Printed Auction 39 Aftersale Lot 334

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British Evacuating New York

Printed Auction 39 Aftersale Lot 334

UNITED STATES. George Washington. Bronze medal. 17.38 gm. 32 mm. Bust by Anthony Paquet. 1883. Bust of George Washington right; GEORGE WASHINGTON around / Laurel leaf wreath; inside in 7 lines: 1883 NEW YORK EVACUATED BY THE BRITISH NOV. 25. 1783 1783. Baker 460. GW 1013 (S). FDC; superb. Musante notes: "Often seen suspended from an eagle shaped hanger." (His price guide values this piece in UNC at $1000 to $1200.)

A similar piece, Baker 459, was offered in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania sale (Lot 20704, $1560) but the sale did not include an example of this piece celebrating the same centennial.


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