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George Washington (small military bust)

Obv: WASHINGTON & INDEPENDENCE / · 1783 · around a small laureate bust of Washington in uniform, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim Rev: UNITED STATES (curved) over a seated liberty with cap and pole, holding a laurel wreath, signed in exergue, T.W.I at left and E.S., the whole surrounded by...

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Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

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The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Early American (1700–1832), 1783


Soho Mint, Birmingham, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1202; Baker 4


Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 7.5 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.26 oz.)

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