Treasury Department – First Class (1876)
Obverse: LIFE SAVING MEDAL OF THE FIRST CLASS above and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA below around the scene of three men in a lifeboat rescuing a sailor. PAQUET at bottom.
Reverse: Fame preparing to write on one side of a blank monument (for engraving) surrounded by a legend IN TESTIMONY OF HEROIC DEEDS IN SAVING LIFE FROM THE PERILS OF THE SEA. Eagle atop monument with space above for engraving and nautical emblems to the right of monument. In exergue: ACT OF CONGRESS JUNE 20TH 1874. PAQUET below nautical emblems.
Population 1 (NGC MS61PL)
Gold Content: 11.88oz (336.81gr)
03/10/17 gold @ 1,204.00. This medal has approx. $14,304.00 worth of gold in it.
Engraver: Anthony C. Paquet
Mintage: Possibly Unique
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