book, The Character and Portraits of Washington. The present example is unholed and Uncirculated. It exhibits a sharp strike, and the semiprooflike sun-gold surfaces are smooth save for minor hairlines.
    Ex: John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's, 5/2004), lot 184; Donald G. Partrick.


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