Printed Auction 38 Lot 340

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Printed Auction 38 Lot 340

UNITED STATES. George Washington. 1732-1799. Presidency Resigned, white metal. 23.18 gm. 37 mm. By Thomas Wyon. 1797. His uniformed bust left; WYON in small letters on truncation; GEORGE WASHINGTON around (the first obverse) / GENERAL OF THE AMERICAN ARMIES 1775 RESIGN'D THE COMMAND 1783 ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1789 RE-ELECTED 1793. RESIGN'D 1797 in nine lines. Musante 63 (VR). Baker 66. Very Fine or better detail; surface roughness.

Musante cites Woodward's cataloging of this piece in the 1864 sale of the John McCoy collection; "In the McCoy sale, under lot 2396, Woodward wrote that this medal was 'of the highest possible rarity.'" I was unable to find any price records for this piece, though in looking for approximate comparables an AU example of Baker 70-C was sold in 2017 by Stephen Album for $3250 plus commissions. (AD)

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