Commencement of Cabinet 1859
Obverse: Bust of George Washington to right with inscription PARTER PATRIAE (FATHER OF THE COUNTRY)
Reverse: A Memorial of the Washington Cabinet May 1859 within a wreath of olive.
Engraver: Anthony C. Paquet
This medal was struck purely to add Director James Ross Snowden’s personal contribution to the large and growing list of Washington medals struck in the country. It may have been use at first for trading purposes in order to acquire other Washington medals for the mint cabinet. The medal was first struck within a few weeks after the date it bears. Also Baker-325
Population of Gold Specimens: 1 (This one) TOP POP (MS61)
Population of Silver Specimen: 2 Tied for Finest (MS64)
Population of Gold Specimens: 0
Gold, Possibly UNIQUE!
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