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    1800 Washington Hero of Freedom Medal, MS64 Brown
    Struck Over a 1797 Cartwheel Two Pence
    Baker-79BA, Musante GW-81 (B)

    1800 Washington Hero of Freedom Medal, Baker-79BA, Musante GW-81 (B), Copper MS64 Brown NGC. 38mm. W. Elliott Woodward wrote in 1865 that the dies Obediah Westwood used to strike these Washington memorial medals "were used as paving blocks to form a garden walk in Birmingham, England." This rare bronze medal is struck over a 1797 Cartwheel two pence with evidence of the undertype readily apparent around the borders on both sides. While the obverse is fully struck, a die defect obscures ORN and (O)F H (UMAN) at the central reverse. Glossy mahogany-brown surfaces exhibit a few specks of carbon in the fields left and right of Washington's portrait, but contact is minimal. Overall preservation is excellent and far exceeds the typical survivor.
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