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United States Centennial Medal

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Obv: THE UNITED COLONIES ARE, AND OF RIGHT OUGHT TO BE, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES. surrounds a rope circle enclosing a rising figure of Liberty who is laying down her sword and reaching upwards towards a circle of thirteen stars and rays of glory, in the exergue is the date 1776. Rev: BY...

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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-10


Diameter and weight: 38 mm, 22.8 gm (1 1/2 in., 0.8 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt metal or brass




Numismatics, Medals