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    Undated (1867?) MS Cyrus Field Medal by Lovett-- Rim Damage -- NGC Details. Unc Details. White metal. 51 mm. Field laid two trans-Atlantic cables, one in 1858 and the second in 1867. He was awarded a gold medal at the International Exposition in Paris in 1867. This is a different medal "PRESENTED ... BY A FEW OF HIS FRIENDS FOR HIS PERSEVERANCE IN SUPERINTg THE LAYING OF THE ATLANTIC TELEGh CABLE. Most of the original brightness remains, while there is deterioration evident around the rims. Struck from heavily rusted dies, engraved by G.H. Lovett.
    From The Virgil Brand Collection


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    25th Monday
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