The object has a raised body, applied floral concave decoration above the shoulder and exuberant floral decoration around the perimeter.
“Presented by the Merchants Bank, Boston to Mark Healey, January 1837 / on his resignation of the Presidency of the Bank” engraved on front.
“JONES, LOWS & BALL / Boston / Pure Silver Coin / Boston,” each in a rectangle and arranged to form a rough square, struck on bottom. The retailer’s and place names are in roman letters; the quality mark in italics.
Fashioned for Mark Healey (1791 – 1876), m. Caroline Foster (1800 – 1871) in 1821; by descent to their daughter Caroline Wells Healey (1822 – 1912) and Charles Henry Appleton Dall (1816 – 1886), m. 1844; to their son William Healey Dall (1845 – 1927) and Annette Whitney (1859 – 1943), m. 1880; to their daughter Marion Dall (1882 – 1962); to her son Mark Healey Dall (1915 – 2000), who retained the Dall family name, and Pauline Kingsland Dall (b. 1920), m. 1947, who made the gift in her husband’s name.
Gift of Mark Healey Dall