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George Washington (Liberty and Security) "Kempson's Pence"

Obv: Bust of Washington to left, enclosed by GEORGE WASHINGTON, the whole surrounded by plain circular rim Rev: A heraldic eagle surmounting a spade shaped shield with stars at right and bars to the left, enclosed by LIBERTY AND SECURITY, the whole surrounded by a plain rim of concentric...

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Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green

Early American (1700–1832), about 1795?

  • Designed and engraved by Thomas Wyon, English, born in 1767

Kempson & Son's Mint, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1254; Baker 30D?

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Medium or Technique

Gilt brass?




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