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    Circa 1805 Sansom Medal in Silver
    Baker-71, Musante GW-58, MS62
    Original Dies, One of Six Confirmed

    (circa 1805) Medal Washington Sansom Medal, Baker-71, Musante GW-58, Silver, MS62 NGC. Joseph Sansom's medal of George Washington was based directly on an earlier English medal by the Birmingham engraver Thomas Halliday. Sansom commissioned John Reich to copy the Halliday design, and the medals were struck at the U.S. Mint, being among the first produced there. An advertisement put out by Sansom and reproduced by Neil Musante in Medallic Washington (2016) described the medal as "the most splendid monument that has yet been raised to the memory of Washington." Musante cites a population of "About six known" in silver from the original dies, identified by the tip of the sword between CY in PRESIDENCY, among other differences. Originals also exist in bronze and white metal, and they are far more plentiful. The present silver rarity represents an early impression from the dies without any evidence of rust. Scattered ticks appear over surfaces toned in gunmetal-gray patina with added accents of gold and blue throughout.
    Ex: Stack's (5/1993), lot 92; Martin Paul; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.


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