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    Franklin Institute Medal Designed by Christian Gobrecht

    1874 Franklin Institute Silver Medal in Original Case of Issue Silver, plain edge, 51 mm, R.6, toned Uncirculated and listed as GM91 in Greenslet's reference volume The Medals of Franklin. Mint Designer-Engraver Christian Gobrecht (1785-1844) was responsible for many medal and coinage designs, including most notably the Gobrecht dollars and the long running Seated Liberty coinage. Obverse: Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania (around the bust of Franklin facing left); 1824 (below the bust); Gobrecht F. on the (truncation of bust). Reverse: Reward Of Skill and Ingenuity (a wreath of oak and olive branches around); inscribed: To H Froemner Philada. Pa. for Fine Balances. 1874. Whoever this person was, he was a prolific exhibitor as we sold in our September 2006 sale (lot 6855) a silver and bronze pair to the same person for $1,400. This medal comes with the original case of issue, a bit worn. (NGC ID# CCNX, PCGS# 661030)

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

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    September, 2007
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