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    (1800) Washington Funeral Urn Medal in Gold
    Baker-166, GW-70B, XF40

    Washington 1800 Funeral Urn Gold XF40 NGC. Baker-166, Fuld 3-B, Musante GW-70B. President Washington's death was a profound tragedy for the nation, and the American people grieved for months. Tributes were organized throughout the country to honor his memory. Three large memorial processions were held in Boston in early 1800; the public events were held on January 9 and February 22. The Masons had a separate procession on February 11 to honor their late "brother." Washington Funeral Urn medals were struck by Jacob Perkins of Newburyport, Massachusetts, in late 1799 or during the first few days of 1800, mere weeks after Washington's death on December 14, 1799. The obverse features a left-facing bust of Washington at the center, with a wreath encircling. Expressive of popular sentiment, the legend reads, HE IS IN GLORY, THE WORLD IN TEARS. On the reverse, a funeral urn inscribed GW in script lettering is surrounded by important dates in Washington's life. Examples were produced in gold, silver, copper, and white metal and holed for suspension. They were made for and sold to attendees of the Boston funeral procession on Thursday, January 9, 1800, where they were worn around the necks of mourners.

    This bright reddish-gold survivor exhibits modest wear, evidence of its use, while overall strike definition remains strong. An extremely rare gold funeral urn medal that will be a treasured prize for the successful bidder.
    Ex: Fred Werner; John J. Ford, Jr.; New England Rare Coins (3/14/1981); Donald G. Partrick.


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