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    Washington Before Boston Medal, SP61
    First Paris Mint Issue, GW-09-P1

    (Circa 1789) Washington Before Boston Medal, First Paris Mint Issue, SP61 PCGS. Baker-47B, Betts-542, Musante GW-09-P1. Bronze, 68 mm. The Washington Before Boston medal is #2 in the 100 Greatest Medals and Tokens reference, behind only the Libertas Americana. The design has been restruck several times, both in Paris and Philadelphia, but the present piece is the original issue. It exhibits die chips near the M in SVPREMO, the E in ADSERTORI, and the O in HOSTIBUS. Part of the COMITIA AMERICANA medal series. This is a well struck and unworn chocolate-brown specimen with a blush of steel-blue toning on the right obverse field. The lower obverse exhibits a few minor ticks.

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

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