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United States Centennial Medal

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Obv: IN COMMEMORATION OF THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. / ACT OF CONGRESS JUNE 1874 surrounds a rope circle enclosing a standing figure of Liberty who is placing wreaths upon the heads of the bowed figures of Industry and Art; on the platform below them is 1876. Rev: THE...

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Acquired sometime in the 1980s from Stack's in New York by Cornelius C. Vermeule, III (through Carl W. A. Carlson); to the MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

dated 1876

Object Place

United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Julian CM-11


Diameter and weight: 58 mm, 105.7 gm (2 5/16 in., 3.73 oz.)

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Numismatics, Medals