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Obv: TH. JEFFERSON PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. A.D. 1801 around a bust of Thomas Jefferson facing left, the whole surrounded by a raised rim. Rev: PEACE (curved) / a crossed tomahawk and pipe / AND (curved) / two clasped hands, one with three buttons on the cuff and one with an eagle / FRIENDSHIP...

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Collected by Cornelius C. Vermeule, grandfather of the donor, during the 1880s while serving in the U.S. Senate; by descent to the donor, Cornelius C. Vermeule, III; to the MFA, 2005.

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Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

designed 1803; restruck after 1861

  • Designed and engraved by John Reich, American (born in Bavaria), 1768–1833
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United States

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Numismatics, Medals